Writers‘ words of wisdom
By | Staff Writer
March 9

Journalism students received an inside look at modern professional journalism from two award-winning journalists at the “Journalism in a High-Tech World” event Feb. 18 on campus.

Columbia University graduate Ericka Blount Danois and Columbia University Journalism Professor Samuel G. Freedman spoke to about 40 City College and Cosumnes College journalism students and faculty in the Cultural Awareness Center.

“There was so much I didn’t know,” said Danois while speaking about the early stages of her career working for then-new hip-hop magazines such as The Source, interviewing influential hip-hop artists such as …

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Panthers' talent pool
By | Staff Writer
March 3

More than 150 athletes from six contending colleges packed Hoos Pool for the Los Rios Invite Feb. 28 when the Panthers saw 317 points to place fifth.

The meet started with the women’s 400-yard medley relay. City College women’s Team A added 5.08 seconds to its entry time of 4:59.63 to place seventh among 10 teams. City College’s Team B recorded a time of 5:38.20, placing 10th in the event.

Up next was the men’s 400-yard medley relay. City College’s Team A dropped 13.85 seconds from its entry time of 4:16.43, landing the team first place in its heat, but seventh overall. Team B also dropped their time to 4:36.04, landing in 13th place overall.

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Panthers race 6-pack
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 26

City College track and field competed against contenders from six California community colleges Feb. 22 to win and lose events in the SCC Opener 2014.

Sounds of gunfire, whistles and yells filled Hughes Stadium Saturday as Panthers ran, jumped and threw in various events to defeat, and to be defeated by, rivals.

“We’re a young team and we (have) things to learn,” said Panthers’ assistant coach Lisa Bauduin.

Still, according to Bauduin, she and Panthers’ head coach Rob Dewar liked what they saw from the mostly freshmen team.

Women’s team freshman Mahogany Stitt took first in the high jump with her best jump of 5-6. Teammates Krystal Rodrick and Kyra Kumara placed second and third.

Rodrick would take first in the long jump with a leap of 15-9. City College sophomore Jahmisha Nelson followed in second and Stitt in third.

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Multimedia and beyond
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 26

Although it has been several years since Nick Hunte graduated from City College as a multimedia student and Express editor, he says City College is what led to his success in photojournalism, landing three jobs and working on his up-and-coming film project.

Dressed in a black jacket with a light blue Sacramento Kings shirt underneath, the photojournalist, student tutor and part-time City College student’s casual, laidback and friendly personality stands out as he discusses his passion for journalism,photography and sports.

Hunte originated from Queens, New York. He and his family moved to Sacramento after Kindergarten.

“I pretty much grew up here,” Hunte says.

Determined to continue chasing after his dreams in multimedia, Hunte keeps his days busy, working for the Roseville Press Tribune newspaper and Lifetouch photography. He also does film for the River Cats, and is in the process of creating his first Kickstarter video project with his friend and Sacramento Kings hip-hop dancer Isela, who asked the Express not to use her last name.

Hunte, who attended City College from 2004 to 2008 and is still involved on campus as a student tutor for a multimedia course, says he enjoyed writing for the Express because it…» Read More

Black History Month highlights inclusion of all races
By | Features Editor
Feb. 26

February is Black History Month. January marked Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Last December, Nelson Mandela died. The contributions of black world leaders are part of the ongoing conversation and have been for decades.

Yet leaders like King and Mandela resonate with the world because their messages go beyond skin color, believe City College academics. When Nelson Mandela accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, he described the similarities in his intents and those of his fellow Nobel winner, “statesman and internationalist, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

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City College pitcher awarded highest honor
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 26

The California Community College Athletic Association announced Jan 28 that it has selected City College pitcher Dan Sayles to receive its annual Scholar Athlete of the Year award for 2013.

The CCCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year award is the highest honor a community college athlete can receive, according to the organization.

The CCCAA only considers athletes who maintain a GPA above 3.5, demonstrate outstanding citizenship characteristics by participating in college and community activities, participate in at least two seasons of a sport at a California community college, and are strongly recommended by three people from the college, according to the CCCAA handbook.

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By | Staff Writer, Copy Editor
Feb. 26

A young couple paused by the doors of the Student Center Monday, eyeing the red and black poster advertising the “Health and Love A-Faire” inside.

“Hey, wanna go in there?” the young man nudged the young woman on his arm.

“No,” she replied with obvious derision. “I already know everything that I need to know.”

City College’s Sex Positive Week, which took over the Student Center and Learning Resource Center Feb. 10–13, sought to change that view. Instead of addressing sex through a lens of frustration, guilt and shame, presenters and event coordinators aimed to show sex as a natural, good and enjoyable part of life.

“I think people are a little bit scared to come in,” City College Counselor Richard Yang said while sitting behind a table at the event.

However, those who braved the threshold seemed to enjoy themselves.

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Panthers fan shows 16 years of pride
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 26

Bright lights reflect off hardwood floors, scoreboards and shot clocks light up, and the crowd anxiously anticipates the start of the game. The bleachers are filled with alumni, friends and family of players from both home and visiting teams, and fans of basketball. This is the typical scene for home games at City College.

And Randy Hicks, 49, is usually part of that scene, taking his place among the crowd of cheering fans. Hicks, who has been attending games since 1998, said he uses his love of sports and cheering for the many City College athletic programs as a form of therapy to help himself cope with a painful disability.

Most fans that come to the games at City College are currently students or alumni, but Hicks has never attended classes, nor does he have a relative that has. In fact, he has absolutely no connection to City College other than living the area.

“When I moved up the road I said, you know what? City’s here, this is my school. There’s a lot of history here,” said Hicks. “There’s a lot of history at Sac City.”

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Panthers win in walk off
By | Sports Editor
Feb. 23

The Panthers came from behind to win Thursday as third baseman Jerrod Bravo drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Panthers a walk-off victory over Butte College 6-5.

The Panthers struck early, scoring three runs in the third inning off a homerun from center fielder Jared James and a two RBI double from cleanup hitter Robbie Link.

Starting pitcher Nate Berumen threw seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings before he faltered in the fifth. In the top of the fifth a Roadrunners rally got them four runs to take the lead at 4-3.

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Panthers take Golden Eagles
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 20

After a slow start, City College’s softball team dominated Feather River College Feb. 15 with a final score of 12-3.

In the first inning of play, the Panthers had two doubles and a runner on third. An error by Feather River College allowed the runner on third to score, ending the first at 1-0

After some wild pitches and an earned run in the second inning by Panthers’ starting pitcher Meghan Wantz, City College softball coach Tim Kiernan decided to bring freshman pitcher Erikka Burke to the mound.

“(Burke) shut them down,” said Kiernan. “She came in, and stopped them and got the win.”

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