Road to recovery
By | Editor-in-Chief
Dec. 13, 2014

When Laura Day and Linda Huizar met in their Sacramento City College chemistry class three years ago, they shared

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Helping students build confidence through debate
By | Guest Writer
Dec. 8, 2014

The décor in TEC 202 makes it evident that its occupant is a bicycle enthusiast. All four walls of this faculty office have varying bicycle décor that varies in size and style. A paper sign “Keep Calm and Bike On” covers the small window on the door, and below is a sign of the same size that reads “Lane Ahead.”

A wall-mounted bookcase on top of a horizontal mirror fashions a bicycle-themed bookends and two saddles just below the shelf. “Put fun in between your legs,” reads the framed vintage photo of a woman in a red dress riding a bicycle. A storage shelf with a Starbucks “Verismo” machine nestles on top with a box of coffee pods and a bottle of vanilla-flavored syrup next to it. Behind the office door is a full-sized black bicycle frame with three “I voted” stickers next to each other and other politically themed decals.

In a chair sits Jared Anderson with his legs crossed wearing a green shirt that reads “Hornet Debate” with a circular logo that has two G2 Pilot pen silhouettes in an “X” and the letters “CSUS” in each fractioned space.

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Same battle, different fight for Panthers' brothers
By | Features Editor
Oct. 28, 2014

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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City College head librarian turns the page
By | Editor_in_Chief
Oct. 8, 2014

The social conscience of Sacramento City College is checking out of the library. Rhonda Rios Kravitz, the dean of Learning Resources, is set to retire this month. A mentor, activist and role model for students, colleagues and the community, Rios Kravitz is more than the head college librarian to many people on campus.

Students, faculty and staff gathered for a party in late September at the Cultural Awareness Center in her honor. Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up” and other songs of social revolution played in the background, while Rios-Kravitz circulated the room to greet each person by name.

“If you want to know what she means to this college, all you have to do is look at the number of students who attended,” says history Professor Riad Bahur. “You never see this many students at a faculty retirement party.”

Like many of her colleagues at the party, Gayle Pitman, professor of psychology, says she admires Rios Kravitz’s convictions on equal opportunity for all, education and many other social issues.

“She is so passionate, strong, committed to the students and social justice,” says Pitman. “She is a beacon of light for me.”

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Communications professor broadens students’ horizons
By | Guest Writer
Sept. 27, 2014

Throughout your college career, you will meet professors who will hold your hand through the semester, sugar coat everything and make class a breeze to complete. Not professor Kimberly Church.

Church has been teaching at City College since 2001. She has developed a deep understanding and respect for community colleges and the students who are attending and dedicated to learning. She incorporates not only the importance of communication in her courses, but the need to be an active member of society.

“Anyone who knows Kimberly Church has

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Making the second half of life count
By | Contributing Writer
Sept. 16, 2014

I learned many valuable lessons while growing up as a child and teenager in a dysfunctional household. One of the most important lessons I learned is how to be a compassionate and caring person toward others, and not to judge or hate others for their circumstances.

Since I spent the first half of my life discovering my own purpose in life. I would like to spend the second half of my life working toward helping others and giving back to my community. My career goal is to become a Registered Nurse, and I would like to work in a facility that allows me to help those less fortunate and to make life-changing differences.

I was born to a military father and welfare mother in 1972. We were very

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New coach looks to continue success
By | Features Editor
Sept. 12, 2014

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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The way the cookie crumbles
By | Guest Writer
May 10, 2014

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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