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Volume 142, Issue #7


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News

MILITARY RECRUITERS, POLICE SQUARE OFF OVER CAMPUS ACCESS
BY JOHN SERVATIUS

Continuing conflict with military recruiters, City College authorities and the Associated Students has resulted in the drafting of a detailed letter explaining the college's policies toward military recruiters and other solicitors.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF HEALTHFULNESS
BY ELIZABETH SKOW

There was a short line at the Health Center at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8; students, staff and faculty were there to get educated and take advantage of a variety of free screenings -- body mass index, blood sugar, hemoglobin count, HIV and Chlamydia, to name a few.

ONLINE COURSES POPULAR WITH STUDENTS, TEACHERS
BY MARCO A. GUTIERREZ

Online courses at City College continue to explode in popularity while the aging telecourse is fading from view.

ENGLISH CLASSES SWAY TOWARD NONFICTION-BASED CURRICULUM
BY DESMOND MILLER

The English Dept. has been gradually changing the curriculum for English 90 through English 1A over the past four years to include more nonfiction and less fiction.

RETIRED ESL INSTRUCTOR AND JOURNALIST DIES
BY ANN CHATRINE-NILSSON

Mary Evelyn Thurber, a former City College instructor who was instrumental in forming the ESL department and wrote newspaper articles about bullfighting, died of cancer at her Emeryville home on Sept. 29. She was 83 years old.

"HEALTHIER" VENDING MACHINES
BY JEREMIAH MICHAELS

The Asoociated Students wants to offer healthy snack in vending machines by switching to a new supplier.

HIGHER MATH AND ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS APPROVED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE
BY LARRY SIMPSON

The state Senate voted in September to raise the graduation requirements for students enrolling at California community colleges in 2009.

VOTERS BRING NEW TRUSTEE, FUNDS
BY THE GUARDSMAN STAFF

Last week's midterm election netted City College a new trustee and $120 million for construction projects and paid sick days to all workers in San Francisco.

ETHNIC PRESS LUNCHEON CONVENES
BY DESMOND MILLER

The City College Department of Journalism and the Chancellor's office held a luncheon Oct. 30 for 21 local ethnic and gay, lesbian and transgender newspapers.

JOB PLACEMENT FOR EPILECTIC STUDENTS
BY KAREN M. KINNEY

California Pacific Epilepsy Program is offering free employment services for the first time this semester to any job-seeking City College students living with epilepsy.

NASO TO MAKE PRESENCE KNOWN WITH POWWOW AND FOOD BOOTHS
BY JOSE GUTIERREZ

In honor of National Native America Heritage Month, the Native American Study Organization will colaborate with other campus-based groups to host various indigenous-themed events throughout the month of November.


Opinions


LACK OF TAMPON DISPENSERS MAKES MATTERS WORSE FOR FORGETFUL FEMALES
STAFF EDITORIAL

NEW ACT VIOLATES HUMAN RGHTS
BY DESMOND MILLER

STANFORD FORGIVES LOANS
BY DANI GOMEZ

ON THE RECORD
Should City College install tampon dispensers in the women's bathrooms?

BLUE NOTES
BY JOHN GOINS
A City College column.

Front Page

Features


A FIREFIGHTER'S TALE: THE LIFE AND WORK OF A CITY COLLEGE FIRE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR
BY JOHN SERVATIUS
Jim Connors, a City College fire science instructor, places assorted hoses, nozzles and other equipment on the counter in front of him for his PowerPoint presentation.

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS ADVOCATE ADDRESSES U.N.
BY ELIZABETH SKOW
When City College student Aidan Dunn skimmed his e-mail last September, he dismissed the unofficial-looking message from the International Lesbian and Gay Association. Its heading read: "Dear friends". He was busy with school, so it went untouched.

 

Photostory


EDUCATED PALATE
PHOTOS BY ALEX HYDE
A showcase of the City College Culinary and Services department.

 

Sports


WOMEN'S SOCCER PROGRAM PLANS TO IMPROVE IN SEASONS TO COME

BY JOSE GUTIERREZ
The Rams women's soccer team still holds a positive attitude and outlook despite having an unsuccessful season with a 4-12-2 record and a few games remaining in the year.

O'NEAL PROVIDES OFFENSIVE OUTBURST FOR RAMS
BY JOSE GUTIERREZ
The night before a game, Rams receiver Kenny O'Neal stretches while listening to Tupac Shakur and Jay-Z, preparing his mind and body for what is to come.

BUTTE VICTORY KEY FOR RAMS
BY JENNIFER LOPEZ AND MILES HARWELL
Prior to the City College Rams football team's final regular season contest, head coach George Rush recognized the team's need to maintain agressiveness, despite facing the unranked Butte College Roadrunners, whose record is currently 2-7.

Arts and Entertainment


THREE DECADES OF POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE
BY MAYRA MARTINEZ
The Poetry for the People class at City College, begun as an idea inspired by 1930s mural art on the streets of Mexico, celebrates its 31st anniversary this year.

THE ENVIRONMENT AS MUSE FOR 13 BAY AREA ARTISTS
BY DESMOND MILLER
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery at Fort Mason is showcasing "Our Planet, Our Home", a display of works by 13 Bay Area artists who are concerned about the relationship between humans and the environment.

ENTERTAINMENT

iPod Playlist, Mental Gymnastics, Nerd Nuggets, etc.

 
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