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Associated Students Government president Victoria Owusu stands smiling in front of a brick background

City College ASG president finds her voice, paves way to future

Victoria Owusu brings her passion for student success to the forefront at ASG
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor November 17, 2021
Having first visited San Diego City College to attend a UMOJA event during her senior year at Hoover High School, Victoria Owusu remembers hearing the welcome address in her native language and feeling City would be the only community college for her.
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Subirs Maya Ramirez and Alexa Gonzalez

Subir Dreamer Resource Center reopens to in-person visits

The center is seeking to regain student engagement while returning from the pandemic
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist November 12, 2021
The Subir Dreamer Resource Center hopes to draw students back and regain their engagement now that it offers in-person visits for the first time since the pandemic shutdown in 2020.
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Hunger Action Day volunteer Sylvia Ramirez organizes bags of plums.

Virtual donation drive to help City College students facing food insecurity

Pack the Pantry runs through Nov. 30
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
The San Diego Food Bank is teaming up with the North County Food Bank for the 3rd annual Pack the Pantry food donation drive, sponsored by California Coast Credit Union, through Nov. 30.
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Angie Barrera, City student

City College set for a full return to campus Jan. 1

Chancellor Cortez outlines new goals for City College at a NOV. 8 public forum
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
After a semester of experimentation with protocols to ensure a safe and manageable return to campus, district officials expressed their confidence in bringing back in-person student services at the public forum with San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez on Nov. 8.
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VeteranProgram-0217 on Flickr

VIDEO: Veterans Service Center supports military coming to college

Despite being closed during the pandemic, the center continues to give support to the military affiliates on campus
Jillian Fortner, Multimedia Journalist November 8, 2021
City College is hosting a formal Veterans Day Program on November 10 at 11:30 a.m., which will take place outside the A building and stream on City’s YouTube channel.
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Two students relax under a tree in City Colleges Curran Plaza

SDCCD officials: Further changes to CA higher education needed

Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata November 5, 2021
Though San Diego Community College District and City College officials applauded the passage of AB-927, which expanded the ability of California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, they argued further changes to the structure of the state’s public higher education system are necessary.
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Zoom screenshot of Julia Pautz demonstrating violin techniques she used while performing during a post-concert discussion with percussionist Andrew Watkins and Manager of Learning and Community Engagement for the San Diego Symphony Jesse Schiffman.

San Diego Symphony players treat City College to a virtual concert

World Cultures event showcases classical performances and a conversation with the musicians
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist October 29, 2021
San Diego City College hosted a virtual concert on Oct. 27, treating viewers to an evening of San Diego Symphony performances from the comfort of their living rooms, including a peek behind the scenes.
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Prospective students speak to a City College outreach representative.

SDCCD officials praise new law, discuss potential candidates for bachelor’s degree expansion

Mesa president hopes her college’s experience can be a roadmap for other SDCCD schools
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 21, 2021
Current and former SDCCD officials praised the passage of AB-927, which expands and makes permanent the current pilot program that allows community colleges to develop baccalaureate programs. 
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Pear oatmeal by Susana Serrano

VIDEO: Pear oatmeal a delicious, healthy #CityCookingChallenge treat

Hunger Action Day is held twice a month at San Diego City College
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Journalist October 19, 2021
In this week's #CityCookingChallenge, Susana Serrano mixed items from the food drive and her own kitchen to make a delicious and healthy pear oatmeal.
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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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SDCCD Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 9

Staff expresses relief, further frustration at SDCCD Board of Trustees meeting

The return-to-campus timeline has been delayed, but some student services staff want same choices as instructional staff
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2021
Public comments from student staff at the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 9 expressed gratitude for the district’s decision to delay their return-to-campus timeline, but also requested more be done.
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Yulyssah Marin works the polls

Will City College students vote in the recall election?

City students share their experiences and thoughts on the upcoming election
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2021
If Newsom cannot convince more than 50% of the electorate to vote no in the recall election, the top vote-getter in the second half of the ballot will become governor.
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