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Weekly Briefs – week of Sept. 23

Raymond Rapada, News Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase, State News

Merriam-Webster adds 300 new Scrabble-approved words Merriam-Webster published the sixth edition of the "Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, Sept. 24, adding 300 new words. Among the new words are "emoji", "facepalm", "ew", "bitcoin", "sriracha" and "yowza". In a press statement released by Hasbro Brands (the br...

Gov. Brown signs a bill extending bachelor’s degree pilot program at community colleges

Lauren Gozon, Digital Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus News, District News, News, Showcase, State News

On Sept. 20, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to extend a pilot program that allows California’s community colleges to offer a four year bachelor’s degree in specified fields. Three community colleges in the Bay Area will be participating in the pilot program: Foothill College, offering a degree in dental hygiene, Skyline...

What deaf individuals wish hearing individuals knew

Simone Ledbetter, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2018

Filed under Features, Focal Point, Showcase

Many people know of American Sign Language (ASL), but few attempt to learn the language or about the culture as a whole. Deaf individuals spend a lot of time around hearing individuals who do not know how to act and who often times come across as very rude.This article attempts to break the barrier and properly inform others...

Trojans lose close game against Las Positas Hawks

Kylea Pearson, Writer

September 27, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Recovering from a loss, the Skyline Trojans were off to a rough start in Wednesday night’s volleyball game against Las Positas. In the first set, the rival Hawks began with a five to three lead with solid spike and serves from Las Positas player Sondra Montague; the Las Positas Hawks went on to win the match three sets to...

Lockdown button installation across campus is ongoing

Olivia Bowman, Copy Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The induction of on-campus lockdown buttons is a part of a safety effort following the Capital Gazette shooting in June 2018 In an effort to provide a safer environment, facilities at Skyline have installed lockdown buttons in rooms all across campus over the past several weeks with completion of the project slated for next...

SparkPoint snacks operation exceeding

Maria Isabel Del Castillo Schmidhuber, Focal Point Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The SparkPoint center on campus started off the fall semester with baskets full of snacks spread out all over the campus for students and staff members to grab if they wish. College students tend to struggle in multiple ways throughout their college years and access to food is one of the many ways a student can struggle....

Candytopia is a golden ticket winner’s dream

Raymond Rapada, News Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Features, Focal Point, Showcase

Pop-up exhibit Candytopia is a fun and colorful venue for Bay Area Instagrammers and sweet tooths alike to mingle with candy-crafted creations and capture pose-worthy photo-ops and tooth-tickling treats in every room. Candytopia is only open until the end of November and prices range from free for kids 3 and under, $26 for...

Missed opportunities cost Skyline a home win

Daniel Archuleta, Guest Writer

September 27, 2018

Filed under Men's Soccer, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Skyline Men's soccer team was unable to find the back of the net in their Sept. 25 game against the Hartnell Panthers, leading to a scoreless draw. Right before the opening whistle, both teams seemed eager to get off to a strong start with "first five!" being yelled by the Skyline huddle and Hartnell countering with "intensity." Early...

“When We First Met”: Accepting reality as it is

“When We First Met”: Accepting reality as it is

September 27, 2018

The Netflix romantic comedy, "When We First Met" brings sweetness and laughter, but also hopeful, yet...

In the Post: Tiger turns back the clock

In the Post: Tiger turns back the clock

Diego Emilio Perez, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under In the Post, Sports, Sports Columns, Sports opinions

Everyone loves a comeback, and Tiger Woods’ recent win at the FedEx Cup marked his first individual...

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