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Professors assess Obama’s future after election results

Mark Rivera

November 15, 2010

The results of the Nov. 2 elections contain both wins and losses for education and other social services in California, according to City College professors Jim Miller and Larissa Dorman. At the federal level, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, where their party will control 239 seats versus 188 for the Democrats. Democrats lost a few seats in the Senate...


Heric Rubio

November 15, 2010

Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanza. Many people celebrate many different things at this time of year. Unfortunately, many people also get hung up on these terms and argue about what is politically correct to say and what can and can't be written on store windows. They argue that saying "Merry Christmas" leaves out all the poor Jewish children or forcing someone to learn about why...

Faculty and staff take time to heal after campus tragedy

Angella d'Avignon

November 15, 2010

In an effort to provide support for faculty and staff after the death of Diana Gonzalez, City College President Terrence J. Burgess hosted a "Forum on Healing in the Aftermath of Tragedy," on Nov. 9. This special session featured Dr. Darlene Hoyt, a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working closely with law enforcement and other state agencies contending...

Poetry night and open mic at the Saville

Chris Carr

November 15, 2010

City College's Freshman Year Experience (FYE) Program will be hosting an Open Mic poetry night on Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Saville Theater. The event, called "Expressions in Time," is open to both City College students and community members. Donna Carter, an FYE professor and EOPS counselor, explained the importance of this event for the student community. "FYE...

ASG to lead students in ‘Big Clean-up’

Anulak Singphiphat

November 15, 2010

The Associated Student Government (ASG) plans to lead a team of students and community members to Logan Heights for the second annual Big Clean-up on Nov. 20. "The idea is to give back," said ASG President Beto Vasquez. He described the event as "something from the community, for the community." The Big Clean-up started last year in Logan Heights, when volunteers from all...

City College honors Veteran’s Day

Ernesto Lopez

November 15, 2010

A temporary cemetery with about 300 white wooden crosses representing Arlington National Cemetery were set up in Gorton Quad on Nov. 9 for the Arlington West Event. The event, held in honor of Veteran's Day, featured speakers who paid tribute to those that have served in different wars. Some crosses bore names of the deceased and ages of service members killed in Iraq and...

All About the RAZA

Sidney Bryant and Sidney Bryant

October 25, 2010

Several City College clubs and organizations hosted the annual Dia de la Raza event on Oct. 12 at the Gorton Quad. A celebration of the Hispanic heritage of Latin America, Dia de la Raza brings into it ethnic and cultural influences making it distinctive. It is typically celebrated in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay. "It is...

VIDEO: Vigil for Diana Gonzalez

Eamon Long

October 25, 2010

On Oct. 12 Diana Gonzalez, a student at San Diego City College, was found dead in a school bathroom. On Oct. 14 a candlelight vigil was held in her honor at the Gorton Quad at City College. Report by Newscene's Eamon Long. ...

VIDEO: Diana Gonzalez is laid to rest

Alex Miller Pastore

October 25, 2010

Nineteen-year-old Diana Gonzalez was found dead on the campus Oct. 12. She was laid to rest the following Monday, Oct. 18. An account has been set up to help with funeral expenses and a scholarship for the 10-month-old daughter that survived Gonzalez. Donations can be made out to the San Diego City College Foundation; 1313 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. 92191 Perla Batalla generously...

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