Local musician and City College student Casey Groat plays guitar in downtown Sacramento.

Christopher Williams // Staff Photographer // Chris@christophercarlwilliams.com

Composing from nature and the heart

Garrick Wong | Staff Writer | garrick4wong@gmail.com City College musician bridges the gap between folk and electronica Singer-songwriter Paul Simon once said, “Music is forever; music…

Gayle Pitman for Relationship Piece

Love changes everything

Kay Barnes | Features Editor | kaybexpress@gmail.com City College students and staff weigh in on how in relationships have changed them With Valentine’s Day over, savvy…

Old Soul Co., Temple Coff ee Roasters, Insight Coff ee, Chocolate Fish Coff ee Roasters, and many more local craft
coff ee establishments in Sacramento put a new spin on a classic drink.

Sacramento’s rising artistry of roasting

Zachary FR Anderson · Garrick Wong | Staff Writers | zachanderson.express@gmail.com · garrick4wong@gmail.com Temple, Insight Coffee, Chocolate Fish and Old Soul Co. bring quality coffee to…

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Fodder and libations

Garrick Wong | Staff Writer | garrick4wong@gmail.com Dining options on and around City College’s main campus for hungry hungry students As the morning mist begins to…


From travel to TV, recreation and relaxation

Kay Barnes | Features Editor | kaybexpress@gmail.com Options abound for City College students With March heading to a close, two major events are fast approaching for…

Volume 99, Issue 9

City Theatre’s backstage pass

City College students, staff spotlight inner workings of the theater department A new year brings new talent to City College’s theatre arts department with a…

Ursula Yost-Johnson with three of her four children. Photo by Vanessa S. Nelson | Staff Photographer

A delicate balance of survival and success

Elasha Young | Guest Writer | Elashayoung87@gmail.com Ursula Yost-Johnson juggles study, work and family with determination and hope Beep, beep, beep, snooze. Beep, beep, beep, snooze….

City College Music professor Kathleen Poe poses for a picture outside of Performing Arts Center.
Christopher Williams // Staff photographer

From football to fugues

Amber Whitaker | Guest Writer | amberlwhitaker11@gmail.com Music department chair encourages students to not let obstacles stand in their way Beside her desk is a brown…

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Modern dude with an ancient diet

Gabriela Jalili | Guest Writer | gabrielajalili@gmail.com Through evolution, early humans struggling to survive developed a taste preference for foods that were high in sugar, salt…

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Lexophiles say grammar matters

Biology major Mario Hernandez recalls that his teachers in the past always told him to never start a sentence with the word “because.”

“Then I got to college, and my English teachers said I could,” he said. “I didn’t know who to believe and had a hard time those first few semesters.”

This is just one rule students have difficulty with when using “correct” grammar. However, which is correct? According to experts, that depends on which method of linguistics used.

There are two types: descriptive and prescriptive. According to oxforddictionary.com, descriptive language is “describing or classifying in an objective and non-judgmental way.” Under this method, descriptivists believe non-standard usage shouldn’t be thought of as “wrong.”