The Channels

Editorial – We’re not buying

February 23, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Finance, Investigative, Science & Technology

What could have been a natural and smooth step toward an improved online-based learning system has instead led to confusion, irritation and anger. As a new feature for the Spring semester, City College introduced the "e-Textbook"...

Column – Tedious textbooks ruin the true joy of reading

Sarah Daly and Sarah Daly

February 23, 2010

Filed under Academic, Columns, Opinion

Youth today are often labeled as part of a technology, media-driven society - one that has forgotten how to read for pleasure. I hate this generalization for two reasons: it's true in my life, and I blame our school system. Reading...

Column – Selfishness a key contributor to student success

Marissa Kochan and Marissa Kochan

February 1, 2010

Filed under Academic, Columns, Education, Opinion

It's 7:58 a.m. on the first day of the Spring semester and for some City College students this morning is considered a fresh start. For others who are struggling to find parking, or stressing about being late, this is the first...

Editorial – Laziness won’t cut it

February 1, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Education, Lifestyle, Opinion

With budgets tightening and the college cutting corners, Darwin's famous "survival of the fittest" theory seems to be coming into play here at City College. The exceedingly tight state budget for 2010-2011 was released nearl...

Column – A foreigner’s take on traditional Thanksgiving

Hannah Erlandsson and Hannah Erlandsson

December 1, 2009

Filed under Columns, International, Opinion

As an international student from Sweden, I've never celebrated Thanksgiving before. For some international students, the holiday does not make much sense. Some of us celebrated it the traditional American way, and others -- li...

Column – Conflicts in Africa in need of proper exposure

Michael Mebratu and Michael Mebratu

December 1, 2009

Filed under Columns, International, Opinion, Politics

Who chooses what life to despair and what life to heroically save? Aren't all people no matter of race, color, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality equal? Africans included? Despite what many organizations such as the United...

Column – Army caught him red-handed

Kenny Lindberg and Kenny Lindberg

November 28, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Personal

Sweat drips from every pore on my body. For the last two hours I've been reorganizing this full-tracked cargo carrier at the barking order of my sergeant. He's a towering black man, with more expletives directed at me than I'v...

Editorial – Ending a trashy era

November 17, 2009

Filed under Alcohol, Crime, Editorials, Local

In the story of Pinocchio, Pleasure Island was a place where misbehaved and destructive children were lead to believe that they were free to gamble, smoke and get drunk. But little did they know, children who make jackasses of ...

Column – ‘Retarded’ is a hateful word that should be banned

Alexandra Stephens and Alexandra Stephens

November 17, 2009

Filed under Columns, On campus, Opinion, Personal

I approach the restroom sink to wash my hands, and I get that spine-irking, teeth-cringing feeling of aggravation. A seemingly sweet and obviously oblivious girl says it: "Oh my God, he probably thought I was so retarded," and...

Column – Editor gives farewell to readers and her staff

Hannah Scott and Hannah Scott

November 17, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Personal

Drama galore, good lookin' staff members, a newsroom with an ocean view-why The Channels hasn't hit reality T.V. yet, I'll never know. And as editor in chief this past semester, I've had the best desk in the room to watch it...

Column – Mail-order baby chicks deliver cheers, cheeps and chirps 25/7

James Sinclair and James Sinclair

November 17, 2009

Filed under Adoption, Columns, Opinion, Personal

I got more chicks than I know what to do with. They arrived two weeks ago from Iowa in a nondescript little brown package. Twenty-five of the cutest little yellow fluff balls that you'll ever see, all cheep-cheeping among themselves...

Column – War on Drugs nothing more than war on Americans

Will Mullen and Will Mullen

November 5, 2009

Filed under Alcohol, Columns, Drugs, Opinion, Personal

Eight decades ago, guided by a belief that its citizens couldn't be trusted with their own bodies, the United States launched a full-scale prohibition of alcohol. Prohibition failed to curtail drinking, but succeeded admirably in...

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