The Skyline View

Can you hear me now?

Maria Tagal

December 13, 2003

Nextel, the cellular phone company, is underway to installing an antenna on Skyline College property.The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) is leasing a portion of the area on Skyline to Nextel to build the antenna.The antenna will be located at the south end of the facilities maintenance center, which is at the ...

Gabfest of idiots

by Aaron Jones and Jenn Livesey

December 13, 2003

Jenn: On Dec. 3, California state regulators refused to allow the sale of the first bio-engineered household pets, the zebra fish, that has a new fluorescent glow. They are being called GloFish and are expected to go on sale everywhere else in the U.S. starting in January. The zebra fish, which are normally black-and-silver, we...

Forgotten holidays

Michael Soncuya

December 13, 2003

With carols being played on every radio station, Christmas decorations being put up just about everywhere and holiday shoppers scampering around the malls for gifts, it's nearly impossible to escape the Christmas season in the United States. Many people who celebrate the holidays are celebrating for the festivities of giving an...

SMCCCD exploring bookstore privatizations

Courtney Argo

December 13, 2003

Imagine registering for classes on Web Smart and purchasing your textbooks at the same time, with the option of home delivery or bookstore pickup, potentially saving you a fruitless trip if your books were out of stock. This system would be similar to the online ordering option now available through the Skyline bookstores we...

Geology professors rock with ‘Down to Earth’

Neill Herbert

December 13, 2003

Two professors from Skyline College's geology department have had noteable success recently in promoting geological awareness and commemorating the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.Professors Melvin Zucker and Richard Lambert are the creative duo behind "Down to Earth," a television show, dedicated to the geosciences, seen on p...

Bouncing off to retirement

Roami Dicks

December 13, 2003

Pete Pontacq, the former men's basketball head coach and current teacher of various physical education classes at Skyline, is set to retire on Dec.19. Pontacq first came to Skyline in 1981 as the head coach of the Men's Basketball team. He ended up leading that very team to the state championship where they earned runner-up...

Women’s soccer playoff run falls short

Roami Dicks

December 13, 2003

The Skyline women's soccer team had never advanced to the second round of the Northern California Community College Soccer playoffs in the school's long history. All that changed this year. The Trojans first made history this season by becoming the only women's soccer team in school history to finish the regular season with a wi...

Smoking is a problem, no butts about it

Editorial

December 13, 2003

In recent years, it has become a trend for colleges to ban smoking on their campuses. In a report done by The American Journal of College Health, it was found that around 81 percent of higher learning institutions have banned smoking in public areas. In addition, a state law (AB 846) was recently signed into effect, which, am...

Cash in on your textbooks

Travis Amason

December 13, 2003

The end of another semester and soon the beginning of a new one; another round of busting the bank for new or used textbooks, but what about your old ones? One man's trash is another man's treasure here at Skyline and other colleges when you decide to sell your used textbooks online or at the local campus Bookstore. The Skyli...

Men’s basketball team struggling

Roami Dicks

December 13, 2003

The Skyline basketball team has yet to be victorious this year after the first five games.The team's most recent loss came Thanksgiving weekend as the team played a double-header on Nov. 29 in a tournament at Diablo Valley College. Skyline first squared off with Consumnes River College and lost 65-69. Despite the loss, freshmen ...

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