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Beyond Anime-tion: It’s All Fun, Games and Revenge When Comic-Con Breaks Out the Anime

Angelica Wallingford

May 14, 2014

Cute little monsters that you capture and train, the alien hero who powers up to godlike status to save the world, a tentacle monster having relations with a scantily clad woman that is somehow related to her and giants robots. Those are typical anime stereotypes that are burned into people’s brains. However, over the years, anime has gone from a relatively obscure art form...

Evolution of the ‘Con’: How the Center of Nerd Culture Became a Phenomenon of its Own

Jennifer Manalili

May 14, 2014

  The lines are spiraling as the San Diego sun beats down on a couple thousand yards of tents that rest over a crowd that stretches behind the Convention Center toward the water. Thousands of people are standing in line. Many of them have been waiting since last night, some of them for days, huddled under the tent poles and amongst the white chain-linked crowd control...

Co-Editors-In-Chief Adam Baird and Amanda Rhoades discuss magazine production outside the new Science Building on Nov. 20.Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar.

Editors’ Note

December 12, 2013

Dear Readers,We write this to you from our cramped, messy newsroom at San Diego City College, where countless issues of City Times have been created and...

Two students stand across the street from City College's new theater in the 1970s. The complex, located on C Street, is now known as the Saville Theatre. Photo courtesy of the City Times archive.

Past and Present

December 11, 2013

San Diego City College was established in 1914 with only 5 members and 35 students. It would be the first community college in San Diego County. The campus...

Model Gerson Perez. Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar.

The Hardest Fight

December 11, 2013

In Latino communities, when we hear about AB 540 students, we immediately think about tenacity, struggle, perseverance, capacity, constant challenges; bu...

Photo credit: Jennifer Manalili.

A Tribute to Breakfast

December 11, 2013

How does that old saying go? Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but with busy schedules at work and at school, it may feel to...

Fair Trade Coffee Vs. Free Trade Coffee

A worker tends to coffee plants at the Maya Vinic Cooperative in Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico in August 2011. Photo courtesy of David Schmidt.

Sandra Galindo

December 10, 2013

Many students perform the daily ritual of drinking a cup of coffee at our cafeteria; what we don’t know is what is behind that much needed, energizing...

So much more than Gangnam Style

Illustration of South Korean pop-star, PSY.Photo credit: Adam Baird.

Jennifer Manalili

December 10, 2013

No one could have predicted the success of “Gangnam Style.” Many may have written PSY off as a one-hit wonder, but with his chubby exterio...

Financial Aid Secrets

Tom Swell

December 10, 2013

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Pell Grant? Board of Governor’s Waiver (BOGW)? Scholarships? Will any of these funds have to be paid back? Many students need extra cash while in school. The usual method of student loans is well promoted at City College. What about other methods? What about all those exotic scholarships, grants and study-in-Paris arrangements? There...

Rest in Peace: A Tribute and Retrospective on the (Dying) Zombie Trend

Jennifer Manalili

December 9, 2013

Nothing seems to be more predominate right now then our fascination with the undead, and it’s a phenomenon that continues to come back from the dead over and over again.Zombies for lack of a better word, reincarnate themselves and infect (sorry, we had to) popular culture at certain times. Like other trends, they evolve to reflect whatever needs to be relinquished from soci...

The new science building at San Diego City College, featuring its own planetarium, will open in 2014.Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar

City Looks to the Stars

December 9, 2013

Students this spring will have opportunities never dreamed of 100 years ago when City College was founded. Take the new Science Building, located just...

Looking Beyond the Present

Veronica Gaeta

December 9, 2013

The term "millennial" describes a generation of people born plugged into technology. It defines a society brought up to believe that they could accomplish and succeed in anything that they set their minds on. This demographic has different characteristics from previous generations. Millenials are drawn to culturally diverse environments and are tightly scheduled multi-taskers....

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