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Volume 142, Issue #6


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News

STABILIZING TUITION COSTS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES
BY JOHN SERVATIUS

An initiative is being circulated for the 2008 state ballot that would create an indepedently funded community college system, reduce the per-unit fee to $15 and restrict future fee increases.

ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES CRUISE RAM PLAZA
BY NINO BOLES-KING

The San Francisco Electric Vehicle Association and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. displayed three alternatively fueled, small white cars at Ram Plaza on Oct. 12 in an effort to educate students.

PHOTO 51 FUSES FILM AND DIGITAL FORMATS
BY JEREMIAH MICHAELS

The first and only hybrid photography class in the Bay Area that encompasses both digital and film media together in the same class is in its first semester at City College.

REPORTS: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
BY MARCO A. GUTIERREZ

City College's enrollment of international strudents is far less than it was five years ago, before the Department of Homeland Security tightened inspection standards and adjusted visa procedures for immigrants in response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

STUDENT UNION RENOVATIONS
BY ELIZABETH SKOW

The Student Union has been allocated money to be restructured and refurnished soon, in order to resolve a history of problems mostly due to its mixed use as a place to socialize and study, according to Vice President of Finance Virginie Corominas.

THE GUARDSMAN WINS RECOGNITION AT JACC
BY ELIZABETH SKOW

Ciity College journalism students and The Guardsman on 25 awards on Oct. 14 at this year's Journalism Association of Community Colleges Northern California conference at San Jose State University.

PERFORMANCES HONOR FILIPINO AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
BY KAREN M. KINNEY

Over 200 people celebrated Filipino American History Month on Oct. 27 in the Smith Hall to honor the 100th anniversary of Filipino mass migration to the United States.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES CANDIDATES
BY JOSE GUTIERREZ

"HUMP DAY" HELPS STUDENTS CLIMB MIDWEEK HILL
BY JEREMIAH MICHAELS

In an effort to cure midweek blues, the Associated Students presented the first of a planned weekly "Hump Day" on Oct. 18, with disc jockeys, an open microphone and live music for suffering students at Ram Plaza.

BETTER WORKER'S BENEFITS
BY NINO BOLES-KING

Young Workers United, a San Francisco labor-rights advocacy organization has been working to put Proposition F, which would require employers to pay workers for sick days, on November's ballot.

CITY COLLEGE AT LARGE
What's happening at the satellite campuses.

SHORT CUTS
Brief stories.


Opinions


FICTION VS. NONFICTION
STAFF EDITORIAL

ONLINE CLASSES GIVE OPTIONS
BY ANN-CHATRINE NILSSON

INNOVATE THE FOURTH ESTATE
BY ALEX MULLANEY

INCOMING COMMENTARY
FACULTY POLL: Should the English department at City College focus on nonfiction instead of literature?

ON THE RECORD
Which do you prefer: online or regular courses? Why?

BLUE NOTES
BY JOHN GOINS
A City College column.

Front Page

Features


SPERO ALERTS PUBLIC TO DIABETES PANDEMIC
BY ALEX MULLANEY
Diabetes is more an indicator of societal problems than it is a medical problem. That's how David Spero, R.N., the author of "Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis," understands the widespread, serious condition.

PIRACY PROBLEM CONTINUES ON CAMPUSES
BY DESMOND MILLER
Selling movies that have been downloaded from the Internet is illegal. The Motion Picture Association of America has been actively searching for indivduals who pirate DVDs.

 

Photostory


BREAK DANCING AT CITY COLLEGE
PHOTOS BY NINA ROBINSON
City College's BreakinFridays, formerly known as the Freddy Hung B-Boy Sessions, was founded in the Spring of 2003 by student B-Boys "Hella" Hung Van Lam and Joey "Joey Groonze" Grooney.

 

Sports


RAMS POISED TO RETURN TO STATE TITLE GAME

BY MILES HARWELL
The Rams men's basketball team is heading into the season with a young team; but what they might lack in experience, they make up with speed and an arsenal of offense.

DEAL AND CORDOVA POWER MEN'S SOCCER TEAM
BY JOSE GUTIERREZ
The Rams men's soccer team shut out Santa Rosa Junior College 3-0 on Sept. 26, and the victory functioned as another definite indicator of the Rams' success this season.

REBUILDING THE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
BY JENNIFER LOPEZ
The Rams' women's basketball season will begin with the Coast Conference in Pasadena, Nov. 10, a tournament they have won consistently in past years.

AB 2165 REGULATES FORMER CRIMINALS
BY ANN-CHATRINE NILSSON
A new law will prevent athletes convicted of a specific felony or on probation from playing sports on a University of California, California State University or community college team.

FOOTBALL TEAM WITHSTANDS A LATE FOOTHILL ATTACK
BY MILES HARWELL
In 2004, the City College Rams football team escaped with a 20-15 victory over the Foothill College Owls, when quarterback Joseph Ayoob threw a touchdown pass to receiver Ruben Jackson with 39 seconds left on the clock.

CALENDAR

SCOREBOARD

Arts and Entertainment


FOOD FILMS FOR THOUGHT
BY MAYRA MARTINEZ
Throughout November, San Francisco's Main Library will be screening four films centered on a necessary yet supremely pleasurable and decadent part of human life -- food.

EXHIBITS ILLUMINATE IRANIAN AND MEXICAN CULTURE
BY LARRY SIMPSON
Three exhibits are currently on display in the Rosenberg Library.

REVIEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

iPod Playlist, Mental Gymnastics, Nerd Nuggets, etc.

 
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