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Model Yoni Baker in Life Drawing class

Arts bring new perspectives back to City College campus

In-person classes begin amid a still-precarious global pandemic
Philip Salata and Kathy Archibald September 3, 2021
For the first time in more than 18 months, select fine arts classes are finally being held in person at City College for the fall 2021 semester.
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RTVF 124 students work with cameras

BREAKING: Following outcry, SDCCD alters return-to-campus timeline (with update)

Decision announced in a September 2 email from Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 2, 2021
Days after dozens of student services staff voiced their fear and frustration at the San Diego Community College District’s return-to-campus timeline, an email from Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez to district employees said it will be altering that timeline.
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Nathan Fletcher addresses media with MTS

MTS offering free rides with new app this month

New system will offer increased functionality and cost savings to public transportation riders, including MTS buses and trolleys
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 2, 2021
The MTS is granting free rides on buses and trolleys for students to individuals using the PRONTO app or PRONTO cards for all of September.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees meet on Zoom

UPDATED: Fear, frustration of SDCCD staff dominates the first fall trustees meeting

Public comments included a letter signed by 36 staff members
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist August 27, 2021
Staff from the student services departments of all four campuses vented their fears and frustrations regarding the SDCCD's recent decision to require them to return to campus amid rising COVID-19 numbers at the Aug. 26 Board of Trustees meeting. 
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City Urban Farm

City College students continue growth at urban farm

Devoted faculty, student volunteers kept the City Urban Farm alive during the pandemic
Marlena Harvey, Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2021
The City Urban Farm, which is overseen by a volunteer program known as Seeds, could not come to a halt without losing most of the plants and what they produce during the pandemic. Someone had to stay behind and tend to it.
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San Diego City College campus

Relief palpable for City College students returning for in-person learning

Campus requires proof of vaccination or exception and weekly testing
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist August 25, 2021
San Diego City College welcomed students back for the first time since March 2020 on Aug. 23. And for students pursuing majors in subjects that do not translate to remote learning easily, the relief is palpable.
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Ricky Shabazz

Fall convocation brings change to campus

Words of hope, resilience and resources come from the leaders of San Diego City College
Kathryn Gray and Will Mauriz August 24, 2021
San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz highlighted successes and challenges from the past academic year and laid out a plan for the future at the fall 2021 San Diego City College Convocation.
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Heriberto Gerardo Gutierrez

National City entrepreneurs struggle to keep business afloat during COVID-19 pandemic (with podcast)

A combination of high COVID-19 cases, surging unemployment hinders Highland Avenue’s smallest businesses
The second oldest city in San Diego County has been hit disproportionately hard by a distressing combination of soaring COVID-19 infection rates and surging unemployment throughout the pandemic.
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Erwin Mejia, owner of La Rumba Barbershop

Barbershop owner continues his business on his own

La Rumba was forced to shut down two separate times due to COVID-19 restrictions
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Journalist June 23, 2021
Inside the barbershop, bachata music was blasting and the blue walls were decorated with Dominican Republic memorabilia and posters with the most popular fades, tapers and buzz cuts.
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HIGHLAND AVENUE

GALLERY: A tour of Highland Avenue’s small businesses

The street is home to small, locally-owned restaurants, barbershops and markets
Vicky Pineda, Multimedia Journalist June 23, 2021
Highland Avenue was once known for lowrider car cruising. Now it is National City’s downtown, a strip where small businesses reside.
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Archana Verma

City College alumna takes graphic design program to new level (with video)

Archana Verma's submission earns international ranking
Jillian Fortner, Multimedia Journalist June 9, 2021
Every year, graphic design students from around the globe are asked to design a magazine for a major international competition. City College alumna Archana Verma chose to create a science magazine because the subject is integral to everyday life.
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News Radio Midday

PODCAST: City Times Sound team reflects on remote production

Student leaders in the program discuss the difficulty of being online
Assad Khalilzadeh, Program Director June 8, 2021
With San Diego City College still closed for in-person classes, the first news radio class since the start of the pandemic recently wrapped up remote production at the end of the spring 2020 semester.
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