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EDITORIAL : Social suicide

Heric Rubio

October 11, 2010

On Sept. 19, Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi secretly recorded his roommate, 18 year old Tyler Clementi, in their dorm room kissing another man. Days later, Ravi allegedly posted a Twitter message saying, "Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.." Ravi had set up his computer to broadcast a live feed from his dorm room...

Tournament Champions

Sidney Bryant

October 11, 2010

The San Diego City College women's volleyball team came out on top at their annual volleyball tournament Sept. 24 to 25, in which they hosted 13 teams the region and Arizona. Dede Bodnar, women's volleyball head coach, said going into the tournament she had only one thing in mind--to win. She said the girls had practiced "extremely hard." Since the inception of the San Diego...

Death of education

Shane Finneran

October 11, 2010

Several hundred City College students, faculty and staff felt strongly enough about cuts to education to host two separate budget cuts protests on Oct. 7, which flyers across campus called "a national day of action." The event in Gorton Quad was organized by Education for All, or EFA, a group that, according to its website, is "working to mobilize a mass community response...

Book fair features moving collaboration

Emily Mather Moretz

October 11, 2010

The San Diego City College International Book Fair featured a collaboration of author Luis Rodriguez and Grammy nominee Perla Batalla and her band Oct. 2. "Words are power," Rodriguez tells the packed house of the Saville Theatre. Rodriguez read selections from his work and related his experience of being raised in East Los Angeles as a child of Mexican immigrants. Rodriguez...

‘Satan’s Playground’ author attracts a crowd at book fair

Brian Jackman

October 11, 2010

What better place to hear about mobsters, gun battles, prostitution, booze, gambling and all other sorts of debauchery than the City College International Book Fair? On Sept. 30 the fair hosted a reading and book signing with Paul Vanderwood, featured author and San Diego State University history professor. Vanderwood recently published a fascinating book, "Satan's Playground:...

Student Services Council proposes new guidelines

Ricky Soltero

October 11, 2010

Add codes could soon have expiration dates and the practice of Faculty Initiated Prerequisite Override could be eliminated. These are just a couple of ideas being tossed around that could come into fruition by next semester. The Student Services Council (SSC) has proposed the addition of expiration dates to add codes, claiming students wait until the last minute to add courses....

Brian Jackman – Book Fair

October 11, 2010

What better place to hear about mobsters, gun battles, prostitution, booze, gambling and all other sorts of debauchery than the City College Book fair? That's right folks, on Thursday September 30th the City College Book Fair hosted Paul Vanderwood, author and professor of history at SDSU, who recently published a fascinating book called, Satan's Playground: Mobsters and Movie...

Nature vs new development

Luis Carrillo

October 11, 2010

In recent weeks, there has been a major uprooting of trees and foliage on the City College campus. These trees, most of them over 20 years old, are being cut down to make way for the construction of the new Business and Technology building on the southeast side of campus. The deforestation has, of course, not gone unnoticed. According to Tom Fine, construction project manager,...

Conference criticizes AZ law

Shane Finneran

October 11, 2010

Responding to Arizona's passage of House Bill 2281, students and educators celebrated ethnic studies during a conference at Mesa College Oct. 1 and 2. According to critics, the bill aims to eliminate programs like the Mexican-American studies offered at Tucson High School. Keynote speaker Auggie Romero, Student Equity Director for the Tucson Unified School District, noted...

Humans, demons, wizards, zombies, worms and more

Christine Klee

October 11, 2010

"Ugly Americans" is the new animated comedy series on Comedy Central, which had its series premiere last march. Oct 6, the show returned with its second season. In a phone interview with two of the voiceover actors, Matt Oberg and Natasha Leggero, they spoke of their experience on the show and reveal what viewers can expect from the new episodes. The series is set in a version...

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