City Times

DSPS affected by budget cuts

Brennan MaClean

December 7, 2009

Filed under NEWS

With a projected budget cut of 54 percent for the spring, City campus Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) are being forced to cut back on federally mandated services and will possibly fall out of compliance. Through accommodations ranging from adapted computer equipment and assistive listening devices to talking calculators, DSPS offers assistance to address and...

SOS group fights back

Pamela Vonfriesen

December 7, 2009

Filed under NEWS

The Save Our Schools coalition is a consolidation of various campus organizations and clubs working together to give a voice to community college students in response to California's education budget cuts on education. "SOS is here to encourage California legislators to provide alternatives to cutting programs for the poor, as they have in the last year," Sidney Martinez,...

Top ten lists for season bliss

Vanessa Gomez

December 7, 2009

Filed under FEATURES

This year I'll celebrate six years with a major airline carrier as a flight attendant. After five hectic holiday seasons watching travelers desperate to simplify their travel experience, here are a few tips that might alleviate some travel woes. 1. Buying tickets as soon as possible is key. The cheapest days to buy tickets are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check the...

H1N1 vaccine arrives

Brittany Johnson

December 7, 2009

Filed under NEWS

"Aaaaachooo," someone sneezes right behind you in class. You wonder if they just passed whatever they had on to you. They sneeze again. Allergies? Cold? Swine Flu? As the holiday season approaches, your nose starts to run, and your debating whether or not to get your flu shot. Symptoms for one diagnosis are often the same for others. Without proper medical attention, it can...

‘Battle Studies’ leaves us blue

Vanessa Gomez

December 7, 2009

Filed under Entertainment

American blues/rock musician John Mayer has the "swoon factor." With a raspy growl for a voice and a distressed, faraway glaze in his eyes, Mayer manages to attract love interests like Hollywood heavyweights Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson. After impressing leading ladies and landing numerous guest spots on albums with music legends such as Eric Clapton and B.B. King,...

Cine Italia arriva a San Diego

Brittany Johnson

December 7, 2009

Filed under Entertainment

International films are welcomed again to the San Diego area, and this time the Italian Film Festival featured more than just movies- it was a chance for culture and exposure to meet with open arms. The San Diego Italian Film Festival encourages the Italian culture for the third year in a row. Films were held nightly from Oct. 16 through Nov. 7. The films were shown at the...

T.S. Monk performs to a sold-out crowd

John Balchak

December 7, 2009

Filed under Entertainment

Whether playing drums or speaking at the mike, T.S. Monk is a master communicator. He demonstrated these talents during a sold-out performance at the Saville theater on Nov. 10. The concert, presented by campus radio station KSDS, blended the sparse, elemental jazz of his trio with some entertaining and inspiring oratory between numbers. Monk, who is capable of many different...

Christian album ‘Memento Mori’ is ’emo’

Bri Heath

December 7, 2009

Filed under Entertainment

"Memento mori," according to Answers.com, means a reminder of death or mortality, or a reminder of human failures or errors. The original Latin phrase was used two ways; the first was "be mindful of dying," and the second, "remember to die." The second version of the Latin phrase was whispered in a general's ear before a march. Flyleaf's newest album, "Memento Mori" was released...

‘On the Move’ performed by students and faculty

Brittany Johnson

December 7, 2009

Filed under Entertainment

The City College Dance department's students and faculty are "On the Move" for their latest concert at the Saville Theatre Dec. 4 and 5. In preparation, "13 student choreographers auditioned, and seven made the cut," said Alicia Rincon, Head of Dance and Co-Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The choreographers work on their pieces' spacing and technique with...

A History of a History Professor

Brennan MacLean

December 7, 2009

Filed under FEATURES

The image of an intellectual with a Russian accent against a backdrop of Mexico blanketed by fog, proves to be a perfect climate for storytelling. One can't help but observe the rich history this City College History Professor holds. Sofia Laurein, no relation to the famous Italian actress, although much of her personality exudes manifestations of such talent, she has many...

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