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All quiet on the southern lawn

All quiet on the southern lawn

Suzy Jane Edwards-Freet, Staff Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

Ongoing contract mediations between the Solano County faculty union and the district were precluded by a dispute over free speech last week. In anticipation of the arrival of a mediator at 9:30 am March 24, instructors put up about 500 signs supporting the faculty union with slogans such as “Empower... Read more »

Houston to Solano

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under Career, News, Off campus

The first in his family to attend college, Arthur Ingraffia, SCC student, is eager to work with NASA at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, for three days in April. "I don’t know too much about what I’m supposed to do there but I know I’ll be in a team of ten," Ingraffia said. However, Ingraffia said he knows it will be a competition between four teams, ... Read more »

BSU event welcomes spring to SCC

BSU event welcomes spring to SCC

Mo’Nique Booker, Sports editor
April 1, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs, Events, News, On campus

Students enjoyed barbecued food like hotdogs and hotlinks, chips, and drinks at the first Black Student Union Spring Fling event held last week. The live performances included the band Fernandez, who performed last semester during the Autumn Bliss event also hosted by the BSU. SCC clubs helped to sp... Read more »

SCC Biotechnology Professors are Finalists for Faculty Innovation Award

staff report
March 25, 2015
Filed under Briefs, News

James DeKloe and Ed Re, biotechnology professors at Solano Community College, are finalists for the Faculty Innovation Award, offered by the American Association of Community Colleges. Winners will be announced during the Awards of Excellence gala dinner on April 20, 2015 at the annual AACC convention. The... Read more »

Solano Speaking Falcons soar high at state championships

Solano Speaking Falcons soar high at state championships

Daphne Kuta and Luningning de Jesus
March 18, 2015
Filed under Classes, News, Off campus, Top Stories

Solano’s Speaking Falcons swooped down and conquered the California Community College Forensics Association’s State Championships tournament in Los Angeles last March 11-15, 2015, bringing home gold, silver and bronze in both speech and debate. Destiney Smith outgunned 50 International Public... Read more »

Quinton Duval Award to be judged by Gary Thompson, poet and friend

Luningning de Jesus, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Classes, Community News, News, On campus

Gary Thompson, a close friend and former classmate of Quinton Duval, is this year’s Guest Judge for the 2015 Quinton Duval Award in Creative Writing, established upon Duval’s retirement after 29 years of teaching English at Solano College. Current and past Solano students who submit poems or short... Read more »

SCC’s new agriculture program to start in 2016

Makafui Ahorney, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Classes, News, On campus

Solano College’s Horticulture professors are about to be a lot busier. Ken Williams and Sandra Diehl are currently putting together a curriculum for an agriculture program tentatively set to start next spring. “We recently got $1 million from the Measure Q money to develop the agriculture side... Read more »

Internship leads to presentation

Internship leads to presentation

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Off campus

Better cheaper solar power may soon be on its way to becoming a reality, as scientists study ways to make this happen. Sometimes, students help create this reality, as with Anthony Salazar, a Solano Community College student, who acquired an internship last year studying various mixtures of silicon’s... Read more »

Solano brings home bling

Solano brings home bling

Daphne Kuta, Staff Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under Classes, Local, News, Top Stories

The Solano Speaking Falcons brought home 3rd place after competing in the Northern Calif. Forensics Association (NCFA) Spring Championship in San Francisco Feb. 22 2015. San Francisco City College hosted 23 different colleges from different parts of the U.S. This tournament was preparatory for State... Read more »

Coolest spot on campus: The Academic Success Center?

Luningning de Jesus, Staff Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under Classes, News, On campus

SCC’s new hot spot turns out to be the Academic Success Center. Visits to the center, which provides tutoring and success workshops, are up 1,000 percent, says Charles Spillner, ASC Coordinator and chemistry professor. The center logged over 1,700 student visits during the first six weeks of spring... Read more »

Librarian’s got all the answers

Makafui Ahorney, Staff Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under News, On campus, Profiles, Top Stories

Katherine “Kitty” Luce is a modern-day treasure hunter. Luce is a research librarian and LR10 instructor at Solano College’s Fairfield and Vallejo campuses. She has turned finding information into an art form. “I’ve gone to her with questions and she helped me find books and articles... Read more »

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