By | Staff Writer
Nov. 19, 2014

Despite starting late because of rain, the Boys and Men of Color Resources Fair brought many people together Nov. 13-14 in the Student Center at City College.

The event, sponsored by City College’s Brown Issues, featured music, stories and resources to help hundreds of Chicano/Latino high schoolers make their way to college.

Sol Collective speaker Dre T got the crowd going with call and response.

“You got something to say,” he shouted.

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City College Express editor shares her story
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Nov. 13, 2014

Most college writers polish their essays for professors’ eyes. Even most published writers toil over their words, sometime for years, in hopes of producing work that will touch readers in a meaningful way. One City College student’s homework for a journalism class has achieved both goals.

City College Express Managing Editor Meg Masterson will sign copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength” Thursday, Nov. 13, in Sacramento.

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Removing barriers to higher education
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Nov. 12, 2014

Brown Issues is hosting The Boys and Men of Color Resources Fair Nov. 13-14 at the City College Student Center.

A student organization that addresses issues hindering the growth of Chicano/Latino people, Brown Issues is bringing together campus and community resources for the two-day event. The fair will target 200-300 high school students expected to attend and educate them about the opportunities available to them upon graduation.

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Surviving domestic violence
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 8, 2014

Hosted by Tamara Knox, the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop was held Oct. 24 at the Student Center on campus.

The all-day event was full of helpful information and powerful, emotional stories.

With a focus on domestic violence survival, inspirational speakers shared their stories, along with resources to help spread information for people in violent relationships.

Carla Fleming, vocalist for Carla Fleming’s Jazz Band, spoke and performed at the event. Her tale of domestic violence survival was one of many featured at the event.

Carla Fleming was with her abuser since she was 15 years old. He had threatened her family and even used to fight with her family.

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Sunspot and rare partial solar eclipse viewed on campus
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 1, 2014

Students witnessed the largest sunspot in almost a quarter-century on Oct. 23 while viewing a rare partial solar eclipse through powerful telescopes from the Physics, Astronomy and Geology Department.

“It’s the largest [sunspot] I’ve ever seen,” said said City College astronomy coordinator and professor of astronomy Liam McDaid.

The phenomonal sunspot named AR12192 is the largest in 24 years and created solar flares intense enough to interfere with global communication systems according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

Sunspots are areas on the sun where intense magnetic fields are moving. Sunspot AR12192 is about 80,000 miles wide. The sunspot is 10 times the width of Earth and just shy of the width of Jupiter. It appears through a telescope as a light region with a dark spot near the center.

“You can see shifting magnetic fields that appear as lines when looking through the h-alpha [telescope],” said McDaid.

Students initially gathered at the Mohr Hall courtyard to see a partial solar eclipse. The moon blocked an entire 40 percent of the sun during the eclipse at about 3:27 p.m.

“It doesn’t really happen that often,” student Philo Kwan said about the  eclipse.

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Staying ahead of the transfer curve
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 1, 2014

November is a busy month for any college student. Not only do students need to get their grades in order before the fall semester comes to a close, but it is also time for students who are looking to transfer to a UC or CSU next fall, to make sure their applications are completed and submitted by the upcoming Nov. 30 deadline.

The City College Transfer Center has a plethora of resources available for students to take advantage of. Not only does the center have staff members available to help students plan for their academic future, but it is also hosting a number of events aimed to help students make educated decisions about

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Bringing the fun in fundraising
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 28, 2014

The City College community enjoyed three days of food, music and craft booths last week during the twice-a-year festival sponsored by Student Leadership and Development.

The Fall Arts & Crafts Faire, which ended Thursday, Oct. 23, was meant to “bring the community together to see what local and non-local vendors have,” said SLD student assistant Annalea Padilla. “I think we accomplished that.”

Padilla said she found the crafted jewelry particularly enjoyable.

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A sign of the Cultural Awareness Center.
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 22, 2014

As part of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City College Cultural Awareness Center will host a workshop on the subject Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop’s goal is to explore the pain of abuse and to provide resources in the community to help victims survive, cope, heal and grow, according to Tamara Knox of the Cultural Awareness Center.

The workshop will create an environment to discuss healthy relationships for both men and women who may have experienced

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Death and marriage
By | Guest Writer
Oct. 21, 2014

The media are obsessed with missing and/or murdered wives. Every year there seems to be some sort of scandal of a bored housewife killing her child or a disloyal husband killing his loyal pregnant wife, therefore technically killing two people.

In high-profile female murder cases, the news media tend to bring the most focus on the victim’s story. The film “Gone Girl”, however, focuses on the side of the disloyal husband. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is a struggling writer who is having an affair with one of his students. His wife is Amy Dunne (Rosamond Pike), who is rich because she is the inspiration of her parent’s children’s book franchise based on a her childhood.

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