City Times

Would it better to burn out or just fade away?

Donna P. Crilly and Donna P. Crilly

May 4, 2009

I recently had a discussion with Nate Hipple, a fellow student reporter on City Times, about society's tendency to sensationalize the lives of celebrities who died young, like Heath Ledger. Watching "The Dark Knight" in the movie theater turned into an interesting experience when the audience gave him a standing ovation. I felt awkward being the only one sitting so I stood...

Just one more month to go … and then I’m spent

Shannon Kuhfuss and Shannon Kuhfuss

May 4, 2009

We're almost there! The light at the end of the tunnel is shining brightly and becoming significantly larger by the minute. The school year is coming to an end. It's not quite over yet however, and some seem to forget that. We have an entire month left to either make or break our averages and believe me, that is enough time to do either. I found myself glancing at the syllabi...

‘Thank you for your votes, but I respectfully resign’

Chris Conyers and Chris Conyers

May 4, 2009

So let's get the entire story out there. These are my views alone. I cannot and will not take the voice of others. This election started with a group of dedicated ASG members. We tried their hardest to make great things happen. We faced many challenges and overcame. Election time came and the ASG was divided. New members were recruited. The out come looked as though...

You for Real?

Nate Hipple

April 20, 2009

My friend hates spitting. "It's utterly disgusting," he tells me, "and perfectly rude." Whenever he sees somebody spit in public, he can't eat lunch. His appetite vanishes at the sight of freshly haocked loogies and long, glistening goober strands. Spittle oozes down the walls of my friend's nightmares. "Barbarians spit," he says, "and llamas if they're provoked." He...

The New Yorker

Heather Richards

April 20, 2009

One gratifying thing about living paycheck to paycheck these days is that an economic crisis is more of a dark cloud than a thunderstorm. Sure, it's worrisome; these are fretful circumstances. But for the lower middle class, down the line, there's not much change. As many lose their investments, savings and homes, many more, without much savings, without an impressive job...

Donna’s Digs

Donna P. Crilly

April 20, 2009

When I was in high school, the number one thing my mother told me was that I am so lazy. Lazy to do the dishes. Lazy to clean my room. Lazy to walk the dogs, mow the lawn, etc. I never really thought about my laziness too deeply until recently, when I moved back in with her, after two and a half years of bouncing around San Diego and working at a job that hardly paid me enough...

Vox Populi

Michele Suthers

April 20, 2009

Do City students not deserve r-e-s-p-e-c-t?

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

March 30, 2009

Alondra Nelson, Yale professor and former City College student, visited City on March 11 to give a lecture on Genetic Genealogy Testing. I was excited about her visit until her vocal chords vibrated, her tongue moved and her lips parted. Nelson said she was advised by World Cultures staff to talk about her experience of going from being a City College student to being a...

Budget cuts and cigarette butts: Extreme predictions and experiences

Donna P. Crilly

March 30, 2009

Money, the passion and drive of many, can have some ego-trimming effects when there's none left to spare after we put gas in our tanks and keep walls around our beds. The economy, eating away at the insides of our pockets like termites to wood, results me buying bags of generic "Crispy Rice" cereal instead of boxes of Kellogg's Rice Krispies. It results in the purchase of...

Vox populi

Michele Suthers

March 30, 2009

Joke’s on Me

Shannon Kuhfuss

March 16, 2009

Shannon Kuhfuss City Times When I think about St. Patty's Day I see massive amounts of people in the streets, whiskey, green beer and about eight layers of clothing. The first three things I named may sound familiar, but the eight layers of clothing? I'm from Chicago, where the spirit of St. Patrick's Day flows as deep as it's vibrantly green river and the celebration is...

Donna’s Dig

Donna P. Crilly

March 16, 2009

Donna P. Crilly City Times 4:30 a.m.: I stumbled out of my cigarette smoke-filled car, purse and apron in hand, not-so ready to wake up, let alone start work. My co-worker, let's call her Kim, crept up from the unlit parking lot toward the door of the coffee shop. "I'm so effing pissed! I woke up to spilt bong water all over the living room carpet and my dumb roommate passed...

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