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Laser Chick

LaserChick inspires students through her journey in STEM

Desiré Whitmore is focused on increasing awareness and opportunities
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 30, 2021
Dr. Desiré Whitmore, better known as “LaserChick,” never imagined what her life would be like back when she began her Associates Degree in Physical Science at Antelope Valley Community College outside Los Angeles.
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Associated Student Government meeting via Zoom

The ASG holds a virtual forum ahead of upcoming elections

The deadline to submit applications is April 9
Laura Montano, Multimedia Journalist March 29, 2021
The Associated Student Government held a virtual Q&A forum on March 23 to preview the upcoming elections.
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Carlos Turner Cortez

SDCCD’s chancellor-elect draws inspiration from the views of his guru

Carlos Turner Cortez speaks in first interview after being appointed chancellor-elect
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021
Carlos Turner Cortez won the vote to become San Diego Community College’s new chancellor yesterday, in the Board of Trustees meeting. 
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SDCCD Board of Trustees chose Carlos Turner Cortez as the new chancellor during a Zoom meeting.

VIDEO: SDCCD Board of Trustees appoints new chancellor, updates pandemic plan

Meeting was held virtually to cover business of the district
Laura Montano and Christopher Tapanes March 26, 2021
The San Diego Community College District held its board meeting virtually via YouTube on March 25 at 4 p.m. The meeting highlighted the district’s updated COVID-19 action plan and the selection of the new SDCCD chancellor, Carlos Turner Cortez.
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Panel of artists speaking at Social Justice Conference via Zoom

Art, community and social change a part of Social Justice Conference

Four experts come together to show how the three are inextricably linked
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 26, 2021
Producing art provides the opportunity to create social change and community throughout the creative process, according to a panel of talented artists that have experiences to prove it.
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Devan Watson at VAMP

City College students’ stories an act of social justice at VAMP

Seven selected to read and perform original works
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist March 25, 2021
Seven San Diego City College students were chosen from a pool of 50 to perform original written works that were part of Visual Audio Monologue Performance, also known as VAMP.
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Dignity to Dream

Dignity to Dream: 6th Annual Social Justice Conference kicks off with poetry

Willie Perdomo, author and poet, was the first keynote speaker
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor March 25, 2021
“My history professor has a bad habit of looking at me when discussing slavery,” Willie Perdomo read aloud from one of his poems. “Professor, why do you keep looking at me, when discussing slavery?”
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Superintendent Cindy Marten and Chancellor Constance Carroll

SDCCD and San Diego Unified School District outlined future goals in a joint meeting

Last appearance for Chancellor Constance Carroll and Superintendent Cindy Marten in a joint district meeting
Katia Pechenkina, News Editor March 25, 2021
The San Diego Community College District and San Diego Unified School District governing boards’ held their annual joint meeting on March 16.
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Rent Canva Image

CITY TIMES SOUND: San Diego program helps renters pay overdue bills

San Diego announces COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor March 24, 2021
The COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program was introduced to help those living in the San Diego community pay bills they may have struggled to cover during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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5th Annual Social Justice Conference& Education

6th Annual Social Justice and Education Conference opens tomorrow

Two-day virtual event will feature panel discussion and presentations about local community challenges
Kathryn Gray and Will Mauriz March 23, 2021
San Diego City College will be hosting the sixth Annual Social Justice and Education Conference on March 24-25 on Zoom.
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SDCCU final day of tear down

SDSU clears the way for new campus and stadium

A new SDSU stadium will be built in its place
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist March 23, 2021
One of the last phases of demolition of SDCCU Stadium was completed Monday, bidding final farewell to 44-year-old landmark and making way for the new San Diego State Mission Valley and Aztec Stadium.
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AAPI supporter holding sign

VIDEO: SDCCD chancellor stands with AAPI community after violence in Georgia

The response comes after a recent series of mass shootings primarily targeting Asian-Americans
Ayo Elise, Multimedia Journalist March 19, 2021
San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll issued a statement in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community after a series of mass shootings in the Atlanta area.
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