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Denja Harris demonstrates tufting using yarn at City College, September 14, 2023. Photo by Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media

Experimental fiber artist gives tufting demonstration at City College

Emerging artist Denja Harris gives an interactive and improvised presentation of her artistic process to City students
Bailey Kohnen, Multimedia Journalist September 20, 2023
Tufting is an ancient embroidery technique which involves pulling a thread through a base cloth to form a loop. The audience suggested colors to add to the composition and conversed with the artist throughout the demo
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Demolition crews began transforming the site of the old Child Development Center Tuesday, September 19, 2023. San Diego City College envisions this site to include up to 800 units by early 2028. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

BREAKING: City College is one step closer to on-campus affordable student housing

Demolition began today on the site of the future high-rise complex
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 19, 2023
Each unit will house 2-4 students and first serve students with housing needs, including low-income, veterans and foster youth. The complex will offer shared spaces like laundry facilities, dining halls, student study spaces and student support programs
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City College engineering student and cross country team member Emmanuel Zavala Brown runs on a treadmill in the Fitness Center, Sept. 14, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

Open gym access unlikely to return to City College. Exercise science classes offer alternatives.

Enrollment in Fitness Center classes is too low to allow for open student access, but fitness trends point to greater gym use in future
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 15, 2023
On the north side of the San Diego City College campus sits the 3,000-square-foot Fitness Center, fully equipped with weights and cardio machines. Most students will likely never step foot in it.
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The City College Suicide Prevention Fair, like this one in 2019, allows students to learn more about life-affirming health services on Sept. 18. File photo by Sonny Garibay/City Times Media

City College Student Health Center to host suicide prevention fair

The Sept. 18 event is open to all students and staff. Food, therapy animals and educational materials on suicide prevention will be available
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2023
The Student Health Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention Fair Monday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the A Building Patio. The fair will provide catering, therapy animals and information on life-affirming health services.
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Nancy Tong, left, talks with Marian Rodriguez, right, in the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) office, Sept. 13, 2023. Photo by Ren Charifa/City Times Media

Application deadline for City College EOPS extended to Sept. 15

CARE, NextUp program applications also accepted, open year-round
Ren Charifa, Multimedia Journalist September 14, 2023
To be eligible, students must be a California resident, taking 12 or more units with at least 6 at City College. Other requirements include qualifying for Board of Governors Fee Waivers, having completed less than 70 units, and being classified as educationally disadvantaged.
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The Career Center is located on the third floor of the A building in A-301. The center also provides an online job board through Handshake for students enrolled remotely. Photo by Luz Jaimes/City Times Media

City College Career Center offers services, resources for students seeking support

Upcoming workshops for student success offer industry and career preparation insights
Luz Jaimes, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2023
The Career Center at San Diego City College is hosting several workshops through November, both in-person and on Zoom, to help students with their career goals.
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Jillian Fortner, pictured at the Newscene anchor desk in the City Times Media studio, started her career with CCTV in 2021. Photo courtesy of Jillian Fortner

City College’s Jillian Fortner took home a student Emmy this summer. Here’s how she got started.

Now a multimedia journalist at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon, Fortner credits City Times Media for her success
Keila Menjivar, Multimedia Journalist September 12, 2023
Jillian Fortner won a Regional Student Emmy in June for her work with City Times Media in June. If you tuned in to City Times Media’s weekly TV news production, Newscene, in the last two years, you most likely saw her. 
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To be successful in The Amazing City College U.S. Constitution Race, students should be familiar with the 10 amendments that make up the Bill of Rights, according to history professor Susan Hasegawa. Canva photo

U.S. Constitution race around City College campus promises to be ‘amazing’

Students can win $50 gift cards collecting amendments, using them to solve a final Bill of Rights puzzle on Sept. 13
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist September 11, 2023
The Amazing City College U.S. Constitution Racewill be held Wednesday, September 13 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event, inspired by the CBS show “The Amazing Race,”  is sponsored by the history and political science departments at City College.
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Zachary Simpson stands outside the V building, which houses the nursing program, on the City College campus, August 26, 2023. Photo courtesy of Madeleine Outlaw

City College student creates his own aesthetic in No. 3 rated nursing program

Reality TV created an interest that Zachary Simpson is turning into a career
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist September 8, 2023
Growing up, Zachary Simpson was drawn to online media and TV shows about plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. As he and his cohort near completion of their pandemic-delayed studies in San Diego City College’s nursing program in December, Simpson said he has found his lane in the practice of aesthetic and cosmetic nursing. 
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George Esteban sings on stage at the Kensington Club, March 30, 2023. Photo courtesy of Myro Yartym/The Wine Club

Local musician works to build San Diego rock music scene

George Esteban and his band, The Wine Club, are looking to make it in the music industry
Bailey Kohnen, Multimedia Journalist September 7, 2023
Former City College student George Esteban is well aware of the challenges that come with trying to make a career as a musician. When others were settling into traditional career paths, Esteban knew he wanted something different.
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Vice President of Administrative Services John Parker, left, embraces ASG President Diego Bethea, right, after receiving the Golden Pillar Award during the Fall 2023 Convocation at City College, August 17, 2023. The award recognizes outstanding administrators at City College. Photo courtesy of City Communications

City College president announces new parent center, other updates during Fall 2023 Convocation

Ricky Shabazz shares ongoing City-related plans and improvements during the semester-opening event. Here’s what you need to know.
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist August 31, 2023
New parent center for students is one of many goals and initiatives announced at convocation. The center will offer child support for up to 12 students at a time and will remain open late into the evening as an expansion on the Basic Needs Center.
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Graduating students with sash and degrees

City College students celebrated for their struggles, triumphs at Chicano Latina Graduation

Ceremony highlighted students’ Chicanx heritage, achievements and support systems on their way to four-year universities
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist May 25, 2023
Families and supporters honored the City graduates for their dedication and perseverance within the context of what it means to be Chicanx
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