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Late-start classes still an option at City College

September 1, 2020

The first add/drop deadline of the fall 2020 term has passed at San Diego City College, but there are still plenty of late-start classes offered for students. 

City Speaks, Episode 1

PODCAST: Ballet Folklorico performer adjusts to stay-at-home orders

April 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Diego City College student Paula Quinonez has been unable to meet and practice with her Ballet Folklorico troupe. She talks about what she misses in the debut episode of the City Speaks podcast.

Students gather in the Black Box Theatre to audition for the 2014 production of the “City Moves” dance concert. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

City College dancers to hit the stage in ‘City Moves’ concert

December 2, 2015

San Diego City College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department presents the fall dance concert “City Moves” Dec. 4 and 5 at the Saville Theatre. Visual...

Longtime San Diego City College dance instructor Ruby Wilson sitting in Gorton Quad on Nov. 6. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Innovative instructor to retire

November 12, 2015

Imagine you’re living in the 1980s and you see Michael Jackson moon walking and doing other innovative dance moves in a music video on MTV. Fascinated...

San Diego City College professor and Visual and Performing Arts co-chair Katie Rodda Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Longtime theater professor becomes new arts co-chair

November 11, 2015

San Diego City College’s Visual and Performing Arts department has a new department co-chair, Katie Rodda, who started in the position as of June of...

Perspective: When going viral goes wrong

Destiny Ortiz

November 10, 2015

Former actor turned music artist Drake recently came out with a music video that has people talking nonstop. Several memes have been created that surprisingly fit well with the lucid movements of what could be considered his dancing. It wasn’t long before Drake’s new “Hotline Bling” music video went viral that it started to appear on all types of social...

Con: ‘Holy Grail’ number of students for classes must die

Celia Jimenez

October 27, 2015

The administration took draconian measures starting this fall to keep high-enrollment classes while discarding the ones that don’t fulfill the minimum criteria. It asks for a ridiculous cap of 35 students per class. A number nobody has been able to explain under which pedagogical variables have been done and why it has to be equally applied across all departments when each...

The Jibe dancers, dressed head to toe in zombie attire, greeted guests of the Haunted Trail with a dance routine as they entered the attraction on Oct. 19 in Balboa Park. Led by Jennifer Hill and Abby Neves, the group of 16 zombies bumrushed the crowd of people waiting outside Trail. The undead dancers performed a 15-minute dance routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Rihanna’s “Disturbia.” The dancers, who consisted of mostly 10-20-year-old girls and women, fused hip hop, cheerleading and jazz styles for the performance but maintained their zombiefied demures by purposely staggering  and displaying monotone expressions throughout the routine. Photo by Mike Madriaga

Zombies with soul

October 24, 2015

Just up the street from the City College resides “The Haunted Trail,” located in Balboa Park. The text on its website warns people with heart condi...

With wardrobes selected for performers, cosmetology students prep the cast for the final dress rehearsal of

Setting the Scene: A Look Behind the Curtain at What Makes a Musical at City College

May 14, 2014

There is a vibrancy in the aura around the theater for San Diego City College's centennial spring musical production, "In the Heights." It is half past 7 ...

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