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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...

Genius and former dropout lands physics internship at Davis

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Career, Classes, Community News, News, On campus, Profiles, Uncategorized

Imagine a secret message system that could detect the presence of eavesdropping and automatically abort the message. With quantum mechanics, this is actually possible. Nick Sherman, age 23 and a current Solano Community College student with a 3.94 GPA, is heading this summer to U.C. Davis for a ...

Rise from poverty to presidency

Rise from poverty to presidency

Suzy Jane Edwards-Freet, Staff writer
May 6, 2015
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Dr. Jowel Laguerre’s story of growing up in cruel poverty under a dictatorship into a kind-hearted leader of Solano Community College is an inspiration.. Laguerre, the superintendent/president of SCC, grew up in Haiti, where life expectancy is 63.1 years and the GNI per capita is $810, according...

“Atypical” professor leaves lasting impression on students and college

“Atypical” professor leaves lasting impression on students and college

Makafui Ahorney, Staff writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under Classes, News, Profiles, Top Stories

Professor Robert DaPrato is one of Solano College’s longest serving teachers and one most students know at least by name. DaPrato has taught psychology at Solano College for over 35 years. “When I was in high school, I had a good friend who was a teacher. He was a high school teacher and I thought,...

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...

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...

Professor Lue Cobene takes unique approaches to teaching, life, and learning

Professor Lue Cobene takes unique approaches to teaching, life, and learning

Makafui Ahorney, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under News, Profiles, Staff

Most students never get to know their teachers outside the classroom. Professor Lue Cobene is a professor in the Humanities department who also teaches English 1 and 2. He is known among his students for his unique teaching style and his rigorous program. Q: Can you start by telling us about yourself?...

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...

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...

Foreign students use SCC as spring board for education

Carlo Marzan, Sports Editor
April 23, 2014
Filed under International, Profiles

Three different students from different parts of the world who have never met all have one thing in common; they go to Solano Community College. Jingjing Chang of China, Fabricio Arruda Alves of Brazil, and Dolapo Uthman of Nigeria, have all come to SCC to extend their education and better their future...

Solano student secures coveted research engineering internship

Solano student secures coveted research engineering internship

Addi Simmons, Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
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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...

Andre Miranda awarded prestigious internship at Stanford

Andre Miranda awarded prestigious internship at Stanford

Addi Simmons, Staff Writer
March 5, 2014
Filed under News, Off campus, Profiles

Andre Miranda is a 20-year-old computer programming major at Solano that just recently secured a prestigious internship at a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University called SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) National Accelerator Laboratory.  “The internsh...

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