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SBCC fall sports will not play any games this year due to COVID-19

Ryan P. Cruz, Editor-in-Chief | December 3, 2020

All ten of City College’s fall sports teams have decided to opt out of competing this year due to COVID-19 concerns, according to a release from Sports Information Specialist Dave Loveton on Wednesday. The programs normally hold seasons during the fall semester, but some were planning on competing in a shortened season in the spring semester until the recent spike in coronavirus cases forced all...

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Students urged to avoid gathering or traveling as COVID cases spike

Rodrigo Hernandez, News Editor | November 20, 2020

Superintendent-President Utpal Goswami urged students to avoid traveling or gathering for the Thanksgiving season in a campus-wide email Tuesday morning, keeping in line with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s advisory for the entire state. Along with 40 other counties in California, Santa Barbara County was placed back in the “purple tier” of restrictions on Monday, which means many businesses that may...

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James Zavas outside of the City College Administration Building on Nov. 2, 2020, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Zavas has been working at the College for the past seven years, but is now leaving his position to start working for the Ventura Community College District.
City College controller moving on after seven years serving SBCC
Rodrigo Hernandez, News Editor • December 4, 2020

City College Controller James Zavas is heading to the Ventura Community College District as the Budget Director after serving at City College’s Fiscal Services department...

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Inga Guzyte next to her self portrait titled “Super Rebel - Me” on Nov. 30 at her studio in Santa Barbara, Calif. When Guzyte first came to City College she was unaware that being an artist could be a career choice. Now years later, she makes a living and an impact with her art.
Local artist creates unique art using thrashed skateboards
August Lawrence, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 7, 2020

Local artist Inga Guzyte can be found hard at work in her two-story woodworking studio in downtown Santa Barbara with sounds of electric sawing and reggae music echoing around...

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From left to right starting on the top Faculty Advisor Joshua Molina, Photo Editor Desiree Erdmann, LTA John Rose, News Editor Rodrigo Hernandez, Features Editor Alloy Zarate, Opinion Editor Jacob Frank, Editor-in-Chief Ryan P. Cruz, and A&E Editor August Lawrence on the last production Zoom call during The Channels fall 2020 semester on Dec. 7. All fall ‘20 editors will be returning in the spring as editors.
Channels editors share joys and challenges of reporting virtually

Covering the news this semester was a unique experience that we never imagined we’d live through as student journalists. We were optimistic leaving the newsroom last spring,...

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Faculty courtesy image of Joyce Coleman.
SBCC's Coleman aims to improve diversity and the opportunity gap
Alloy Zarate, Features Editor • December 7, 2020

Watching the world desegregate taught Joyce Coleman the importance of equity in education. “At the time I didn’t know it was called that,” she said. “I just knew...

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