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ODD NEWS | A history of hijink

Ever thought about letting an alligator loose on campus? How about driving the librarians crazy by setting off alarms throughout the Learning Resource Center?


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Mysterious Philanthropy

Nursing students will benefit from the Lorrie Morris scholarship. Here nursing students work on a dummy patient. Photo by Allison Valenzuela
The City College Foundation recently received an anonymous donation of $10,000 in the name of a former student, Lorrie Morris. The money will endow a new nursing scholarship to help students with the extra costs of the program.


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Students R.I.S.E. to the occasion

Students receive free tutoring, textbook lending and free computer access in room AJ7, through the R.I.S.E. program. Photo by Jana Hendler.
During this time of economic stress, many people, especially students, find themselves in need of extra financial help. Fortunately, City College provides assistance to those in need.

OK, so luck has little to do with it but through the R.I.S.E. program many students benefit from free tutoring, textbook lending and free computer access.


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Black History

Cosumnes River College director of College Advancement Kenneth Cooper reads from "Goodnight Bush" Feb. 6 at City College about his trip to see President Barack Obama's inauguration. Photo by Allison Valenzuela.
Emotions ran high when staff and faculty from throughout the Los Rios Community College District recently discussed their thoughts and impressions on President Obama’s inauguration. Many of the speakers relayed the sense of excitement they had experienced firsthand at the presidential inauguration.


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Green program takes root

City College Renewable/Sustainable Energy System is the official name for the solar panels on the roof of Rodda North. “These panels have enough power to run all the lights in this building,” says electronic technology professor Melvin Duvall. “Any energy that we don’t use is sorted with SMUD, and it is held for us until we need it.” Photo by Windee Dawson
As the world steadily depletes its reserves of oil and as the public debate over Global warming heats up, the need to go green is becoming more and more essential.
In response to the growing demand for clean industry, City College plans to soon develop new courses in the green technology field.


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North Gym Dedication

“It’s different in almost every aspect. The floors are better, the seating is better and the extra facilities really make good add-ons,” Astrid Lord, Business major.


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You’ve got to pay to stay

Armed with its new slogan and ready to work with any confused or indebted student, the Students Obtaining Success program was stationed throughout City College campus during the first three days of February. The goal was to aid and inform students about how to pay their enrollment fees to avoid being dropped from courses.


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ODD NEWS | The writing’s on the walls

From the most posh of communities to the poorest of neighborhoods, graffiti seems omnipresent. It’s such an established norm that it appears to blend seamlessly into the background of Sacramento’s urban jungle.



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Ringing in the new semester

City College staff and faculty returned from winter break Jan. 19 and discussed how to stay attuned to student needs despite the grim news about budget cuts. Although the event was directed toward City College staff, faculty and administration, the issues were relevant to the entire campus community.