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ARTS & CULTURE

Model Yoni Baker in Life Drawing class

Arts bring new perspectives back to City College campus

In-person classes begin amid a still-precarious global pandemic
Philip Salata and Kathy Archibald September 3, 2021
For the first time in more than 18 months, select fine arts classes are finally being held in person at City College for the fall 2021 semester.
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Vel the Wonder

REVIEW: Music video featuring Vel the Wonder has City College ties

Director Nahla Valdez in a San Diego City College alum
Candise Berry, Multimedia Journalist June 7, 2021
The music video for the song, "Got Me Like Me" is different from any other video I have ever seen before.
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At Joshua Tree National Park, Spencer Fields held his own art installation during Thanksgiving weekend in 2020, using balloons that are spray painted and fishing wire to make it seem that the balloons are floating. Fields photo

MAGAZINE: City College artists navigate the pandemic

City College artists continue to create during the pandemic
Rachel de la Torre, Multimedia Journalist June 4, 2021
Due to COVID-19, artists all over the world have had to navigate creating, showing and selling their art to the public in new ways. San Diego City College is home to incredible artists of all kinds -- performers, painters, ceramicists, sculptors, multimedia artists and everything in between.
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Actors from

MAGAZINE: 6th Annual Festival of New Plays goes digital

The 6th Annual Festival of New Plays was recorded by City Times Media for online streaming
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor June 3, 2021
Students and staff of San Diego City College spent weeks putting together eight plays, five of which were recorded by the City Times Media Team in the on-campus TV studio production.
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Landing on Our Feet

REVIEW: City College dance ends the year back on their feet

Landing on Our Feet is a five-part virtual dance performance online through Saturday
Rachel de la Torre, Multimedia Journalist May 27, 2021
City College’s dance faculty presents “Landing on Our Feet,” a five-part virtual dance performance on Vimeo through Saturday.
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Chicano Park

MAGAZINE: Chicano Park leaders fight for its heritage

City College students in 1970 helped shape the Chicano movement
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021
Josie Talamantez remembers sitting in a Chicano Studies class at San Diego City College in April 1970.
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Ron Dhanifu

MAGAZINE: Jazz radio returns after the lockdown

The station is on-air Monday through Friday
Katia Pechenkina, News Editor May 17, 2021
KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3, San Diego’s award-winning only full-time jazz radio station since 1985, went back to live broadcasting in January of 2021.
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Ruby Rodriguez Chavez parents reunion

MAGAZINE: 4 City College students share stories of hardship, pain at VAMP

Storytelling showcase allows students to turn painful experiences into beautiful performances
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
Four City College students tell the stories behind their VAMP showcase performances.
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VAMP performers and producers

VAMP a chance for City College students to turn pain into performance

Storytelling "is part of a really powerful inheritance and legacy"
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
VAMP, Visual Audio Monologue Performance, is taught in many City College English classes where all students are encouraged to submit work for the opportunity to perform in front of a virtual audience.
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Fountain in Chicano Park

MAGAZINE: City College’s student news organization debuts new magazine

Produced by the staff of City Times, CityScene focuses on arts and culture
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021
As the spring 2021 virtual semester comes to a close, City Times debuted its first volume of CityScene magazine, which focuses on arts and culture on and around the San Diego City College campus.
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Chicano Park sign

Chicano Park celebrates its 51st anniversary virtually

The celebration comes a year after the 50th was canceled due to the onset of COVID-19
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021
The community of Chicano Park, a historical landmark with strong ties to San Diego City College, continued that mission this spring, celebrating its 51st anniversary virtually on YouTube April 19-25.
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Laurie Ann Guerrero, Texas Poet Laureatte, reads Atlas, a poem from a current project entitled Redwork, in which each poem is also represented as an embroidery piece done in the redwork style. Zoom screenshots

Former Texas poet laureate turns ancestral knowledge into art

Laurie Ann Guerrero passionately tells her stories, and those of her ancestors, through words and other mediums
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist April 12, 2021
For Laurie Ann Guerrero, former Texas poet laureate and current writer-in-residence at Texas A&M University San Antonio, writing is like breathing.
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