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Men’s soccer club trying to form a team

Men’s soccer club trying to form a team

Melissa Espinoza, Staff writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Clubs, soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The men’s soccer club is hoping to become an official team for SCC. “We’ve been fundraising,” said Chad Nelson president of the men’s soccer club. “Trying to make some money so that we can get jerseys and all that.” The members are trying to promote the soccer club and encourage other soccer lovers on campus to become involved in the club’s activi... Read more »

Holiday gifts people actually want

Holiday gifts people actually want

Catalina Donnell and Jace Barrera
December 2, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Forget those dingy old socks from Walmart. Here are ideas for gifts that your loved ones will be thrilled to receive. 1. Cup of Cocoa Contains the cocoa in a clear ornament to use as a Christmas tree decorations or as a quick, adorable snack. Make your own: -Instant hot cocoa mix ($3.38) - Clear... Read more »

SCC STEM students seek research opportunities in Caltech conference

SCC STEM students seek research opportunities in Caltech conference

Judith Perez, staff writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Each year Robert Payawal, a tutor at SCC’s academic success center, encourages STEM students from Solano College to apply to the Caltech SURF program. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) is a 10-week program at the private research university where undergraduate students are in... Read more »

Solano College announces new Superintendent/President

Solano College announces new Superintendent/President

Zuriel Sanders, Staff writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The Solano Community College board of trustees announced today at a special meeting that they have chosen Celia Esposito-Noy as the college's new Superintendent/President. "Dr. Noy will serve us well," said trustee Sarah Chapman. "Her wealth of experience [and] sense of community will be a great... Read more »

SCC club’s pre-holiday dinner is a hit

SCC club’s pre-holiday dinner is a hit

Judith Perez, staff writer
November 20, 2015
Filed under Dining, Features, On campus, Top Stories

With the help of numerous volunteers, fundraisering, and other support, the Solano Community College Baker’s Favorite club met their goal to feed the needy Thursday with flying colors. People around the community, students, faculty, and even district officials came into SCC’s faculty room for a... Read more »

Plants, wreaths and swags on sale by horticulture club

Plants, wreaths and swags on sale by horticulture club

Hailey Dykes, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Briefs, Events, Top Stories

The Horticulture Club is holding its annual plant sale. Handmade wreaths and decorated swags are now on sale until Dec. 7, 2015. Head over to the horticulture building to place your order. Other great plant items will be available Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and De... Read more »

Solano to mark World AIDS day

Solano to mark World AIDS day

November 16, 2015
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Solano Community College is recognizing World AIDS Day Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.to noon in the lobby of bldg. 1400 on the main campus. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero: AIDS Related Deaths.” The commemoration of World AIDS Day and the battle fought to prevent and treat the AIDS epidemic worldwide... Read more »

The cost of feral cats

The cost of feral cats

November 5, 2015
Filed under Clubs, News, Top Stories

Of the 50 million feral cats in the United States, about two dozen reside at Solano Community College. It's easy to ignore them, but feral cats are an expensive issue of animal welfare. According to SolanoFerals.org, a volunteer organization which helps homeless cats in Solano county, in California, mor... Read more »

Solano hosts first student-juried art show

Solano hosts first student-juried art show

November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, gallery, Top Stories

Ceramics, drawings, paintings, comics, sculpture, sketching, photography, and multi-media projects fill the room to the brim. Surfaces are neatly arranged with dozens of sculptures, the walls plastered with numerous paper works. Nov. 4 welcomes the first ever student-curated art show to hit the He... Read more »

Know what you owe

Know what you owe

Judith Perez, staff writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Three years ago, Solano Community College had a student loan cohort default rate (CDR) of 31.5 percent. Cohort default rates measure the college’s share of their federal student loan borrowers who default within a specified period of time after entering repayment.  A direct loan that is 360 day... Read more »

Solano Community College improves default rates

Solano Community College improves default rates

Zuriel Sanders, Staff writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Solano College has dodged a bullet with its cohort default rate. Cohort default rates measure the college’s share of their federal student loan borrowers who default within a specified period of time after entering repayment. A direct loan that is 360 days past due is considered defaulted. For FFEL l... Read more »

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