A sign of the Cultural Awareness Center.
By | Staff Writer

As part of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City College Cultural Awareness Center will host a workshop on the subject Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop’s goal is to explore the pain of abuse and to provide resources in the community to help victims survive, cope, heal and grow, according to Tamara Knox of the Cultural Awareness Center.

The workshop will create an environment to discuss healthy relationships for both men and women who may have experienced

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A telescope from the City College Observatory.
By | Staff Writer

There will be a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“For a partial [solar eclipse], it’s interesting to see something blocking the sun,” said City College astronomy coordinator and professor of astronomy Liam McDaid.

Students can view the eclipse through an h-alpha telescope and a sunspotter at the Mohr Hall courtyard.

McDaid said the peak of the eclipse will occur at about 3:15 p.m. when the sun will be about 40 percent blocked.

The h-alpha telescope has a special filter that allows

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Light Rail Blue Line closed this weekend
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 16

The Light Rail Blue Line will be closed between the Watt/I-80 and St. Rose of Lima Park stations from 8 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 through the close of service on Sunday, October 19, 2014. The Blue Line will resume its regular schedule on Monday, October 19, 2014.

The Blue Line will be temporarily suspended so Regional Transit can upgrade its communication system with fiber-optic cables.

RT will provide special shuttle buses at bus stops near the following stations: Watt/I-80, Roseville Road, Marconi/Arcade, Swanston, Royal Oaks, Arden/Del Paso, Globe, Alkali Flat/La Valentina, 12th & I and St. Rose of Lima Park.

No shuttle buses will be provided at the Watt/I-80 West or Cathedral stations.

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Susurrus extends submission deadline
By | Managing Editor
Oct. 15

City College’s literary journal, Susurrus, has extended the deadline for submission to its 21st edition to Oct. 20, 2014. The journal will be published in spring 2015. Current and former students are encouraged to share works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and visual art for consideration.

Desired Content: Works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art

Eligibility: Current or former students of City College

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By | News Editor
Oct. 10

Statistics show that black men are falling behind in academic achievement and in setting and meeting personal and career goals.

In response to the learning gap that disproportionately impacts black men, the Higher Attainment thru Wisdom and Knowledge (HAWK) Institute hopes to understand and reverse the negative trend by o ering leadership, tutoring and  nancial education to black men.

Dr. Charles Ratli , Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education and Policy Analysis and a HAWK Institute co-founder, researched the needs of black communities during the planning phase of the institute which has been in operation for just over two months.

“We kept looking at all the statistics out there starting with student pro – ciency scores in the California public schools,” said Ratli . “And black males were the lowest performing group of all identi ed students. Even with English, born in America, they [young black men] had lower pro ciencies than immigrants coming into the public schools.”

Founded by black community leaders, educators and entrepreneurs, HAWK Institute, based in Sacramento, is committed to increasing the opportunities available to young black men. According to Ratli , the institute aims to inspire self-con dence and provide support to young black…» Read More

Enrollment rules change
By | Contributing Editor
Oct. 8

Community college has traditionally been a place of exploration and discovery when it comes to students finding what they want to do with their lives, but in today’s world that traditional institution is quickly changing because of new policies and rules coming down from government and district officials, including the loss of priority registration for some students.

Those policy changes can make getting a quality education, finishing one’s degree or transferring to an upper-division campus more difficult for some students. This is the case for Gavin Fielder, president of the City College Clubs and Events Board and mechanical engineering major.

According to City College Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Debra Luff—in compliance with the Student Success Act of 2012 (SB 1456)—any student who is on academic or progress probation

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By | Staff Writer
Sept. 27

Students who fund public speaking daunting, whether in front of a crowd, at a job interview, or just in passing conversation, have an opportunity to attend a free workshop specifically aimed at developing communication skills.

The workshop, “Building Self Confidence Through Communication and Conversation,” created by 16-year Toastmaster veteran Jackie Bates, will return to City College for a second year Thursday, Sept. 25, at noon in the Cultural Awareness Center.

Bates said she is looking forward to returning to City College after the success her workshop had at the campus last year.

“The program helps you sell yourself — for the job, for life,” Bates said, “I’m here to help. My gift is encouragement.”

Tamara Knox, student assistant at the Cultural Awareness Center, said she attended Bates’ workshop last year.

“I recommend her workshop to anyone and everyone because her information is invaluable,” said Knox, “It’s not just about public speaking — it’s about communication in general.”

Bates said she is shocked by the number of people between the ages of 20 and 40 who lack communication skills The use of interjections are constantly heard because people don’t know how to use their voices confidently and assertively in conversation.

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Panthers football event to benefit Shriners Hospital
By | News Editor
Sept. 27

In the wee hours of the morning on Oct. 7, members of the City College Panthers football team will take to the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard to sell newspapers to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California.

According to Jose Zambrano, the team’s assistant coach, this is the third consecutive year that he and members of the football team will take to the same street for Kids Day. From 6:30 -9:30 a.m. passersby will be able to show support for the hospital by purchasing an annual, special edition of the Sacramento Bee newspaper for $1 or more.

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By | Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 27

As the fall semester gets underway, hit-and-runs are keeping the Los Rios Police Department busy at Sacramento City College, according to department officials.

According to the department’s crime log, officers filed 43 reports during the first two weeks of the new term. From Aug. 25 to Sept. 8, the log lists “hit and run/no injury” incidents as the top crime reported on campus.

“They [students] are sometimes in a hurry and pull into, or back out of, a [parking] space too fast,” said Los Rios Officer Joe Quirate. “And then they look up. If they don’t see anyone, they drive off.”

Three of the incidents were traffic collisions, according to Quirarte but most of the hit-and-runs involve a collision with a parked vehicle in the parking garage or

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City College goes Beyond the Dream
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 23

City College welcomes back Alianza’s 2nd Annual Beyond the Dream Conference. The Dream Conference will be held in the Student Center here at City College on Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Beyond the Dream Conference is an outreach conference for undocumented high school students, known as DREAMERS, created by college students.

“[The conference is a way to] give back to our community because we know that information needs to be shared,” said City College Learning Resource

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