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Con: ‘Holy Grail’ number of students for classes must die

Celia Jimenez

October 27, 2015

Filed under OPINION

The administration took draconian measures starting this fall to keep high-enrollment classes while discarding the ones that don’t fulfill the minimum criteria. It asks for a ridiculous cap of 35 students per class. A number nobody has been able to explain under which pedagogical variables have been done and why it has to be equally applied across all departments when each...

Pro: cancelling classes is nothing personal, it’s just business

Denise White

October 27, 2015

Filed under OPINION

As the new school semester began, students looked forward to getting the classes they needed to transfer to a four-year university. Unfortunately, it appeared that many major and general education classes had to be cancelled this semester, which a lot of students weren’t too pleased about. How are students supposed to get their degrees and move on to a university when comm...

Study Hours: Lost in the sea of college life

Destiny Ortiz

October 27, 2015

Filed under OPINION

Starting school a semester later than my classmates from high school wasn't my ideal way to begin college. But being only one of the second generation in my family who did go to college put a lot of pressure on graduating from college in a timely manner.I didn't know who I could turn to when I finally figured out that the best option for me was to go to San Diego City Coll...

Editorial: Prioritizing campus safety

Angelica Wallingford

October 14, 2015

Filed under OPINION

On Oct. 1, Christopher Harper-Mercer fatally shot nine people and injured nine others in a rage-filled attack on Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. With this event still very fresh in everyone’s mind, it begs the questions: What if this happens at San Diego City College? Are students, staff and faculty prepared? Is there a plan? Memories of evacuation and...

Study Hours: No longer fast or furious

Mike Madriaga

October 14, 2015

Filed under OPINION

Back in the 1990s, when I was pursuing my business management degree, I had already opened my second business. It was a time where I would attend Mesa College, sit in class, and my cell would blow up from incoming phone orders via my old website, www.TeamPrototype.com (circa 1999-2005). I owned a mail-order company and was selling car-parts that I would manufacture. At the time, fibergl...

Perspective: In favor of the arts

Destiny Ortiz

October 14, 2015

Filed under OPINION

The disappearance of art classes might not make much of an impact for some, but for others it might just be the end of the world. Why are art classes considered insignificant to the core learning standards that students recognize today? The emphasis is more on taking the required classes such as math and English. Reasons behind this are because of the No Child Left Behind Ac...

Study Hours: International student 101

Justine Schulz

September 28, 2015

Filed under OPINION

In June 2013, after a long process of trying to get my paperwork together, the mailman finally arrived with my student visa. I was one step closer. By Aug. 1, I basically had my life packed in a suitcase and a duffel bag. Flying 7,000 miles away from the Philippines by myself gave me a lot of time to process this big move. I wasn’t entering unknown territory, but the thought...

Perspective: In defense of Josh Duggar

Phoenix Webb

September 28, 2015

Filed under OPINION

Josh Duggar is not a monster, baby raper or child molester. He is a victim of circumstances and ignorant parents.Strict rules that negatively impacted Josh Duggar's sexual development and a mother distracted with 18 other children are the circumstances that may have led him to inappropriately touch his sisters as a teenager.The Duggar family has been in pop culture since 20...

What you wear to Coachella matters more

What you wear to Coachella matters more

May 12, 2015

I remember seeing clips of Woodstock on MTV when I was growing up. Everyone looked like a hippie and shared a raw passion for the musical skill that performers...

Editorial: Out of bounds

David Pradel, Sports Editor

May 12, 2015

Filed under OPINION

At a time where race and law enforcement seem to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, yet another was possibly added here in San Diego as students for the broadcast news show “Newscene” may have experienced a racial profiling incident that has caused an extreme load of stress and worry. Earlier last month, student journalists were recording footage outside the FBI...

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