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City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos delivers a speech after receiving the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship at Citys 31st annual scholarship awards ceremony on May 10, 2022. City College Flickr

City College student awarded prestigious scholarship worth $55K

Jeannette Mayo Gallegos hopes to use Jack Kent Cooke funds to achieve her goal of working to combat human trafficking
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 20, 2022
City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, a 2022 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, was awarded $55,000 at City’s 31st annual scholarship ceremony on May 10th.
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Angel Lopez, a City student involved in the colleges theatre program, raises his fist in celebration during the Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 12, 2022. City College Flickr

City College celebrates its first ‘Lavender Graduation’ ceremony

While most such events are put on by student-run LGBTQIA+ organizations, City’s celebration was spearheaded by a combination of student-support programs
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 19, 2022
On a sunny mid-May afternoon City College held a Lavender Graduation ceremony on the campus’ Curran Square.  It was a joyous event by all accounts, with students, family members and faculty gathering to celebrate the achievements of the college’s LGBTQIA+ graduates.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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Campus closure sign at San Diego City College

City student, faculty among plaintiffs suing SDCCD over COVID-19 requirements

Lawsuit alleges SDCCD’s requirements violate civil rights and amount to religious discrimination
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor April 15, 2022
A San Diego City College faculty member and an alum are among a group of employees and students suing three Southern California community college districts alleging the district's COVID-19 vaccine, testing and masking requirements violated their civil rights.
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Rebecca Jade

VIDEO/RADIO: San Diego Music Awards returning to San Diego

The 31st San Diego Music Awards highlight the regions diverse musical landsacape
Stevon Marshall, Multimedia Journalist April 14, 2022
The San Diego Music Awards are returning next week. The awards show and concert, hosted by the San Diego Music Foundation,  are scheduled for April 19 at Humphrey’s By the Bay. 
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AD 80 Candidates

VIDEO/RADIO: Special election in District 80 moves to runoff

The story is featured on this week’s edition of CTTV’s Newscene
Jakob McWhinney and Jillian Fortner April 6, 2022
Democrats David Alvarez and Georgette Gomez came in first and second, respectively in Tuesday's special election for state assembly seat in District 80, setting up a June 7 runoff.
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The band Fanny

REVIEW: ‘Fanny: The Right to Rock’

City College to host in-person and virtual screening of documentary showcasing one of the first all-women rock bands
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor March 16, 2022
“Fanny: The Right to Rock” is a documentary about the first all-women rock band ever to release an LP with a major record label. They started with two Filipina-American sisters and their teenage girlfriends in the 60's.
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Audra Dent

Knights volleyball announces new head coach

Former SDSU standout Audra Dent hired as head coach for women’s indoor and sand volleyball programs
Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist March 16, 2022
A new era in women’s indoor volleyball has officially begun at San Diego City College with the hiring of Audra Dent as the new head coach.
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experimental pop duo Vákoum

Warm up with CTM’s local music playlist for February

Bounce this month with Dezzy Hollow’s West Coast hip-hop, Golden Hours’ serene jams and Parque De Cometas’ “revuelto pop”
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata February 25, 2022
The world’s pretty heavy right now. I’m not going to qualify that, or try to make some clever joke, it’s just the truth. But you’re not here to listen to me wax poetic about geopolitics, or theorize about the rising cost of everything, or complain about the sandwich I accidentally left on the bus today. You’re here for some local music.
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Covid-19 vaccine

SDCCD to require booster shots for fall 2022 in-person classes

The district’s requirement that individuals be masked on campuses will remain in effect after statewide mandate ends
Jakob McWhinney February 16, 2022
The San Diego Community College District announced on Feb. 15 that beginning in fall 2022 all students who attend in-person classes will be required to have received a COVID-19 booster shot.
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State Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero

Newsom nominates first Latina to California Supreme Court

Patricia Guerrero, a daughter of immigrants, would become the high court’s first Latina — significant in a state court system where Latinos are underrepresented
Byrhonda Lyons, CalMatters February 16, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom today nominated to the state Supreme Court Patricia Guerrero, a San Diego appeals court justice who, if confirmed, would be the first Latina to serve on California’s highest court.
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Todd Gloria speaks to City Times Media journalist Ingrid Estrella.

Mayor calls for expansion of City College homelessness services training program

Todd Gloria hopes to partner with other regional colleges to create similar programs
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist February 8, 2022
Mayor Todd Gloria praised a unique San Diego City College certificate program designed to prepare students to work in the homelessness services sector. He also called for the program to be expanded.
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