Campus Scene

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.

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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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Students stand and sit around tables near a Welcome Day sign.
By | Online Managing Editor
Sept. 10, 2012

City College Student Leadership and Development will present Welcome Day on Thursday, Sept. 13, which will include barbecues in the quad noon to 1 p.m. and another from 5-6 p.m.

City College services, activities and clubs will be highlighted at this event, as well. There will

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A column with the lettering San Francisco State University.
By | Online Managing Editor
Aug. 30, 2012

City College Students tend to share a common goal of working toward transferring to a UC or CSU, but picking the right school for upper-division learning can be a difficult task.

Luckily for students that may be having trouble deciding on the best place to continue their education, City College has many resources to help make that decision easier.

According to City College Transfer Center counseling clerk L. Juliana Singleton, the transfer center is taking registrations through Aug. 30 for a day trip to San Francisco State University, which will take place Sept. 14.

A flier for the trip

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Photo illustration/Matt Matteucci |
By | Online Managing Editor
Aug. 27, 2012

City College’s PeopleSoft Eservices system went down several times Sunday night and Monday morning, the first day of classes for the fall semester, rendering students unable to access enrollment information, class schedules and the financial aid system, according to Vice President of Instruction Mary Turner.

According to City College Interim Public Information Officer Crystal Lee, district office has been working on a solution and had hoped

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Express debuts new website
By | Online Managing Editor
Aug. 27, 2012

The Express would like to welcome City College’s students, staff, faculty and the community to its brand new website.

The site features an all-new look, a new section for blogs, easier navigation to all of the Express’s articles, pictures, and videos, and more room to showcase the stories that highlight the campus’s news, successful students, sports and events.

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Alumna leaves $1 million+ to City College
By | Staff Writer
May 14, 2012

Like most colleges, at City College, in order to maintain funding, scholarships are mostly dependent upon private donations.

According to Director of Institutional Advancement Tracy Newman, City College alumna Hulda Mae Stone passed away in September 2011, bequeathing half of her estate—$1.375 million in total—to City College’s scholarship and student emergency loan program.

The donation is the largest in City College’s history. Stone attended City College for two years in the 1930s, and according to Newman, she deeply believed in the need for higher education.

The funds should be available to applicants next academic year through City College’s scholarship program, Newman said.

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By | Staff Writer
May 13, 2012

Winners of the Sierra Health Foundation’s Outstanding Essay Contest on the topic of civility include Alysia Iglesias, who was awarded $1,000 for first place; Allison Dycaico, who won $700 for second place; and in a tie for third place, Jason George and Rudy Behrens were awarded $300 each on May 11.

Students were asked to write 800 to 1,500 words on what civility means to them, as well as how they experience it in their everyday lives.

English professor Anne Lewis presented the awards in a small ceremony of over two dozen students and faculty. The awards were distributed to the winners following short lectures on nonfiction writing by English professors Steve Cirrone and Jeff Knorr.

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