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Laser Chick

LaserChick inspires students through her journey in STEM

Desiré Whitmore is focused on increasing awareness and opportunities
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 30, 2021
Dr. Desiré Whitmore, better known as “LaserChick,” never imagined what her life would be like back when she began her Associates Degree in Physical Science at Antelope Valley Community College outside Los Angeles.
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Associated Student Government meeting via Zoom

The ASG holds a virtual forum ahead of upcoming elections

The deadline to submit applications is April 9
Laura Montano, Multimedia Journalist March 29, 2021
The Associated Student Government held a virtual Q&A forum on March 23 to preview the upcoming elections.
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Carlos Turner Cortez

SDCCD’s chancellor-elect draws inspiration from the views of his guru

Carlos Turner Cortez speaks in first interview after being appointed chancellor-elect
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021
Carlos Turner Cortez won the vote to become San Diego Community College’s new chancellor yesterday, in the Board of Trustees meeting. 
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Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur

Conference keynote emphasizes community to overcome oppression

Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur spoke as part of the City College's social justice conference
Braydon Griffith, Multimedia Journalist March 26, 2021
As the 6th Annual Social Justice Conference continues, Thursday’s conferences started with keynote speaker, Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur. Shakur is an author, educator and a survivor of the incarceration system, who educates and promotes community to fight the oppressive behaviors in present-day America. 
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Devan Watson at VAMP

City College students’ stories an act of social justice at VAMP

Seven selected to read and perform original works
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 25, 2021
Seven San Diego City College students were chosen from a pool of 50 to perform original written works that were part of Visual Audio Monologue Performance, also known as VAMP.
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Annie Rios

Annie Rios: How to reclaim power and use the law to our advantage

The executive director of Uprise Theater urges underserved communities to use their legal rights
Katia Pechenkina, News Editor March 25, 2021
Annie Rios, an experienced litigator, activist, and human rights attorney talked about what legal systems could look like if communities reclaimed power and used the law to their advantage.
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Dignity to Dream

Dignity to Dream: 6th Annual Social Justice Conference kicks off with poetry

Willie Perdomo, author and poet, was the first keynote speaker
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor March 25, 2021
“My history professor has a bad habit of looking at me when discussing slavery,” Willie Perdomo read aloud from one of his poems. “Professor, why do you keep looking at me, when discussing slavery?”
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Carol Lynn Curchoe Burton

Social Justice Conference: A Thin Pink Line

The panel explores historical perspective and controversial topics in modern gynecology
Rachel de la Torre, Multimedia Journalist March 25, 2021
The fight for women’s reproductive rights is a hot topic, especially in the past few years. Yet, so much information about the topic of fertility is only spoken about behind closed doors.
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Rent Canva Image

CITY TIMES SOUND: San Diego program helps renters pay overdue bills

San Diego announces COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor March 24, 2021
The COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program was introduced to help those living in the San Diego community pay bills they may have struggled to cover during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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5th Annual Social Justice Conference& Education

6th Annual Social Justice and Education Conference opens tomorrow

Two-day virtual event will feature panel discussion and presentations about local community challenges
Kathryn Gray and Will Mauriz March 23, 2021
San Diego City College will be hosting the sixth Annual Social Justice and Education Conference on March 24-25 on Zoom.
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SDCCU final day of tear down

SDSU clears the way for new campus and stadium

A new SDSU stadium will be built in its place
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist March 23, 2021
One of the last phases of demolition of SDCCU Stadium was completed Monday, bidding final farewell to 44-year-old landmark and making way for the new San Diego State Mission Valley and Aztec Stadium.
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News Radio Midday

CITY TIMES SOUND: ASG student forum to be held tomorrow

The virtual event is the first of two scheduled election forums
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist March 22, 2021
San Diego City College’s Associated Student Government will hold the first of two student forums relating to the upcoming student election tomorrow morning.
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