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Makeda Dread Profile

WorldBeat Center’s founder connects with the community after the pandemic

A journey into Makeda Dread's life and her impact on San Diego
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist December 2, 2021
Supporting and organizing reggae concerts since 1980, Cheatom has produced 39 annual music festivals, although as we all know with COVID-19 came the closing of music venues and cultural centers and with that WBCC closed from March, 2020 until its recent reopening in September.
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Executive Director at Mundo Gardens, Janice Luna (right), Administrative Technician for the School of MSNE, Cecilia Thibeault (center)  and Administrative Assistance for the School of MSNE, Zenia Torres (left), share a cup of coffee at ‘Cafe con Colegas’ on Oct. 7. Photo by Aldo Ramirez/City Times Media

San Diego City College celebrates $5 million HSI grant

City College is among the 33 California Hispanic-serving institution designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist October 12, 2021
To celebrate Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx and Indigenous Heritage Month, San Diego City College organized “Café con Colegas” on Oct. 7, an event sponsored by the School of Mathematics, Sciences, and Nursing Education with the purpose to connect with students and inform more about City College as an HSI.
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Students from the support movement for Ayotzinapa, Mexico, expand on types of changes in an open forum on March 26 in building V-101. The panel expands and diversifies with those representing similar causes, such as, topics arising in Palestine and American Black culture. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

City College sheds light on social justice

Laura Sanchez, Phoenix Webb, and Aldo Ramírez April 21, 2015

Mayra Almaraz tearfully recounted how her ex-boyfriend is serving a life sentence for a botched robbery due to the three strikes law. Almaraz shared her story in MS-462 during the afternoon session of...

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The family members of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students Jorge Alvarez Nava, Benjamin Ascencio Bautista and Miguel Angel Mendoza speak to listeners circling around the small stone stage. Photo credit: Mark Elliott

Caravana 43 rallies at City

Aldo Ramírez April 21, 2015

Proclamations and chants such as "Ayotzinapa aguanta San Diego se levanta!" and the continuous shout of "Justice!" echoed through the streets of Downtown San Diego on March 24 in protest for the disappearance...

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Officer J. Stone of the Campus Police department speaks with Umoja president Tony Givens about how to get in touch with officers during the Coffee With A Cop event March 12 in the BT/AH Quad. Photo credit: Angelica Wallingford

Equipped with coffee and conversation

Holly Bridges and Aldo Ramírez March 24, 2015

The San Diego Community College District Police Department shared smiles over cups of coffee with students for the fourth annual Coffee with a Cop event held on campus where students, staff and faculty...

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KSDS DJ Ron Dhanifu, on-air during his “Afternoon Jazz” session, jumps back into his seat after running across the hallway for a CD from their new music library room. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Jazz station getting back into the swing of things

Aldo Ramírez February 24, 2015

With the renovation of the C Building underway at San Diego City College, longtime City College radio station KSDS has had some interference in transmission regarding its broadcasts.Last fall, the studio...

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks about how the city restructured its Police Department diminish crime rates. He spoke at a press conference Oct. 19 at CECUT, Cultural Center of Tijuana, headquarters of Tijuana Innovadora. (Photo by Celia Jimenez)

Inside Tijuana Innovadora

Cross-Border, Multicultural Event Works to Revive the Image of Tijuana and the Border Region
Aldo Ramirez December 12, 2014

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana go beyond sharing their geography — they share a culture all their own due to the social environment that is created in the region, even though they both belong...

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The student lounge known as the “Mailbox” sits at the southeast corner of 16th and C streets, next to the new Arts and Humanities Building. (Photo by Lupe Diaz)

Investing in Educational Architecture

Newest City College Building Showcases a Community Investment
Aldo Ramirez December 12, 2014

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” There is no better example of that than what San Diego City College has done with the construction of the new Arts...

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A rough start for women’s basketball

Sophomore star Nyadoup Lam leads the Knights through the tournaments to begin the season
Aldo Ramírez December 9, 2014

The San Diego City College women's basketball team began their season last month by competing in the Moorpark Santa Barbara Crossover Tournament and the Saddleback Tournament. On Nov. 14, the Knights...

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During a Knights attack, sophomore forward/midfielder Rebecca Garcia gets past the Jets defense on Oct. 31 at the SDCC Soccer Field where City College lost 3-0 against Miramar College. Photo credit: David Pradel

Knights lose at home against Miramar College

Aldo Ramírez November 7, 2014

The San Diego City College women’s soccer team suffered a hard 3-0 loss against Miramar College on Oct. 31 at the SDCC Soccer Field. In a calm first half both teams fought for the ball in the middle...

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Bag the impractical ban

Aldo Ramírez October 28, 2014

A new legislative bill in California will ban single-use carryout bags. As of July 1, 2015, large grocery chain stores and pharmacies will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout bags to customers,...

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VAMP Showcase this October

Aldo Ramírez September 16, 2014

For the second consecutive year, a VAMP (Video Audio Monologue Performance) showcase is being presented this October by San Diego City College this October. In association with So Say We All, a literary...

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