City Times

Softball team optimistic at start of season

Nailah Edmondson

February 25, 2008

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Nailah Edmondson City Times Pop flies soaring across the sky and grounders skipping through Betty Hock Field were the sight at last week's practice, when City College's softball staff helped simulate game-like situations. "Today's practice went really well probably one of the best practices so far, hopefully it carries over into tomorrows game," Assistant Coach Monica Sny...

Illinois students obtained shooting news in variety of ways

Jessica Sabbah

February 25, 2008

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Jessica Sabbah Northern Illinois University Star DEKALB, Ill. (U-WIRE) - As shots were fired Feb. 14 at Northern Illinois University, students who were on campus found out about the threat firsthand. Kristin McCafferty, a junior psychology major, was walking out of the Psychology / Computer Science Building when it happened. "I saw everyone sprinting and screaming and I...

Recent increase in shootings ignites debate about causes

Theresa Avila

February 25, 2008

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Theresa Avila UCLA Daily Bruin LOS ANGELES (U-WIRE) - The shooting Feb. 14 at Northern Illinois University has sparked debate over the various causes of mass violence in today's culture: causes that can include mental health and media coverage, said Douglas Kellner, professor of education. In his new book, "Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from...

MIT responds to inquiry on endowment, tuition

Natasha Plotkin

February 25, 2008

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Natasha Plotkin MIT Tech CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (U-WIRE) - MIT is compiling data to respond to the Senate Finance Committee's request for information about the school's endowment, financial aid, and tuition rates. The committee sent this request to MIT and 135 other universities in the country with endowments over $500 million on Jan. 24, in light of increasing concerns regarding...

Take Note – Finances, warnings and photographs

February 25, 2008

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** Help fill wallet, transcripts Are you low on funds with no time to work? File your FAFSA by March 2 and you may be eligible to receive free financial aid. There is no fee to apply. Not able to file by March 2? No problem. All three San Diego Community Colleges are hiring students for full and part-time positions. In transfer news, any student interested in transferring...

‘Music Matters’ to kids in need

Heather Richards

February 25, 2008

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Heather Richards City Times Often in public schools the kids without means go without. For a lot of kids in San Diego the opportunities, specifically in the arts, are minimal at best because money is limited at home and in their school system. A project, "Music Matters," started by Mark DeBoskey of City College's radio station KSDS 88.3, is moving into its fourth year collecting...

Dark as crystal: Documentary reveals the faces of meth

Shannon Kuhfuss

February 25, 2008

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Shannon Kuhfuss City Times On December 12, 2007, a powerful documentary titled "Crystal Darkness" aired on KPBS, which contained contributions from City College's Wendy Zizzo, Assistant Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program, and some of her students. "Crystal Darkness" is a 30-minute film demonstrating the toxic effects of Crystal Meth on our society today....

Face-lift begins for City College

Whitney Lawrence, Alissa Wisniewski

February 25, 2008

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Whitney Lawrence and Alissa Wisniewski City Times The L building has recently been shut down, displacing programs like Trio Aspire, a tutoring center, CalWORKS and City Times. All programs have since been relocated to various buildings. Before any changes could be made, Vice President of Academic Services, Carol Dexheimer, said they had to first "complete the LRC classrooms...

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