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A man of his spoken word

Nianda Speaks has been writing poetry since he was 13 but now channels his education into intuitive spoken word. (Courtesy photo)
Essence Mcconnell May 19, 2014

Mulemvo Nianda’s words are backed by love, his thoughts backed by emotion and his ideas backed by his confidence in this generation to come together into a new conscious awakening and start living in...

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch exposed

Angela Sun, director of
Essence Mcconnell May 3, 2014

Word’s traveling fast about the documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” The release is raising awareness about the harsh truth of plastic and has received recognition...

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New website tracks Prop. 30 spending

Essence Mcconnell May 2, 2014

Ever wonder where your tax dollars go? California Controller John Chiang approved a new website earlier this month that allows the public to keep track of the money generated by Proposition 30. This new...

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Step Up to Live Well promotes campus fitness through yoga

Students participate in the yoga class for Step Up to Live Well. Photo credit: Joe Kendall
Essence Mcconnell April 17, 2014

More than 30 yoga students and non-students exercised to demonstrate and promote fitness. “Yoga For Everyone” was part of City College’s Step Up to Live Well program. “Its intent...

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AIDS awareness at City — A City College student shares her personal story about being born and living with the illness.

Essence Mcconnell April 16, 2014

When Kalee Garland heard her teacher explain to students that they would never meet anyone with AIDS, she knew it was time to speak out. National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day brought Garland, a...

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‘Jazz Live’ rings true

On March 11, Joe Garrison and Night People performed in the Saville Theatre. Photo credit: Joe Kendall
Essence Mcconnell March 27, 2014

Local radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM aired live music from Joe Garrison and Night People in front of an audience on Tuesday, March 11 at the Saville Theatre for the “Jazz Live” concert series....

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Beat boxer wins $400

First place winner Luis Iturbide performing his original beat boxing piece. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez
Essence Mcconnell March 26, 2014

Luis Iturbide won over the judges at this year’s talent show,”Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” with his original beatbox set where he performed vocal percussion of musical beats, rhythm,...

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Where to file taxes for free

Essence Mcconnell March 13, 2014

Taxes are around the corner and as students, most of us qualify for a tax break. MyFreeTaxes is dedicated to helping individuals and low-income families save money when filing. MyFreeTaxes provides free...

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Divide us and we’ll conquer.

Photo credit: Michele Suthers
Essence Mcconnell March 12, 2014

Better start rethinking that California-shaped tattoo you wanted to get over Spring Break. A petition has been launched to split California into six, separate states in hopes to be available for voters...

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Films shine at 21st annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

Essence Mcconnell March 12, 2014

Ethan van Thillo, founder of the Latino Film Festival, visited City College Tuesday afternoon to introduce students to the schedule of films for the 21st annual San Diego Latino Film Festival.Thillo opened...

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Lounge has heart for student engagement

hART Lounge is located on 734 Park Blvd. They offer different choices for students and it is relatively close to City College campus.Photo credit: Essence Mcconnell
Essence Mcconnell February 27, 2014

The owners of a hookah lounge near City College want to offer more than a place to smoke, have coffee and eat. They want to encourage civic engagement among the mostly young clientele and showcase local...

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