Features

City College Express editor shares her story
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Nov. 13

Most college writers polish their essays for professors’ eyes. Even most published writers toil over their words, sometime for years, in hopes of producing work that will touch readers in a meaningful way. One City College student’s homework for a journalism class has achieved both goals.

City College Express Managing Editor Meg Masterson will sign copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength” Thursday, Nov. 13, in Sacramento.

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Surviving domestic violence
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 8

Hosted by Tamara Knox, the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop was held Oct. 24 at the Student Center on campus.

The all-day event was full of helpful information and powerful, emotional stories.

With a focus on domestic violence survival, inspirational speakers shared their stories, along with resources to help spread information for people in violent relationships.

Carla Fleming, vocalist for Carla Fleming’s Jazz Band, spoke and performed at the event. Her tale of domestic violence survival was one of many featured at the event.

Carla Fleming was with her abuser since she was 15 years old. He had threatened her family and even used to fight with her family.

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By | Sports Editor
Nov. 5

Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice and Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson are just two high-profile athletes who have been in trouble this year for violations of the NFL’s code of conduct.

Though athletes’ off-the-field conduct is an issue in the media, City College coaches said they haven’t really had to deal with student athletes violating the school’s code of conduct policies.

“Generally the only things I’ve had to deal with is athletes not listening to coaches. When that happens, we just like to give them ‘positive reminders’ — extra workouts — to get them back in line,” said head wrestling Coach Dave Pacheco.

A code of conduct is a set of rules and responsibilities put in place for individuals at a particular organization. Sacramento City College has its own Student Standard of

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Same battle, different fight for Panthers' brothers
By | Features Editor
Oct. 28

Wrestlers typically work alone on the mat when they take on an opponent, and, to onlookers, it may appear that teamwork is not a factor in an athlete’s performance. But City College wrestling brothers Jorge and Albert Landeros consider themselves a supportive team on and off the mat.

Jorge, 22, and Albert, 19, hail from Tracy, California, and graduated from Tracy High School in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

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Bringing the fun in fundraising
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 28

The City College community enjoyed three days of food, music and craft booths last week during the twice-a-year festival sponsored by Student Leadership and Development.

The Fall Arts & Crafts Faire, which ended Thursday, Oct. 23, was meant to “bring the community together to see what local and non-local vendors have,” said SLD student assistant Annalea Padilla. “I think we accomplished that.”

Padilla said she found the crafted jewelry particularly enjoyable.

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Enter if you dare
By | Managing Editor
Oct. 27

As Halloween approaches, ghoulish attractions and shows rise to frighten and delight scare-seekers. This year, the Express visited four of the region’s headliner haunted houses.

Heartstoppers Haunted House

2300 Mine Shaft Lane, Rancho Cordova

Admission: $20 to $25, depending on the night you attend

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Sacramento’s haunted locales
By | Staff writer
Oct. 24

Halloween is the time to celebrate the things that, for lack of a better phrase, go bump in the night.

Homes will soon be dressed with plastic skeletons, rubber bats and other spooky decorations in pretense that they are haunted by specters from beyond the grave.

However, some places in Sacramento are thought to be haunted by supernatural or ghostly presences. With Halloween on the horizon, now might be a good time to hunt for ghosts at some of these rumored haunted places.

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Turning away from ‘good’ violence
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 21

Israeli American poet and activist Moriel Rothman-Zecher visited City College Oct. 1 to share several personal stories that helped influence his current outspoken activism to help end the war in Palestine.

To an audience of students and faculty members assembled in the Cultural Awareness Center, Rothman-Zecher first described when he was 9 years old in Ohio. A fierce act in defending a friend from being bullied instilled in him a mentality of ‘good violence:’ using violence to stop another act of violence or injustice happening in the world.

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How to put holes in your body
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 15

Body modification, known as body mods, seems to be all the rage these days. Gauges, and piercings are more popular than ever, but so are infections, rejections and the career shutouts that come along with them. Most problems can be prevented with proper post-care and common sense.

Body modification can be a tricky situation. Using a professional is the safest route, but there is always some risk with every mod. Always do your research before you have someone give you something permanent.

“Always make sure your shop is state and

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A ghostly play haunts City College
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 10

The sounds of power drills and hammers echoed from across the hall as set builders put the last nails and screws into the freshly built set inside the Art Court Theatre the day before opening night.

The smell of hairspray filled the makeup room as the performers added the final touches to their costumes before going on stage.

Before “The Uninvited” opened Sept. 26 at City Theatre, the cast and crew spent four weeks

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