Bases covered

May 19, 2016 11:57 AM
Bases covered

Laney athletes score high on the field and in class In community college sports, it’s not always about the Ws and the Ls. It’s also about the GPAs. This year, the Laney College baseball team has seven players who made the All-State Academic Team. The team recognizes student-athletes who demonstrated academic excellence. The Eagles have five pitchers named to the All-Academic team, whose GPAs are listed below in parentheses: Ben Clegg (3.59) John Punla (3.50) Rory D’Alleva-Keane (3.55) Peter Fosbery (3.80) Christian Marquez (3.52) Other players honored are: Ryan Myers (3.74) Brennan Machine (3.58) Myers is a first baseman, and […]

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College: friend or foe?

May 5, 2016 4:25 PM

Community college is beneficial in many ways, but once you’re working on your lower division units, you start to analyze the lack of resources and support we should get from our administration. Community College should be recognized as a smart decision, not a mistake, and administrators should offer unlimited amount of resources and guidance for their students. We need to fight for that. We deserve the same opportunities as those who are attending a four year university. Why is community college such a good idea? According to the College Board, “the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 […]

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Supreme controversy

April 7, 2016 1:36 PM

As the President of the United States, it’s Barack Obama’s right to nominate a replacement for the Supreme Court. Obama’s administration has nominated Merrick Brian Garland, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as Scalia’s successor. So how is it that the Republicans are choosing to ignore his nomination? The Senate is influenced tremendously by the GOP, and so refuses to vote on any of Obama’s nominations in hopes that a Republican wins the 2016 election and chooses a nominee more favorable to them. They are calling upon the “Joe Biden” […]

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Theatre dept. spotlights ‘Dogeaters’ playwright in laney writer’s workshop

February 18, 2016 2:48 PM

Jessica Hagedorn, a best-selling novelist and playwright from the Philippines, visited Michael Torres’ script-analysis class on Feb. 8. There, she gave us a little more juicy information about her play “Dogeaters,” based on the book of the same name and left the air open for questions. The play opened Feb. 3 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. One student asked where the name “Dogeaters” derived from. Hagedorn said that the name is a pejorative for the natives who lived on Luzon. It was given to them by American troops in the Philippines during World War II. Many Filipinos may […]

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Special lure for coffee business

February 4, 2016 3:12 PM

The smell of strong coffee lingers in the air as I witness a pretty, petite Asian girl in tight lacy lingerie swaying over to hand me my coffee. The “coffee business” has been a quiet looming secret over the ages. Several locations lay low from the east side of San Jose all the way to Spokane, Washington, and word has quickly spread. What makes these certain coffee shops different from your usual brew at Starbucks or Peet’s? Some say personal difference over quality of taste; others see the scandalous obvious option. The servers, mostly women, have opted to wear bikinis. […]

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