Doing Homework While Homeless

Angela Garagiola | Editor in Chief

photo by Michael Aguirre

photo by Michael Aguirre

The troubles facing homeless youth made headlines this summer when Miley Cyrus’ date to MTV’s Video Music Awards was Jesse Helt, a 22-year-old homeless man from Oregon.  Cyrus faced backlash when the media disclosed that Helt had outstanding warrants. In the face of criticism, Cyrus tweeted, “Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?” Continue reading

Farewell and Good Luck to the Graduating Senior Staff of TCT

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

As the spring semester comes to a close, it’s time to say goodbye to several members of The Century Times senior staff.

Five beloved team members will be graduating at that end of this term, Matt Hoemke-Editor in Chief, Dena Urbano-Art Director, Jonathan Pressley-Layout Editor, Jennifer Billstrom- Co-Online Editor and Scot Stene-former Co-Online Editor.

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Calling All Writers!

Crystal Anderson | Staff Writer

Photo by Crystal Anderson

Photo by Crystal Anderson

It’s been two years in the making and now it’s almost officially here. Not only will Century College be offering several more Creative Writing courses starting Fall 2014, but there is a plan to also offer a Creative Writing certificate in the future.

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Anime-niacs: They Came, They Saw, They Ate

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

Picture by Lanie Carter

Picture by Lanie Carter

On March 12, Century’s Anime Club held their first Cosplay Café and Contest Event in the Nest. Staff and Volunteers dressed in costume as their favorite anime characters.

First, what is Cosplay? Cosplay, short for costume play, is when people dress as a character from anime, comic books, video games or films. Cosplay Cafés are a theme restaurant or pub, usually having a theme like a Maid or Butler, and serve food and drinks.

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America’s 19th Poetry Month

Aisha Ali | Staff Writer

Image courtesy of acealphabetave.blogspot.com

Image courtesy of acealphabetave.blogspot.com

During the exciting month of April, here at Century College, comes to you a series of events to celebrate National Poetry Month. Pull out your calendars, because open to everyone (especially you!) and free to attend are the following events:

Poetry Slam Training Workshop featuring Cynthia French

When: Tuesday, April 8th, from 12:45-2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, Room W3430

Poetry Slam featuring poet-coaches Franny Choi, Miles Walser, & Cynthia French

When: Tues, April 22, from 12:45-2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, The Nest

Poetry Reading & Q & A featuring publishers & poets from Broadcraft Books

When: Tuesday, April 29th from 12:45- 2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, The Nest

Poetry Reading featuring students from Century College’s Creative Writing Class

When: Thursday, May 1st, from 1:00 -2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, The Nest

For more information, please contact Beth Mayer—beth.mayer@century.edu

TCT Wants You!

Drew Petersen | Staff Writer

Photo by Keano Vang

From left to right: TCT’s Layout Editor Jonathan Pressley working hard, and TCT’s Art Director Dena Urbano working harder; Photo by Keano Vang

Do you have what it takes to be a part of The Century Times (TCT) family? If you would like the opportunity to express your creative side then we have a job for you. We are looking for photographers, print and web designers, writers and team leaders to fill senior staff positions.

Are you tired of being told what to write about? When writing for TCT you have complete choice over your topics, as long as they relate to the Century community in some way. When joining TCT, you will experience a very laid back atmosphere that makes earning credits fun. We are an independent, student-driven newspaper that can be taken as an online class if you so choose.

All of the TCT staff works on their own elements then collaborate to make the very newspaper that you’re now reading. Teachers do not make TCT happen, students do. The teachers are there for guidance and to teach everyone in a very hands-on learning experience. They do not control the paper. So we need students to keep the newspaper moving forward.

We currently meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:10-2pm in the Student Club Center (W1215). If you are interested in joining the paper next semester, come to a meeting now to see what we’re all about for yourself. We will also be meeting next semester on Tuesdays from 12:05-12:55pm and Wednesdays from 1:10-2:00pm in the Student Club Center as well. Shape your own future, be heard and join the paper!

Thinking of Transferring? Talk to a Representative!

Casey Flannigan | Staff Writer

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Photo credit from Aisha Ali

For students who are pursuing degrees that are not able to be completed at Century College, transferring schools can be a significant road block in their quest for an education. While there is generally a wealth of information that can be found on a school’s website, some students prefer meeting face to face with an administrator of the school they hope to transfer to. Century College routinely hosts transfer representatives from schools around the state.

Transfer representatives will usually be located in a common area, or in the counseling center on West campus. Jessica Migler, an Admissions Counselor with Metropolitan State University explains how she, and most other transfer representatives, can help students, “I can do anything from just quick questions all the way up to, this is unofficially how many credits you have left to finish your degree and these are the classes you have left.” Continue reading

10 Things You Should Know to Be Better Prepared

Drew Petersen | Staff Writer

Photo by Drew Petersen

Photo by Drew Petersen

With Summer and Fall registration now open, here are 10 things you should know when registering for classes.

10. Register for your classes as soon as you’re eligible. Classes fill up fast and when you need specific courses to fulfill requirements you will be glad that you registered early. You can always make changes later before the semester starts.

9. Check out the Registration Guides that are now online. These guides are very informative and offer a great way to help you to choose between different options. Compare classes that are similar or maybe fulfill more than one goal.

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The Name is Bonds, Revenue Bonds

Angela Garagiola | Staff Writer

Photo by Angela Garagiola

Photo by Angela Garagiola

Have you ever attended an event in the Nest, only to have the speaker disrupted by people walking by?

Do you have trouble finding quiet study space on campus?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are not alone.

Many students at Century feel that space, especially quiet study space, is hard to find. That could be changing.

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