City Times

E-Textbooks are cheaper and becoming more available

Fernando Yates

October 25, 2010

Filed under NEWS

The City Bookstore offers electronic versions for most textbooks each semester, usually at the fraction of the price of printed copies. Each semester instructors submit their book lists to the bookstore, and according to the bookstore staff, the number of e-textbooks requested is increasing. While printed books are still selling in higher quantities, e-textbooks are starting...

Diana

June Cressy

October 25, 2010

Filed under NEWS

Diana A young bud with sprout Too soon violently trampled In our family garden, A promise broken; Leaving us to wonder What might have bloomed; Mourning the missing fragrance And colors that would have Shone vibrant and proud In their own way Had not the darkness come, Consoled in knowing that what Makes beauty is the Fleeting moment we share. -June Cressy, read at vigil...

Men’s soccer defeats Imperial Valley

Sidney Bryant

October 25, 2010

Filed under SPORTS

The San Diego City College men's soccer team defeated Imperial Valley 6--0 in a conference game at home on Oct. 22. However, it's been a very difficult couple of weeks for the team coach Milton Hidalgo. His father recently passed away, but the Knights have kept his spirit up by being one of the most talented teams he's ever coached at City College. Hidalgo has managed to...

Reports: Gonzalez had been abducted

Shane Finneran

October 25, 2010

Filed under NEWS

On a Tuesday evening three weeks before she was killed, Diana Gonzalez was assaulted and abducted by her estranged husband, Armando Perez, from an Inspiration Point parking lot frequently used by City College students, according to authorities. Richard Dittbenner, San Diego Community College District director of public information and government relations, said the Sept. 21...

Nothing domestic about violence

Mary Wickline

October 25, 2010

Filed under OPINION

There is nothing domestic about violence. There is no family in violence. If in fact it was her estranged husband who committed the murder of Diana Gonzalez, their former marriage does not mitigate the violence. We lost a 19 year old student to the jealousy of a 37 year old man. The fact that she entered into holy matrimony with him, ostensibly when he was good to her, does...

Man arrested in Financial Aid Office

Fernando Yates

October 25, 2010

Filed under NEWS

A former City College student was arrested Oct. 18 on campus at the Financial Aid Office for illegal possession of a weapon, campus police said. Campus police were called on the scene after a financial aid attendant noticed the former student Donald Conner was exposing himself, said Sgt. Lou Zizzo. Police were called at 10:50 a.m. Upon searching him, police said they found...

Documentary uncovers major flaws in public education system

Christine Klee

October 25, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Thanks to continuous protests happening in California, we all know what is wrong with higher education. But if you want to know what is wrong with the public education system (K-12), watch "Waiting for Superman." This documentary might be to education what "An Inconvenient Truth" was to climate change - the movie that brought everyone's attention to the issue. This documentary...

City College houses small literary press

Mark Rivera

October 25, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Since 1994, San Diego City College has been publishing local poetry, prose, fiction and artwork through its literary journal, City Works. The City Works literary journal gives local artists, as well as City students, a chance to have their work published every year. It was while working with the journal that one of its editors, English Professor Jim Miller, came up with the...

“You Again” might just make you pee your pants

Christine Klee

October 25, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

On her way home to attend her brother's wedding and meet his fiance for the first time, Marni Olson (Kirsten Bell) learns that said fiance is actually her high school arch enemy, Joanna Clark (Odette Yustman) in the comedy film "You Again." To make matters worse, Joanna, upon seeing Marni again, claims to not remember her or the fact that she bullied Marnie to tears every...

Youth workers in training

Shane Finneran

October 25, 2010

Filed under NEWS

A few years ago, adjunct professor Paul Watson asked executive directors of youth-focused organizations across San Diego what they desired in a new employee. The directors tended to agree on two key attributes: youth-specific training and a bachelor's degree. With this in mind, Watson created Human Services 106, Introduction to Youth Development Work. Watson also teamed with...

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