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LEGEND: Holidays can still be celebrated from home

City Times offers students a pandemic-friendly, practical guide for holiday celebrations
Deserie Larios, Staff Writer December 21, 2020
With San Diego moving to the purple tier, California’s strictest level, many students and families are wondering how to quarantine efficiently during the holiday season. City Times offers activities you can still do safely and at a distance during the pandemic.
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CA Covid-19 Alert

BREAKING: Alert announces new stay-at-home orders

The order will last for the next 3 weeks
Gabriel Schneider, Managing Editor December 8, 2020
California has issued another stay-at-home order sent over an Emergency Alert to mobile devices today. 
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Latino communities suffering disproportionately from COVID-19

San Diego moved into most restrictive purple tier on Nov. 10
Katia Pechenkina, Staff Writer November 10, 2020
The virus has exposed racial, healthcare and housing disparities that have existed for generations and have left the Latino community more predisposed and vulnerable to COVID-19.
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Ricky Shabazz

City College convocation offers view of what to expect through pandemic

President Ricky Shabazz, Chancellor Constance Carroll share updates in dressed-down virtual ceremony
Christina Painton, Staff Writer August 31, 2020
Instead of seeing President Ricky Shabazz in a suit and tie speaking on a stage behind a podium, students, faculty, staff and administrators tuned in for a virtual convocation on August 14.
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Timeline: The Impact of COVID-19

Timeline: The impact of COVID-19

The roots of the current pandemic trace back to late last year in China
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer June 10, 2020
San Diego City College has directly been affected by the spread of coronavirus, causing the shutdown of campus on March 16 through the fall 2020 semester. But the origins of COVID-19 go much further back. View an interactive timeline going back to the beginning of the pandemic.
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India Marsh’s 7-year-old daughter does her second-grade her homework online due to distance learning. India Marsh photo

City College students with children juggle school work, motherhood

Single moms get creative to keep their kids entertained
Sophia Traylor, Staff Writer June 9, 2020
As the spring semester at San Diego City College came to a close, Tanisha Taylor and India Marsh found creative ways to pair being a single parent with juggling classes. 
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REVIEW: ‘Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story’ shines light on injustice

The documentary showcases the victim of a broken social justice system
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer June 3, 2020
Brown’s experience in the justice system as a person of color is a common social issue faced by many for decades and is still shown today through the current events such as the Black Lives Matter protest after the death of George Floyd by officer Derek Chauvin.
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VIDEO: City College volleyball commit overcomes change during pandemic

High school students like Geenen saw massive changes to their senior year
Vicky Pineda, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2020
Mission Bay High School senior Jillian Geenen recently shared her story about committing to San Diego City College to play volleyball.
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Geisel Library, UC San Diego

City College EOPS advises students on transferring

The online forum included representatives from UC San Diego
Chris LeFall, Staff Writer May 28, 2020
City College students concerned about the impact of the pandemic on transferring brought questions to an EOPS forum on Zoom on May 13.
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Professor Caitlin Fares from San Diego City College working on her desk

UPDATE: City College professors share the challenges of remote learning

Online classes have perks and disadvantages, but the quick transition to remote learning has been a struggle for some faculty
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, Managing Editor May 27, 2020
The SDCCD provided a week of training to professors to prepare for remote learning. Students and faculty, including those who had already been teaching online, had to adapt to the quick transition.
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Eloy Ortiz Oakley on Zoom

California community colleges sue federal government over aid

The office of the state chancellor is pushing back on eligibility requirements
Valerie Vizcarra, Staff Writer May 22, 2020
The state chancellor's office filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the eligibility requirements of emergency relief funds.
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Promise Program meeting on Zoom

San Diego Promise reaches out to 2020 grads

The program has served over 4,000 students in four years
Uyen Pham and Elisabeth Vermeulen May 21, 2020
Promise program coordinator Brenda Torres discussed program eligibility, benefits of participating, steps to applying in a virtual info session.
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