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Candidates race for school board seats

Laurel B. Lujan, TSV News Editor

October 14, 2015

San Mateo County’s 2015 election is currently underway, with seven candidates running for the three empty seats on the district’s board of trustees, including a Skyline alumnus. Karen Schwarz and Dave Mandelkern are previous Board Trustees, running once again for one of the seats. Schwarz hopes to succeed even though...

School board candidates gear up for election

Jeanita Lyman, Interim News Editor

August 19, 2015

This November’s local election will provide some fresh blood to the school district board. With one board member stepping down, numerous new candidates, including a Skyline alumnus, have entered the race in an effort to fill her seat. The current incumbents are David Mandelkern, Karen Schwartz and Patricia Miljanich. Mandelkern...

Adjunct faculty face healthcare issues

Matt Pacelli, TSV Staff Writer

April 8, 2015

One day, Michelle Kern, a part time teacher at College of San Mateo, noticed a small cut on her foot. At first, she thought that it was nothing serious. She applied Neosporin, in the hopes that it would heal up. It didn’t. Kern’s cut began to grow larger, and a rash emanated out from it, spreading up her leg. Eventually,...

KCSM faces fiscal pressure

Matt Pacelli, TSV Editor at Large

March 19, 2015

KCSM TV, the broadcasting station licensed to the San Mateo Community College district, lost approximately $300,000 over the 2013-2014 year, according to a 2014 audit report delivered at the SMCCCD board of trustees meeting on Jan. 28. According to the report compiled by auditor Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP, the station’s...

José D. Nuñez is SMCCCD vice chancellor of facilities planning, maintenance and operations. (Max Maller/The Skyline View)

District calls building 1 a “disaster,” plans demolition

March 4, 2015

Skyline will demolish Building 1, break ground on a new environmental studies center, and undertake various...

SparkPoint now open at Cañada College

Michelle Kelly, TSV Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2015

A new SparkPoint center was debuted at Cañada College with a grand opening on Feb. 5, becoming one of the 11 centers in the Bay Area and the second on a college campus. The non-profit, United Way of the Bay Area, provides services through each center. “We have an overall goal to reduce poverty in the Bay Area,” United...

Office 365 available for district students to download for free

Will Nacouzi, TSV Digitial Editor

January 28, 2015

Office 365 is now available to students district-wide to download for free on up to five devices. "Microsoft's Office 365 offering has been made available to Skyline College students to download a licensed copy for free," Skyline College Interim Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations, Jennifer Owen-Blackmon,...

District unveils improved online classes

Jeanita Lyman, TSV News Editor

November 20, 2014

A new breed of online classes will soon be available to students district-wide. Beginning this upcoming spring semester, College of San Mateo will launch two new online classes intended to combine the best aspects of online and face-to-face classes. The classes are listed as Xlonline in the spring class schedule and initially,...

Safe in the suburbs of Skyline

Safe in the suburbs of Skyline

November 15, 2014

Low rates of crime have been revealed at all three campuses in the district's annual crime report. According...

Voters cast ballots at Cerritos Elementary school in South San Francisco in this years midterm elections on Nov. 4.

Voters grant funds to update campuses

November 6, 2014

With substantial turnout and beneficial results for the college district, local voters headed to the...

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