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Angel Lopez, a City student involved in the colleges theatre program, raises his fist in celebration during the Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 12, 2022. City College Flickr

City College celebrates its first ‘Lavender Graduation’ ceremony

While most such events are put on by student-run LGBTQIA+ organizations, City’s celebration was spearheaded by a combination of student-support programs
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 19, 2022
On a sunny mid-May afternoon City College held a Lavender Graduation ceremony on the campus’ Curran Square.  It was a joyous event by all accounts, with students, family members and faculty gathering to celebrate the achievements of the college’s LGBTQIA+ graduates.
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A group including Alicia Siu, Norell Martinez, Justin Akers Chacon and others stand in front of the mural in the City College cafeteria, smiling with raised fists.

Dual event celebrating ‘50 Years of Chicana/o Studies’ at City College draws crowd

The event included a mural unveiling and documentary premiere celebrating the department at the cafeteria on May 13
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 18, 2022
The Chicana/o Studies department at San Diego City College celebrated both the premiere of a new documentary and the unveiling of the cafeteria mural on May 13, each named and dedicated to the same cause – “50 Years of Chicana/o Studies.”
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Seranie Ruiz leads painting event

City College uses communal art to raise mental health awareness

City’s Student Health Services and Active Minds chapter turn to the arts as a way to ease students back to in-person campus life
Philip Salata, News Editor May 17, 2022
Isolation brought on by COVID-19 not only caused the majority of social opportunities on campus to dwindle, but also put pressure on students' well-being. Community art could be one way to help students assimilate to campus life.
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Kenneth Banks stands in front of the mural he designed in the AH Building garage at City College

Kumeyaay artist Kenneth Banks shares life experience in a new City College mural

The former City student designed the first completed mural in the AH Building garage
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 13, 2022
Amidst the buzzing lights and echoing voices of the AH Building garage, a colorful merging of past and present greets drivers heading to classes at San Diego City College. The first of the garage murals to be completed was designed by Kumeyaay artist and former City student Kenneth Banks.
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Beach Volleyball Players Alyssa & Alina Fletes

Sand volleyball sisters qualify for state championship

Sisters Alina and Alyssa Fletes will next play at Irvine Valley College on May 13-14
Antonio Contreras , Multimedia Journalist May 12, 2022
For Alina and Alyssa Fletes, competing as San Diego City College sand volleyball athletes is exciting on its own.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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Sand Volleyball Players Alyssa & Alina Fletes

City College men’s tennis, women’s sand volleyball athletes advance in postseason

Andrew Suver, along with sisters Alina and Alyssa Fletes, will play today
Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist May 6, 2022
San Diego City College sand volleyball players Alina and Alyssa Fletes have qualified for the SoCal Regionals on May 6-7.
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Graduates from City College in caps and gowns stand in a row at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

City to celebrate graduates with first in-person commencement events in three years

In addition to a schoolwide ceremony at Balboa Park, there will be a variety of smaller events for City graduates on campus
San Diego City College will hold an in-person commencement ceremony for the first time in three years at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on May 26 from 5-7 p.m.
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Alfredo Diaz stands on a ladder, stretching a can toward the newly painted area of a tall cement wall of the AH Building at City.

City students invited to social justice mural kickoff today

Three murals, a student art show, and a craft sale - just in time for Mother’s Day - are all underway on campus this week
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 4, 2022
Three murals, including a geometric art piece with layers of symbolism, plus a student art show and a craft sale are all underway on campus this week, inviting student participation.
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Mens Basketball Head Coach Mitch Charlens

Mitch Charlens returns to coach at City College

Former men's basketball head coach is excited and grateful to be back at City
Antonio Contreras , Multimedia Journalist May 3, 2022
The longtime former men's basketball coach returned to City after serving as an assistant coach for one season at USD.
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Maria de la Luz May discusses her story on City College campus

City College student, family struggle to navigate housing insecurity services

State-funded program "Welcome Home, City" fails to connect student with housing, exposing challenges
Philip Salata, News Editor May 2, 2022
Despite the numerous housing insecurity services offered in San Diego and at City College, the process of navigating them can often create barriers to accessing resources, which impacts individuals and families already facing adversity.
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An open laptop sitting on a table with dollar bills is shown near a graphic of a magnifying glass.

SDCCD loses over $100K to ‘bots,’ prevents more fraud with new software

The district prevented the theft of nearly $375K with detection tools, though City College lost thousands in financial aid funds, officials say
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 29, 2022
The San Diego Community College District disbursed $101,619 in aid to fraudulent student accounts in February and March and prevented another $373,854 from being stolen, according to Victor DeVore, dean of student services for the district.
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