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BOOK REVIEW: “Academically Adrift”

Shane Finneran and Shane Finneran May 9, 2011

"Academically Adrift" is subtitled "Limited Learning on College Campuses." It's not a happy book. Chapter one opens with some chilling statistics. At four-year colleges today, for example, only 34 percent...

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Film Review: “Scream 4” doesn’t live up to legacy

Tom Andrew and Tom Andrew May 9, 2011

The first "Scream" debuted 15 years ago and after a 10 year absence, lots of plastic surgery, and a few different scripts, the fourth film in the franchise has opened. But will we care? As with all...

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Vegans like it raw, not bland

"Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn ... life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat ... or even stinky cheese...

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AS SCENE ON SCREEN: What I fell in love with on screen

Christine Klee and Christine Klee May 9, 2011

As the school year comes to a close, many students start to reminisce. In May, I like to do the same -- but rather than just looking back on school, I also review my year in entertainment. Most of my...

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Play us a song, you’re the piano man

"I revive myself by playing piano when I'm down," 18-year-old biology major Thankgod Uzoagu said. Uzoagu has spent the past year teaching himself to play the piano using videos on YouTube. On April...

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Martin says no to ‘no’

Brian Lett and Brian Lett May 9, 2011

"No one gets to their position of life alone. No one reaches the heights of their abilities alone, without nurturing and support. But at the same time, no one falls to the depth of despair alone." These...

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Summer blockbuster preview

Tom Andrew and Tom Andrew May 9, 2011

The summer movie season traditionally begins on Memorial Day Weekend, but you wouldn't know it with most big films opening in July. Here is a rundown of some of the films you can expect to see this summer...

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Toddler kidnapped from campus found safe in South Bay

Ernesto Lopez and Ernesto Lopez May 9, 2011

A 2-month-old who was kidnapped from her mother May 4 around 1:30 p.m. from the grounds of San Diego City College later was found safe in San Ysidro with the woman suspected of taking the child. The...

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Carroll says tax extensions would be key

Shane Finneran and Shane Finneran May 9, 2011

Chancellor Constance Carroll is in her 33rd year as a community college chief executive. So when she says the funding problems facing public education today are unprecedented, that isn't good. "I have...

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Analyst-turned-activist McGovern decries ‘racist edge’ to U.S. wars

Shane Finneran and Shane Finneran May 9, 2011

Ray McGovern, noting that 50 years had passed since Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to visit space, said technology has come a long way but "our moral development has not kept pace." In...

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School’s Out For Summer

Vanessa Diaz and Vanessa Diaz May 9, 2011

Alice Coopers' song is what popped into my head when hearing about the San Diego City College cuts for the summer of 2011. What are students to do with their extra time? Why not take advantage of all San...

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Chicano Latina Graduation, an ‘intimate’ affair

Ernesto Lopez and Ernesto Lopez May 9, 2011

The weekend before City College's commencement ceremony on May 20 in Balboa Park a group of about 40 will be participating in the school's annual Chicano Latina graduation in the Saville Theatre. Enrique...

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