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Folsom Lake College’s Disabled Student Services and Programs (DSP&S) has hosted a Disability Awareness Art Week for the past 8 years, with great success. This year we are doing it once again. It will be held during the week of October 31st – November 4th, 2016. The art week promotes the creative achievements of students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities.
A Community Reception will be held in the Peregrine Room (Falcon’s Roost Café) on November 3rd(5:30 pm - 7:30 pm) to recognize the students’ talents and showcase their artwork. We invite all to come enjoy the art show. This event is open to the public and will include live music and refreshments.
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: Peregrine Room, Falcon’s Roost Cafe
Location: 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630
Five hundred dollars ($500) in stipends will be given for Best in Show and Honorable Mentions as well as the Brice and Barbara Harris Fine & Performing Arts Award ($500). These scholarships stipends will be awarded during the reception.
For additional information please contact:
Christy Pimental or Tim McHargue
DSPS, Folsom Lake College:
Folsom Lake College's Center for Excellence is collaborating with Folsom's Hope and Kidz Klothes Line in searching for school-aged kid's coats. You can donate by dropping of new or gently used kid coats in the barrels placed around campus from October 1 to November 30. Barrels are located in the Welcome Center (FL1-151), the Tutoring Center (FL2-246), and the Center for Excellence (FL1-108). All donated new or gently used coats will be donated to Kidz Klothes Line and made available to families in need of coats.
For additional information, visit the Center for Excellence at Folsom Lake College (FL1-108) or contact (916) 608-6721.
by Zainub Tayeb
Tuesday October 18th KVIE, The Sacramento Bee, Capital Public Radio Station, the Los Rios Community College District and our very own Folsom Lake College came together to hold the only debate between the congressional candidates of the 7th district, incumbent Dr. Ami Bera and Sheriff of Sacramento, Scott Jones.
On October 18th along with a journalist from the Sacramento Bee and a reporter from Capital Public Radio, I was lucky enough to be a panelist for the only live 7th congressional district debate. Folsom Lake college is located in the 7th congressional district and I was asked to represent the voice of college students. The debate was held at KVIE public studios in Sacramento in front of a live studio audience of 100. It is set to air on C-SPAN in the upcoming weeks. The questions were created by the other two panelists, the moderator and myself, but were not given to either campaign or the audience in advance. The nature of the debate went something like this: the questions were alternated between either candidate who had 60 seconds to respond, then the other candidate had 60 seconds to respond, then each had a 30 second rebuttal. The questions also rotated between the three panelists aided by a follow up question by the moderator Jason Shoultz (McClatchy Video Lab) if he deemed it necessary. The debate also included questions sent in by viewers of the Bee, listeners of CPR and students of the college. Halfway through the debate the candidates had the opportunity to ask their opponent a direct question.
by Zainub Tayeb
On Wednesday October 19th, the Associated Students of Folsom Lake College (ASFLC) hosted a proposition informational panel. As the Director of legislative Affairs for ASFLC, I had asked the Sacramento chapter of the League of Women Voters to come out to the college's main campus and help both students and faculty understand the 17 Propositions on the November Ballot. The event was open to everyone and took place in the Peregrine room (located in the upper roost) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Suzanne, our lovely presenter from the League, brought voter registration forms and a much thinner proposition guide than the voters guide we generally all receive in the mail. The attendees were glad to have these handy as the voter guides are intimidating and complex. She suggested that we visit www.votersedge.org/ca to see who or what organizations support it and more importantly who funds it. The above mentioned website is a great resource for non-partisan information that will be on your local ballots (just enter your home address) and who supports or contributes to the propositions campaign. “Propositions are proposed laws presented to the public to vote on. Propositions can make new laws, change existing laws, and sometimes they change California’s Constitution. They can be placed on the ballot by people who collect enough voter signatures or by state lawmakers” (League 6).
by Shaelyn Saraceni
Disney has done it again with a fantastic new twist on a favored classic, inviting the Audience to relive the magic through Pete and his dragon.
In recent years, the much beloved Disney Studios have done a phenomenal job at reviving some of its most quintessentially classic films: The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Tarzan, and more. Disney is pushing the limits of CGI, especially in re-creating exceptional characters. In the very near future of 2017 we can also expect the new live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (well known as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter movies) as Belle and Dan Stevens as the beast. The original Pete’s Dragon is, without a doubt, a phenomenal and timeless film. However, the resurrection of this classic story is remarkable.
by Shaelyn Saraceni
This delightful performance showcased the elegance of choral singing, and urged a desire to come Bach for more.
According to the Folsom Lake College Choir Conductor, Dr. David Newnham, in just his last three years of teaching the choir, it has grown from six members to eighty. The magnificent increase in numbers allows the choir to sound bigger and better. I never would have guessed (if I hadn’t already known) that the choir had only been practicing this music for seven weeks.
The concert also incorporated the Oak Ridge High School Chamber Singers, with conductor Natalie Fletterick. In addition, the high school performed “Take, O Take Those Lips Away” and “Under the Greenwood Tree” which displayed the small choirs diversity in both classy melodies and beautiful harmonies. “Under the Greenwood Tree,” though repetitive, was whimsical.
by Jasmine Rose
by Shania Pence
On October 18th, I had the opportunity to attend the Seventh Congressional District Debate between Ami Bera and Scott Jones at the KVIE Studios. I had the opportunity to watch the debate, update social media, and attend the post-debate press conference.
Driving to the debate, many fears were running through my mind. Is what I’m wearing appropriate? Will other journalists notice how much of a mess I am? Will I be able to figure out where I am going? Is this really happening right now? Is my strategy going to work?
Growing up, people often told me to get out of my shell or insert myself in situations I normally would not put myself in. Walking into the room, I was terrified, probably as white as a ghost, and silent. I observed. I posted on social media. I tried to stay unbiased with my posts. I was terrified that someone would talk to me and ask me questions I did not know the answers to.
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