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Musicians, from left to right, Jededi Cunningham, Nigel Zuniga and Nana Yao Asiedu perform

Rite of Passage ceremony celebrates the excellence of Black graduates

Black students gather to recognize their achievements in the face of adversity
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist May 23, 2023
City College held the Rite of Passage Celebration, a ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of graduating Black students across the San Diego Community College District.
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Fanny Benitez, an education major, decorates her graduation cap, dedicating it to her first baby

GALLERY: City College students decorate caps in advance of commencement

A sunny day in Gorton Quad was the perfect backdrop for craft projects
Nathaly Alvizures, Contributor May 23, 2023
Approximately 30 students, along with family members and campus administrators, gathered around tables in Gorton Quad to decorate their graduation caps in advance of semester-ending commencement events.
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Dometrives Armstrong pulls up a picture of her relatives who inspired her after placing flowers she received as a gift from a student on her desk

City College alum leads top nursing program, paves the way for change

Dometrives Armstrong directs nationally ranked program while fighting to increase diversity
Joel Nevarez, Sports Editor May 23, 2023
Dometrives Armstrong arrives to work every day greeted by gifts from her students. The associate dean of nursing education leads one of the country's top nursing programs, walking the same halls she did as a student over 30 years ago.
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San Diego City College ASG President Diego Bethea waits to greet student visitors at City College’s Open House event on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Photo by Daniel Lasker/City Times Media

ASG president focuses on bringing City College campus back to life

Diego Bethea looks forward to second term as student government president
Daniel Lasker, Multimedia Journalist May 22, 2023
With one year as ASG president under his belt, Bethea will return in the fall in the same role again, advancing toward a B.A. in business administration and changing the campus culture for the better. 
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Acting Chancellor speaks at the at the Classified Professionals Service Awards May 15, 2023

New SDCCD acting chancellor champions public service, equity

A community college graduate himself, Greg Smith understands what District students are going through
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist May 19, 2023
On his road to SDCCD, Greg Smith purposefully pieces culturally significant lessons together into practice. They now define the equity-focused goals, values, and leadership style he brings to the district as acting chancellor. 
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Samvathna Em receives recognition during AAPI graduation celebration at A building Patio

City College celebrates AAPI students in historic ceremony (with gallery)

First AAPI-themed graduation celebration held on May 15
Joel Nevarez, Sports Editor May 18, 2023
Students along with their loved ones and members of the San Diego City College community gathered for the campus’ first-ever Asian American Pacific Islander graduation celebration at the A building patio on May 15. 
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Purnell Strom, left, stands in front of Three Sister Falls in the Cleveland National Forrest, May 15, 2023. Domenic Gabrielli, center, climbs at the Student Life Center at the University of Utah, December 20, 2023. Joshua Biggs, right, surfs at Scripps Pier, May 12, 2023. Photos by Sean Monney/City Times Media

Make the most of your summer by picking up a new hobby

Stay busy and active by hiking, surfing or rock climbing
Sean Monney, Multimedia Journalist May 18, 2023
This summer is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby to stay in shape and develop a new skill. Starting something new can be intimidating, though, so City Times wants to give you some tips on some hobbies you can take up this summer.
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Person listening to media in the sunset. Canva photo

Slide into summer break with these 5 travel-centric podcasts (and a bonus)

Whether you're driving home for the summer or alone and needing some ambient audio, we've gathered a list of great podcasts
Sven Domingos, Podcast Director May 18, 2023
Whether you're driving home for the summer or alone and needing some ambient audio, we've gathered a list of great podcasts.
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Brandon Lauer, left, Andrew Nemeth, center, and Nathan Svec, right, stand in front of a packed Black Box Theatre crowd performing one of many poetry reads at the Voices from the Left event presented by the World Cultures program. The poems tell the stories of three men dealing with their alcoholic habits. Photo by Antonio Contreras/City Times Media

A year of World Cultures events bring life back to City College

From cultural presentations to live music events, the program transitions students from Zoom to in-person activities
Antonio Contreras and Shamere Grimes May 17, 2023
After two years of tough transitions from in-person to Zoom and back to in-person events due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the City College World Cultures Program was back on its feet, giving back a sense of normalcy to the campus.
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Student Trustees recieve awards

SDCCD trustees reaffirm commitment to community college bachelor’s degrees

Interim Chancellor Greg Smith’s first trustees meeting demonstrates solidarity amid opposition from CSUs
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Reporter May 16, 2023
Members of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees reaffirmed their commitment to supporting baccalaureate programs at community colleges after recent opposition from the California State University system at a recent meeting held in Mission Valley.
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Student Affairs Coordinator and ASG Advisor Lori Oldham stands in the M building in front of a wall of posters

City College alumna-turned-student government advisor finds calling on campus

Lori Oldham’s experience helps make campus 'a supportive place’ for students
Daniel Lasker, Multimedia Journalist May 15, 2023
Lori Oldham’s experience helps make campus 'a supportive place’ for students
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Executive Vice Chancellor, Business and Technology Services Bonnie Ann Dowd was celebrated during a retirement party on December 13, 2022.

Acting chancellor shares SDCCD priorities in new role

Transition, budget, student housing and enrollment among topics to be discussed at district board meeting on May 11
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief May 11, 2023
Greg Smith, vice chancellor of people, culture and technology services since October 2020, will lead the district as acting chancellor filling the role of Carlos Cortez until a new chancellor is hired. After taking a period of emergency family leave to care for his parents, Cortez resigned effective May 1, according to a press release from the district.
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