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City Times rings in the holidays with a call for coverage suggestions

As 2021 comes to a close, what do you think City Times should focus on in 2022?
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 20, 2021
Journalism exists to empower its audience, and with City College's campus gradually coming back to life, the need for input from students becomes ever more important. So … what would you like to read about? What do you think your fellow students should know about? What information would help you be a better informed and prepared student? Let us know about your concerns, questions or frustrations. 
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Heriberto Gerardo Gutierrez

City Times Media highlights its most-read stories of 2021

As the year comes to an end, City College student media staff took a moment to look back
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 20, 2021
From covering the impact of Covid-19 on the San Diego City College Community to major leadership changes in the San Diego Community College District, City Times Media brought breaking news to readers throughout the year.
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A City College student opens the Edquity app

Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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The closed lab doors of the S building at City College.

City science club navigates need for culturally relevant integration

SD SACNAS chapter perseveres through pandemic hurdles
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor December 14, 2021
“There is life that happens outside of the classroom that affects students' ability to even be present for the STEM classes, and STEM takes a lot out of a person," San Diego City College SACNAS chapter president Dyani Melgarejo said. "We need the support of a community or place to study without distractions.”
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Two men stand with a sign at a protest at the headquarters of the San Diego Unified School District headquarters

PODCAST: An infectious disease expert responds to vaccine hesitancy

Despite the heavy toll a year-and-a-half of pandemic has taken on us, some individuals still choose not to get vaccinated
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 13, 2021
In this episode a caller who doesn’t quite buy the COVID-19 pandemic as a whole, and is hesitant about getting vaccinated left a voicemail. Host Jakob McWhinney took the caller's concerns to infectious disease and public health expert Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan.
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Students meet at Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021

GALLERY: A look back at City College’s inaugural Fall Fest (with video)

Students packed Schwartz Plaza on Dec. 8 for the first time since March 2020
For the first time since March 2020, Schwartz Plaza at San Diego City College was teeming with humanity as students, staff and faculty gathered for the inaugural Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021 on Dec. 8.
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People gather in Schwartz Plaza for the Fall Fest at San Diego City College

LIVE BLOG: City College sets the stage for Fall Fest

Officials say the first 150 registered students to attend will receive $500 each
As San Diego City College staff prepared for today’s Fall Fest, at which $75,000 in student aid will be distributed in $500 increments to the first 150 eligible students to attend, a small crowd of students gathered near the campus’s Schwartz Plaza.
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Students walk across a concrete square surrounded by buildings at San Diego City College

Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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A slide from the SDCCD redistricting subcommittee meeting shows a map with arrows indicating the three proposed adjusted boundaries under consideration. Zoom screenshot

Seeking input, SDCCD redistricting subcommittee reveals proposed maps

The district is calling for public comment on new maps and a change to the election process
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist December 3, 2021
The SDCCD Board of Trustees redistricting subcommittee asked the public for input on new boundaries and a change to election procedures, providing a first glimpse of its new proposed district map.
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Knights Josh Williams goes for a layup after break away steal at Knights Invitational tournament on Oct. 13.

Knights dominant in tournament play

City men successful in hosting first home tournament, get ready for top state team
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor November 24, 2021
On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 City hosted its first basketball tournament of the season winning both out conference games.
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City College gerontology student Esperanza Torres-Gies, standing outside M building, describes her experience using the COVID-19 testing location on campus. Photo by Kathy Archibald/City Times Media

City students weigh in on delays, hurdles while on-campus COVID-19 testing site reports no positive cases

Challenges and grace, as students make their way through City’s COVID-19 testing location, which is closed for Thanksgiving week
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 23, 2021
Students find challenges, understanding and grace utilizing the City College COVID-19 testing locations available Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will close for Thanksgiving week.
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Associated Students Government president Victoria Owusu stands smiling in front of a brick background

City College ASG president finds her voice, paves way to future

Victoria Owusu brings her passion for student success to the forefront at ASG
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor November 17, 2021
Having first visited San Diego City College to attend a UMOJA event during her senior year at Hoover High School, Victoria Owusu remembers hearing the welcome address in her native language and feeling City would be the only community college for her.
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