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Silence is the sound of learning for City College professor

Tasha Ball and Tasha Ball

May 21, 2007

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By Tasha Ball Contributor Simone Laubenthal's students don't listen to a word she says, and that's exactly how she likes it. Laubenthal, 37, teaches American Sign Language classes at San Diego City College, and has been involved in the deaf community since the age of 8. As a child, Laubenthal and her sister used ASL as their secret language. At age 13, her interest in the...

Cultural awareness goal of new international club

Mariana Lima and Mariana Lima

May 21, 2007

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By Mariana Lima Contributor If you are curious to taste English black pudding, Japanese miso soup and rice for breakfast or simply want to make friends, the address is the same for both - room L-208c. San Diego City College students created the City College International Club to support their fellow students from any place in the world, including the United States. According...

Darfur genocide is student’s call to action

Brittany Arquette and Brittany Arquette

May 21, 2007

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By Brittany Arquette City Times Genocide might not be a common word in most Americans' vocabulary, but across the Atlantic, where millions of people in Darfur, Sudan, are being slaughtered and forced out of there homes, the word genocide is all too common. "I didn't realize genocide was still happening today," said City College student Katheryn Bush. "People are still...

Instrumental vice chancellor calls it a career

Brittany Arquette and Brittany Arquette

May 21, 2007

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By Brittany Arquette City Times It's been a long ride for San Diego Community College District's vice chancellor, Damon Schamu. But come June, that ride will end, and another will begin. After 27 years with the district, the devoted employee is retiring. People who know Schamu say, even though he won't be back, the changes he made while here will live on forever. In his...

From sun to study, City students prep for summer

Vanessa Cantu and Vanessa Cantu

May 21, 2007

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By Vanessa Cantu Contributor Sunshine, beaches and friends. What are San Diego City College students doing to prepare for summer fun in the sun? Working out? Eating right? Or are they just preparing for more classes during the summer school session? A healthy diet and routine workout is on the mind of City student Cathi Ronson as she prepares for "Bikini season." "I try...

Film examines femicide in Juarez, Mexico

Rosemarie Davis and Rosemarie Davis

May 21, 2007

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By Rosemarie Davis City Times The brutal murders and rapes of women are going unsolved in the impoverished border town of Juarez, Mexico. The documentary "On the Edge: The Femicide of Juarez" was shown here at the Saville Theatre last week. The film takes another approach to the who-done-it-murder-mystery; instead it guides you through the socioeconomic atmosphere encapsulating...

Human Rights Fair brings awareness to City

Rebecca Saffran and Emily Pfaff and Rebecca Saffran and Emily Pfaff

May 21, 2007

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By Rebecca Saffran and Emily Pfaff City Times The City College chapter of Amnesty International hosted its first Human Rights Festival May 8-9 on campus to raise awareness of domestic and global issues in the hopes of encouraging students to take action. Students established Amnesty International (AI) at City just this past year, but AI worldwide has worked to have over...

Key dean enters retirement

Shanika Whaley and Shanika Whaley

May 21, 2007

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By Shanika Whaley City Times He is highly respected by the faculty and students at San Diego City College. His teaching career began before most students were born and he has worked with some amazing musicians through the years. Winston Butler, City's dean of Arts and Humanities, has retired. After being in the teaching profession for over 36 years, he felt that it was time...

Katrina ‘progress report’ covered at community meeting

Emily Pfaff and Emily Pfaff

May 21, 2007

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By Emily Pfaff City Times On April 21, the Coffeehouse on Broadway played host to a Katrina Solidarity meeting, kicking off the People's Hurricane Relief Fund West Coast tour. Representatives Kojo Livingston and Darryl "Sess-45" Warren, both longtime New Orleans residents, came to brief San Diego locals on the current status of the Big Easy while locals and filmmakers shared...

Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2007

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DON'T SUPPORT SIFE Dear Editor: While I enjoy reading about the success of SIFE in competition I believe it should be noted on how, in an attempt to get funding, they misrepresented the true prizes available in a raffle held Fall semester 2006. They advertised two $100 dollar prizes which they did not give out because "we did not make enough money to give out these [prizes]." While...

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