City Times

EDITORIAL

Heric Rubio

October 25, 2010

On Oct. 12, the City College community lost one of its youngest members. Nineteen-year-old Diana Gonzalez was brutally killed on campus. Authorities accuse her husband, Armando Perez, 37. This can be a cruel, heartless world and unfortunately, these evil things sometimes happen. Sometimes there is nothing that can be done to prevent these acts of maliciousness. There can...

The Dream Act CON: Dream Act could become a nightmare

Olivia Holt

October 25, 2010

The other day I asked my neighbors, Sully and Sal, who migrated to the United States from Iran, what they thought about the DREAM Act. I explained that the legislation known as the DREAM Act would give residency to immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16, have lived in the U.S.? for at least five years, earned a high school degree and completed two...

City College participates in Great California Shake Out

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

Drop, cover and hold on. San Diego City College was hit with a pretend earthquake on Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. As part of the 2010 Great California Shake Out, City College participated in this statewide drill in which all schools, organizations and families were encouraged to participate. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) and classrooms in the building were evacuated during...

The Dream Act PRO: It was all a dream How to make it in America

Heric Rubio

October 25, 2010

"Give me your tired, your poor,? Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,? The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.? Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.? I lift my lamp beside the golden door." These are the words that have greeted thousands of immigrants as they arrive at Ellis Island since 1892. Lately though it seems as though there's been a huge footnote...

Halloween costumes… sexy or scary?

Haley Manbeck

October 25, 2010

Halloween is approaching which means little kids will be running down the street looking for candy, Spirit stores are cropping up everywhere and girls of every shape and size will be showing up to parties in essentially their underwear. It is the one time of year where it is acceptable for these girls to show up in stripper attire to any party or even walking down the street....

A history of Halloween

Stephen Boyd-Morales

October 25, 2010

Every October we celebrate the Halloween holiday. Children find costumes of their favorite character. Some become ninjas, some monsters, some become pretty-pretty princesses, and some dress as witches. Their parents take them out for a night on the town. The goal is to get as much candy as you can. But how did we begin this tradition? Well, as with most things, our fun traditions...

City Times earns recognition from professionals

Shane Finneran

October 25, 2010

A four-reporter team from City College - Mark Rivera, Dan Berger, John Balchak and Ernesto Lopez - won an award for enterprising reporting at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges' Southern California conference. The student journalists published articles studying their campus's vulnerability to earthquake faults. "It was a series of stories in one issue last spring...

Vigil held at Gorton Quad

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

Hundreds of people - tears in eyes and with emotions running high - packed Gorton Quad at San Diego City College on Oct. 14 to honor the life of student Diana Gonzalez, 19, who was slain on campus. Along with family members of Gonzalez, the City College community and friends lit candles and said a prayer asking for peace. "The flame symbolizes the crusade started in her honor,"...

Annual Fall Festival held at Seeds at City Farm

Jessica Potochniak and Delia Castro

October 25, 2010

The World Cultures and Environmental Stewardship Committee held their annual Fall Festival on Oct. 21 at the Seeds at City Farm. Promoting sustainability and community, the festival featured many festivities to indoctrinate attendees into the agricultural and community program occurring on campus. Activities included pumpkin carving, farm tours, hand-made goods from vendors,...

Lady Knights stride for breast cancer awareness

Mollie Shepardson

October 25, 2010

The Lady Knights participated and raised about $4,900 for the 2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of San Diego that took place on Oct. 17. This is the fourth year that the athletic department has come together to participate in the annual event; however, this year was their highest in fundraising. Their goal had been set at $2,500. According to Academic Counselor...

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