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VOX POPULI Planned Parenthood

Megan Rose Bartell

March 8, 2011

What is your opinion of proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood? Nicolas Malo, 18, Cognitive Science Transfer "People who can't afford condoms ... if they can't go to Planned Parenthood, then they don't go anywhere. And then they have kids, and they can't afford these kids because they can't afford condoms." Lee Apodaca, 24, Communications "Planned Parenthood helps a lot of women...

‘The Hood’ is the leader in abortions — so what?

Megan Rose Bartell

March 8, 2011

As a 29-year-old woman who qualifies as low-income, I use Planned Parenthood services. In fact, my friends and I affectionately refer to our local Planned Parenthood as "The Hood." I am appalled and outraged by the Pence Amendment, which, if passed in the Senate, would irrationally strip current funding of $317 million from publicly funded family planning centers such as...

AS to celebrate Women’s Month

Rachel Keown-Burke

March 8, 2011

In 1911, "more than one million women and men attended (event rallies) campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination," according to www.internationalwomensday.com. March 8 marks the International Women's Day centenary. In honor of the centenary and in recognition of March as Women's Month, the Associated Student Government...

Irish Recipe

Stephen Boyd-Morales

March 8, 2011

Irish Soda Bread Ingredients: 4-1/2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter 1 egg, beaten 1-3/4 cups buttermilk Directions: - Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. -Soften butter and work it into the flour mixture with your fingers. - Beat egg and mix it with...

Review: Be careful what you wish for

Layne Deyling

March 8, 2011

"Leprechaun" (1993) hurts so badly you laugh and, by the time it ends, you imagine you enjoyed the pain. Ten years after Dan O'Grady imprisoned a leprechaun (Warwick Davis) in his basement and made off with a pot of gold, snotty teenager Tory (a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston), moves into his cobwebby farmhouse with her father. Aided by a dim witted trio of house painters,...

More than just leprechauns

Megan Rose Bartell

March 8, 2011

This March, while planning your devious drinking escapades for St. Patrick's Day, consider watching one of these Irish-themed films. Whether it's the Irish brogue, the scenic green countryside or the magical leprechauns, these picks are perfect to watch while you're curled up on the couch in your green pajamas. "Once" This 2006 independent romantic musical filmed in Dublin...

St. Patrick now and then

Cecilia Areta

March 8, 2011

Today many Americans presume that St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is an arbitrary and casual holiday used as an excuse to drink beer and wear green. According to San Diego City College professor Joseph Radzikowski, "It's a day everyone wants to be Irish." Many participate in the annual celebration. But what is really behind the traditions of wearing green in prevention of the...

Review: A mid-1800s misstep for U.S. Irish

Shane Finneran

March 8, 2011

"The Irish are the blacks of Europe," says the band manager in "The Commitments," the 1991 movie about his quest to put together a soul act in pale, white Dublin. "Say it loud -- I'm black and I'm proud." Noel Ignatiev, a Massachusetts College of Art history professor and controversial scholar of American race relations, uses that classic line to kick off "How the Irish Became...

‘Hybrid Identities’

Ernesto Lopez

March 8, 2011

Three City College professors are set to screen their documentary "Hybrid Identities: Artistic Voices from the Border" March 19 at the biggest celebration of Latin American cinema in San Diego. The film was a collaborative project across three disciplines from San Diego City College and student participation; RTVC professor Laura Castaneda, English professor Elizabeth Meehan...

City is full of talent

Cecilia Areta

March 8, 2011

The third annual talent show, "City is Full of Talent", took place at the Saville Theatre on Feb. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. With a total of 22 acts ranging from singing and dancing, to puppet shows and indigenous poetry, City College students demonstrated a variety of talent. The first place winners were the Holy Bro's, Theo Rodgers and Dre Da Flame, who performed, "Ain't No...

Brown’s influence goes beyond field

Joshua Vincent

March 8, 2011

Operating a bulldozer and attending television game shows are not part of the job description for a college baseball coach. For Knights head coach Chris Brown, however, it comes with the territory. One of the ongoing challenges Brown faces is funding City College's baseball program. In addition to sponsorships, the team attends TV game shows such as "Let's Make a Deal" as...

Learn the tricks of creating a resume

Cecilia Areta

March 8, 2011

The Career Center is offering a workshop March 10 in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), room R-301, for those students looking to learn the do's and don'ts and tricks to creating a great resume. Joseph D'Ambro, student services transfer and career center assistant, said this workshop is available to provide students an opportunity to "work on career applications, get them...

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