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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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Students meet at Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021

GALLERY: A look back at City College’s inaugural Fall Fest (with video)

Students packed Schwartz Plaza on Dec. 8 for the first time since March 2020
For the first time since March 2020, Schwartz Plaza at San Diego City College was teeming with humanity as students, staff and faculty gathered for the inaugural Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021 on Dec. 8.
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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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A slide from the SDCCD redistricting subcommittee meeting shows a map with arrows indicating the three proposed adjusted boundaries under consideration. Zoom screenshot

Seeking input, SDCCD redistricting subcommittee reveals proposed maps

The district is calling for public comment on new maps and a change to the election process
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist December 3, 2021
The SDCCD Board of Trustees redistricting subcommittee asked the public for input on new boundaries and a change to election procedures, providing a first glimpse of its new proposed district map.
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City College gerontology student Esperanza Torres-Gies, standing outside M building, describes her experience using the COVID-19 testing location on campus. Photo by Kathy Archibald/City Times Media

City students weigh in on delays, hurdles while on-campus COVID-19 testing site reports no positive cases

Challenges and grace, as students make their way through City’s COVID-19 testing location, which is closed for Thanksgiving week
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 23, 2021
Students find challenges, understanding and grace utilizing the City College COVID-19 testing locations available Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will close for Thanksgiving week.
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Silhouettes of dancers are shown dancing across a stage. San Diego City College Dance Facebook photo.

City College dancers take the stage this weekend

City’s dancers are eager to perform at the Saville Theatre for the first time in nearly two years
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 19, 2021
The City College dance program will present “An Evening of Dance 2021” for two shows at the Saville Theatre on Nov. 20.
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Zoom screenshot of Julia Pautz demonstrating violin techniques she used while performing during a post-concert discussion with percussionist Andrew Watkins and Manager of Learning and Community Engagement for the San Diego Symphony Jesse Schiffman.

San Diego Symphony players treat City College to a virtual concert

World Cultures event showcases classical performances and a conversation with the musicians
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist October 29, 2021
San Diego City College hosted a virtual concert on Oct. 27, treating viewers to an evening of San Diego Symphony performances from the comfort of their living rooms, including a peek behind the scenes.
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Poll worker sits at desk

Influx of voters head to polls at City College

Recall election sends voters to the polls
Christopher Tapanes and Kathy Archibald September 14, 2021
Poll worker Yulyssah Marin, who is also a City College student, said the stream of voters had steadily increased over earlier voting days.
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Yulyssah Marin works the polls

Will City College students vote in the recall election?

City students share their experiences and thoughts on the upcoming election
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2021
If Newsom cannot convince more than 50% of the electorate to vote no in the recall election, the top vote-getter in the second half of the ballot will become governor.
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Model Yoni Baker in Life Drawing class

Arts bring new perspectives back to City College campus

In-person classes begin amid a still-precarious global pandemic
Philip Salata and Kathy Archibald September 3, 2021
For the first time in more than 18 months, select fine arts classes are finally being held in person at City College for the fall 2021 semester.
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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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