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SOS group fights back

Pamela Vonfriesen

December 7, 2009

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The Save Our Schools coalition is a consolidation of various campus organizations and clubs working together to give a voice to community college students in response to California's education budget cuts on education. "SOS is here to encourage California legislators to provide alternatives to cutting programs for the poor, as they have in the last year," Sidney Martinez,...

Students to teach peers on health

Ernesto Lopez

November 9, 2009

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Campus health center has recently created a team called peer health educators; they are students from nursing, psychology, peace studies and other studies volunteering their time to educate fellow students on different wellbeing topics. "It's a cross disciplinary group of people interested in educating others," Anthony Hartsock, PHE leader, said. "It's our idea of social...

SDCCD to install solar panels

John Balchak

November 9, 2009

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On September 24, the San Diego Community College District board of trustees agreed to allow Borrego Solar Systems Inc. to install and operate solar panels on campus roofs, garages and shade structures. In return, the district will be able to buy about 25 percent of its electricity at a discounted rate. Savings are estimated to be more then $100,000 per year. Under...

Spanish club part of ‘big clean up’ in community

Ernesto Lopez

November 9, 2009

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City College's Spanish Club and Associated Students are joining forces on Nov. 14 to help the Logan Heights Neighborhood Council with their beautification project called "The Big Clean Up." "The purpose is to unite different walks of life for a sole positive purpose, to give community residents a sense of pride in their community," Beto Vazquez, Spanish Club president, said....

SDSU closes its doors to transfer contracts

Cristo de Guzman

November 9, 2009

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Marty Block, 78th District state assemblyman, hosted a town hall meeting on Oct. 20 at Hoover High School over the change in San Diego State University's admission policy for transfer students and high school seniors. "I wasn't notified of the changes," said Block, explaining his motivation for organizing the meeting. "I've heard of the rationale for the policy but not its...

City pays homage to dead

Brooke Lintag

November 9, 2009

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In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, City's Spanish Club hosted several activities around campus from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2. They built an altar and hosted a comedy show in hopes of educating fellow students on the holiday. Club members assembled a rather large altar in the middle of Gorton Quad, complete with mock coffins, crosses, flowers and streamers meant specifically for the...

HUBU conference at City

Imani Gentry Faust

November 9, 2009

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Hermanos Unidos/Brothers United (HUBU) held its first conference on Oct. 30 at City College with guest keynote speakers Dr. Edward Bush, Vice President of Student Services from Riverside City College and President of MiraCosta College Dr. Francisco Rodriguez. This event was sponsored by TRIO. HUBU is dedicated to helping African American and Latino male students succeed...

Campus groups working to end student hunger

Cristo de Guzman

November 9, 2009

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The purple food drop bins were nearly empty at the "Scare Away Hunger" drive held at the Gorton Quad on October 29th. "Turnout is not good," said CalWORKs' administrator Cherie Bromley-Taylor. "We expected it to be overwhelmed." "Scare Away Hunger" served as the open house for the Food Pantry, the first in City College's two-tier campaign to combat student hunger. Bromley-Taylor...

Getting a perspective on disability

John Balchak

November 9, 2009

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Have you ever tried to travel uphill in a wheelchair? It's not easy, as students found out at the National Disabled Students Union awareness event. On Nov. 2, a presentation on the north side of Gorton quad offered the experience of disabled simulations such as being blindfolded and navigating with a cane or wearing ear covers that limit hearing. Seated in a Colours Zephyr...

City’s honor society in search of new members

Ernesto Lopez

November 9, 2009

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City's Phi Theta Kappa is looking for members that meet the requirements to join their group. PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members with chapters located internationally, according to the society's web site. In order to be a member, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and taking a full course...

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