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Preparing for success

Cecilia Areta

April 4, 2011

Most applicants do not realize the importance of cover letters. Having one at hand can make you a more competitive job seeker. Writing one is not as difficult as it seems. It is an opportunity for potential candidates to speak directly to the hiring manager. The hardest part is cutting out unnecessary details while still having your personality shine through. Counselor Perla...

Robotics Team enters Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

Fernando Yates

April 4, 2011

Not many students would choose to have class on Fridays. Less still would choose to have class on Saturdays. The students that make up San Diego City Robotics choose to have class on Saturdays, and in class they build a robot. San Diego City Robotics is linked to Engineering 50 in the catalog and has the goal of designing and building a functioning automated submarine to compete...

Trail Review: Take a breath of fresh air

Olivia Holt

April 4, 2011

There's nothing like the great outdoors to escape the hectic school and work load. Hiking is a great way to get some cardio in, while getting in touch with nature, reloading your inner energy, discovering something new and enjoying the diverse San Diego terrain. Here are three of my favorite hiking trails in San Diego County: Cowles Mountain is a great place to get you're...

Restaurant Review:You say you want an Evolution?

April 4, 2011

On any given corner of the San Diego metropolitan area, one can find an assault of restaurants that offer coma-inducing portions of surf and turf, or tormentingly sweet indulgences that leave some repenting upon the scale. However, tucked away near the Hillcrest area at Fifth Avenue and Quince Street, one block west of Balboa Park, is Evolution, a guiltless, vegan drive-thru...

History of gaming

Fernando Yates

March 21, 2011

In this digital age, video games are now starting to lose their stigma. "Super Mario Brothers," "World of Warcraft," "Halo" and "Grand Theft Auto" are now part of popular culture. Even "casual" games like "Angry Birds," which started on the iPhone, is getting a board game and cartoon movie. The new generation of gamers may think of video games as something modern that revolves...

Addiction has a new friend

Scott McLean

March 21, 2011

The new "Gran Turismo 5 in 3D" video game for PlayStation 3 gives the user a sense of the old and the new, all in one game. "Gran Turismo" started back when, in my opinion, games were much easier and fun to play. In recent years, most games have gotten so complex that it takes hours of practice to even be able to get past the first level. "Gran Turismo 5" is not one of those...

Pee Wee’s food for the soul

Scott McLean

March 21, 2011

Sister Pee Wee's Soul Food in Grant Hill is a very small but lively restaurant located near downtown San Diego. Sister Pee Wee's offers an old but eclectic mix of food and characters. There is no set menu, no person to seat you, and when you enter, it feels as if you walked into some random person's kitchen. The menu at Wee's is one of the restaurant's greatest draws. You...

Hip-hop nation

Cecilia Areta

March 21, 2011

"The youth is the solution to real change," said Education for All member Marcos Perez. "Hip-hop allows freedom of expression." On March 9, Education for All, the Socialist Club, and Poetic LIP Movement held a "speak out" to students in Curran Plaza. The demonstration asked students to step up to the microphone and speak freely about what is happening around the world and...

iPad 2: Better, stronger, faster

Fernando Yates

March 21, 2011

Apple released the much-anticipated iPad 2 March 11. The tablet sold out at many stores during the weekend, and the wait period for online orders is now weeks long. Apple has yet to release the total sales numbers at the time of this writing, but many believe that this version of the tablet will be more successful than the original. Apple announced the new, redesigned iPad...

Review: A mid-1800s misstep for U.S. Irish

Shane Finneran

March 8, 2011

"The Irish are the blacks of Europe," says the band manager in "The Commitments," the 1991 movie about his quest to put together a soul act in pale, white Dublin. "Say it loud -- I'm black and I'm proud." Noel Ignatiev, a Massachusetts College of Art history professor and controversial scholar of American race relations, uses that classic line to kick off "How the Irish Became...

St. Patrick now and then

Cecilia Areta

March 8, 2011

Today many Americans presume that St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is an arbitrary and casual holiday used as an excuse to drink beer and wear green. According to San Diego City College professor Joseph Radzikowski, "It's a day everyone wants to be Irish." Many participate in the annual celebration. But what is really behind the traditions of wearing green in prevention of the...

More than just leprechauns

Megan Rose Bartell

March 8, 2011

This March, while planning your devious drinking escapades for St. Patrick's Day, consider watching one of these Irish-themed films. Whether it's the Irish brogue, the scenic green countryside or the magical leprechauns, these picks are perfect to watch while you're curled up on the couch in your green pajamas. "Once" This 2006 independent romantic musical filmed in Dublin...

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