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Gotta Catch 'Em All (at JJC)!

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 29, 2016 12:26:42 PM

In case you haven’t heard… Pokémon characters are taking over the halls of JJC! 

From Jigglypuffs to Pikachus, JJC is full of these miniature “pocket monsters” from the 1990s TV show, Pokémon – and JJC is considered a Pokémon Hub in the popular mobile app game, Pokémon Go.

If you haven’t heard about the game, it’s simple: the objective is to catch as many Pokémon characters as you can (when you walk around you’ll spot the Pokémon characters on your phone). Using Pokéballs, you’ll catch the characters, and the more that you catch, the more experience you'll get, leading to a higher level. You can also collect Pokémon by finding and hatching eggs.

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Best Costumes of the JJC Haunted 5K

Posted by Michelle Nagy on Oct 28, 2015 12:36:00 PM

This past weekend the JJC Foundation and the Athletics department hosted a Haunted 5K Run and Walk. More than 400 costumed-athletes and 40+ volunteers turned out for the event. Tombstone-esk trophies were handed out to the top overall male (17:49) and female (20:43) 5K winners, and the fastest runner in costume  - who just so happened to be sporting a Flash costume (I'm sure the Big Bang folks are geekin' out somewhere).
Race proceeds will go towards student 
scholarships, college programs and the JJC athletics program. Want to see more of the action? Check out the best costumes of the Haunted 5K.


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7 Celebrities Who Attended Community College

Posted by Michelle Nagy on Sep 14, 2015 8:45:00 AM

These 7 celebrities prove it’s not where you start, but where you end up.

Tom Hanks: Prior to becoming an Oscar-winning actor (and the only man who can make you emotional over a volleyball), Hanks attended Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, CA. A big proponent of community colleges, he's even credited his tremendous success to his time at Chabot. 


Walt Disney: Before Cinderella found her glass kicks or Snow White befriended 7 questionable characters, the ‘original mouseketeer’ attended Metropolitan Junior College in Missouri.



Clint Eastwood: Eastwood knew he didn’t have to pay a "Million Dollars Baby" to get a good education. The award-winning actor, film maker, composer and politician attended Los Angeles City College to study business administration.


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