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The Artists Among Us: Tawny J. Goodwine & Tamara Murphy

 written by Jasmine Malone   1.    How and when did you get involved in art?   I have been making various forms of art since I was a child. It started with drawing and stop motion videos my brother and I would make. Into my teens I focused on painting and various forms of sculpture, generally involving the human figure or landscapes. My main introduction into photography was in 2010 in Shasta Coll ...

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Cesar Chavez Day of Service

  In order to pay homage to Cesar Chavez, perhaps the most well-known Latino American social activist, a group of students organized by Heather Wylie participated in a “Day of Service.” Students and faculty members congregated at Whiskeytown Recreation Area on a foreboding Saturday morning, to work at their designated places. Members of the National Park Service (NPS) led each team to their prospective ...

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The Library: That’s What’s Up

Photo Credit: Emily Warren   Story by Jenny Brewer.   Let me introduce you to a very valuable resource for the Shasta College student: The library. You could call me a regular at the Shasta College library. The computer lab is where this very article was written. It becomes a place to focus, far away from the distracting chaos of the local coffee shop or busy home. It’s easy to get work done here. ...

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The Knights Joust Back

by Shannon Koga March 13th, Shasta College students went about their day normally, slapping vending machines, powering through note-taking, and rushing to their classes. But in the quad, an impenetrable bubble formed, locking all who dared to enter in a time-travelling vortex straight to Medieval Times. And man, was it authentic. The SCA—Society for Creative Anachronism Club—joined forces with the off-campu ...

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Terror in Darfur

by Jenny Brewer On February 25, a speaker by the name of Dr. Mukesh Kapila spoke at Shasta College.  I heard about the event through my History of Mexican Americans professor, Chris Rodriguez. It was said to be about the genocide in Darfur. I literally had no idea where Darfur was, but I did know where I was going to be later that night, in room 806. Dr. Mukesh Kapila is the author of the book, “Against a T ...

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Flappy Bird Has Gone Extinct (Almost)

By Shannon Koga If you’ve ever had a smartphone, there’s a good chance you’ve been addicted to some app, game, or website. Don’t panic. Everyone can get addicted to something, and in today’s age, that something is a mindless (possibly endless) game involving a flying cartoon bird. But some people are so addicted they’re willing to pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars for this game. It all started on May ...

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Our privacy rights diminishing before our eyes…

by Jenny Brewer The 2013 leak of National Security Administration data by 29 year old Edward Snowden sparked a revolutionary debate to end mass surveillance by the US government. The documents leaked to certain media outlets revealed bulk collection of data gathered by the NSA from Americans without warranted consent. Personal information of the innocent masses is gathered by the NSA through phone calls, em ...

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