News

By | Staff Writer
April 8

City College is celebrating Math Awareness month in April with a day of arithmetic festivities April 9.

City College’s Staff Resource Center invites all on campus to join in celebrating Math-Awareness month with a variety of hands on activities Wednesday in the Quad, outside the Learning Resource Center. The event is City College’s effort to make math fun while at the same time is a flex-credit opportunity for faculty.

According to Staff Resource Center event promotional materials, planned activities for the day include:

• A geometric hair- braiding demo • Sidewalk chalk Spiro-graphing • An interactive display of Fibonacci poetry • A human sundial activity • An activity on how to read Roman numerals • A math tattoo slideshow

Students are encouraged inquire of their respective faculty members if attending earns extra credit.

For more information, email assistant professor Gioia Fonda in the art department—FondaG@scccc.losrios.edu—for more information or contact Dean of Learning Resources Rhonda Rios Kravitz at (916) 558-2254 or FondaG@scccc.losrios.edu.

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By | Staff Writer
April 8

The voting period for the Student Associated Council—Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board—is Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8–9, and election voting is taking place online this year.

Enrolled students who are interested in voting for their favorite candidates can click on the “Vote!” tab on eservices, after logging in to their accounts. Voting is open from 7 a.m. 11:30 p.m. From this tab, students can also access information on candidates by viewing the student elections voting guide.

According to the website, “Only students who are enrolled in the Colleges of the District may vote in student body association and student trustee elections. A student may vote in the student body association election at each college they are enrolled in at the time of the election.”

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By | Online Editor in Chief
March 30

City College launched its fully redesigned more user-friendly website March 31 at http://www.scc.losrios.edu.

City College unveiled its new modern site Monday, thanks to thoughtful collaboration amongst the website’s redevelopment team whose work received critical attention. According to City College Confidential Public Information Officer Amanda Davis, the team remained focused on its goal of satisfying the expectations and needs of site visitors.

“Student success and building (an) user-friendly site has been at the heart of this project,” said Davis earlier.

The redevelopment team diligently combined efforts to unbury hard-to-find content and end no-result search returns typical of the old site. Site visitors were greeted Monday with an expanded database of up-to-date information more easily found.

Although the new site is designed for a more user-friendly experience, there may be a learning period before some users are fully comfortable using the sites features. City College’s upcoming website familiarizations sessions are free for the taking and will provide training specific to successful outcomes while navigating the website—keep on the lookout for session dates.

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Addressing sexual assault on campus and globally
By | Staff Writer
March 26

“No means yes, and yes means anal!”

Fraternity brothers chanted this while marching blindfolded pledges across the Yale University campus in the middle of the night in 2010.

Professor Martin Morales, chair of the department of political science and global studies at Cosumnes River College, pointed out that if this can happen at Yale, a pinnacle of higher education, it can happen anywhere.

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SCC launches new website 3/31
By | Staff Writer
March 26

City College’s website will have an all-new look starting March 31, according to Don Button, the graphic communication professor and project lead for the site redesign.

This modernized site will provide an improved source for students to find important information such as class locations, how to contact teachers and staff, events like sports and concerts, and updates on things like financial aid and course assignments.

In addition to the launch of the website, City College staff has hosted open forums throughout March so that students can get a feel for the changes and provide feedback to the site’s designers.

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Midterm police reports
By | Assistant News Editor
March 26

The Los Rios District Police Department responded to more than 70 incidents on City College campus in February and early March, according to the department’s clery crime reports.

According to district police, most calls were car-related, ranging from thefts and collisions to break-ins. A number of responses also dealt with stolen property and other miscellaneous incidents of drugs, disturbing the peace and fights.

“There’s different rushes at different times,” said Sergeant Alex Conroy, an officer stationed at City College. “One month we may have a huge car theft spree. Next month we may have a slew of locker thefts.”

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By | Staff Writer
March 25

The Kondos Gallery at City College will host its newest exhibition Paint by Numbers through March 26.

Paint By Numbers opened in the Kondos Gallery at City College March 6 to display nine paintings from 10 artists. According to City College Art department assistant Vasiliv Savchenko, the exhibition has had a good showing.

“[The number of attendees] is different every day,” Vasiliy Savchenko says. “Sometimes we have 5 people while other time we have 50 people. It all just depends on the day.”

See Paint by Numbers at Kondos Gallery through March 26 Monday-Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., Friday, noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

For more information or to make an after-hours viewing appointment, email stevens@scc.losrios.edu or call (916) 558-2559.

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SCC's Interviewing Basics gives job-seekers upper hand
By | Staff Writer
March 24

Students who completed the Career Center’s workshop on the basic principles of interviewing March 10 left armed with skills and strategies aimed at increasing the odds for a successful employment interview.

The workshop, Interviewing Basics was hosted by the Career Center and led by ARISE graduate intern Lauren Kramp in the Learning Resource Center.

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By | Staff Writer
March 21

Covered California representatives will be on campus until March 31 to answer general Affordable Healthcare Act questions and assist even more students than expected in signing up for healthcare.

According to Program Manager Cathy Schulze for Covered California—the state’s insurance exchange version of Obamacare—an expanded medical plan took effect in January that has increased the number of full-time students who qualify for Medical and who may get free healthcare.

“Were finding that a slight majority of the people we’re seeing are more Medical-eligible than Covered California eligible,” Schulze said and encourages students not to hesitate in stopping by an information table.

To help explain what has been a frustrating experience for many, assistants will be ready to help Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. in either City Cafe or Rodda Hall North through March 31.

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Election candidate forum 4/3
By | Staff Writer
March 20

The Student Associated Council (SAC) and the Student Trustee for the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees positions will be decided in the upcoming spring 2014 student elections by student majority vote via eServices April 8-9.

SAC and Student Trustee candidates have just nine day—April 1-9—to convince City College’s student body that they are the best candidates to vote for come election time April 8-9. According to City College’s current Senate Public Relations Secretary and 2014 Student Trustee candidate Gavin Felder, candidates should take campaigning seriously.

“This is considered a local government election,” said Felder.

Candidate forums during the campaign period will give students opportunity to learn who the candidates are, what each stands for, and why each feels they are the person best fit for their running position. Candidate forums take place April 1 and April 3 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Quad.

To remind and encourage students to vote, as well as for students to socialize with the candidates one-on-one, an election promotion barbeque is scheduled April 8 in the Quad from 11:30 a.m. until the food runs out. According to Senate Vice President Danny O’Neil, getting to know the candidates is important.

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