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…

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…

No-hitter for Skipper

Aaron Tomlinson Copy Editor    Freshman Jessie Smith made SC4 baseball history when he pitched a no-hitter against Concordia University on March 24.    Smith struck out four while walking two, one of them being the lead-off hitter. He quickly cleared the bases with a pickoff move from the mound to catch the runner.   …

College Tuition: Priced Right?

Twana Pinskey Photo Editor    Despite recession declines, tuition costs are on the rise all over the United States. Michigan, one of the hardest hit states is not immune to these rising costs.    St. Clair County Community College’s Board of Trustees voted to approve a tuition increase at their March 18 meeting.    As…

Student Government positions, up for grabs

Cody Kimball Webmaster You could be the next President of Student Government! Sound interesting? Petitions are available until in the Enrollment Services Office until March 26, when they are due back to Carrie Bearss by 4:30 p.m. To become a candidate, petitions must be signed by a minimum of 40 currently enrolled students. The elections…

Hail to the victors; SC4 celebrates MCCAA Eastern Conference Tournament Championship.

Yeah, Babeeee!!

Donald Lierman Sports Editor March Madness finally arrives. Let the banners be unfurled. For the first time in school history, Saint Clair County Community College will progress to the nation junior college championships. The Skippers defeated the Henry Ford Hawks, 83-78, at Mott Community College on Saturday, March 6 in their third consecutive tournament victory.…

Thinking Inside The Box

Cody Kimball Web Master    When, you’re finished reading this paper, don’t throw it away, recycle it. Is the nearest recycle bin too far away to bother? Not for long. Soon, permanent recycling receptacles will be all over campus, thanks to a “green” project at SC4.    The recycle bins, built by students and staff…

SC4 puts cigarettes out

Brian Johnston Editor in Chief    Smokers at SC4 will soon face new rules which move the designated smoking areas even further away from where they’re used to smoking.    In a policy adopted on Feb. 18, the Board of Trustees “recognizes the health dangers created by smoking and hereby prohibits smoking in all College…

Clubbin’

Aaron Tomlinson Copy Editor    During the week of Feb 22, SC4 students in the cafeteria were greeted by representatives from different college clubs.    Club Awareness Week had clubs on the search for new and interested students. From Phi Theta Kappa, to the Drama Club, to even the new Zombie Defense Council; clubs were…