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City College honors Veteran’s Day

Ernesto Lopez

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

A temporary cemetery with about 300 white wooden crosses representing Arlington National Cemetery were set up in Gorton Quad on Nov. 9 for the Arlington West Event. The event, held in honor of Veteran's Day, featured speakers who paid tribute to those that have served in different wars. Some crosses bore names of the deceased and ages of service members killed in Iraq and...

ASG to lead students in ‘Big Clean-up’

Anulak Singphiphat

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

The Associated Student Government (ASG) plans to lead a team of students and community members to Logan Heights for the second annual Big Clean-up on Nov. 20. "The idea is to give back," said ASG President Beto Vasquez. He described the event as "something from the community, for the community." The Big Clean-up started last year in Logan Heights, when volunteers from all...

Poetry night and open mic at the Saville

Chris Carr

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

City College's Freshman Year Experience (FYE) Program will be hosting an Open Mic poetry night on Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Saville Theater. The event, called "Expressions in Time," is open to both City College students and community members. Donna Carter, an FYE professor and EOPS counselor, explained the importance of this event for the student community. "FYE...

Faculty and staff take time to heal after campus tragedy

Angella d'Avignon

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

In an effort to provide support for faculty and staff after the death of Diana Gonzalez, City College President Terrence J. Burgess hosted a "Forum on Healing in the Aftermath of Tragedy," on Nov. 9. This special session featured Dr. Darlene Hoyt, a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working closely with law enforcement and other state agencies contending...

Women’s soccer winding down season

Jonathan Laughter

November 15, 2010

Filed under SPORTS

As the end of the Knights women's soccer season approaches, a bright spot of an otherwise dismal year is the defense's ability to shut down opponents. On Nov. 5, the Spartans from MiraCosta College visited a team that, on paper, looks like an easy win. However, the ladies from MiraCosta found out that the Knights' back four are, at times, impenetrable. Despite the outstanding...

Professors assess Obama’s future after election results

Mark Rivera

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

The results of the Nov. 2 elections contain both wins and losses for education and other social services in California, according to City College professors Jim Miller and Larissa Dorman. At the federal level, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, where their party will control 239 seats versus 188 for the Democrats. Democrats lost a few seats in the Senate...

Happy vegetarian Thanksgiving

Stephen Boyd-Morales

November 15, 2010

Filed under FEATURES

The holidays are fast approaching. With them comes family gatherings, seasonal shopping trips, and of course, the holiday meal. The feast of families kicks off with Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas and then the New Year. Most families gather around a juicy turkey, which has spent hours in the oven, cooking to perfection. But what about those who choose not to eat meat?...

Thanksgiving on a budget

Ricky Soltero

November 15, 2010

Filed under FEATURES

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the ever-so-stressing Thanksgiving dinner madness is knocking on your door. Plenty are still debating whether they want to cook, and most are still trying to figure out what they are going to do, some because they just don't have the cooking ability and others because of sheer laziness. You know you are contemplating on that pre-cooked...

Nnenna Freelon – as jazzy as ever

Angella d'Avignon

November 15, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

American jazz singer and six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon and her group performed at Jazz Live, an event hosted by KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM on Nov. 9 at the Saville Theatre. The event, which is produced monthly by KSDS's David Drexler, turned Saville Theatre into an old-fashioned radio studio. Freelon, backed by a three-piece band and playing for a capacity crowd, crooned her...

Station Tavern hosts Gonzalez fundraiser

Ryan Johnson

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

Station Tavern & Grill in South Park donated a portion of its sales on Nov. 10 to the family of Diana Gonzalez, the City College student who was found dead on campus Oct. 12. The popular bar and grill made a donation from each sale and also took cash donations as part of the three-hour fundraiser. About $560 was raised in cash and $1,135 in checks to help the family pay...

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