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SBCC student regrets choosing first love over first-choice college

Madeline K. Nathaus, Channels Staff

April 21, 2017

One year ago, I decided to stay home for college to be with my boyfriend. Ten days after the decision deadline— he broke up with me. I was a senior in high school. Desperate to leave Ventura, California, I whined about...

Realist creates girl version of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”

Sammy Rowinski, Channels Staff

March 17, 2017

I’m a realist. That being said, I understand most situations from all perspectives. So in the case of the dating scene, I understand the struggles from both a girl's and a guy's perspective with finding “the one,” bu...

Vegetarian student encourages others to embrace all diets

Kathyvan Tran, Features Editor

March 1, 2017

In a world of varying diet choices, everyone should be comfortable with their own and be respectful of others’. I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly seven years. During this time, I’ve experimented with different types of v...

Future journalist defends media against ‘fake news’ accusations

ANGELA ROSE BICKMANN, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2017

I’ve questioned what I wanted to do with my life for years, but one thing I’ve never questioned is my intentions. Every action I take is with a sincere, positive purpose. A year and three months ago, courage took over my...

Student’s move to California marks life-changing decision

Jack Davies, Channels Staff

February 10, 2017

Over the summer, I had to make the toughest decision of my life. When my parents told me that our family was going to move all the way across the country, I was enthusiastic for a change. Seven years later, I felt far overdue...

Keeping high school attitudes will not foster college success

BETHANY ENRIQUEZ, Channels Staff

September 9, 2016

I can’t help but laugh whenever I look back to when I thought being a teenager in high school was difficult. I would get angry and feel stupid for receiving average grades, yet I spent more time hanging out with my friends...

City College saves the life of this former addict and ‘grateful felon’

JON VREELAND, Channels Staff

April 29, 2016

Not even three years ago, I was speeding up Highway 101 at 3 a.m. in a silver sports car with two surfboards in back and a beat-up acoustic guitar riding shotgun. Black Flag serenaded me as my foot inched towards the floor, hitting...

Why you should major in what you love, not what sounds stable

SOPHIE ZARA, Channels Staff

April 22, 2016

“So what are you studying in school?” It’s noon and we have guests in our kitchen who are attempting small talk with generic and basic education questions. This happens at least six times every week. The Thacher House is not...

College experiences similar to childhood memories

ALONZO MACIAS-PEREZ, Channels Staff

April 15, 2016

Remember back to when you were a young kid and would go over to a friends house for a play date, dragged out by your parents to go to their friends place down the street or had to go to your relatives for dinner. When you first...

Accommodations for learning disabilities are often not enough

CHANDLER TARANTINO, Channels Staff

March 25, 2016

When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with a processing disorder after many years of tests and observation on how I learned differently and slower than most students. A processing disorder is a learning disability that...

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