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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…

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Disadvantages of social networking

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are social networking sites that everyone raves about. Social networking sites are used to share pictures, catch up with friends and…

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Volunteer to give thanks

The sights and sounds of the holidays are upon us, as Sacramento residents and Americans across the nation begin to decorate their houses for Halloween—some even for Christmas already—and purchase hoards of goods from multiple retail locations.

The City College Panther statue was covered in pumpkins recently for a Queer/Straight Alliance club fund-raiser selling those plump little orange squash. While this was for a noble cause, raising money for a college club, it seems this is what the holidays have become more and more in recent years.

Specifically, Thanksgiving and Christmas have become so commercial that most people celebrate these holidays without even realizing what they’re all about.


Christians vs. Halloween

Growing up Baptist, I was taught that Christians shouldn’t celebrate Halloween. When I was a bit older, I was told it was a satanic holiday,…

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Top 10 Halloween movies

PREFER TO STAY INDOORS while the ghosts and goblins come out to play? Creepy crawlers might lurk on the other side of the door; but…