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Spice up your playlist with alternative Christmas carols

Shane Finneran

December 14, 2010

Everyone loves "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls," but to add some spice to your holiday playlist, consider some of the season's sassier songs. "Christmas in Hollis," a 1987 gift from Run DMC, got air time in the movie "Die Hard" and is probably hip-hop's first venture into the holiday genre. The opening verse tells the story of a young man who finds Santa's wallet: A mi...

Holidays at Gaslamp Reading Cinemas

Mollie Shepardson

December 14, 2010

The holidays are full of traditions such as baking cookies, singing carols, decorating the house -- and watching movies. This year, you may be able to catch one of your favorite seasonal films at the Reading Cinemas in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp District. From Dec. 13 through Christmas Eve, some traditional holiday classics -- along with some "not quite Christmas" films...

Study abroad, explore the world

Steven Hawkins

December 14, 2010

San Diego City College offers a variety of Study Abroad programs to current students interested in expanding their horizons and learning useful life skills. Marion Froehlich, the International Education Coordinator of City College, stated that "students make progress towards completing the requirements of their educational plans to transfer to a four-year university while...

Miramontes doesn’t work alone

Mark Rivera

December 14, 2010

Dada and surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp once said, "I don't believe in art. I believe in artists." This idea -- that art is more about collaboration and the making of personal connections through the medium -- is what drives the creative energy in artist Eddie Miramontes, a City College student. "A lot of the things that I want to do artistically is going to involve a lot...

All I want for Christmas is…

Mollie Shepardson

December 14, 2010

This time of year is when your relatives and friends turn into Sherlock Holmes proteges and begin to snoop for clues as to what holiday gifts to present you with on December 25. This year, save them the time and energy by handing them - or better yet, posting on your social networking site - your wish list. With finals, essays, equations and theorems swirling around in your...

Staffer’s quilts keep workplace warm

Jennifer Manalili

December 14, 2010

D' Andrea Mitchell, City College's famous quilter, works as a student assistant technician in the Financial Aid office, and her love of quilt-making has earned her recognition from many staffers and students. Mitchell's work can be seen throughout the office, where a quilt is displayed on almost every employee's wall. The colorful quilts provide a homey and calming effect. "If...

Urbanities

Michele Suthers

December 14, 2010

Urban art revival

Shane Finneran

December 14, 2010

From a hairy monster wearing nothing but men's briefs to a thorn-crowned Jesus with a beef-cow body, the diverse images of Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape are an experience to behold. Galleries at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on Kettner Boulevard feature work from urban impresarios such as Banksy and Ezine, while select buildings...

Burgess celebrates the holidays

Troy Bryant Orem

December 14, 2010

Recipe: prepare your own Tofurkey

Colonna Family Thanksgiving Recipes

November 16, 2010

1 stuffed Tofurkey Roast 4, 5, or 6 little, white potatoes. Washed and scrubbed with a vegetable brush, then quartered. 3 medium to large carrots. Scrubbed, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces. (Alternatively, about 10 baby carrots cut in half also works fine.) 1 large onion, cut in half and each half quartered. 12 whole cloves. (optional) This doesn't quite make me think...

15-minute simple pumpkin pie recipe

Mollie Shepardson

November 16, 2010

Ingredients: 3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping 1 graham cracker pre-made pie crust 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1 cup milk 2 3.4-oz. packages vanilla instant pudding 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 8-oz. container thawed whipped cream Step One Pour 1/2 cup of the caramel ice cream topping over the pie crust, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the chopped pecans. ...

Thanksgiving on a budget

Ricky Soltero

November 16, 2010

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the ever-so-stressing Thanksgiving dinner madness is knocking on your door. Plenty are still debating whether they want to cook, and most are still trying to figure out what they are going to do, some because they just don't have the cooking ability and others because of sheer laziness. You know you are contemplating on that pre-cooked...

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