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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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Santa reminds visitors to wear masks

PODCAST: City College philosophy professor discusses ethics of vaccination

COVID-19 and vaccinations have driven a wedge between many family members
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 21, 2021
In this episode, a frustrated grandmother and a man hurt by his twin brother’s refusal to get vaccinated leave messages. Host Jakob McWhinney also speaks to a philosophy professor about the ethics of vaccination, and how to ethically navigate the holidays.
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Soccer player kicks ball

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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Heriberto Gerardo Gutierrez

City Times Media highlights its most-read stories of 2021

As the year comes to an end, City College student media staff took a moment to look back
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 20, 2021
From covering the impact of Covid-19 on the San Diego City College Community to major leadership changes in the San Diego Community College District, City Times Media brought breaking news to readers throughout the year.
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A City College student opens the Edquity app

Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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The closed lab doors of the S building at City College.

City science club navigates need for culturally relevant integration

SD SACNAS chapter perseveres through pandemic hurdles
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor December 14, 2021
“There is life that happens outside of the classroom that affects students' ability to even be present for the STEM classes, and STEM takes a lot out of a person," San Diego City College SACNAS chapter president Dyani Melgarejo said. "We need the support of a community or place to study without distractions.”
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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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People gather in Schwartz Plaza for the Fall Fest at San Diego City College

LIVE BLOG: City College sets the stage for Fall Fest

Officials say the first 150 registered students to attend will receive $500 each
As San Diego City College staff prepared for today’s Fall Fest, at which $75,000 in student aid will be distributed in $500 increments to the first 150 eligible students to attend, a small crowd of students gathered near the campus’s Schwartz Plaza.
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Students walk across a concrete square surrounded by buildings at San Diego City College

Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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The artist Your Smith sings as opening act to sold out show at the San Diego Music Box venue on Oct. 13.

San Diego music scene navigates the uncertainty of pandemic life

Surviving music venues steer through reopening amid a precarious economy
Will Mauriz, Assistant Editor, CityScene December 6, 2021
Surviving music venues in San Diego deal with reopening amid a precarious economy and uncertainties imposed by COVID-19.
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Makeda Dread Profile

WorldBeat Center’s founder connects with the community after the pandemic

A journey into Makeda Dread's life and her impact on San Diego
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist December 2, 2021
Supporting and organizing reggae concerts since 1980, Cheatom has produced 39 annual music festivals, although as we all know with COVID-19 came the closing of music venues and cultural centers and with that WBCC closed from March, 2020 until its recent reopening in September.
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A poster for The Listening Machine

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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