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Spring 2020 – A Sitdown With President Goldsmith

President Carole Goldsmith sits down with the Rampage to discuss the state of the campus, Jan. 28, 2020. Goldsmith touched on enrollment, new faculty, the controversial new managers of the bookstore, and campus security after a misunderstanding prompted rumors of a possible shooting, which turned out to be unfounded.

Story By: Ben Hensley, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

Above the hustle and bustle of the beginning weeks of the spring 2020 semester at Fresno City College, Dr. Carole Goldsmith prepares herself and her staff for another semester as college president. So what is the state of the college? Goldsmith is overall confident in the success and the potential at FCC.   ...

How to Get a Campus Job

Story By: Avery Johnston, Reporter

October 9, 2019

Students don’t have to look far for job opportunities because Fresno City College offers a variety of jobs through the Federal Work Study Program. Student workers are allowed to work up to 19 hours a week. The FWS program requires themt to meet satisfactory academic progress defined by the Financial...

Trustees Consider Breaking Up With Follett

Story By: Leilani Bustos, Reporter

October 9, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the State Center Community College District is considering terminating its contract with Follett Higher Education, Inc. after facing weeks of backlash from district’s faculty and students. In its monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 2 at Madera Community College, Cheryl...

Lola Gayles is Ready to Knock it Out of the Park, ‘But I Don’t Have a Bat’

Lola Gayles had a 3.0 before Follett Higher Education acquired the student bookstore. A faulty code and a missing textbook later, she found herself unable to pass her summer classes, putting her dream of taking over a transition house into jeopardy, Sept. 23, 2019.

Story By: Kris Hall, Reporter

September 30, 2019

Until the summer of 2019, Lola Gayles was marching steadily to achieve her goals at FCC. With a double major in drug and alcohol abuse counseling and social work, she was taking all the right classes. Her tentative graduation date was Aug. 14, 2020. That was before the bookstore privatized. “I’ve...

‘I Am Done,’ Bookstore Privatization Outrages College Community

The Board of Trustees voted to privatize the student bookstore in July. The transition was a messy one. Empty shelves and incorrect, nonrefundable codes plague students well into week six of an 18 week semester. Illustration by Kevin Rodriguez.

Story By: Hannah Lanier, Patrick Henslee, and Avery Johnston

September 25, 2019

“The bookstore failed the students.” “I am overall VERY displeased with the delays in obtaining books this fall.” “I am struggling in more than one class because of a lack of textbook/scantron.” These statements, drawn from anonymous students’ responses to the Fresno City College...

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