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The man behind MLK

Ricky Soltero

February 14, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

"When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being," Bayard Rustin said. "His very act of protest confers dignity on him." Rustin was a black activist whose contributions to the civil rights movement helped grow the nonviolent protest movement that evolved from the Montgomery bus boycott. This event would help Martin Luther King...

Jaylen Green headlines Spring Concert Series

Rachel Keown-Burke

February 14, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

"Students, if you hear this and you're not here, you need to be here!" Jaylen Green headlined the third installment of the Spring Concert Series on Feb. 9, along with singer-songwriter Matt Suarez at Gorton Quad. "We categorize ourselves as rock, soul and everything in between," Green said. Throughout their six-song set, the quad rocked with the self-titled band's savvy...

And the Oscar goes to…

Olivia Holt

February 14, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

On a February evening in 1940, at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Hattie McDaniel stood up from the segregated table in the back corner of the room and took a long stroll to the podium. She had just become the first African-American to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, for her role as Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind." McDaniel was born in 1898, before Dr....

Talent Show Auditions

Anulak Singphiphat

February 14, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

City College's third annual talent show, "City is Full of Talent", is more than just a song and dance. "You always get the singers, the dancers, the rappers," Tudy, a student at City College, said. "I put something in their heart." Tudy auditioned for the talent show on Feb. 4. He plans to perform Indigenous dance and poetry. "Most of it is through body language," Tudy said....

Students stand in support with Egypt

Mark Rivera

February 14, 2011

Filed under NEWS

Shouting slogans like "Hey! Ho! Mubarak has to go!" and "Freedom will prevail, the people are speaking" the young and old gathered at the Federal Building in downtown San Diego Feb. 4. The crowd, which included City College students and organizations, united on that Friday evening in response to the current protests taking place in Egypt over the past several weeks. "Our...

Former fraudster reflects on his fall

Ricky Soltero

February 14, 2011

Filed under NEWS

"Don't trust me," said Barry Minkow. "I'm a convicted felon. A crook." Minkow, a former business prodigy who went to prison for a white-collar crime, spoke to City College students during a presentation promoting the League of Innovation's writing competition "Education, Not Incarceration", Feb. 4. "I can't tell you how to run a successful business, but I can tell you what...

The woman who said no

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

February 14, 2011

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Rosa Parks walked to school as a young girl because no school bus service was provided to black students attending segregated schools in the rural Alabama area where she grew up. As an adult, Parks' access to public transportation was limited by Alabama's segregation laws. In December 1955, Parks' refusal to vacate her seat on a Montgomery city bus to make room for a white...

Celebrate black history

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

February 14, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

Starting with President Gerald R. Ford in 1976, every U.S. president has officially recognized this monthlong February celebration. Black history month began as "Negro History Week" in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a prominent African-American historian. Woodson started the celebration to preserve the history and contributions of African-Americans and to counteract Jim Crow and...

VOX POPULI: Cuts to colleges

Megan Rose Bartell

February 14, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Question by Megan Bartell Photos by Troy Bryant Orem What is your opinion of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $400 million cut to community colleges to balance the state budget? Angel Torres, 18 graphic design major "Education is very important. So I think he could find other things to cut. Obama's State of the Union said win the future. How can we win the future when we're not...

CON: Students will suffer under Brown’s cuts

Cecilia Areta

February 14, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposal calls for a $1.4 billion decrease in higher education funding. According to theCalifornian.com, under Brown's proposal for the coming fiscal year, the state would cut funding to the 112 community colleges in California by $400 million and raise student fees from $26 to $36 per unit to produce an additional $110 million. That's a...

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