Features

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

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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.”

Selva has taught at City College since 1997, but this will be her first time taking on the journal.

“I’m very excited. This is all very new to me. I have taught creative writing for a few semesters now, but I have not done this before,” she said.

The class will be divided into committees, each specializing in one form of writing—fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry—said Selva. Submissions will be either be accepted outright without revision, accepted with the promise of edits to be done over the semester, or rejected.

“We are looking for a variety of voices for this book,” said Selva. “All different ages and cultural backgrounds. Everything. We really…» Read More



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



New coach looks to continue success
By | Features Editor
Sept. 12

When members of City College women’s basketball team step onto the court for the first time this season, there will be a new person calling the plays: Coach Julia Allender.

When a full-time head coach and teaching position opened up at City College at the end of last school year, athletics department director and dean of Kinesiology Mitch Campbell searched for candidates and believed that Allender, former head women’s basketball coach at Ohlone College in Fremont, was the best suited for the position.

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

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

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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By | Staff Writer
Sept. 9

With the new fall semester in full swing, it’s common for a City College student to feel the pressure of their classes start to weigh heavy on their minds.

But fear not, Panthers! Help is here, and surprisingly to some, it always has been.

City College offers a number of outstanding tutoring services right on campus. These services are available to current City College students at no additional cost. City College even offers off-campus tutoring, which is available at the Davis and West Sacramento centers for those taking classes offered at those particular locations.

With all of the free help available, it shouldn’t be hard to find a tutoring program that is sure to fit any college student’s needs and schedule.

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