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BEYOND BELIEF: Let’s teach science in science class

Gabriel Spatuzzi

February 14, 2011

Feb. 12 marked the 202nd anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. His original theory of evolution by natural selection has been refined as scientists have made more discoveries about the evolutionary process. Still, it remains clear across the scientific community that Darwin laid the foundation for our understanding of the origins of life on Earth. The scientific consensus...

Focus helps men’s tennis foil Fullerton

Alec Fernandes

February 14, 2011

Winning in tennis involves more than just getting that fuzzy neon ball over the net. Those who truly want to win a match learn that mental control is as essential to the game as a well-strung racquet. The men's tennis coach at City College, Brandon Lupian, is very aware of the extreme focus needed to take control of a court. "By this point (players) arrive knowing how to...

Here come the Oscars

Tom Andrew

February 14, 2011

Oscar fans across the globe will see the stars, cheer for their favorite nominees, and vote for those actors, directors, and producers they think will win on Sunday, February 27, when hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway roll out the red carpet for the 83rd Oscars. With more than 20 categories and more than 120 nominees, the Academy has its work cut out for it. Here are my...

More cuts to education

Jack Chang MCT Campus

February 14, 2011

The leaders of California's three higher education systems said on Feb. 7 they are preparing to make budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, but warned that fewer degree programs and enrollment slots would likely result. University of California President Mark Yudof and California State University Chancellor Charles Reed said they would try to avoid raising tuition to generate...

Baseball bounces back in home opener

Shane Finneran

February 14, 2011

"It was a curveball inside," said Knights catcher Kevin Garcia. "I was sitting fastball, but I reacted to the curveball." Garcia broke open the Knights' game against Saddleback on Feb. 4 when -- with the bases loaded -- he launched a hanging curve from Gauchos pitcher Ian Parvin into the gap in right-center. The long line drive fell in for a triple, knocking in three and giving...

AS SCENE ON SCREEN: The White Men Are All Right

Christine Klee

February 14, 2011

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, can break racial and gender barriers. Just think of Hattie McDaniel ("Gone with the Wind"), Sidney Poitier ("Lilies of the Field") or last year's Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"). Unfortunately, the Academy Awards can also show how Hollywood and our society are still dominated by white men. When this year's...

Latin rock band Cantua performs in concert series

Tom Gustafson

February 14, 2011

City College's Spring Concert Series continued on Feb. 2 as Cantua, a Latin rock band, filled the Gorton Quad with their distinctive sound. Sponsored by Black Cherry Productions and Associated Students, the concert series will run through May, including a broad musical spectrum from punk rock to blues. Each group brings with them to the stage not only their instruments, but...

Student dies after gym class

Ricky Soltero

January 31, 2011

Campus police confirmed that a San Diego City College student died after participating in a gym class on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Eric Dixon, 41, complained of feeling lightheaded to a fellow student during his gym class at the Harry West Gymnasium. Instructor Mitch Charlens was alerted and he proceeded to call 911 after Dixon began seizing. "Campus police arrived on scene and began...

Turning pain into power

Katrina Cameron

January 31, 2011

A series of events will take place on campus leading up to City College's presentation of the nationally known production V-day, which aims to raise domestic violence awareness. The production will be held Feb. 18 and 19 in the Saville Theatre and 90 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Diana Gonzalez's daughter Crystal's scholarship fund. "One of the mottos is turning...

EDITORIAL: End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ only a beginning

City Times Editorial Board

January 31, 2011

By repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, the U.S. Senate has taken an important step toward establishing equal rights for gay Americans. No longer will members of the Armed Forces - the nation's largest employer - have to hide their sexual orientation to protect their jobs. Repeal is supported by top military leaders such as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates...

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