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From sun to study, City students prep for summer

Vanessa Cantu and Vanessa Cantu

May 21, 2007

By Vanessa Cantu Contributor Sunshine, beaches and friends. What are San Diego City College students doing to prepare for summer fun in the sun? Working out? Eating right? Or are they just preparing for more classes during the summer school session? A healthy diet and routine workout is on the mind of City student Cathi Ronson as she prepares for "Bikini season." "I try...

Instrumental vice chancellor calls it a career

Brittany Arquette and Brittany Arquette

May 21, 2007

By Brittany Arquette City Times It's been a long ride for San Diego Community College District's vice chancellor, Damon Schamu. But come June, that ride will end, and another will begin. After 27 years with the district, the devoted employee is retiring. People who know Schamu say, even though he won't be back, the changes he made while here will live on forever. In his...

Darfur genocide is student’s call to action

Brittany Arquette and Brittany Arquette

May 21, 2007

By Brittany Arquette City Times Genocide might not be a common word in most Americans' vocabulary, but across the Atlantic, where millions of people in Darfur, Sudan, are being slaughtered and forced out of there homes, the word genocide is all too common. "I didn't realize genocide was still happening today," said City College student Katheryn Bush. "People are still...

Cultural awareness goal of new international club

Mariana Lima and Mariana Lima

May 21, 2007

By Mariana Lima Contributor If you are curious to taste English black pudding, Japanese miso soup and rice for breakfast or simply want to make friends, the address is the same for both - room L-208c. San Diego City College students created the City College International Club to support their fellow students from any place in the world, including the United States. According...

Silence is the sound of learning for City College professor

Tasha Ball and Tasha Ball

May 21, 2007

By Tasha Ball Contributor Simone Laubenthal's students don't listen to a word she says, and that's exactly how she likes it. Laubenthal, 37, teaches American Sign Language classes at San Diego City College, and has been involved in the deaf community since the age of 8. As a child, Laubenthal and her sister used ASL as their secret language. At age 13, her interest in the...

Broadcasting student leaving City to make her mark at NBC

Brittany Arquette and Brittany Arquette

May 21, 2007

By Brittany Arquette City Times From a cheerleader in Mexico to an NBC video editor, City student Micaela Arroyo has had a long, hard two years. But this June as she accepts her diploma, she'll put those troubles behind her and look ahead to the future. "My dream is to be a reporter for ESPN Deportes and cover everything form NCAA Football, to MLB, to UFC, just every single...

Key dean enters retirement

Shanika Whaley and Shanika Whaley

May 21, 2007

By Shanika Whaley City Times He is highly respected by the faculty and students at San Diego City College. His teaching career began before most students were born and he has worked with some amazing musicians through the years. Winston Butler, City's dean of Arts and Humanities, has retired. After being in the teaching profession for over 36 years, he felt that it was time...

Human Rights Fair brings awareness to City

Rebecca Saffran and Emily Pfaff and Rebecca Saffran and Emily Pfaff

May 21, 2007

By Rebecca Saffran and Emily Pfaff City Times The City College chapter of Amnesty International hosted its first Human Rights Festival May 8-9 on campus to raise awareness of domestic and global issues in the hopes of encouraging students to take action. Students established Amnesty International (AI) at City just this past year, but AI worldwide has worked to have over...

Halley’s Comet’s got nothing on Bauer’s asteroid

Lauren Ciallella and Lauren Ciallella

May 7, 2007

By Lauren Ciallella City Times With nearly 40 years of teaching at City College, professor John Bauer inspired his astronomy and physics students far beyond the classroom with his hands-on, on-site approach to astronomical observation. Although Bauer died in 2003, his memory lives on through a main belt asteroid named in his honor - 4525Johnbauer. "I wanted to pay my little,...

Student finds new direction in life through love of television

Mariana Lima and Mariana Lima

May 7, 2007

By Mariana Lima Contributor The life of a man was never the same after he watched TV. Andrew A. Edwards, 48, discovered a big passion for television production when he saw "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in a 2002 special about what it takes to air her program behind the scenes. "I was astounded," Edwards said. "An instant passion came over me and I decided to make television...

Day of celebration

Josie Salazar and Josie Salazar

May 7, 2007

City College's Language Department, World Cultures Program and Associated Student Government held the annual Language and Diversity Day celebration in Gorton Quad on April 26. The day was for students at City to celebrate their rich multicultural student body with food, dance music and art from around the world. Students were able to travel around to the 'world' tables and...

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