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Smoking: To ban or not to ban? THE SMOKING OF CIGARETTES is a topic that has created a deep divide among those who smoke and those who don’t. We all know the health risks, yet many people continue to smoke. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette consumption kills more than 440,000 Americans per year, and second-hand smoke causes 49,400 deaths per year. According to, smoking in most enclosed workplaces in California, including inside restaurants and bars, was banned in 1995. In April 1970, advertising of cigarettes and tobacco products on TV was banned in the United States, says And from the 1970s to as recently as 2010, laws have continued to be passed in the United States to ban advertising on tobacco products including from magazines and billboards, according to Wikipedia. It’s no secret that smoking in public places causes danger to smokers and those around them. When it comes to college campuses, smoking is just as much an issue as it is in other public places, and a lot more can certainly be done to help decrease the dangers of secondhand smoke. The University of California will begin enforcing a new rule next year, banning smoking on all 10 of its campuses, according to a recent Huffington Post article. The ban will be rolled out gradually, and the penalties for those who disregard the new policy are currently unknown,

The University of

California will begin enforcing a new rule next year, banning smoking on all 10 of its campuses, according to a recent Huffington Post article.

but it’s a step in the right direction. According to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, as of July of this year, “at least 1,178 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted

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smokers should really try to practice some public-smoking etiquette. There are several things smokers can do to be more courteous to the people around them:

1. Only smoke in areas that aren’t occupied by large groups of people. If there are a lot of people around, wait to light up until you are in a less-occupied location. This includes areas like the quad, under walkways or around classrooms on campus. 2. Never smoke indoors unless you have permission. That goes for e-cigarettes, too. Not only is it illegal in most places, in others, it’s against established policy, and you might be cited for it. 3. Always smoke away from open doorways. Smoke can travel inside buildings. Also, try to avoid smoking in close proximity to building corners because smoke can travel around corners and fill the faces of passersby with a giant cloud of potential lung smokers the cancer. Ilustration by Evan E. Duran Express spoke to, the solution 4. Never blow smoke in seems simple: Ban smoking altogether. anyone’s face. Even smokers get annoyed To smokers the Express interviewed, by this behavior. In addition, try to stand the better solution would be to instiso that your smoke blows downwind tute designated smoking areas around when in the presence of other people. campus. 5. Try to avoid smoking while walkAccording to City College Public Ining from one class to the next. Everyone formation Officer Amanda Davis, this is walking behind you has to breathe in an idea the campus has considered. Howyour excess smoke, and no one wants to ever, she says having designated areas do that. can cause problems like safety concerns 6. Always use ashtrays. There is no if, for example, smokers were forced to excuse for leaving the campus full of smoke in the parking areas. yesterday’s melancholy. That goes for Cosumnes River College had similar litter and other such things as well. Take concerns, but it has implemented desigpride in the college you attend and keep nated areas and solved the issue of safety it clean. by keeping students who smoke out of When it comes down to it, maybe the parking lots and putting them toward doing something as extreme as banning the back or the outskirts of campus smoking from college campuses cominstead, according to CRC Public Informapletely is a bit harsh. After all, maybe destion Officer Kristie West. ignated smoking areas are an acceptable If smoking is banned completely, compromise. students who smoke will just go to the But until a better solution is found sidewalks surrounding campus, and to deal with the problem of second-hand that could lead to complaints from the smoke in public places, the least smokers residents in the areas surrounding the can do is to try to follow some of these college or from city officials, according to tips to be more responsible members of Davis. society. Both solutions have their advantages You wouldn’t want the garbage man and disadvantages for smokers and nondumping trash all over you. In that same smokers alike, but even if no solution is regard, non-smokers don’t want to bathe reached and City College opts to continue in exhaust.” enforcing current policy, at the very least,


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100% [smoke-free] campus policies that eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas across the entire campus, including residences.” Obviously, the trend of banning smoking altogether is gaining momentum. At City College, no smoking is allowed within 30 feet of many locations around campus. Those locations are indicated by signs, many of which have ashtrays underneath or nearby. On our campus, the issue of smokers spreading second-hand smoke and leaving the campus a mess with cigarette butts and ashes is just as much a problem as anywhere else. For the non-

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Clearing the smoke Teri Barth | No ifs, ands, or butts about it: City College students clear the smoke, giving their opinion of whether they prefer a smoke-free campus, smoking permitted on campus, or smoking allowed only in designated areas.

Robin Sexton // liberal arts “I think [a designated smoking area] would be hard because people have classes all over campus and sometimes you only have 10 minutes to get from one end of campus to the other.”

Melinda Sparks // English ”If there are designated smoking areas, I would like that.”

Robert Turner // psychology “I like the idea of designated areas. I’m not a smoker myself but I don’t feel we should be able to take that right away from those who are.”

Stephon McDowell // engineering “I think [a smoke-free campus] would be good. There are people on this campus who don’t smoke and they don’t want [the smoke] affecting them.”

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Jessica Duree // psychology “I think [a smoke-free campus] would be inappropriate because I think people should be able to do what they want with their body.”


10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Cultural Awareness Center, SC104 Organized by David Rasul

STUDY ABROAD Tuesday, Sept. 24

noon – 1 p.m., LRC105 Presented by Riad Bahhur


Thursday, Sept. 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.quad Chartered clubs introduction and membership drive. Live presentations and student talent, noon – 1 p.m.


J.D. Villanueva // villanuevaexpress@gmail Don, a representative from Project Truth who declined to his give last name, talks to City College students.

First Amendment applies to all

Project Truth tests the boundaries of free speech during vist to campus Edwin Booze // Staff Writer & Lygeia Andre // News Editor PROJECT TRUTH, A SELF-DESCRIBED pro-life group, came to City College Sept. 9 and 10 to stage a demonstration of its view that “abortion is murder.” Displaying larger-than-life visual displays with photographs of aborted fetuses, a Project Truth representative who identified himself only as Shawn distributed flyers and talked to people on the quad. Project Truth’s purpose is to “make everyone aware that when a woman has an abortion she is taking a human life,” according to Shawn. —SHAWN, A PROJECT TRUTH Shawn defended the REPRESENTATIVE group’s use of images that its own literature describes as “disturbing.” “The First Amendment to the United States Constitution absolutely gives me this right,” he said, although not everyone who saw the display agreed. “The Supreme Court has come up with a definition of what is offensive material. This is not it—only material taken as a whole that has no scientific, educational or artistic or political value. As grotesque as this is, it has artistic value. This is not offensive, according to what our law says offensive is.” Shawn was citing the Supreme Court’s decision defining obscenity, set down in a 1973 ruling of Miller v. California 413 U.S. 15, according to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute. The Miller test outlines criteria for obscenity, which includes, “whether ‘the average person, applying contemporary community standards’ would find that the work, ‘taken as a whole,’ appeals to ‘prurient interest’; whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law, and whether the work, ‘taken as a whole,’ lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value,” according to the Cornell Legal Information Institute. Campus advocates of free speech differed on the validity of Project Truth’s argument. “I am a very strong supporter of free speech, but the way it is set up here it is not free speech,” said Sherri Patton, City College professor of history. “They are not about spreading information. They are deliberately provocative.” The Project Truth display was consistent with allowable use of school property based not only on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment but also on the District’s policy as explained by Amanda Davis, City College’s public infor-

“This is not offensive, according to what our law says”


mation officer. “The College and District policy is that events on campus cannot disrupt the teaching environment, which means that they can’t block walkways; they can’t prevent us from being ADA compliant,” said Davis. “ADA compliant means that people with disabilities can get around. Not harassing our students, not creating a noise problem that would infringe on instruction time. “As long as they are not violating any of these things, they are fine,” Davis continued. “And because we are a public institution, the outside areas of our campus, not inside our facilities, are considered public space—meaning that it’s kind of like you are walking down the street. That sidewalk is public space. As long as someone is not preventing people from passing by, they can stand there and say pretty much anything or hand out flyers or have a sign.” One student who declined to give her name, said she recently had an abortion and asked what right did “[Project Truth] have to come on campus and show such offensive photographs.” Animal Science Major Jacob Seltzer said he was more troubled by the group’s predominantly male representation. “When the men sit there and try to dictate and tell women they have no choice in the matter, especially when their part of the transaction of baby making is over, I have an issue with that,” said Seltzer. “They do have the right [to be on campus],” Seltzer said. “I don’t have an issue with them coming on like that. I find that it’s my own choice to look at them or not, or speak with them or not, but have my on views on a more, you know, intellectual level and go, ‘Well, I think this,’ which is the basis of free speech.” —SHERRI PATTON, The Los Rios ComPROFESSOR OF HISTORY munity College District, including City College, maintains a policy of upholding First Amendment rights of free speech, even for those whose messages and methods can be considered controversial, according to regulation R-1413(2.1), Use of Outdoor Areas . “On College/District outdoor areas open to the public generally, all persons or organizations may exercise their constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, assembly, and worship, and meet and distribute and sell noncommercial literature incidental to the exercise of these freedoms,” states the regulation issued by the Los Rios Office of the General Counsel. 

“They are not about spreading information. They are deliberately provocative.”

noon, Cultural Awareness Center, SC104 Discussion of the 46th Annual Native American Day at the Capitol Sept. 27


8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment Complete entry process in one day. Registration/Financial Aid Lab, BUS153


noon – 1 p.m., Cultural Awareness Center, SC104 Learning through communication and conversation, with Jackie Bates, consultant


Tuesday, Oct. 1 noon – 1:30 p.m., Cultural Awareness Center, SC104 Presenting poet Dante Pelayo


10 a.m. – 2 p.m., W. Sac. Quad Introduction to student programs, services and clubs. Musical entertainment and freeBBQ hot dogs, noon – 1p.m.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS CELEBRATION Wensday, Oct. 2 Time and venue TBA. Contact Cultural Awareness Center for details. Performance by advocate and singer, Carly Fleming

DANCE & CAPOEIRA Thursday, Oct. 3

noon – 1 p.m., Quad Performance by Brazil Dance Exchange

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Bike thefts always a risk

Getting a quality lock helps to prevent loss of valued transportation Isiah Lerma Staff Writer // BICYCLE COMMUTERS AT CITY College should feel safe locking up before attending class, according to campus police, but some students and staff are still concerned. Dave Haggerty, bicycle advocate and City College professor of Human Career Development, said that there are bicycle lockers on campus and that he wouldn’t feel comfortable locking his bike up any other way because of his knowledge of thefts around campus. “The problem is there needs to be more of [the bike lockers]. Sacramento City is aware of ‘repeat stealers,’ and I really would love to see some sort of sting operation because I believe that could be effective in catching some of these people,” said Haggerty. Some students said they are using the best bicycle protection they can afford. “If I had more funds, I would feel better [about bike safety] and could buy a better lock,” said Jake Jennings, computer science major. “As far as the atmosphere on campus—it’s OK. I just worry because my lock is so cheap.” Friends Cory Browning, industrial design major, and Tommy Lomeli, ceram-

ics major, generally feel secure leaving their bicycles on campus. “If you have a U-lock, you’re pretty safe, I think,” said Lomeli. “I don’t really worry about it too much.” “I’ll lock up anywhere,” said Browning. “Although I would like to see some cameras or maybe some sort of advanced security at all of the bike racks. That’d be awesome.” Out of the 16 possible bike racks on campus where bicycle riders can lock up, only two of them remain under video surveillance, according to campus officials. Of those two destinations, the video surveillance only covers them because they happen to share the same screen with a neighboring parking structure. “A lot of it has to do with funding to the school,” explained Greg Hayman, director of operations at City College. “When the district put those cameras up, the main idea was to protect unattended vehicles and hopefully prevent theft. Unfortunately, bicycles were not of top priority at the time.” According to Sgt. Jay Lampano of City College’s campus police, the number of thefts this year for bicycles alone is actually lower than what he’s seen in his previous years with the Los Rios District Police Department. He believes that the responsibility for

Teri Barth // Going beyond traditional chain and lock tactics, some City College students take extra measures to deter bicycle thieves.

bike safety lies with the students and the choices they make when buying protection for their items. “The majority of the bikes that are being stolen and reported are being secured by cable locks and chains. These are very easy to defeat,” said Lampano. “There is no one perfect solution to these problems. There’s always going to be a way to get around it even with extra protection. There’s always going to be a way to figure out how to break into a U-lock or bike locker or whatnot later on,”

said Lampano. “I think an email could be helpful for [incoming students] saying, ‘This is a recommended type of lock. It might be more expensive, but guess what? Your bike’s going to be a little more protected,’” said Lampano. “Knowing we’re a very centrally located and accessible campus, meaning anybody can come on with no prohibitions whatsoever, students need to be aware and utilize better locking or securing systems for their bicycles,” Lampano said. 

Tips for student success

Many helpful services available on campus to City College students Christina Crockett Staff Writer // AS THE FALL SEMESTER begins, the following provides some tips for utilizing some of the services on campus. One of the most important services to many students is financial aid. “Getting money for books lets me afford to go here,” said Ashley Clark, business administration major. The financial aid office, located in RHN167, can answer questions as well as provide the necessary forms. “They can have assistance in filling out their financial aid application, and they can also get copies of the paperwork if they need those to turn in. We occasionally hold the workshops for the SAP [satisfactory academic progress] appeals,” said Alex Sylvia, a temporary financial aid clerk. The main financial aid office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed Friday. Help is also available in the Registration/Financial Aid Lab in BUS153 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and document drop-off only on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tutoring is free to all City College students and, as outlined on the Tutoring Center website, will be provided by trained peers in subjects such as math, English, business, and computer information science.



Students needing help with classes can request a tutor from the Learning Skills and Tutoring Center located in LRC144. According to the website, weekly scheduled appointments will be made if a qualified tutor is available. Scheduled sessions are generally 50 minutes, and students can receive one hour of tutoring per week per subject. There is no current limit on walk-in sessions, which are available based on volume. The Tutoring Center website states that all students receiving tutoring services must enroll in Human Services 1000 at no additional cost . The Tutoring Center is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “The counseling office is probably the best place to look at if you’re not sure what you want to do or what you should be doing,” said Andrew Braden, a new student yet to declare a major. Students who want to change their current direction, transfer to a new school, or make sure they are currently on the correct track to completing their programs can contact the Counseling Center located in RHN147. The counseling office website states that the office accepts walk-ins until the allotted time slots are full. Appointments may be scheduled if the issue requires more time to address adequately. The office provides services be-

Gabrielle Smith // The Child Development Center playground is ready for its little users.

yond academic needs, such as career planning, personal counseling and even crisis intervention. Appointments can be scheduled directly at the Counseling Center or by calling (916) 558-2204. The center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Child Development Center offers early care and education for incomeeligible students who have children ages 3-5. The website states that children are admitted to the center once administration has determined that the family meets eligibility requirements and that the center can cater to the child’s indi-

vidual needs. The process takes a few weeks for the child to be approved, unless a parent can bring in forms from CPU (the Child Psychiatry Unit). “We are not certified to take in any children without notice, unless it is a special needs case,” said Lisa Garcia, supervisor of the Child Development Center. A registration packet can be picked up at the Child Development Center Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office can be reached at 916-5582542. 


A passionate history

Social activist Sherri Patton engages students in history, civil rights and lessons in diversity Aaron Francis Guest Writer // IN 1963, SHERRI PATTON says when she was a child in North Carolina, she and a few childhood friends were given a key to unlock a gate at the center of a giant fenced wall. They lost the key after it was given to them. On the other side of the wall were more friends to play with. The gate that separated the friends was placed there to segregate the white and black communities. Unable to open the gate, she and her friends uprooted the fence to get to the other side, to their friends of different colors. Growing up in the segregated South during the 1960s, Patton, 53, is still breaking down fences as an activist for social justice. Patton is a history professor at City College. She teaches History 310 and 311 with an emphasis on women and gender roles. These classes involve American history before and after the civil war respectively. Patton also teaches an African History class. “I like teaching both of them; it gives a nice mix of two different worlds,” says Patton. Although she has been teaching at City College for 12 years, Patton didn’t always know she wanted to be a history professor. She says she dropped out of

school on two different occasions, once from the University of North Carolina and once from San Francisco State University. The third time around Patton enrolled in an exciting cultural studies history class and decided to get her Ph.D in the subject after some advice from her professor. “She had asked me if I ever considered getting a Ph.D in the subject. The work was the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life, but I’m glad she brought it up to me,” says Patton. Patton realized she wanted to be an instructor when she first walked into a classroom as a teacher’s aide in 1990. She loved the environment. Patton says she especially loves teaching at City College. She has regular classroom discussions with her students. “This school has a different type of diversity,” Patton says. “Demographics are different at other California schools. Here you can have wonderful —Sherri Patton such classroom discussions with the diverse environment.” Students in Patton’s class like the way she runs her classroom. “I chose this class because I had her before. I like how she engages the whole class to talk, and she does it without being forceful,” says Chelsea Kennedy.

“I think it’s important to be idealistic.”

Mahalie Oshiro | History professor Sherri Patton realized she wanted to be an instuctor when she first walked into a classroom as a teacher’s aide in 1990.

“I like how she works with you when you’re struggling,” says Ashley Shell. Diversity is an important part of the social activist role that Patton likes to play in today’s society. She and her family moved around a lot when she was a child. Her father was a pastor on the side of Civil Rights, attending rallies and preaching about equality. “I think it’s important to be idealistic,” Patton says. “I’m an advocate of social justice. I like a sense of fairness

and equality.” Patton appreciates her students and has a passion for teaching them. She wants her students to get something out of her history class that’s profound. “I want students to be able to think critically about history and apply it to the events of today,” says Patton. “It’s good to remember the little things.” 




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For rent: Do not disturb occupants Performing Arts Center may not be ready to host big name talent

DON’T FORGET THE POPCORN Fun fall films to look out for this season Between school, work and sleep, there isn’t much time to get to a theater and catch a movie on the big screen. These fall blockbusters may be worth catching, though, in between homework and catching some zzz’s.


Our favorite archer, Katniss Everdeen, returns in the much-anticipated second installment of “The Hunger Games,” slinging fewer arrows, but decked in more fabulously Ozesque outfits. Katniss becomes an unknowing symbol for a simmering revolution as she returns to the arena to compete yet again for her own survival.

“THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” Dream team Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio join talents once again to tell the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to unimaginable wealth as a stockbroker to his eventual decline into crime and corruption. Backed by supporting cast members Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey, Scorsese’s portrayal of the power of greed is already getting pre-Oscar buzz.

Gabrielle Smith | A new morning shines on the Performing Arts Center, ready for its primary use; educating eager students.

Will Ownbey Staff Writer //

company responsible for bringing Allen, Dr. John, and Colvin to the center’s main auditorium, hasn’t booked any new dates, according to the school’s Operations IT’S HARD BEING A state-of-the art Supervisor Brenda Buckner, who performing arts venue in Sacramento. coordinates the use and rental of City The credits have rolled on the College facilities. Sacramento City College Performing Elliot Prestwich, media and Arts Center’s first academic year. It marketing manager for SBL was a year that highlighted the talent Entertainment, praised the new of the City College theater department auditorium for its pleasing aesthetics and and the technical capabilities of the ample seating capacity, but cited some new auditorium. A year that counted difficulties, unexpected fees and the lack performances of an American idol and a of an indoor waiting area as obstacles bayou blues legend among the half dozen to the company’s recent productions at well-known acts featured on the center’s City College. new stage. According to Buckner, however, all A year that, for now, will not be fees, rules and special requirements are followed by an immediate sequel of clearly outlined in the event contract outside performances, at least not until signed by the renter, and all fees are a balance is found between the center’s strictly to cover the cost of the event, primary role as classroom and secondary as Los Rios regulations prohibit the role of community concert hall. utilization of campus facilities for profit. Due in part to unforeseen “We can’t anticipate all the needs complications with performers using of every performance, fees are clearly the Performing Arts Center as a midlisted,” says Buckner. “…Everything size venue, City requested in College is currently the contract is not marketing the provided.” center for use by SBL continues outside performers, to book events according to City locally with College Public some of the Information Officer performers — Brenda Buckner same Amanda Davis. returning to a “Difficulties midtown venue, associated with some [previous] outside but it does not have any plans to book performances points to a need for caution acts at City College in the near future, when it comes to the marketing of the according to Prestwich. Performing Arts Center,” says Davis. “It’s a great stage, a great space, but The newly renovated 70-year-old the logistics of putting a show on at the auditorium hosted “American Idol” college don’t work for us and the way we winner Kris Allen and other well-known manage our shows,” says Prestwich. artists such as Dr. John and Shawn According to Buckner, booking Colvin during its first year. outside performers in the Performing Although a slew of artists lined Arts Center can also present a few up last year to take advantage of this challenges. Dr. John’s concert date exciting new space, currently the required rehearsals and sound checks to calendar for the rest of the school year be performed during class hours, which is absent of well-known artists. SBL caused an unexpected noise impact on Entertainment, the local promotions classes. A future booking for a similar

“Availability is a problem,

and many times people do not realize the main auditorium is a classroom first.”


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event could only be scheduled on a date that would not affect classes. “Availability is a problem, and many times people do not realize the main auditorium is a classroom first,” says Buckner. The main auditorium was built for use as a learning environment where theater students can gain a hands-on education in all aspects of a theater production. Rehearsals or set building, the main auditorium is in constant use throughout a semester. “Students and faculty work late, and set construction and storage of the sets make it impossible to schedule events during show production,” says Buckner. During the center’s inaugural season the City College theater department produced the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” which showcased the technical capability of the center’s main auditorium, according to Chris Iwata, dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. “A show like ‘Guys and Dolls’ could never have been done in the old auditorium,” says Iwata. “The scene changes and live musical accompaniment would never have been possible.” Even so, the theater department alternates shows between the center’s main auditorium and the Art Court Theater to make the space available for outside performances during part of the year, according to Iwata. “The theater department [faculty] understands the importance of sharing the stage with the community,” says Iwata. For now, the Performing Arts Center will continue to be used in its primary role as a classroom. City College is not actively promoting the use of the Performing Arts Center at this time, but does try to make it available to outside companies when possible, according to Buckner. “We want the students and community to be enriched by outside performances,” says Iwata. 


Sci-fi fans are gearing up to critique Gavin Hood’s interpretation of “Ender’s Game.” On Earth, 70 years after barely surviving an alien attack, the adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel follows Ender, an extraordinarily gifted boy chosen for an elite training program, where children learn military tactics to prepare for a possible future invasion. Following the recent trend set by “The Hunger Games” and “Kick-Ass,” “Ender’s Game” may feature younger subjects, but the content is for more mature audiences.


Marvel begins its second round of superhero back stories in preparation of “The Avengers” sequel slated for 2015 with “Thor: The Dark World.” The Nordic demi-god dons his cape and, with hammer in hand, aims to protect the nine realms from an enemy older than the universe. Comic book nerds will get their fill of epic battles on planet Asgard and Natalie Portman in tight-fitting armor.


“It’s kind of a big deal.” The movie’s tagline says it all. Will Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy with the fantastic hair and the quirky crew to take over New York City’s first 24-hour news channel. If this blast from the past is as funny as its predecessor, “Anchorman” promises a laugh-out-loud comedy chock full of smart silliness. Stay classy.


Rising child-star Chloe Grace Moretz unleashes telekinetic terror in this reboot of Stephen King’s horror classic. A shy, high school girl with an overly controlling religious mother is pushed to the edge by her classmates and discovers a special talent that aids in her revenge. The ultimate bullying story, “Carrie” accurately depicts the truly vicious nature of high school girls. Be prepared for the literal buckets of blood. - Jessica Rine

Hughes Stadium gets acting bit

Film crew shoots promotional video for Republic Football Club at City College venue Ryan Altschuh Sports Editor // A NEW SPORTS FRANCHISE is taking root in Sacramento, and City College is providing some of its turf. The Sacramento Republic Football Club is a new soccer team in the United Soccer League Pro that is currently seeking a site to use as a permanent stadium. Negotiations are currently underway to determine whether Hughes Stadium will become the home of the Republic FC, according to City College Campus Operations Supervisor Brenda Buckner. During the campus’s summer break a local production company, Franklin Pictures, LLC, rented Hughes Stadium to serve as location for a portion of its promotional video for the team. “We had a contract for use of [Hughes Stadium] to cover the one day shoot,” said Bob Martinelli, vice president of department of administrative services at City College.

“Soccer is my passion, and having a team finally in Sacramento is a dream come true.”

—Emily Flood


The production, however, “[was] not something [City College] controlled in any fashion,” Martinelli added. Hughes Stadium appears at 1 minute and 26 seconds into the video. The first scene featuring the campus begins in a prep room. Then the camera moves into the halls leading out onto the field where the team is greeted by cheering fans. The extensive renovations that recently renovated Hughes Stadium helped solidify it as a choice for both the sports franchise and the film production

company, according to Graham Smith, technical director for the Sacramento Republic FC. “[It’s an] excellent stadium,” Smith said. He added that “lots of boxes were checked off” during the search in terms of field size, playability and, most important, what is required of a stadium to meet United Soccer League Pro standards. Elliot Sisson, a representative for Franklin Pictures, echoed that sentiment. “Finding a stadium that met our needs was extremely difficult,” said Sisson, who is also a producer for the company. “We searched as far as San Jose.” But that search ended when Hughes Stadium emerged as the prime location to film the promotional video. “Hughes was very accommodating, and City College was very supportive,” said Sisson, who also once attended City College. According to Sisson, approximately 155 extras were carefully choreographed to create the impression of thousands of fans in the stadium. Specific angles and skilled post-production work using CGI graphics helped transform Hughes Stadium. During the filming the atmosphere was “pretty electric,” said Sisson. “[It was a] hot day, but everyone was juiced to be a part of something so important for Sacramento.” Students, athletes, coaches and faculty were enthusiastic about the video as well. “I am [absolutely] excited to have a professional sport in town,” said Jang-Ha Oh, head coach of the women’s soccer team. “I am [also] thrilled since… soccer… is my lifelong sport.” More exposure for the Republic FC could bring more exposure for City College soccer. “Hopefully, the pro team will draw more young girls and boys to the game and bring more attention to the school and the stadium we are proud of,” said Oh.


AT BEALS POINT IN FOLSOM Sat, Oct. 5 – 10 a.m.


AT CITY COLLEGE Sat, Oct. 5 – 6 p.m. vs. Contra Costa College


AT WILDHAWK GOLF CLUB Thu, Sept. 26 – Noon

AT MORRO BAY IN MORRO BAY Dianne Rose | Sacramento Republic FC Coach Predrag Radosavlijevic talks at the unveiling of the team logo at Raley Field in West Sacramento July 18.

City College students say they are just as excited. “Soccer is my passion, and having a team finally in Sacramento is a dream come true,” said student Emily Flood, a member of the women’s soccer team this season. Flood added that she looks forward to seeing the new team play. “I most definitely plan on attending the games,” said Flood. “I hope they have a successful season and all the fans come to support [them].” The Sacramento Republic Football Club, according to its website, will play its first competitive game in March 2014 as part of the United Soccer League Pro. Currently, there are 13 teams in the league, including new teams in Tampa and Phoenix. The Sacramento Republic will be the league’s 14th team.  SEE THE VIDEO * To watch the promo video visit the Sacramento Republic FC website:

Sun, Sept. 29 – TBA Mon, Sept. 30 – TBA


AT CITY COLLEGE Fri, Sept. 27 – 3 p.m. vs. Santa Rosa Junior College Tue, Oct. 1 – 6 p.m. vs. Cosumnes River College


AT CABRILLO COLLEGE IN APTOS Sat, Sept. 28 – 10 a.m. Sat, Sept. 28 – Noon

WATER POLO AT CITY COLLEGE Wed, Sept. 25 – 3:30 p.m. vs. Fresno City College



AT CITY COLLEGE Wed, Sept. 30 – 4 p.m. vs. Lassen College Wed, Sept. 30 – 6 p.m. vs. CSU Sacramento

10 helpful apps for student athletes

Manage nutrition, practice results, competitions and tunes from a smartphone Ryan Altschuh Sports Editor // ANOTHER SEASON HAS BEGUN, and the life of a student athlete can be hectic. Here are some apps designed to help manage schedules, stay healthy, improve ability and stay connected with coaches, teammates and friends. Athlete Manager Pro ($2.99) Apple App Store This app allows athletes and coaches to collect, analyze and compare results with those of teammates, friends and rivals. Fooducate (Free / Pro $4.99) Apple App Store / Google Play Educates users in detail on food items, keeps track of weight-loss progress, and find healthier alternatives with a large database and community.


Endomondo Sports Tracker (Free) Apple App Store / Google Play This app goes the distance by keeping track of miles traveled, heart rate and calories burned while keeping up with friends and motivating with music.

fitID (Free) Apple App Store / Google Play This is a community-based app, which allows users to discover and exchange new recipes, healthy meals, popular diets, personal progress and workouts.

Nike+ Running (Free) Apple App Store / Google Play This app comes from one of the largest athletic companies and is designed to track and share workout data, get motivation from friends and organize songs to help maximize output.

Cardiograph ($1.99) Apple App Store / Google Play Without the need of extra equipment, Cardiograph can monitor heart rate, create profiles for different people and even export data to share or store.

Nike Training Club (Free) Apple App Store / Google Play Take training to the next level with real athletes and trainers. Over 100 workouts for all fitness levels and goals are available on the go with this helpful app. Note that registration is required for use.

Pandora Radio / Spotify (Free) Apple App Store / Google Play These apps are two of the most popular for internet radio. Users can mix and match music to create playlists to fuel workouts. In addition, each service offers a subscription-based premium version.

iPeakCoach (Free) Apple App Store This handy app is designed to maximize the mental game for athletes. There are also tips for coaches and parents to support and help improve their student athlete’s performance. Sportalyzer Lite (Free / Pro $2.99) Apple App Store Coaches and athletes can use this app to capture video in a frame-by-frame format. Footage can be edited and analyzed using an assortment of lines, arrows and points to help improve athlete movement. 

Get the latest game updates, schedules & exclusive interviews at SACCITYEXPRESS.COM // SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 7

Photos by Harold Williams |

Don Button, (second from right) a City College graphic communication professor and the faculty adviser for the Sac City Freethinkers club, argued the pro-choice perspective.


Project Truth, a pro-life activist group, visited City College Sept. 9 and 10 to educate students, staff and faculty on their views. The group passed out pamphlets to visitors in the quad, and displayed photos depicting images of abortions. Onlookers from both sides of the debate stopped to discuss the issues.

Project Truth representatives passed out pamplets promoting their message to interested students.

Express, Volume 98, Issue 2  

smoking, hughes stadium, free speech, performing arts center, theatre, drama

Express, Volume 98, Issue 2  

smoking, hughes stadium, free speech, performing arts center, theatre, drama