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MAGAZINE: Holidays can still be celebrated from home

City Times offers students a pandemic-friendly, practical guide for holiday celebrations
Deserie Larios, Staff Writer December 21, 2020
With San Diego moving to the purple tier, California’s strictest level, many students and families are wondering how to quarantine efficiently during the holiday season. City Times offers activities you can still do safely and at a distance during the pandemic.
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Graduation 2018

City students, faculty react to commencement postponement

With City's annual graduation ceremony pushed back, students express fears of missing out (FOMO)
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
Due to a statewide restriction of assembling large groups, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll announced in an email that City's May 22 ceremony has been postponed to summer or fall, or perhaps in a digital format.
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The Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park, the top part is illuminated by light, there are two police officials at the distance.

City College commencement returns to Balboa Park

The 2020 commencement will be back at its original location after a one-year move to the Convention Center
Lacey Stefano and Elisabeth Vermeulen February 13, 2020
The 2019 event was held at the Convention Center in Downtown San Diego for the first time, as a temporary solution., but will be returning to Balboa Park this year for its 106th ceremony.
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Convention Center

Planned construction leads to graduation venue change

Traditional Balboa Park graduation venue moved to San Diego Convention Center due to a once conceivable construction project
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 20, 2019

Those walking in caps and gowns for graduation this May will be walking a lot closer to the bay. The 2019 San Diego City College commencement ceremony has been moved to a ballroom at the San Diego...

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A group of people make a combination peace sign and Eiffel Tower at the House of France in Balboa Park on Nov. 16 during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the attacks in Paris and Saint- Denis that occurred on Nov. 13. Photo credit: Richard Valentin

Paris attacks hit home

Parisian born San Diego City College professor Philippe Patto shares his reactions and thoughts on the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks
Angelica Wallingford December 8, 2015

On the night of Nov. 13, one of the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War II occurred in multiple locations across Paris and Saint-Denis claiming more than 132 lives. Meanwhile, 5,000 miles...

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The family of Diana Gonzalez gathers with San Diego City College students, faculty and staff for a candlelight vigil, put together by the Visionary
Feminists Club, in Gorton Quad on Oct. 15 to honor the Gonzalez’s memory on the fifth anniversary of her death. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

A memory honored by candlelight

Destiny Ortiz October 29, 2015

It has been five years since Diana Gonzalez’s death and the Visionary Feminists club at San Diego City College hosted a candlelight vigil in her honor. The vigil was held on Oct. 15 to uphold her memory...

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Hannah Simone (right) and Tiya Sircar (left) star in

San Diego Asian Film Festival celebrates its sweet 16

Jennifer Manalili October 27, 2015

The San Diego Asian Film Festival will kick off Nov. 5 and run through the 14th with this year's edition of the festival featuring more than 130 films from more than 20 countries, according to their official...

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The Jibe dancers, dressed head to toe in zombie attire, greeted guests of the Haunted Trail with a dance routine as they entered the attraction on Oct. 19 in Balboa Park. Led by Jennifer Hill and Abby Neves, the group of 16 zombies bumrushed the crowd of people waiting outside Trail. The undead dancers performed a 15-minute dance routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Rihanna’s “Disturbia.” The dancers, who consisted of mostly 10-20-year-old girls and women, fused hip hop, cheerleading and jazz styles for the performance but maintained their zombiefied demures by purposely staggering  and displaying monotone expressions throughout the routine. Photo by Mike Madriaga

Zombies with soul

The Jibe zombies perform outside of the Haunted Trail
Mike Madriaga October 24, 2015

Just up the street from the City College resides “The Haunted Trail,” located in Balboa Park. The text on its website warns people with heart conditions and prone to seizures to refrain from entering...

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City College helps out local community during Week of Service

Cherelle Roberts May 12, 2015

City College students, faculty and staff lent their hands and time to help those in need during the biannual Week of Service April 13-17. The weeklong event occurs each semester where volunteers serve...

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Campus organizations collecting donations for local community

Franchesca Walker December 9, 2014

As the semester comes to an end, many students are eager and ready to enjoy the upcoming winter holidays, and give and also receive presents. However, some individuals are less fortunate during this time...

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Week of Service at City – students lend a helping hand in local community

Franchesca Walker October 28, 2014

Student volunteers gathered in the surrounding areas of City College to take part in the Week of Service Oct. 20-24. The week long event had volunteers serving meals at the St. Vincent de Paul Village...

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Balboa Park hosts ‘Taste of Asia’ Sept. 27

Richard Lomibao September 26, 2014

Without having to travel to Asia, groups like the Asian Coalition Club and House of China invite others to catch a glimpse of Asian culture in Balboa Park this weekend."It's our gift to the public," said...

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