City Times

December 6, 2011

Jeff Walker remembers the hunger. “When I was hungry and had a long day of  job hunting and  going to school” he recalled. “Hunger is such a downer, and it makes situations feel so much worse than they really are.” It’s a feeling that dogged Walker for days at a time when he was a City College student 2 years ago. He had returned to San Diego to study,...

Pro : It is getting worse

December 6, 2011

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” This quote by Walt Disney, should resonate to all who interact with customers and wish to succeed. From the outside looking in, business models with slogans such as “Have it your way” (Burger King) and “Expect more” (Wal-mart) you think would have great customer service models. However,...

Con : Customer service is alive and well

December 6, 2011

Customer service isn’t dead. It may be hard to believe, what with so many websites dedicated to customer service ratings, all it takes is a quick scan of the “Yelps” of the Internet to see that the glowing reviews are far more scarce than the scathing ones. Good reviews are such a rarity in fact, review sites like Yelp.com will actually filter out the reviews and responses...

30-year break is over

December 6, 2011

My name is Michael Wheeler. I am 52 years old and decided to go back to school. I have not been in school since I graduated from San Diego High School in 1978. This is not what I expected, being disabled with six screws in my lower back after an industrial accident. Being very proud, I decided not to use the services for disabled students at City Collage. Walking to...

Social Medium : Woman dreams of her future

December 6, 2011

“What does it feels like to be legal?” Susy asked Noel after learning that he became a legal U.S. resident. That’s the type of questions an undocumented immigrant asks. The story of Susy, a City College student, is one of living years apart from her mother and coping with being in the country illegally. She is one of thousands of capable students in San Diego...

Good customer sercice is on the customers

December 6, 2011

Customer service is a topic of much heated discussion in the media and with many companies. Service review sites such as Yelp, Angies List and Super Pages make searching for customer friendly businesses much more accessible. When consumers find businesses with services or products that are below satisfactory there can be immediate feedback or retaliation with Facebook...

Professor’s novel performed in Saville

December 6, 2011

The famous Voltaire and his less known lover Emilie du Chatelet were brought to life in a wonderfully entertaining play featuring City College students and faculty in the Saville Theatre Nov. 14. The event was a showcase of City College’s artistic talents and a celebration of professor Laurel Corona’s novel titled, “Finding Emilie. Published in April, the fictional...

‘Breaking Dawn’ barely bearable

December 6, 2011

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” feels just as heavy as it’s lengthy title and doesn’t deliver much. The fourth installment in the “Twilight” series revolves around an idea that seems too far fetched even for a series that relies on larger than life werewolves and vampires that don’t burn but sparkle in the sunlight. The film centers around the...

Students armed with language skills speak out

December 6, 2011

A classroom on the City College campus houses young, vibrant students striving to obtain a well rounded education. The City foreign languages department encompasses Arabic, Latin,  Chinese, French, German, Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian, Tagalog, and Spanish. With many options to choose from, students take language courses for many different reasons. “I believe communication...

Forty years of hairdos and don’ts

December 6, 2011

City College’s cosmetology program is designed to provide entry-level skills to students who are interested in a career in the cosmetology profession. Students are taught the fundamental practices and procedures of the service by a handful of subject matter experts. One such expert is Constance Calhoun, a professor who’s been teaching cosmetology at City College for...

War, ghosts and helping local veterans

December 6, 2011

Maurice Martin is a student who has used his past as a veteran to start a second life at City College as director of the campus’s chapter of Veterans for Peace. “He has a tremendous heart,” said J. Allan Ruhman, a Vietnam veteran that met Martin three years ago. “At times it’s hard to imagine he can give so much of himself to others given his own life trials.” Mental...

From ‘I don’t know’ to CEO

From ‘I don’t know’ to CEO

December 6, 2011

Many state universities have had students that have graduated and moved on to become successful people. What many people don’t realize is that there...

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