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Leap of faith

Have you wondered what it would feel like to fall to Earth from space? Well, that is exactly what Austrian Felix Baumgartner did on October 14, 2012. Technically, he did not fall from space as he was still in the stratosphere, hence the name of the project: Red Bull Stratos. The origin of this project more »

Yuba College ground game runs off tackle | Photo by Bob Barton

Rockey Road to the Playoffs

The Yuba College men’s football team, the 49ers, came home this saturday night facing off against the Contra Costa College Comets 10/13/2012. From the outset the Comets were able to run the ball effectively behind their very big offensive line. By establishing the running game early Contra Costa controlled the time of possession, eventually tiring more »

The end is the beginning is the end of the beginning of the end

The end is the beginning is the end of the beginning of the end

Envision a future where time travel is possible, but illegal. Large criminal syndicates have all but replaced corporations and China is the number one superpower. The mobsters of the future send their enemies back in time to be killed by “Loopers.” In my opinion, Looper brings much needed imagination to a genre that has become more »

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey poster

Alternate world, fuel’s odyssey

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey will be hosting an event On October 16, 2012, which will be promoting the use of alternative fuel and the advancing of technology. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this event will be held at the quad area at Yuba College. Come on by and enjoy all the demonstrations and more »

Harvest the Arts reaps rewards

Harvest the Arts reaps rewards

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council’s (YSRAC) first annual “Harvest the Arts” event at Gallery34 brought together over 100 local artists, farmers, vintners, volunteers, performers and art and food lovers.  Nearly 30 agriculturalists from both Yuba and Sutter Counties donated locally grown foods and beverages, which they prepared for tastings or more »

Borderlands 2 boxart | Provided by Gearbox Software

Borderlands 2 Review

From time to time a video game comes along that seems to capture elements widely favored by gamers on all platforms and across all genres. Borderlands 2 has surpassed expectations according to most people and critics alike. Many of the components to the game are so well-done and thought out that it all just seems more »

The 49ers setting up after a huddle | Photo by Bob Barton

Yuba College 49ers all heart at Feather River College, coming home this weekend strong!

Yuba College took its men’s football program on the road this past weekend to Feather River playing the Eagles, Saturday 10/6/2012.  The weather could not have been better at the 5 pm kickoff at beautiful Feather River College stadium. The 49ers of Yuba College forced a fumble on the game’s first possession and kicked a more »

DJ Purd Man in action | photo provided by Nikki Walker

The art of DJing: An interview with DJ Purd Man

Q#1 WHO are you? What is your name(Real name) and Dj name? A#1 My name is Leonard Purdy aka DJ Purd Man. The name “Purd Man” is derived from my last name “Purdy”. I’ve had the name since 2002. At the time when this name came about, Bryan Williams aka Baby aka Birdman (the co-founder more »

There may be hope after all

Some positive news regarding the community colleges of California occurred recently. On September 27, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act (SB 1456), which implemented a number of changes to California’s school system. The bill focuses on two of the twenty two recommendations proposed by the Student Success Task Force, which is made more »

Fortuitious opportunities

The first of two Accreditation Forums invited staff, faculty and students to an all-campus meeting, held at Yuba College on September 25th, 2012.  There were several key points on the agenda as we prepare for an upcoming visit by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The Yuba College Chancellor, Dr. Douglas Houston more »

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