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City College COVID-19 test site welcomes students back

The campus testing location at City is ready for athletes and a phased-in return of students and staff to campus
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist February 3, 2022
City College’s COVID-19 testing site is ramping up as students return to campus this spring.
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VIDEO: Fresh veggie sliders kick off spring semester of #CityCookingChallenge

Host Susana Serrano transforms City College's Hunger Action Day ingredients into another healthy, delicious meal
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Journalist February 2, 2022
Utilizing the onions, canned beans, bread and rice from Hunger Action Day, host Susana Serrano made veggie sliders to kick off the first #citycookingchallenge of the semester. 
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Spring semester begins at City College

City Times Media breaks down what you need to know for the first week back
As the spring semester kicks off in earnest and San Diego City College inches back to full-time on-campus instruction, some students may be venturing onto campus for the very first time. Here are some updates to help you get (re)acquainted with campus.
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City College student retention the focus of spring convocation

With a drop in student enrollment, City administrators allocate funds toward amenities, new hires and campus improvements
Philip Salata and Kathy Archibald January 28, 2022
San Diego City College administrators held Spring Convocation 2022 on Zoom on Jan. 27, kicking off the phased-in return to campus announced by the district due to the omicron surge.
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Sylvia Ramirez welcomes students at desk for 2019 FOD Scholarship Luncheon

City College poised to offer scholarships to Indigenous students (with update)

Among updates on the phase-in to on-campus instruction President Ricky Shabazz announces developments on Land Acknowledgement efforts
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist January 25, 2022
Funding tribal colleges has helped address some of the basic barriers to accessing higher education. The question remains as to what public institutions will do to create a more hospitable environment.
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San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz called December’s Fall Fest a trial run for events to come in the spring semester, but a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant has delayed the return to on-site activities. Photo by Jakob McWhinney/City Times Media

Amid omicron surge, SDCCD officials announce delayed return to in-person instruction

Students can expect a phased-in return to campus beginning Feb. 22, with a full return by March 7
Jakob McWhinney January 19, 2022
Twelve days before the start of the spring 2022 semester, San Diego Community College District officials updated their already delayed return to full on-campus instruction due to a spike in regional COVID-19 infection numbers.
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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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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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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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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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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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