New drinking fountain helps save planet
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 28

After practice and fitness classes, many dehydrated students can be seen refilling their water bottles under the vertical spout of the new eco-friendly drinking fountain near the cafeteria.

What’s different about this drinking fountain is that it keeps track of every ounce of water consumed, calculating how many plastic water bottles have been saved, according to EZH2O fountain company. As of Feb. 24, the number reads over 7,700.

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City College to restrict smoking areas
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 26

The City College Safety Committee recently completed a smoking survey of more than 3,000 students, staff and faculty to help determine where to designate smoking areas on campus, which, if approved, would be instituted this fall semester.

Wendy Gomez, a City College Health Services nurse and faculty chair of the Safety Committee, has been educating people on the health benefits of quitting smoking and supporting individuals who want to quit for the six years she has worked on campus, and was one of the main people responsible for the survey.

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By | Staff Writer
Feb. 25

Applications to become a speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony will be available Friday, Feb. 28, in the Student Development Office of the South Gym, Room 226.

The deadline to turn in applications is March 28. Graduation will be held at Memorial Stadium this year on Wednesday, May 21.

In order to apply, a student needs to be graduating this spring, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and the ability to speak in front of large crowds, according to Chris Torres.

Student Leadership and Development Student Affairs Specialist “[Being the] grad speaker gives students a chance to shine,” said Torres.

How the graduation speaker chooses to shine is up to the individual because, Torres said, student speakers can talk about anything they want at the podium.

“We don’t have any guidelines on content. We leave it up to [the student],” said Torres.

Past graduation speakers have taken the opportunity to thank their families and faculty who have helped them reach their educational goals, said Torres.

Gavin Fielder, City College Student Senate Secretary of Public Relations who plans to apply for graduation speaker this year, said, if chosen, he wants to do more.

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Sacramento Pathways to Success program aims to help students
By | Online News Editor
Feb. 20

Sacramento Pathways to Success, a partnership signed by leaders of three Sacramento educational institutions last April, provides students with opportunities for success in college as they look for a future career, according to City College Public Information Officer Amanda Davis.

While the partnership is still in the early stages of planning and execution, its leaders are looking for volunteers and students to pledge time and effort to help out, said Davis.

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City politics
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 18

Textbook costs, Scantron vending machines and the price of parking permit were among issues addressed Feb. 5 during City College’s Student Senate public meeting.

According to Secretary of Public Relations Gavin Fielder, the issues this spring 2014 semester are not the same as those of last semester.

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By | Staff Photographer, Writer
Feb. 14

City College’s Sex+City week closed with a packed audience Feb. 13 at its final event Thursday Night Threesome.

Sex+ City week ended with a blast Thursday when Master of Ceremonies Keith Lowell Jensen opened up the night with laughs, lightening the mood for the start of Thursday Night Threesome.

The night was full information about the institution of marriage by Jaye Cee Whitehead, Ph.D., Author Darrell Ray, Ed.D. educated audience members about the evolution of sex, starting off with ducks and finishing with the great apes and humans. Author Laci Green closed the evening with in-depth information about sex and the biology of men and women, what is consent, and how to be safe when it comes to sex.

Sex+City at City College offered the campus community a four-day look at the nationwide Sex Positive movement, which promotes the exploration of open-minded sexuality and the value of safety when engaging in sexual activity.

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By | Online editor
Feb. 10

City College President Kathryn Jeffery invites everyone on campus to join her for heart healthy activity Feb. 11 at the launch of Come Walk with Me.

“Health experts say, ‘The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits,’” said Jeffery in a Feb. 5 email. “And while walking together, we will build new connections while improving our health one step at a time.”

Come Walk with Me will launch Tuesday from 11:45-12:30 p.m., commencing at the south entrance of Hughes Stadium. Participants will enjoy light stretching, followed by a 20-minute walk. Water will be provided.

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Scholarship money up for grabs
By | News Editor
Feb. 5

Students who are looking for a little extra financial boost can apply for scholarships through the SCC Foundation or the City College Transfer Center.

Both the Foundation and the Transfer Center offer several scholarship opportunities for students, many of which require very little effort to apply for, according to the facilitators of the programs.

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Diverse community defines City College
By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

The Face of Sacramento City College is changing with increasing ethnic minority enrollment, according to federal statistics. The growing percentage of students at City College who are Hispanic or Latino reflects a national population trend.

At 29 percent, Caucasians are the largest population group at City College, followed by Hispanic or Latino at 26 percent, Asians at 22 percent, and black or African-Americans at 12 percent, two or more races at 6 percent, unknown race or ethnicity at 3 percent, American Indian or Alaskan Native at 1 percent. The total population consists of 56 percent women and 44 percent men, according to the National Center of Education Statistics.

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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

National honor society welcomes 156 new members from City College at annual induction ceremony

CITY COLLEGE’S ACADEMIC HONOR society Phi Theta Kappa hosted its annual new member induction ceremony Nov. 13.

“This year there were 156 new members of Phi Theta Kappa with 25 of those new members attending the induction ceremony,” said academic honors program coordinator Professor Paul Frank.

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