The Channels

SBCC Computer Science chair makes a run for school board

Kathy McColm and Kathy McColm

October 25, 2010

For Dr. Dean Nevins, computer science department chair, election campaigns are nothing new. A candidate for the Santa Barbara School District board, Nevins is currently serving his sixth term on the Goleta School Board. He is ...

City College only school with $120,000 food truck

Kristen Gardner, Staff Writer

October 13, 2010

A kitchen on wheels, an emergency preparation vehicle and constant project for welders has lived in the City College's Biology building for over 25 years. A large truck, simply dubbed the "Woolly," has been the support truck ...

Geology students trucking into the wilds

Kristen Gardner, Staff Writer

October 13, 2010

With visions of rocks dancing in their heads, the geology department is off again on their annual five-day trip to Eastern Sierra Nevada. Every fall, the earth and planetary science classes get together for a trip to study the uni...

Wait is finally over for City College Green Center

Joel Linde

September 14, 2010

Dr. Adam Green can breathe a sigh of relief this fall. Green, program director for the college's Center for Sustainability, has seen funding for the program reinstated after a period of uncertainty. "They've decided to maintain...

Teaching through virtual world, avatars in alternate reality Second Life

Kathy McColm, Kathy McColm, and Kathy McColm

April 7, 2010

Zil Jewell strolls past the recliners that face out to the ocean and glances to the left before her slender body lifts off the ground. She flies past the School of Media Arts building on the SBCC Island toward the meeting area....

Geology Chair talks Ice Age, comets, extinction of mammoths to crowd of 400

Stephen Linderoth, Stephen Linderoth, and Stephen Linderoth

March 17, 2010

This year's faculty speaker discussed the elephant in the room to about 400 people in the Sports Pavilion for the 31st Annual Faculty Lecture. Dr. Robert Gray, chair of the City College geology program, presented the hypot...

Column – Global warming has too many people hot and bothered

Marissa Falossi and Marissa Falossi

March 12, 2010

Global warming has been said to be one of the most crucial issues our world is facing. Slowly, the earth's temperatures are rising and the impact is expected to be disastrous. Scientists warn us that global warming will rai...

Extinct mammoths, saber-toothed cats discussed at annual faculty lecture

Travis Pastori

March 9, 2010

Dr. Robert Gray's lecture on extinct animals from the Ice Age tomorrow may just chill you to the bone. Country-dancing, bone-digging Dr. Bob Gray will deliver the 31st annual faculty lecture, "The Last Great Extinction: Exiled...

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

Marissa Kochan

February 26, 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...

MESA program awarded with grants

Travis Pastori and Travis Pastori

February 24, 2010

In the midst of budget cuts, the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement, also known as MESA, program compensates with private grants, raising almost $200,000. "It's not a tremendous amount of money in the world of...

Editorial – We’re not buying

February 24, 2010

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 – Tweeting all the way to a job in age of Google journalism

Zac Estrada and Zac Estrada

November 18, 2009

There's no point in resisting. Still, I will go in kicking and screaming. After attending the Associated Collegiate Press conference in Austinlast month, I realized a career in journalism requires embracing social networkin...

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