The new Subway on campus, located next to the City Café. The location was previously the spot of a teachers lounge. | Photo by Vanessa S. Nelson · vanessanelson.express@gmail.com

Editorial: Subway sends campus backward

City College is a constantly shifting community. Many students pass through in just a couple of years, much faster than a typical four-year university. Extinct…

Light on the end of railway tunnel.


Neill Little Editor in Chief nlittle03@gmail.com The light at the end of the tunnel is finally upon us: the end of the semester. Finals are…

Photo Illustration by Jason Pierce | jpierce.express@gmail.com

Watch our words spread hope like fire

A very disheartening event happened to me recently. My favorite comedy show is no longer funny. Normally, a show loses its comedic touch when a…


In Hillary we trust

What a year it has been. To many students on the City College campus, welcome to your first election. I wish I wasn’t writing that…

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Good enough is not good enough

Fifteen California community colleges were initially approved Jan. 20 to begin offering bachelor’s degrees by the Community College Board of Governors.

None of the Los Rios colleges were accepted into the pilot programs.

That’s because the Los Rios Community College District did not apply for a pilot program.

Some of the programs that have been initially approved are in fields in which Los Rios colleges have certificates or degrees available.

For example, American River College offers an associate’s degree in funeral services. Cypress College received approval for an expanded mortuary science program. The programs are identical in core curriculum. If Los Rios had applied, perhaps ARC could be offering a bachelor’s degree in that discipline.

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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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Nightmare on Job Hunt Lane

OCTOBER MARKS THE BEGINNING of the holiday season, the onset of fall and the spooks, ghouls, ghosts and goblins that make it obvious it’s time to dress up in…

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Smoking: To ban or not to ban?

THE SMOKING OF CIGARETTES is a topic that has created a deep divide among those who smoke and those who don’t.

We all know the health risks, yet many people continue to smoke. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette consumption kills more than 440,000 Americans per year, and second-hand smoke causes 49,400 deaths per year.

According to legalinfo.ca.gov, smoking in most enclosed workplaces in California, including inside restaurants and bars, was banned in 1995. In April 1970, advertising of cigarettes and tobacco products on TV was banned in the United States, says druglibrary.org. And from the 1970s to as recently as 2010, laws have continued to be passed in the United States to ban advertising on tobacco products including from magazines and billboards, according to Wikipedia.