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Editorial: Learning about consent should not be a question

Jennifer Manalili

November 10, 2015

As discussions revolving around sexual assault shift towards including topics like drinking and consent, so should the ways colleges go about teaching and handling them.But not everyone’s up for this. After receiving a Facebook invite from members of his student union to an “I Heart Consent” seminar the campus was organizing, U.K. student George Lawlor to...

Perspective: Student faces police brutality

Denise White

November 10, 2015

A video of Deputy Ben Fields throwing a black female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina has recently gone viral. There have been retweets and posts being shared all over social media over how the officer’s actions were unjustified. With incidents like this, it’s incredible to think that Fields was still working in the first place if ...

Perspective: When going viral goes wrong

Destiny Ortiz

November 10, 2015

Former actor turned music artist Drake recently came out with a music video that has people talking nonstop. Several memes have been created that surprisingly fit well with the lucid movements of what could be considered his dancing. It wasn’t long before Drake’s new “Hotline Bling” music video went viral that it started to appear on all types of social...

Perspective: Why technology killed our youths’ childhood

Denise White

November 10, 2015

Looking around, I see kids checking their phones. Their faces light up when they see how many ‘likes’ they get on their Instagram posts. And when I say kids, I literally mean 10 to 12 year olds just tweeting about whatever drama they have going on at school and their hard knock life. I can tell this generation is too eager to grow up. Young girls are wearing sh...

Study Hours: A tale of a two-year transfer

Katherine Salindayao-White

November 10, 2015

As a senior in high school, counselors and teachers repeatedly tell you that you can easily transfer from community college to a university in two years. Sitting down at my first appointment with a City College counselor, I found that transferring in two years was not going to be that simple. My math and English placement scores weren’t deemed to be at a college lev...

Editorial: Fix the academic event calender, students will come

Justine Schulz

October 27, 2015

Accuracy is a vital component in our society for us to be able to succeed. As should be the case with academic calendars. It is crucial to provide information that is clear, concise and accurate. Students, as much as possible, should not encounter the nuisance of missing campus events online at www.sdcity.edu due to inaccurate times, incomplete information or merely because it was nev...

Politics turns into celebrity attraction

Denise White

October 27, 2015

At the Video Music Awards this past month, Kanye West made the bold statement of announcing that he would be running for the 2020 presidential election. We can question how serious West is about his plans running for president as he admitted to smoking a little something to “knock the edge off.” But apparently, many people seem to be in support of West. Is it ju...

Halloween costumes made to objectify men and women

Destiny Ortiz

October 27, 2015

Halloween has been a longtime tradition of children receiving candy, carving pumpkins and dressing up as their favorite characters. Where along those lines did it become about who can make their costume the sexiest?The last day of October is reserved for adults and children alike. However, the costumes that some adults like to dress up as should never be shown in front of ...

Con: ‘Holy Grail’ number of students for classes must die

Celia Jimenez

October 27, 2015

The administration took draconian measures starting this fall to keep high-enrollment classes while discarding the ones that don’t fulfill the minimum criteria. It asks for a ridiculous cap of 35 students per class. A number nobody has been able to explain under which pedagogical variables have been done and why it has to be equally applied across all departments when each...

Pro: cancelling classes is nothing personal, it’s just business

Denise White

October 27, 2015

As the new school semester began, students looked forward to getting the classes they needed to transfer to a four-year university. Unfortunately, it appeared that many major and general education classes had to be cancelled this semester, which a lot of students weren’t too pleased about. How are students supposed to get their degrees and move on to a university when comm...

Study Hours: Lost in the sea of college life

Destiny Ortiz

October 26, 2015

Starting school a semester later than my classmates from high school wasn't my ideal way to begin college. But being only one of the second generation in my family who did go to college put a lot of pressure on graduating from college in a timely manner.I didn't know who I could turn to when I finally figured out that the best option for me was to go to San Diego City Coll...

Editorial: Prioritizing campus safety

Angelica Wallingford

October 14, 2015

On Oct. 1, Christopher Harper-Mercer fatally shot nine people and injured nine others in a rage-filled attack on Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. With this event still very fresh in everyone’s mind, it begs the questions: What if this happens at San Diego City College? Are students, staff and faculty prepared? Is there a plan? Memories of evacuation and...

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