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Mexico

Donna P. Crilly

August 24, 2009

Filed under OPINION

A few days ago, my friend Joey called me. I hadn't spoken or heard from him in two or three months. "Hey Donna. I'm going to Mexico tomorrow. I just wanted say goodbye." "Random. For how long?" I said. Those types of phone calls keep me on my toes. Joey briefly talked about a three-month backpacking trip. I didn't ask many details and he didn't give them. "Well have fun."...

New policy smothers smoking

Donna P. Crilly

August 24, 2009

Filed under NEWS

Ashtrays are gone; butts are out. Smoking at San Diego City College has officially been banned for the 2009-10 academic school year. Banners promoting a smoke-free campus with "for the health of it" blazed in bold type are posted throughout the school. "The whole goal is to promote a healthy school," Denise Whisenhunt, dean of student affairs, said. "As a campus community,...

Changes and challenges for City College students

City Times Editorial

August 24, 2009

Filed under NEWS

As the San Diego Community College District enters into the new school year, many are seeing firsthand the significant effects the state budget has had on higher education. Programs are impacted across the board with increasing student enrollment, despite the rising cost of tuition and fees. SDCC students are finding they're laidback, easygoing attitude tested by the many...

The higher cost of higher education

Roda Marie Catapang

August 24, 2009

Filed under NEWS

By Roda Marie Catapang City Times With the state's deepening budget crisis and its affect on residents, California is seeing increases all around, including an increase in tuition from $20 per unit to $26 at community colleges. San Diego City College students registering for the fall semester were warned about the possible increase. Students who had already paid for classes...

Here comes ‘The Panic’

Donna P. Crilly

August 24, 2009

Filed under OPINION

Summer's over, and I've stored enough wild memories in three months to span a year. I'm ready for school, but I can't help but feel an inward panic writhing inside my bowels, destined to get cut loose by a simple irrational trigger, like a stolen parking spot. That's when I'll likely go crazy on a fellow. I'll end up yelling something that doesn't make sense, like, "You're...

Opposing viewpoints – smoking on campus

Evonne Ermey and Carlos Maia

August 24, 2009

Filed under OPINION

It's official; City College has jumped on the smoke-free bandwagon. For a smoker like me this means being relegated to the badlands of the campus parking lot where I get the added health benefit of car exhaust to my nicotine cocktail. Thank you Student Health Services for pushing this ban in an attempt to save me from my own bad habits. I suppose I can make room for a few...

Tuition continues to rise at SDSU

Rachael Phillips

August 24, 2009

Filed under NEWS

The fall 2009 schedule is back online for San Diego State University students to register for classes after it was taken down in May for adjustments, according to Gina Jacobs, manager of media relations for SDSU. In May, the California State University Board of Trustees approved a 10 percent fee increase for undergraduate, credential and graduate students, causing SDSU to...

Street Scene end of summer block party

Vanessa Gomez and Vanessa Gomez

August 24, 2009

Filed under Art

Although Beastie Boys had been slated as a late addition to headline this year, Rob Hagey was sad to confirm the cancellation of their performance for Street Scene's 25th anniversary event. Adam Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys known as MCA, was diagnosed with throat cancer. Yauch shared the news with the publich through a homemade video posted on their Web site expressing...

L Building reopening offers one-step academic center

Vanessa Gomez

August 24, 2009

Filed under NEWS

After 17 months of demolition, structural upgrades, interior renovation and fenced-off areas, the L building on campus reopens to feature the Academic Success Center. The Academic Success Center will combine numerous student sources, such as tutorial and advisement services, as well as general purpose classrooms. Vice President Peter White was on hand to discuss some details...

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