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The award-winning Legend magazine is published by the student staff of City Times once a semester. Legend provides students the opportunity for class workshops and hands0n experience in writing, editing, and producing a magazine alongside a news website and newspaper.

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The American Nightmare

The American Nightmare

A look into the modern black American experience
CJ Stevenson, Legend Staff May 23, 2018

In a 1967 NBC News interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, roughly three and half years after his famous “I Have Dream” speech on the Washington Monument, King explained to the interviewer that his...

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The Green Rush

Gabe Rivera , Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2018

Spring 2016 Issue: The smell is intoxicating from the moment you enter the house. Through a room lined with plastic, a light bright as day shines from inside and as you pull the curtains apart, a sea...

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Legend Magazine Editor-in-Chief Angelica Wallingford in the Arts & Humanities/Business Technology Quad on May 14. Photo credit: David Pradel

Editor’s Note

Angelica Wallingford May 21, 2015

Dear readers, Hunched over my computer looking through edit after edit of this issue, I noticed one common theme within all the stories: community. Community is almost always associated with your neighborhood,...

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A long line of people snaking around dividers to get through Customs is an everyday occurrence for some individuals. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

Crossing Borders

One City College student’s daily routine getting to and from school in one of America’s busiest border towns
Laura Sanchez May 21, 2015

The Tijuana-San Diego border is a nonstop pumping vessel. It never sleeps. Thousands of people flood the border every morning as part of their daily routine. When most San Diegans are tossing and turning...

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A San Diego icon, the Ocean Beach Pier is home to surfers, anglers and sun-seekers alike. After a long day of soaking up sun and catching waves, check out the variety of bars and restaurants just down the road.

Tourist’s Guide to San Diego

The stereotypical places that are a must for everyone visiting America's finest city
May 21, 2015

There are many reasons why San Diego is named “America’s Finest City.” It was where pop-punk legends Blink-182 got their start, the place where the largest avocado crops in the country are grown,...

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San Diego, As Told By Locals

San Diego, As Told By Locals

Inspired by VICE News, Legend magazine staffers give their take
 on the hot spots that don’t appear on travel guides or destination shows
Angelica Wallingford May 21, 2015

San Diego has been covered by almost every travel show imaginable. There have been guides upon guides writing about where to and what to see while vacationers spend a week or two here. Those are all...

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(From left to right) Xtreme Justice League members El Commandante, Chief Diplomacy, Grim, The Third Eye, Violet Valkyrie and Spartan Warrior surveying the streets of Downtown San Diego.

Street Superheroes

A couple of nights with San Diego’s own mysterious band of Downtown heroes
Joe Kendall May 21, 2015

“Does that thing record video?” Spartan asks from the front seat looking at my camera. “Yeah," I reply. "But I’m mostly here just to take photos." “Well if someone gets stabbed can you...

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San Diego City College student Robert Black, 56, works on a Psychology Statistics paper on one of the many computers in the Learning Resource Center on April 30. Photo credit: Mark Elliott

No Gray Area Here

A look at the older generation of students on the way to achieving their goals at San Diego City College
Mark Elliott May 21, 2015

“We’re agents of change …” Anyone riding a San Diego trolley who has seen the plastered-on ad knows that much about San Diego City College students. There is a profile roster of world changers...

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A visitor at the Bikes del Pueblo tent of the City Heights Farmers Market changes the bearings in the axle of a wheel from his bike with help and guidance from volunteers on April 18. Photo credit: Torrey Spoerer

Cycling the D.I.Y. Skills

San Diego's only bike kitchen still thriving despite challenges
Torrey Spoerer May 21, 2015

Alfredo originally bought his vintage Raleigh road bicycle for only $5, but he has also spent $300 over the past three years on repairs and maintenance. $100 per year on an outdated vintage ride, however,...

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Ana Brown, Bob Green and Teresa Montero on air during the Breakfast Burrito Club morning radio show. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Radio Pulso

Community powered airways broadcasting from the Barrio
Laura Sanchez May 19, 2015

Nothing nourishes the drained body like a breakfast burrito after one of “those nights” of too many beers and shots. That greasy overload of carbs and fat brings anyone back to life after flushing...

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Adrienne Mccue (left) is inspired by athletic wear and bases her outfits on what shoes  and snapback she decides to wear that day. Alice Kiddo’s style (right) is driven by video games and comic book superheroes such Storm from X-Men, which inspired her androgynous haircut. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Obscuring Gender

Fashion trends that are moving toward subverting the boundaries of gender binaries
Laura Sanchez May 19, 2015

Color broadcast television was introduced in the United States in 1953. By the 1970s, an entire spectrum of coloration imbued the public vision with diversified tones and shades. For the very first time,...

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Cory Markiest. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Lyrics to Inspire the Youth

Franchesca Walker and Richard Lomibao May 19, 2015

Cory Markiest waits on a ledge area of the rooftop of a parking structure eager to begin production for a "One Shot" video submission. A joking argument about constellations arises between Cory and Jake...

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