Cultures show off at City
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Numerous campus clubs united to celebrate the diversity of languages on Dec. 2 for Language Day in Gorton Quad. Rocio Carrera, owner of Paloma Aragon Dance Academy, stomps out flamenco steps traditional of the Spanish culture.
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Students from multiple community colleges gather to protest in Balboa Park on Nov. 20.
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On World Aids Day, Early Test Program coordinator Paula Potter waits for results of mouth swaps which detect antibodies to HIV.
People’s History Event
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Jose Rodriguez, BEAT Club member, recites a speech written by Frederick Douglas during the Voices of a Peoples’ History event.
Cuts to Cosmetology
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Cosmetology students Alexa Russel and colleagues Blanca Torres and Lauren Shade practice hairdos during their department’s night class.
Big clean up
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Isabel Montana, a volunteer from the humanitarian group, Border Angels, spent part of her Saturday morning volunteering her time picking up trash underneath an overpass in Logan Heights.
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Urban Corps crew member Jordan Gomez paints over some graffiti on the side of an overpass in Logan Heights during the multi-volunteer gathering Nov. 14.
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Urban Corps volunteers bring a wagon loaded with random scrap metal which was scattered throughout the neighborhood back to the staging area for proper disposal.
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Frank Gallegos from Nosotros, a men’s recovery house for sober living, helps with the effort to beautify the neighborhood.
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The exhibit of the Berlin Wall created by students from City German classes 101 and 202.
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German professor Astrid Ronka show the exhibit to bystanders.
World Cultures story
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Azim N. Khamisa speaks during the World Cultures Program gang panel lecture. His son was killed by a gang and now teaches on ending the cycle violence.
Sofia Laurein story
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While sitting at her desk, San Diego City College history professor Sofia Laurein gives a lesson on the history of her life.
(two flamenco dancers, blue dress and black and white dress)
Rocio Carrera, left joins language professor Maria Romero-Huerta on the floor, as they stomp and spin to the rhythm of the flamenco guitar.
(two flamenco girls with hats)
The Paloma Aragon dancers twirl in unison colorfully dressed for the City audience.
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Mohamed Haji Hassan, computer technology and Arabic studies student, writes names for students in Arabic calligraphy.
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Yazan Haddad, a physical therapy student, explains Arabic culture to a fellow City student.
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Tarciana Quantz, a professional belly dancer, dons a silver candelabra, complete with lit candles, typically used for wedding ceremonies.
T.S. Monk jazz story
T.S. Monk’s jazz trio played to a sold-out audience at the Saville Theatre on Nov. 10. Son of legendary posthumous pianist, Thelonious Monk, the left-handed drummer held his own (drumsticks) with the help of a pianist (Sergio Salvatore) and an upright bassist (Hamilton Price). Playing jazz, what is known by many as “America’s classical music,” the trio shined.
Italian film festival
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Peppe Voltarelli, actor/musician/composer, played his eponymous film at the San Diego Italian film Festival.
On the move dancers
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Students and faculty practice for “On the Move” during the dress rehearsal in the Saville Theatre on Dec. 3. The performances, which took place on Dec. 4 and 5, included a mixture of dances from salsa to modern to racy heart-pumping pieces.