The Skyline View

Fair and balanced is a myth

Alessa Adamo

November 29, 2003

"Der Gropenfuhrer muscles his way into office." "Will Arnold still follow the script during his first days in office?" "How an actor did it."These are only three of the headlines from the LA Times that appeared on the news pages during and after the California recall election. Unlike editorial pages, the news sections of ma...

Gabfest of Idiots

by Neill Herbert and Jenn Livesey

November 26, 2003

Jenn: On Nov. 18, the Massachusetts state Supreme Court ruled a ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional.For many years this has been a huge fight for the gay community to make their relationships, which many of them have considered a tight union, recognized as a marriage rather than just a domestic partnership.The groundbreaking r...

Cañada College professor elected to the board of governors

Jenn Livesey

November 26, 2003

Cañada College professor Sondra Saterfield was appointed to the California Community College Board of Governors on Nov. 11 by former Gov. Davis.The board of governors sets policies and guidelines for the 108 community colleges across the state. The purpose of this board is to strengthen the system of communications, policy de...

Newly elected trustee has tall order to fill

Lou Sian

November 26, 2003

The San Mateo County Community College District's new trustee is prepared to hit the ground running amid questions about the budget and the uncertainty in Sacramento.Dave Mandelkern, an education technology entrepreneur, was elected to one of three open seats on the board of trustees. In one of the county's poorest turn outs...

A look beyond the box

Maria Tagal

November 26, 2003

"Friends," "Sex and the City," and "Alias" are all quality shows, but the lack of characters played by minorities is conspicuous.It is important to have more characters and programs that feature minority cultures and minorities because they give people a better representation of the world around them.  The National Associa...

Fighting cancer with blue jeans

Elizabeth Sinclair-Smith

November 26, 2003

The Skyline College cosmetology department recently gained recognition and an award for raising over $600 for breast cancer awareness ... by wearing blue jeans.Lee's National Denim Day, sponsored by Lee's brand jeans company, took place on Oct. 10 during which cosmetology students donated $5 apiece to wear jeans while they work...


November 26, 2003

Since Nov. 3, Skyline's learning center has been cracking down on a few new policies. These policies include: requiring either a student ID or a library card for computer use, asking for paper before printing, minimal web access, and using only an assigned computer.We at The Skyline View feel that some of these policies are being...

Finding the groove that leads to success

Neill Herbert

November 26, 2003

Muffled sounds of guitar, bass and drums are barely audible outside the garage of a house in suburban South San Francisco. Inside, Midnight Drive is working out the kinks of a new song. Upstairs, books with titles like "Contemporary Metaphysics" lie on the dining room table, waiting to enlighten studious readers. Yes, it...

Globetrotting professor captures more than words

Lou Sian

November 26, 2003

English Professor Roxanne Morgan says she has happy feet. Ever since she was 16 years old and spent the summer in Paris as an exchange student, she has traveled the world: England, Ireland, Eastern Europe, India, Bangladesh, Japan, Vietnam, and Greece. She says she has lived and worked everywhere. In college, she participated...

Volleyball team will miss playoffs

Roami Dicks

November 26, 2003

The Skyline volleyball team lost their third straight contest on Nov. 14 to West Valley College. The Trojans lost in three straight rounds by scores of 30-19, 33-31, and 30-13. The team did not come with much offense as Traci Laeha led the team with 14 kills, while no other Trojan player reached double digits in kills. The te...

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