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“For me it evokes family, kind of a connection, but not necessarily blood family. Me with my personal family, like mother, father, brother, sister, we never really celebrated Thanksgiving. But I celebrate Thanksgiving with all of my friends from middle and high school. We call it Friendsgiving. So whenever I think about this time, I always think about them.”
- Daniel Medina, 31, Psychology

VOICES: What does Thanksgiving evoke for you? City College students share

Family traditions, dark colonialist history associated with November holiday
City Times journalists hit the walkways of the San Diego City College campus to ask students a question: What does Thanksgiving evoke for you?
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Mario Ceballos, founder of the POC Fungi Community, slides chopped garlic into a cazo, while a bag of huitlacoche sits on the table during the food preparation part of “Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Discussion & Food Demonstration with Huitlacoche,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Indigenous food huitlacoche comes to City College, bringing path to food sovereignty, connection with ancestral roots

The World Cultures Program invited students to meet the nutrient-dense corn fungus historically revered by indigenous cultures
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 20, 2023
Huitlacoche is an edible fungus in Mexican cuisine that grows exclusively on corn. Today, this ancestral food is labeled by the National Institute of Health as a pathogen, or a plague.
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City College spring breakers can enjoy free sessions offered by yoga instructor Amy Baack, right, at Sunset Cliffs Every Saturday. photo

No plans for spring break? Here are 5 ways to spend your time

Not everyone has a grand trip planned, so why not spend your time locally?
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist March 23, 2023
Spring break is finally upon us here at San Diego City College, affording us some well-earned rest and relaxation, as well as an opportunity for travel. Here are some ideas for killing time that you can do right here in San Diego.
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Latinx Heritage Night at City Colleges Harry West Gym

City College kicks off volleyball season with special night for Latinx heritage

Knights Athletics celebrate Latinx Heritage month with a special night of community, food and fun
Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist September 26, 2022
Friday night was buzzing at San Diego City College as hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered at the Harry West Gym in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.
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VIDEO: A one-pot side dish for #CityCookingChallenge

Fried cabbage and bacon an easy dish from Hunger Action Day haul
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor April 21, 2022
For this week’s #citycookingchallenge, Serrano cooks a fast and easy dish with cabbage and bacon.
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Sopa de Coditos

VIDEO: Versatile Sopa de Coditos an easy weeknight dish

Host Susana Serrano cooks a traditional Mexican soup for the latest #CityCookingChallenge
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor April 7, 2022
In this week's #CityCookingChallenge, host Susana Serrano makes Sopa de Coditos, a classic Mexican soup made of macaroni pasta swimming in a savory tomato sauce.
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Tortitas de papa con atún

VIDEO: Tortitas de papa con atún recipe for #CityCookingChallenge

Host Susana Serrano turns her Hunger Action Day ingredients into an easy recipe for Lent
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor March 22, 2022
In this week's #citycookingchallenge, City Times reporter Susana Serrano cooked tortitas de papa con atún, a dish traditionally made during Lent in many Mexican families who practice Catholicism.
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veggie sliders

VIDEO: Fresh veggie sliders kick off spring semester of #CityCookingChallenge

Host Susana Serrano transforms City College's Hunger Action Day ingredients into another healthy, delicious meal
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Journalist February 2, 2022
Utilizing the onions, canned beans, bread and rice from Hunger Action Day, host Susana Serrano made veggie sliders to kick off the first #citycookingchallenge of the semester. 
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San Diego City College student receiving food from a volunteer at Hunger Action Days

Hunger Action Days are back at City College (with video)

Student Affairs once again offers Hunger Action Days with plans to expand
Christopher Tapanes, Multimedia Journalist October 6, 2021
Every first Tuesday and third Monday of every month, Student Affairs, in collaboration with the San Diego Food Bank and Feeding San Diego, hosts Hunger Action Days.
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040219_Seeds_001 on Flickr

City College SEEDS surviving the pandemic

Receive four weekly bags of produce
Marlena Harvey, News Editor October 7, 2020
The SEEDS program at the Urban City Farm had supplied in-person learning for students of the City College agricultural program until it was closed to outside volunteers last March. 
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Man wearing a blue shirt and apron in front of two pizzas, behind counter.

City College cafeteria is now open

The campus cafeteria opened on Feb. 3
Angel Cazares, Arts and Culture Editor February 4, 2020
On the first day of spring semester, City College began serving food once again, prioritizing hot meals.
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A City College student uses the Smart Market Vending machine.

Camera, infrared-equipped snack machines arrive at City College

The San Diego Community College District is confident in the steps it is taking to protect the privacy of students using the machines.
Scott Gardinier, Copy Editor September 4, 2019
Smart Market vending machines, equipped with cameras, infrared sensors and fingerprint scanners, were placed in the bottom of the S building over the summer, providing students and faculty with easy access to food items like bottled drinks, packaged salads and ready-made sandwiches.
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