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ASG gets recognized

Olivia Holt

November 15, 2010

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A group of Associated Student Government members were present during a San Diego City Council meeting on Nov. 9 in which they received recognition for their community service work with the non-profit organization Embrace. At the same meeting, Embrace received a resolution from Council declaring Nov. 1-7 as "Embrace the Streets Week" in the city of San Diego. "Embrace organizes...

Two-day rape prevention training to be offered at City College

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

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A women-only self defense class will be offered for free at City College on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 by the San Diego Community College District Police Department. Sgt. Diana Medero said the 12-hour course called Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is a program that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and will be taught by nationally certified instructors....

Associated Students Government holds drive to benefit the homeless

Jessica Potochniak

October 25, 2010

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For the first week of November, City College's Associated Students Government is holding a blanket, clothing and shoe drive called Embrace the Streets that will benefit the homeless. Students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, are asked to make donations starting Nov. 1 in room D 106 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. ASG representative Isis-Mubutu Aguilar said...

Man arrested in Financial Aid Office

Fernando Yates

October 25, 2010

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A former City College student was arrested Oct. 18 on campus at the Financial Aid Office for illegal possession of a weapon, campus police said. Campus police were called on the scene after a financial aid attendant noticed the former student Donald Conner was exposing himself, said Sgt. Lou Zizzo. Police were called at 10:50 a.m. Upon searching him, police said they found...

Reports: Gonzalez had been abducted

Shane Finneran

October 25, 2010

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On a Tuesday evening three weeks before she was killed, Diana Gonzalez was assaulted and abducted by her estranged husband, Armando Perez, from an Inspiration Point parking lot frequently used by City College students, according to authorities. Richard Dittbenner, San Diego Community College District director of public information and government relations, said the Sept. 21...

Diana

June Cressy

October 25, 2010

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Diana A young bud with sprout Too soon violently trampled In our family garden, A promise broken; Leaving us to wonder What might have bloomed; Mourning the missing fragrance And colors that would have Shone vibrant and proud In their own way Had not the darkness come, Consoled in knowing that what Makes beauty is the Fleeting moment we share. -June Cressy, read at vigil...

E-Textbooks are cheaper and becoming more available

Fernando Yates

October 25, 2010

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The City Bookstore offers electronic versions for most textbooks each semester, usually at the fraction of the price of printed copies. Each semester instructors submit their book lists to the bookstore, and according to the bookstore staff, the number of e-textbooks requested is increasing. While printed books are still selling in higher quantities, e-textbooks are starting...

Students possibly enrolling to get aid

Mark Rivera

October 25, 2010

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Nearly $6,000 is available to low income students through financial aid Pell Grants. With this much money available to students enrolled in at least 12 units each semester, there is a concern that some students may enroll in classes only to receive the financial aid award. "It's a concern of (the financial aid department)," City College Financial Aid Director Greg Sanchez...

Youth workers in training

Shane Finneran

October 25, 2010

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A few years ago, adjunct professor Paul Watson asked executive directors of youth-focused organizations across San Diego what they desired in a new employee. The directors tended to agree on two key attributes: youth-specific training and a bachelor's degree. With this in mind, Watson created Human Services 106, Introduction to Youth Development Work. Watson also teamed with...

D.A. to meet with Gonzalez family

Ryan Johnson

October 25, 2010

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San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said on Oct. 20 that she plans on personally meeting and speaking with the family of slain City College student Diana Gonzalez, 19. Dumanis has been under fire since Gonzalez's slaying for not stating why multiple charges were not filed against Gonzalez's estranged husband, Armando Gabriel Perez, 37. Gonzalez had reported to San...

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