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City College participates in Great California Shake Out

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

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Drop, cover and hold on. San Diego City College was hit with a pretend earthquake on Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. As part of the 2010 Great California Shake Out, City College participated in this statewide drill in which all schools, organizations and families were encouraged to participate. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) and classrooms in the building were evacuated during...

Domestic violence forum examines relationships

Angella d'Avignon and Mark Rivera

October 25, 2010

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"I feel like we should talk about what happened to Diana," professor Kelly Mayhew said, as she addressed the crowd of students gathered at Saville Theatre on Oct. 21 to join "We Are Diana: A Forum on Domestic Violence" put together by the on-campus Visionary Feminists Club. Mayhew, along with Naomi Santa Cruz, a survivor of domestic abuse and the creator of the Visionary Feminists...

All About the RAZA

Sidney Bryant and Sidney Bryant

October 25, 2010

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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

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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. ...

Vehicle linked to suspect in student’s death found

Ernesto Lopez

October 11, 2010

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San Diego Police Department Capt. Jim Collins has confirmed today that a 1999 blue Ford Mustang belonging to Armando Perez, who is wanted in connection with the killing of San Diego City College student Diana Gonzalez, has been found in Tijuana. Gonzalez was found dead in a men's restroom at City College on Oct. 12. School President Terrence Burgess said this is an incident...

Vigil in memory of Gonzalez planned for tonight

Mark Rivera

October 11, 2010

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The San Diego City College community is holding a candlelight vigil tonight Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. to honor student Diana Gonzalez who was slain on campus on Oct. 12. "[The vigil] is really coming from a place of love," Dean of Student Affairs Diane Whisenhunt said. "Students are grieving, as are staff, faculty and the entire campus community." Campus organizations such as the...

Faculty meets with accreditation team

Heric Rubio

October 11, 2010

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City College faculty met today, Oct. 14, with the accreditation team for an overview of the team's final findings. The meeting was led by Dr. Greg Chamberlain, president of Bakersfield College. Chamberlain said the purpose of the visit was to determine whether the college was meeting its standards and achieving its goals and mission statement. He said that he could feel...

City College community gathers to honor slain student

Ernesto Lopez

October 11, 2010

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Hundreds of people - tears in eyes and with emotions running high - packed Gorton Quad at San Diego City College Oct. 14, to honor the life of student Diana Gonzalez, 19, who was slain on campus earlier in the week. Along with family members of Gonzalez, the City College community and friends lit their candles and said a prayer asking for peace. "The flame symbolizes the...

Conference criticizes AZ law

Shane Finneran

October 11, 2010

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Responding to Arizona's passage of House Bill 2281, students and educators celebrated ethnic studies during a conference at Mesa College Oct. 1 and 2. According to critics, the bill aims to eliminate programs like the Mexican-American studies offered at Tucson High School. Keynote speaker Auggie Romero, Student Equity Director for the Tucson Unified School District, noted...

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