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8 Marching bands were only
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the Capital City Classic
class helps students
09.25.2008 | Thursday | Volume E | Number 2
Serving the Sacramento City College Community Since 1922
Texas Southern claws back,
14,000 attend game
at City College’s
Terri M. Venesio | Sports Editor
The Texas Southern University Tigers
beat the Shaw University Bears 40-29
Sept. 13 at Hughes Stadium in the first annual Express Photo | Michael Iredale
Capital City Football Classic.
The game didn’t start out well for the Ti-
gers. Two plays into the game, Shaw defensive Club Day Oct. 2
back Gerard Jones intercepted a pass from Tiger
quarterback Bobby Reid.
The Bears quickly moved up the field on
the ensuing possession but was hindered by Christopher Geanakos | academic credentials
incomplete passes. Faced with a fourth-and-six Staff Writer
for transfer, clubs on
situation, the Bears sent their kicking team to campus also expose the
the field. Lincoln Shepherd’s 43-yard field goal The first Club Day diversity of culture at
kick was good and Shaw was on the scoreboard of the fall semes- City College. From the
with three points. ter will be Oct. 2 on the French Club to belly
On their next possession, Bears running City College Quad. The dance, the variety of
back Johnny Wooten scored the first touchdown Quad will be teeming multiculturalism can be
of the game on a 21-yard run. The Tigers refused with booths, each one an eye-opener to those
to leave the first quarter empty handed, and representing a different who know little of other
scored on a Robert Hersh field goal in the final campus club. cultures.
seconds of the quarter. “The purpose of “The clubs have
The Tigers’ defense started working on the Club Day is to help pro- helped me understand
comeback in the second quarter. Quarterback mote diversity and give many different cultures,”
Marcus Brooks fumbled on the first play of the our clubs the opportuni- Bernard said.
Bears possession. The fumble was recovered by ty to reach an audience,” Clubs on campus
Tiger linebacker Antonio St. Rose and returned said Elika Bernard, a have another purpose, ac-
29 yards for the Tigers first touchdown. Student Leadership and cording to City College
The Bears got three more points from an- Development represen- student Steve Macias.
other Shepherd field goal, but the Tigers would tative. “[It’s like] being “You really invest in
get their first lead of the game on the following in a world festival.” your education,” said Ma-
possession. Facing a fourth down near the goal Express Photo | MartÍn Gonzalez Kimberly Beyrer, cias. “You want to be in
(SEE Classic on Sports page 7) Texas Southern quarterback Bobby Reid tries to break a tackle by Shaw outside linebacker coordinator for Student school each day because
Martellus Braxton in the first half of the Capital City Football Classic on Sept. 13 at Hughes Stadium. Leadership and Devel- you have something to
opment, gives a reason make your own.”
why students should be Students are en-
Come as you are
interested in joining a couraged to start up
club on campus. clubs of their own if
“Universities love they don’t find any
Christopher Fiala | Staff Writer and get help if they need it. students were sent invitations and called at home a student with a 4.0 but that suit their interests,
“[We are here] to induct the students in the by City College. There were about 50 students at- they love even more an Beyrer said.
With Freshman Welcome Day, City Col- Sacramento City College family,” Poindexter said. tending. Several students left, some to take phone active student involved “You must be in-
lege’s Student Services tried to ease the Some students, such as 19-year-old Andrew calls, some not to return, which, according to the on campus,” Beyrer said. spired with an idea. If
transition into college. Moran from Sacramento felt that VP Poindexter got Student Services staff, was not what they wanted “Research that shows you can get at least 10
Officials who spoke at the Sept. 17 rally included his point across. to see. connected and involved people and a faculty
Vice President of Instruction Debbie Travis and Vice “[The rally] got me motivated and made me ASG President LaToya Daniels wants to be sure students are more suc- adviser, you can start a
President of Student Services Michael Poindexter. feel much more comfortable and confident about all students know she is always there for them. cessful academically club,” Beyrer said.
succeeding,” Moran said. “We are here for you, come see us, you are [has been done].” Club Day will run
The overall message to the students was that this
Besides helping 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
is a family here at City College, not to feel scared According to Poindexter, 3,600 incoming always welcome,” Daniels said.
students strengthen their Quad.
Crime at City College light rail
Indepen-dance Summer robbery occurs, but overall crime low
Reneé Macauley | Staff Writer is not a significant source of crime on crime at the light rail station rarely “Weird things happen every day. You
campus. He admits vagrants ride light happens. just get used to it.”
Two women were assaulted and rail, but said they avoid City College. In addition, LRPD Captain Valerie City College biology major Kristi-
robbed July 18 at the City Col- At most, three light rail related crimes Cox said RT police and the Sacramento na West said she loves the light rail. Ev-
lege light rail station by three unknown were reported in the last year. LRPD Police Department cast a watchful eye ery day there is something interesting,
subjects, according to a Los Rios Police annual reports for 2006 show the most over the light rail and City College sta- like the eccentric man she saw offering
Department crime bulletin released illegal activity. Fifteen drug violations tion. Both organizations collaborate with free salami to fellow passengers.
Aug. 28, shortly after the beginning of occurred at Los Rios-related public LRPD to ensure the safety of riders. “It’s fun,” West said. “Can’t get
the fall semester. properties, like the light rail station, “I think light rail has been a won- that in a car.”
Two unknown males, described during that year. derful addition to campus because it City College Public Information
by the suspects as either Hispanic or Although there is a 60-day crime provides students economic transporta- Officer Amanda Hamilton also sup-
Asian and an African American, and log, statistics for Los Rios crimes go up tion,” Cox said. ports the light rail as a major conve-
one unknown Hispanic female, robbed to 2007 according to Washington. Based on the number of Universal nience for staff and students. Hamilton
the victims of an iPhone, iPod and other “There is some crime, don’t get Transit Passes distributed this semester, no longer rides light rail, but did for
personal property at 2:30 p.m. at the me wrong,” Washington said, “fights, potential crime is not stopping an es- years to Sacramento State University
station, police said. The suspects are theft and fare evasion.” timated 10, 719 City College students and her job downtown.
still at large. Different gangs across Sacramento from riding light rail. LRPD wants students to be aware
The City College Light Rail have members who ride light rail, and City College business marketing of their surroundings. The more wit-
Exress Photo | Michael Iredale Station provides more benefits than City College Station sits on a neutral major Brandy Rocha doesn’t drive and nesses there are, the less chance there
Mexican Folklorico dancer Lorena Ruedas performs during drawbacks, despite initial concerns ground between territories, Washington relies on the light rail daily. She is used is of a crime occurring, Washington
the Mexican Independence Day celebration at City College about crime. said. Confrontation happens. People to watching arguments between the said.
on Sept. 16. The event was sponsored by the Brown Issues Los Rios Police Department Sgt. can also enter campus late at night re- homeless and the restless. “When you travel, walk the lighted
and Puente clubs. Brian Washington said Sept. 8 the gardless if they are students or not. “I’ve never had it be late and it o pathways, walk in groups, be aware of
Sacramento Regional Transit’s light rail But the LRPD maintains that nly takes eight minutes,” Rocha said. your surroundings,” Washington said.
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Editor in Chief
editor’s note What’s up?
Terri M. Venesio • Sports
Julie Tobias • Web
Let it play
Christine Carey • Opinion
There is a quote from one of thing I basically already had didn’t at least the world of the newspaper.
Nicole Cardoza • Features
my first favorite songs that bother me. So I downloaded the Indeed, this is probably what always
Stephanie LaRue • Features continues to resonate in my head. album and synched it to my iPod so happens, in the newspaper world as
Jack Remson • News It goes, “you can’t always get what I could listen to it on my commute well as life.
Mi’Cal Harrison • Special you want.” It is from the song of to City College, whenever I felt like There will always be things we
Features that name by the Rolling Stones, listening to those old songs. want, but can’t get. We want a good
off their 1969 album Let It Bleed. I I find the message (the mes- grade, but we don’t want to show
first got this album as a vinyl. Yes, sage that I deduced from that verse up for class. We want a budget,
Photo Editor an actual record. of the song) increasingly relevant but we don’t want to take from the
Michael Iredale Eventually, my phonograph to growing up and dealing with taxpayers. We want to succeed, but
broke, the result of an accident more responsibilities now more we don’t want to work.
while I was moving stuff around in than ever. Just remember, “you can’t
my room. As the editor of The Express always get what you want, but if
Andrew Clementi But, a few months ago before newspaper, there are so many you try sometimes, you might get
classes started, I decided to down- things I came in wanting to do. Of what you need.” It’s what gets me
Advertising Manager load that whole album from the course, I’ve had to compromise through the day.
Hannah Ucol iTunes Music Store. I am a sucker many of the ideas that I thought
for nostalgia, so paying for some- would revolutionize the world, or
‘round the flag
Ben Hoeman CHRISTINE CAREY
A rare find
Muriel Strand As a young woman growing and was called for duty in 1942. He son who was also a vet for our great
Alexa Tijerino up in a generation that praises died in 1994. nation. I think our country needs to
celebrities, skinny models, every “We knew wthat we wanted hear from people like Pearl who are College textbook prices expenses before each semester”
low-fat/non-fat/zero calorie product, so we decided to go get married,” considered “the greatest generation” aretoo high, and City Col- according to the Committee on
it’s hard to remember or recollect Pearl said.” Then WW II came along of our nation. Happenings our youth lege officials, state and federal Education and Labor summary
our countries’ true historical mo- and he was called out. He went to could only read in books, we can lawmakers, and publishers aren’t of the bill.
Randall Briggs ments and people. Stockton, then he finally ended up in learn from the “horses mouth,” and doing enough to help out stu- We believe that this is not a
Marcos Chavez As I walk into a Dixon, Calif. England. It wasn’t the most pleasant get a real life perspective. dents. solution to the problem of high
Aundria Dawson residents’ home, I put on my pink but, you knew you had to do it, and “I think, with some work, Ba- The blame cannot be solely textbook prices, and since stu-
Windee Dawson Armani glasses my mother bought you did it.” rack Obama could become a good placed on one group: instructors dents will have a hard time pay-
for me. I quickly pull out my laptop Pearl has seen it all: from the president,” Pearl said. He’s got a lot aren’t the ones who select what ing for textbooks regardless of
Martín Gonzalez and turn the ringer off my Verizon bombings at Pearl Harbor, the trag- to learn, but don’t a lot of us have a books will be used, that is up to how much time the have to plan
Jana Hendler phone. I glance at the woman I am edies during Vietnam to the 9/11 lot to learn? McCain scares me be- the individual departments. The for it. Of course, no solution will
Allison Valenzuela sitting across from, an 88-year-old terrorist attacks on our own soil. cause I think he has been too much City College bookstore orders the be totally satisfactory to one or
Melissa Rathje named Pearl S. Lincoln, a woman “Pearl Harbor was a shock that of a Bush man to be a part of what books that the departments want. more of the parties involved.
who was married to the seventh shook the nation. 9/11 was far big- we are looking for. It’s going to take Also, federal and state lawmak- Ultimately, the solution
cousin of our nation’s 16th president, ger, they came in and really killed, a lot of work to get us straightened ers have been passing legislation should be geared towards helping
Designers Abraham Lincoln. I immediately but WWII was a different kind of out and to get us where we’re going. to ease the financial burden on students. In order to help students
Sarah Hagadorn wanted to crush my Armanis and war.It was a war they said to end all I don’t care who it is.” students. out in the meantime, departments
Charles Linzie burn my Ugg boots, I have history wars, didn’t end all wars…they kept In a world full of Chanel and One bill federal lawmakers need to choose books that have
Tomoko Matsuzawa right in front of me, and all I could coming,” Pearl said. Gucci, our youth needs more his- have drafted and passed this year used copies readily available
worry about before this interview 16 million U.S. veterans of torical knowledge and awareness. is the College Opportunity and for purchase. Instructors also
was whether my pink shirt matched WWII are dying at a rate of more I ask students to put down their Affordability Act of 2007 (which shouldn’t have to change les-
Patrick Simmons my earrings. Pearl was born on than 1,000 a day and now number iPhones and pay more attention to was signed into law by President son plans if a new edition of the
Tina Swain June 20 1920. she met her husband, about 2.5 million, estimates the De- people like Pearl. Trust me, your Bush on Aug. 23) that they say textbook they are using for their
Hannah Ucol Harry A. Lincoln Jr. through a partment of Veterans Affairs. This is grade point average and brain will will make college more afford- class becomes available.
friend in Nov. of 1940 and married why I think Pearl has a unique per- thank you. able in general. However, the bill The longer term solution
three months later in Feb. of 1941. spective on election ’08 coverage. says that publishers only need would be for publishers to lower
Advisers Lincoln was in the National Guard She was married to a historical per- to give “advanced information” their prices. However, even to the
Don Button on textbook pricing to students most optimistic person, this sort
Dianne Heimer in order to “help them plan for of action is far off, at best.
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“I never talk that way.” “On the news when this guy “Being homeless and having “I Couldn’t get my rivet sheet “John McCain’s Vice
jumped out and got tazed two kids. It’s pretty stressful. right. I did it backwards.” Presidential pick.”
Journalism Association of
Community Colleges by the cops, I was like WTF. It’s gonna be alright, you
California Newspaper The way he just dropped know what I’m saying. I
Publishers Association down and fell. just look at it as long as I’m
Make Contact: still breathing and I’m still
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Do you make
the bank, or
William Coburn | Staff Writer books worth it? Or should we bal-
ance that with a more cost-effective
Be it through a Board of $70 grammar handbook instead?”
Governors Grant or your I am, however, thoroughly
own checking account, City impressed by the work ethic and
College students are finding ways optimism of the students I found
to pay for their education. on my wholly unscientific poll, be-
Although sometimes state fund- cause, I’ll be honest, I did not have
ing isn’t quite enough, even with his that at all.
Board of Governors waiver to pay With the cost of books handled
for books and other school nice- by my parents, and tuition by the all
ties, Mike Buckley works full time important BOGG, academic failure
Being “hands free” which he says takes a lot of time
away from studying, leaving him to
do homework between classes. The
I think is the only term that could
hope to describe my first two years
in the Los Rios system. I bounced
Express Photo Illustration | Andrew Clementi
balance, however, leaves him with from major to major, communica-
Does it really make a difference? a healthy level of stress that pushes
him to work hard and not waste his
tion one semester, English education
the next, a brief stint in psychology,
own time. and finally dead-ending in journal-
Even with educational needsz ism. My classes-attempted list
Alexa Tijerino | Staff Writer It makes no sense that I can still get away technically, we are still engaging in conversation fully covered, Nikki Gordon, a City doesn’t come close to anything that
with eating a meal and text messaging multiple even when using a hands-free device. Talking on College student keeps on top of could be on a transfer list, much
I have managed to master eating an conversations about what I did last night all while the phone while driving is distracting in general. things because she says she wants less a humble GED. As for my
entire Chipotle burrito while driving driving. I find that to be much more distracting Geology instructor Kathryn Stanton, agrees with to work harder to not waste Dad’s grades, those first few semesters,
on the freeway. I can also drink my morning than putting the thing to my head simply holding the new law. “From what I’ve read, it’s like equiva- money, although even if she were I hope whoever ends up handling
coffee, fix my hair, clean the thumbprint spots a cell phone to my ear. lent to driving after a couple of drinks,” Stanton to receive a grant she would keep my transfer does as well as I did to
off my sunglasses, and dip my fries in ketchup “It seems like it makes sense what they’re said. “You know, it’s that level of distraction.” working just as hard without the ignore them.
and ranch dressing – I can do almost anything trying to do, like , make it safer, but with all the Despite the controversy, many support the threat of parental reprimands and Was my poor performance really
while driving in my car. However, there is other things that people do in the car it doesn’t new law if it means fewer accidents on the road. lectures over the cost of education. the effect of my disconnect from the
one exception. Since July 1 of this year, I Several City College students even admit that A quick glance at the lines short-term responsibilities that school-
have been prohibited by law to talk on my cell talking on their cell phones while driving almost outside the Financial Aid office ing entails? Or was it a more direct
phone without a hands-free device. The truth is, caused most them to have an accident. will show you how many students side effect of discovering a disposable
California law now restricts the use of cell people do all I think if it keeps people safer and the amount still need help in paying their way income that could be wasted on fast
phones while driving in the car. Drivers over the kinds of things of accidents go down based on the law, then it’s through school. women and cheap cars (which I guess
age of 18 are required to use a hands-free device, a good law,” said John Cardoza, a 21-year-old “It would be difficult,” Jules could have been solved if I, person-
such as a headset, a Bluetooth earpiece, or speak-
while driving. City College student.
Subtracting Hatchett says. “I would find other ally, had paid for that $150 trig book
erphone if they wish to talk on their cell phones, When it comes down to it, I would rather means.” I failed at using properly). Maybe it
a. However, there is no specific law prohibiting one from the not have to pay a fine for a ticket that could be was, as I like to think, merely an effect
Private financers are many, but
text messaging while driving. list is not avoided, so I follow the law and use an earphone they’re also far more selective than of a young creatively inclined person
Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use their going to make gadget to talk on the phone while driving. I’ll colleges themselves, so they’re not a having no idea what to do with his
cell phones at all while on the road. They are a significant admit, the earphone piece makes driving a little reliable way of funding after classes future, and taking his time to feel out
banned from text messaging and talking on the differance. easier, but I could do fine without it. have started. his path in life.
phone whether if they are using a hands-free I can see the good intentions with this hands- Still waiting on his BOGG fee No matter which is the truth, I’ll
device – or not. free cell phone law, but if I can still apply mascara waiver to clear, the cost of books agree with Nikki Gordon when she
However, drivers under 18 can use their in the car, then I should still be able to use my still worries City College student says, “It depends on the person.”
phones in an emergency. Despite your age, the really make a difference,” says 18-year-old stu- phone however I wish. The truth is, people do Sameer Amir. Even if that means, students of
only way for you to get away with having your dent Diana Djalili. all kinds of things while driving. Subtracting one “Makes you think twice,” Amir City College, you’re all better than
cell phone held to your ear is if you have an The point of this law is to make our roads from the list is not going to make a significant said. “Are multiple $120 math me. Congrats.
emergency. safer and to prevent accidents and deaths, but change.
Teen Pregnancy edging back up
Muriel Strand | Staff Writer kids when she was an energetic teenager and
having grandkids in her 40s.
While it’s OK with Republicans for “I grew up with my kids,” Lesh said.
Bristol Palin to be a teen mom, most “I wouldn’t enjoy my grandkids as much
parents of teens think it’s a really bad now.”
idea. Why do Republicans think pregnancy is On the other hand, Alicia E., an auditor who
a bad idea for unmarried teens without moral was a single mother at 17 in 1971 before abortion
values who aren’t the daughter of the first was legal in her state, thinks it would have been
woman ever on the Republican presidential nice to have some support. She regrets choosing
ticket? work rather than welfare, believing her daughter
I bet most Republicans aren’t so comfort- isn’t as secure as she would have been if work
able with other aspects of teen pregnancy. and school had left more time for care.
Despite abstinence education, almost half of Teen pregnancy is associated with
all U.S. high school students have had sex, poverty, poor prenatal care, and low-birth
and slightly more than half are sexually ac- weight. Poor nutrition for mothers during
tive by 18, according to the 2007 Youth Risk pregnancy can mean lifelong health risks for
Behavior Survey of The National Campaign their children. While pregnant teens under
to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy 15 (and women over 35) face higher rates of
at www.thenationalcampaign.org. A recent medical complications, teens over 15 face Express Graphic | Sarah Hagadorn
study from The National Campaign to Pre- higher risks for reasons that are primarily
vent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy found
the number of Chicano youth has been grow-
ing faster than any other ethnicity. They also
have the highest rate of teen birth by far.
socioeconomic, according to a review by
C. Makin in the May-June 1985 issue of
Family Planning Perspectives. Miscarriage
is half again as likely for pregnant teens as
Among African Americans, birth rates are for those in their 20s, while the abortion rate Reneé Macauey | Staff Writer opinions,” and that war would “damage the economy and under-
still high, double those for Americans (25.2 for unplanned pregnancies is lower (1 in 3) mine our moral standing in the world.”
births per 1,000 teens, ages 15-19, in 1999). for teens than for older women (2 in 5), ac- As a journalist, I believe in freedom of speech. I believe Current leaders, in the name of preserving them, are throwing
While the nationwide rate of teen cording to the National Campaign to Prevent in the people’s right to peaceably assemble and ask the away the values our country’s founders worked so hard for. This
pregnancy has been dropping gradually and Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy’s 2001 DCR government to put right what has gone wrong. Every is bound to raise alarm in people from every walk of life.
steadily since 1990, it edged back up last year. Report. American has a right and an obligation to consider the universal “It’s their point of view, it’s their mind,” said City College
In 2004, the British Medical Journal reported Pregnant teens are less likely to seek problems of this country, regardless of occupation, bank account, pre-nursing major Yunjue Wu said. “That’s the privilege, every-
that birth rates for U.S. teens were higher than support in a timely way, whether they prefer social standing, race or beliefs. body has the freedom to speak.
any other industrialized country. In contrast abortion or birth. Janay C., a City College Since 9/11, celebrities have taken on the Bush adminis- Some believe celebrities shouldn’t be addressing politics.
to the Bush administration, nonprofits work- student, actually became a mother at 20, after tration over the Iraq War and have faced public backlash as a “I don’t think they pay attention to what’s going on,” said
ing to prevent unwanted pregnancies point birth control failure. Her religious faith and her result. From farmer to CEO to Hollywood star, everyone has Stephanie Ho, a City College food science major.
to integrated programs of comprehensive mother’s support led her away from abortion. the right to opinions and beliefs. Maybe a lot of celebrities are It’s worthy to note celebrities, like Ronald Reagan, Sonny
sex education and diverse opportunities “If you’re pregnant, you’re not a teen- not well educated when it comes to politics, but others, such Bono, and several sports stars, have won office through their fame.
leading to reliable livelihoods, as being the ager anymore,” Janay said. as political documentary director Michael Moore, who has put Where was the opposition regarding celebrities in politics then?
most effective approach to preventing teen When I was a teen, my traditional out such controversial films such as Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling I support the principles that allow celebrities and all people to
pregnancy according to “Three Policy Strate- mother, born in 1918 before welfare existed, For Columbine’and Sicko, have done their homework. More speak out about their government, however, I do urge celebrities
gies Central to Preventing Teen pregnancy at stressed the danger of unplanned pregnancies importantly, you don’t have to be a political expert to know the to consider hushing up for a different reason. Celebrities draw a
www.chipolicy.org. because the subsequent economic demands difference between right and wrong, or to say no to something lot of attention when they take a position on any issue. The at-
Actual teen mothers report various at- could swamp a family’s financial stability, that makes you deeply uncomfortable. tention a celebrity can take away from the attention citizens are
titudes about their decisions. Ione Lesh, a threatening everyone’s survival. Nowadays, We can’t tell Michael Moore not to call Bush “a fictitious giving the controversy itself.
Roseville housewife, was married for love at the overgrowth of humanity worldwide, a president,” as he did in his Oscar acceptance speech in 2003 at More public focus gets put on what an actor or musician
16, back in 1955 to a young man with a job and sort of ecological gentrification, threatens the Academy Awards. says than on the issues: with $3 trillion in war costs, thousands
a house. She escaped a less-than-wonderful the family of God’s creatures in the very Actor Martin Sheen has a right to point out in an interview dead and injured, along our soldiers and veterans still fighting
family, and says she really enjoyed having her same way. with CNN that “the president should care about all its citizens’ both physical and mental battles.
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How green is your campus? in-class receptacles. Phi Theta Kappa,
Part one of five the honor’s club at City College, does ink
cartridge and cell phone recycling.
So how green is the campus re-
Stephanie LaRue | Features Editor ally? And how green are City College
Brooke Chilimidos | Staff Writer It seems that most students ignore the
two types of waste receptacles, and dis-
We’ve all heard the words— pose of their trash anywhere they please.
recycle, reduce and re-use. We’ve Not all are like this though.
heard or seen them in everything from “If you put the message out there
stale old public service announcements humans aren’t the only ones living here,
to commercials starring the likes of Paula it could work,” said Harding. ‘With trash
Abdul—pop star Jack Johnson even got and recycling, it’s a matter of educa-
into the act, singing the words to us for tion.”
the soundtrack to the 2006 children’s film, If you’re interested in learning more
“Curious George”. about how to get involved in the Green
Department stores such as Wal-Mart and Clean education, pleased contact
and Target are doing their part by affix- your academic advisor to find such
ing a “go green” logo on their apparel. courses.
But how is City College reacting to the
City College is doing its part to “go
green” by offering recycling training “If you put the
for new “green-collar” jobs, and using message out there
new techniques to gather and conserve
energy. humans aren’t the
One major change in the recent only ones living
year has been the implementation of the
GreenForce Initiative by the Los Rios here,
Community College District. it could work
According to an article from the
Express in 2007, the GreenForce Initia- Express Photo | Allison Valenzuela With trash and
tive seeks to create new programs of
study that prepare students to work in
Technology department professor Mel Duvall explains the photovoltaic system on the roof of Rodda North. The
panels are part of the GreenForce initiative City College has implemented to save energy and the environment.
such growing fields as solar technology, a matter of
energy-efficient building design and environmental efforts and focus. including new buildings, and retrofitting which will help power the M.E.T and
construction, biofuels and alternative City College student Curt Harding some that are already standing. Lusk Aeronautical Center buildings. education.”
energy.” thinks City College is on the right track. Solar paneling like that already on City College also has a recycling -Curt Harding
This focuses on training and edu- “With classes like that, they are the top of Rodda North is being installed program to reduce waste. There are now City College Student
cating students in “green-collar” jobs, aware that is the future. The future is outside the Mechanical– Electrical Tech- blue receptacles all over campus and in
a phrase that plays on the terms “blue- ‘going green.’” nology building, said Donnetta Webb, classrooms that say, “Recycle.” Teach-
collar” and “white-collar “ jobs and There are also many changes being dean of Advanced Technology. This will ers are encouraging us to “go green” by
refers to careers built on businesses with made on the grounds of City College, add eight, 4 feet-by-8-feet solar panels adding reminders in their syllabi to use
on a budget
Today was one of those Two things happened that
days: I got up early—earlier made my day instantly brighter.
than usual because I had to return The first is that the coffee
my rented moving van. I was ex- woke me right up. (And kept me
hausted from moving in between going for the rest of the morning
shifts at work. And as I always am and mid-afternoon.)The coffee
when I wake up, I was so hungry,. was so good, a light flavor that
My thoughts instantly went to took to the sugar nicely. The sec-
food. Tacos would have been my ond thing is that I was instantly
preference, but who sells tacos at in bagel heaven once I took my
8a.m.? first bite.
A friend followed me to U- The bagel was the perfect tex-
Haul, then dropped me off near ture of chewy and light, not heavy
City College so I wouldn’t have and doughy and full of crumbs.
to hunt for the light-rail station. The mix of seeds was perfect,
I found myself at Espresso Met- absolutely genius: poppy seeds, Courtesy Of Focus Features
ropolitan at 2104 11th Ave. just sesame seeds—even pumpkin Pitt is hilarious in his skin tight dumb puppy who is way too naive for
down the street from City College. seeds. I had not noticed them upon He Said... gym clothes, giant white sneak-
That’s what his own good.
Coffee sounded good, since I was my initial inspection. They tasted ers, and ill-mannered behavior. she said... Malkovich plays an ex-CIA agent
still sleepy and could not stop so bright, and fresh, yet toasty, and McDormand gives an entertaining facing the total dissolution of life as
yawning. But I can’t drink coffee salty, and reminded me of fall and Anthoney Andersen | Staff Writer
performance as a self-conscious he knows it, and alternates between
on an empty tummy, it makes my Halloween. They instantly made woman determined to remake her- Windee Dawson | Staff Writer being calm and even tempered, with
stomach hurt even worse. I went me excited for the holidays. The Coen brothers have self through cosmetic surgery. a violent streak that will shock you in
inside to check out what tasty I haven’t had a good bagel in done it again; made another One of the key aspects of the If you need a really good belly it’s timing.
delights the coffee shop was of- awhile, and places such as Noah’s memorable piece, first, with their film’s success is that every actor laugh, Burn After Reading is Clooney’s oversexed CIA agent
fering. are costly, sometimes costing up 2007 gritty crime- drama No finds inventive ways to make the movie to watch. With an all-star complicates the plot by having an af-
I waited in line, looking over to $4 for just the bagel, minus the Country for Old Men, and now his or her on-screen personas cast including Brad Pitt and George fair with Malkovich’s wife, the coldest
the array of sweet pastries (such as coffee—too expensive for a broke with their 2008 comedy Burn entertaining to the audience. The Clooney (both from Ocean’s Eleven) woman ever to have sex; a quality
crossiants, muffins, and cookies), college student like myself. The After Reading. masterminds of the Oceans 11, 12 Frances McDormand (from the Cohen that doesn’t seem to bother Clooney
then ordered a small cup of Co- benefit of my perfect breakfast was The movie stars George and 13, heists, the clever cop from Brother’s Fargo) and John Malkovich one bit.
lumbian roast coffee and a bagel. that it was right next to school, Clooney, John Malkovich, and a Fargo, and the stars of many other (from Being John Malkovich), it can Together, this cast effectively
There were many bagels to choose and it set me back a mere $2.95. very funny Brad Pitt. The Coens’ heavy-hitting independent films hardly go wrong. Even if you don’t illustrates the wide gulf between the
from, such as: onion, sesame seed, Plus, it didn’t weigh me down for latest comedy, built on numer- are all idiots here. like politics this cast of pros plays its world of the so-called ‘average’ man
plain, and blueberry, to name a the morning, as tacos would have. ous misunderstandings between The movie is hysterical in characters to perfection. and that of the “spook”, the “ghost”
few. I asked to inspect the all-seed Next time, maybe I’ll try their herb characters, falls somewhere be- parts, and I sat there waiting for Brad Pitt and Frances McDor- or the spy and debunks the belief that
bagel since it sounded good, but I cream cheese with garlic, dill tween their cult classics The Big the movie to surpass itself, to mand carry the show. Their characters mysterious equals glamorous.
hate caraway or fennel seeds and and green onions. Without cof- Lebowski and O Brother, Where erupt to some totally new ground are the epitome of everyday, un- These two worlds meet in un-
most “seedy” bagels are covered fee, you are looking at $1.50 for a Art Thou? of lunacy. Although the Coens educated, working folk who obviously expected and wildly humorous ways
in them. I was happy to discover bagel—a substantial breakfast at The action begins when Mal- weren’t aiming for another mas- believe that movies and TV reflect the that will have you rolling in the aisles.
it was free of those pungent seeds, an insubstantial price. Though the kovich’s character, Osbourne terpiece with this film, I found reality of the world. Expect nothing and you will enjoy this
so I went ahead and got one. I also bagels weren’t baked in house, but Cox, gets demoted as a CIA the movie to be a light fare after McDormand plays an older ride. The ending of the movie is in
got plain cream cheese. rather came from House of Bagels analys . He soon rushes home to No Country, And because every woman who ventures into Internet keeping with the message.
I walked over to the toaster to on 24th St, and the coffee came the liquor cabinet and begins writ- character is an absolute moron, I dating and is positive she must im- To me, the plot itself is boring.
heat up my breakfast, and doctored from North Bay Coffee Company ing his memoirs. In the process, found it hard to relate to anyone. prove herself physically in order to If it weren’t for brilliant casting, this
up my black coffee (with Equal in Sonoma, I was ecstatic to find a CD-ROM containing a draft of All the movie leaves you with succeed at her job – and she needs a film would take a serious dive. Brad
and milk) while I waited. Though an outlet that provded me with my Cox’s memoirs is accidentally are a lot of laughs —but with any lot of money for these improvements. Pitt steals the show—not because of
it was a only a short wait, I thought excellent morning. left in a locker at a fitness center Coen comedy, that’s more than Co-worker and friend Pitt plays a his looks this time, but because he
I would pass out from hunger and Espresso Metropolitan also run by, played by Pitt and Frances enough. low-income, health-nut, wanna-be commits so deeply to the idiocy of his
lack of sleep. But the result was has a lunch menu, one that I will McDormand. metrosexual with a serious case of at- character—h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s!
worth it. sample soon. tention deficit disorder. He is just a big, You are in for a treat.
9 | 25 | 2008 | P5
Classes in hip-hop prove positive Monica Lungu | Staff Writer exams and tests given regularly.
“It’s a fun class,” says City Col-
Hip-hop has been given a lege student Curtis Neal. “I didn’t
bad rap. That’s partly due to know it was going be a hip-hop class
its association in the public’s mind this time.”
with “gangsta rap,” and those rap- “Hip-hop is a culture,” said Ken
pers we’ve seen thrown in and out of Times, an E.O.P.S. counselor.” It’s
jail—or worse, murdered. But rap/ a way to express yourself.” Times
hip-hop’s ever growing popularity talks about duality and how this
is now being viewed as a form of class helps students to identify and
art and expression. It is becoming a develop their personas by helping
positive outlet similar to poetry. students overcome shyness and
City College E.O.P.S counselor communicate openly with others.
and instructor of Human Career “This class has helped me
Development Adam Freas has overcome everything, my shyness.
incorporated hip-hop studies into It’s building more confidence in
his Human Career Development me. It’s inspired me to keep moving
class to help relate to the students forward,” says Neal.
and their various lifestyles and While researching the method
backgrounds. of using expression writing and
“I wanted to find a medium that hip-hop as a tool for that expression,
students from all backgrounds can Times tried the concept out on men’s
connect on,” says Freas. groups and prisons, which proved to
Freas wanted to find a way to be a huge success he says.
connect to the students and found Freas says that hip-hop can
that hip-hop is a good way to be be used as a tool to develop the
creative. The book used for the class students’ creativity. Rap songs are
is “The Message,” written by Salicia known to make use of many poetic
Pride. It is full of very inspiring techniques, including simple word
stories of people who grew up poor rhymes and alliteration.
and became successful. People from all backgrounds
Freas stresses that in the course can relate to the lyrics and mes-
he teaches the students about not sages sent through hip-hop music,
only communication skills but says Freas.
career planning, study skills, time Rod Agbunag, who also teaches
management, discipline and moti- the HCD 310 class this semester,
vation. says, “It’s a misconception that all
Hip-hop is used as a tool to we talk about is hip-hop. We use
connect with the students by using hip-hop as a creative outlet.”
Express Photo | Windee Dawson
Professors Adam Freas and Kenneth Times review song lyrics with students in the hip-hop class in the South Gym on Sept. 15. lyrics and poems. There are still
students to link a course with a community
Students make AB 540 film Crest Theater. It was one of 10 films cho- audience of people who feel they are anti-
service, according to the City College ser-
vice learning site. Some of the courses one
may take would be: Sociology 375- online
City College students sen to show. immigrant but not people who are cold Intro to Community Development with Hil-
The movie’s title, AB 540, may sound hearted by any means.” ligoss, Sociology 310- online Sociology of
make a movie to be Marriage with Block, and Math 334 with
like military operation or an upgraded cell The movie’s all-volunteer crew re-
shown at film festival phone to some, but for others AB 540 is a ally tried to illustrate the daily life of an Lambert.
familiar term short for Assembly Bill 540, AB 540 student. Journalism and English “Whether it be a concept, an idea,
a bill that can and has changed lives of the instructors Doug Herndon and Dawn knowledge or a skill,” Flaherty says, “what
Latino college students in California. Blunk co-directed the film. Together, with you’re doing when you’re volunteering
Alexa Tijerino | Staff Writer
Signed in 2001, AB 540 makes tuition Silcox, they spent hours guiding the mostly is intended to relate back to what you’re
rates more affordable for undocumented inexperienced cast. learning in class.”
When you think about the past Flaherty also expressed that it’s not
summer what do you think of? students at all public California universi- City College political science major
ties, state universities and community Karla Gonzalez, who had never acted just the college credits that students should
Your nightmare experience as a day-camp consider, but the long-lasting effects on
counselor? Your adventures in Hong Kong colleges. Students who qualify pay in-state before was picked through open auditions
tuition and fees even if they are not legal to play Socorro, the main character in the the student that volunteering can provide.
or Rosarito? Or maybe relaxing by the Express Photo | Martin Gonzalez
For many participants, the service-learning
pool or on your couch? The possibilities residents. This is a big deal for many un- movie.
documented Californians. College is now “I guess it’s part of my personality,”
Sociology professor Pam Flaherty program is the first time they have worked
are endless, but only a handful can cross speaks to a group of students in service to others.
“made a movie” off their lists. a closer reach for those who want it but says the 19 year old about landing the role.
didn’t have the opportunity before. “I tend to be kind of a dramatic person.”
about learning projects that could However, in the last four semesters of
This summer, a group of City Col- tie into their courses of study in the service learning, well over 50 percent of stu-
lege students and instructors produced a The movie’s writer and producer is Gonzalez, along with the rest of the
City College English department chair crew, endured long hours of filming on
City Café on Sept. 4. The projects dents who complete the program continue to
short movie, called AB 540, which has involve volunteer hours with non- volunteer. “It’s nice, I can do some good at the
been selected to play at the upcoming Travis Silcox. campus and in the hot sun on Franklin profit organizations, and are offered
“I made the film with a certain audi- Boulevard, although the movie itself is Sacramento Food Bank, write a ‘reflection es-
Sacramento film festival, “A Place Called to a variety of sociology, nursing, say’ about my experience and then get it all put
Sacramento,” On Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. at the ence in mind,” says Silcox, “that’s an only about 11 minutes long. and math students.
“I had no idea how much work goes onto my transcripts,” says City College student
into it,” says Gonzalez. “ I mean a lot of Kristina Baber. “I didn’t know my Race, Ethnic-
work goes into it.”
The movie portrays the hardships
Learn while ity and Inequality class could let me do that.”
Many students say that the service-
learning program offers insights and is
of an AB 540 student through the eyes
of Socorro, and her friend Javier, played
volunteering vastly applicable to their courses — and
by another City College student, Victor
Hugo Perez Zavala. Like Gonzalez, the
Cindy Baker | Staff Writer
There are more than 3,000 non-profit
23-year-old Zavala had no previous act- organizations in the Sacramento region
Some students find it hard to get the that welcome service learning students in a
ing experience, yet also landed a major credit they deserve.
role in the film. How did he do it. diverse array of volunteer placements – non-
For students in certain social and profit dental assisting, GED tutoring, Web
“My character was almost identical behavioral science courses, City College of-
to me,” Zavala says. design and children’s art groups.
fers service-learning classes in addition to its Community partners call student par-
The cast and crew set out to send a normal array of courses, that allow students to
message with this film. ticipation “rewarding” and credit their own
fulfill many transfer requirements and provide thriving success directly to student help.
“Just to really see how hard some a record of community service to universities,
people have to work at school—it’s re- Some even say that without the students of
scholarship panels and future employers. City College, their programs would not be
ally hard,” says Gonzalez. “Just so they Service Learning Coordinator and so-
won’t take their education for granted.” able to survive.
ciology/community studies professor Pam Although official sign-ups for service
Silcox also feels sympathetic about the Flaherty eagerly encourages students to add
Latino students in this situation. learning are closed for the semester, many
service-learning units to their collegiate pur- organizations are still continuing student orien-
“They are, in my opinion, the most suits. With nearly half of all service-learning
Express Photo | Melissa Rathje
at-risk population of students that we tations throughout the greater Sacramento area
staff reporting, 90 students have already and there are still many volunteer placements
City College instructor Travis Silcox screens a copy of the movie she have here because they are not document- signed up for the program Flaherty calls a
ed,” says Silcox about AB 540 students. available. Service Learning student informa-
wrote and produced, “ AB 540.” The film examines how a bill passed by civic engagement. tion is easily accessible online at http://web.scc.
the state Legislature allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state Premiere tickets are $10. For more infor- Service learning is an opportunity for
tuition affects one City College student. mation visit www.accesssacramento.org. losrios.edu/servicelearning/studentinfo.
ships representing over 100 different majors,” “Experience is key to getting a job in was a perfect fit since Portantino is also the
Get a job (but first says Wendy Slobodnik, Internship and Work my field,” said Stone. “Most employers are chair of the Assembly Higher Education
Experience coordinator. interested in seeing hands-on experience, Committee.
an internship) Slobodnik offers three good reasons for so an internship is really important. I would The process of getting an internship does
students to pursue an internship. First: it per- highly recommend the program to anyone not take very long. Both students were able
mits students a glimpse into the career they who wants an internship because it really to get theirs fairly quickly. “There are three
Hana King | Staff Writer have chosen to pursue, says Slobodnik. helps bridge the gap between what you’re main qualifications the students have to meet,”
Second: it allows students to get real- learning in school and what you’ll be doing Slobodnik says. “They need to have taken
During these stressful economic times, world experience. In a nationwide study, the in the real world.” two to five classes in their majors;-the more
students beginning to venture out into Department of Health and Welfare Services Troy Carter is another City College technical the major, the more classes they will
the post-college world may find the job hunt to found that 70 percent of employers expect student is also doing an internship. Carter have to have taken.
be a pretty daunting endeavor. The good news students to have completed an internship is in the office of State Assembly member The student also needs a cumulative
is that there is a way to rise above the slump- before graduation. Anthony Portantino. The internship program G.P.A. of 2.5. And finally, students have to be
ing economy and deteriorating job market. Third: an internship can convert to a job. helped him out. able to devote four to 20 hours a week to their Express Photo| Randall Briggs
The City College Internship and Work Such was the case for Ben Stone, a former “I wanted to be involved somewhere in internship, says Slobodnik. Qualified students Wendy Slobodnik, left,
Experience program enables students to take student who majored in Engineering Design the legislative process,” said Carter. “Now can go to (https://wexp.losrios.edu/default. and assistant May Yang
classes based on career goals, and obtain in- Technology, who now works full-time as a that I’ve done this internship, I am sure that asp) to view available internships. coordinate the Work
ternships relating to their area of interest. result of his internship and experience with I want to be a part of a full-time legislative Experience and Internship
“We offer approximately 1,045 intern- the program. staff.” The internship in Portantino’s office programs at City College.
GOINGS ON: City College’s Department of Political Science Speakers Series and City College’s
Honors Club present HEATHER FARGO on MONDAY, SEPT. 29, from noon to 1pm in the Student Center.
All are invited to listen and ask questions to the current Sacramento mayor. The event is free.
9 25 PX
X | XX | 2008 | P6
New bond for Hartmann shows the
Los Rios District farm workers’ struggle
$475 million may International
go to help Los Rios photographer
schools Express Illustration | Charles Linzie
Kevin Ericson | Staff Writer
While voters across the country will go to the polls Nov. 4
Budget speaks about
to elect a new U.S. president, Sacramento voters will also
decide whether or not to allocate $475 million to the Los Rios
update migrant workers
Community College District, a bond called Measure M. After a record 85-day delay, the Jack Remson | News Editor
Like Measure M, another general obligation bond named state budget was finally signed by
Measure A passed in 2002, giving the Los Rios district $265 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In City College’s Cultural Awareness Center
million. The bond, which passed with a 72.5 percent approval, Tuesday, international photographer Ilka Hart-
is similar to the current measure which requires a 55 percent
“The budget contains some good
mann spoke of her ongoing coverage of the United
news for community colleges,”
majority vote for passage. Measure M will Lend the Los Rios Farm Workers of America.
said Los Rios Community College
district the funds. According to Hartmann, she has been involved
Chancellor Brice Harris. “But it does
Those in favor of the bond’s approval note that it is aimed not address the state’s underlying
in taking photographs of the United Farm Workers
solely at landowners, inclusive of residential, commercial and fiscal problems which will be
since the late 1960s.
industrial, Measure M includes a tax on each landowner for an pushed forward into the next year “I felt honored to even be able to take pictures,”
additional $9.10 per $100,000 in assessed property value, ac- and could still result in mid-term said Hartmann. “You always have to be with the
cording to the official Los Rios Web site. They are calling it budget cuts this year.” people.”
essential to the sustainability of the Los Rios campuses. These Although she has been taking these pictures for
According to Harris, the following so long, Hartmann says she has had a lot of difficulty
supporters cite significant increases in enrollment over the past are highlights of the new budget: getting her work noticed. After the death of Cesar
few years at all the district’s campuses. City College student Photo courtesy of Ilka Hartmann
Chavez, she tried to get her work published but was
Virginia Martinez, who is in her first semester of college studies, • .68 percent cost of living
United Farm Workers of America members
allowance turned down.
is shocked to see how many students pack the campus, hallways, “I was very surprised that Cesar Chavez was
march in Salinas in 1979. Photo courtesy of
• 2 percent growth funding
and classrooms of City College. • $75 million to partially backfill not on the cover of Life magazine,” Hartmann said.
“On my first day of classes, I saw students sitting on the property tax shortfall “Only now, two generations later, are people becom-
classroom floor, without a desk, but eager to be in the class, • Student fees will remain at $20 ing interested.”
period,” Martinez said. • Categorical programs funded at Learning Resources Division Dean Rhonda Rios
While faculty and staff won’t see any of the money in the last year’s levels Kravitz, who did manual labor in fields as a child, has shown her work in exhibits, not just of the United
form of wage increases, the classrooms they spend the day teach- • Cal Grant program sustained attended the event. Farmworkers.
ing in will become better equipped with updated technology, nec- “While this budget is not one that “[I feel] a personal connection to the farm work- She has taken pictures of the Black Panthers,
essary renovations, or perhaps a new classroom all together. will enable community colleges ers,” Kravitz said. “I attended Cesar Chavez’s funeral WWII-related photographs, and photographs involv-
However, some aren’t in favor of the bond’s passing. to meet all of the needs of our procession.” ing Rwanda, among others.
City College student Nikol Alves said, “Measure M sounds students, communities and hard- Kravitz is glad to see the events portrayed in Around 20 people attended the event.
like a chance for lawmakers and politicians to add on another working faculty and staff,” said City Hartmann’s photography get notice. “The turnout varies,” said Cultural Awareness
tax to those residents who are already struggling to pay for the College President Kathryn Jeffery, “The farmworkers’ struggle is of course far from Coordinator Victoria Hendersen. “With the CAC, you
basic necessities of life.” “it could have been much worse.” over.” just never know how many people will participate.”
Hartmann has been a teacher of genocide and “Hopefully people will walk away with some-
holocaust studies at Sonoma State University. She thing.” Hendersen said.
Read e.press for a continuation of last issue’s season preview story and photo coverage of
the Sept. 16 volleyball game against Solano College @ www.wserver.scc.losrios.edu/~express
9 | 25 | 2008 | P7
Football opens season with loss
Butte College Roadrunners run over Panthers
Eddie Bradford | Staff Writer injury late in the first quarter. His return With fans cheering and hoping for a
was questionable throughout the game, miracle, the Panthers seemed to run out
The City College Panthers foot- though he would appear briefly before of gas as the game went into the fourth
ball team opened up the 2008 being sidelined the rest of the game. quarter and the Roadrunners ran away
season Sept. 6 against the Butte College In the second quarter Butte with the game. Boudreaux left the game
Roadrunners with hopes of starting off College quarterback Ryan Ratekin with 14:26 left on the clock with cramps
on a high note, but lost 40-13. went to work, throwing three touch- and was replaced by Ricky Rodarte.
In the first half, Panthers quarter- down passes including a 34 yarder to Feeling like the game was already
back Josh Boudreaux just couldn’t get wide receiver Joshua Bellamy. won, the Roadrunners decided to send
into rhythm as his team went three and By halftime the Panthers were their second- and third-string play-
out on most of their possessions. The down 26-0, but things were looking up ers into the game, including Jordan
Roadrunners scored first, with Butte as they opened the third quarter very Rodgers, brother of NFL Quarter-
College running back Alex Courtney strong scoring with a 20-yard run by back Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers didn’t
dashed into the end zone with a 60-yard Boudreaux, taking the score to 26-7 fol- do much but hand off the ball to
run making the score 7-0 following the lowing the extra point by Derek Caroth- Courtney, who scored with 7:23 left in the
extra point. The Panthers went back ers. The Panthers defense held up with game making it 40-13.
onto the field for their second drive, but plenty of big plays giving the offense The following week, the
came up short, gaining only five yards opportunity to make a comeback. An Panthers lost their game against
Express Photo | Michael Iredale and having to punt the ball away. interception by defensive back Kevin Sierra College 62-15.
As if things couldn’t get any worse Watts set the tone with 10:26 left in the The next game for the Panthers will
City College quarterback Josh Boudreaux breaks free of Butte College
for the Panthers, defensive lineman third quarter which resulted in a Panther be Sept. 27 against San Joaquin Delta
linebacker Jon Bon Watts in a game held at Hughes Stadium on Sept. 6.
Akiem Hicks left the game with a knee touchdown making it 26-13. College at Hughes Stadium.
Anthoney Andersen | Staff Writer tournament on Sept. 20. going to prevail.
The team is notably larger than “Right now, the alumni have a
The City College wrestling in previous seasons with about 40 winning streak going on [with the
season is underway, with the wrestlers. The coaches say they yearly alumni match] so I think we
Panthers looking stronger than ever. keep the team on a tough workout pretty much have this down,” said
The team has high hopes for a great regimen, which focuses mainly on Ticas.
season, despite losing to the alumni running and a little on weight lifting, Despite the upset, the Panthers
team in a scrimmage on Sept. 5. in order for the players to have the are looking at a very promising
Walter Ulrich, assistant coach endurance to last the entire match. season. With the coaches
for the wrestling team, says that he Shawn Michalek, a 19-year-old pushing the team harder
believes this year is a very strong freshman believes one reason the at practice this year,
team and thought the alumni scrim- team is better this year is because of and with some help
mage was good practice for the the increase in its workouts. from the more ex-
upcoming season. “Ulrich and coach Pacheco have perienced returning
Joe Pacheco, a 20-year-old made practices a lot tougher this year wrestlers, they have a
business major in his third year with amd they have us working out more good chance to come
the Panthers, sees his team going all and spending more time on the mat,” out on top this
the way this season. said Michalek. season.
“With a bunch of returning The Panthers’ stamina showed
seniors this season, we have a really Friday as they battled to stay alive
strong team that has a chance to win and won a few rounds toward the
state,” said Pacheco. end of the match, but the more
Unfortunately, Pacheco did not experienced alumni team still pre-
compete in the alumni scrimmage vailed. “If we can go this
due to an injury, but was ready to Eric Ticas, a wrestler for the year without any injuries, the
compete in the team’s first tourna- alumni, sounded very confident team has a really good chance to Express Photo | Marcos Chavez
ment of the season, the Sac City before the match that his team was win,” said Pacheco. City College wrestler Joe Garner subdues wrestling alum Nate Coffin
during the annual Alumni Scrimmage match at City College on Sept. 5.
Capital City Football continued from page 1
line, the Tigers kept the offense on another fourth down situation “We’re away from our families,
the field instead of sending in the
near the end zone. They went for and it’s (Hurricane Ike) in our
kicking team and got in the end it again and scored on an 8-yard guys’ minds.”
zone on a 2-yard quarterback keeper Lucas Caparelli run. The Capital City Football
from Reid. The Bears tried to maintain Classic was also a success for City
The Tigers lead was short their narrow lead by working the College. According to the official
lived, as the Bears answered
it with Brooks’ only passing
clock and keeping the ball out
of the Tiger’s hands as much as
scoring summary of the game,
14,923 people attended the game.
touchdown of the game. Shepherd possible. The plan backfired when This doesn’t include the people TERRI M. VENESIO
missed the extra point and the first
half ended with the Bears up 22-
the Tigers intercepted Brooks. The
Tigers offense took the field and
that came to the college for the
HBCU College Fair that was in the
And the Boney goes to...
17. got into the end zone with a Reid quad, the Multi Cultural Event at Since 1993, ESPN has given out its he decided to steal the luggage of running back
The Tigers started the second 6-yard pass to Roland Robins. Hughes Stadium before the game, jock-Oscar, the ESPY, to athletes, sports Rudi Johnson out of revenge.
half by getting the first possession The Tigers led 33-29 after a failed or any of the other events in the teams and coaches Seriously dude, is that the best revenge
by recovering a fumble made by 2-point conversion. days leading up to game day. Oscars and ESPYs offer positive rein- you could think of? Is grand theft suitcase re-
the Bears special team during the forcement actors and athletes for jobs well ally better than the classic itching-powder-in-
The Bears failed to score on “While Hughes Stadium has
kickoff. The possession would done. But at Oscar time every year, we also see the-jock-strap move? And why take it out on
the following possession, which some limitations, based upon it’s
result in a 28-yard Hersh field the Razzie awards given out to the worst films Johnson? His signing and your dismissal were
ended with a missed field goal. age, it was great to see Hughes in
of the year. The ESPYs didn’t have a Razzie decisions made only by the higher ups.
goal. Those points would not be That would be the closest the use for a larger-scale event,” says equivalent—until now. Basketball: Spain’s national team. Dur-
unanswered, as the Bears would Bears would come to scoring in Dean of Athletics Mitch Campbell, These awards, which I call The Boneys, ing the Beijing Olympics, a photo of the team
get their last touchdown of the “Hughes Stadium has such a
the fourth quarter and the Tigers will go to the athletes and sports officials who posing with them slanting their eyes was
game from a 16-yard run from walked away with their first win in tremendous history and tradition – go far past the dumb jock stereotype by being leaked to the public. They said it was done
Wooten. two years. I think it’s a great resource for the totally boneheaded. as a joke, and there was no malicious intent.
The Tigers made their way “The win means a lot,” says college and it was nice to see it on Baseball: Youth Baseball League of New People stopped talking about it, and the crisis
up the field and were faced with Tiger head coach Johnnie Cole, full display last Saturday.” Haven. The 3-year-old league in Connecticut went away.
decided to disband one of the teams this sum- Still, it doesn’t mean it was a good idea.
mer. Not because they were using a kid who Spain got off lucky. If it were a U.S. team
was older than the league limit allowed, not posing in that picture, there would have been
15% o small, medium, or large pizza for because the players were using something out a bigger backlash. Political correctness or not,
all college students and faculty!! of Barry Bonds’ medicine cabinet, but because it just wasn’t very sportsman like.
the team’s star player Jericho Scott was too The final award of the evening goes to a
FREE SODA ($1.75 value) with the purchase good a pitcher. Scott, 9, has a 40 mph fastball, legend. This legend has had a storied career
of a personal pizza! and parents on the other teams got their pant- and a bunch of awards under his belt. The
ies all bunched up and started whining to the Boney for Bonehead Athlete of the Year goes
PIZZA BY THE SLICE for just $2.50! M-F, league about the possibility of their little hitters to new Jets quarterback Brett Favre. Despite
11 am-2 pm only getting beaned. The league told coach Wilfred being a St. Louis Rams fan, I had respect for
Vidro that Scott could play any other position, Favre. The guy’s a great football player and
Call ahead, place your order, and it will be but that he couldn’t take the mound. When has had to play in generally crappy weather
Vidro put him on the mound two games later, conditions in Green Bay. I also get how hard
ready when you want it! Check out our the opposing team forfeited and the league it is to be away from sports as I still go nuts
daily specials! disbanded the team. every spring because I’m not playing softball.
WIFI available while you enjoy your lunch! Seriously, New Haven, that isn’t cool. But Favre made that decision after toying with
Sure, Vidro should have listened and I see retirement for several years. Favre could have
Get your FREE Sac City business card and the parents concerns about batters getting gone and coached somewhere so he could still
with ten $6 or more pizza purchases, get a beaned—to a point. Most kids that age already be part of the game, but no, he had to be a big
FREE 2-topping large pizza of your choice! get the whole concept of trying to avoid getting baby and come back. Once the Packers said
hit by something. Plus with childhood obesity no, he should have given up on his comeback.
We accept Visa or Mastercards being such a problem in our nation, why in the Running off to another team, especially just
Book a party in our large meeting room! world would you want to discourage kids from to get a championship and retire or to squeeze
taking part in sports? out a few more career stats out of one more
Football: Tatum Bell, running back re- season is my biggest sports related pet peeve.
2114 Sutterville Road cently waived from the Detroit Lions. As if it Because of this, Favre has completely lost my
on stadium side of City College wasn’t bad enough that Bell didn’t make the respect—but he has earned the biggest Boney
cut with the perpetually cellar-dwelling Lions, I dole out.
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Performances show there’s more than
football at the Capital City Classic
Michael Iredale | Photo Editor
On game day, City Col-
lege hosted an HBCU college
ity College was host to
fair in the quad. An estimated
The Capital City Foot-
4,000 students and parents
ball Classic, a series
from as far away as Oakland
of events and activities on
came to talk with represen-
tatives from HBCU schools,
In addition to the football
such as Tuskegee University
matchup between Shaw Uni-
versity of North Carolina and and Howard University.
Texas Southern University, Prior to the game, a mul-
two Historically Black Col- ticultural festival was held at
leges and University (HBCU) the south end of Hughes Sta-
teams, the three-day event dium. The festival included a
included a number of cultural variety of vendors and a wide
activities and fundraising eve selection of southern foods.
nts, as well as a college re- A highlight of the festival was
cruitment fair. a live music performance by
Events began on Sept. 11 Jaqui Rice, daughter of NFL
with a fundraising scholar- legend Jerry Rice.
ship dinner at the Sacramento A scheduled halftime
Sheraton Grand, sponsored battle of the bands between
by the United College Action Shaw and Texas Southern’s
Network (U-CAN). On Friday marching bands was can-
evening a Greek Step show celed after Texas Southern’s
was held at the Convention band was unable to travel due
Center. to hurricane Ike.
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Clockwise from top:
Jaqui Rice, daughter
of football legend Jerry
Rice, sings the national
anthem before the
Capital City Football
Classic game. Antoinette
Warren dances with
the Shaw University
Platinum Marching Band
during halftime at the
Capital City Football
Classic game at Hughes
Stadium on Sept. 13.
Rice also performed
at the multicultural fair
at Hughes Stadium.
Dena McClain plays
saxophone with the
Platinum Marching Band
during halftime at the
Capital City Football
Classic game at Hughes
Stadium. The Shaw
University mascot rallies
the crowd during the
Capital City Football
Classic game at Hughes
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