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Campus protesters share similar views as ‘Occupy’

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

‘Occupy’ movement continues to make noise though some believe focus has been lost   After several weeks of chanting and marching, dozens of people continue the Occupy San Diego protest. Since the initial Oct. 7 march, demonstrators have marched through downtown several times, a man died at the site of the protest,  some have been arrested and dozens continue...

Border talks for equality

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

Three experts on the U.S.-Mexico border described the exploitation of undocumented immigrants in the United States and the problems they face when they are deported. Experts Justin Akers Chacon, Victor Clark and Jill Holslin spoke on Oct. 7 at a panel discussion held in Seville Theatre for the 6th Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair. Victor Clark, director...

Hardware failure blocks access to Blackboard

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

A hardware failure at the district information technology center  caused the Blackboard Vitsa site to go down. The outage began on the afternoon of Oct.19 after a  disk system failed. According to Dave Giberson, instructional design director for San Diego Community College District, the disk system was designed to avoid such failure. “The failure caused massive...

Unlimited texting and data for $30

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

Students with high phone bills have a new option. T-Mobile and Wal-Mart have partnered to offer a $30 prepaid monthly service plan featuring unlimited texts and data. The plan, which launched Oct. 16, features unlimited data, unlimited text messages and 100 minutes of talk time with 10 cents per minute after the first 100 minutes. The plan allows a person to use T-Mobile’s...

City Times staff wins general excellence award

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS

City Times recieved a  General Excellence award amoung community colleges for its publications from spring semester. That top award was one of several the staff received  at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ 2011 SoCal Conference at CSU Fullerton Oct. 14 and 15. The conference gives community college newspaper staffs a chance to compete on site, attend...

Sometimes you get what you pay for

October 25, 2011

Filed under Food, LIFE

Located on the corner of 8th and C Street is Haji Baba, a Mediterranean restaurant with a party environment and 1.5 star service. If you don’t care how the food tastes and don’t mind waiting around an hour for each order to come to your table, then the Haji Baba is the place for you. I ordered the beef shawarma, which was hard to pronounce but seemed appealing. I...

The ‘American Dream’ is for everyone

October 25, 2011

Filed under VOICE

As soon as an economic crisis hits, they are always some of the first to get laid off. Janitors all over San Diego are facing tremendous challenges with many positions eliminated and hours reduced. Because many of them are undocumented, they are forced to work long hours and they cannot protest due to fear of deportation. Large retailers, hospitals, banks, malls, grocery...

Knights basketball teams plan for slam dunk season

October 25, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

The City College women’s and men’s basketball teams begin their season in November. The Lady Knights are starting their season with a new head coach,  Brandon Lupian, who was previously the assistant coach in 2009- 10 and is also the current head coach of the men’s tennis team. He has been coaching at City College since 2007. Mitch Charlens, head coach of the men’s...

Food pantry feeds those in need

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

After a bit of turbulence, this year’s food pantry program at City College is back in action, thanks especially to a successful food drive that concluded Oct. 14 and was hosted by the athletic department. According to Kathy McGinnis, dean of health, exercise science and athletics, the food drive was able to collect 2167 pounds of food — an amount that food pantry coordinators...

Walk brings suicide to light

October 25, 2011

Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its Out of Darkness suicide prevention walk Oct. 15 at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay. This year’s walk honored the lives of service members who were lost to suicide. The event brought in about 800 people and raised about $28,000 in donations. A wellness fair was held at the walk; comprised of 35 organizations that are...

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