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City College introduces it first LGBTQ+ studies course

Leah Lentz, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The first LGBTQ+ studies course taught at the college level in the United States was at UC Berkeley in 1970. It would take another 16 years before City College of San Francisco would create the first Gay...

City College student Christian Rodriguez (center) takes possession of the ball from his rivals in a tournament against the Idaho Gem State Falcons on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Photo credit: Ellie Appleby /

City College student helps empower lives through basketball

Ellie Appleby December 16, 2023

Christian Rodriguez, a student at City College and CEO, founder and a coach of “Helping Empower Adaptive Lives” was on the basketball court with his team, the Sacramento Royals, in the thick of it,...

City College President Albert Garcia stands in front of the newly named Natural Sciences Building (NAS) Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Photo credit: Nick Shockey /

How President Albert Garcia plans to build community at City College

Emma Richman December 15, 2023

When City College President Albert Garcia isn’t attending back-to-back meetings with faculty, vice presidents, the district office and occasionally student board members, he can be found writing poetry.  Garcia...

City College softball pitcher Ava Seguin pitches during a scrimmage against Butte College on Nov. 17, 2023. Photo credit: Jada Trail /

Panthers softball prepares for upcoming season amid field renovation

Arthur Finan December 13, 2023

The Panthers softball team will have a newly renovated field ahead of their upcoming season, and on Friday, Nov. 17 they had their first chance to play a scrimmage on it against Butte College. Their official...

Performers present a Native American dance at Washington Neighborhood Center’s Legados y Futuros fundraiser on Oct. 19, 2023. Photo credit: Yoseph Daniel /

The Washington Neighborhood Center is looking to breathe new life into its community center

Yoseph Daniel December 12, 2023

Located on the corner of D and 16th streets in Sacramento, the Washington Neighborhood Center is a quiet building. With no signage for the center, the building seems like it has been untouched for quite...

Vendors and customers shop on Broadway during the Broadway International Festival on Nov. 4, 2023. Photo credit: Yoseph Daniel /

Third-annual Broadway International Festival showcases Sacramento’s diversity 

Yoseph Daniel December 4, 2023

Sacramento hosted its third-annual Broadway International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. The festival included local store owners, food vendors, and artists who performed their music live outside...

Portrait of Joan Didion  taken in 1970, courtesy of Kathleen Ballard of the Los Angeles Times.

Why City College should remember Joan Didion

Krystal La November 8, 2023

“The impulse for much writing is homesickness. You are trying to get back home, and in your writing you are invoking that home, so you are assuaging the homesickness.”  ~ Joan Didion, “The...

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Changes are coming to the federal financial aid form, what are they?

Robert Harris II November 7, 2023

The deadline and application process for the Free Application for Student Aid form, more commonly known as the FAFSA form, is approaching in December.  There have been a series of revamping efforts...

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Good news: City College professors say AI will not steal our souls (yet)

Krystal La November 3, 2023

In every blockbuster franchise since “The Matrix,” the looming presence of artificial intelligence (AI) is regarded as something to be feared. With recent advancements in AI-powered language and visual...

(Left to right) Rhonda Rios Kravitz, Tamara Knox, Patricia Sokolowski and Michie Dawn Kuratomi Bubano gather together to celebrate the Thrivers Exhibition soft opening on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. Photo credit: Neezy Jeffery /

Tamara Knox’s photography is ‘Thriving’ in the Russ Solomon Gallery

Neezy Jeffery October 31, 2023

The photo exhibition “Thrivers” has opened in the Russ Solomon Gallery by photographer Tamara Knox, former Express photojournalist, and former City College photo instructional assistant. This exhibit...

City College students respond to the prospect of debt as loan payments resume

City College students respond to the prospect of debt as loan payments resume

Arthur Finan October 24, 2023

Around the United States, people are feeling the crunch of debt — students at City College are no exception. Starting Oct. 1, payments on federal student loans resumed, after being frozen for over three...

Jessic Coppola, instructor of Nutrition 336, demonstrates a cookware device used in the process of beer making on Sept. 8, 2023 at the food-and-beverage lab at City College’s Davis Center. Photo credit: Ellie Appleby /

Food and Beverage Lab brings curriculum to life using food

Ellie Appleby October 11, 2023

"Imagine being in the organic chemistry class on campus, and you analyze the organic compounds in beer, all of a sudden it’s real, and you can taste and touch it, instead of analyzing a report of it...

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