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Campus Conversation: Do you read the student newspaper? How do you feel about the school continuously canceling the class due to lack of sign ups?

Campus Conversation: Do you read the student newspaper? How do you feel about the school continuously canceling the class due to lack of sign ups?

Christine Butler, Student writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Community News, News, On campus, Sports, Staff, Top Stories

“I don’t read the paper so I don’t really care but I think people should know what’s going on. Everything is more online now so if it was online or on Facebook or any social media that would make it more popular.” –Alex D. student worker   “I don’t read the student p...

Solano students observe international educational week

Judith Perez, staff writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under News

Solano students took a trip around world with International Education week. Every year a week before Thanksgiving, International Education week is celebrated and observed. This year’s theme is “advancing access for all” according to the International Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Educa...

Winter Wish: Prof. rebuilds bikes for kids

Judith Perez, Staff writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under News, On campus

For the past nine years, the Child Development program at Solano Community College has brought holiday joy to the children. Their Winter Wish program has been helping families by providing gifts and food by pairing their wishes to someone willing to donate. “Many of our families complete a form...

SCC STEM students seek research opportunities in Caltech conference

SCC STEM students seek research opportunities in Caltech conference

Judith Perez, staff writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Each year Robert Payawal, a tutor at SCC’s academic success center, encourages STEM students from Solano College to apply to the Caltech SURF program. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) is a 10-week program at the private research university where undergraduate students are in...

Solano College announces new Superintendent/President

Solano College announces new Superintendent/President

Zuriel Sanders, Staff writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The Solano Community College board of trustees announced today at a special meeting that they have chosen Celia Esposito-Noy as the college's new Superintendent/President. "Dr. Noy will serve us well," said trustee Sarah Chapman. "Her wealth of experience [and] sense of community will be a great...

The cost of feral cats

The cost of feral cats

November 5, 2015
Filed under Clubs, News, Top Stories

Of the 50 million feral cats in the United States, about two dozen reside at Solano Community College. It's easy to ignore them, but feral cats are an expensive issue of animal welfare. According to SolanoFerals.org, a volunteer organization which helps homeless cats in Solano county, in California, mor...

Club holds lofty goal to feed the needy

Judith Perez and Nelson Rodriguez
November 5, 2015
Filed under News

The Baker’s Favorite Club of Solano Community College is hosting a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 19. The club, along with community members and sponsors, plans to raise money to feed homeless individuals and displaced families in the Solano County area, especially students attending SCC. “Some of them...

The Word Smith

The Word Smith

Hailey Dykes, Staff writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under News, Profiles

Jeffrey Smith, a Solano English professor, keeps his students on their toes with his twist on teaching. Smith started his teaching career at the age of 22 at San Jose State, his alma mater. He has come a long way since then. He started his teaching career pulling assignments and readings from othe...

Horticulture program welcomes students for pumpkin patch; begins work on new facility

Horticulture program welcomes students for pumpkin patch; begins work on new facility

Judith Perez, staff writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under News

The adaptive horticulture program at SCC invited students, faculty, and staff to come out to their pumpkin patch to harvest their own organically grown pumpkins Oct 30. Their pumpkins were planted from seeds in June, and maintained all throughout summer and fall by the students. "The funds raised fro...

Solano Community College improves default rates

Solano Community College improves default rates

Zuriel Sanders, Staff writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Solano College has dodged a bullet with its cohort default rate. Cohort default rates measure the college’s share of their federal student loan borrowers who default within a specified period of time after entering repayment. A direct loan that is 360 days past due is considered defaulted. For FFEL l...

Human Collective Club looks toward future of club to help community

November 4, 2015
Filed under Clubs, News

The Human Collective Club starts out strong during this Fall 2015 year. Founded in Spring 2015, the club combines psychology and the human services department to come together with a common goal of helping others. A big goal of the club is to provide leadership opportunities for the students of Sola...

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...

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