Campus Scene

By | Online Managing Editor
Oct. 18, 2012

City College’s Art Court Theatre Courtyard will host Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, Oct. 18, at noon for a speech about Proposition 30 and what it means for students.

Proposition 30 is a measure that will appear on the ballots in the Nov. 6 election, which according to California’s official voter guide website will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by one-fourth of a cent for four years to fund schools.

If the measure is passed it would generate approximately $6 billion a year over the next few years for schools and public safety. If the measure is not passed, severe cuts in education for 2012-2013 would take effect.

Opposition of the measure claims that the measure would mean $50 billion in tax increases but no guarantee the money will go to schools.

According to Annette Barfield, City College professor, counselor and president of the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, a positive turnout for Brown’s speech will show that City College students are actively engaged in their community, represent a large portion of local citizenry, and the impact an educated society will have on the future of California.

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CAC to host domestic violence workshop
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 17, 2012

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in keeping with its mission to host events informative and important events for the student community and the community at large, the City College Cultural Awareness Center will host a workshop on stopping violence.

The event will take place on Oct. 19 from

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A man standing in front of the Cultural Awareness Center sign.
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 17, 2012

City College’s Cultural Awareness Center and International Studies Program hosted Richard Becker, a noted war protester, author, commentator and central organizer of several West Coast anti-war protests over the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, who spoke on foreign policy issues, Syria and Iraq.

Becker spoke on Oct. 4 about the 6 million

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Occupy City College
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 15, 2012

The Occupy movement may have lost some momentum over the past year, but its principles still rage on in the hearts of those who were involved. The Occupy movement began with Occupy Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011. In Manhattan’s Financial District a group of individuals joined together to protest the economic and political injustices of our country, specifically the unequal distribution of wealth to 1 percent of American citizens.

“We are the 99 percent” became the slogan of the movement, spreading throughout the country and inspiring uprisings in over 100 cities in the United States according to Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Sacramento was one of the many inspired uprisings. Following the example of Occupy Wall Street, a group of Sacramento citizens began protesting on Oct. 6, 2011 with peaceful demonstrations on the front lawn of Sacramento City Hall. City College students Sara Beth Brooks, 27, and Robert Mullis, 26, were there that day among others.“There were a lot of passionate, intelligent, engaged people wanting to bring about a change,” she said.

Brooks, a communications major at City College, joined Occupy Sacramento and became involved in its coordination. She protested in Cesar Chavez Plaza every day for the first couple…» Read More

An artist's rendering of the new SCC pedestrian bike bridge
By | Staff Writer & Online Managing Editor
Oct. 11, 2012

Light rail regulars know that the area around City College’s campus can be dangerous for pedestrians because of high-traffic levels and a lack of safe places to walk.

These students will be happy to learn that as part of the 72-acre Curtis Park Village project, the city has plans to link the Land Park area with the Curtis Park area by way of a bike path on

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National Coming Out Day to be celebrated Oct. 10
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 10, 2012

City College will be hosting National Coming Out Day on Oct. 10 at noon in the Quad, directly in front of the Performing Arts Center.

The event will finish in Rodda North, Room 264, where attendees can hear up-close and intimate stories from students who will be sharing their own coming out experiences.

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Alice takes center stage
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 26, 2012

The classic tale of a 7-year-old girl who falls into a land of wonder is a story most children come to know and now City College students will get to revisit.

City College’s new Performing Arts Center will opens its doors to present its first theatrical production of the season Nov. 16 until Dec. 18 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Alice in Wonderland,” still in the early stages of production, must undergo tasks such as rehearsing for a new theater style and being fit for costumes.

“This is our very first show in our brand new remodeled theater,” says “Alice in Wonderland” costume director Nicole Sivell. “We’ve got this beautiful gigantic stage to fill and I think we’re going to endeavor to make things as big and over the top as we can.”

Lewis Carroll’s classic tale “Alice in Wonderland” will be the first performance to light up the PAC stage since its reconstruction. Theater arts professor and “Alice in Wonderland” director Luther Hanson brings Carroll’s beloved narrative to life in a manner “that [students] have never seen before,” he says.

“There will definitely be some familiar elements that people are expecting to see, but I think folks will…» Read More

A woman in glasses and dark hair wearing a light blue blouse stands outside in the City College quad.
By | Web Manager
Sept. 23, 2012

After entering Rodda Hall North, Room 277, with a quick turn to the left past a humble setting of desks and workspace equipment will lead to the first point of contact for the media and the public at City College.

This is where Crystal Lee can be found. Lee, 29, a former City College student, is the new full-time City College public relations technician. Until Amanda Davis returns from maternity leave, Lee

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The American flag waves at half-staff.
By | Online Managing Editor
Sept. 15, 2012

City College’s American flag is being flown at half-staff through Sept. 16 at sunset to honor those killed in the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

The attacks left four Americans dead, including the U.S. Ambassador for Libya, John Christopher Stevens, and three others in an act that U.S.officials are saying may be linked to

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Abstract image of a man's face.
By | Online Managing Editor
Sept. 11, 2012

City College’s Cultural Awareness Center was jam-packed Sept. 10 with 25 to 30 poets and poetry lovers for the first-ever Poetry Slam contest, which kicked off the Week of Welcome.

The winners were Ronnee LaRae, English literature major, in first place for his poem, “Bob Marley, Chicken Wings and Toilet Seats”; Sammy Khang, biology major, in second place for his poem, “For My People”’ and Marlette Reaves, English major, in third place for her poem, “One Nation”.

Each winner received a gift certificate for the College Store.

“Just being up there, it was good, [winning] didn’t matter,” said Khang. “Winning was an added bonus.

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