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Budget cut protest fizzles

John Balchak

March 1, 2010

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A rally and march to the Governor's San Diego office protesting cuts in college funding planned for Feb. 18 was cancelled at the site due to lack of support and participation. The Education for All Coalition and Save Our Schools (SOS), distributed fliers and announced the event to be held in Balboa Park but were met with far more members of the San Diego Police Department...

Supporters of 9/11 ‘Truth’ reach goal

Ernesto Lopez

March 1, 2010

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City College's chapter of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth announced that more than 1000 building professionals have signed a petition demanding the government hold a new investigation of 9/11. Supported by several San Diegans for Truth members, City's AE911 Truth club, led by student Steve Fahrney, was at Gorton Quad Feb. 18 providing hand outs and complimentary DVDs...

Walkout of classes planned

DAN BERGER and MARK RIVERA

March 1, 2010

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In an attempt to demonstrate disapproval of public education budget cuts, City College students, faculty and staff are planning a walk out of classes on on the same day of the National Call for Action on March 4. The Education For All Coalition, a grassroots organization working to mobilize a community response to the economic crisis, has organized a campus Walkout that...

Seminar offers financial advice

Megan McKee

March 1, 2010

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Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) hosted their first of several financial literacy seminars to take place on City campus, on Feb. 23, in an attempt to provide education on credit card debt, establishing credit, and budgeting. Event organizer, and City student, Collette DesAulnier was assisted by Chase Peckham, director of community outreach for the nonprofit organization...

‘Education, Not Incarceration’

BJ Grieve

March 1, 2010

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City's Bring Education and Activist Togegther Club, M.E.C.H.A. and Visionary Feminists presented "Education, Not Incarceration," a program examining the relationship between education and the prison industrial complex at the Seville Theatre On Feb. 25. City students and one City advisor spoke out with contempt on the vast injustices they feel that our government perpetrates...

Senate Seeks Aid for Haiti

Ernesto Lopez

February 8, 2010

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City College's Classified Senate is raising money to support Doctor's Without Borders medical relief efforts. The senate is asking the campus community to donate $1 per person. According to their Web site, Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, they provide aid in nearly 60...

Bike Thefts Rise on Campus

Ernesto Lopez

February 8, 2010

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Eight bicycle thefts were reported on campus during the first two weeks of classes, said campus police. Of those, only two have been recovered. College Police Sgt. Louis M. Zizzo said bicycle thefts happen on campus throughout the school year but six in one week is "uncharacteristic." "When a bike is stolen, we take the report and the bike's description and serial number...

Sports Complex Reopens

Vanessa Gomez

February 8, 2010

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Black and red balloons waved near the entrance of the P building during its grand re-opening Feb. 4 on Park Blvd. Renamed the Health, Exercise Science and Athletics Building, Kathy McGinnis, Dean of Athletics joined fellow faculty members to open the doors of this completely renovated state-of-the-art building. City College President Terry Burgess also joined the festivities...

BEAT Club Occupies Gov’s Office

John Balchak

February 8, 2010

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As part of the ongoing backlash against cuts in education funding, City College students occupied Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's local office on Jan. 4. While supporters outside held a large sign declaring the government building "Occupied", nine members of the student organization BEAT (Bringing Education and Activism Together) made their way to the 6th floor where the Governor's...

Club Rush revamped

Margarita Martinez

February 8, 2010

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Club Rush will be different this semester. It will now be a two-day event held on Feb. 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gorton Quad. Most of the new attractions will occur on Feb. 10. Radio station 91.X will be present to give away prizes and play music at noon. There will also be vendor tables set up with part of the proceeds going to a Haiti Fund. One of the changes...

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