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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...

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...

SCC authors, poets, and visual artists display their work

Luningning de Jesus, Staff writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Briefs, Community News, Fine Arts, Lifestyle, Literature, Local, News, Off campus, On campus

Contributions from a number of Solano Community College students, past and present, were selected for publication in the 2015 edition of the Suisun Valley Review (SVR), Solano’s literary magazine, established in 1981 by Quinton Duval. Elizabeth Campbell, English major and 2015 Quinton Duval awardee,...

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...

A watershed moment for SCC student

A watershed moment for SCC student

Daphne Kuta, Staff writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under News, Off campus, Profiles

From top-secret government clearance to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) student trainee, it’s clear that SCC student Colin Eaton is well on his way to leaving his mark on the world. But, his passion for geology wasn’t always so clear. “Truthfully I was never into geology growing up or anything like tha...

Speaking Falcons bring home gold from national tournament

Daphne Kuta, Staff writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under Features, gallery, Off campus

Editor’s note: Daphne Kuta is a member of the speech team. Solano’s Speaking Falcons competed in the 2015 Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio over spring break, bringing home gold, silver, and bronze awards in various categories. After competing against 56 other community ...

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, ...

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...

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...

Leelah’s Law makes martyr of teen

Suzy Jane Edwards-Freet, Staff writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under Off campus, Opinion

Seventeen-year-old Leelah Alcorn was run down by a tractor trailer in the early morning hours of Dec 28, 2014 in what was ruled an act of suicide. A suicide note left on her Tumblr page confirmed this. Leelah wrote that she was sent to a Christian transgender conversion therapy center upon her par...

How to land an internship

Jasmine Grimes, Features Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Off campus

Two years ago I learned from one of my mentors that internships are the best way to build your portfolio and get your foot in the door to land a job down the line. In the past two years I have been a part of six different internships, with one them ending in a job offer. Some of the companies...

Alleged attack by SCC basketball players results in arrests, expulsion

January 28, 2015
Filed under Basketball, News, Off campus

Three members of the SCC women’s basketball team were arrested after allegedly attacking and beating another Solano student at a park at an off-campus location, according to media reports. Jai-Nice Robinson, Justice Robinson, and Kiara Beacham were arrested and booked at the Solano County Jail in...

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