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City College athletes Isabelle Dalton, foreground left, and Diandra Jara, background right, run toward the finish line during the women’s cross country Pacific Coast Athletic Conference finals at Morley Field, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Dalton was the first City runner to finish the womens 5K course, with Jara finishing close behind her. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

City College women’s, men’s cross country teams qualify for SoCal regionals

Top performers, newcomers overcome challenges to help teams move on from conference finals
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023
The women’s and men’s San Diego City College cross country teams advanced to the Southern California regionals after participating at the PCAC finals at Morley Field on Oct. 20.
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San Francisco State University recruiter Dereice Dawson, right, speaks to City College student David Agboola, left, at the City College Transfer Fair, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

College recruiters offer best tips, advice for City College students at Fall Transfer Fair

Over 40 representatives from UCs, Cal States and private/independent colleges and universities attended the event
City Times Staff October 17, 2023
The Transfer Center invited students to meet with over 40 university representatives at the Fall Transfer Fair. City Times Media reporters gathered essential insights from 15 of those school representatives.
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SDSU students walk down a walkway in front of Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Oct. 12, 2023. SDSU is part of the CSU system set to raise tuition 6% for each of the next five years. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

City College students, administrators share CSU tuition increase concerns

California State Universities approve 6% annual tuition hike each of the next five years, community college leaders speak on their proposed solutions
Marco Guajardo, Editor in Chief October 13, 2023
In a recent move that sparked mixed responses among students and educational leaders, the California State University system approved a 6% annual tuition increase for the next five years, compounding to 34%, beginning in fall 2024.
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Nicole, a member of the student organization M.E.Ch.A., speaks to the crowd at a rally honoring the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, September 26, 2023. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

Ayotzinapa 9 years later: M.E.Ch.A rallies to raise awareness, seek justice on disappearance of 43 Mexican students

City College students commemorate rural teachers’ college students who disappeared on their way to honor victims of historic Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Sean Monney, and Marco Guajardo September 27, 2023
Nine years after 43 prospective teachers were disappeared in Iguala, Mexico, members of M.E.Ch.A of San Diego City College rallied on campus on Sept. 26 to commemorate the events
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Academic Senate President Maria Jose Zeledon-Perez speaks at Fall Convocation, August 17, 2023. Zeledon-Perez is actively recruiting faculty to serve as senators in the Academic Senate. Photo courtesy of San Diego City College Flickr

Academic Senate gives City College faculty a voice as part of shared governance model

The 33-member advisory council takes its participatory decision-making all the way to the district and Board of Trustees policies, always looking to fill senate seats
Marco Guajardo, Editor in Chief September 22, 2023
The Academic Senate, made up of City College faculty and professors, is continuously seeking to fill its 33 seats. It is part of the broader participatory shared governance model under which City College operates.
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Students dance to “Cupid Shuffle” after food, speeches and trivia games at the Black Student Mixer, August 31, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

City College celebrates diversity, unity at Black Student Mixer, part of campus Welcome Week

Semester-opening mixers aimed at fostering inclusion, empowerment for Latinx/Chicanx, LGBTQ+, AAPI, Black students
Marco Guajardo and Sean Monney September 5, 2023
City College welcomed new and returning students to campus this fall semester with a Black Student Mixer held at the A building patio August 31.
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SDCCD Acting Chancellor Greg Smith gives an address at the San Diego City College convocation gathering, August 17, 2023. Photo courtesy of San Diego City College Flickr

Q&A: Acting SDCCD chancellor shares updates on City College, district goals

Greg Smith discusses progress on new district philosophy to policing, affordable student housing and other big-picture goals after his first summer on the job
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2023
Smith reflects on the notable social justice work being done at City and new policies addressing campus policing. Other topics covered included the affordable student housing project, the lasting influence of COVID-19 on instruction and trends in enrollment across the district.
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City College student Sana Ullah walks down the stairs outside the AH Building

SDCCD says it emailed students about campus closure. Some didn’t get the memo.

Tropical Storm Hilary puts new student email system to the test
Marco Guajardo, Editor In Chief August 22, 2023
On the first day of the 2023-24 school year, the San Diego City College campus was a wet ghost town. That was the intention of the San Diego Community College District, which announced its four campuses would be closed on Monday, Aug. 21. But roaming City’s campus early on Monday, the occasional student could be found wandering the walkways.
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CTMs Marco Guajardo cooks with chef Liz Gary

VIDEO: City College vegan chef serves up Grilled Tofu Bitchin’ Sandwich

Liz Gary takes a page out of her own recipe book, presents plant-based dishes
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist June 9, 2023
San Diego City College student, chef and vegan foods advocate Liz Gary hosts a vegan cooking class with City Times Media multimedia journalist Marco Guajardo.
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Graduating students with sash and degrees

City College students celebrated for their struggles, triumphs at Chicano Latina Graduation

Ceremony highlighted students’ Chicanx heritage, achievements and support systems on their way to four-year universities
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist May 25, 2023
Families and supporters honored the City graduates for their dedication and perseverance within the context of what it means to be Chicanx
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Madame Brazil stands at the doorway

GALLERY: City College Pride Hub welcomes drag performers

Trans Excellence event marks Trans Day of Visibility
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist April 6, 2023
View images from the Trans Excellence event at City College's Pride Hub
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Four drag performers respond to panel questions

Transgender excellence takes center stage at City College drag event

The Trans Excellence drag show on campus celebrated International Transgender Day of Visibility
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist April 4, 2023
The Student Health Center and Pride Hub celebrated International Transgender Day of Visibility, with a two-part event -- a headlining drag portion followed by a poignant, intimate discussion covering the life experiences and perspectives of the four trans women.
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