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DACA students fear deportation under Trump

Melissa De Pineres

March 13, 2017

San Diego City College DACA students sat down with City Times for an interview about recent fears that President Donald Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which protects undocumented childhood arrivals to the U.S. from deportation.Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a two year renewable program that allows undocumented students t...

Save money, go to the movies in Tijuana

Melissa De Pineres

December 10, 2016

With a handful of blockbusters about to hit the screen towards the end of the year and with holiday expenses right around the corner, there's not much extra cash for college students. "Star Wars: Rogue One," "Assassin's Creed," "Collateral Beauty" and "Power Rangers" are among the films premiering in December. Going to movies may not be that affordable for college students,...

Why I would rather vote for Trump

Melissa De Pineres

November 7, 2016

When I speak about supporting Donald J. Trump, people look at me as if I were worshiping a devil. As unconventional as it sounds, I am not a Republican. I am a Latina with a Women Studies degree. So why am I considering such a vote? I should point out also that I voted for Barack Obama in the last presidential election and I have always been independent, with ...

Students share their experience of coming out

Melissa De Pineres

October 24, 2016

The SDCC World Cultures Program held a Coming Out Day Panel on Oct. 11. Students interviewed transexual lesbian students, Le Tran, Fofie Bashir and Daphne Taylor Garcia, in the event that took place in City College MS building. This gave the audience a chance to help and better connect with the LGBTQ community and gain insight about what the struggles of coming out in public re...

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