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Gluttony the reason for the season?

Benny McFadden

December 11, 2012

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is purely American and it is a day solely dedicated to celebrating friendship and family bonds.  Every American family can put their own twist on various long-standing traditions.One tradition Americans could use less of is the gluttonous act of eating so much food in one sitting, their spleens and lower digestive tracts seek...

Voters elect Rhinerson to join Trustees

Benny McFadden

December 11, 2012

The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees will have a new face representing the district come Dec. 13.Bernie Rhinerson, former chief of staff and district relations for the San Diego Unified School District, garnered 46.3 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 election for a total of 15,601 votes.District Chancellor Constance Carroll and other curre...

California’s edict on streamlining

Benny McFadden

December 11, 2012

I began my studies at City College in 2009 as a member of the out-of-work residents of San Diego, and had been unemployed for so long, that returning to college to seek a degree made more sense than endlessly applying for jobs to no avail. My first two years at City were spent living in my 1989 Chrysler on Park Boulevard, where I had a short walk to the campus ...

Keep your laws off my bags

Benny McFadden

December 5, 2012

California is again dangerously close to treating it's consumers like Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg did earlier this year: banning a product instead of holding consumers responsible for their actions.Bloomberg enacted a ban in New York that forbade fast food restaurants and other food sellers, such as 7-Eleven, from serving customers high sugar sodas in cups of a ...

Students learn how to stay fit for the holidays

Benny McFadden

November 14, 2012

City fitness center faculty hosted it's 8th annual Fitness Awareness Week Nov. 5-10. The event was advertised as, "a week of fun filled activities and learn ways to avoid the holiday extra pounds and inches."Organizer of the event, exercise science professor Paul Young said in an email that holding the event before the holiday season, " ... is the reason we host fitness awa...

Cross country wraps up season

Benny McFadden

November 14, 2012

Women's and men's cross country teams seasons ended at the Southern California championships held in Costa Mesa on Nov. 3. While neither the team or any individual runner advanced to the state championships, both recorded personal best running times at the event.Kylie Edwards, coach of the women's team, was extremely enthusiastic about her team's performance. According to Ed...

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