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1800B sparks during night

1800B sparks during night

August 22, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

Cordelia fire crews respond to a fire in the 1800B building Aug. 22, 2014, in Fairfield. A small fire in the welding shop caused smoke and fire related damage to biotech and welding classrooms. “The cause was unknown, but it is suspected that there were embers on protective clothing,” said Jeffrey...

Local authorities react after crows infected with West Nile found on campus

Addi Simmons, Staff Writer
August 13, 2014
Filed under News, On campus

The Solano County Mosquito Abatement (SCMA) lab took action after a dead crow and an injured crow were tested for West Nile virus over the summer. On June 25, officials confirmed that both animals had tested positive and were infected with the virus. The crows were found near the Fairfield Campus Childcare...

Solano Grown’s Food Hub looks to resume this fall after recent closure

Ruben Rangel, Staff writer
August 13, 2014
Filed under Community News, News

Despite its current closure, Solano Grown's community supported agriculture program (CSA) hopes to continue serving the county with locally grown goods this fall. The program, which was created in 2013, closed this June due to Solano Grown's non-profit status being temporarily suspended. As a result...

Pirates plunder Vallejo waterfront

Pirates plunder Vallejo waterfront

Deborah Graham, online editor
June 16, 2014
Filed under Community News, News, Top Stories

Pirate lovers from all over, young and old, dressed in their finest pirate clothing, converged at the Vallejo Waterfront Park on Saturday, June 14, to attend the eighth annual Northern California Pirate Festival. Tim Loe and his wife Allison made sure they had all their pirate gear intact as they...

Student government doles out $13,000

John Glidden, Staff Writer/Copy Editor
May 7, 2014
Filed under News

If you have the money, they will come. Come they did, as the Associated Students of Solano College reviewed over 16 funding requests recently, ranging from campus cats to the biology department, spending $13,000 to fund student clubs and departments on campus. On the student club side, with a budget of ...

SCC selected for Pathways to Law School program

Deborah Graham, Online Editor
May 7, 2014
Filed under Classes, News

Many of Joel Powell’s students at Solano Community College are now just one step closer to attaining goals for careers in law, thanks to a new initiative program that took effect May 1. Powell, a political science professor at the college for seven years, is excited that not only students from S...

SCC hosts annual career fair

SCC hosts annual career fair

Addi Simmons, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
Filed under Events, News, On campus

The third annual Career Education Fair drew a large crowd at Solano College Saturday, May 3. The atmosphere was abuzz with visitors, live music, and free food. This family fun event included a multitude of booths, each featuring a different career.  A group of friendly men and women working at a b...

Vallejoan Jena Goodman to run for lieutenant governor

Vallejoan Jena Goodman to run for lieutenant governor

john Glidden, Staff Writer/Copy Editor
May 7, 2014
Filed under Community News, News, Off campus, Politics, Top Stories

In 160 years of statehood, the citizens of California have never elected a woman to the office of lieutenant governor. Jena Goodman hopes to be the first. Goodman, 28, of Vallejo, is running for lieutenant governor as a Green Party candidate and is the only female out of eight candidates. Goodm...

Campus cat club gets money to build feeders

Campus cat club gets money to build feeders

John Glidden, Staff Writer/Copy Editor
May 7, 2014
Filed under Clubs, News, Top Stories

With love and care, Solano Community College student Wendy Phillips opens up a black binder named “the directory.”  The directory is a record of all the feral cats at Solano Community College. Phillips has even taken a photo of almost every cat on campus. “It’s a tough life out here,” said Phillips ...

Third place victory at Phi Rho Pi nationals led by nationally recognized persuasive speaking champ

Dagmar Kuta, News Editor
May 7, 2014
Filed under News

SCC student Amanda Lamb, communications major, led Solano at the Phi Rho Pi National Championship forensics tournament for speech and debate in Colorado, becoming national champion in Persuasive Speaking with a gold medal speech on the re-homing of adopted children, and a silver medal in informative ...

SCC Horticulture club plants Earth Day spirit

SCC Horticulture club plants Earth Day spirit

Jonathan Beserra, staff writer
April 23, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

With the sun shining and a slight breeze, participants and volunteers working the stations seemed to be buzzing like bees at Solano’s Earth Day event. The Solano’s sustainability advisory committee hosted an Earth Day sale and exhibition complete with information and activity stations and free...

Solano student secures coveted research engineering internship

Solano student secures coveted research engineering internship

Addi Simmons, Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
Filed under News, Profiles

Solano student Anthony Salazar is spending his summer vacation finding defects in semiconductors. The 19-year-old chemical and material science engineering major has recently been granted a prestigious REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) summer internship through the Colorado School of Mines. “What I...

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