City College’s Natisha Ram is torn between what she wants for herself and what her mother wants for her. Natisha comes from a family where arranged marriages are common, but Natisha wants to prioritize her education first. She struggles putting all her attention in her studies when she is the breadwinner in her family. Natisha finds herself putting the needs of her family first instead of her education and happiness.
David Wyatt is a City College biology professor who specializes in Ecology, and has been studying the Ring Tail population in the Sutter Buttes for 25 years. Professor Wyatt and Rosalinda Vizina, a biology major and one of Wyatt’s research assistants, are headed out to Sutter Buttes to capture and collar a new Ring tail after they found one of their other Ring tails dead.
Day-by-day, college students face a variety of challenges that can affect their academic performance. Working the graveyard shift at FedEx, Taisha Washington says it takes extreme dedication just to get to school using public transportation after getting off work at 4 a.m.
What is your daily schedule like? How do you get through your day with all the cards (or lack thereof) that life has dealt you?
With a much needed break in everyone’s mind, the Express got out on the quad to ask what students have planned. Responses varied from studying beyond class materials to visiting family in southern California, but everybody seemed excited to get a break after midterms.
Dec. 7, 2011
Donations of canned foods don’t usually yield tangible returns, but City College’s cosmetology department held its fall semester canned food drive, inviting students, staff and community to donate canned foods in return for a free haircut or manicure.
A multimedia editor for saccityexpress.com, Vincent Fernandez, examined how this act of goodwill benefits the Sacramento homeless community in the video “Food for Beauty.”
The semi-annual canned food drive gives cosmetology students the chance to practice their skills on a variety of hair types, and the interaction between client and cosmetologist is one of the benefits of the food drive. Cosmetology instructors supervise the event.
“I really like coming to the school for them to do my nails,” says resident Mercy Figueroa in the video. “With the can food drive, you’re helping someone out. Plus, at the same time you’re getting a service, which is really great.”
The drive has special meaning for client and early childhood development major Darrell Rogers, a formerly homeless resident.
“When you’re homeless man, everything is hard. It’s hard on the mental aspect of your life, the physical aspect of your life. When I was homeless, I was blessed to have…I went to a shelter,” Rogers told…» Read More