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The Voice of San Jose City College Since 1956

Volume 85 Issue 2

Hate crime shocks EVC


New building defaced with Nazi imagery BY GIO GAXIOLA TIMES STAFF

A district-wide alert was issued by SJECCD police on a hate crime discovered at Evergreen Valley College on Feb. 2, reigniting concern among students and about safety on campus. In the new math and science building, a big swastika was found drawn in pencil on one of

the bathroom stalls in the first floor men’s restroom, along with the words “Hitler did nothing wrong.” Many students took offense to the vandalism, particularly its discriminatory message. The swastika has been adopted by modern hate groups as a symbol of the Nazi party’s “whitesupremacist” ideology.

“It’s disheartening that such a hateful act could actually happen on campus,” second-year EVC student Alyssa Navarro said. This hate crime is just the latest of incidents that have pushed the district to consider safety on its campuses. In November, SJCC’s Cesar Chavez Library was burgled and vandalized in its second break-

in of the year. And last summer, a SJCC student seeking a confrontation with his instructor was detained by police as he was heading towards the Technology Center carrying a taser. “There can be more campus police present, and sweeps. As students, we must come together and support one another,” Navarro said.

Custodians at EVC quickly covered the hate graffiti with paint. Campus police are still trying to find a suspect and the motive behind the hate crime. They urge anyone who has information about this incident to come forward. “School campuses should be a safe place, not the other way around,” Navarro said.

Mayor Sam Liccardo’s speech hit with anti-Google campus protests ‘SAM LICCARDO … NOT MY MAYOR!’ BY JOEANNA LOPEZ TIMES STAFF

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo had the entire gymnasium’s undivided attention about four minutes into his State of the City address when a woman stood up mid-sentence and commanded all attention, “Sam Liccardo!” simulating a chant continued by others throughout the gym: “Not my mayor!” Authorities rushed to silence them as they continued to loudly alternate, “SAM LICCARDO” followed by a booming, “NOT! MY! MAYOR!” While the authorities escorted the protesters out, the mayor shook his head, looked down at his notes, and only said to his securities, “Please ask my mom and dad to leave the building.” He went from noticeably shaken up as he

continued his address after the first outburst to obviously annoyed, waiting to restart again while the fourth and final protest, this time about opposing the proposed downtown Google Campus, was escorted out. They were greeted with cheers by the previous protesters now consequently out front. The mayor had plenty of support throughout the room like our own, SJCC President Byron Breland taking the podium to also address the crowd. “A shining example of civic engagement

See MAYOR, page 6 Associated Student Government President Iriana Luna, pictured to the right, gives her speech before Mayor Sam Liccardo at San Jose City College on Feb. 8.




2 Opinion Topple the Mythology of Our Founding Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018


The San Jose City Council voted to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from City Hall despite the prominence of San Jose’s Italian community and its rich and enduring history in San Jose. Despite some controversy it was the right thing to do. The moving of a statue however is not going to address the way Columbus‘s story has been used to glorify and legitimize an often brutal history of imperialism and colonization the European Continent (and afterward the United States) levied on the rest of the world to the present day. The National Holiday known as Columbus Day is part of a tradition in American History where a palatable narrative replaces the truth to contribute to a mythology of the United States founding as being purely aligned with the principles of freedom and liberty. Pure alignment with the founding principles such as the Declaration of Independence has been the irresistible force providing the motive of American leadership to consistently create a false narrative and mythology to the founding of the United States. Christopher Columbus, thought to be an Italian explorer, was neither the first to sail to the New World or to prove the world was round. At least it is acknowledged that his true intent was to find a passageway to India for trade purposes. Commemorating a holiday in his name has been a symbol to legitimize the worthiness of his and others endeavors as it pertains to exploration of the New World. Romanticizing colonization and skimming over the hard truths of the clear crimes against humanity that took place throughout this period by those who wished to colonize. The reality is modern day events that mirror colonization and

Columbus not discovering the New World. European expansion in the New World would look much like the medieval demagoguery practiced by ISIS. The countless practices breaking modern day standards of conduct pertaining to war, human rights, and internationallyrecognized rule of law are indefensible. One would think the country is at a level of maturity where we can acknowledge where we have failed to live up to standards that align with American values. Manifest Destiny, slavery, genocide, and the brutality of conflict in the nation’s earliest history all avoid the scrutiny it deserves. Even the use of nuclear power at the end of World War Two has remained legitimate as far as justification for its use. America has done enough good deeds as far as the world is

concerned to counter the mistakes of the past. Surely, a new history could be told that reminds the world of the many instances where America has stood for freedom and liberation from tyranny. Apparently, humanitarian efforts do not seem to have the allure of winning wars, but many lives have been saved as a result of American will and generosity. From inventions improving quality of life to efforts fighting hunger and disease, America has a rich history to celebrate. It is time to tell those stories and reconcile the mistakes of the past. We should demand this of our government and our Universities. History’s intellectual community needs to step up and forge a new path for future generations. It should start with doing away


with the holiday commemorating Columbus. It is inconceivable that we continue to propagate the myth that Columbus discovered America while it was already inhabited with indigenous peoples. That fact alone is an offense repeated every year it continues. Let’s take a stand as a school of higher learning and lead efforts to prompt community colleges in California to advocate for the systemic removal of this holiday and start a campaign to make all textbooks of learning in the state accurate as far as Columbus and this whole era is concerned. We must avoid the racial divisions this debate has caused and will cause and simply let the truth chart our course as we explore how to tell our history in a way that reflects the melting of our pot culturally in America.

Letter to the Editor: It’s time for Persky to go. As a 30-year Santa Clara resident, I am outraged that former Judge LaDoris Cordell said that she thought Brock Turner didn’t need to go to prison because his victim was “highly intoxicated.” If I shot or stabbed someone who was highly intoxicated would that mean I wouldn’t have to go to prison? I am disgusted at the way

“Reek” too closedminded of a word to use. BY JOEANNA LOPEZ TIMES STAFF

Last issue we saw a letter to our editor titled, “Weed reeks!” The author, Martin Lopes, was very upset over odor and gave examples of malodorous situations. Let us clarify that the school paper is uncensored by the students for the students; we proudly live that right every day.

LaDoris Cordell and other lawyers have rushed to defend Judge Persky’s unconscionable treatment of sexual assault and domestic abuse victims. They are just defending one of their own with no regard for women. It’s really sad to see Cordell betraying other women this way but her ties to other judges and lawyers are more important to her than truth.

We encourage students to share their opinions with us about anything and everything as we believe if it is on your mind, it may have crossed another student’s mind. As of Jan. 1, marijuana is legal in California. It can now be purchased for recreational use. The author of last month’s letter has rightfully upset others as the tone comes from a closed mind. It is 2018, I think we should ourselves to be more accepting of people, places and concepts that are different than those of the views we hold. Smells included. There is no denying the lingering smell resulting in anything that has been burnt. Flower leaves and buds included. The plant really is so much more than just an odor-causing

It’s time for Persky to go. Women in Santa Clara County deserve a legal system that works for them when they need it most. - Lisa Skrzynecki, Los Gatos resident Editor’s note: This letter is a response to Judge LaDoris Cordell’s published comments (“Do not recall Persky over

problem. In fact, it has been linked to the help of depression, anorexia nervosa, PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain and the management of terminal illnesses, amongst so much more. Martin does something many of us wait too long to do and that is remove ourselves from a situation that makes us uncomfortable and or does nothing to serve our happiness. As is true with most of the things we do not have much understanding on or any associated references within, we must know that we know nothing until we seek unbiased information. Marijuana is still associated with many stigmas. After setting up an appointment to speak with Kathleen Barzegar,

Brock Turner-Stanford case” San Jose Mercury Times, June 23, 2016; “Activists try to recall judge in Stanford sex attack case. Some say they’ve gone too far.” New York Times, Feb. 2, 2018) and efforts opposing the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. The recall will be in the June 5 ballot.

a school RN, she was only able to clarify, “the Student Health Center here on campus has not come to a stance on medical marijuana and any health issues or benefits its use may or may not have.” SJCC is a smoke-free campus and holds a zero tolerance policy.

Image filed in public domain

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Is college finally on its way to being free? California law promises a free first year at community college BY ALIX DUHON TIMES STAFF

A new law that changes the educational system has optimists hoping that college will one day be free in California – just like in Europe. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Oct. 13 called California College Promise, which might allow 19,000 students to get their first year of community college education for free. Currently, community colleges are required to charge an “enrollment fee” of $46 per unit per semester for residents (out of state and international students pay a lot more). Assembly Bill No. 19 will “offer free tuition to all full-time first-year students, regardless of financial need.” Justine Dusautoir, 30, an international student at Foothill College, was surprised by the news. “No way, that’s really good … School’s really expensive here. I wish it (applied to) international people as well,” Dusautoir said. AB 19 follows New York’s move to free tuition at its public colleges through a scholarship program in April, and Tennessee waiving tuition for adults

Sports Calendar *Starred are Home Games


2/20 Modesto – 3 p.m. 2/24 Feather River/Solano – 11 a.m./1 p.m. 2/27 College of San Mateo – 3 p.m.* 3/1 West Valley College – 3 p.m. 3/2 College of the Redwoods – 12 noon/2 p.m.*

over 24 at its community colleges in May – changes that attempt to combat the expensive, and rising, cost of education in the US. Some countries in Europe, including Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden already offer free higher education. Three of them – France, Germany and Norway – also extend free tuition to international students. “Approximately 40 million of Americans have student debt,” reported. “Nearly 70 percent of bachelor degree recipients leave school with debt.” In addition to tuition, students have to take out loans to cover textbooks, housing, and other living expenses. Nick Cafrelli, 28, who graduated from Framingham State in 2014, said that he cannot afford his own place due to his student debt, and has to live with his parents in San Jose. “I am 28 years old, and have more than 20 years of student loan payments in front of me,” Cafrelli said. The reality is that he’s not the only one. The Bay Area has the highest costof-living in the US, and with the housing crisis, it stands to only get higher. If funded, AB 19 would allow students to get a leg up on their college education, and save money in their first year. According to, tuition for full-time California residents currently costs around $1,100 to $1,400 a year; offering it free would cost that state $30 million to $50 million a year.

3/6 Monterey Peninsula College – 3 p.m. 3/8 Hartnell College – 3 p.m. 3/10 Lassen/De Anza – 12 noon/2 p.m. 3/13 Gavilan – 3 p.m.*


2/26 Stanford (Chabot) – 12 noon 3/12 Ruby Hill (Chabot) – 1 p.m. 3/14 Spring Creek (Modesto) – 10:30 a.m.

Besides the price tag, opponents have other reasons for balking at the move. “One of the problems I can see is (that) obtaining a degree becomes rather easy,” SJCC student Raquel Machado Couto wrote on an online forum. “The value of degrees would eventually decrease, (just) as a high school diploma is no longer as valuable as it was many years ago.”

Student Government and Shared Governance Student Government and Shared Governance Associated Student Government meetings: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in SC-204

Awatef Chemssi, 28, who graduated Mission College last year, frames the issue more in terms of civil rights. “Everybody should have access to education,” said Chemssi, who now works at Google. “Get a chance to get a diploma, get a good job, make money; to be able to live and stop only trying to survive.”

Academic Senate meetings: first and third Tuesdays of the month, 2:10 p.m. in SC-204 District Board meetings: second Tuesdays of the month, 6 p.m. at District Office

Library Hours Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Students weigh in on food options available on campus Responders value convenience, but still like variety

Tan: “No, no. (I’m) easygoing.” Q) How easy or difficult would it be, in your opinion, for a student with any specific dietary requirements to find suitable food on campus?


Ramirez- Romero: “I don’t know, since I haven’t looked at the menu. I do know some people are… vegetarian, or have food restrictions, but my intuition tells me it’s a bit harder for them to have access to the food that they need to consume. It’s simply my guess.” Tan: “I don’t think so. They have only… I think they have only one menu that refers to all (food options).”

Aerospace Engineering major Ignacio Ramirez- Romero, 21, and Jessica Tan, Computer Engineering major, 25, gave their opinion on food on campus: Q) Where do you usually prefer to get your food (e.g. do you like to bring it from home or buy it on campus)? Ramirez- Romero: “I actually get it on campus because of the convenience. I mean getting food here is a little bit better if you work (rather) than just spending time at home to prepare it.” Tan: “I usually go to eat at a restaurant near here. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant next to Wendy’s.” Q) How satisfied are you with the food options available at San Jose City College? Ramirez- Romero: “I think the menu is perfect, I’m pretty satisfied with what they


Q) Is there anything that you would like to be done to improve food options on campus?

quirements (such as gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.)? Ramirez- Romero: “Luckily, no, nothing. I eat everything. I’m not vegetarian or lactose intolerant. I can eat pretty much everything.”

Ramirez- Romero: “That’s a good question I think[…] I think it’s nice the way it is. Pretty much has everything we need, coffee, fruit, and access to other things.” Tan: “(It) would be… the service (is) kind of… a bit slow, and also the food, and I want more fresh vegetables, and also meat. And (I would like it to be) more clean.”

Menus above the grill in the Fresh & Natural in the Student Services Center show some of the options available in the cafeteria, including burritos and tacos, as well as more traditional cafeteria food, such as burgers and fries. have. I think the prices are a little bit high, but it’s because of the location.” Tan: “When we talk about food it’s kind of like… I don’t like it. But drinks, (they are) okay, that’s fine. Coffee over here is good.” Q) Do you have any specific dietary re-


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Have you seen our mascot? A search for school spirit BY JOHN M. LOPEZ TIMES STAFF

Yes, San Jose City College has a designated mascot and it’s not that he doesn’t have any school spirit, we just can’t hear it. Or at least we have not seen him at any sports events, or heard from him in quite some time, and no, he isn’t playing hooky either. Our mascot is a Jaguar, but lately he’s been as secretive and elusive as the Pink Panther. Maybe we should play some Pink Panther beats at our next basketball game as an attempt to lure him back to the court. So, what is the reason for his absence at most, if not all our sporting events? Could it be that he just fell prey to too much catnip? Was the costume just too much for him or her to bear? Had the preparation or performance become too rigorous for him?

Or is he now suffering identity issues caused by having been adored by his peers one minute only to become anonymous and comparatively insignificant the next? How did the magic of being the school’s mascot cause the mascot do a disappearing act for real? In searching for answers to this dilemma, I first approached Lamel Harris, dean of the sports department. “We only bring out the mascot on special occasions,” Harris said. The school mascot is presently being housed in the student center and has only been used for off campus events related to academics. Apparently, our school mascot is smarter than we thought.


San Jose City Colleges Jaguar mascot poses in front of the information desk at the student center Tuesday Feb. 6.

Coach Carr Wins 900!

Longtime men’s basketball coach is honored BY JOHN M. LOPEZ TIMES STAFF

San Jose City College men’s basketball coach Percy Carr has done it. He has set the bar at 901 career wins and it only took him just over 44 years to accomplish it. “I enjoyed every minute of it” Carr said. Carr bypassed his benchmark 900th win in an away game against De Anza College. “The team was able to come from behind to clinch the win by a small margin of 3 to 4 points,” Associated Student Government Vice President of Finance Jammaar Hall said. Carr is and has been the winningest coach in the state of California for some time now. No other coach in California even comes close to his career record of 901 wins; the 900th of which came during an away game against Hartnell College, which was held on Friday, February 2, 2018. “We defeated Hartnell College by a close score of 72 to 63,” Lionell Wiggins, a SJCC football player who follows the basketball team here at SJCC, said. On Friday Feb. 9, Carr was honored here on campus for his 44 plus years of dedicated service to the basketball program here at SJCC with a commemorative jersey with “900” printed on it and the game ball. The ceremony was held at 6 PM in the Gymnasium, followed by the team’s last home game of the 2018 season against West Valley College. On February 13, at the college district office coach Carr was again honored, this time with a plaque commemorating his 900th victory.


Streamers fall from the rafters as San Jose City College’s President Breland presents coach Percy Carr with a commemorative 900 win jersey before the start of the Jaguars home game against West Valley. Friday, Feb. 9. This is Coach Carr’s 44th season as head basketball coach for the Jaguars and he is the winningest AfricanAmerican basketball coach in U.S. collegiate athletics.


Interview Location: 782 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA. *Flexible Scheduling with school *Employee meal discount program *Full and Part Time positions *All shifts available We will be conducting onsite interviews on: Friday, February 9, 2018 From 8:00am to 11:00am and 2:00pm to 5:00pm Friday, February 23, 2018 From 8:00am to 11:00am and 2:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday, February 24, 2018 From 8:00am to 11:00am E-mail:


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6 Art & Entertainment Streep and Hanks, a perfect match in ‘The Post’ BY GIO GAXIOLA TIMES STAFF

Steven Spielberg’s new film“The Post” was a good film that highlights how when journlists rise to the occasion when the truth is under attack. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson and Bob Odenkirk are just a handful of the actors in this star-studded lineup. The main protagonist for the movie is Katharine Graham (Streep) who is the first female publisher for a major American newspaper, The Washington Post. Her family bought the rights to the paper in 1934. She took over as publisher years later and started to break more and more interesting stories. Her editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) is hotheaded and sometimes

doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Graham and the two would argue. That is until they come across uncovered government secrets that had spanned across four presidencies. To make matters worse, The Washington Post’s biggest rival The New York Times had also gotten hold of the information. However, the information is highly classified government secrets. The government will do everything in its power to keep the information hidden, including taking The Washington Post to court. Graham is in a situation where every journalist doesn’t want to be: Either tell the truth and end up in prison, or do not say anything and the truth will never get uncovered. It is a race against

time and legal battles. I am not a really big movie watcher. However, “The Post” is a wonderful film. It highlights how journalism was under attack, just like how it is today. The actors play their roles really well. Streep is great as expected, while Hanks still proves why he is still one of Hollywood’s best actors. The only problem I have with the movie is the run time. At one hour and 56 minutes, it felt a little too long, with some extra unnecessary scenes during the film. There seemed to be a lot of pauses in the actors as well. It seemed just to be filler for the movie. “The Post” is highlighting one of the biggest stories in journalism history. I would recommend this film to everyone especially journalism majors.


President Reagan and Katherine Graham talking at a private party Monday Sep. 30th,1985 Photo By Ronald Regan Presidental Library.

Hopelessly late but worth the wait Broadcasting kicks off the semester with a renovated studio BY REGINALD WEBB TIMES STAFF

No more “big old speaker” outside blasting neighbors or faulty and exposed wiring from 20 years ago – just a couple of the issues radio station KJCC has endured over the years. At least, according to Station Manager Jeff Ochoa, who can breathe a sigh of relief these days, at least for a moment, as the much anticipated, newly renovated, studio that debuted this semester. Despite delays, mishaps and furniture “malfunctions,” the Broadcasting Department has a newly renovated studio with new audio equipment, additional microphones and a new audio mixing board. KJCC is San Jose City College’s radio station which is run and DJed by students, under the guidance of their advisor, broadcasting professor Elizabeth Gebhart.

Along with the new gadgets, many outgoing students have taken an interest in Broadcasting at SJCC. The department has an active club and a growing network of past and present students who stay in touch. “We have to thank VP Jorge Escobar for keeping the contractors focused on the KJCC remodel project,” Gebhardt. “Going forward, KJCC Radio is always looking for new student broadcasters. Join the Broadcasting class or the Media Club! (We) welcome new DJs and show hosts.” Besides playing music, talk and interviews, KJCC also has an active sports division, covering all the major sports on campus. This semester they are doing live coverage of all the women’s softball games. KJCC kicked off the semester with a live stream of the Mayor’s State of the City address, and interviewed city and college officials. Broadcasting is a valuable resource on SJCC campus. Along with their sports coverage, events on campus – whether they be ASG, club sponsored, or events coordinated by the college administration – the department is usually involved.


KJCC Dj and broadcasting student Jake Bergvall rehearses his public service announcement for Valentine’s Day while fellow students look on.



at its best!” President Byron Breland said, as he took the podium to also address the crowd. Byron said that Liccardo requested to have the event take place at SJCC’s new gym, despite it not being yet being ready for public use. “(I) would have liked to have heard more in regards to education, the cost of education, and about housing, housing also directly affects many students,” SJCC ASG president President Iriana Luna said in response to the mayor’s address. The Mayor briefly spoke about the new partnership with San Jose State University starting work to expand the San Jose Promise (available here at SJCC to first year college students that have gradu-ated from a San Jose high school) to the first year students attending the university. After the event, two mothers in their late forties, still outside holding their protest signs. When asked if they achieved what they wanted, the women responded in their native Spanish: “We need more help, we just want to inspire more people to come out and help.” The women were part of a diverse group there to bring awareness to the controversial Google Park campus that the company is proposing to build near downtown, and the many lives it has already affected in our immediate community. “I was forced to leave my home,” one mother said of the personal repercussions already impacting families in East San Jose. “My son’s classroom size has nearly tripled.” They are well aware of their district assembly leader, Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco of District 5. The group has made it a point to bring these issues to her attention and while she’s listened, the women say, “very little to nothing has been done.”


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Your cheat sheet to student organizations

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Get involved on campus, put the community back in community college BY TAMMY DO TIMES STAFF

What does the college experience mean to you? For some, it is all about the credits and classes, but for others, the extracurriculars are just as important – connecting with your peers, exploring future careers, creating social change, and widening your

horizons are all an essential part of what it means to go to college. Whether that means, say, learning a new language or getting involved in the community, being a DJ on the radio or making your politics heard, SJCC’s student organizations are one outlet for that college exploration. Club day, an event each semester dedicated to introducing

the student populace to various clubs and student organizations on campus, is coming back to campus on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. But if you want to get involved before then, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet to the different groups PHOTO PROVIDED BY ECE CLUB at SJCC that are putting the Students practice relaxing yoga at Early Childhood Education’s Go “community” back into commuGo Stress event on Dec. 16, 2017. nity college.


Mission Statement

Meeting Times

Advocacy Leadership for imMigrant Access Support and Services Club (ALMASS)

Create support, bring resources and empower Dreamer students on campus.

Thursdays through April Website: (excepting 3/29 & 4/12), also 5/4 & 5/18; Email: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m in SC204

Black Student Union (BSU)

Cultivate a space that embraces black excellence, values, tradition; builds leaders and fosters unity.

Alternate Wednesdays (starting 2/14) 1 – 2 p.m. in GE111


Communication Club

Educate students on communication, rhetoric and speech. Offer opportunities to improve interpersonal and group communication. Act as support and communication for club and students in program.

Every Tuesday 3 p.m. in T314

Band: Communication Club SJCC

Every Wednesday 5 p.m. in Cosmetology 102


Facebook video chat every Friday from 8 – 9 a.m.


Wednesday 10 -11 a.m. and Thursday 1-2pm in GE 206


Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m in Room 111 (100 Building)

Contact: (adviser)

Cosmetology Student Organization Early Childhood Education Club

Language Arts Club

Laser Club

Media Club

Promote community interest and involvement into the field of ECE; provide healthy and stress-free workshops, graduation/recognition ceremonies and job fairs. Motivate every student to express themselves through their own writing or sharing favorite poems; provide a safe space for every student to show off their artistic side. Learn about laser industry and participate in special projects.

Every Monday Maintain and promote the SJCC radio station, KJCC. All club 2 – 3 p.m. in SC113 (in members have an opportunity to DJ front of KJCC studio) a show.

Contact Information / Website


Listen live at: Facebook: Email:

Mental Health Client Association (MHA)

Support for mental health students focusing on fair treatment and compassionate advocacy.

Some Mondays (TBA) 3 – 4 p.m.


Nihon-Kai Japanese Club

Bring history and traditions of Japan to students of SJCC and promote cultural awareness; connect Japanese learners with native speakers.

Every Wednesday 3 – 4 p.m. in GE201


SJCC Robotics & Automation Club

Bringing opportunities to get involved in robotics and automation to all in the SJCC community. Increase diversity in STEM by providing a safe environment for students on campus and resources in a wide range of disciplines.

Room 307 (300 Building) Website:

Contacts: (President) (Co-President) (Vice President)


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science ( SACNAS) United World Student Promote diversity and support for Association (UWSA) international students on campus; share cultures; fundraising, field trips and much more.

Every Friday 12 – 1 p.m.

World of Journalism

Every Thursday 3:30 p.m. in T212

Give students the opportunity to explore jobs in journalism, including traditional and new media. Support the production and promotion of the SJCC’s school newspaper, the Times.

Email: Contact:

Facebook: Email:

Tuesdays (twice a month) Facebook: 2 – 3:30 p.m. in GE111 Instagram: sjccinternational Email: Read at: Email:


8 Lifestyle Faces In The Crowd

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

What are your tips for acing your classes? COMPILED BY ALIX DUHON / TIMES STAFF

Angel Avila Network administration Show up in class and stay consistent, it always pays.

Christiaan Von Motz Public health Take advantage of your professor’s office hours, they are really helpful.

Kelly Nunes Criminal and justice Take good notes during class and go back to read them.

Zach Tatar Communication Be patient and very openminded to understand what is happening around you.

Students celebrate Lunar New Year PHOTOS BY DANIEL RIVERA TIMES STAFF

A sample of foods from the Lunar New Year Celebration which included a cookie fried chicken a Vietnamese sandwich,and spring rolls

Students, faculty and administration pose in front of the Lunar New Year Dragon in the Student Center.

Buu Kim Tu performs the Lion Dance during the Lunar New Year Celebration in the Student Center on Thursday, Feb 15. Left: Blake Balajadia serves Vietnamese food to students during the Lunar New Year Festival held in the Student Center.


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