News

By | Online Editor in Chief
April 26, 2014

Sacramento Republic FC will host its inaugural home opener April 26 inside City College’s Hughes Stadium.

Republic FC will play its first home game to a sold-out crowd Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. inside Hughes Stadium. Hughes is the temporary home site for Republic FC’s first three home games until construction of the team’s new stadium at Cal Expo is complete, according to Republic FC’s website.

Doors open at 5:30 and $10-per-car parking is available in designated areas at and surrounding Hughes Stadium. Note that parking is limited and ticket holders are encouraged to walk to the event, carpool, or use public transportation.

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By | Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

The Cultural Awareness Center will present Pan-African Night April 25 in the Student Center.

We Speak: Honoring the Power and Voices of Students will pay honor to students through celebration. Entertainment scheduled for the evening includes West African drummers, student vocal, dramatic and spoken word performances, notable guests and much more.

We Speak is a free event and open to everyone who would like to attend from 6-9 p.m.

For more information about this event contact CAC at 916-558-2575 or visit www.scc.losrios.edu/-cac.

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By | Editor in Chief
April 22, 2014

A bomb threat Tuesday at City College resulted in the temporary evacuation of the Learning Resource Center.

According to Captain Chris Day of the Los Rios Police Department, at 2:30 p.m. an anonymous caller phoned in the threat to the California Highway Patrol.

Multiple Los Rios police units responded. In addition to City College officers, units from all of the district’s campuses responded.

“ARC, Folsom, CRC—they’re all here,” said Day.

An initial search of the building failed to uncover anything suspicious, reported Los Rios police officer Sargent Jay Lampano.

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Avian homes fill Kondos Gallery 4/11
By | Associate Editor
April 11, 2014

Kondos Gallery opened its newest exhibition, Birdhouses 4, with a lively reception April 3 at City College.

The fourth annual Birdhouse exhibition at Kondos Gallery featured local artists’ takes on namesake birdhouses, its opening reception packed-to-bursting with guests of which many knew one another.

“It’s crowded in there,” said attendee Jerry Norris. “But I did get around to all of the houses.”

From the rustic to the sleek and modern, birdhouses of all sorts comprise the display at Kondos Gallery. One formed of crumpled sheet music. Another a multi-family avian dwelling shaped as a cross with Mickey Mouse plush impaled to it. An ornate paper castle with scenes from classic fairy tales peek out through sides cutout of towering cardboard creations. A street lamp turned dwelling.

Some works suspend from the gallery ceiling, others stand upright on shelves, while still another rests amid depicted trees. None the imitator, a true tree limb coddling a nest appeared to sprout from a gallery wall.

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By | Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

City College Disability Services and Programs for Students—DSPS—will host the eighth annual Disability Awareness Day April 10 in the Quad from 10 am to 2 pm.

In a continuing effort to help people with disabilities succeed, increase public awareness of disabilities and dispel stigmas associated with disability, DSPS presents Disability Awareness Day on campus Wednesday.

According an event announcement from DSPS coordinator Gwyneth Tracy, representatives of various agencies plan to answer questions and provide demonstrations, tools and experiences. The event will also feature assistive technology such as Braille equipment and software by Apple for blind and visually impaired iPad users.

For additional event information contact Fong Vang at vangf@scc.losrios.edu or (916) 650-2792.

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City College goes green 4/22-23
By | Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Inspired by his students’ desire to help the environment and community, Phi Theta Kappa honors program coordinator and political science Professor Paul Frank is helping coordinate the only major eco-conscious event on campus to coincide with Earth Week.

This year’s festivities take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Quad. Phi Theta Kappa and Student Leadership & Development, under the advisement of Frank, will offer the City College community an education on what going green is all about.

The two-day event is focused around International Earth Day, this year on April 22, and will feature vendors that will have displays on the importance of green farming in the community.

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Water Worries
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

According to a Jan. 17 proclamation of a state of emergency by Gov. Jerry Brown, 2014 is projected to be California’s driest year on record. Brown has called on Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.

At this time City College has not received word from the Los Rios Community College District regarding any policy changes that might a effect campus water usage, said City College Communication and Public Information Officer Amanda Davis.

“For the eight years I have been here, I have always heard ‘drought’ as a buzz word,” Davis said. “But I think this is the first time it seems like a real issue. I mean, Folsom [Lake] is just a stream now.  This is serious.”

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New City College website up and running
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

City College website has received a makeover and now features a new interface, easier to navigate sections and an responsive design that will allow viewing on cell phones and tablets to resize the website for a more intuitive experience.

During March, the website design team hosted informational forums where members of the design team demonstrated the use of the new website, answered questions and made notes on improvements provided by attendees in an effort to introduce City College’s new online look that officially went live March 31.

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By | Staff Writer
April 8, 2014

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, 2014

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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