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September 23, 2016

SBCC electro-pop band breaks into local scene

MEGAN FITZMORRIS and NATHAN BARRETT

May 6, 2016

The band “Surprise Me!” is at a Friday night rehearsal at the recording studio, built by Joveth Jorquia, the band’s lead singer. The band is playing tonight at local State Street bar Whiskey Richards. The six-member group...

SBCC students explore bronze casting in sculpting class

MICHAEL BUESCH, CHANNELS STAFF

April 29, 2016

Santa Barbara City College offers three levels of bronze casting classes that give students the opportunity to experiment with bronze and explore sculpting. Ed Inks: "This is the lost wax casting process. So, they make the...

SBCC volunteers rescue and heal sea lions

TAYLOR WILLIAMS and JAZMIN AGUAYO

April 22, 2016

City College students volunteer at the Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute, a sea lion rehabilitation center in Gaviota. The institute, or CIMWI for short, cares for sick sea lions of all ages for 8 to 10 weeks.   J...

SBCC boat trip gives students chance to explore local oil seeps

TAYLOR WILLIAMS and MICHAEL BUESCH

April 11, 2016

City College students and faculty aboard “Stardust” study the bubbles and sheen of natural oil seeps in the Santa Barbara Channel. The field study was planned by Adjunct Geology Instructor Stephanie Mendes and the Earth...

SBCC Spring Dance Collective to showcase student choreography

MEGAN FITZMORRIS, CHANNELS STAFF

March 21, 2016

City College students will perform at the upcoming Spring Dance Collective with ten performances from student and guest choreographers. Carisa Carroll: “You get to know the person; you get to know how they move, how they...

Women’s rugby club empowers SBCC students

ALONZO MACIAS-PEREZ and MEGAN FITZMORRIS

March 15, 2016

After a 38-year absence, City College has brought back the women’s rugby team. Coach Crystal Ho: “I created this team to empower women individually and collectively.” Coach Crystal Ho has been working relentlessly...

SBCC women’s self-defense class protects against sexual attack and harassment

SAMI SOTO and LORENZO MORAN

March 11, 2016

A women’s self-defense class at city college teaches basic street fighting and ground attack techniques to empower students against sexual harassment and assault. The class has been taught by Kathleen O’Connor, the Physical...

SBCC’s theater class casts students’ faces in plaster

ALLISON SNEEL and DANI LAVI

February 19, 2016

Ice-cold plaster pours over the face of a student for a new makeup class at City College. Amanda Probst, 25, is majoring in acting and directing. She is one of the first few students in Pamela Shaw’s class to experience face...

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