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SCC class travels through the course of history

SCC class travels through the course of history

Deborah Graham, Staff Writer
December 3, 2014
Filed under Classes, News, Off campus

If you ever wanted to go the see the northern part of the civil rights tour, now is your chance. Solano Community College’s Civil Rights Travel Course allows students to do just that. Lead by Karen McCord, professor of psychology and ethnic studies, students can immerse themselves in the rich history...

Solano seeks to transform image

Solano seeks to transform image

Ruben Rangel, Copy Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

Is Solano Community College one of the region's premier places of two-year education, one that provides local students the necessary stepping stones for a lifetime of success? Or is it a dead-end school, a place of only adequate learning facing a history of deficit and accreditation issues? Because...

ASSC provides $11,000 in funding

Ruben Rangel, Copy Editor
November 12, 2014
Filed under News

The verdict is in. After courting funding requests from student clubs and faculty departments, the Associated Students of Solano College determined the appropriate amounts to be given from the semester's total budget of $11,000. Votes were cast on Nov. 4, giving seven student clubs a total of $5,000,...

SCC engineering student secures position in NASA program

SCC engineering student secures position in NASA program

Addi Simmons, Opinion Editor
November 12, 2014
Filed under News, Off campus, Profiles, Top Stories

Scott Paniccia, mechanical engineering major and sophomore at Solano College, was recently accepted into a prestigious NASA program by designing a Mars landing craft. Paniccia first heard about the program through engineering professor, Dr. Melanie Lutz. “Scott is an amazing, enthusiastic studen...

Solano’s speech and debate team faces adversity but comes out on top

Addi Simmons, Opinion Editor
October 29, 2014
Filed under News, Off campus

The Solano speech and debate team recently competed at a tournament hosted by San Francisco State University and won several awards, even as they competed against speakers with more experience. Solano student Lucy Murillo placed second in novice informative speech, while students Daphne Kuta and Rem...

SCC prepares for international recruitment

Addi Simmons, Opinion Editor
October 29, 2014
Filed under International, News

Solano Community College hopes to bring in more international students by sending a recruiter to Asia to help represent the school. “In our mission statement we said that we serve a global community,” said Solano College Superintendent/President Jowel Laguerre. “That includes students from all...

College behind bars

Dagmar Kuta, Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2014
Filed under Classes, News, Off campus

Don’t worry, you won’t be seeing any striped jumpsuits on campus. Solano College has finally approved a proposal from the California State Prison that will create distance education correspondence courses available to inmates at the California State Prison located in Vacaville. The courses wi...

Celebrated Olympic gold medalist speaks at SCC

Celebrated Olympic gold medalist speaks at SCC

Ruben Rangel, Copy Editor
October 20, 2014
Filed under News, On campus, Profiles, Top Stories

Self-empowerment and diversity were celebrated at SCC early this month as the Umoja, Puente, and Ethnic Studies programs gathered to welcome two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA All-Star turned motivational speaker Ruthie Bolton. Bolton, a USA Basketball Female of the Year and member of the Wo...

Music alive and well at Solano

Music alive and well at Solano

Deborah Graham, Staff Writer
October 16, 2014
Filed under Events, Music, News, Top Stories

A new event at Solano brought music, food, and demonstrations to the cafeteria Oct. 8, courtesy of the Black Student Union and African American Scholars. It was the first time that members of the newly formed Musicians Live club performed for a large audience.    Annemarie Espinas, president of...

Heat doesn’t deter wine tastings

Heat doesn’t deter wine tastings

Deborah Graham, Staff writer
October 6, 2014
Filed under Community News, News, Top Stories

 Despite temperatures in the 90s Saturday, wine, art and chocolate enthusiasts from all over converged Oct. 4 to enjoy sampling of wine and food at the 10th annual Suisun Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival. The festival,  hosted by the  Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement Distric...

SCC student Raymond Medrano killed in car crash

October 1, 2014
Filed under Community News, News

Solano Community College student Raymond Medrano was killed in the early morning of Sept. 20 by a car crash in Vacaville, according to The Daily Republic. His sister Ashley also was killed in the accident, and one other passenger remains in stable condition. Police are still investigating the accident, an...

Fashion show raises scholarship money for foster kids

Addi Simmons, Opinion Editor
October 1, 2014
Filed under News, Off campus

Current and former foster kids will take the runway in the 13th annual Foster Youth Education Fund (FYEF) fashion show on Oct. 12 in Sacramento State’s Union Ballroom. The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each year, the Sacramento-based charity hosts a fashion show in order to raise money for foster children that will be leavin...

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