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San Diego City College student Zaphire Alonso lays in her hospital bed at UCSD Medical Center on Sept. 9 after transferring from Hospital General de Playa del Carmen in Cancun, Mexico, after an Aug. 16 motorcycle accident. Photo credit: Mike Madriaga

‘Bring Zaphire home’

GoFundMe campaign helps bring City College student Zaphire Alonso back to San Diego after motorcycle accident in Mexico
Mike Madriaga September 29, 2015

“… We were going fast through the Carretera Tulum, then the motorcycle started moving around and that is when we flew (off),” explained Zaphire Alonso, a San Diego City College student who was absent...

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A long line of people snaking around dividers to get through Customs is an everyday occurrence for some individuals. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

Crossing Borders

One City College student’s daily routine getting to and from school in one of America’s busiest border towns
Laura Sanchez May 21, 2015

The Tijuana-San Diego border is a nonstop pumping vessel. It never sleeps. Thousands of people flood the border every morning as part of their daily routine. When most San Diegans are tossing and turning...

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The family members of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students Jorge Alvarez Nava, Benjamin Ascencio Bautista and Miguel Angel Mendoza speak to listeners circling around the small stone stage. Photo credit: Mark Elliott

Caravana 43 rallies at City

Aldo Ramírez April 21, 2015

Proclamations and chants such as "Ayotzinapa aguanta San Diego se levanta!" and the continuous shout of "Justice!" echoed through the streets of Downtown San Diego on March 24 in protest for the disappearance...

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks about how the city restructured its Police Department diminish crime rates. He spoke at a press conference Oct. 19 at CECUT, Cultural Center of Tijuana, headquarters of Tijuana Innovadora. (Photo by Celia Jimenez)

Inside Tijuana Innovadora

Cross-Border, Multicultural Event Works to Revive the Image of Tijuana and the Border Region
Aldo Ramirez December 12, 2014

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana go beyond sharing their geography — they share a culture all their own due to the social environment that is created in the region, even though they both belong...

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Student and Students in Power member Tony Perez raises his fist, leading the crowd that gathered in the BT Plaza in a chant of “We won’t take it anymore,” referring to recent officer-involved deaths that have and haven’t made national news. Photo credit: Miguel Cid

Students stage walkout in protest in wake of Michael Brown grand jury decision

Miguel Cid December 10, 2014

“Hands up! Walkout! Hands up! Walkout! Hands up,” was the call to fellow students on the way to class, along 16th and C streets, and through San Diego City College hallways at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 —...

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Students march to bring attention to the 43 missing students in Guerrero Mexico.
Photo Credit: Richard Lomibao

City students rally for the missing 43 Ayotzinapa students

Miguel Cid December 10, 2014

Nov. 20, 1910, was the day that marked the start of the Mexican Revolution leading to Mexico's independence. But this year, the day's revolutionary spirit could be seen in the people marching through the...

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Photo credit: Michele Suthers

California has the best of all worlds and splitting it is a mistake

Diego Lynch March 12, 2014

A “state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country,” said US supreme court Justice Louis Brandeis,...

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Model Gerson Perez. Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar.

The Hardest Fight

Sandra Galindo December 11, 2013

In Latino communities, when we hear about AB 540 students, we immediately think about tenacity, struggle, perseverance, capacity, constant challenges; but also impotence. These students are also known...

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Cross the border, waive your rights

Elizabeth Carson April 29, 2013

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable...

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Goodbye Constitution

J. Rae Chipera April 29, 2013

America: home of the free and land of the brave? Not anymore.In Southern California, even if one does not leave the U.S., it is inevitable that a driver will pass through a border patrol checkpoint; whereupon,...

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