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ARTS & CULTURE

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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Lux Boreal dancers

Tijuana-based dance company overcomes pandemic shutdown

Lux Boreal has taken its performances online, creating global audience
Christopher Tapanes, Multimedia Journalist April 2, 2021
Imagine being an artist and facing the possibility of unemployment and not sharing your art form with the world.
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Panel of artists speaking at Social Justice Conference via Zoom

Art, community and social change a part of Social Justice Conference

Four experts come together to show how the three are inextricably linked
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 26, 2021
Producing art provides the opportunity to create social change and community throughout the creative process, according to a panel of talented artists that have experiences to prove it.
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DMarcus Andrus

MAGAZINE: Marine veteran writes next chapter of his music story

City College home to music evolution of D’Marcus Andrus
Will Mauriz, Multimedia Journalist March 11, 2021
The musical origin story of D’Marcus Andrus puts him on the streets of Japan setting up flyers for underground rap shows. Hw is now president of City College's Music Club.
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City Women Rock 2019

City Women Rock event coming to City College (with video)

It is the fifth year of the annual event
Deserie Larios, Staff writer March 6, 2021
San Diego City College is hosting its 5th annual City Women Rock event on International Women’s Day. This year's theme for Women's Day is #ChooseToChallenge, “From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge,” a quote from the International Women's Day website.
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L4B3R1NT0 (Labyrinth) by Lux Boreal

Lux Boreal shares interactive dance experience

Tijuana-based dance company performed at City College’s Saville Theatre before the pandemic
Christopher Tapanes, Staff Writer February 25, 2021
Tijuana-based dance company Lux Boreal, which in the past has performed at City College’s Saville Theatre, is presenting its interactive virtual experience L4B3R1NTO through tomorrow, Feb. 26.
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CalWorks puppet show

CalWorks Arts & Crafts Day brings holiday spirit to City College

CalWorks is hosting a virtual puppet show on Nov. 20
Lucas Barreto, Staff Writer November 19, 2020
With many City College students isolated from friends and family during the holidays, Zoom has become the best way to bring everyone together to celebrate. 
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Halloween pumpkin

5 fun Halloween activities for 2020

Check out this list of pandemic-friendly ideas for all ages
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 16, 2020
With everything gone virtual, holidays such as Halloween are starting to look a little different this year. Check out this list of fun local events.
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