At Alibi Ale Works, the Sierra Nevada College Brewing Club has taken on a new life.
“Last year, SNC offered a brewing class for the first time. That is when a lot of students, including myself, first became interested in the science behind brewing,” said Senior Tim Curran, Vice-President of the Brewing Club.
Curran was not alone with his newfound passion for brewing. While a Brewing Club had existed at SNC in years past, it had to be reorganized to accommodate a growing interest in the craft.
“The Brewing Club was around before, but nobody had done much with it. I figured if anyone changed this, it would be me,” said Junior Courtney Potts, President of the Brewing Club.
On Feb. 28, Sierra Nevada College will hold an event to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event will be held from 3-7p.m. at Patterson Hall. At the event, there will be Chinese-style dancing, food, crafts, and possibly more.
This is the first time that this specific event will be held at SNC, however, it is not the first time that the college has held an event of the type.
According to Will Hoida, Dean of Students, the college has held at least one similar event in the past.
“There was a similar event about five years ago held on campus called the Multi-Cultural Festival”, Hoida said.
According to Hoida, roughly 100 people are estimated to attend the celebration.
Hoida has contributed to the event himself.
“I help the Asian Cultural Forum Club with the on campus event process and answered questions they had about how to hold a large event on campus. I like to help our students plan and implement great events for both the campus and the community.” Hoida said.
SNC hopes to expand its cultural knowledge with the event.
“I think the event with effect SNC in a positive way. Hopefully get our name more out into the community and showcase what amazing students we have her at the college. I believe this event will expand out cultural knowledge. We have never really had an event like this before. I’m really excited for all the students and community, coming together to celebrate and embrace a different cultural. I think it’s much needed and hopefully it continues annually”, said SNC Senior Marina McCoy.
At least one other SNC student agrees.
“Yes, I could only imagine it would expand SNC’S cultural knowledge”, said Sherilyn Lagambo, an SNC transfer student.
I’d like to address my concerns regarding the building of a presidential residence on campus. I, along with many other students whom I’ve spoken to on this subject, have grave concerns regarding the impact of this project. These include the environmental impact on the proposed building site, the image of our college that such an endeavor will alter, the economic concerns regarding the use of donor funds, and the hypocritical nature of such a project as it goes against the core values of this school.
The project’s “focus on marketing and branding” [sic] has the potential to be a detriment to the students. This focus detracts from providing a better environment for the students, faculty, and staff to live, work, learn, and play. Rather than presenting an image of affluence and prestige, the energies spent on “marketing and branding” should involve creating actual affluence and prestige. There are several ways in which this generous donation can be used that do not involve a fancier place for faculty and Lakeshore Blvd. residents to party – “a president’s house on campus would be a place to easily host potential and current students, faculty, donors and visitors.”
A couple examples for better use of donor funds may include:
– Increasing budgets across all departments would help to provide for a better education for the students that are already here. This could take the form of better equipment and infrastructure, and/or more campus events (i.e. film festivals, Writers in the Woods candidates, etc).
– Increasing faculty salaries and creating more full time/tenured faculty positions. This would increase the level of educational expertise this school can provide, which in turn would improve this school’s image in the academic community.
With the remarkable backdrop of Sierra Nevada College and an active assembly of students to match, SNC offers clubs that are both active and interest oriented.
The aroma of pizza and sounds of laughter filled the foyer in Sierra Nevada College’s Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. Students, faculty and community members gathered together at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in TCES 139 to learn about the housing market and Electoral College for the first event held by the CrazEconomics Club.
It was like a scene from an elementary school playground. Students dodging, throwing and running from balls in a classic game of dodgeball. Except these were Sierra Nevada College students and the stakes were much higher than the average bragging rights.
The Sierra Nevada College Ski and Snowboard teams are a prestigious bunch of snow sliders, leaving no collegiate title left behind. In its third season of competition, the Freestyle Ski team has shown itself as a major force in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). Last year, the women’s Freestyle Ski team won titles in halfpipe, slopestyle, and the overall combined title. But in a discipline with “free” in it’s name, a discipline that can trace it’s roots back to “HotDogging” in the ‘70s and ‘80s, how does the Freestyle Team balance fun with collegiate domination?