City Times

Perspective: Tijuana night life

Ricky Soltero

April 25, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

For years, Tijuana was the destination for college students searching for that legendary nightlife, cheap drinks and the legal drinking age that was and still is 18, unlike in the United States. In recent years Tijuana has no longer been the same tourist attraction it was 10 years ago. In its heyday, El Centro, which is Tijuana's equivalent of downtown, was packed with college...

Students EXPOsed to career opportunities

Alec Fernandes

April 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

City College provided career opportunities for students during its annual Career Expo on April 13, giving hope to those feeling under-qualified and lacking confidence in the current job market. More than 200 people attended the event hosted during Career Awareness Month. Students interested in finding employment gathered around various booths representing local companies...

Seeds at City

Cecilia Areta

April 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

While trekking across campus it is hard to miss the colorful urban garden next to the Learning Resource Center. This quaint patch of green called Seeds at City is a first-of-its-kind effort, using hands-on methods to teach students about agriculture and farming. It was established in June 2008 through a partnership with the Roots Sustainable Food Project. The program hires...

Voices of a People’s History Event

Ryan Johnson

April 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

According to British author and international advisor of education Sir Ken Robinson, "Collaboration is the stuff of growth." An eye opening and entertaining animated video narrated by Robinson, which includes this quote and focuses on the changing education paradigms, took center stage at the "Voices of a People's History" event in held in Saville Theatre on April 5. Mirroring...

Film Review: Locals analyze crime-filled town

Vanessa Diaz

April 25, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

The timely film "Tijuanedos Anonimos" (2009) is a subtitled documentary film about what people of Tijuana, Mexico, were going through in 2009, having the record-breaking drug violence of 2008 still fresh on their minds as violence continued. Tijuanedos Anonimos serves as a support group similar to the Alcoholics Anonymous, implementing a 12-step plan towards feeling better...

Terrence Boyd Knights’ star

Jose De Los Santos

April 25, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

Everyone has struggles and obstacles to overcome in order to accomplish their goals in life. For City College's Terrence Boyd, those struggles involved not only his personal life but his basketball career as well. Boyd was ranked as high as No. 54 in the high school top 100 players by rivals.com while in high school. After finishing his first two years of high school in Oklahoma,...

Campus program to train in computer literacy

Megan Rose Bartell

April 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

City College's Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement program (MESA) has partnered with California Connects in an alliance to improve digital literacy among segments of the local population who cannot afford, or do not have access to, computers or the internet. Forty-seven students enrolled in the MESA program received new laptops in March in order to become digital...

Letter to the Editor: ‘God given rights apply to everyone’

Nathan Black

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Editor: In his column, In God We Trust? Maybe We Need a New Motto, Gabriel claims "In God We Trust" replaced E Pluribus Unum as our national motto out of fear from communism amidst a cold war. Factually, "IGWT" was used officially long before the 1956 Public Law 140. The motto was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1865 (13 Stat. 518) to be placed on certain coins followed...

Letter to the Editor: Skipped classes to save classes

Miguel Castaneda

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

The Student walk-out and march held on March 31st was the result of direct attacks on the working class, and students. We skipped one day of class in an effort to save 500 classes next semester, you do the math. It is clear to us that that organizing, protesting, marching and rallying are all tactics that the working class have used in the past from; farmer workers walking...

Relaxing places to prepare for final exams

Cecilia Areta

April 25, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

Summer is almost here and it is winding down towards the last days of spring semester. Finals are approaching sooner than you think, do not succumb to procrastination and study while there is still time left. Having the privilege of attending school in an urban area provides plenty of benefits. Buried between the crevices of Downtown San Diego are joints that are perfect...

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