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Academic Skills workshops available for students

Kitzia Rodelo

December 2, 2015

Filed under NEWS

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

Filed under OPINION

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 ...

Concurrent enrollment bill signed into law

Lauren J. Mapp

October 27, 2015

Filed under NEWS

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

Filed under OPINION

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

Filed under OPINION

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...

No MAS, No MAS

Mike Madriaga

October 14, 2015

Filed under CAMPUS LIFE

The students weren’t clapping for applause at the MS-162 Hall on Sept. 22. It was more of a ceremonial "unity clap," similar to ones that Caesar Chavez did, to start off the mind-opening presentation that was about to ensue. How would you feel if your favorite class in school was removed from the curriculum? With budget cuts affecting the cancellation of classes, many...

City College sheds light on social justice

City College sheds light on social justice

April 21, 2015

Mayra Almaraz tearfully recounted how her ex-boyfriend is serving a life sentence for a botched robbery due to the three strikes law. Almaraz shared her...

Editorial: The costs of going to school

Franchesca Walker, Co-Arts & Features Editor

April 21, 2015

Filed under OPINION

There’s a great pressure for young adults to attend college and pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher. Oftentimes, one may be looked down upon for not working toward a degree and stereotyped as not doing anything with your life because of not going to school. However, attending college often means signing up for student loans that pay for tuition and other expenses while...

Study Hours: Comparing learning curves between university and community college

Laura Sanchez

March 24, 2015

Filed under OPINION

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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