The Channels

Bursting pipes lead to closures

Jeff Campbell, Jeff Campbell, and Jeff Campbell

October 6, 2009

Bursting water mains on City College campus have caused flooding and facilities to close while repairs are made. "About a month ago, we had one of our major water supply lines break on Cliff Drive," Director of Facilities Julie...

Solar panels to generate school’s energy

Jeanne Mayer

September 22, 2009

City College's first solar panels are up and running after finishing the night parking lights and running the final tests on Friday. The solar panel project, which began the day after graduation and lasted throughout the summer,...

Targeting trash on East Beach

Amanda Jacobs

September 9, 2009

Groups of English 100 and environmental studies students going down to East Beach every week, picking up hundreds of pounds of trash at low tide, have named themselves the City College "Beach Angels." On Sunday at low tide, 4:45 p.m...

Instilling an eco-friendly ideal, one at a time

Jayne Bittner

August 30, 2009

I've always wondered what inspires a person to drive to a destination two blocks away; ask for a plastic bag for one grocery item at the store; leave a trail of litter behind them as they waltz into their environmental studies...

Girl gone green

Hannah Scott

June 5, 2009

When you find yourself stopping in front of the cafeteria waste bins to sort your trash, recycling and compost, think of Yasmin Eskandari. When you receive free, quality tutoring from your peers in the Gateway Center, think...

MTD proposes new bus routes

Zac Estrada

May 12, 2009

Several proposed changes to routes and schedules from Santa Barbara's bus company will affect City College students and staff beginning in August. The Metropolitan Transit District's board of directors met May 12 to discuss possib...

An abundance of cigarette butts

Jordan Maurer

April 28, 2009

City College's designated smoking areas have rounded up smokers, but as the litter piles up on campus, the habitual flick of a cigarette is the butt of the problem. Bright red smoking benches are noticeable from just about...

Local environmentalist to screen killer whale documentary

Jen Baron

April 19, 2009

Harmful chemicals in marine ecosystems have subjected orca populations to flame-retardant chemicals as far as turning them into fireproof whales, an Ocean Futures Society member said. When Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team set out ...

Cosmetology Academy goes healthy with green products

Jessica Niemeyer

April 8, 2009

The next time you want to indulge in a facial, just think of it as making a trip to the doctor. Esthetic students at the Cosmetology Academy are training to recognize the warning signs of harmful skin conditions seen among cli...

Everybody loves high-speed trains

Torgny Lilja

April 6, 2009

In a time when pollution and greenhouse gases are growing to potentially dangerous levels, high-speed trains will help the country significantly. They are a fast, efficient and environmentally sound investment. California s...

Funding woes leave campus littered

Rhys Alvarado

March 10, 2009

Every morning, Juan Patino and the grounds keeping crew gather at the stands of La Playa Stadium to talk about the duties of the day. Dressed in red long sleeves and rubber boots while huddled around a chocolate chip loaf, t...

Editorial – Classy, not trashy

March 10, 2009

When it comes to campus cleanliness, we're all pros at the blame game. All the while, we know whose fault it truly is. The Santa Barbara community is educated, involved, aware and active in issues dealing with environmental...

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