City Times

Knights baseball at .500 after two wins

Joshua Vincent

February 14, 2011

The City College baseball team evened up its record at 3-3 with a pair of come-from-behind wins at Morley Field on Feb. 12. The Knights beat Pasadena City College 13-4 and then defeated West LA City College 11-9. Against Pasadena, the Knights were unable to mount much offense for the first four innings against Lancers starter Brett Smith. In the fifth inning, however, City...

From Egypt, a reminder for all Americans

City Times Editorial Board

February 14, 2011

As this issue of City Times goes to press, Egypt's embattled Hosni Mubarak has just relinquished his presidency after weeks of peaceful protests in which hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets to demand change. A key driver of the people's anger seems to be income inequality, as a small pocket of Egyptian society is fabulously wealthy, while most people...

Weight training student dies

Ricky Soltero

February 14, 2011

A San Diego City College student died after a weight training class at the Harry West Gymnasium Feb. 8. Eric Dixon, 41, had just finished a 90-minute workout when he lost consciousness. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who was enrolled in the class assisted Dixon while athletics trainer Mitch Charlens called 911. The EMT did a vital check on Dixon and determined that...

V-day production hits City College

Katrina Cameron

February 14, 2011

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, another "V-day" is anticipated amongst City College students. City College will be presenting "The Vagina Monologues" at the second annual "V-day" on Feb. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. in the Saville Theatre. Ninety percent of the proceeds made throughout the two productions will be donated towards the scholarship fund of Diana Gonzalez's...

REVIEW: Seasoned performers jazz it up

Angella d'Avignon

February 14, 2011

The Red Holloway Quartet played at Jazz Live to an enthusiastic yet reverent crowd in the Saville Theatre on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. "These fellas been with me about 30 years," said Red Holloway, as he was joined on stage by Art Hillary on piano, Richard Reid on bass, and Garryck King on the drums. Since injuring his hand, Red has been unable to play his saxophone, so he invited...

$255 gamble: worth the risk?

Ryan Johnson

February 14, 2011

For City College students, few things can be more frustrating than rushing to class and not being able to find parking around our campus. However, some students make decisions that pile on to their frustration by ignoring posted signs at local downtown fast food restaurants, such as McDonald's. These signs warn them that if they use the restaurant's parking lot they could...

PRO: On education, Brown deserves trust

Ryan Johnson

February 14, 2011

Students should fully support Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to increase enrollment fees from $26 to $36 per unit in order to raise $110 million. Brown's fee hikes would partially offset a $400 million cut to California Community Colleges (CCC) in the state's 2011-2012 budget. The result, a net $290 million cut, or less than 5% of total appropriations, would put CCC funding back...

‘Life and Times of the Black Woman’

Megan Rose Bartell

February 14, 2011

"People need to understand ... poetry is a fire element," said Stacy Dyson, performance poet, playwright and a cappella vocalist. Dyson performed "The Life and Times of the Black Woman" at the Saville Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 9, as part of a world cultures event in celebration of black history month. The performance began with an introduction by Katie Rodda, director of...

College gets reaffirmed

Ernesto Lopez

February 14, 2011

City College administrators can take a deep breath now: the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges reaffirmed the school's accreditation for another six years on Feb. 3. For student credits to be transferable, they must be earned from an accredited entity such as City College. Each entity is evaluated every six years to make sure it is up to par with state...

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