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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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Nicole, a member of the student organization M.E.Ch.A., speaks to the crowd at a rally honoring the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, September 26, 2023. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

Ayotzinapa 9 years later: M.E.Ch.A rallies to raise awareness, seek justice on disappearance of 43 Mexican students

City College students commemorate rural teachers’ college students who disappeared on their way to honor victims of historic Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Sean Monney, and Marco Guajardo September 27, 2023
Nine years after 43 prospective teachers were disappeared in Iguala, Mexico, members of M.E.Ch.A of San Diego City College rallied on campus on Sept. 26 to commemorate the events
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Gary Rodas, a former City College student, admires one of the Impala Car Club lowriders while attending the Noche de Familia event in support of his girlfriend, September 20, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar/City Times Media

GALLERY: City College Noche de Familia passes the vibe check, welcomes community with open arms

Office of Student Affairs, Promise Program hosted capacity event, showcasing the campus planetarium, TV studio and lowriders
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist September 22, 2023

Warm tortillas and carne asada perfumed the evening air as hanging tangerine, fuschia and lightsaber blue papel picado beckoned incoming students and their families onto the A building terrace of San Diego...

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Academic Senate President Maria Jose Zeledon-Perez speaks at Fall Convocation, August 17, 2023. Zeledon-Perez is actively recruiting faculty to serve as senators in the Academic Senate. Photo courtesy of San Diego City College Flickr

Academic Senate gives City College faculty a voice as part of shared governance model

The 33-member advisory council takes its participatory decision-making all the way to the district and Board of Trustees policies, always looking to fill senate seats
Marco Guajardo, Editor in Chief September 22, 2023
The Academic Senate, made up of City College faculty and professors, is continuously seeking to fill its 33 seats. It is part of the broader participatory shared governance model under which City College operates.
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Thomas Waters, left, an environmental engineering major at City College, talks with, from left, Silvia Mohr, Barbara Shurgot and Jessie Allendorf representing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, September 18, 2023. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

Suicide Prevention Fair returns to City College, connecting students, staff to resources

Over a dozen community, campus organizations represented at Sept. 18 event
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 21, 2023
Representatives from campus health care and various community organizations offered life-affirming services.
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Denja Harris demonstrates tufting using yarn at City College, September 14, 2023. Photo by Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media

Experimental fiber artist gives tufting demonstration at City College

Emerging artist Denja Harris gives an interactive and improvised presentation of her artistic process to City students
Bailey Kohnen, Multimedia Journalist September 20, 2023
Tufting is an ancient embroidery technique which involves pulling a thread through a base cloth to form a loop. The audience suggested colors to add to the composition and conversed with the artist throughout the demo
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Demolition crews began transforming the site of the old Child Development Center Tuesday, September 19, 2023. San Diego City College envisions this site to include up to 800 units by early 2028. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

BREAKING: City College is one step closer to on-campus affordable student housing

Demolition began today on the site of the future high-rise complex
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 19, 2023
Each unit will house 2-4 students and first serve students with housing needs, including low-income, veterans and foster youth. The complex will offer shared spaces like laundry facilities, dining halls, student study spaces and student support programs
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San Diego City College students Orion Bailey, left, Maya Guitierrez, middle, and Haily Cameros, right, were among those who shared their thoughts on the on-campus affordable housing project. City Times staff photos

VOICES: Students react to affordable housing project coming to City College

Demolition of the old Childhood Development Center began on Sept. 19; officials say project could be completed in 2028
Ren Charifa, Luz Jaimes, and Kevin Ouellette September 19, 2023

San Diego City College began demolishing the old Childhood Development Center today to make way for affordable student housing. Three journalists from the City Times interviewed students on campus to...

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City College engineering student and cross country team member Emmanuel Zavala Brown runs on a treadmill in the Fitness Center, Sept. 14, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

VIDEO: Open gym access unlikely to return to City College. Exercise science classes offer alternatives.

Enrollment in Fitness Center classes is too low to allow for open student access, but fitness trends point to greater gym use in future
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 15, 2023
On the north side of the San Diego City College campus sits the 3,000-square-foot Fitness Center, fully equipped with weights and cardio machines. Most students will likely never step foot in it.
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