Campus Scene

Add Just A Dash of Something Extra
By | Staff Writer
May 8, 2013

At the sliding glass doors of Rodda South, she heard it for the umpteenth time.

“What’s up, Subway girl?”

The young man got too close, insisting he knew her, and backed off when Cassandra Wilson pulled out a knife. People often recognized her from the Subway in Greenhaven, where she used to work, but this time she felt harassed.

“I didn’t know I was in the wrong. I didn’t even know we had campus police,” says Wilson.

Wilson, now 27, recalls talking on the phone when campus police approached her and took her purse. In it, they found her knife. She was then arrested and taken to jail, where she remained for 36 hours. Wilson joked with police officers before bursting into tears.

“My mom’s gonna kill me,” Wilson cried with disappointment. She took anger management classes on campus shortly after the incident.

“I never went back [to jail],” says Wilson, who is now working on a certificate in the cosmetology program and A.S. transfer to California State University, Sacramento.

She is also studying American Sign Language, which she loves because it gives her the chance to help others, she says. Helping others is what she does daily on campus,…» Read More



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April 26, 2013

In recent years, budget cuts have changed the entire scope of the community college system.

There was a time when community college courses were free, easy to get into and students had a greater sense of community involvement and outreach. To be successful on the college level today requires a small fortune, lots of dedication and a flexible schedule.

Getting into classes in a specific major isn’t usually that much of a challenge. However, getting into general education classes is almost always headache-inducing.

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How to Beat the Second-half Slump
By | Staff Writer
April 25, 2013

    As the spring semester moves to an end the weather gets better, some students might try to find any reason not to do   work. Things can get tricky and the workload can become difficult, but on the Sacramento City College campus, many students take measures toward lightening the load and making life easier.

Amber Murphy, 20 and Sarah Levi, 19, for example, spend Saturday mornings together studying different subjects. Murphy is better at math than Levi, while Levi is better at English and political science. “We met last year and started studying together,” Murphy says. “We’re both better at different subjects and I figure that two heads are better than one when you have a problem.”

Murphy and Levi spend four or five hours together every weekend doing homework. They both consider themselves good students, but Levi says that she wasn’t always a good student and she’s had to work at it.

“I get A’s now, mostly,” Levi says. “I didn’t used to get good grades and I used to really think about what I could do to get better grades. I started studying with Amber and that really helped.”

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By | Staff Writer
March 14, 2013

A new class in the Sacramento City College business department is shifting the way students can do business.

City College now offers “Virtual Entrepreneurship: Creating and Operating a Home-based Online Business,” an online class that explores home-based entrepreneurial business opportunities in the virtual environment. The class is described in City College’s course catalog as placing an emphasis on the individual’s skill set and giving students the tools they need to create and operate an online business.

Lauri Smedley, professor of business technology in City College’s business department, wrote a book and designed a course on virtual entrepreneurship, and the class has been offered at City College since fall 2011 as a guide for students to start up and manage a virtual business. Currently, City College is the only campus in the Los Rios Community College District that offers this course.

Smedley began her venture in the early 1990s as a virtual assistant entrepreneur utilizing skills she acquired working as an administrative assistant for the Sacramento Unified School Board. As
her interest in computers grew, she took a part-time position teaching computer and entrepreneurship courses for Sacramento’s John F. Kennedy High School. To accommodate her work as a teacher and a stay-at-home…» Read More



Spiritual collection
By | Staff Writer
March 6, 2013

City College’s latest attraction is the “Mother of Art” exhibit at the Kondos Gallery. On campus, students are invited to view art collected by art professor Anne Gregory and her husband, Paul Maher.

In the exhibit running from Feb. 28 to March 21, art enthusiasts can expose themselves to different African culture like carvings from Tanzania to a ceremonial spoon from the Dan Culture of Liberia.

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What’s so ‘smart’ about Smart transcripts?
By | Assistant Online Managing Editor
Feb. 27, 2013

The stressful life of waking up at the crack of dawn every day to defend American freedom may be never-ending for some military personnel, but for others it is no longer a requirement. The hope of going to school after a term of service was an anticipated reality until recently.

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Loving every day
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 13, 2013

Dazzling flowers, mouthwatering chocolates and fluffy, cuddly teddy bears. Does this represent love or the just the perception of the Christian celebration of romantic love known as Valentine’s Day?

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