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Students step out in protest of cuts

Ernesto Lopez

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

"We're not going to take this sh** anymore. If you care about your future, we gotta unite. Together we'll take over this mother-f***ing system." These words, shouted into a microphone by Karim Assaf, a member of Education for All, carried throughout the crowd gathered at Gorton Quad on March 31. Minutes before, at 11:30 a.m., hundreds of students walked out of their classes...

Thousands to be denied

Ernesto Lopez

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

In the battle for education, students continue to face huge setbacks statewide as legistators delivered another blow to school budgets. San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll shared the statistics at a budget meeting on campus March 29. "The California Community College system faces a loss of $400 million in funding with a chance of doubling," Carroll...

Editorial: Why not try a sit-in?

April 4, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Hundreds of City College students walked out of their classes on March 31, again. The students marched around campus and part of downtown protesting budget cuts to education, again. Another semester, another walk-out - but have the students really gotten what they have wanted out of it? Has walking out, essentially ditching class, shown how badly these students want their...

March honoring Chavez launches from campus

Cecilia Areta

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

In a reincarnation of Cesar Chavez's words, "Si se puede (yes we can)," Associated Student member Jose Rodriguez took it a step further and declared, "Si se pudo (yes we did)." Rodriguez spoke these words March 31 to a crowd of protesters organized in front of City College on the fourth annual Cesar Chavez Day march. "It's our first year starting the march at City College,"...

After protest, baseball game to resume April 23

Joshua Vincent

April 4, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

The City College baseball team traveled to Santa Ana College on March 19 to take on the preseason No. 1 ranked team in the state. The outcome, however, is still up in the air. "It's under protest," Knights coach Chris Brown said. "The umpire ruled incorrectly on a second visit to the mound." The rule is that a coach cannot make two visits to the same pitcher while the same...

Ex-con guest speaker in trouble again

Ricky Soltero

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

Former business prodigy and ex-convict Barry Minkow has plead guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud. According to a Miami Department of Justice press release, Minkow admitted that he abused his relationship with federal law enforcement agencies to report false allegations of criminal conduct purportedly committed by homebuilder giant Lennar Corp. and its management. Minkow,...

Get your nooner on

Rachel Keown-Burke

April 4, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

On Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. this semester, City College has been replete with rock 'n' roll, blues, and indie beats. Musicians from all over California have taken the mic at Gorton Quad for the Concert Series, sponsored by the Associated Student Government (AS). March 30, the students were treated with the warm vocals of Nooner series organizer Sal Filipelli, a member...

Historic women acknowledged

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

The Students for International Awareness presented mini-lectures under the umbrella title "Influential Women in the World" in honor of Women's History Month. The recently-formed campus club held its first event in a corner classroom in the C building March 29. Eric Henson opened the event with a spoken word performance of a poem he wrote in tribute to fellow student Diana...

SOCIAL MEDIUM: Homophobia huge in Mexico

Sandra Galindo

April 4, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Mexico signed a treaty for tolerance and respect of sexual orientation but doesn't fulfill it. For example, professor Agustin H. Estrada now suffers from the social silence surrounding him, which hurts more than the injuries that almost killed him. In Oct. 2010, Estrada told his story to Punto de Partida, a news show in Mexico. "On May 17, 2007," Estrada said, "I was invited...

Trail Review: Take a breath of fresh air

Olivia Holt

April 4, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

There's nothing like the great outdoors to escape the hectic school and work load. Hiking is a great way to get some cardio in, while getting in touch with nature, reloading your inner energy, discovering something new and enjoying the diverse San Diego terrain. Here are three of my favorite hiking trails in San Diego County: Cowles Mountain is a great place to get you're...

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