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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...

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...

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...

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Zuriel Sanders and Catalina Donnell

October 14, 2015


Filed under Community News, Events, Features, Fine Arts, On campus, Theater

The play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” written by Sarah Ruhl, is a romantic comedy about an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man--with a lot of loose ends. So begins “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” the odyssey of a woman fo...

Did you know?

Tempest Staff

October 14, 2015


Filed under Features, Local, On campus, Tips

Sometimes, it can be difficult to find information vital to your academic success. Often, those who are supposed to help us focus too much on the future and not enough on the now. “I had a math class where the information was not as clear in the textbook, so I had to turn to other resources,” said...

Gamers take over the cafeteria

Jace Barrera and Catalina Donnell

September 23, 2015


Filed under Features

The cafeteria is now the booming central of gamers. Everything from card games to video games, the casual gamers to the pro, they all share a sense of comradery. Most people perceive gamers as anti-social people or like Steve Carrell in “40 Year Old Virgin,” but they are mistaken. Gaming provides...

Worth their weight in gold

Worth their weight in gold

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, Fine Arts, gallery, Top Stories

Who gets to class an hour early? Elisena Vescio, a Solano Community College art major. “Art is a great way to express things that are important to you,” Vescio said. Vescio, 19, is currently taking two art classes at SCC, printmaking and illustration.  In the fall, she is transferring to Arts...

Newcomers to the art world find inspiration at Solano.

Mo’Nique Booker, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, On campus

Solano College is giving newcomers to the art world an opportunity to get involved in ceramics. “I’ve never done art before so when I found out that Solano had a really good art program, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” said Tom Fournier a Solano ceramics student. Fournier explained...

Artist profile: Photography

Daphne Kuta, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, On campus, Photography

Flashing lights, people moving, shapes forming and reforming… these are some of the things that inspire photography student Anthony Hudson, who is currently enrolled in Portfolio Development with professor Ron Zak. “I get a feeling when I’m inspired,” Hudson said. “It’s hard to explain,...

Epic chaos

Makafui Ahorney, Staff writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Features, Fine Arts, On campus

The 1300 building is the hub of Solano’s Arts Program. One such program is graphic design. The graphic design program is taught by Rachel Smith, who views the program as a way to get her students communicating through words and pictures “We’re trying to give students design skills and skills...

Quick! When are student elections?

Quick! When are student elections?

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Features, News, On campus, Student Government

Voting in student government elections starts March 23. No, wait, voting starts May 4. Hold on, voting actually begins May 11. The Associated Students of Solano College election calendar has been pushed back four times this semester due to problems with the process, according to Joleena Lewis, student...

Rock the Sport: Live music at SCC Friday

Makafui Ahorney, Staff writer

April 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Briefs, Features, Music, On campus

Students are invited to Rock the Sport, a live music event featuring local rock bands, Think Again, Tarzandragon, IV Orpheus, and Ghost Color. The event is sponsored by SCC’s Nature of Sound club. Nature of Sound is a club that does outreach to generate opportunities in music, art and film. The even...

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