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City Talk, volume 98, issue 7

Obamacare is here. Rollout issues aside, the president’s new plan will impact every American in some way. City College students opened up about their views…

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State of the Union speaks to students

If you never used the emergency room for your primary care physician, you might not understand what being uninsured means.

If you never left home for class three hours early because you were between paychecks, could not afford gas and had to take the bus, you might not understand the significance of a minimum wage increase.

And if you never sat up late worrying about finding a decent job after graduation, you might not understand fearing the inevitable student loan bill that follows a diploma.

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Un-starving students

Years ago, college-goers were affectionately labeled starving students, and rightly so. City College students are among those who struggle daily just to get by when financial aid proves not enough and available student loans are at their limits.

Unfortunately, financial woes are not curable with a pill from the pharmacist, and there are no infomercials of magic wands to wave for pockets filled with cash. There are, however, realistic ways for those left short-changed by college to pad their purse.

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Top 5 Christmas gifts on a budget

Don’t have a lot of cash to spend on a loved one this Christmas and refuse to try beating the crowds in the crazy malls?…

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Top 10 Christmas movies

Ring in the holiday season with a warm fire, hot cocoa, and a classic Christmas movie to get in the spirit. Here are some films…

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City Talk

Some outrageous, some hilarious, and some even brow-raising, City College students share their most memorable holiday moments.

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Top 5 christmas jingles of all time

The holidays are right around the corner. The Express has created a list of the top five Christmas songs that you can enjoy while stuck…

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Christmas traditions

All around the world as the year draws to a close, people from many different countries and walks of life prepare to celebrate their winter…

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The importance of humanities

“Do you think the main role of college is to make students ready for the job market? If so, why? If not, why not?”

This may sound like a test question, but it’s actually a question posed by Katherine Schulten in a Nov. 16 article in the New York Times. In the article, Schulten suggests that college students are losing interest in the humanities as majors.

She questions whether higher education should just be about vocational and job training as opposed to focusing on the teaching of critical thinking, expanding knowledge of the world and exposing students to diverse attitudes.

As the scope of college changes, especially at community colleges, it’s certainly an interesting and relevant question. How important is it to study  elds like philosophy, culture, languages, music, art and history when these are  elds that don’t easily translate into jobs?

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Letter to the editor

Dear editors, I am a student at American River College. I have attended your campus as well. I am a seasoned contributor to the cultural…