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Dream Crystal Gifts

National City entrepreneur balances two different businesses during the pandemic

The owner of a flower shop and novelty gift store gets creative to keep customers coming back
Gabriel Schneider, Multimedia Journalist June 23, 2021
In a corner lot on Highland Avenue and E 16th Street sits a circular-shaped flower store called Angel Petals, which shares a parking lot with Dream Crystals Gifts that sells many eclectic merchandise.
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HIGHLAND AVENUE

GALLERY: A tour of Highland Avenue’s small businesses

The street is home to small, locally-owned restaurants, barbershops and markets
Vicky Pineda, Multimedia Journalist June 23, 2021
Highland Avenue was once known for lowrider car cruising. Now it is National City’s downtown, a strip where small businesses reside.
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Gabriel Schneider and Susana Serrano interview Family Decals Ana Rozo

About The Highland Avenue Project

The multimedia project takes in-depth look at pandemic’s impact on National City’s family-owned small businesses
The coronavirus pandemic hit underserved communities in the United States the hardest and Latinx entrepreneurs had to adapt to new challenges to keep their businesses open. 
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Bethany McKee

City College alumna uses skills to tell stories during the pandemic

Shooting and editing video helped Bethany McKee to explore new projects
Kathy Archibald, Contributor June 11, 2021
McKee uncovered skills during her time at City College in 2018 that have come in especially handy during the pandemic and a cross-country move.
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Actors from How We Talk About Racism

MAGAZINE: 6th Annual Festival of New Plays goes digital

The 6th Annual Festival of New Plays was recorded by City Times Media for online streaming
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor June 3, 2021
Students and staff of San Diego City College spent weeks putting together eight plays, five of which were recorded by the City Times Media Team in the on-campus TV studio production.
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PODCAST: Looking back at the best of Sex and Sexuality podcast

PODCAST: Looking back at the best of Sex and Sexuality podcast

The seven-episode podcast is available online
Vicky Pineda, CTM Operations Manager June 3, 2021
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor of the City Times has been speaking with counseling interns at San Diego City College, Tristan Hartley and Laurel Marks. 
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Kiyara Long, Women’s Tennis

City College scholar-athletes score in the classroom

75 student-athletes had a 3.0 or better GPA in the fall
Vicky Pineda, Operations Manager June 2, 2021
Despite more than a year with COVID-19 and San Diego City College being closed, student-athletes excelled in their classrooms. 
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San Diego City College student Gary Tallaksen

PODCAST: City College Theatre student discusses how courses were affected by the pandemic

Spring 2020 production of "Urinetown" was postponed
Michelle Botello, Multimedia Journalist June 2, 2021
San Diego City College student Gary Tallaksen discusses the changes in the classes and the production of theatre classes.
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City Speaks: The Future of SDS Radio

PODCAST: Dean speaks about the return of City College student radio

Jeanie Tyler talks about the student radio station’s return and working with KSDS
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist June 1, 2021
Due to the City College campus being closed, Student Delivered Sound Radio has been broadcasting in an automated format without on-air talent.
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Harry West Gym

Start of City College summer semester around the corner

Classes begin June 7
Christopher Tapanes, Multimedia Journalist May 31, 2021
San Diego City College students should prepare now if they want to enroll in summer courses. At City College alone, 221 course sections are available for the term, according to mySDCCD portal.
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Drive-thru graduation

City College honors class of 2021 with virtual ceremony

The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. on May 28
Will Mauriz, Multimedia Journalist May 28, 2021
City College will honor its graduates with a virtual ceremony on May 28 through the site Marching Orders, an online presentation platform. The event will begin at 5 p.m.
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Drive-Thru graduation celebration 2020

VIDEO: City College honors graduates with drive-thru ceremony

A virtual commencement will be streamed on May 28 at 5 p.m.
Noelle Mortensen and Devon Doane May 24, 2021
After a long year of Zoom classes, San Diego City College students got a chance to celebrate graduation in style. Students and faculty came together for a drive-thru graduation ceremony held on campus on May 21.
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