A Bloom in the Desert

  Tunisia is a small country in North Africa, sandwiched between Algeria and Libya. The country is both ancient and modern. Rich history and striking contrasts define this very moderate Muslim country, where they speak only French and Arabic. The country kicked off the Arab Spring and Jasmine Revolution, which unseated President Zine El Abidine … Continue reading A Bloom in the Desert

Facing the flames; City College student rescues residents from Napa Valley fires

Margo Alexander Staff Writer Malexander.express@gmail.com Sometimes plans are made to be broken. While in high school, Kevin Burkes attended the United States Air Force Preparatory School, played football and was in the process of enrolling in the Air Force Academy. He was 18 years old. Two months before he was supposed to start classes and … Continue reading Facing the flames; City College student rescues residents from Napa Valley fires

‘The Merchant of Venice’ premieres Friday; Behind the scenes of City Theatre’s newest production

Margo Alexander Staff Reporter malexander.express@gmail.com The controversial Shakespeare play, ”The Merchant of Venice,” opens Friday at the Art Court Theatre in the Performing Arts Center, with a bit of a makeover to lure contemporary audiences. Directing the play is a lifelong Shakespeare scholar, Professor Adrienne Sher, who says the play was selected for its controversy. “We were … Continue reading ‘The Merchant of Venice’ premieres Friday; Behind the scenes of City Theatre’s newest production

Finding Art In The Gutter; SCC Art Prof Inspired By Garbage, Forks

City College art professor Gioia Fonda. Bobby Castagna | Staff Photographer | bcastagna.express@gmail.com OCTOBER 18, 2017 http://saccityexpress.com/finding-art-in-the-gutter-scc-art-prof-inspired-by-garbage-forks/#sthash.gmDlN9A4.dpbs Margo Alexander Staff Writer malexander.express@gmail.com   On a cold and gray afternoon last spring at the City College Art Department, gloomy skies cast a vague malaise over the campus. And then professor Gioia Fonda, sporting a shiny turquoise … Continue reading Finding Art In The Gutter; SCC Art Prof Inspired By Garbage, Forks

Make A Place For Yourself At Makerspace; Official Location For Creative Lab Unveiled

Professor Tom Cappelletti,the director of Makerspace, cutting the ribbon Thursday on the new location for Makerspace, COS-108 and COS-110. Jiaxin Lu | Staff Photographer | jlu.express@gmail.com http://saccityexpress.com/make-a-place-for-yourself-at-makerspace-official-location-for-creative-lab-unveiled/#sthash.zjg1BSl5.dpbs SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 Margo Alexander Staff Writer Malexander.express@gmail.com Spirits were high, the crowd was enthusiastic and a lone 3-D printer on the reception counter lazily worked its way … Continue reading Make A Place For Yourself At Makerspace; Official Location For Creative Lab Unveiled

Art With A Heart; Creative Alliance Club Builds Arts Community

City College student and president of the Creative Alliance Club, Francisco Vasquez, in front of a painting he collaborated on. Jiaxin Lu | Staff Photographer | jlu.express@gmail.com http://saccityexpress.com/art-with-a-heart-creative-alliance-club-builds-arts-community/#sthash.eda7PMvo.dpbs SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 Margo Alexander Staff Writer malexander.express@gmail.com   The semester is well on its way, and academic schedules are set until the end of the year. … Continue reading Art With A Heart; Creative Alliance Club Builds Arts Community