Welcome to Boxed Red Wine, the column for students who want to eat healthy, but think they can’t afford the time and money that it requires.
It’s not easy to transition from the comforting world of high school into the do-it-yourself world of higher education. It’s no longer enough just to wake up every morning and attend class. With new independence come constant worries about money, parking and staying healthy.
February marks the celebration of Black History Month: a month that spotlights the accomplishments of both famous and unsung black Americans throughout our history.
Black Americans who are typically recognized for their achievements include abolitionist Harriet Tubman, civil-rights activist Rosa Parks, civil-rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Martin Luther King Jr. and now our 44th president, Barack Obama.
Yet, there are those individuals who are not widely known: Ralph Bunche was the first black American to win a Nobel Prize, Hattie McDaniel, the first black American to win an Academy Award, Gwendolyn Brooks, first black American to win a Pulitzer Prize and Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first black American senator.
For students in certain social and behavioral science courses, City College offers service-learning classes in addition to its normal array of courses, that allow students to fulfill many transfer requirements and provide a record of community service to universities, scholarship panels and future employers.
City College has gone a long way toward building accessibility for the disabled into the campus—there appears to be no classroom you can’t access if you use a wheelchair.