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Jillian Geenen setting

For student-athletes headed to City College, COVID-19 creates uncertainty

Jillian Geenen makes the most of her time while sports are on pause
Vicky Pineda, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2020
Mission Bay High School senior Jillian Geenen, who is set to play volleyball at City College in the fall, is still struggling to adjust to this new normal.
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Ty Johnson and Nicole Mckissick holding their dogs

City College student living the van life

Minimalist lifestyle has upsides, challenges during pandemic
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer April 22, 2020
Nicole Mckissick, her boyfriend Ty Johnson, and their two dogs arrived in San Diego in a 1998 Chevy Express in March 2019. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how McKissick lives.
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Cyanne Knight

City College homeless shelter worker copes with new reality

The San Diego Convention Center is being repurposed as a homeless shelter to prevent the further spread of COVID-19
Chris LeFall, Staff Writer April 13, 2020
With travel bans in place and all public gatherings canceled, the San Diego Convention Center is being used to house the unsheltered. City College social work student Cyanne Knight is at ground zero during the transitioning of the homeless population.
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Paula Quinonez, Ballet Folklorico, J&R Photography

A Folklorico dancer copes with the new way of life

Paula Quinonez explains her experience while in quarantine
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer April 9, 2020
Prior to the quarantine, Paula Quinonez would practice with her Ballet Folklorico troupe twice a week. Now the group meets weekly on a Zoom call to talk and dance.
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Lisa Chaddock in her garden

Geography professor brings comfort to students despite campus closure

With classes transitioning online on short notice, geography professor Lisa Chaddock makes the best out of the situation
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 3, 2020
Lisa Chaddock has been teaching physical geography at San Diego City College for 14 years. Throughout all her years of teaching, she has never experienced an outbreak such as COVID-19.
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Ludovica Fadini

Italian student at City College sees life change ‘drastically’ here, at home

As a foreign exchange student, Ludovica Fadini is not allowed to travel home to Italy
Chris LeFall, Staff Writer March 31, 2020
There have been nearly 102,000 positive cases in Italy, and 11,591 deaths due to the coronavirus, as of March 30. And Ludovica Fadini, a foreign exchange student at San Diego City College from Milan, is helpless to do anything.
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City College math professor ‘didn’t think the semester was gonna start’

Statistics professor Carolyn Thomas initially faced with resistance over her coronavirus concerns
Sophia Traylor, Staff Writer March 29, 2020
From day one of spring semester, City College statistics professor Carolyn Thomas brought information to class regarding the now widely known coronavirus, COVID-19. Having followed the case since early January, Thomas said, “I didn't think the semester was gonna start.”
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First Lady Michelle Obama in a r4ed suit dancing with her eyes close with a group of girls in blue shirts.

Decade Review: Female Empowerment

The 2010s were full of milestones for women
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor December 31, 2019
The 2010s was a decade of progress, one thing that stands out is female empowerment and feminism. Let’s step back and take a look at what made the 2010s so great in female empowerment:
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Famous meme features a little girl with purple shirt, side-eyeing at the camera.

Decade Review: Going Viral

Social media made getting famous easier than ever in the 2010s
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor December 31, 2019
Is there anything more representative of the 2010s than going viral? Let’s step back and take a look at some of the most viral moments of the 2010s:
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Stack of books

Decade Review: Books

The last decade was one of change, and it is evident in literature.
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor December 28, 2019
Whether you want to escape reality or review some of the most memorable nonfiction books, here are 10 of the most popular books of the decade.
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Logo of Avengers: Endgame.

Decade Review: Movies

Movies over the decade.
Mikal Garcia, Staff Writer December 27, 2019
The past decade was dominated by superhero movies that won a trove of awards.
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Mr Padre with his blue Padres uniform.

Decade Review: Sports

A lot has happened with sports in the last decade, and with that, here are some of the most impactful and meaningful sports stories of the decade.
Vicky Pineda, Sports Editor December 26, 2019
Memorable sports moments of the decade.
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