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San Diego Community College District Chancellor Greg Smith, far left, works on his computer while Bernie Rhinerson, middle left, Cody Peterson, middle right, and Shana Hazan, far right, talk before the 12th annual meeting between SDCCD and SDUSD begins March 19, 2024. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

City College hosts 12th annual SDCCD, SDUSD joint meeting

The community college, K-12 school districts affirmed mutual goals to improve educational outcomes for students
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Managing Editor April 1, 2024
The districts affirmed mutual goals to improve educational outcomes for students
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City College Chicano/a Studies professor Justin Akers Chacón speaks in support of a resolution reaffirming the San Diego Community College District’s commitment to free speech and academic freedom next to guest attendees and M.E.Ch.A students, March 4, 2024. The resolution, which was introduced by Chicana/o Studies professor America Martinez, was co-authored by Martinez, Mona Alsoraimi-Espiritu, Norell Martinez, Octavio García and Chacón. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

BREAKING: City College Academic Senate passes resolution affirming free speech, academic freedom for Palestine solidarity expression

Over 40 community members, students attend meeting
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2024
Over 40 community members, students attend meeting
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Judy Philbin is picked up by her daughter and grandkids after her school day on Tuesday, Feb.15, 2024. She commutes to school from El Cajon by trolley on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

From illiteracy to creative writing certification, City College student continues to reach for her goals despite hardship

‘God’s got my back’: creative writing student Judy Philbin believes she is where she is meant to be
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Managing Editor February 26, 2024
‘God’s got my back’: creative writing student Judy Philbin believes she is where she is meant to be
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Chicana/o Studies professor Norell Martinez, left, works with a group of students in a Chicana/o literature class, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Martinez is organizing the professional development workshop titled, “The Status of San Diego’s Chicanx/Latinx Students in Higher Education: Decolonizing Local Colleges and Universities.” Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

City College Chicana/o Studies department organizes professional development workshop

The interactive workshop is designed to support faculty of Hispanic-Serving Institution
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Managing Editor February 22, 2024

The Chicana/o Studies department will host an interactive professional development workshop on Friday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. aimed to support faculty in serving Latinx students.  The event...

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San Diego City College student Melissa Zuñiga, 24, reaches for cooked white rice in the Knight’s Table Food Pantry, Tuesday, January 30, 2024. This is Zuñiga’s last semester at City College. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

7 ways City College’s Basic Needs Center is here to support you

The center aims to support students by making basic needs accessible
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist February 5, 2024
The center aims to support students by making basic needs accessible.
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An unidentified San Diego City College student walks through Gorton Quad during the first of two storms that will hit San Diego beginning Thursday, February 01, 2024. Photo by Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media

VOICES: City College students share how recent storms have affected their lives

Border traffic, delayed bus lines among the hurdles students face with recent storms hitting San Diego
Keila Menjivar Zamora and Bailey Kohnen February 2, 2024
Border traffic, delayed bus lines among the hurdles students face with recent storms hitting San Diego
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SDCCD Chancellor Emerita Constance Carroll hugs board member Maria Nieto Senour after the conclusion of the building dedication ceremony dedicated to Carroll at San Diego City College, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

City College, district honor chancellor emerita with building dedication

Student-designed dedication graphics adorn AH building floors in tribute to the legacy of Chancellor Emerita Constance Carroll
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia journalist January 25, 2024
Student-designed dedication graphics adorn AH building floors in tribute to the legacy of Chancellor Emerita Constance Carroll.
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UCLA Ph.d candidate Maritza Gerónimo shares during a group discussion as attendee listens. Gerónimo was one of the Zapatista panelists at the Binational Conference on Border Issues on Nov. 17, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

City College Chicano/a studies brings students, community together for Binational Conference on Border Issues

The conference focuses on educating on the current, historical context of the Zapatista movement
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia journalist November 30, 2023
This year's binational conference held earlier this month, brought members of the Sexta Grietas del Norte, a Zapatista-affiliated U.S.-based support network, to serve as panelists.
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The Centro Cultural de la Raza is adorned with meaningful cultural murals. On Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 the Centro will host a conference titled, “Binational Conference on Border Issues: The Zapatista Movement and its Relationship with Diasporas.” Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City TImes Media

City College Chicano/a Studies, Centro Cultural de La Raza to honor 40th anniversary of Zapatistas

The binational conference aims to educate the community on movement, its relationship to those north of the border
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia journalist November 16, 2023
The binational conference aims to raise awareness about the current challenges Zapatista communities in Mexico and borderland communities face. It will take place on Friday, Nov. 17 and begin at 8 a.m.
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Yo Soy STEM Director Claudia Diaz Carrasco, middle, shows students around the S-401 study space and talks about Yo Soy STEM on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

City College STEM program hosts open-house-style event to share mission

The Yo Soy STEM program seeks to support Latinx students by providing resources, strengthening identity
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2023
Yo Soy STEM is a federal program that aims to provide integrated support services, according to the City College website. The program uses a passport approach, allowing students to drop in for support as needed.
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Second-year child development student Naomi Laguna works in the Curran Plaza. Laguna is a former Promise Program student, Oct. 5, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/ City TImes Media

City College program promises free tuition. SDCCD says over 6K students have taken advantage.

Promise Program students get access to priority counseling, registration and support
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 18, 2023
To be eligible for the Promise Program, students must be first-time college students or returning SDCCD students who have not enrolled in classes for three or more semesters excluding summer.
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