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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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The City College Suicide Prevention Fair, like this one in 2019, allows students to learn more about life-affirming health services on Sept. 18. File photo by Sonny Garibay/City Times Media

City College Student Health Center to host suicide prevention fair

The Sept. 18 event is open to all students and staff. Food, therapy animals and educational materials on suicide prevention will be available
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2023
The Student Health Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention Fair Monday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the A Building Patio. The fair will provide catering, therapy animals and information on life-affirming health services.
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The Career Center is located on the third floor of the A building in A-301. The center also provides an online job board through Handshake for students enrolled remotely. Photo by Luz Jaimes/City Times Media

VIDEO: City College Career Center offers services, resources for students seeking support

Upcoming workshops for student success offer industry and career preparation insights
Luz Jaimes, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2023
The Career Center at San Diego City College is hosting several workshops through November, both in-person and on Zoom, to help students with their career goals.
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Jillian Fortner, pictured at the Newscene anchor desk in the City Times Media studio, started her career with CCTV in 2021. Photo courtesy of Jillian Fortner

City College’s Jillian Fortner took home a student Emmy this summer. Here’s how she got started.

Now a multimedia journalist at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon, Fortner credits City Times Media for her success
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist September 12, 2023
Jillian Fortner won a Regional Student Emmy in June for her work with City Times Media in June. If you tuned in to City Times Media’s weekly TV news production, Newscene, in the last two years, you most likely saw her. 
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To be successful in The Amazing City College U.S. Constitution Race, students should be familiar with the 10 amendments that make up the Bill of Rights, according to history professor Susan Hasegawa. Canva photo

U.S. Constitution race around City College campus promises to be ‘amazing’

Students can win $50 gift cards collecting amendments, using them to solve a final Bill of Rights puzzle on Sept. 13
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist September 11, 2023
The Amazing City College U.S. Constitution Racewill be held Wednesday, September 13 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event, inspired by the CBS show “The Amazing Race,”  is sponsored by the history and political science departments at City College.
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Zachary Simpson stands outside the V building, which houses the nursing program, on the City College campus, August 26, 2023. Photo courtesy of Madeleine Outlaw

City College student creates his own aesthetic in No. 3 rated nursing program

Reality TV created an interest that Zachary Simpson is turning into a career
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist September 8, 2023
Growing up, Zachary Simpson was drawn to online media and TV shows about plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. As he and his cohort near completion of their pandemic-delayed studies in San Diego City College’s nursing program in December, Simpson said he has found his lane in the practice of aesthetic and cosmetic nursing. 
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City College students wait in line at the financial aid office, August 31, 2023. Students can visit the office to get information about the Federal Work Study program. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

City College recruiting students for Federal Work Study program

Part-time employment for students with financial need available on campus
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 6, 2023
City College is now recruiting students for Federal Work Study, which offers students part-time work opportunities in several different departments on campus.
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