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VIDEO: The House of Music concert to benefit unsheltered, at-risk youth

Celebrity Cuban bands, youth from The House of Music program will play at the May 1 event
Victor Ortiz Jr., Social Media Editor April 26, 2022
The House of Music, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will present “Cuba Llego,” a concert fundraiser benefiting unsheltered and at-risk youth who are part of its program.
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Sudan Archives in furniture store

Cruise into spring break with CTM’s local music playlist for March

This month’s playlist features the nostalgic pop of Armoire, the experimental electronic music of klurax and the melodically dissonant R&B of Sudan Archives
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 25, 2022
Spring has come. The days are longer, the nights are warmer and, at least for City College students, the coming week of vacation is a much-needed respite from the grind of classes. And from the hook-centric pop rock of Jewelry Girl to the sun-bleached ambience of Fax + Braulio to the wistful twee of Sugar World, City Times Media's put together some tracks to kick your feet up to.
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City Times Medias Jillian Fortner (left), Susana Serrano (center) and Ingrid Estrella (right)

City Times Media students acknowledged at national conference

Students who attended the ACP/JACC Conference took home 17 individual and team awards
Victor Ortiz, Jr. , Multimedia Journalist March 8, 2022
Represented by six City Times Media students along with journalism advisor and assistant professor Nicole Vargas, San Diego City College competed in several state and conference-wide competitions, winning 17 awards. 
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City College student radio station to be revived this spring

City Times Sound to focus on local music and culture in a complete overhaul of 88.3 HD-2 FM
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist January 31, 2022
The Spring 2022 term will see the revival, and complete overhaul of the station. The City Times Sound team, just one branch of the larger City Times Media organization, will launch all new programming focused on local music and City College campus life and culture.
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The powerful vocals of Josh Lane (center) and Jensine Benitez (left), the focal point of Thee Sacred Souls’ “sweet soul” sound, conjure up hazy thoughts of better days. Photo by Aaron Flores Arteaga, from @TheeSacredSouls Instagram

CTM’s first monthly local music playlist of 2022 features hip-hop, funk, hardcore

Tune in to Lee Wires’ lazy afternoon guitar pop, Doc Hammers’ metalcore “call to attention,” and Bubabza’s funky, fuzzy electronic sounds
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata January 20, 2022
Even if your holiday plans perished due to the pandemic (as mine did) City Times Media is here to keep your love for local music alive and well. From the washed-out, nighttime pop of Headworm to the acid jazz of Ebaugh to the hazy sweet soul of Thee Sacred Souls, we’ve put together a batch of songs to keep you company during your next 10- … or 5-day (?) isolation.
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San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz called December’s Fall Fest a trial run for events to come in the spring semester, but a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant has delayed the return to on-site activities. Photo by Jakob McWhinney/City Times Media

Amid omicron surge, SDCCD officials announce delayed return to in-person instruction

Students can expect a phased-in return to campus beginning Feb. 22, with a full return by March 7
Jakob McWhinney January 19, 2022
Twelve days before the start of the spring 2022 semester, San Diego Community College District officials updated their already delayed return to full on-campus instruction due to a spike in regional COVID-19 infection numbers.
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City Times rings in the holidays with a call for coverage suggestions

As 2021 comes to a close, what do you think City Times should focus on in 2022?
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 20, 2021
Journalism exists to empower its audience, and with City College's campus gradually coming back to life, the need for input from students becomes ever more important. So … what would you like to read about? What do you think your fellow students should know about? What information would help you be a better informed and prepared student? Let us know about your concerns, questions or frustrations. 
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Two men stand with a sign at a protest at the headquarters of the San Diego Unified School District headquarters

PODCAST: An infectious disease expert responds to vaccine hesitancy

Despite the heavy toll a year-and-a-half of pandemic has taken on us, some individuals still choose not to get vaccinated
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 13, 2021
In this episode a caller who doesn’t quite buy the COVID-19 pandemic as a whole, and is hesitant about getting vaccinated left a voicemail. Host Jakob McWhinney took the caller's concerns to infectious disease and public health expert Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan.
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PODCAST: Isolation of pandemic life, struggles of an essential worker shared with The Listening Machine

A year and a half of quarantine has changed the way we interact, but for many essential workers there’s been too little change
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist November 29, 2021
This first season of the show, produced by Jakob McWhinney, asked San Diegans to talk about their experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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The Knight Life Episode 5

RADIO: The Knight Life spotlights musician couple Oscar Carrion and Katie Howard Carrion

Episode also features Sex And Sexuality discussion about masturbation
Michelle De Nicola and Marlena Harvey November 15, 2021
Musician Katie Howard Carrion joined the conversation with her bandmate and husband Oscar Carrion and host Skylar Eppler on the third episode of the San Diego Local Spotlight.
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Tulengua, Kelsey Bair photo

CTM debuts monthly local San Diego music playlist

The first installment features songs from disco-punk mainstays Glass Spells, bedroom pop masters Shindigs, and psych tinged hip-hop of 10-19 & The Numbermen and more
Jakob McWhinney and Skylar Eppler November 9, 2021
In an effort to shine some light on San Diego’s incredible musical offerings, we at City Times Media decided to create a monthly playlist that highlights local musicians.
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The Knight Life, Episode 3

RADIO: The Knight Life, Ep. 3: Polyamory and polygamy lifestyles, spotlight on local band Los Shadows

Discover a band from National City and the difference between polyamory and polygamy
Michelle De Nicola and Marlena Harvey November 1, 2021
The latest episode of The Knight Life debuted the San Diego Local Spotlight, a new podcast that features musicians and bands in the region.
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