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BREAKING: Following pushback, SDCCD chancellor cancels investiture

After weeks of controversy regarding keynote speaker Alice Walker, district cancels the event
Philip Salata and Jakob McWhinney May 23, 2022
Carlos Cortez, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, announced the cancellation of his upcoming investiture event in a district-wide email sent this afternoon.
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City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos delivers a speech after receiving the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship at Citys 31st annual scholarship awards ceremony on May 10, 2022. City College Flickr

City College student awarded prestigious scholarship worth $55K

Jeannette Mayo Gallegos hopes to use Jack Kent Cooke funds to achieve her goal of working to combat human trafficking
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 20, 2022
City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, a 2022 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, was awarded $55,000 at City’s 31st annual scholarship ceremony on May 10th.
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Angel Lopez, a City student involved in the colleges theatre program, raises his fist in celebration during the Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 12, 2022. City College Flickr

City College celebrates its first ‘Lavender Graduation’ ceremony

While most such events are put on by student-run LGBTQIA+ organizations, City’s celebration was spearheaded by a combination of student-support programs
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 19, 2022
On a sunny mid-May afternoon City College held a Lavender Graduation ceremony on the campus’ Curran Square.  It was a joyous event by all accounts, with students, family members and faculty gathering to celebrate the achievements of the college’s LGBTQIA+ graduates.
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A group including Alicia Siu, Norell Martinez, Justin Akers Chacon and others stand in front of the mural in the City College cafeteria, smiling with raised fists.

Dual event celebrating ‘50 Years of Chicana/o Studies’ at City College draws crowd

The event included a mural unveiling and documentary premiere celebrating the department at the cafeteria on May 13
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 18, 2022
The Chicana/o Studies department at San Diego City College celebrated both the premiere of a new documentary and the unveiling of the cafeteria mural on May 13, each named and dedicated to the same cause – “50 Years of Chicana/o Studies.”
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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Senior media clerk Randy Juarez

City library to students: We’re open

City library wants students to know that they are open and happy to be helping again
Jakob McWhinney and Antonio Contreras April 21, 2022
Learning Resource Center employees had a booth at today’s Student Project & Research Symposium, touting the library’s many resources, some of which may surprise students.
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Election workers Ian (left) and Richard sit under a tent and in front of a ballot drop box in front of the registrar of voters building.

Election Day comes to the South Bay

The special election to fill Lorena Gonzalez’s seat in AD 80, home to thousands of City students, wraps up today
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 5, 2022
Today is the last day to vote in the special primary election for California Assembly District 80, which includes much of southern San Diego County and is home to thousands of City students.
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Deadline tonight to apply for $1,200 grant

An email sent to City, Mesa and Miramar students offers the possibility of aid money for those who have not yet received a grant for spring semester
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist March 22, 2022
An email sent to some students of City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges on March 16 from the district stated that the colleges are offering students emergency relief grants.
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Kadee Sylla speaks to a group of students in Curran Plaza for Citys Send Silence Packing event

GALLERY: Active Minds exhibit connects students, stories and resources at City

Backpacks filled Curran Plaza for the “Send Silence Packing” event March 17 for mental health advocacy and suicide prevention
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist March 18, 2022
Dozens of backpacks filled Curran Plaza for an Active Minds event called “Send Silence Packing” at San Diego City College March 17.
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Audra Dent

Knights volleyball announces new head coach

Former SDSU standout Audra Dent hired as head coach for women’s indoor and sand volleyball programs
Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist March 16, 2022
A new era in women’s indoor volleyball has officially begun at San Diego City College with the hiring of Audra Dent as the new head coach.
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VIDEO: Newscene opens spring with coverage of Ukraine, State of the Union

CTTV's flagship news program returns for the spring 2022 semester
Ingrid Estrella and Jillian Fortner March 2, 2022
One week into the Ukraine crisis, we give you updates on the current status of the Russian invasion. President Biden also delivered his first State of the Union address.
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Jonathan Ogugua

City College men to host playoff opener (with update)

Knights coach, six players honored by the conference, including MVP Jonathan Ogugua
Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist March 1, 2022
The San Diego City College men’s basketball team is set to host the second round of the California Community College Athletic Association regional playoff on March 3 at 7 p.m.
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