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Volume 140, Issue #5



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News

SMALL FIRE, BIG PROBLEMS
BY CHRIS ALBON
A small fire that flared up outside of the Student Union on Oct. 20 has uncovered inconsistencies in Ocean campus’ compliance with state fire safety codes
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GUARDSMAN WINS BIG AT JACC
BY ALEX K. FONG
Despite fielding an almost entirely new staff this semester, The Guardsman left the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal conference with a General Excellence award.

GREEN PARTY RED LIGHT PROP A
BY DAN SANKEY

The Green Party’s local chapter is urging the public to vote no on Proposition A in the Nov. 8 special election.

FORMER STUDENT, ACTIVIST DIES IN BLAZE
BY PAULETTE BLEAM

Mirtha Lizette Estrada, a recent graduate of City College and a budding activist for the Latino community, died Sept. 15 in a fire in the Mission District apartment she shared with her parents.

FULLBRIGHT SCHOLAR OPENS 'WINDOWS INTO ISLAM'
BY ANGELA HART
Islamic theater expert Dr. Syed Jamil Ahmed spoke about the “Indigenous Theatre of Bangladesh” marking the first in a series of lectures planned during his time at City College.

FORMER UC ADMINISTRATOR ENDORSES AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
BY SONIA SAVIO
Bob Laird, former director of undergraduate admissions at UC Berkeley, spoke to students about the benefits of affirmative action.

TEXTBOOK BILL FAILS TO PASS GOVERNOR
BY ALISON FISH
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill on Sept. 29 aimed at reforming textbook policy.

ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS LOOK TO TIP ELECTION SCALES
BY MILES HARWELL
Teachers Union Holds Rally to Rouse Student Voters

BOARD PUSHES FOR PROP A
BY CHRIS ALBON
About 50 teachers and administrators held a kick-off rally for Proposition A
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PARKING FEE INCREASES PLANNED FOR SPRING
BY SONIA SAVIO
A motion to increase parking rates for students and part-time faculty was unanimously approved by the board of trustees Sept. 29.

IN LEHMAN'S TERMS
BY JOSH LEHMAN
A City College Column.

SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DISPATCH

City College At Large
What's happening at the satellite campuses.

Short Cuts
Brief stories.


Opinions


Special Election
STAFF EDITORIAL

The Board of Trustees Serving the Students
BY JON GUNTON

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Vetoed
BY ALEX K. FONG

COMING IN
FACULTY POLL: Do you support the tenure initiatives on the ballot this November?

ON THE RECORD
Is the special election in November a waste of City College's money?

Front Page

Sports

SUB-PAR STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR SOCCER
BY MARCO GUTIERREZ AND DAN VEREL
Both of City College’s soccer teams are facing several challenges this year en route to seasons of sub-par status.

FRESHMAN 'BACK LEADS RAMS RUSHING ATTACK
BY MILES HARWELL
In his first year of football at City College, Tyreece Jacks has become the main ball carrier for the Rams’ offense.

YOUNG TEAM LOOKS TO CONTEND
BY JON GUNTON
Rams relying less on size, more on speed and athleticism.

RETURNING STARTERS KEY FOR WOMEN
BY SHAWN LIU
With lightning team speed and the returning conference MVP, the City College women’s basketball team is looking to go the distance in the upcoming season starting on Monday.

SCOREBOARD

 

Arts


THE FUNKY PROFESSOR
BY ALEX MULLANEY
Ricky Vincent teaches his class about the history of funk, including soul music, funk’s stylistic forerunner.

CITY COLLEGE AT NIGHT
PHOTOS BY NATHAN WEYLAND
Campus Views Continue.

Features


REPUBLICANS HESITATE TO SPEAK OUT
BY JOSH LEHMAN
Every culture has minorities and San Francisco is no exception.


   
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