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SDCCD overhauls English remedial course structure

SDCCD overhauls English remedial course structure
Reform anticipates state law accelerating the path to transfer-level courses
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 It’s been 26 years since a lawsuit against the California Community College System forced the state’s two-year colleges to agree to stop over-relying on standardized tests in student...

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Price Program Dedicates Final Year to Dreamers

Price Program Dedicates Final Year to Dreamers
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 The undocumented immigrant community has been hit by a stream of negative news in 2018, and the cloud of uncertainty is showing an impact on California students. A press release from the...

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Food pantry aids students facing food insecurity

Food pantry aids students facing food insecurity
SDCCD invests in addressing growing issue of hunger on campus
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 The phrase “starving college student” is often thrown around with humor in American pop culture and conjures images of cheap meal staples that fuel students through their first years...

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Cosmetology lab offers “relaxation with a purpose”

Kameal Thomas provides skin treatments as part of a hands-on esthetics program.
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor April 30, 2018
Amid noisy downtown traffic and towering concrete buildings of City College, I was surprised to find such tranquil respite within the Skin Bar at the Career Technology Center (V-Building).
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Cosmetology Department expands career training programs

Students gain salon experience and business management skills
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 As spring graduation approaches, a small number of San Diego City College students (16 percent, according to SDCC Factbook 2017) are preparing to advance their career through vocational...

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PCAC-South Champs continue winning streak

Coach Mitch Charlens talks to the team during a time-out to go over his final thoughts to take home another win.
Men's basketball completes third undefeated season after win over Imperial Valley
Eleh Robles and Yakira Delgadillo April 18, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 The victory over Imperial Valley gave the Knight's men’s basketball team their 21st consecutive win and set them one game away from completing the PCAC South division undefeated for...

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Miles apart: Trump visit incites rallies at the border

Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor March 21, 2018

By nine o’clock on the morning of March 13, law enforcement, spectators and reporters from around the world were ready in place near the Otay Mesa port of entry to witness President Donald Trump’s...

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MTS eases access with mobile ticketing app

A screenshot of the app shows the animated mobile ticket.
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor February 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 As the No. 7 bus approaches the B Street stop, its display flashes the warning to riders, HAVE FARE READY. While most riders prepare to board as usual by pulling out their wallets, some...

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Parkland massacre calls campus safety into question

The San Diego Community College District Police Department promotes active shooter training for students and faculty, although their methods have not been tested by a real shooting emergency.
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor February 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 The mass shooting that resulted in the death of 17 students in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14 devastated the country, and once again called into question the safety of schools in America. An...

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The Green Rush

Gabe Rivera, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2018

Spring 2016 Issue: The smell is intoxicating from the moment you enter the house. Through a room lined with plastic, a light bright as day shines from inside and as you pull the curtains apart, a sea...

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Motivational Speaker to City College “Love and compassion for each other makes us stronger”

During City College's Veterans Day celebrations, motivational speaker, retired Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube gave a presentation on campus, Nov. 7, 2017.
Paige Forrester, Staff Writer January 16, 2018

Nov. 7, 2017 When asked how someone overcomes an injury as severe as having half your intestines spill out your side, the motivational speaker said, “You don’t... I still have a hole there and I’ve...

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City College students and staff share their holiday traditions

Holiday Traditions at City College - from Thanksgiving to Christmas
Michelle Botello, Staff Writer December 21, 2017

        Business administration and accounting major Rochelle O’Donnell-Juarez, 33, said, “I pretty much celebrate all breaks, Thanksgiving and Christmas, usually...

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