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Christopher Busck

Staff writer, The Channels Newspaper

Location icon United States of America

I'm from Gothenburg, Sweden, and I'm currently living in Santa Barbara, California. I started writing for The Channels in January 2014 and here's my work.


Arts & Feature Spring 2014

The Channels
New East Campus Burrito Shack is saucy, pricey experience

Channels Arts Pages | STAFF REVIEW I like all types of Mexican food, but because I'm from the other side of the world, I've only heard of the burrito chain called Chipotle. I've never tried it, however. Since I am a Chipotle virgin, the new East Campus Burrito Shack reminds me a lot of Subway.

News Spring 2014

The Channels
Roundabout reconstruction brings traffic related relief

In an effort to promote traffic efficiency and pedestrian safety, City College installed a roundabout at the East Campus Entrance over winter break. During the reconstruction, automatic security arms were supposed to be installed at the entry kiosk. Erik Fricke, head of security, said that the arms weren't installed because there wasn't enough space to put them in.

The Channels
SBCC experiences increase of strange on-campus crimes

City College is experiencing an increase in strange crimes, resulting in an influx of students being sent to the Dean of Student Support Services for discipline. Erik Fricke, head of security, said that there has been a continual increase of strange crime and disruptive behavior over the last five years.

The Channels
Rotted to renewed: new lock system promises student safety

Every building on campus will be able to be locked within 10 seconds after the new key system is finished this spring. A total of 2,000 classroom doors have had their locks changed for the new system said Joseph Sullivan, Vice President of Business Services. Some doors have even been completely replaced.

The Channels
The new security arms project in East Campus is near completion

The East Campus traffic safety arm project is not yet completed but has begun operating to protect pedestrians from careless drivers. The arms will be in complete operation after a card reader that will allow faculty to open the arms with their ID cards is installed.

The Channels
Are you prepared? Exploring SBCC emergency protocols

You're in a class and a disgruntled student walks in and threatens to shoot. You're in the cafeteria and the room fills with smoke. You're running the stairs at La Playa Stadium and there's an earthquake. What do you do? What should you do?

Crime Log for SBCC Spring 2014

Man caught with risque images of children in SBCC Cafeteria

Jan. 8 - 2:25 p.m. Campus Security was contacted by a City College staff member who reported that one of her car tires had been punctured. After examination, it was determined that it was done with a knife. The staff member suspects that someone intentionally punctured her tire.

Man on meth tries to teach multiple classes in Italian

Feb. 5- 5:50 p.m. A male student suffered a seizure in the second floor bathroom in the Campus Center. A student nearby called security. The student who suffered the seizure struck his head when he fell. Security called an ambulance and he was taken to Cottage Hospital. Feb.7 - 9:30 a.m.

Man uses blowhorn to disrupt class, drinks beer as he leaves

Feb. 12 - 10 a.m. Campus security received a call from the Transfer Center about a student showing disruptive behavior. The student had been yelling at the faculty because they had caught him lying. He kept yelling and walked outside where he tore out some plants next to the trailers.

Student found sleeping in barricade of furniture

Feb. 19 - 7:05 p.m. Security responded to a call from the West Snack Shop. A male student was disrespectful towards the staff, tossing his food on the scale, which startled the cashier. He then wrote swear words on his receipt and handed it back to the cashier.

Female student stalked by man in white flatbed tow truck

Feb. 25 - 7 p.m. A student was referred to the Dean of Student Discipline after recklessly driving by the East Campus entryway two nights in a row. The past two Tuesdays, the student has been caught driving in the wrong lane on campus.

Student illegally uses handicap placard, returns to a boot

March 12 - 3:40 p.m. Campus security was called after a man was reported walking around in circles and knocking items off shelves in the Luria Library. Students had been complaining about his behavior and staff contacted security. An officer arrived and tried to make contact with the man but he just stared at the officer.

Woman walks in on lewd conduct in La Playa bathroom

March 20- 1 p.m. A female student was sent to the Dean of Discipline for disrupting a class. The student was consistently interrupting the professor and was taking up a lot of class time. The instructor contacted security and they made contact with the student.

Intoxicated homeless woman caught breaking into cars

April 8 A man was caught trespassing in the English as a Second Language building. He is a former student and is previously known by security for stealing food and using the computers in that building. The person who caught the student called for security. The man left when the officers arrived.

Car drives 50 mph through parking lot, almost hits student

April 23- 3:30 p.m. A student's bike was stolen from the bike rack at the turn-around by the Business Center. The student said that the bike is a white mountain bike of the brand 'Giant.' The student was advised to make a report with the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Student throws tantrum after teacher rejects late assignments

May 1- 9:30 - 10:30 A student's $2000 MacBook Pro was stolen from the men's locker room in the Physical Education Building. He left the computer in his backpack unattended for about 30 minutes. The student hasn't seen the computer since and has made a report to Apple.