City Times

Spring musical in full color

Katrina Cameron

January 31, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Students auditioned for City College's spring musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Jan. 29 in the Saville Theatre. Auditioning students were asked to bring music to sing and comfortable clothing they could dance in. Rehearsals for the musical began Monday, Jan. 31. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is a family-oriented show consisting of...

BEYOND BELIEF: The power of prayer

Gabriel Spatuzzi

January 31, 2011

Filed under OPINION

In a recent Fox News poll, 77 percent of voters said prayer was responsible for saving the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head in last month's massacre in Tucson. The statistic is hardly surprising given the religiosity of this country, not to mention the Fox News audience. But it seems to represent misplaced praise. Shouldn't the doctors...

Magers to represent U.S. in world tourney

Mark Rivera

January 31, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

Tennis has taken her around the globe to compete and given her the chance to meet royalty. Now, City College tennis coach Gretchen Magers is being recruited to represent the United States in a worldwide competition. Magers, 47, has been selected by the United States Tennis Association to compete in the Senior World Team Championships for the fifth time. The 2011 tourney will...

Suspect in campus murder still at large

Ryan Johnson

January 31, 2011

Filed under NEWS

It's been nearly four months of grief and reflection for City College students and faculty since 19-year-old Diana Gonzalez was slain in a campus bathroom, presumably at the hands of her estranged husband, Armando Gabriel Perez. Diana's on-campus murder, arguably the most tragic event in the District's history, rocked not only those attending City College but residents...

Guns require caution, not control

Layne Deyling

January 31, 2011

Filed under OPINION

My gun and I are the nightmare of the home invader, the rapist, the murderer. Without my gun, I am the perfect victim. At 5'4", with no muscle tone or ninja skills, I am as defenseless as girls get - when unarmed. If a hulking intruder terrorizes my home, am I not a fool to allow him within arm's reach as I try to ward him off with my pepper spray? What if he has a gun? Gun...

Gun control could have prevented some of history’s worst crimes

Gabriel Spatuzzi

January 31, 2011

Filed under OPINION

The debate over gun control in America rages in the wake of the massacre in Tucson, which left 6 dead and 14 wounded. The United States has seen many such massacres, including the Columbine shootings, the Virginia Tech shootings and countless more gun-related mass killings, most of which could have been prevented by stricter gun laws. Obviously, whatever we are doing to...

Men’s basketball standing strong

Sidney Bryant

January 31, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

Over the past seven years, men's basketball head coach Mitch Charlens has been emphasizing the importance of adversity to his players, and in that seven-year span he has led the Knights to well over 100 wins. He has also helped dozens of his players move onto Division 1 and 2 schools. "My coaching staff and I take extreme pride in guiding young people," Charlens said. On...

Spring Concert Series kicks off

Katrina Cameron

January 31, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Sponsored by Associated Students and Black Cherry Productions, the first event of the Spring Concert Series took place on Jan. 26 at Gorton Quad. Isaiah Blas and The Pennant, a pop indie band, performed at the first concert from 12 to 1 p.m. "This is the first time we've ever done any kind of concert series," said Sal Filipelli, AS senator and event organizer. "We expect...

Access denied?

Ricky Soltero

January 31, 2011

Filed under NEWS

While San Diego City College is getting a well-deserved face-lift, students and others on campus -- including people with disabilities -- must deal with the lack of parking and pedestrian access. The campus area with the most problems is Parking Lot 1, which is located behind the T building. Fourteen spaces in the lot are now reserved for disabled students, and all the spots...

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