The Skyline View

Faculty housing considered

Laurel B. Lujan, TSV News Editor

October 14, 2015

The district is potentially breaking ground on starting construction for more affordable teacher and staff housing. Housing in the Bay Area has risen to high prices, causing it harder for teachers and staff of San Mateo District to afford it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the past two months area prices...

State reacts to outbreak of campus violence

Sarah Marasigan, TSV Focal Point Editor

October 14, 2015

Following a surge of campus violence dominating headlines in recent weeks, California is looking to respond to public concern. Senate Bill 707 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 11, making it illegal to carry a concealed weapon on college campuses and public schools in the state. According to gun activists, the issue...

Cañada sets example for renewable energy

Andrew Avilla, TSV Photographer

October 14, 2015

In the current ecological state that California and a significant amount of the country is in, the nation is worried about conserving water, and global warming has pushed everyone to reconsider how they use energy and where it comes from. Fossil fuels are known to be the cause of global warming, contributing to California's...

Weed gets mixed reviews

Joy Marcus, TSV Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

Marijuana has replaced cigarettes for a majority of college students, according to a nationally representative study, raising concerns about weed’s health impact. The report, Monitoring the Future released by the University of Michigan in September said one of the reasons for the study is that learning what people are in...

A photo of the Skyline College coffee shop.

‘Safe drug’ can pose health problems

September 25, 2015

Caffeine is taken to stay awake and to get things done. But for some people, straight coffee, energy...

Gabriela Monsalve (center) stands with two of her audience members after her lecture.

Science in Action continues to inspire

September 25, 2015

The Science in Action lecture for this week featured Gabriela Monsalve, Ph.D. Monsalve is a post-doctorate...

Science and religion can mix

Sarah Marasigan, TSV Focal Point Editor

September 18, 2015

Continuing the Science in Action weekly lecture series, the fall 2015 semester's first guest speaker was Jonathan Z. Butler, Ph.D. Butler is a post doctoral scholar at University of San Francisco. His research mainly focuses on how religion, socioeconomic status, and race and ethnicity can affect one's health. Butler brings...

Motivation isn’t the problem

Gregory Ragaza, TSV Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

You have probably heard people tell you, "Hey all you need is a bit of motivation." That is where they are wrong. If you believe them, stop and ask yourself why you think you need motivation. It is not the absence of motivation that is keeping people from their goals and dreams. It is the fact that they need to first have...

Obama pushes for free community college

Amber Wong, TSV Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

The cost of college could soon be free for students attending community colleges in the near future, if President Obama’s proposal regarding paid tuition attains approval by the federal government. Obama first introduced the proposal earlier this January, in an annual State of the Union address. This is a plan in which...

Ride safe or die

Bike parked at Skyline bike rack near the bus stop on September 16, 2015.

Alexandria Kenyon, TSV Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

Do you know what the hardest part of riding a bike is? The pavement. Maybe you’re not hardcore enough...

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