Alexei Casselle of Kill the Vultures back in class for a greater purpose

February 9, 2015 City College News 1

On his first day at Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School in Downtown Minneapolis as a teaching assistant in 2011, Alexei Casselle was called into the vice principal’s office before the day started.
“There’s a teaching position open in our poetry class. Would you like to start today?” they asked.
Casselle had been making music for over 20 years. Hip-hop, rap and spoken word were his forte. He had performed in front of large audiences countless without any nerves at all and yet, teaching in front of an audience of teenagers gave him some jitters. The answer he would give the vice principal that day would flip his life upside down.

No Picture

Play Preview: Intimate Apparel

February 9, 2015 City College News 0

The MCTC Theater Department is soon to be performing the play “Intimate Apparel” by American playwright Lynn Nottage. The play is showing Feb. 11 through the 14 at 7 p.m. as well as a matinee showing on Feb.14th at 1 p.m.

Apparel Technologies alum named 2014 ‘Artist of the Year’ by City Pages

February 9, 2015 City College News 0

Ever since the age of 13, Crossland wanted to design clothes. In the year 2000, she began her first label “Blasphemina’s Closet.” This label was a more alternative and gothic look that was associated with Lolita Fashion, a Japanese subculture based around Victorian clothing. She closed it in 2013 because she felt it was time to move on and opened up her new label “Samantha Rei.”

Touring war exhibit stops at MCTC

January 21, 2015 City College News 0

When you walk the walls of the exhibit, ‘Always Lost: A Meditation on War,’ you will see these words: “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” Spanish Philosopher George Santayana made that proclamation.

No Picture

Love is a drug

December 14, 2014 City College News 0

By Samuel Goldman According to 114 Americans die everyday from drug overdose. 6,748 are forced to enter the ER for the misuse or abuse […]

No Picture

His Piano

December 11, 2014 City College News 0

By Nykki Norlander His Piano is in the attic, large windows face the moon and his hands itch, his body creaks like the stairs as […]

No Picture


December 7, 2014 City College News 0

By Samuel Goldman I rock blue skinny jeans. My beanies come in different colors like jelly beans. My love  poems are as sweet as candy. Someday […]

No Picture

Onto privilege

December 4, 2014 City College News 0

Onto privilege,
While standing on the rope
With no net beneath him.
Corner, where the bends forsake proper learning.
Found there, a child bleeds out
2 blocks away from my mother’s house
It’s chilling, that could’ve been anyone
But you’ll never really have to worry
A struggle, eternal in the way winds hit against you every second
Bone dries your mouth and you can’t taste chalk any longer that way back
It’s our own flaw
Only because rectangles suppress you from the truth
Deliciously amused on superficial fruit
Totally, and without repent
Out of the way to justify
When freedom’s a mere flowing stream with pay toll at the head
The polarities of inaccurate, resulting from 2 sides of a town
Trains come in carrying nothing
Take out nothing
And you sit admiring the pretty drawings on them