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VIDEO: Vigil for Diana Gonzalez

Eamon Long

October 25, 2010

On Oct. 12 Diana Gonzalez, a student at San Diego City College, was found dead in a school bathroom. On Oct. 14 a candlelight vigil was held in her honor at the Gorton Quad at City College. Report by Newscene's Eamon Long. ...

Thanksgiving Recipes

Stephen Boyd-Morales

October 25, 2010

Oven-Roasted Tofurkey  1 stuffed Tofurkey Roast (The best place I found to pick these up are at Trader Joes. They usually start selling them just after Halloween and through the Holidays for 10-15 dollars. I have seen them at other supermarkets but they tend to cost more.)  4-6 little, white potatoes. Washed and scrubbed with a vegetable brush, then quartered.  3 medium...

Associated Students Government holds drive to benefit the homeless

Jessica Potochniak

October 25, 2010

For the first week of November, City College's Associated Students Government is holding a blanket, clothing and shoe drive called Embrace the Streets that will benefit the homeless. Students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, are asked to make donations starting Nov. 1 in room D 106 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. ASG representative Isis-Mubutu Aguilar said...

Two-day rape prevention training to be offered at City College

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

A women-only self defense class will be offered for free at City College on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 by the San Diego Community College District Police Department. Sgt. Diana Medero said the 12-hour course called Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is a program that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and will be taught by nationally certified instructors....

VIDEO: Diana Gonzalez is laid to rest

Alex Miller Pastore

October 25, 2010

Nineteen-year-old Diana Gonzalez was found dead on the campus Oct. 12. She was laid to rest the following Monday, Oct. 18. An account has been set up to help with funeral expenses and a scholarship for the 10-month-old daughter that survived Gonzalez. Donations can be made out to the San Diego City College Foundation; 1313 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. 92191 Perla Batalla generously...

All About the RAZA

Sidney Bryant and Sidney Bryant

October 25, 2010

Several City College clubs and organizations hosted the annual Dia de la Raza event on Oct. 12 at the Gorton Quad. A celebration of the Hispanic heritage of Latin America, Dia de la Raza brings into it ethnic and cultural influences making it distinctive. It is typically celebrated in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay. "It is...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Nothing domestic about violence’

Mary Wickline, City College photography professor

October 25, 2010

Dear Editor, There is nothing domestic about violence. There is no family in violence. If in fact it was her estranged husband who committed the murder of Diana Gonzalez, their former marriage does not mitigate the violence. We lost a 19-year-old student to the jealousy of a 37-year-old man. The fact that she entered into holy matrimony with him, ostensibly when he was good...

Domestic violence forum examines relationships

Angella d'Avignon and Mark Rivera

October 25, 2010

"I feel like we should talk about what happened to Diana," professor Kelly Mayhew said, as she addressed the crowd of students gathered at Saville Theatre on Oct. 21 to join "We Are Diana: A Forum on Domestic Violence" put together by the on-campus Visionary Feminists Club. Mayhew, along with Naomi Santa Cruz, a survivor of domestic abuse and the creator of the Visionary Feminists...


Heric Rubio

October 25, 2010

On Oct. 12, the City College community lost one of its youngest members. Nineteen-year-old Diana Gonzalez was brutally killed on campus. Authorities accuse her husband, Armando Perez, 37. This can be a cruel, heartless world and unfortunately, these evil things sometimes happen. Sometimes there is nothing that can be done to prevent these acts of maliciousness. There can...

The Dream Act CON: Dream Act could become a nightmare

Olivia Holt

October 25, 2010

The other day I asked my neighbors, Sully and Sal, who migrated to the United States from Iran, what they thought about the DREAM Act. I explained that the legislation known as the DREAM Act would give residency to immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16, have lived in the U.S.? for at least five years, earned a high school degree and completed two...

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