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New for spring 2021, CityScene is aN art and culture magazine by the staff of City Times. It is a new direction for the staff, which previously produced the award-winning Legend magazine each semester. CityScene provides students the opportunity for class workshops and hands-0n experience in writing, editing, and producing a magazine alongside a news website and newspaper.

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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

A father follows in his son's footsteps to the City College drama stage.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief 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.
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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

Former City College student captures the joy and pain from men’s championship basketball season.
Vicky Pineda, Assistant Sports Editor 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.
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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

Vanessa Tirado is enrolled full-time at UCSD and City College to be eligible to play softball.
Sonny Garibay, Sports Editor 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.
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Lola Cheatham sitting in her vehicle

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

The plan was to stay in a motel for a month, four years later Lola Cheatham's search is now over.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief 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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Intercession signs on campus

Intercession opens, but with fewer options

With more classes online and few seats remaining, intercession officially opens today.
Jesse Altilio, Staff Writer January 2, 2019
The Fall 2018 semester is officially over and students, especially those who have applied to transfer to a four-year university next fall, might be interested in four-week intersession classes.
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Laura Castañeda at Newscene studio

RTVF professor announces retirement from City College

Professor Laura Castañeda will put an end to her nearly two-decade City College career.
Marissa Gonzales, Sports Editor November 27, 2018
Professor Laura Castañeda is the editorial advisor for San Diego City College’s Newscene, a 30-minute weekly newscast produced by students. After this semester, she is leaving City College and the department that she has dedicated her life and career to for nearly two decades.
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City College dance students during showcase rehearsals at the Saville Theatre

Ballet, hip-hop and everything in between

Dance lovers, students and teachers find their own space at City College
Ikedra King, Arts Editor May 23, 2018

No matter the experience level, students interested in taking their first or a refresher dance course at San Diego City College have a variety of classes and learning styles to select. The City College...

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SDCCD overhauls English remedial course structure

SDCCD overhauls English remedial course structure

Reform anticipates state law accelerating the path to transfer-level courses
Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 It’s been 26 years since a lawsuit against the California Community College System forced the state’s two-year colleges to agree to stop over-relying on standardized tests in student...

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Price Program Dedicates Final Year to Dreamers

Price Program Dedicates Final Year to Dreamers

Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 The undocumented immigrant community has been hit by a stream of negative news in 2018, and the cloud of uncertainty is showing an impact on California students. A press release from the...

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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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