Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Archers are on a Roll

           By Jessica Penland


Photo by David Kennedy
  Both the men and women’s basketball season began on November 1.  The women played an exhibition game that day against McKendree’s Junior Varisty team, and the men played against John Wood College.  How have both teams’ seasons progressed since then?
            The women’s basketball team has played four games since that exhibition game.  They won three of which they won.
            The St. Louis Community College Archers won against Logan College of Chiropractic, Kennedy-King and Lincoln trail colleges. 
            The one team that they lost against was Malcolm X college by 14 points.
            Tonight they will play against Logan College of Chiropractic again at 5:30 p.m.  Will it be another win for the Archers?
            If you can’t make it to tonight’s game but you would still like to see the women’s basketball team in action they will play again this weekend at the STLCC Classic.  They will play both on Friday and Saturday at the Forest Park campus.
            Their first game this weekend will be against Salt Lake at 7 p.m., and their second game is against Kaskaskia at 4 p.m.
            The men’s basketball team has also been successful so far this season.  They have won four out of their first seven games. 
Photo by David Kennedy
            Two of the three teams that they lost against are NJCAA Division 1 teams.  Those teams were Southwestern Illinois College and Kaskaskia College.  The third team that defeated the Archers was John Wood College, which is a NJCAA Division 2 team.  
            Tonight, the Archers will get another chance at victory as they play against Missouri Baptist’s Junior Varsity team.  The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park.
            For more information about either team visit the Athletics department website at

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Visual and Performing Arts at Flo Valley

As the weather changes, holidays roll in and the semester comes to an end, students are beginning to zip up their jackets and head in doors. Well never fear! As you head in doors, the campus of Flo Valley still has a couple things in store to keep the community entertained. Here is a list of things to check out on campus:

Jazz Concert: 7 p.m. Nov. 30
Chorus Performance: 7 p.m. Dec. 8
Student Piano Recital: 7 p.m. Dec. 12

FV Children's Show Presents: 
Huckleberry Finn, 1 p.m. Nov. 28

All musical and theatre performances will take place in the Terry M. Fisher Theatre

Works in Progress: Nov. 14-Dec. 8,  1st Floor of Instructional Resources Building

Mystery of the Taurus

By Cammy Blount

Every 3 years, the Taurus sculpture on the campus of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley must be  repainted in order to maintain it's fresh, glossy appearance . This year, painter Brian Hayden, a local sculpture conservator visited Florissant Valley in order apply black wax to the statue.
Photo By Bregt Bogaerts

Created in March of 1999 by the European artist Tony Cragg, the Taurus was sculpted from sandstone in Wuppertal, Germany and cast in bronze at the foundry in Dusseldorf, Germany. The piece was then transported to the Gateway Foundation of Saint Louis and then loaned to Florissant Valley.

The Taurus was created as part of a series called the Early Forms, which all display characteristics of transformation and consumption of space. These vessels of art all represent the means in which we view culture and other cultures around us. 

"Vessels are a strong metaphor for the body and organisms of the natural world", says Cragg.

Photo by Cammy Blount
Whether people seek to find comfort is its beauty to relax for a test, to gain inspiration to create original works of their own, or just simply enjoy basking in the shade it casts, the Taurus will be on campus for some time to come. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The 2011 Women's Volleyball Season Comes to an End

By Jessica Penland

The St. Louis Community College Women's Volleyball team made it to the Region XVI Semifinals.  The Archers won their first round against Cottey College, but lost in round two on Saturday, November 7 to East Central. 

The season started off to a rocky start.  They lost their first eleven matches.  The first four of those matches were a part of the College of DuPage Tournament.  Then the team lost against Lewis and Clark College.  The archers lost four more matches at the Lincoln Land Tournament.  The last two of those eleven matches lost were at the Lincoln Tournament, but that same tournament would be where the Archers earned their first win of the season.

Their first win was against College of DuPage at the Lincoln Tournament.  They won twice at that tournament.  Their second win was against the Elgin Communications College. 

The women’s volleyball team would win four more games after that tournament, ending their season with a total of six wins.

For more information about the Archers' performance at the Semifinals go to:

Photographed above is the 2011 St. Louis Community College Women's Volleyball Team with their coaches.  This team photo of the Archers was provided by Media Relations.
For more information about the Archers' performance at the Semifinals go to: 

or visit the Archers webpage at: