The student voice of Solano Community College

Teaching in prison is a learning experience for SCC professors

Catalina Donnell, Staff Writer
October 14, 2015
Filed under Classes, Community News, News, Off campus, Top Stories

Editor's Note: Check out this article for more information on the prison courses. Music professor Andrew Wesley is one of the first Solano Community College faculty to teach classes at the state prison in Vacaville. Next semester, more instructors will be joining him. SCC is the first California community college to make an agreement with the st... Read more »

SCC secures grant, allowing scholarships for STEM majors

Judith Perez, Staff Writer
September 2, 2015
Filed under Administration, Classes, News, On campus

Thanks to a $622,715 grant from the National Science Foundation, Solano Community College has awarded 20 scholarships this year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. The grant money will ultimately be used to award 165 scholarships to “academically talented and financially needy” stud... Read more »

SCC offering Civil Rights travel course this summer

Tempest Staff
May 6, 2015
Filed under Briefs, Classes, Investigative, Literature, Off campus, On campus, Opinion, Travel

SCC is offering a Civil Rights Travel Course this summer. The course will provide an overview of the movement in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The tour visits to Martin Luther King's birth home, Atlanta University Center, Rosa Parks Museum, The National Voting Rights Museum, Dexter Avenue... Read more »

Genius and former dropout lands physics internship at Davis

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Career, Classes, Community News, News, On campus, Profiles, Uncategorized

Imagine a secret message system that could detect the presence of eavesdropping and automatically abort the message. With quantum mechanics, this is actually possible. Nick Sherman, age 23 and a current Solano Community College student with a 3.94 GPA, is heading this summer to U.C. Davis for a ... Read more »

Worth their weight in gold

Worth their weight in gold

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, Fine Arts, gallery, Top Stories

Who gets to class an hour early? Elisena Vescio, a Solano Community College art major. “Art is a great way to express things that are important to you,” Vescio said. Vescio, 19, is currently taking two art classes at SCC, printmaking and illustration.  In the fall, she is transferring to Arts... Read more »

Newcomers to the art world find inspiration at Solano.

Mo’Nique Booker, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, On campus

Solano College is giving newcomers to the art world an opportunity to get involved in ceramics. “I’ve never done art before so when I found out that Solano had a really good art program, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” said Tom Fournier a Solano ceramics student. Fournier explained... Read more »

Artist profile: Photography

Daphne Kuta, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, On campus, Photography

Flashing lights, people moving, shapes forming and reforming… these are some of the things that inspire photography student Anthony Hudson, who is currently enrolled in Portfolio Development with professor Ron Zak. “I get a feeling when I’m inspired,” Hudson said. “It’s hard to explain,... Read more »

Epic chaos

Makafui Ahorney, Staff writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, Fine Arts, On campus

The 1300 building is the hub of Solano’s Arts Program. One such program is graphic design. The graphic design program is taught by Rachel Smith, who views the program as a way to get her students communicating through words and pictures “We’re trying to give students design skills and skills... Read more »

SCC woos Heald College students

Staff report
May 1, 2015
Filed under Briefs, Classes, Community News, Local, Off campus, On campus

Solano Community College is opening its doors to students left in the cold by the sudden closure of Heald Colleges. SCC faculty were at a Heald College transfer event to provide the students with information on programs, financial aid, and other services. The Accrediting Commission for Community and... Read more »

Solano to offer civil rights travel course summer 2015

Solano to offer civil rights travel course summer 2015

Staff report
May 1, 2015
Filed under Briefs, Classes, On campus

Solano Community College is offering Social Science 053, a Civil Rights Travel Course, during the summer of 2015. The course will provide an overview of the United States civil rights movement, travel to places significant to the movement in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and teach songs... Read more »

“Atypical” professor leaves lasting impression on students and college

“Atypical” professor leaves lasting impression on students and college

Makafui Ahorney, Staff writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under Classes, News, Profiles, Top Stories

Professor Robert DaPrato is one of Solano College’s longest serving teachers and one most students know at least by name. DaPrato has taught psychology at Solano College for over 35 years. “When I was in high school, I had a good friend who was a teacher. He was a high school teacher and I thought,... Read more »

Solano hopes rekindled for BS biotech manufacturing program

Luningning de Jesus, Staff writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under Classes, Top Stories

Solano Community College has another chance at offering a Bachelor of Science in Biotech Manufacturing program come 2017. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors communicated that one or two spots in the Baccalaureate Pilot Program have become available, according to Yashica Crawford, Chief... Read more »

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