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New students gather for the 10th annual Student Success Conference

Heder Casas

December 2, 2015

Students coming back from a long period off school or fresh from high school full of questions and concerns gathered at Harry West Gym on Nov. 20 for the 10th Student Success Conference, presented by the First Year Experience Program at San Diego City College. FYE is a program designed to help all the new students that are coming to City College by helping them set up and si...

Academic Skills workshops available for students

Kitzia Rodelo

December 2, 2015

If you're interested in finding a way to sharpen your academic skills and help during the spring semester, stop by the Academic Skills Workshops at City College. A series of diverse workshops will be offered throughout the semester to help students become better learners and gain skills or enhance existing skills to achieve their academic goals. Each workshop is designed to ...

Perspective: Surviving on a student budget

Destiny Ortiz

November 24, 2015

The next exam is the least of a student’s worries as other components of their lives become prominent like paying the monthly phone bill or rent. Sometimes what may seem like the cheapest option can actually become a financial burden.Enjoying a simple luxury like renting a movie can become a huge dent in a paycheck when the mind of a college student can barely remember ...

Study Hours: A tale of a two-year transfer

Katherine Salindayao-White

November 10, 2015

As a senior in high school, counselors and teachers repeatedly tell you that you can easily transfer from community college to a university in two years. Sitting down at my first appointment with a City College counselor, I found that transferring in two years was not going to be that simple. My math and English placement scores weren’t deemed to be at a college lev...

Concurrent enrollment bill signed into law

Lauren J. Mapp

October 27, 2015

Trustee Bernie Rhinerson announced that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 288 for Concurrent Enrollment during the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees meeting at San Diego Mesa College on Oct. 8. “Today, governor Brown signed AB 288, which is a long overdue revision to the concurrent enrollment law,” Rhinerson said during the meeting. “...

Pro: cancelling classes is nothing personal, it’s just business

Denise White

October 27, 2015

As the new school semester began, students looked forward to getting the classes they needed to transfer to a four-year university. Unfortunately, it appeared that many major and general education classes had to be cancelled this semester, which a lot of students weren’t too pleased about. How are students supposed to get their degrees and move on to a university when comm...

Study Hours: Lost in the sea of college life

Destiny Ortiz

October 27, 2015

Starting school a semester later than my classmates from high school wasn't my ideal way to begin college. But being only one of the second generation in my family who did go to college put a lot of pressure on graduating from college in a timely manner.I didn't know who I could turn to when I finally figured out that the best option for me was to go to San Diego City Coll...

The right Ed Plan to guide your future

The right Ed Plan to guide your future

September 29, 2015

The semester has just begun at San Diego City College and classes are well underway. The counseling office and several programs on campus are flooding wi...

Study Hours: Comparing learning curves between university and community college

Laura Sanchez

March 24, 2015

No one ever said it would get better; no one ever tells you it’ll be all right. After that first semester in high school ended, anxiety and fear kicked in full gear. I just wanted to graduate and get it over with. I found no motivation to attend class when I felt my future had already been decided for me. I had failed. Unlike my other classmates in my Advanced Placement...

Bachelor’s degrees may become a possibility at City

Phoenix Webb

October 14, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill-850 Sept. 29, a bill that will allow two year public colleges to offer students the chance to obtain baccalaureates — or bachelor's degrees.“This is landmark legislation that is a game changer for California’s higher education system and our workforce preparedness," Sen. Marty Block said in a press release from his offic...

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