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Sophomore utility Melissa Wall passes the ball Oct. 30 as City College takes on Modesto Junior College at Hoos Pool. Dianne Rose | Multimedia Editor | dianne.rose.express@gmail.com

Water Wings

For many, in addition to sleepless nights while studying for exams and waiting for financial aid disbursements, making new friends, joining clubs, falling in and out of love, and parties will make the list of college memories.

Such is not the case for all college students though.


City College, freshman forward, Michael Wiggins (middle) gets gets tied up with Shasta College, guard Chaz Thompson during the Beaver Classic Tournament at American River College Gym on Nov. 15th.

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From coach to player

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE. That’s what former City College basketball coach and current small forward on the men’s basketball team Michael Wiggins thinks. “Yeah, [I’m…


City College boxing students Alex Elias and Varie Walker spar during class Nov. 19 in the North Gym. Dianne Rose | Multimedia Editor | dianne.rose.express@gmail.com

The final punch-out

WHILE MANY STUDENTS ARE studying for finals, students in City College’s boxing class are training for their last matches of the semester. According to Varie…


City College freshman Madison Holmwaits with her father, Martin Holm after finishing her round during the Jan High Memorial tournament at the Bing Maloney Golf Course in October.

Finding a balance

GOLF IS A MENTAL game as much as it is a physical game, but when a player faces a daily battle with a disease like diabetes, the stakes are even higher.

As a diabetic, City College freshmen golfer Madison Holm says she must maintain normal blood sugar levels



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Reservist kicks for defense

American author and poet Henry David Thoreau once said, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” For some,…



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Marching to her own beat

Hmong soccer player, Mai Chang is the star defender for City College while also serving in the Army Reserve.


Taylor Laird, City College quarterback does homework while supporting his team at practice Sept. 25.

Quarterback Taylor Laird out for season

After working hard during fall training camp and impressing coaches, Taylor Laird got the starting quarterback position for the City College Panthers, according to the team’s head coach Dannie Walker.

The team won its season opener against Sierra College Sept. 7 in a game that went into overtime. City College won 37-31, and Laird threw for 474 yards and had 5 touchdowns.

And when it came time to play the second game of the season, Laird said that he was ready to go.

“I was very positive and upbeat,” said Laird.