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City set to honor day of the dead

Hannah Powers

October 19, 2009

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City College will be paying tribute to the dead this November thanks to students in the Chicano Studies 210 class. The Chicano Culture class at City is putting together a celebration for Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, on Monday Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. to remember those who have passed and to highlight Mexican heritage and Chicano culture. The classes'...

Church group protests school

Ernesto Lopez and Donovan Terblanche

October 19, 2009

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"Hey Hey Ho Ho, homophobia has got to go!" The phrase was chanted by gay-rights supporters as they waited for the Westboro Baptist Church members' arrival Oct. 16 to protest against San Diego High School, which is known for openly accepting gay and lesbian students. While they waited for Westboro church members to arrive, Chris Conyers, a member of City's Fellowship Association...

Blood Drive

Carlos Maia

October 19, 2009

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The San Diego Blood Bank donation bus stopped at Gordon Quad on Oct. 14 to attract City students to make a contribution. Ignacio Valle, pre-nursing student, says he tries to donate blood "every opportunity he can," as he lies on the chair inside the bus compressing the squeeze ball to speed up the donation process.

Students connect with community

Thomas Gustafson

October 19, 2009

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At the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 24, professors Cassie Morton and Francisco Moreno, alongside students, presented City College's Service Learning Program to a positive reception. City College's official mission statement entails connecting the college and the community, according to Moreno, this is exactly what service learning accomplishes. "Students leave City...

Scholars commit to civic duty

Brennan Maclean

October 19, 2009

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For more than 12 years the Price Scholarship Program has offered support to at-risk high school graduates and current City College students striving to get a college education. Launched in 1997 with the help of generous donations from the Price Foundation, the mission is to provide students with an understanding of how to better the community in which they live by assigning...

College named vet- friendly

Taylor Poulin

October 19, 2009

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San Diego City College, along with 13 other San Diego County schools, has been labeled as "Veteran Friendly" in a recent issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list, containing 62 schools, highlighted the schools ever-growing population of veterans receiving higher education at the institution. This is due partly to the amount of benefits veterans receive in San Diego and the arrival...

Student success goal of L building services

John Ballack

October 19, 2009

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The Academic Success Center, occupying the L building, is the culmination of many years of planning and persistence by City College administrators. What started as a vision to optimize campus offerings has now been transformed into a support service center for the next generation of students. Funding for the L building project was acquired through Proposition S. This ballot...

SIFE students learn business management skills

Brittany Johnson

October 19, 2009

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Students in Free Enterprise is a campus organization which focuses on community service. They prepare different service projects every semester and their work is award winning. In the spring, SIFE took their 15th consecutive championship from the SIFE Regional Competition in Los Angeles. SIFE director Leroy Brady said he feels blessed to work with an amazing group of students...

New L building greener and better than ever

Brooke Lintag

October 5, 2009

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San Diego City College's L Building went green during its recent renovation in an effort to be a model institution for the community. The Capital Construction Bond for renovation, passed in 2002, allowed San Diego City College President Terrence Burgess and staff to begin plans for the reconstruction of the then vacated L Building. From the beginning, there were multiple conversations...

Assessments, Evaluations help transitions

John Balchak

October 5, 2009

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For students entering, continuing or completing Sam Diego City College, two essential departments are housed in the new L building, assessment and evaluations. These independent offices were designed for both placement of students beginning classes at City College and those who are graduating or transferring between institutions. The assessment office is located in room...

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