My Shiny Teeth and Me

Mark Dresel | Staff Writer

Photo by Jesse Lo

Photo by Jesse Lo

“One, two, three, and four” she proclaims softly, tapping the top of her teeth with a small finger. “Mommy!  I have 22 because I’m missing these two, see?”  This scene is being played out all over the United States.  It’s both a time of extreme happiness for parents, and a not-so-friendly reminder that if they want to keep their children smiling, they will need to go without for a few months.  This is a dilemma faced throughout the nation by underprivileged and immigrant families who want to make sure their children have the best start in life. Continue reading

Culture Festival Debut Rains Supreme

Lanie Carter | Online Editor

Photo by Michael Aguirre

Photo by Michael Aguirre

Impending dreary weather didn’t stop Century College’s clubs from participating in the Culture Festival on September 24th. A culture festival is an annual event held by most schools in Japan to showcase students work. In this case, clubs were invited to have informational booths, games, food and performances to advertise the clubs here at Century. Continue reading

The VCT Lecture Series This Week

Nicholas Hanke | Staff Writer

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image courtesy of century.edu

Join us for the VCT lecture series. The VCT Lectures series is a lecture series that occurs every month with a professional guest speaker. This month we have a certified professional photographer, David Grupa. He owns and runs David Grupa Portrait. David Grupa has come to a few previous lectures in the VCT area on the East Campus. With his years of experience, he has learned much but one thing has stood above it all—Never Stop Learning.

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Change is in the Air

Angela Garagiola | Editor in Chief

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(image source sdsu.edu)

The Century Times has been bringing students the campus news since 2008. Starting this semester, the publication is reorganizing to create a magazine. The new format will offer a unique chance to include the important work of all Century students. Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Meh Improves on Previous Film; it’s Only too Bad the Villain Blue

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Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: B-

The plucky web-crawler slings his web into theaters for the fifth time in twelve years and boy is it feeling derivative. The story finds Peter Parker in a will they/won’t they romance with his lady love, Spider-Man facing off with his occasionally psychotic best friend, and matching wits with super villains writ with the complexity of a doily.  None of this is new ground to be covered.

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Beegle Brings Poverty Awareness to Century

Dena Urbano | Staff Writer

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When Americans think of poverty, an image of a sad, starving child in Africa comes to mind. Why do we think that way?

Poverty is everywhere. It is under our noses every day.

When a person does see or acknowledge poverty, it is usually with stereotypes in mind brought about by the strong media influences of extreme circumstances, such as homeless people on the street. It may not be obvious that the student you sit next to in class is dealing with the experience of poverty in his or her life.

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Trepidations

Jonathan Pressley | Staff Writer

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For many, excitement is reigning high as the end of the semester quickly approaches dragging along with it graduation for those who have completed their course here at Century. For others, the title of this piece better suits their emotional state. Why? While many reasons where cited in an extensive poll, one reason stood out above all others – “I’m not sure I can handle the real world.”

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Crime Wave Strikes Century as Spring Finally Arrives

Drew Petersen | Staff Writer

As the days grow warmer, criminal activity seems to be on the rise with thefts being the dominating issue. More and more students seem to be falling victim to preventable crimes right here within Century’s own parking lots by forgetting one simple thing: Lock your doors! Even if you don’t think you have anything worth stealing, you might just come outside to find your entire car missing.

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