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by Alex Misiti
The Falcon’s Eye Theatre is back and they’re closing their sixth season with Ken Ludwig’s Treasure Island. It is directed by David Harris, head of the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Folsom Lake College. Treasure Island is a coming of age story about a young boy named Jim Hawkins and his journey to find Treasure Island. Along the way, he meets up with Long John Silver, who may not be the man that he appears to be.
by Viki Papadakis
To conclude this year’s series of open forums at Folsom Lake College, student government’s final assembly, “Pizza With the President”, was perhaps the most interactive and successful of the meetings. This open forum doubled as a typical open forum meeting and an oath of office for the incoming officers of the student senate. Both the incoming senate president, Jonathan Rogers and the incoming senate treasurer, Sami Manos participated in this concise but powerful process. Rogers and Manos took this oath as a “firm commitment to fulfill [the] obligations” that their student government positions entail. Having had a chance to converse with Rogers, I was able to recognize his dedication and ambition when approaching these obligations. Although I wasn’t able to speak with Manos, I can assume she holds these same positive intentions.
by Viki Papadakis
While perusing the extensive menu of Dos Coyotes Border Café, one can find a tantalizing list of ingredients such as: charbroiled chicken breast, fresh mango salsa, chiles, herbs, habanero salsa, dawg sauce, melted cheese, guacamole, and…art? For the last four years, Dos Coyotes Border Café has provided an opportunity for their loyal customers to express some of their artistic talents while simultaneously supporting their favorite Tex Mex eatery. This year, however, the restaurant has decided to increase the incentives for their “Kinda Annual, Semi-Occasional Poster Contest”, making this year’s contest even more enticing. The contest is offering over $2500 in total prizes. There are two categories for contestants of the poster contest: high school and adult. Both categories have a “Best in Show” $500 Dos Coyotes gift card prize. For the high school best in show, Dos Coyotes will donate $500 to the winner’s high school art department as well. For second place, both the adult and high school winner will win a $250 Dos Coyotes gift card. For third place, the reward is a $100 gift card to Dos Coyotes. This year, the Dos Coyotes Border Café has decided to increase audience participation, by having a “Fan Favorite” subcategory as well. For both the high school and adult categories, Dos Coyotes customers can vote for their top three favorite submissions. For this “Fan Favorite” portion of the contest, the first, second, and third place winners of both the high school and adult categories can win $100, $50, and $25 worth of gift cards to the eatery, respectively.
by Michael Chaoui
On April 8th, the west coast regional Enactus competition was held at the Orange County Hyatt Regency. Our own team from Folsom Lake College presented their annual report of the various projects that they had done over the year. Most notably highlighting the FLC Career Fair, Mock Interview Day, and a the new Global Entrepreneurship Certificate Program that will be offered at Folsom Lake College. Members of the team included Michael Chaoui, Jonathon Mougharbel, Dane Willis, and Kenny Yong.
by Eric Paolini
Rap music, like any other art, goes through phases. It's had stages of light and dark, grimly serious to carefree, socially conscious to obsessed of material possessions. Not only did the lyrical stylings change, but so did the music.
The greatest era of rap is the early to mid 90's. There's a grittiness and rawness I appreciate in the Wu Tang Clan. While the predominant gangster rap is not completely socially conscious, groups like Public Enemy and The Roots were. There's an emotional aspect I appreciate in Tupac. And there's the mesmerizing tone of Biggie.
by Eric Paolini
"Part of fear is when dealing with the unknown, if you perceive that unknown as scary. A scary movie is no longer as scary when you know how it was filmed."
Late last Thursday night, and into the next morning, can only be described as surreal. Following the events from Watertown, Massachusetts live was an unparalleled experience. This was due to the combination of fear and unknown and watching how different media organizations and platforms were handling the situation.
My entry into the Boston saga was through Twitter on Monday as pandemonium was being reported from the Boston Marathon. The collective panic, fear, and sadness was bizarrely riveting. The bombings at the finish line were incomprehensible at the time, and to a certain extent, they still are. During this time of unknown, Twitter was a great resource at providing information that had a bit of a calming effect.
by Chelsea Low
Last weekend I found myself in the middle of the Indian celebration Holi. Quite literally, actually. On my way to the hike I’d originally planned, I noticed crowds of Technicolor paint-splattered college students walking back into town from the popular hiking area I was heading towards.Could it be!? I thought gleefully, are they celebrating Holi today?
A new, Family Funday Sunday on April 14 is the centerpiece of a dramatically expanded Festival of the Arts at Sacramento State.
Presented by the University’s College of Arts and Letters, this year’s Festival runs April 12-17 and has more attractions offering the best of Sacramento State’s arts programs with productions such as Cabaret, jazz by Saturday Night Live trombonist and Sac State alumnus Steve Turre, and special exhibits in the campus’ art galleries.
“Our Festival, like our majors, offers a variety of creative outlets; be it a theatrical or musical performance, a lecture on how artists price their talents and work, a film screening or poetry reading,” says College of Arts and Letters Dean Edward Inch.
by Chelsea Low
Wednesday, 3 April, marked the third Student Senate Open Forum meeting of the spring semester. This Open Forum was focused on the Student Success Act of 2012.
Aiden Ely, Dean of Student Services, was our guest speaker. His purpose was to get input from the student body of Folsom Lake College and explain the way the SSA will affect students of FLC directly.
A little background: In the in1960s, the UC/CSU/CCC system was created, thus beginning the public state school circus in California. The purpose of CCCs, or California Community Colleges, was low cost and accessibility. And now? It is still fairly accessible. But try to control your jealousy when you learn that classes back then were actually free. Now, it’s over $40 per unit and rising
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