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The Express

From travel to TV, recreation and relaxation


Kay Barnes | Features Editor | [email protected]

Options abound for City College students

With March heading to a close, two major events are fast approaching for City College students: midterms and spring break.

Campus will be closed March 30–April 5, and, according to City College business major Maira Coxx, it’s a great opportunity to get caught up on either schoolwork or social life.

“I look forward to the break every year ever since I was in elementary school,” says Coxx. “I think everyone does because it’s a time to catch up on homework, hang out with friends and just veg out at home. It’s what I’m going to be doing.”

Here are some recommended ways to spend your week of downtime:

Try these literary distractions from The New York Times bestsellers list:
• “I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller” by Terry Hayes
• “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara
• “Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets” by Evan Roskos
• “The Dresden Files” by Jim Butcher
• The “Harry Potter” series
Or, you could pick up a copy of City College psychology Professor Gayle Pitman’s children’s book, “This Day in June,” for a bit of Stonewall award-winning children’s book charm.
Literary classics also worth a read:
• “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie
• “A Study in Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
• “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams
• “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller
• “Beloved” by Toni Morriso
• “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain

• “Home,” “Get Hard” and “Furious 7” are open in theaters over the break, so grab a group of friends and hit the cinema for a new release.
• Netfl ix also offers many a movie for those whose spring break goals might include remaining in pajamas as many days in a row as possible.

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• NEW: “Last Man on Earth,” “Battle Creek,” “iZombie,” and “Dig”
• CONTINUING: “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Supernatural,” “NCIS,” “The
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Heading out of town could provide days of distraction:
• Historic Folsom’s Old Town
• Placerville
• San Francisco
• Tahoe

Outdoor Activities
Keeping close to home is sometimes an attractive option during the break, but there’s always plenty to do in and around Sacramento.
Places to go:
• Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, also known as the American River Bike Trail
• Historic Old Sacramento
• The Sacramento Zoo

Students who want to add a little culture to their break have a range of choices:
• At the Crocker Art Museum: “Toulouse-Lautrec” exhibit through
April 26
• “Dine in Decadence with Toulouse-Lautrec: Talk and Dinner” on April 2
• California State Capitol Museum: “California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition” until April 24
• Discovery Museum, Science & Space Center: “Meet a Scientist” March 28-29
• Franklin Community Library in Elk Grove: “Shadow Puppet Performance Art”
April 1
• Sacramento Zoo: Recycle Rummage Sale and Earth Fest: Party for the Planet April 4
• 24th Street Theater: “Willy Wonka” through April 4
• Fairytale Towne: “Spring Eggstravaganza” and “Tales of Br’er Rabbit” April 4-5From travel to TV, recreation and relaxation

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