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Knights advance to PCAC playoffs

February 23, 2012

Filed under SPORTS

ffered a tough home loss at the hands of the Southwestern College Jaguars, but five days later clinched the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Title. They advance to first round of the PCAC playoffs that start Feb. 22. The Knights came into the game against the Jaguars, Feb. 10, confident as they were ranked No. 12 in the state. With only three league games remaining...

Heartbreaking season ends for women’s basketball

February 23, 2012

Filed under SPORTS

After a difficult season, City College’s women’s basketball team played their final home game on Feb. 10 and were defeated by Imperial Valley 46-69. The game was a special night for both teams because it represented something more. It was played for awareness and funds for cancer research in which all proceeds from the game went to The Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Lady...

New Mexican Mustangs trot to round-robin tournament

February 23, 2012

Filed under SPORTS

City College’s men’s tennis team hosted an inter-conference round robin tennis tournament Feb. 11. The Knights played the University of the Southwest Mustangs, who were visiting from Hobbs, New Mexico. “This is the farthest we’ve ever traveled in the history (of the school),” the Mustangs’ Coach Paul Baker said. It is a 17- hour drive from Hobbs to San...

Manage online image

February 23, 2012

Filed under OPINION, VOICE

Since the boom of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, employers and recruiters have actively used social media to screen potential candidates during their hiring process. According to Forbes, nearly 90 percent of companies plan to use social networks to find job candidates. Facebook is free. Twitter is free. LinkedIn is free. Why pay for a background check that only gives...

Pro: We are what we tweet

February 23, 2012

Filed under OPINION, VOICE

What does your Facebook say about you? Are you self-absorbed because you post 100 plus times a day, or just up to date? Are your a wild drunkard because of that photo album, or do you have more experience because of it? We all want to find the right job, and no one likes being laid off because of a bad fit. No one in management enjoys firing someone because they are...

Con: Facebook is not my résumé

February 23, 2012

Filed under OPINION, VOICE

We were taught as kids to not judge a book by its cover. Well, your Facebook status just might determine whether or not you land that job you are fighting for. Websites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter or Myspace have allowed us to create our identity in a technological world. If we don’t like who we are in reality, we can always give our profile a face-lift and update...

Social Medium: ‘I had so many beaners working for me’

February 23, 2012

Filed under OPINION, VOICE

“Why doesn’t he speak English? Is he stupid or what? What the hell is he doing?” Those are the welcoming words from my 87-year old employer when I arrive to work at her home every Monday. Elder abuse is not only the one perpetuated against elders but against people who work for them. Fernando, a 56-year-old undocumented immigrant, is the elder employer’s gardener...

‘The Rescue’

February 23, 2012

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Documentary captures the horror ‘invisible children’ endure in Central Africa The World Cultures Program held a special screening of 2009 documentary “The Rescue” at the Saville Theatre Feb. 14. The film portrays the ongoing war in northern Uganda that has lasted for 23 years. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda have been at war ...

‘Calculus’ makes the grade as a musical

February 23, 2012

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS

Play explains advanced math concepts  with humor   While a musical based on calculus may sound like a bad episode of “Glee,” “Calculus the Musical” feels more like an hour-long medley of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and “Schoolhouse Rock!” City College hosted the   touring production out of Cincinnati Feb. 15 in V-101. Created by Marc Gutman a...

Game Play: ‘XIII-2’ not new but improved

February 23, 2012

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

If you ever played “Final Fantasy X-2”, Square-Enix’s first direct sequel, there’s a good chance you had a great deal of trepidation and nausea when they announced they’d be giving the same treatment to “Final Fantasy XIII.” Fear not. “Final Fantasy XIII-2” manages to do a lot of things right and in many ways improves upon its predecessor, however there...

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