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Blue Line Trolley in downtown San Diego

VIDEO: Trolley Blue Line expansion opens, officials grapple with a vision for the future

Elected officials approved a $160B plan for transit expansion, setting sights on making public transportation free within 10 years
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist December 28, 2021
The inauguration of the San Diego Trolley UC Blue Line extension to La Jolla is not only a major infrastructure development for the city’s transit system, but also a project with a history that spans well beyond the life of the entire Metropolitan Transit System.
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As the world enters its second COVID-era holiday season, vaccination continues to be a touchy subject with some Americans. Photo by Jakob McWhinney/City Times Media

PODCAST: City College philosophy professor discusses ethics of vaccination

COVID-19 and vaccinations have driven a wedge between many family members
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 21, 2021
In this episode, a frustrated grandmother and a man hurt by his twin brother’s refusal to get vaccinated leave messages. Host Jakob McWhinney also speaks to a philosophy professor about the ethics of vaccination, and how to ethically navigate the holidays.
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Heriberto Gerardo Gutierrez

City Times Media highlights its most-read stories of 2021

As the year comes to an end, City College student media staff took a moment to look back
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 20, 2021
From covering the impact of Covid-19 on the San Diego City College Community to major leadership changes in the San Diego Community College District, City Times Media brought breaking news to readers throughout the year.
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The Reckless practice at one of the band members houses

MAGAZINE: New music from the South Bay emerges after pandemic

A glimpse into why new San Diego musicians are coming from south of 8
Marlena Harvey, Editor In Chief December 17, 2021
“You have to find a way of managing time between your job and your passion, and maybe that means doing a job that pays less so you have more freetime,” Fritz Fayman, guitarist in The Reckless, said.
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A City College student opens the Edquity app

Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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The closed lab doors of the S building at City College.

City science club navigates need for culturally relevant integration

SD SACNAS chapter perseveres through pandemic hurdles
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor December 14, 2021
“There is life that happens outside of the classroom that affects students' ability to even be present for the STEM classes, and STEM takes a lot out of a person," San Diego City College SACNAS chapter president Dyani Melgarejo said. "We need the support of a community or place to study without distractions.”
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Two men stand with a sign at a protest at the headquarters of the San Diego Unified School District headquarters

PODCAST: An infectious disease expert responds to vaccine hesitancy

Despite the heavy toll a year-and-a-half of pandemic has taken on us, some individuals still choose not to get vaccinated
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 13, 2021
In this episode a caller who doesn’t quite buy the COVID-19 pandemic as a whole, and is hesitant about getting vaccinated left a voicemail. Host Jakob McWhinney took the caller's concerns to infectious disease and public health expert Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan.
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Cumbia Divina

City Times releases December’s monthly local music playlist

Sample punk supergroup PLOSIVS’ debut track, Kate Delos Santos’ enchanting pop, and Smiling’s sprawling rock amalgam
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata December 10, 2021
We’re back with our second monthly playlist of local music and it’s packed to the gills with tunes from across the musical biosphere.
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Students meet at Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021

GALLERY: A look back at City College’s inaugural Fall Fest (with video)

Students packed Schwartz Plaza on Dec. 8 for the first time since March 2020
For the first time since March 2020, Schwartz Plaza at San Diego City College was teeming with humanity as students, staff and faculty gathered for the inaugural Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021 on Dec. 8.
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People gather in Schwartz Plaza for the Fall Fest at San Diego City College

LIVE BLOG: City College sets the stage for Fall Fest

Officials say the first 150 registered students to attend will receive $500 each
As San Diego City College staff prepared for today’s Fall Fest, at which $75,000 in student aid will be distributed in $500 increments to the first 150 eligible students to attend, a small crowd of students gathered near the campus’s Schwartz Plaza.
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Students walk across a concrete square surrounded by buildings at San Diego City College

Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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The artist Your Smith sings as opening act to sold out show at the San Diego Music Box venue on Oct. 13.

San Diego music scene navigates the uncertainty of pandemic life

Surviving music venues steer through reopening amid a precarious economy
Will Mauriz, Assistant Editor, CityScene December 6, 2021
Surviving music venues in San Diego deal with reopening amid a precarious economy and uncertainties imposed by COVID-19.
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