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 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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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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