Officers elected for SC4 Government

Savannah Wilcox Staff writer    After all the candy and campaigning was over, SC4 students elected new officers for Student Government on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8, to represent our student body.    “I am very happy with the turnout,” Student Activities Coordinator, Carrie Bearss said. “We had multiple people running for different…

Stress breaker planned for end of Semester

Breigh Edmondson Staff Writer    End of semester is nearing, and students don’t need any extra stress. SC4’s student government is helping to eliminate that stress by hosting their “Stress breakers” winter semester event April 26-30.    According to a press release by Shawn Starkey, Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Legislative Affairs, the…

SC4 Symphonic Band sets audience’s toes a tappin’

Kayla Dimick Staff Writer    The SC4 Symphonic Band took audience members on a ride in a musical time machine as they presented their “Moments in Time” concert this Saturday.    Old and young flooded into the McMorran Place Auditorium to hear seven pieces from significant eras in American history, ranging from the Roarin’ Twenties,…

Pollock passes with flying colors

Brian Johnston Editor in Chief    The first-year evaluation meeting of Dr. Kevin Pollock took place at the SC4 Board of Trustees meeting Thursday April 15, where Dr. Pollock was met with a glowing assessment.    Dr. Kevin A. Pollock first came to SC4 as President in April 2009, after a nine-year term as Vice…

ZDC Showing of “The Night of the Living Dead”

Patricia Kenner Staff Writer “They’re coming for you Barbra,” is what was heard on Friday, April 16 by classic movies lovers. SC4’s Zombie Defense Council, showed the 1968 cult classic “The Night of the Living Dead” to raise money. Tickets were $5 and popcorn was included with admission. “The money raised goes towards future events…

New programs and classes coming to SC4

Jessica Meneghin Staff Writer Coming this fall to SC4 are two new associate’s degrees in alternative energy, one newly-revised degree in alternative energy, and 10 all-new classes. The two new programs are Renewable and Alternative Energy Technology, which prepares students to work as renewable energy technicians; installing, services, modifying, troubleshooting, and designing wind power systems,…

Swanson resigns

Patrick Sullivan Staff Writer Craig Swanson, sociology instructor, resigned April 19 amid controversy. Talk of his termination compelled numerous students to sign petitions, and several to speak out during the community comments section of a recent SC4 board of trustees meeting. The student comments section of the trustee meetings allow any member of the community…

Mockery of justice

Patrick Sullivan Staff Writer An SC4 Mock Trial produced a hung jury last Tuesday, April 20. The trial was held by the SC4 social science department to raise awareness of sexual assault for National Sexual Awareness month. The program included volunteers from the safe horizons victim assistance agency, local prosecutors, county sheriffs, a district judge…

Student Journalists from SC4’s “Erie Square Gazette” brought home 15 awards from the “MCCPA’s (Michigan Community College Press Association) Press Day” at Henry Ford Community College April 17 in Dearborn, Michigan. Students in attendance were: Front row: (Left to Right) Jessica Meneghin, Kayla Dimick, Tricia Kenner and Hope Doerzbacher; second row: (Left to Right) Donald Lierman, Patrick Sullivan, Aaron Tomlinson and Ray Robinson; back row: (Left to Right) Cody Kimball, Brian Johnston, Jenny Walker, Twana Pinskey and Danielle Kennedy. Not pictured, but in attendance was Savannah Wilcox. Photo by John Lusk

College newspaper receives honors

Cody Kimball Webmaster “Original, thoughtful, I laughed out loud!” commented Omar Sofradzija, a judge for the 2010 MCCPA Press Day awards, on first place winner Brian Johnston’s headline “Welcome Back, Qatar.” 14 newspaper students and their advisor John Lusk attended the 2009-2010 conference at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, where they took part in…

SC4’s 2010-2011 Student Government leaders: President Chuck King, left, and Vice President Rachel Kobylas. Photo by Twana Pinskey

President King

Brian Johnston Editor in Chief In elections held April 7 and 8, SC4 students voted in President Charles “Chuck” King, Vice President Rachel Olivia Kobylas, and Secretary Kaitlin Graw to the Student Government. King is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and associate degrees in fire science and broadcasting. Kobylas is working toward associate degrees…