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Leslie Furcron

City College student severely injured in protest speaks

Leslie Furcron talked in a press conference about her experience at the May 30 La Mesa protest
Vicky Pineda, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2020
Leslie Furcron, a San Diego City College student who was shot with a projectile while attending a protest in La Mesa, spoke to the media on June 10.
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Protest at County Administration Building

UPDATE: Hundreds gather for peaceful protest in Downtown San Diego

The march against racial injustice and police brutality was composed of mostly young people
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, Managing Editor June 8, 2020
On the tenth day after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, over a thousand people took part in a protest at Waterfront Park. The protest on June 6 was completely peaceful with people from all races gathered.
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Protest against police brutality in San Diego, CA. Picture shows crowd and a yellow sign with a black fist.

Former ASG President joins protests for police reform

San Diego protests, from the perspective of former ASG president Oscar Rendon
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, Managing Editor June 4, 2020
National protests have taken place over the past week, former ASG president Oscar Rendon explained the protestors want to “bring light” onto reports that black people face severe sentences and are even killed for minor offenses, or sometimes alleged minor offenses, as was the case of George Floyd.
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Black forum on Instagram

City College, San Diego Region Colleges to host black forum

The Zoom meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 5 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer June 3, 2020
In a coordinated effort, San Diego City College is joining several other local community colleges in hosting a black student forum in response to the deaths and disparate treatment of black people in the United States. 
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GoFundMe for Leslie Furcron

San Diego City College student injured during peaceful protest

Fundraising efforts underway for medical bills
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer June 2, 2020
A woman severely injured at a protest in La Mesa on Saturday has been identified as Leslie Furcron, a San Diego City College student.
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The California Community College state chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley shared a video statement on social media on June 1.

Community college officials share statements in support of black community

State chancellor and local officials posted on social media
Vicky Pineda, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2020
The state community college chancellor, as well as officials from the San Diego Community College District and City College, have shared public statements in solidarity against police brutality and racial injustice against the black community.
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Eloy Ortiz Oakley on Zoom

California community colleges sue federal government over aid

The office of the state chancellor is pushing back on eligibility requirements
Valerie Vizcarra, Staff Writer May 22, 2020
The state chancellor's office filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the eligibility requirements of emergency relief funds.
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City Speaks on Anchor

PODCAST: City College honoring 2020 grads with virtual ceremony

The online event for the Class of 2020 on July 17
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer May 18, 2020
With a plan now in place to honor grads virtually, hear why it matters from students and faculty who reacted after the initial postponement decision was announced.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

California Community Colleges sue over CARES Act restrictions

The San Diego Community College District is included in the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education
Sonny Garibay, Editor-at-Large May 13, 2020
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an injunction against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, on behalf of the California Community Colleges including the San Diego Community College District.
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Zoom screenshot - CARES Act

City College creates allocation plan with the money received from federal aid

College Council discusses federal aid, transfer updates, structure for college and Wi-Fi lots
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer May 12, 2020
After several weeks of configuration, City College has created an allocation plan on how they will disperse the federal aid from the CARES Act.
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EOPS Town Hall

City College EOPS preps students for summer session

Students looking for answers about course options, student fees and federal aid
Chris LeFall, Staff Writer May 11, 2020
With the spring semester at City College coming to a close, Student Services programs like EOPS are meeting online to help students with their enrollments for the summer session.
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Denise Whisenhunt on the Instructional Town Hall

Federal aid, Wi-Fi lot and fall plans covered in City College town hall

City College students will be contacted with information on how to apply for federal aid
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer May 8, 2020
Campus administrators covered topics including Wi-Fi lots coming to City College, the student services transition to online and the fall semester in a virtual town hall on May 7.
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