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Good news to the musicians that attend SNC. A new music store has opened at the bottom of country club road, between Incline Spirits and Austin’s Restaurant. Within walking distance from the school, EzPickn is an easily accessible shop for the musicians in the area. EzPickn Music Store’s official opening was Saturday, September 27, 2014. Since […]
This Saturday seven Sierra Nevada College Geology Club Students pilled into a car to go hike points of Mount Rose to collect minerals and crystals.Secretary of the geology club Joe Paolini said, “Everyone who participated today was really involved.” Students look mostly for double terminated crystals. This is when the end of a crystal grows […]
BY DOMINICK MONTELARO On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Sierra Nevada College men’s lacrosse team faced Santa Rosa Junior College(SRJC) in their first home game of the new season. There was no shortage of familiarity between the two sides, as six players transferred from SRJC to SNC in the past year. One of the new players, […]
BY Rebecca ashley
Michael Ballew uncovers a clay sculpture that sits on a shelf in the Holman Building. He places it on the table and begins explaining the thought that went into the creation of the piece sitting in front of him, a piece he’s sculpted for his Bachelors of Fine Arts Show that will be held prior to his graduation in spring 2015.
The sculpture is of two people. One individual’s clothes are torn and his shoes are worn down. The look in his eyes tell you he’s hurting, and a stubbed finger says he’s faced hardship. The other man holds an iPhone in one hand and wears a smile on his face. He appears ignorant to the first man’s pain.
“This piece is my representation of overseas manufacturing, something that’s still an issue in society,” said Ballew, Fine Arts major with a concentration in ceramics.
Ballew admits he watched a movie on sweatshops that partially inspired him to create this piece.
“There are still big name companies using sweatshops. Large companies that lie about how much they are paying people because it’s not enough to live off. These companies manufacture a hig h percentage of goods that come into this country,” Ballew said. “I’m not advocating for ‘only American made products’, but I do think these big name companies are underpaying people who deserve a livable wage. It’s a social injustice.”
BY Natalie Clark Postles
Katie Zanto, mother, wife and the chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Sierra Nevada College joined the faculty in the winter of 2004, and is currently at the end of her 10th year here at SNC. Zanto, while currently the chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, was originally hired to teach a few freshman English composition classes.
According to Zanto, as each semester progresses more opportunities open up for her at the school. Before she taught at SNC she taught English at multiple schools, including both middle and high schools. Zanto also worked as a guide and outdoor facilitator through Outward Bound for more than 10 years.
“You literally watch the students change from no confidence, not knowing how to make a decision and awkward, to so ready and confident to apply their new selves to the world.” Zanto says referring to time working with Outward Bound. Zanto says teaching in an academic setting was not her initial intention. While working for Outward Bound she initially saw herself as a guide or an outdoor facilitator and not a teacher, but it was her time working there that made her into one.
Zanto reflects that her real passion was to “integrate the power of outdoor education with literacy instruction”. She wanted to integrate the teaching of reading, writing and speaking with second language learners that were struggling with the power of outdoor education.
To do so, she went back to graduate school at Stanford, researched her interest of starting a nonprofit directed towards teaching underserved youth by integrating in-class education and the outdoors, and found out if anyone was facilitating the same sort of program.
If you could take one hour out of your day to find an explanation for all of the questions you have regarding what is happening to Sierra Nevada College, would you? When the Student Government Association held its last student forum on Nov. 7, 2012, only five students showed up. At the next forum, […]
BY JAMIE WANZEK Since earning the top ‘vote-getter’ in the primary elections this June, Business Department Chair Kendra Wong has been campaigning for a position on the Incline Village General Improvement District(IVGID) Board of Trustees. “I am running because I think I am well positioned to represent many different voices in our town. I see […]
BY JAMIE WANZEK The Jale and Warren Trepp Pitch competition awarded students cash prizes and entrepreneurial recognition on Thursday, Oct. 9. The winners of the competition were: $500 first place, ‘Hydro UV’ by Alden Spence; $250 second place, ‘Auto Brake’ by Jackson Heath; and $150 third place ‘Fun Pass’ by Jake Bricklin. The SNC Jale […]