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by Caitlin Howery
On Friday, May 5th, Folsom Lake College’s Queer Straight Alliance will be hosting an insightful evening designed to open minds and eradicate stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community. This event will be held on Folsom Lake College’s main campus in the Community Room (FL1-20) from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Students, professors, and volunteers will be there to talk about their experiences and answer any questions that you may have. Interested? Come on by and dive into this enlightening and insightful discussion.
by Shaelyn Saraceni
The MOSAIC Dance Company of Folsom Lake College will be showcasing their talents at the Harris Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6:00 PM.
The MOSAIC Dance Company at Folsom Lake College states that they are “a dance family of diversity: ages, ethnicities, social and cultural backgrounds, and a MOSAIC of dance styles.” You can check out their Facebook page here.
They are not only a college company but also a club. If you are a Folsom Lake College student interested in dance, then you can contact the club advisor/dance instructor, Debi Worth, at email@example.com.
The Evening of Dance, which occurs semesterly, will incorporate all different styles of dance including (but not limited to) jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, and tap. According to Diane Whitsel, a dancer for the MOSAIC Dance Company, the students are quite proud of the modern dances which they perform because they are created primarily by students. Their dance professor, Debi Worth, then takes these student made dances, puts them together, and reforms them so everything flows well.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience this exciting event! The Harris Center for the Arts (Three Stages) at Folsom Lake College will be holding the Evening of Dance on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6:00 PM. The ticket prices vary: $12 for general admission, $15 for premium seats, $8 for students with ID, and $10 for seniors (65+). The performance is about 2 hours long with a 10 minute intermission. To buy your tickets now, click here.
by Shania Pence
On May 5, 2017, the 13th Annual Student vs Staff Softball Game will be held at the softball field in the Folsom Lake College Athletic Complex. Warm ups begins at 10:30am, and the game starts at 11:00am. The end of the year BBQ will follow the game. All Folsom Lake College students are welcome to participate play.
Students interested in playing are asked to contact Gabi Solis, the Vice President of Student Senate, at (209)304-2476 for more information. There will also be two student practices and meetings: May 2nd from 12:00pm-1:00pm in FR-108 and May 3rd from 10:00am-12:00pm in FR-108. FR-108 is located in the Lower Roost across from the Bookstore.
The BBQ after the game will be open to everyone. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided by Associated Students of Folsom Lake College. People are asked to bring sides.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Brett Sawyer, Interim Student Life Supervisor
Gabi Solis, Student Senate Vice President
by Shania Pence
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Social Justice Spring will conclude with FLC Out Loud. FLC Out Loud will be from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Falcon’s Roost at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630. There will be a $2 parking fee without a Los Rios semester pass due to the event being on campus and during the specified hours.
The event is open to everyone. Some activities include an art exhibit, poetry slam, live graffiti artist, and student voice film.
The Social Justice Spring is looking for art submissions and left over protest signs. If you are interested in submitting art, contact the Social Justice Spring team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Art does not have to be social justice related, but it is preferred. Protest signs can be brought to the event.
For more information, see flyer attached or contact the team at the email above.
by Andrew Mukuru
Hitler has been immortalized as a cliche. To echo Teju Cole’s essay “In Place of Thought” from his most recent book Known and Strange Things, Hitler is a lazy analogy that stands in place of thought; an “uninterrogated platitude” in our minds. In this essay, Teju Cole, a critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist and essayist, creates a list of accepted ideas and their standard reactions:
AFRICA. A country. Poor but happy. Rising. INTERNET. A waste of time. Have a long online argument with anyone who disagrees. SUNSET. Beautiful. Like a painting. Post it on Instagram and hashtag #nofilter. POET. Always preceded by ‘published.’ Function unknown. RACISM. Obsolete term. Meaning unknown.
by Shania Pence
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Office of Student Life is partnering with WEAVE for Jeans for Justice, a crowdsourcing art statement denouncing sexual violence in the community.
From 11:30am to 1:30pm, individuals can decorate a pair of jeans to convey messages including, “sexual violence is not acceptable,” “survivors of sexual violence deserve to be believed and supported,” and “it is our collective responsibility to create a community that does not tolerate sexual violence.”
Jeans and fabric markers will be provided by WEAVE.
For more information, see flyer.
by Shania Pence
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Folsom Lake College will hold the first ever Future Falcons Fun Day from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Although the event is geared towards incoming freshman and their parents, the event is opened to the community. Some activities include a tour of the campus, a chance to connect with students and faculty, and attend informative sessions about services offered.
Admission and parking are free. Check in will be in front of Aspen Hall (FL1) starting at 8:00am. A downloadable map of campus can be found at http://www.flc.losrios.edu/maps by clicking “Main Folsom Campus.”
For more information, see flyer for details. To RSVP (appreciated but not required) please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/future-falcons.
by Shania Pence
On April 4th and 5th, all Los Rios Colleges will hold student elections for their respective student governments and the Student Trustee. To vote, all students must log into eServices and go to the “Elections & Surveys” tab. Voting is open from 5:00am to 11:00pm on April 4th and 5th.
On April 3rd, Brett Sawyer, the Interim Student Life Supervisor, led the Student Election Forum: Meet the Candidates. The candidates answered a set of questions to allow students a better idea of who they will be voting for. Sawyer opened the floor up to questions afterwards. Both candidates for Folsom Lake College’s Associated Students were there. Zainub Tayeb is running for Senate President and Rebecca Kelley is running for Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) Commissioner. All candidates running for Student Trustee were present: Evan Nguyen (CRC), Tucker Zurawski (FLC), Nathaniel Adams (FLC), and Danny Thirakul (SCC).
FLC Main: FR-108