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Roda Marie Catapang

March 16, 2009

Roda Catapang City Times After years of celebrating previous St. Patrick's Days by chugging down green-dyed alcoholic beverages, raising pint glasses to the continuous cheers of "slainte," and donning all that is green in my wardrobe, I considered forgoing the aftermath of an all-night carousal that results in the progressive slurring of speech and irregular ambulation. It's...

City Times editors respond to Zenger’s

City Times Editorial Board

March 16, 2009

Editorial Board City Times It has come to the attention of the City Times editorial board that an article has been published in Zenger's Newsmagazine titled "Forty Years Later, Gay Lib Pioneer Still Struggles; Zenger's Associate Editor Challenges Homophobia at City College." The article, written by Leo Laurence, claims that "San Diego City College is launching an invest...

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...

Vox populi

Michele Suthers

February 24, 2009

Urbanalities

Michele Suthers

February 24, 2009

Numerous homeless build a tent in the city

Heather Richards

February 24, 2009

Welcome to college. Word of the day: nashy. Etymology: New York slang for dirty, repugnant or ghetto. Used in a sentence: Nashy is the fetid wind that blows beneath the I-5 right behind City College, where a number of homeless men and women have built a tent-city. Now the last the thing I'd want to do is insult my school and that includes the bums that live by it. We aren't...

A morbid view of the recession and life

Donna P. Crilly

February 24, 2009

What happens when eighteen to twenty-something year-old students mix the economy, politics, school, bills, "boozin'" and sex? In some cases, you get sexual entrepreneurs who capitalize on nice smiles and tight bodies, leaving the mass rank and filers to compete for the scarce amount of "outliers," that is to say, the "hard-to-gets" or the "rolly" back-pack types, or those...

Cleaning the messes of shaken bottles

Luis Bahena

February 24, 2009

If you've ever shaken a bottle or can full of soda or any kind of fizzy like substance, you know that the outcome of when you finally decide to open that shaken bottle or can isn't going to be a good one. A shaken bottle of fizzy substance or can will result in an explosion of fizzy-ness all over the place, and that's not the end of it. Once the entire fizzy sticky residue...

Working on point A to get to point B

Luis Bahena

February 10, 2009

I talked to a homeless woman on the bus the other day. I don't usually make it a habit of talking to complete strangers but she initiated the conversation and was pleasant enough for me to continue it. As much as I like social interactions I can be pretty distant and socially disconnected. For some reason, however, this woman got me thinking. This complete stranger got my brain...

Facebook killing our social advancement

Remy Soni/U-WIRE

February 10, 2009

Remy Soni Daily Illini Happy belated birthday, Facebook. On Feb. 4, the social networking Web site celebrated its success, since its creation five short years ago. Founder Mark Zuckerberg noted the hard work that went into making Facebook the largest social networking site, overtaking MySpace by about 20 million users. Its impressive results are just a minor aspect when considering...

Spare me the sappy love story details

Shannon Kuhfuss

February 10, 2009

Shannon Kuhfuss City Times If I get asked what plans I have for Valentine's Day one more time, I swear I'm going to track Cupid down myself and tell him where he can shove those arrows. I'm aware the only reason I'm being asked what I'm going to be doing is because the individual asking probably has some Cinderella-esque plans that they are just dying to rub in my face. Who...

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