Upper left: William Pilkey, of Memphis, measures some findings. Upper middle: Nicholas Brier, 13 of Fort Gratiot (left) Pilkey (right) remove dirt surrounding an artifact. Upper right: SC4 Professor Robert Richardson, of Fort Gratiot, records findings. Middle left: One of the artifacts believed to be a tile fragment. Middle: Pilkey and Brier sort through dirt. Middle right: Recovered 1960 toy motorcycle. Bottom left: Pilkey and Richardson uncover a large stone. Bottom middle: Michael Walling, 12 of Fort Gratiot, Brier, and Pilkey dig in their unit. Bottom right: Excavation volunteer removes dirt around a finding. Artifacts surrounding middle: Fragment of a ceramic doll, undated coin found during excavation, various recovered unidentified fragments, and ceramic fragment believed to be a part of cookware. Illustration by Liz Whittemore, photos by Twana Pinskey and Liz Whittemore

Digging up a bit of history

Rocks, ants, grubs and dirt. Lots and lots of dirt. In honor of National Archeology Day, SC4 hosted its first exploratory excavation on Saturday, Oct.22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the field between the Fine Arts Building and the Citizens First Michigan Technical Education Center on the SC4 campus. In what used to…

Upper left: Criminal Justice Club member Justin King and Gay Straight Alliance Club member Ryan Silver struggling to gain control of the dodgeball. Upper middle: Members of the Criminal Justice Club and the Zombie Defense Council race toward the middle to get the dodgeballs. Upper right: Criminal Justice Club members Justin King and Anthony Paolella take aim against the opposing team. Middle: Gay Straight Alliance Club members, and winners of the dodgeball tournament, Ryan Silver, Sean Lathrop and August Smith show off their newly acquired trophy. Bottom left: Criminal Justice Club members ready themselves for the next game to start. Bottom middle: Student Government Vice President Jonathon Brewer acts as referee for the game. Bottom right: Zombie Defense Council members Caitlin Combs and Chris Campbell devise a plan of attack.

Student Government dodgeball a success

Rule number one: no balls to the face. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Student Government hosted a free dodgeball tournament for student clubs in the SC4 gym from 10-12:30 p.m. All players representing the clubs had to be SC4 students and active in those clubs. The clubs that participated included: the Music Club, the Criminal Justice…

Clockwise from upper left; SC4 English Professor and “Campus Progressive” Advisor, Jackie Jablonski of Port Huron reflects on photos taken by SC4 students that visited Ground Zero in March 2011. Upper right; SC4 student Jasmine Hall of Port Huron fills out a volunteer pledge sheet during the remembrance walk. Lower right; walk participants, (left) Bibi Abdul and Mikayla Dixon of Port Huron, listen about events that occurred when they were too young to remember. Center bottom; students from Global Awareness Club brought back memorabilia from Ground Zero they used during the 9-11 event. Lower left; walk participant Judy Albert, of Port Huron, reflects on the events of the tenth anniversary of 9-11. Center; SC4’s peace pole is one of those featured along the walk.

We remember

Where were you? Ask that question in reference to 9-11 and just about anyone can tell you where and what they were doing, Sept. 11, 2001. Sept. 11, 2011, United Way of St. Clair Co. hosted a “9-11 remembrance walk” to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and encourage volunteerism. According to the United…

Welcoming the Backstreet

Students returning to St Clair County Community College for the fall semester might have noticed something missing from College Center. The Bistro is no more, and in its place is the Backstreet Cafe. Information regarding the new café is readily available to all students on the college’s web site, including hours and a menu. The…

St. Clair County Community College’s campus bookstore is one of 19 Michigan college bookstores owned by the Nebraska Book Company. Photo Credit: Rachel Olivia Kobylas

Nebraska Book Company files chapter eleven

Nebraska Book Company, parent company of St. Clair County Community College’s campus bookstore, has filed bankruptcy. According to the Book Company’s web site, they own 280 bookstores nationwide, with SC4’s Campus bookstore being one of the 19 owned in Michigan. Press releases from the book company explain this move will allow for restructuring of $450-million…

SC4 student, Joel Smith, shown here in the Mandaveli Division of India with a 104 year old woman who lives on her own and receives no help from her family. She has to walk on her own to get to church. Photo Credit: Justin Johnson

SC4 students see the world: mission India

Having the life of a community college student has been great and very convenient, but does not exactly provide a means to experience life outside of the comforts of home. Since the option of transferring to a university was still a year away, I decided to sign up for a program through the Salvation Army…

Taking a bite of the Big Apple

Professor Kraig Archer, Global Awareness Club adviser: In New York City, I was most impressed by our students – Matt Boyd, Rachel Kobylas, Twana Pinskey, Ray Robison, and Liz Whittemore. Once it was decided the Global Awareness Club was going to New York, the students took the lead in arranging a multitude of details, such…

graph by Cody Kimball

As economy goes down, student prices go up.

At a meeting held Thursday, March 17, the SC4 Board of Trustees voted unanimously to increase tuition. In-district students will pay $91 per credit hour versus the previous $89. Out of district students will pay $177 per contact hour, up from $170. Out-of-state students pay $258 a contact hour versus $247. The decline of local…