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Jillian Geenen setting

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

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.

City College homeless shelter worker copes with new reality

Cyanne Knight

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.

City College student studying at LRC

Where to pull an all-nighter in San Diego

December 9, 2019

With winter intersession just around the corner, college students are looking for a place to study. Luckily, San Diego is equipped with many coffee shops that are open 24 hours.

A woman presents Humberto Gurmilan with a big check.

City College professor is giving the dream

November 20, 2019

Every grownup was once a kid who wanted to be something when they grew up. Finding a person who lived out their first dream is rare for various reasons.

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HOW TO: Check out the fall 2019 edition of Legend

November 19, 2019

The cover story of this edition of the Legend takes a closer look at the cost of addiction to vaping products.

A graphic of a skull vaping

Vaping related lung injuries reveal cost of addiction

November 9, 2019

Electronic cigarettes were introduced as a less harmful and more attractive option than cigarettes. With their easy-to-hide appearance and fruity flavors, vaping products are an alluring item to many, yet they hide one key element: they are highly addictive.

City College artists and models gathered at Idea1 in downtown San Diego for BREAKTHROUGH: The Future

City FX offers a unique opportunity for community college students

November 9, 2019

San Diego City College is home to a unique curriculum called City FX, which is a special effects makeup program created to offer students an affordable way to study and learn how to create prosthetics. 

Lisa Chaddock teaches a group of students while on a hike.

City College professor passes on her love of the environment

November 8, 2019

Professor Lisa Chaddock teaches geography at San Diego City College, but when she is not in the classroom, she spends her time as an advisor for the Audubon Society on campus.

Gary Tallaksen enrolled to be a City College student in the drama department as a way to deal with the loneliness from his son's out-of-state move. By David Ahumada/City Times

A different kind of family drama hit the City College stage

May 20, 2019

The stage has become the family business for the Tallaksen family. But this endeavor did not follow the traditional father-to-son route.

San Diego City College graduate David Pradel captured the ups and downs of the men's basketball championship season. By David Ahumada/City Times

City College graduate, filmmaker, keeps legacy of championship season

May 14, 2019

David Pradel was a student reporter for Newscene during the fall 2016 semester, working on a sports news package for the weekly television news broadcast, when he noticed something.

Vanessa Tirado could not stay away from softball. By Jonny Rico/City Times

UCSD student doubles up at City College for the love of the game

May 7, 2019

Vanessa Tirado is more student than athlete. That isn’t a knock on her ability. In fact, Tirado has been instrumental in the San Diego City College softball team’s surprising turn around this season.

Lola Cheatham sitting in her vehicle

The uncertain road to (a) home for City College student

April 22, 2019

A new law prohibiting vehicle habitation in San Diego was sent to a full city council vote on April 17. San Diego City College student Lola Cheatham was affected by the vehicle habitation prohibition.

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