The Skyline View

Planetarium Planned For CSM campus

Nicole Givens

November 20, 2005

College of San Mateo is looking to raise $750,000 for the Reach for the Stars campaign, created to suffice young students with hands-on science lessons. Currently, College of San Mateo (CSM) is undergoing construction to better the science department. A new observatory, including a retractable roof, as well as a new planetari...

CSU raises fees again

John Harrison

November 20, 2005

2006 fee increases for the California State University system could hit transferring students where it hurts-the pocketbook. On Oct. 27 the California State University Board of Trustees approved a new budget proposal that would give the 23 CSU campuses $235.5 million. $107 million of this money could come from transferring Sk...

The View From Here:

Shannon Elliott

November 20, 2005

So I had this whole article written and ready to go, but a few nights ago I left the news room and went to the mall to pick up a few things and was appalled by what I saw there. The place is already decorated for Christmas and stores are decked out in mistletoe and garlands. I see this and feel as if my brain is about to bu...

Fast food campus

Joe O' Connel

November 20, 2005

Obesity throughout America has become a lethal epidemic in the last few decades. A person is considered obese if their BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30% fat or higher. Someone is considered overweight if their BMI is 25% fat or higher. Currently about 64.5% of Americans are overweight and 30.5% are obese. That doesn't mean that 95...

SMCCCD receives $468 million bond

Carina Woudenberg

November 20, 2005

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) benefited greatly on Nov. 8 when Bond Measure A passed, allotting $468 million."I'm very pleased that it passed," said Dr. Victoria Morrow. Indicating that while the previous bond measure allotted to the district gave them the money they needed for the construction of the ne...

Skyline College threatened

Carina Woudenberg

November 20, 2005

Skyline students and faculty were evacuated from building 2 and the Pacific Heights building, following a bomb threat received at Pacific Heights, November 16 in the early afternoon.According to Police Captain Neil Telford, the San Bruno police department was called at 12:49 p.m. from the Pacific Heights Building to investiga...

New student center topped off

Shannon Elliott

November 20, 2005

Presidents past and present gathered at Skyline College on Monday, Nov. 7 to celebrate the topping off of the new Student Support and Community Services Center. At the ceremony, students and faculty alike signed the final two beams to be placed on the supporting structure of the new Student Support and Community Services Center wh...

Game Point:

Derrick Sanchez and Derrick Sanchez

November 20, 2005

For the past few months, baseball players and team owners have been debating over a new steroid policy. The existing policy didn't work; yes over ten major league baseball players in its first year of unannounced testing did test positive for steroids. But is this policy essentially built well enough to rid steroid user's pe...

Trojans fall short of postseason

Derrick Murphy and Derrick Murphy

November 20, 2005

The Skyline Trojans men's soccer team's season ended on Nov. 15, falling just short of making the postseason.They faced off against Chabot in Hayward who were two spots ahead of Skyline in the playoff race. Chabot's win ends the Trojans season that finished the 2005 campaign 8-9-3 and 4-1-0 in division play. The Trojans ended th...

Trojan basketball opens season with loss

Derrick Sanchez

November 20, 2005

Trojan basketball is well under way, with 2nd year coach, Justin Piergrossi, and captain, Marques Benjamin and Filip Popovic leading the way. In order for the Trojans to not duplicate their 9-17 record last season, 2nd year point guard and 2nd team all conference selection last season, Marques Benjamin needs to continue to dish o...

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