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Beauty on the cheap

Beauty on the cheap

September 27, 2011

Cosmetology Deparment offers services at half the cost to students   Walking into City College’s Cosmetology Department is not unlike going in...

Frugal Foodie: A ‘1950’s style’ burger joint

Frugal Foodie: A ‘1950’s style’ burger joint

September 27, 2011

Smashburger is a burger joint, but not like McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr. or In-n-Out. It’s a real burger joint. The atmosphere, the seating,...

Martin says no to ‘no’

Brian Lett and Brian Lett

May 10, 2011

"No one gets to their position of life alone. No one reaches the heights of their abilities alone, without nurturing and support. But at the same time, no one falls to the depth of despair alone." These are the inspirational words of George Maurice, father of San Diego City College student and avid activist Maurice Martin. It was through these words and the help of family,...

Annual robotics olympics held on City College campus

Cecilia Areta and Cecilia Areta

May 10, 2011

The Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement program (MESA) held their annual Olympics and robotics competition in the campus cafeteria on April 30. City College, Southwestern College, San Diego State University and other MESA groups in San Diego and Imperial Valley participated in the event. Teams of four competed in solving technical problems in math, physics,...

School’s Out For Summer

Vanessa Diaz and Vanessa Diaz

May 10, 2011

Alice Coopers' song is what popped into my head when hearing about the San Diego City College cuts for the summer of 2011. What are students to do with their extra time? Why not take advantage of all San Diego has to offer in various parts of the county. Music Festivals, Concerts The North Park Festival of the Arts will take place May 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free...

Vegans like it raw, not bland

Rachel Keown-Burke and Rachel Keown-Burke

May 10, 2011

"Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn ... life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat ... or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living. Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit..." explains Anthony Bourdain, author, culinary mogul and Travel...

Perspective: Eating healthy is tough but worth it

Sandra Galindo and Sandra Galindo

May 10, 2011

Back in March, instructor Ruby Wilson asked me and the other students in her aerobic dance class to complete a chart of all the food they were consuming in a week. I smiled. Confident that this was the easiest homework in all my classes, I started my new task, making sure I wrote down even the gum I was chewing, as she requested. But when I returned my paper the following...

Center frame

Anulak Singphiphat

October 12, 2010

From unexposed film to a fully functional work of art, San Diego City College's new photography facility has the makings to become the hub of everything photographic in San Diego. The Photography department had a successful grand opening show in the new photography gallery, Luxe on Sept. 24. More than three hundred guests attended the first City College Faculty Photography...

A lesson in pain

Anulak Singphiphat

October 12, 2010

Douglas Welsh is a professor of photography at San Diego City College. He teaches Traditional Black and White Photography and Digital Photography. He has been a full-time tenured high school photography teacher at San Diego School Of Creative and Performing Arts for 17 years. Welsh also teaches master classes in digital and fine art photography to educators at the annual...

Draw a Bird Day

Evonne Ermey

April 6, 2010

Grab your pencils, ready, set, draw! April 8 is national Draw A Bird Day. The origins of this day are a little sketchy, but there are multiple sources on the web, including Wikipedia, sighting this day as not just a national holiday, but as a celebratory day we share with several European countries and even Australia. This day is not necessarily about artistic ability so don't...

What’s better than a free lunch?

Heidi Stenquist

December 8, 2009

How about a free haircut? I actually got an invitation in the mail with my name on it from Fantastic Sams in Point Loma with no strings attached, so in I went. A nice surprise and something I needed, this offer was to welcome me to the area and of course for a possible re-occurring business opportunity. It worked. Companies like Fantastic Sams and others are seeking the competitive...

‘Learn a different language, get a new soul’

Vanessa Gomez

December 8, 2009

var uslide_show_id = "f4dfbbac-23d9-4e13-9ff5-8878bf5315ef";var slideshowwidth = "468";var linktext = ""; According to a Czech proverb, when you "learn a new language," you "get a new soul." Maybe City students didn't trade in their souls for new ones, but they definitely got a peek into the souls of other cultures from around the world on Dec 2. The Language Day in Go...

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