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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 4, 2013

Four City College Music Department’s faculty wowed the crowd when they played to an almost full crowd at a noon concert in the Little Theater.

Host and adjunct professor Nancy Salerno Lower called the concert “a journey through musical history.”

Quite the journey it was as each pianist played his or her selected pieces to what sounded like perfection.  The approximate 40-minute concert featured pieces by famous composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Victor Young, as well as two self-composed pieces by faculty members Reggie Graham and Richard Clinger.

Lower began the show with Bach, giving a brief background about the composer and the choice of music.  Each one of the pianists gave the audience some related information on the music and composer they played.

Virginia Electra was the second faculty pianist. She played a piece from Chopin’s “Nocturne In C Minor Opus 48 No. 1.”

Clinger, who has been at City College since 1980, was the third in the line of performers. He played two pieces of music. The first was a piece by 19th century composer Liszt, followed by Clinger’s own work “Impromptu” which he composed at 16 years old.

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Christmas choir concert 12-3
By | Staff Writer
Dec. 2, 2013

What better way to bring in holiday cheer than with some Christmas music to kick off the season right?

On Dec. 3, City College’s Music Department will be hosting a Christmas choir concert in the evening from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Room 150.

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By | A&E Editor
Nov. 6, 2013

Ruben Llamas, author of the memoir “Eye From the Edge”, will be at City College’s Student Center on Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. Ruben Llamas is the father of Steven Llamas, a Los Rios Facilities Management employee, who will be introducing him.

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A new appreciation for life
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 6, 2013

IT BEGAN ON A relatively routine week in the fall of 2001 for City College philosophy Professor Lois Zeimet: She commuted to work, taught class, commuted home and went to bed. Little did she know that over the next few days she would join the over 200,000 women each year in the U.S. to be diagnosed with breast cancer and that her life would be forever changed.

The discovery came after Zeimet rolled into bed on a cold night and felt a surprising amount of pain and tenderness in her right breast, prompting her to investigate. The inspection exposed a strange mass in the breast. She feared the worst.

“I knew something was wrong,” Zeimet said.

The next day, when she awoke, the 45-year-old professor went about her day of scheduled classes, instructing her students as normal, all the while holding back a nagging trepidation.

After work she went directly to her doctor at the hospital at Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield for examination.

There, she was given a battery of tests—blood tests, mammograms, an ultrasound, etc.—to determine what was going on and what action needed to be taken.

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Never give up
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Nov. 6, 2013

THE SINGER STEVIE WONDER once said, “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”Joan Kudin, a City College administrative assistant in the Planning, Research & Institutional Effectiveness department, who once met Wonder, while working at a record store, has spent her creative life working to improve her abilities as an artist and says she believes that never giving up is the most important motto in life. Kudin is an accomplished nature, art and band photographer whose works appeared at the Komen Artists for the Cure event Oct. 4 and at Body Tribe Fitness, a gym in Midtown, over the summer.

Her work was also recently displayed at the Sacramento Arts Festival at the Convention Center in Sacramento the first weekend in November. Two of Kudin’s photography pieces have been selected to show in the art exhibit titled, “Natural Magic” starting Dec. 11 and running through Jan. 14 at the Viewpoint Gallery in Sacramento.

But visual art isn’t Kudin’s only medium—she also once sang with a punk band and occasionally still sings around town.

Through everything that she has accomplished, she says she has never given up.

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Domestic violence awareness
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 30, 2013

A singer and songwriter educated students on domestic violence Oct. 24 at City College’s Cultural Awareness Center.

Carla Fleming used her singing career, her film documentary and her willingness to open up about domestic violence to inspire others to have their voices heard. Fleming not only spoke about domestic violence but also expressed how she felt about the topic through singing.

“Once I wrote one song I was inspired to keep writing and writing,” says Fleming.

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Making smart choices in the City Cafe
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 23, 2013

With the national rise in obesity, many people, including college students, have become concerned about what they eat.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese” and “obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.”

For many, it can be inconvenient to bring their food or leave campus to eat. Because of time constraints or lack of transportation, often times, this leaves one option: the City Cafe.

But how healthy is the food on campus, what steps are the college taking to ensure healthy options for those who want them and who decides what food is served?

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Curtis Park Village coming together
By | Staff writer
Oct. 23, 2013

The bids to construct the Curtis Park footbridge on the eastern border of City College are being submitted, and the components of the long-awaited Curtis Park Village are finally coming together a decade after developer Paul Petrovich purchased the former rail yard location.

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Arts and Crafts Faire Oct. 22-24
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 22, 2013

Jewelry, ceramics, clothing and art work, oh my.

It’s back.

City College’s annual Arts and Crafts Faire in the Quad is right around the corner starting Oct. 22. The fair ends Oct. 24. You may just find that perfect gift or something neat to put in your home.

Students and faculty can enjoy live entertainment, food, and shopping bargains. More than 25 vendors from all over the area will be selling crafts, art pieces, clothes, ceramics, jewelery and much more at reasonable prices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live music will be playing in the Quad from noon-1 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m on Tuesday and Thursday.

So if you are on a break from class or just walking through the Quad, check out some of the different goods being sold and enjoy live music on campus. Hope to see you there!

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Get your groove on
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 9, 2013

THE CITY COLLEGE JAZZ, Cheer and Stomp dance teams kicked off Fall Club Day with a bang Sept. 26, drawing a large crowd to the Quad with its performances of routines such as “SCC” and “Heyyy.”

The dance teams also gave these same opening performance earlier in the month as part of the school’s welcome back festivities.

“It was a blast being able to pump up the crowd and really rise the spirit on campus,” says, Jasmine Cooper, a member of the Cheer team.

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