FLC's ‘Spring Awakening’ must-see finale 4/13
By | Associate Copy Editor
April 12, 2014

I approached “Spring Awakening” with a certain degree of anti-hype. After all, just because the show won the 2007 Tony Award for best musical doesn’t necessarily guarantee it to be up-to-snuff, as evidenced by the 2010 best musical award winner “Memphis,” which was a terrible experience on Broadway Sacramento’s stage.

The Folsom Lake College Falcon’s Eye Theatre production of “Spring Awakening” at the Harris Center for the Arts, however, is excellent.

Lead actors Elio Gutierrez and Holly Wilson, as Melchior and Wendla, expertly carry this production based on a controversial late-19th century German play about teenagers discovering their sexuality and the painful truths about abortion, child abuse and suicide.

» Read More

Writers‘ words of wisdom
By | Staff Writer
March 9, 2014

Journalism students received an inside look at modern professional journalism from two award-winning journalists at the “Journalism in a High-Tech World” event Feb. 18 on campus.

Columbia University graduate Ericka Blount Danois and Columbia University Journalism Professor Samuel G. Freedman spoke to about 40 City College and Cosumnes College journalism students and faculty in the Cultural Awareness Center.

“There was so much I didn’t know,” said Danois while speaking about the early stages of her career working for then-new hip-hop magazines such as The Source, interviewing influential hip-hop artists such as …

» Read More

By | Staff Writer
March 6, 2014

Rain clouds will give way to mostly clear skies March 7 in perfect time for nighttime stargazing during City College’s astronomy program’s Open Observatory.

Everyone 5 years or older is invited to enjoy night-sky viewing Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. inside City College’s observatory located on Rodda South’s fourth floor.

According to City College’s astronomy coordinator Liam McDaid, Jupiter will be in the best position Friday for viewing than it has in more than 10 years. The position of Jupiter gives gazers an opportunity to see three of its four bright moons.

Also viewable during Open Observatory is M42 (the finest nebula visible), several open clusters (such as M35), and a striking quarter moon.

The event takes place the first Friday of each month through May and is free, weather-permitting. Call for weather updates Fridays before 6 p.m. at (916) 558-2423.

» Read More

By |
March 6, 2014

City College Student Leadership and Development will host Student Welcome Day March 6 at the Davis Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Students are invited to get plugged into clubs and events, and department resources at the Davis Center by attending Student Welcome Day Thursday.

Complements of Student Leadership and Development, the event includes live music and entertainment during a hot dog and barbeque lunch noon to 1 p.m..

The Davis Campus is located at 1720 Jade St. in Davis.

» Read More

By | Online Editor in Chief
Feb. 24, 2014

While American Heart Month lasts through February, maintaining or improving heart health doesn’t stop at 28 days. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, better heart health is a journey “that can last a lifetime.”

To help the campus observe American Heart Month, City College President Kathryn Jeffery invited everyone at City College to join her for a walk around the Hughes Stadium track at the launch of Come Walk With Me, a campaign to promote a heart healthy campus.

» Read More

SCC presents HAIRitage
By | Online Photo Editor
Feb. 22, 2014

HAIRitage, an exhibit about barbershops and their rich history of building community told through fine art and photography, opened Feb. 8.

Print, photography, poetry and art explore the culture of barbershops at the exhibition. The Cultural Awareness Center and the Learning Resource Center hosted a Second Saturday opening, featuring authors Marichal J Brown and Gerry “Gos” Simpson.

» Read More

‘Live Nude Girls Unite!’ film
By | Online Photo Editor
Feb. 19, 2014

Sex + City’s Feb. 13 presentation of the documentary “Live Nude Girls Unite!” gave City College audience members an in-depth look into the world of peep shows, lap dancing, and stripping.

“Live Nude Girls Unite!” highlights the historical unfair treatment of female adult entertainers and the issues they face: racism, lack of privacy, harassment and unequal pay. Most women in the film are college-educated and worked at the now defunct Lusty Lady peep show—the world’s only unionized gentleman’s club.

The film documents continuing unsatisfactory working conditions that led to a strike in hopes of helping dancers attain better working conditions.

» Read More

By | Staff Writer
Feb. 18, 2014

The Cultural Awareness Center will host a discussion sessions with Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism professors Ericka Blount Danois and Samuel G. Freedman about important issues in the changing world of Journalism today Feb. 18.

The Civil Rights Moment and Popular Culture session is a general public meeting scheduled at 6:30 p.m. in the CAC, during which the professors will discuss their books “Breaking the Line” and “Love, Peace and Soul” respectively, according to the CAC.

Danois is an award-winning author who has worked for several major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, ESPN: The Magazine, the Washington Post, and Spin magazine. Danois writes covering topics that include pop-culture, music and sports.

Freedman is a The New York Times columnist who has authored seven published books. Freedman’s book “The Inheritance” is a 1997 Pulitzer Prize finalist while four other of his books have been on the Times Notable Books of the Year list.

More information about the discussion session is available by contacting the CAC at (916) 558-2155.

» Read More

Design makes smart of art
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 15, 2014

The current exhibition, “Design” at City College’s Kondos Gallery, features functional art pieces of four designers. Each piece displayed through Feb. 27 shows off the possibilities of stylized design in the home.

» Read More

Sex + City wraps up 2/13
By | News Editor
Feb. 11, 2014

During the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, a group of City College clubs will present Sex⊕City, a campaign of events promoting the sex positivity movement.

Sex Positivity is a social movement that “seeks to promote healthy concepts about topics related to human sexuality through a stigma-free educational environment,”according to the event’s official website.

Sac City Freethinkers faculty adviser and graphic communication Professor Don Button said …

» Read More