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Adventure awaits in Paris, Florence
By | Staff Writer
March 18

Students interested in earning an education while exploring Paris, Florence and other European cities, mark your calendars for Feb. 11.

City College and fellow campuses of the Los Rios Community College District will host Study Abroad information sessions for 2014 summer terms in Paris, France, and Florence, Italy.

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By | Staff Writer
March 17

Paid fundraisers of the non-profit Save the Children are making their presence known at City College in hopes of finding members of the campus community who would like to sponsors children in need.

“Our primary goal here is to inform and educate the public, and get people to sign up today as child sponsors,” said Darren Auger, a Save the Children fundraiser recruiting sponsors at City College. “One out of four children are currently living before the poverty line here in the United States alone. They also live in harsh conditions, where the basics like good nutrition, education, medical care or dental are hard to come by.”

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Navigating Career Day workshop  3/20
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March 15

In a continuing effort to help students gain employment, City College’s Career Center invites students to Navigating Career Day March 20 from noon – 1 p.m. in BUS 143.

According to City College career counsel Natasha Vyakhk, Navigating Career Day is one in a series of workshops designed for students preparing to meet perspective employers on campus May 7 during Career Day.

“We hope to get students ready for career day,” said Vyakhk.

Several other workshops are scheduled leading up to Career Day. Each is free to attend and students do not have to bring anything besides themselves, according to Vyakhk. “We even have paper and pens.”

Workshop topics include interviewing, job hunting, resume formatting and networking.

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Club Day dampened
By | Staff Writer
March 12

Club Day at City College typically boasts a variety of outdoor activities, filling the quad with booths for a slew of clubs, each packed with eager members trying to add a touch of pizzazz in order to pique interest and boost club membership.

This semester, due to unexpected rain, Club Day was forced to take cover in the Student Center, causing some clubs to cancel and leaving the remaining clubs to make do with only one table.

Space was tight and the stage was small, but the cheer squad and the Stomp Team performed as planned. Cosmetology students painted creative designs on prospective club member nails, and the Engineering Club attempted to break its Popsicle stick bridge. The Clubs and Events Board drew students in with free hotdogs and the smell of fresh popcorn.

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Marchers demand lower tuition fees
By | News Editor
March 12

The annual March in March rally for higher education took the message of affordability “from the classroom to the Capitol” on March 3 as City College students joined others from several California community colleges on the south steps, despite the rainy and cold weather conditions.

The rally took place from 11 a.m. to noon and featured several speakers, including Assembly members, community college students and professors. Approximately 300 students showed up at the Capitol, chanting slogans like “no cuts, no fees—education must be free,” and “students united—we will never be divided.”

Student Senate President for California Community Colleges Aaron Bielenberg, who is a mathematics major at Mendocino …

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By | Staff Writer
March 9

Nine years after being named vice president of administrative services at City College in October 2005, Robert Martinelli will retire in July.

According to Martinelli, he is ready to spend time with his family.

“It’s time to retire,” said Martinelli.

As he moves forward, students, staff and faculty will be reminded of Martinelli through the many contributions he will leave behind.

Through years of planning and executing renovations, upgrades and facelifts on …

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By | Staff Writer
March 2

City College’s Student Senate invites all to join the March in March 2014 to rally for higher education reform on the Capitol’s west steps March 3.

Thousands from college campuses across California will gather at Raley Field and march to the Capitol’s west steps Monday in effort to show state Legislature that students and their education matter, that educational costs matter and that, come November, students’ votes will especially matter.

The Student Senate invites students to gather on campus at the fountain in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Monday from 8–8:30 a.m., and then proceed to the light rail station from 9–9:30 a.m. At that time, participants may choose to board one of two trains. Those marching from Raley Field will take the earlier train; protestors going directly to the Capitol will take the later.

Thousands from California’s colleges will depart from Raley Field at 10 a.m. and march to the Capitol to rally on the west steps from 11 a.m. to noon.

March in March 2014 is a flex-schedule event and qualifies for extra-credit — students are encouraged to consult with his or her professor regarding time conflicts.

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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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