City Times

Set, spike, score

Joshua Vincent

April 4, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

"I'd like it to be less of a hobby, more of a profession," said Dillon Lesniak of the City College volleyball team. He was referring to beach volleyball rather than the indoor variety that he plays for the Knights. "I'd never work a day in my life if that were my job," Lesniak added. Lesniak, along with Pierce Stewart, Alexander Epps and Sean Williams, will be transferring...

Robotics Team enters Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

Fernando Yates

April 4, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

Not many students would choose to have class on Fridays. Less still would choose to have class on Saturdays. The students that make up San Diego City Robotics choose to have class on Saturdays, and in class they build a robot. San Diego City Robotics is linked to Engineering 50 in the catalog and has the goal of designing and building a functioning automated submarine to compete...

Album Review: “Angles” starts off strong but could be better

Ricky Soltero

April 4, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

"I'm putting your patience to the test," sings Julian Casablancas in the first line to the first track "Machu Picchu" from The Strokes' highly anticipated fourth album, "Angles." Fans were truly put to that test when The Strokes vanished for five years after the release of their third record, "First Impressions of Earth." For the music industry, five years seems like an eternity....

Laugh out loud, literally

Ryan Johnson

April 4, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

City College English professor Farrell J. Foreman knows a little something about how laughter can shorten the metaphorical divide that separates us as people. Not only does Foreman use humor to instantly connect on a very "real" level in class, but he believes that humor can work to heal invisible divides between people caused by everyday events. Foreman exclaims "Construction...

UCSD tightens transfer rules

Gabriel Spatuzzi

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

The Transfer Acceptance Guarantee program, better known as TAG, has long been the only way for a community college student to be guaranteed admission into the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). But in the face of shrinking budgets and a growing pool of applicants, UCSD has raised its requirements for TAG candidates. Starting fall 2012, UCSD is raising the minimum...

Badminton shows off depth

John Magus

April 4, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

The City College badminton team was victorious against crosstown rival Mesa College on March 25 at the Harry West Gymnasium. Their 15-6 victory extends their winning streak to three games and puts their overall record at 4-1. Their streak and recent history of state championships have led the Knights to set high goals for their season. During his five-year-run as head coach,...

Campus Police moving to new HQ

Ryan Johnson

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

While students and faculty are resting and relaxing over the upcoming spring break later this month, San Diego City College Campus Police will be on the move - literally. After several months of delay, Campus Police will finally move to their new home in the recently opened Career Technology Center, or V building, at the corner of 16th Street and C Street. The move is scheduled...

Preparing for success

Cecilia Areta

April 4, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

Most applicants do not realize the importance of cover letters. Having one at hand can make you a more competitive job seeker. Writing one is not as difficult as it seems. It is an opportunity for potential candidates to speak directly to the hiring manager. The hardest part is cutting out unnecessary details while still having your personality shine through. Counselor Perla...

What to do in SD for break

Alec Fernandes

April 4, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

Spring break's coming up, and going to Mexico isn't the safest idea right now. You could go somewhere else, but why leave America's Finest City when it has so much to offer? Even the most experienced locals haven't done everything there is to do in this great town. Here's a list of five things to check out over spring break that will make your stay-cation worthwhile. Fresh...

‘GULF’ highlights Katrina disaster

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

April 4, 2011

Filed under NEWS

"GULF," a film about Hurricane Katrina, showed the roadside trash heaps that form when the lives of a community are forcibly intermingled by natural disaster. The short documentary, filmed in Pascagoula, Miss., aired in split-screen with images of a serene beach juxtaposed with slowly panning video of gutted houses and battered buildings. "I was shell-shocked by it," biology...

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