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Fast connections to the internet are a promised feature of the new SDCCD-Campus-Connect Wi-Fi network coming November 2023. Vince Outlaw/City Times Media

Spotty coverage to end as Wi-Fi update at City College rolls out

District-wide initiative promises enhanced speed and security, guest network scheduled for November completion
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist October 23, 2023
A new Wi-Fi system, SDCCD-Campus-Connect, has become available on the City College campus in and around the AH and BT buildings. 
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Mario Ceballos, founder of the POC Fungi Community, slides chopped garlic into a cazo, while a bag of huitlacoche sits on the table during the food preparation part of “Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Discussion & Food Demonstration with Huitlacoche,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Indigenous food huitlacoche comes to City College, bringing path to food sovereignty, connection with ancestral roots

The World Cultures Program invited students to meet the nutrient-dense corn fungus historically revered by indigenous cultures
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 20, 2023
Huitlacoche is an edible fungus in Mexican cuisine that grows exclusively on corn. Today, this ancestral food is labeled by the National Institute of Health as a pathogen, or a plague.
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Second-year child development student Naomi Laguna works in the Curran Plaza. Laguna is a former Promise Program student, Oct. 5, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/ City TImes Media

City College program promises free tuition. SDCCD says over 6K students have taken advantage.

Promise Program students get access to priority counseling, registration and support
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 18, 2023
To be eligible for the Promise Program, students must be first-time college students or returning SDCCD students who have not enrolled in classes for three or more semesters excluding summer.
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San Francisco State University recruiter Dereice Dawson, right, speaks to City College student David Agboola, left, at the City College Transfer Fair, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

College recruiters offer best tips, advice for City College students at Fall Transfer Fair

Over 40 representatives from UCs, Cal States and private/independent colleges and universities attended the event
City Times Staff October 17, 2023
The Transfer Center invited students to meet with over 40 university representatives at the Fall Transfer Fair. City Times Media reporters gathered essential insights from 15 of those school representatives.
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Sirad Shirdon gives a flu shot to City College student Jett Brazeau at the Student Health Clinic-sponsored vaccination event in D-121, October 16, 2023. Photo by Tresean Osgood, City Times Media

VIDEO: City College offering free flu shots on campus

Shots available for all students, staff, faculty, friends, family and community members starting on Oct. 16
Roxanne Vieira, Multimedia Journalist October 16, 2023
Free flu vaccinations are being offered to San Diego City College students and others at events on campus starting on Oct. 16.
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Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern College performs before audience members in the live room for the launch of the MUSIC@CITY “Live from the Studio” series at San Diego City College on Oct. 4, 2023. Photo by Vince Outlaw/City Times Media

City College music debuts live-audience streaming series with mariachi group (with video)

Inaugural installment features a 13-piece ensemble from the first-in-the-nation program based at Southwestern College
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist October 11, 2023
Mariachi Garibaldi, an ensemble from Southwestern College, performed compositions in multiple styles of music, including polka, bolero, huapango and son in -- and streaming from -- the on-campus recording studio at San Diego City College. 
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Program Support Technician Jahaziel Arredondo Aguilera works at the Mental Health Center welcome desk, Oct. 10, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Middle East war prompts City College to offer counseling resources to affected students, staff

Campus' Mental Health Center seeks to extend atmosphere of belonging, safety to community affected by ongoing conflict
Kevin Ouellette and Marco Guajardo October 10, 2023
As the violence in the region escalates, the campus Mental Health Center identified the need to provide coping support and confidential counseling resources for those affected by the war.
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Collapsed remains of the initial demolition of the old Child Development Center hang behind the excavator used to tear the walls down Tuesday morning, September 19, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar/City Times Media

TIMELINE: On-campus student housing coming to City College

Demolition has finally started on the future site of the affordable residential development. Here is a timeline of the project so far.
Bailey Kohnen and Ren Charifa October 6, 2023
Demolition began on the old child development center on Sept. 19, where the new housing will be located. Here's a timeline of the project so far.
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Jes Amador, a theater major, reads through her lines in a hallway outside of rehearsal. She prepares for her role as a nun in the upcoming play at City College, Salvation Road, Sept. 27, 2023. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

Former child actor returns to City College, performing in ‘Salvation Road’

After a years-long hiatus from acting, Jes Amador will take the stage as a nun in a play that looks at family, faith
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist October 5, 2023
Jes Amador is back at City College, after over a decade, and will be performing in “Salvation Road,” which opens Oct. 6. The performance will take place at the Black Box Theatre, which Amador describes as a hidden gem. 
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Jeremy Rho, left, Daniel Savala, center, and Lilac Kirkpatrick, right, rehearse a scene for Salvation Road debuting this week. Photo courtesy of Katie Rodda

City College’s first play of the season to open Oct. 6

The Black Box Theatre presents "Salvation Road," a production of the Dramatic Arts Program
Kevin Ouellette, Multimedia Journalist October 2, 2023
“Salvation Road” tells the story of college freshman Denise, who drops out of school to join a charismatic church, cutting contact with her family and friends.
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Stephan Davila Madrid, right, returns the pickleball to Nilo Ondevilla, left, on the other side of the net, Sept. 16, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

Pickleball makes its debut as a City College class

Nick Skvarna teaches pickleball at City College, a sport ‘everybody can play’
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 29, 2023
Pickleball is very popular right now, and according to a 2023 report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, is the fastest-growing sport in America for the third year in a row.
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A player lays out while playing the Mesoamerican ballgame. In the pre-colonial game, players pass a rubber ball around the court using their hips.  Photo credit: AJUPEME USA

6 World Cultures events you don’t want to miss this October at City College

Fall semester series exhibiting traditions from a spectrum of groups includes arts, presentations
Bailey Kohnen, Multimedia Journalist September 28, 2023
The Program offers a series on campus showcasing traditions from around the world, different identity spheres and abilities. The calendar includes presentations, concerts, art demos and film screenings. 
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