Reminder: contest deadline
By | News Editor
Oct. 16, 2013

ANY STUDENT ENROLLED AT City College is eligible to win up to $1,000 for writing an “outstanding essay” for the English department’s annual essay writing contest.

Students must deliver entries by Friday, Oct. 18, to Rodda South 226, the Language and Literature division office. Winners will be announced Nov. 22— $1,000 for first place, $700 for second place, and $300 for third place.

Students must write an essay for the contest based on James Rawls’s essay, “California Dreaming: Myths of theGolden Land.” Copies of this essay and instructions for the contest are available at the Language and Literature Division Office in RS226 or at the Writing Center in the Learning Resource Center.

More information and a .pdf version of the essay are available from English Professor Maureen Dana at 916-650-2962 or

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PHOTO OF THE DAY 10/8/2013
By | Staff photographer
Oct. 8, 2013

City College students Adrian Rios, Deji Akinyele, and Raymond Yee study as they discuss their majors in the Learning Resources Center. Staff photographer | Tyler Pace Allen |

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A wrestler with no limitations
By | Multimedia Editor
Oct. 8, 2013

City College sophomore Alex Chambers is a star wrestler with a disability that may have hindered most people. Chambers never saw himself as anything but normal and with the support of family and coaches, he has gone on to compete at a college level. To see the extended version of this story, check out the print version of the Express.


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Oct. 8, 2013

Two City College students take their music to new heights and manage to find a break from urban life by hiding behind the lattice of branches and leaves.

Mary and Charlie Sand spend most of their free time suspended high above the ground on web-like structures inside trees. Charlie has built over a dozen rope tree houses in trees from Sacramento to San Francisco, and more and more local people are joining in to play music or just relax cocooned inside the canopy of some of the tallest trees within city limits, after all Sacramento is known as the “City of Trees”.

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