Canned goods for salon services
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 30, 2014

It’s not uncommon for average college students to “trim the fat” off their budgets as soon as a new school semester begins.

Little things like a night out or regularly getting a good haircut or manicure starts to fall to the wayside, as other things like textbooks and parking passes start to take their place.

But if you can afford a can of traditional spaghetti sauce, which only costs $1.02 at Target, you can treat yourself to a fresh manicure or haircut from the cosmetology students at City College.

The cosmetology school at City College

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By | Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 27, 2014

The City College Transfer Center hosted its 19th annual Transfer Day Sept. 22 on the quad with over 60 universities in attendance. Students were able to browse materials and meet with representatives from various institutions across the country.

Victoria Sanderson said she was encouraged by a counselor to window-shop the different schools while she was sitting in the Student Center during her lunch break.

“I really was surprised to find a school with exactly what I was interested in,” said Sanderson, who is considering a future career in publishing. “I have been before, and they usually don’t have the major I am interested in.”

From California universities to New York art and film schools, the annual event offered students a chance to explore educational opportunities they may not have otherwise considered, according to the Transfer Center.

For more information regarding transferring and educational planning, visit the Transfer Center’s website at or call at (916) 558-2181.

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City College goes Beyond the Dream
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 23, 2014

City College welcomes back Alianza’s 2nd Annual Beyond the Dream Conference. The Dream Conference will be held in the Student Center here at City College on Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Beyond the Dream Conference is an outreach conference for undocumented high school students, known as DREAMERS, created by college students.

“[The conference is a way to] give back to our community because we know that information needs to be shared,” said City College Learning Resource

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Transfer Day takes over City College next Monday
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 20, 2014

City College’s 19th annual Transfer Day is coming up, and the Transfer Center is expecting a record-breaking number of colleges to attend from throughout the country.

Transfer Day will occupy the entire quad Monday, Sept. 22.

“The main function of the Transfer Day is to really give students as much exposure as possible to as many colleges and universities,” said Shannon Giley, Transfer Center director.

“We actually provide them with a list of questions that they can talk to the different colleges with,” Giley said. “They can ask the questions that they have on the questionnaire, and to really get some insight [into] the schools about their admissions, their GPA requirements, their unit requirements, application deadlines and so forth.”

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Week of Welcome brings food and fun for new students
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 9, 2014

Few things are more intimidating than starting your first year of college, being a freshman again and lowest on the totem pole.

To ease the transition, City College has an initiated an entire Week of Welcome aimed to make new college students feel better about attending a new school and create a positive first-year experience.

City college has planned for one event to take place everyday this week starting Monday Sept. 8 until Friday Sept. 12.

Everything offered during this week spans from a Meet the Administrators day, to a free ice cream social, a photo opportunity with the City College Panther and even a free movie showing with popcorn included.

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Playwrights, ghosts and mermaids
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 9, 2014

Theater students and professors are gearing up for several upcoming plays at City College. The following plays and festival are scheduled for the fall semester.

29 ½-Hour Playwriting Festival

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m

Art Court Theatre, Performing Arts Center

29 ½-Hour Playwriting Festival is a play that occurs once a year in September and is a City Theatre tradition.

“We’re going to have different writers, different directors and different actors,” said theater technician Scott Bailey. “So it’s called 29 ½-Hour

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City College alums come to take back the mat
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 8, 2014

This Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the annual Alumni Wrestling Scrimmage, a tradition that was started back during the 1980-1981 fall term at City College.

This year, Coach David Pacheco and the wrestling team have decided to take it “back to the roots” of the annual scrimmage and run the event just as they did 35 years ago.

Matches will be three rounds at 1 1/2 minutes running time each. Half-minute break between rounds are available at the alumni’s discretion. Alumni have the choice of starting positions in the second round no matter what the score. All scoring, both matches and team, are unofficial. The clock runs continuously unless there is an injury or equipment failure.

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City College Faculty Art Show at Kondos Gallery
By | Features Editor
Sept. 8, 2014

City College’s Kondos Gallery is currently hosting the Faculty Art Exhibit. The opening reception was held Thursday, Sept. 4, and the exhibit will run through Sept. 25.

The Faculty Art Exhibit highlights the work of City College art professors. Faculty exhibits give students a chance to see the artwork of the professors whose classes they may be attending in the future, according to Art Department Instructional Assistant Jennifer Griffin.

“Faculty shows are traditional at colleges,” said Griffin, “because the students really like to see what the professors do, what their art looks like, and whether they want to take their class based on their artwork.”

The exhibit features the work of the following City College professors: Frank Zamora, Chris Daubert,

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Friday last chance sign-up for Welcome Day
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2, 2014

Sept. 5 is the last day for City College departments, organizations and clubs to submit the required forms to participate in Welcome Day on Sept. 11.

Hosted by Student Leadership and Development, Welcome Day invites the City College campus community to welcome new and returning students to City College.

“The event will feature department resources and organizations on campus,” said Student Affairs Specialist Christopher Torres. “[Welcome Day] is an effort to help the campus community get plugged-in with each other, to help new students get an idea of what’s available to them.”

Welcome Day will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the City College quad.

SLD encourages the community to serve the students by volunteering for the lunchtime and evening barbeques.

“It’s a great volunteer opportunity for the campus community,” said Torres. “I open it up for anybody to volunteer: students, faculty and staff.”

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By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2, 2014

The Chicano/Latino Student Welcome event will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 4., in the Student Center on campus.

The event is sponsored by the City College Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association and the Cultural Awareness Center.

“The Latino Faculty and Staff Association is committed to providing students the knowledge, personal attributes and skills to succeed at SCC and to fully live and work in a diverse world,” said Learning Resources Division Dean Rhonda Rios Kravitz. “The Latino Student Welcome is designed to showcase and celebrate our students as well as our faculty and staff.”

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