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March to Sacramento begins

BJ Grieve

March 15, 2010

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With sleep still in their eyes, marchers slowly started filtering on campus at 6:00 a.m. It didn't take very much time for them to get fired up and start the cheering and the chants. March 5 kicked off the beginning of the 48 day, 400 mile "March for California's Future." Three J4500 passenger buses sat idly by on Russ Boulevard, waiting for the roughly 200 protesters to...

DSPS slashes services

Ernesto Lopez

March 15, 2010

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Having lost 45.5 percent of its annual budget, City's Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) canceled all specialized classes, reduced test proctoring and high tech center hours, and asked three counselors to seek early retirement, according to Program Activity Manager Debra Wright-Howard. Compared to 2008-2009 school year, the program has gone from offering 10 specialized...

Students join international women’s protest

Mark Rivera

March 15, 2010

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In honor of International Women's Day, about 30 City members of Amnesty International and Visionary Feminists Club gathered at the Mexican Consulate on 1549 India St., March 8, to protest the crimes against women that occurred in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico in 2006. In May of 2006, residents of Atenco attempted an annual ritual of selling flowers in a local market on the eve...

Walkout

Sandy Coronilla

March 15, 2010

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About 200 City College students walked out of class midday on March 4 to participate in the Education for All rally held in Gorton Quad which was in connection with the statewide California Day of Action, an effort to speak out against severe budget cuts to public education. Associated Student Council Senator Patrick Namwembe helped organize the rally which featured many...

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...

UCSD racial tensions on the rise

Erica Arvizu

March 1, 2010

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The looming sound of chanting, "Whose campus? Our campus!"?grew clearer as hundreds of UC San Diego students progressed toward the Price Center Ballroom for a two-hour "teach- in"?on Feb. 24, orchestrated by UCSD administration in response to recent racial tension on campus. What started as a flippant theme party hosted by several fraternities at UCSD, advertised as the "Compton...

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