Features

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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City College Faculty Art Show at Kondos Gallery
By | Features Editor
Sept. 8

City College’s Kondos Gallery is currently hosting the Faculty Art Exhibit. The opening reception was held Thursday, Sept. 4, and the exhibit will run through Sept. 25.

The Faculty Art Exhibit highlights the work of City College art professors. Faculty exhibits give students a chance to see the artwork of the professors whose classes they may be attending in the future, according to Art Department Instructional Assistant Jennifer Griffin.

“Faculty shows are traditional at colleges,” said Griffin, “because the students really like to see what the professors do, what their art looks like, and whether they want to take their class based on their artwork.”

The exhibit features the work of the following City College professors: Frank Zamora, Chris Daubert,

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Cultural Awareness Center
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May 11

The Cultural Awareness Center at City College hosts events celebrating Sacramento’s diverse cultural heritage throughout the year. From panel discussions to art exhibitions to performances, the CAC’s calendar is full of enriching and interesting events. Here are photo highlights from the 2014 spring semester.

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By |
May 11

The diversity at City College is reflected not only with its growing ethnic minority populations, but also in the various social, financial and academic backgrounds of its students.

For years, community colleges and universities were the domain of the traditional student—a student who lived at home or received financial support from his or her parents or a student who entered college right out of high school.

At one point in time, the nontraditional student—students who work full or part-time, older students returning after a long hiatus, or the single parent—was considered an enigma on the college campus. Now, with 63 percent of City College students considered nontraditional, the diversity across our campus mirrors the demographics of campuses across America.

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The way the cookie crumbles
By | Guest Writer
May 10

The kitchen counters are covered with baking supplies. There are broken eggshells and empty food coloring bottles in the trash, as well as sugar scattered throughout the table and floors. Krista Colteaux is exhausted from trying what she thought would be fun, yet it has failed for the fifth time. Who knew it would be so difficult to make the ever-popular confectionary, a macaron?

Colteaux loves to cook, and as of recently has been dipping her hand into the mixing bowl of baked goods—literally. Everyone likes cookies and cupcakes, so she has been baking sweet treats for birthdays, events, and just to satisfy a craving.

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Up for discussion
By | Guest Writer
May 9

Encouraging young inexperienced students to dip their frantic feet in the water, Jared Anderson has been a debater since his early years in our own backyard as a City College student himself.

“It will change your life,” chuckles Anderson, a City College communication studies professor and until recently, the Los Rios debate coach. He is now the debate coach at Sacramento State University.

For many years Anderson, 38, has helped students who struggle in all walks of life—students who come from poverty to students who come from stable homes—to succeed in public speaking.

He believes being on the debate team helps students succeed and get over their fear of public speaking, in addition to other benefits.

“You get to hang around a bunch of nerds who all love the same thing,” he says.

He wishes to bring out the potential his students never thought to possess.

“I’ve had a lot of talented, brilliant students who’ve gone through the program,” he says.

Aside from working with students of various educational and experience levels, Anderson made strides to ensure the debate team was a healthy and welcoming atmosphere for all his students.

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Baseball is in his blood
By | Guest Writer
May 9

Tink! Tink! Tink! The sound of a metal bat hitting a baseball, over and over again. The smell of fresh cut grass. The sound of baseballs hitting mitts repeatedly. The sun overhead. This is where Robert Link feels his passion.

Link, 20, is a City College baseball player. He is the archetypal college athlete and represents the program here at Sac City the way it should be.

That all comes easy for Link, baseball is in his blood.

“He is an excellent example of what community college student-athletes should strive to be,” says City College head baseball coach Derek Sullivan. “His future is bright.”

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