Features

City Theater hosts 29½ Hour Playwriting Festival
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An audience gathered Sept. 14 at City College’s Performing Arts Center to watch several new plays written just one day before the show.

City Theater launched its 15th annual 29ó Hour Playwriting Festival Sept. 13 when it presented a challenge to eight aspiring playwrights. Each playwright was tasked with writing a 10-minute play that incorporated the following prompt: “A cup in my car. A = bandlight on the rosebush. Not from Hamlet.”

The theme, according to City College Theater Professor Luther Hanson, who also coordinated the festival, was tailored in the style of a Zen riddle to force the playwrights to write something unusual.

“I think it’s fun to give the writers a theme and watch their heads explode,” said Hanson.

“Last year’s [theme] was ‘Brrr, that’s a cold fusion.’” City Theater actor Juan Ramos participated this year as a playwright. This was his third time doing the festival and Ramos, said this year’s prompt was more difficult than his previous experiences.

“I do it for the challenge because you have no idea what the theme is going to be,” said Ramos.

The guidelines for each play were as follows: each…» Read More



Communications professor broadens students’ horizons
By | Guest Writer
Sept. 27

Throughout your college career, you will meet professors who will hold your hand through the semester, sugar coat everything and make class a breeze to complete. Not professor Kimberly Church.

Church has been teaching at City College since 2001. She has developed a deep understanding and respect for community colleges and the students who are attending and dedicated to learning. She incorporates not only the importance of communication in her courses, but the need to be an active member of society.

“Anyone who knows Kimberly Church has

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Students consider transfer opportunities
By | Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 27

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 www.scc.losrios.edu/transfercenter or call at (916) 558-2181.

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City Theatre wins big at Elly Awards
By | Managing Editor
Sept. 27

City Theatre took home five awards at the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance’s Elly Award Ceremony on Sunday, including the award for Best Overall Production in a Comedy for “Scapino!”

While California Stage Company earned bragging rights as the most-awarded theater of the year with six wins, City Theatre was right behind, tied for the second-most with Green Valley Theatre Company. Both companies took home five awards.

The company with the third-most awards was Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake

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Bands, banners and barbeque
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 16

Students and visitors who made it out to City College Sept. 11, were delighted by live music, $3 barbecue lunches and school clubs competing for their attention.

Centrally located in the quad, a nearly 12-foot banner proclaimed in all caps: “WELCOME DAY.” Music resounded across campus, in a cover of the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.

A sizable crowd gathered for the contemporary melodies of the band Solsa, and at least a few among the audience were jammin’ out to the beat, notably a girl with pink hair and a dinosaur tail.

Flanked by towering red and yellow Cultural Awareness Center banners, the band also did a duet of “Treasure” by Bruno Mars.

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Making the second half of life count
By | Contributing Writer
Sept. 16

I learned many valuable lessons while growing up as a child and teenager in a dysfunctional household. One of the most important lessons I learned is how to be a compassionate and caring person toward others, and not to judge or hate others for their circumstances.

Since I spent the first half of my life discovering my own purpose in life. I would like to spend the second half of my life working toward helping others and giving back to my community. My career goal is to become a Registered Nurse, and I would like to work in a facility that allows me to help those less fortunate and to make life-changing differences.

I was born to a military father and welfare mother in 1972. We were very

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By |
Sept. 15

Welcome to Sacramento City College. Here is a list of dates, deadlines, tips and tricks to help you navigate your school year, find a toilet, scavenge for provisions and prepare you to survive an academic situation you may encounter.

 

ON-CAMPUS SUSTENANCE

 

CAFETERIA-A.K.A. THE CITY CAFÉ

Located next to the Student Union and South Gym on the north end of the Quad. Operated by Aramark Food service, the café features a grill with hamburgers and such, pre-prepared sushi, made-to-order deli sandwiches and burritos, build-a bowl noodle bar, pre-made salads and a variety of snack foods.

SURVIVAL TIP: CANDY, CHIPS, BOTTLED SOFT DRINKS AND BOTTLED WATER ARE CHEAPER IN THE COLLEGE STORE.

 

JAVA CITY

Located next to the City Café. Java City offers the standard variety of hot and cold coffee drinks.

SURVIVAL TIP: IF YOU ARE JUST LOOKING FOR A CUP OF REGULAR COFFEE, SAVE A BUCK AND AVOID THE LINE—CITY CAFÉ SERVES TWO SELF-SERVICE VARIETIES OF JAVA CITY ROASTS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE.

 

VENDING MACHINES

Vending machines with snacks are located across from the City Café next to the South Gym or in the walkway between Lillard and Mohr halls. Soft drink vending machines are located…» Read More



City College theater department celebrates 11 Elly Award nominations
By | Managing Editor
Sept. 15

The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance announced nominations for this year’s Elly Awards, on August 3. City College’s City Theatre brought home 11 nominations for the 2013-2014 school year’s theatrical productions, including a nomination for Best Overall Production in a Comedy for “Scapino!”

“City Theatre does really great theater, and it’s great that it’s been acknowledged by the nomination committee,” said Nancy Pipkin, who received a nomination for her costume design in “Scapino!” “Many of the things

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Literary journal seeks submissions
By | Managing Editor
Sept. 12

City college’s literary journal, Susurrus, is currently accepting submissions for its 21st edition to be published in spring 2015. Current and former students are encouraged to share works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art for consideration, according to English Professor Marci Selva, the adviser for the journal.

“This semester is all about looking at the submissions, voting on them, and deciding what’s going to go into the book,” said Selva. “Next semester is laying it out, getting the book printed and planning the end-of-the-year reading event.”

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By | Features Editor
Sept. 12

Each semester the City College Cultural Awareness Center hosts a number of events including panel discussions, art exhibitions and welcome banquets. This semester’s schedule includes a performance of Brazilian dancers performing for Hispanic History Month and a presentation from journalist Andy Porras.

In September, the CAC will host a number of events scheduled around Hispanic Heritage month, as well as events welcoming students back to school. There will be guest speakers, student welcome receptions and a panel discussion centered on the current events in Ferguson, Mo.

Victoria Henderson, coordinator for the CAC, says the center is a place for students to feel comfortable with people of their own cultures and others.

“I think it’s important that we, when we have the opportunity, learn as much about other people, and how other people live,” said Henderson.

Although most of the events in September will be geared towards Hispanic Heritage Month, there will still be events that focus on other interests and needs.

“We have a little bit of everything,” said Henderson. “We like to have a diversity of events about what’s happening on campus and in our community.”

On Sept. 25, the CAC will host vocal coach Jackie Bates. Bates will…» Read More