City Times

Numerous homeless build a tent in the city

Heather Richards

February 23, 2009

Filed under OPINION

Welcome to college. Word of the day: nashy. Etymology: New York slang for dirty, repugnant or ghetto. Used in a sentence: Nashy is the fetid wind that blows beneath the I-5 right behind City College, where a number of homeless men and women have built a tent-city. Now the last the thing I'd want to do is insult my school and that includes the bums that live by it. We aren't...

Students cash in with frugal finds on and near campus

Roda Marie Catapang

February 23, 2009

Filed under FEATURES

With today's economic woes, San Diego City College students already dealing with increasing tuition costs and fees, on top of higher cost of living, may find it difficult to live within their budget restrictions as the U.S. economy continues to worsen. This leaves students to wonder, is there anything they can do to maintain their way of life without sacrificing too many personal...

Should smoking at City College be banned?

Emily Mather

February 23, 2009

Filed under NEWS

Everyone knows smoking is bad, but should cigarette smoking be banned from college campuses? Complaints about second hand smoke on City College campus are nothing new and may bring a big change to the school. As of now City College allows smoking in designated smoking areas and is clearly marked with No Smoking signs in prohibited areas. Government Code section 7597 states...

Urban farm’s latest offshoot: A campus farmers market

Nate Hipple

February 23, 2009

Filed under FEATURES

A garden needs several ingredients in order to thrive: soil, sunlight, water--and money. That's why the folks at City College's urban farm are selling off their locally grown crop every Tuesday morning at a weekly farmer's market. This is the first semester a farmer's market has been offered on campus. "We're teaching people to buy food locally," said Julia Dashe, co-manager...

Upgrading the way we communicate

Nate Hipple

February 23, 2009

Filed under NEWS

Disability Support Programs and Services is hooking-up students who are deaf or hearing impaired with a new Video Relay Service (VRS). The technology enables a deaf person to communicate with a hearing person over the telephone, with the assistance of a video interpreter--who relays the conversation between sign language and the spoken word. Before the VRS technology, a deaf...

New dramatic arts production ‘SWING!’ opens April

Romel Echon

February 23, 2009

Filed under Entertainment

San Diego City College's Saville Theatre is producing its rendition of the award-winning Broadway musical, "SWING!". Originally choreographed and directed by the critically acclaimed Lynne Taylor-Corbett, "SWING!" introduces the style and swagger of the swing music scene that helped define the 1940s. June Richards, director of theater, and Alicia Rincon, director of dance,...

Alliant essay contest offers students the chance to win $5,000

Vanessa Gomez

February 23, 2009

Filed under NEWS

Still wanting to transfer to a university for fall and looking for financial aid? The San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Committee and Alliant International University announces its Second Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community College Essay Contest. The university website notes that the essay contest is open to all currently enrolled full-time community college students...

Saint Patrick’s Day is HERE!

Tom Andrew

February 9, 2009

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated all over the country, with common staples such as green beer, and corned beef and cabbage. Most cities celebrate with a parade shutting down their downtown streets with marching bands, and street sellers hawking green balloons, and anything shamrock. Chicago, Illinois is probably best know for the parade they present, but known more for the...

Donna’s Dig

Donna P. Crilly

February 9, 2009

Filed under OPINION

Fashion-naughta

Michele Suthers

February 9, 2009

Filed under Comics

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