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Consumed by construction

Shane Finneran

January 31, 2011

Filed under NEWS

In 2011, the City College campus will be experiencing some significant growing pains. "This is going the be really the year of construction disruption," President Terrence Burgess told attendees at a January 19 question-and-answer session about projects on campus. Construction teams are building a new central plant, which will heat and cool campus buildings, and are doing...

‘Black Swan’ message overshadowed by familiar story

Tom Andrew

January 31, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

"Black Swan," starring recent Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman and playing in theaters across San Diego, tells the story of a young ballet dancer coming to grips with her sexuality and her growth as a dancer. It's a story that we've seen before. In fact, the film is based on and closely follows the story of the classic ballet "Swan Lake." Nina Sayers is a meek, withdrawn...

Good old romance

Stephen Boyd-Morales

January 31, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

It's that time of year when you cuddle up with your loved one for Valentine's Day. One of the more common things to do is to watch a good old romanic film, here are some great romance films. Kiss the Bride (2007) Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O'Shea Magazine editor Matt Roman (Karner) left his small hometown to make it big in the city. But his world turns upside down...

From saints to cards, why St. Valentine?

Stephen Boyd-Morales

January 31, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

During the third century, Emperor Claudius II felt that single men made better soldiers. As a result, marriages for young men were outlawed. It is believed that a priest named Valentine defied the law by secretly marrying young couples. Today, that priest is one of three Catholic martyrs who are now linked to the origins of Valentine's Day. According to author Dan Graves,...

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