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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...

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...

Study Hours: No longer fast or furious

Mike Madriaga

October 14, 2015

Back in the 1990s, when I was pursuing my business management degree, I had already opened my second business. It was a time where I would attend Mesa College, sit in class, and my cell would blow up from incoming phone orders via my old website, www.TeamPrototype.com (circa 1999-2005). I owned a mail-order company and was selling car-parts that I would manufacture. At the time, fibergl...

Study Hours: International student 101

Justine Schulz

September 28, 2015

In June 2013, after a long process of trying to get my paperwork together, the mailman finally arrived with my student visa. I was one step closer. By Aug. 1, I basically had my life packed in a suitcase and a duffel bag. Flying 7,000 miles away from the Philippines by myself gave me a lot of time to process this big move. I wasn’t entering unknown territory, but the thought...

Study Hours: The missing buzzer

David Pradel, Sports Editor

May 12, 2015

Why is it that the community colleges, which have the word community in them, lack in bringing the community closer? You would think the athletics program at community colleges would offer something different for sports lovers in the community, but instead it seems as if it is pushed to the side and is belittled by the San Diego media outlets as they play watchdog for the...

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...

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