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Student senate dives into carpool debate

Johan Hammerby, Managing Editor

February 7, 2011

  A spirited discussion over allowing faculty and staff to take student carpool spots highlighted the Student Senate's first meeting of the semester last Friday. "Ridiculous" and "disrespectful" were just two of the...

Security prepared for earthquakes

Hannah Scott and Hannah Scott

April 19, 2010

With four major earthquakes occurring globally in the past four months and City College on a fault line, people are starting to think about our preparedness for natural disaster. "If an earthquake happens here, we're going...

Column – The tide that turned Floatopia

Kyle Rokes, Kyle Rokes, and Kyle Rokes

April 13, 2010

It's Saturday morning and by any measure, not a beach day. A cold wind rakes Isla Vista's bluffs over the battleship-gray Pacific's slow, frothy withdrawal from high tide. But low tide's coming and the beach will be there...

First-hand telling of 8.8 quake in Chile

Jayne Bittner, Jayne Bittner, and Jayne Bittner

April 11, 2010

Students heard a first-hand tale of the recent 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile from a geologist who was at the epicenter of the quake when it hit. Dr. Barry Keller, a hydrogeologist, spoke to a full house of about 60 City...

Club, food services team up to offer reusable to-go boxes

Paige Comaduran, Paige Comaduran, and Paige Comaduran

April 6, 2010

Ideas from the Students for Sustainability Club and the food service faculty to go green have come into fruition through the form of a reusable clamshell to-go box. In an effort to stride in the green movement and keep trash out o...

Dead, sticky birds piling up on beaches near City College

Marissa Falossi

March 9, 2010

Those walking on beaches bordering City College are noticing a trend of sticky, dead birds, something an instructor who scours the sands for trash believes is the result of a chemical used to stimulate growth on nearby, charred...

Column – The things we want the most cause the most harm

Marissa Kochan

February 25, 2010

Everybody loves to get presents. The best kind of present to receive most often comes with internet connection, touch screen, and tons of fun applications. But would everybody still love their shiny new laptops and cell phones...

No help for leaky roofs

Jayne Bittner and Johan Hammerby and Jayne Bittner and Johan Hammerby

February 23, 2010

With rain comes wet classrooms, but leaking in buildings around campus won't be fixed for at least another year, said City College's director of facilities. The ECC portable buildings, the Interdisciplinary building and some rooms...

Pooping pigeons make for intensive campus cleanup

Kyle Rokes and Kyle Rokes

November 10, 2009

It's Sunday night at the West Campus parking structure. Outside, a falcon glides through the moonless sky and perches upon the tip of a tree. The few cars or trucks scattered about the four levels look fairly clean, as do the...

City College recognized as green campus for small carbon footprint

Kyle Rokes and Kyle Rokes

October 20, 2009

City College was awarded a statewide recognized accolade for its green-friendly campus at the beginning of October during the Green California Community College Summit, held in Pasadena from Oct. 7 to 9. Dean of Educational Program...

Honors society jump starts new and existing programs

Jayne Bittner, Jayne Bittner, and Jayne Bittner

October 8, 2009

City College's Phi Theta Kappa is in full swing this semester with continuing projects and up-and-coming programs. Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, has promoted campus advocacy at City College on a variety of ...

Offering four free green courses

Jeanne Mayer, Jeanne Mayer, and Jeanne Mayer

October 6, 2009

City College's Adult Education program and the Sustainability Project are painting October green with four free classes on sustainability and easy green living. Learn about simple, affordable lifestyle changes for businesses, ...

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