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SDCCD Acting Chancellor Greg Smith gives an address at the San Diego City College convocation gathering, August 17, 2023. Photo courtesy of San Diego City College Flickr

Q&A: Acting SDCCD chancellor shares updates on City College, district goals

Greg Smith discusses progress on new district philosophy to policing, affordable student housing and other big-picture goals after his first summer on the job
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2023
Smith reflects on the notable social justice work being done at City and new policies addressing campus policing. Other topics covered included the affordable student housing project, the lasting influence of COVID-19 on instruction and trends in enrollment across the district.
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Many of the benefits that come with a student email are online subscriptions and software programs. Illustrated by Sean Monney/City Times Media

6+ perks for City College students with a .edu email account

A student email comes with many discounted or free subscriptions to streaming services, software and news outlets
Sean Monney, Managing Editor August 24, 2023
The San Diego Community College District assigned you a new mandatory student email, and it comes with a ton of benefits you might not know of. Now, you can get in on these discounts, too. Here are the big ones.
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City College student Sana Ullah walks down the stairs outside the AH Building

SDCCD says it emailed students about campus closure. Some didn’t get the memo.

Tropical Storm Hilary puts new student email system to the test
Marco Guajardo, Editor In Chief August 22, 2023
On the first day of the 2023-24 school year, the San Diego City College campus was a wet ghost town. That was the intention of the San Diego Community College District, which announced its four campuses would be closed on Monday, Aug. 21. But roaming City’s campus early on Monday, the occasional student could be found wandering the walkways.
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RTVF faculty Jodina Scazzola, center, talks to a student in audio production class at San Diego City College, May 26, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Longtime radio, podcasting professional switches to a full-time position at City College 

Jodina Scazzola joins the Radio, Television and Film program ready to mentor future professionals in her industry
Paul Lai, Contributor June 14, 2023
After 25 years in the radio industry, Jodina Scazzola made the transition to full-time faculty in February, teaching in the Radio, Television and Film program at San Diego City College.
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San Diego Wave players celebrate

18 events around San Diego for City College students to find summer fun

Don't miss sports, shopping, music and food all over the county
Sydney Dull, Multimedia Journalist June 12, 2023
Unsure about what to do during summer? San Diego has it all! Ranging from food festivals to plays and sporting events, here are 20 events throughout San Diego County that can ensure you have an awesome and eventful summer.
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CTMs Marco Guajardo cooks with chef Liz Gary

VIDEO: City College vegan chef serves up Grilled Tofu Bitchin’ Sandwich

Liz Gary takes a page out of her own recipe book, presents plant-based dishes
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist June 9, 2023
San Diego City College student, chef and vegan foods advocate Liz Gary hosts a vegan cooking class with City Times Media multimedia journalist Marco Guajardo.
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Students at San Diego City College

Summer term to open at City College

Classes begin as soon as June 5
Sydney Dull, Multimedia Journalist June 2, 2023
Whether to get ahead of your general education classes toward your major or just to enjoy a summer class because it sounds intriguing, City College offers a wide variety of classes over the summer months.
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Graduating students with sash and degrees

City College students celebrated for their struggles, triumphs at Chicano Latina Graduation

Ceremony highlighted students’ Chicanx heritage, achievements and support systems on their way to four-year universities
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist May 25, 2023
Families and supporters honored the City graduates for their dedication and perseverance within the context of what it means to be Chicanx
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A man in a blue shirt and blue hat uses a fine tip brush to add green paint to a large tan canvas. April 25, 2023. Photo by Kathryn Gray/City Times Media

Fine art graduate returns to City after 30 years motivated by personal tragedy to realize lifelong dream

Following in his late daughter's footsteps in an attempt to heal, Nilo Ondevilla found human connection, mentorship and a future beyond his imagination
Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2023
Following in his late daughter's footsteps in an attempt to heal, Nilo Ondevilla found human connection, mentorship and a future beyond his imagination
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City College student Kelley Westley decorates her graduation cap with sunflowers and slogans like Wont He do it! and Never too late outside the bookstore on City campus.

City College graduate advocates for childhood literacy, mental health

Kelley Westley’s passion for helping others translates into her leadership role, future goals
Sean Monney, Multimedia Journalist May 25, 2023
Kelley Westley recalled coming home from school as a child and not being able to turn to her parents for help with homework. She stayed late at school to get the help she needed. Today, Westley is graduating from San Diego City College with a degree in early childhood education. 
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Lucy Plascencia stands in front of a wooden podium surrounded by an arch of yellow, green and blue balloons on an outdoor patio with a building in the background.

City College honors LGBTQ+ graduates at second Lavender graduation

LGBTQ+ community members stand proud as they receive degrees, certificates at annual ceremony
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Reporter May 24, 2023
The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexuality. Encouraged by the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995, with just three graduates.
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City College graduate Shalayah-Naomi Webb smiles

City College graduate aims for career in the space industry

MESA Program student with a love for science pursues aerospace engineering
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Journalist May 24, 2023
Shalayah-Naomi Webb will be transferring to San Diego State University to work on a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.
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