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REVIEW: ‘Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story’ shines light on injustice

The documentary showcases the victim of a broken social justice system
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer June 3, 2020
Brown’s experience in the justice system as a person of color is a common social issue faced by many for decades and is still shown today through the current events such as the Black Lives Matter protest after the death of George Floyd by officer Derek Chauvin.
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San Diego Promise reaches out to 2020 grads

Promise Program meeting on Zoom
The program has served over 4,000 students in four years
Uyen Pham and Elisabeth Vermeulen May 21, 2020
Promise program coordinator Brenda Torres discussed program eligibility, benefits of participating, steps to applying in a virtual info session.
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PODCAST: City College honoring 2020 grads with virtual ceremony

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The online event for the Class of 2020 on July 17
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer May 18, 2020
With a plan now in place to honor grads virtually, hear why it matters from students and faculty who reacted after the initial postponement decision was announced.
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City students, faculty react to commencement postponement

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With City's annual graduation ceremony pushed back, students express fears of missing out (FOMO)
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
Due to a statewide restriction of assembling large groups, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll announced in an email that City's May 22 ceremony has been postponed to summer or fall, or perhaps in a digital format.
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7 tips for online class success

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With classes going remote, staying on track has been more challenging than ever
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 7, 2020
In the latest News You Can Use, staff writer Elisabeth Vermeulen gives you tips to thrive in our new reality.
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Geography professor brings comfort to students despite campus closure

Lisa Chaddock in her garden
With classes transitioning online on short notice, geography professor Lisa Chaddock makes the best out of the situation
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 3, 2020
Lisa Chaddock has been teaching physical geography at San Diego City College for 14 years. Throughout all her years of teaching, she has never experienced an outbreak such as COVID-19.
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Transfer and Career Center holds industry panel to discuss black excellence

(Left to right) Michael Taylor, Brisa Johnson, Jayton Harps, and Deme Hall, discusses black excellence during the industry panel. Photo by: Elisabeth Vermeulen/City Times
Panelists discuss hardships and overcoming the challenges of being an individual of color in the workforce
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

As Black History Month commemoration continues, the Transfer and Career Center held an Industry Career Panel discussing the topic of black excellence. “It was really important for me to find representatives...

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City College will host a film screening in commemoration of Black History Month

City College will host a film screening in commemoration of Black History Month
San Diego City College will host the second and third part of the film screening of the hit Netflix series.
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer February 21, 2020
San Diego City College will hold its second and third part of the film screening of the hit Netflix series “When They See Us” in commemoration of Black History Month. With the support of the UMOJA team and the English, counseling, and communication studies department, City College features the series, which is based on events from the April 19, 1989 Central Park jogger case.
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City College commencement returns to Balboa Park

The Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park, the top part is illuminated by light, there are two police officials at the distance.
The 2020 commencement will be back at its original location after a one-year move to the Convention Center
Lacey Stefano and Elisabeth Vermeulen February 13, 2020
The 2019 event was held at the Convention Center in Downtown San Diego for the first time, as a temporary solution., but will be returning to Balboa Park this year for its 106th ceremony.
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Choosing a PATH

The San Diego City College arts and Humanities building .
City College arts and humanities professors encourage students to consider careers in their fields.
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Contributor November 18, 2019
The Transfer Center and PATH, or Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities, have partnered together on a mission to make students interested in studying the arts and humanities. 
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