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A graphic reading: Concert Review San Diego Symphony

REVIEW: San Diego Symphony brings people of all ages together

Rafael Payare wows audience during energetic performance.
Jasmine Mcknight, City Times Correspondent October 18, 2019
On Oct. 6 I attended the San Diego Symphony concert with Rafael Payare as the new conductor. I wasn’t really too sure what to expect, except maybe a lot of older people, which there were, but there was also a good mixture of younger people as well, which surprised me but also made me happy, seeing that more people around my age were starting to like classical music.
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A booth from the San Diego LGBT Community Center

World Coming Out Day comes to City

Three guest speakers and a City College professor shared their experiences.
Angel Cazares, Arts and Culture Editor October 11, 2019
National Coming Out Day is a time for celebration, a time for remembrance, and most importantly a time for anyone who is LGBTQ to feel that they can come out and show their true selves to the world.
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The film Pelo Malo plays on a screen in the Subir Center

“Pelo Malo” showcased at Subir Center

Film centered around cultural issues.
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor October 11, 2019

The Dreamer Resource Center showcased the movie “Pelo Malo” (Bad Hair) last Thursday, presenting themes of racism, poverty and homophobia. The movie follows a kid named Junior who has curly hair,...

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Humberto Gurmilan speaks to a crowd while presenting a grant on stage of Walk and Roll San Diego

City College professor gives back during Walk and Roll SD

Fundraising event also awarded eight scholarships and grants.
Sonny Garibay, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2019
San Diego City College Communications Professor Humberto Gurmilan knows the value of a strong support system.
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Julio Valdes prepares to play the piano for Community Studio Recording night.

Community Recording Studio Night makes sweet music

Students and community members come together to record a cover of "Black Magic Woman"
Angel Cazares , Arts and Culture Editor October 7, 2019
Students and community members joined together to listen to and record a cover of Carlos Santana’s, “Black Magic Woman,” at San Diego City College during an event held by the Music Program.
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A stage of City College drama students rehearse a classroom scene for Just Like Us.

REVIEW: ‘Just Like Us’ brings life to issue of immigration

Acting is the highlight of an all-around good performance.
Angel Cazares, Arts and Culture Editor October 1, 2019
The City College Drama department tackles the consequences of immigration with their new play, “Just Like Us.”
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Author Michelle Cruz Gonzales talks to students about her book at City College

Former punk drummer stops by City College to talk stereotypes

Xicana author and musician talked about her time in an all-female punk band.
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor September 28, 2019
Former punk band member Michelle Cruz Gonzales came to San Diego City College to talk about her experience of being the only woman of color in a punk band.
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Just Like Us cast

“Just Like Us” to open at City College

The first performance will be on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.
Angel Cazares, Art & Culture Editor September 26, 2019
The City College Drama Department will open its fall season with a play about four young Latinas, two of whom are undocumented, and how this affected their life. The first performance of “Just Like Us” will be on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.
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Rebecca Makkai

Award winning author makes appearance at City College

Rebecca Makkai discussed her novel "The Great Believers" and spoke to aspiring writers.
Sonny Garibay and Scott Gardinier September 19, 2019

When Rebecca Makkai set out to write the novel that would become “The Great Believers,” she originally wanted to tell a different story.  Makkai envisioned the adventures of an artist-model...

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Rebecca Makkai & her book

Award winning author to visit City College to discuss her new novel

Rebecca Makkai’s novel “The Great Believers” highlights the AIDS crisis.
Scott Gardinier , Copy Editor September 17, 2019
Award winning author Rebecca Makkai will visit San Diego City College as part of One Book, One San Diego, where she will be discussing her most recent novel, “The Great Believers”, followed by a book signing.
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A panel of formerly incarcerated students speaks to am audience at City College.

First World Cultures event focused on criminal justice

Formerly incarcerated students work toward success against the odds.
Vicky Pineda, Sports Editor September 13, 2019
The first World Cultures event kicked off with “Treated Like A Number: Not A Human” with Dr. Rob Rubalcaba, a mathematics professor at San Diego City College.
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Gary Tallaksen enrolled to be a City College student in the drama department as a way to deal with the loneliness from his sons out-of-state move. By David Ahumada/City Times

A different kind of family drama hit the City College stage

A father follows in his son's footsteps to the City College drama stage.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2019
The stage has become the family business for the Tallaksen family. But this endeavor did not follow the traditional father-to-son route.
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