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SDCCU final day of tear down

SDSU clears the way for new campus and stadium

A new SDSU stadium will be built in its place
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist March 23, 2021
One of the last phases of demolition of SDCCU Stadium was completed Monday, bidding final farewell to 44-year-old landmark and making way for the new San Diego State Mission Valley and Aztec Stadium.
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Serra High School

VIDEO: Serra High School is changing its name after a unanimous school board vote

Kumeyaay Nation leaders supporting the move to Canyon Hill High
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist March 12, 2021
Serra High School is changing its name, mascot, and colors after a successful student petition and vote by the San Diego Unified School Board.
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Amazon Building

VIDEO: The pandemic causing an economic divide

The wealth of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos doubled, while unemployment soared
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene December 17, 2020
During the course of 2020 and the pandemic, the popularity of online shopping has been surging. Amazon has become a convenient way many people shop for their basic needs. 
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SDSU

VIDEO: SDSU cancels spring break due to COVID-19 fears

Four "rest and recovery" days will be added to the spring term
Ben Guadarrama, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene December 4, 2020
San Diego State University has canceled its traditional spring break for the 2021 semester.
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Wilma Wooten

VIDEO: Purple-tier restrictions set to start tonight in San Diego

Restrictions begin at midnight
Ben Guadarrama, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene November 13, 2020
President elect Joe Biden announced a new COVID-19 advisory board ahead of his inauguration.
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Election graphic

VIDEO: Mail-in ballot deadlines explained

Confusion continues over rules that vary by state
Devon Doane, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 30, 2020
As voters mail in ballots in record numbers, there is a lot of confusion among California voters about when their ballots should be turned in.
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Halloween pumpkin

5 fun Halloween activities for 2020

Check out this list of pandemic-friendly ideas for all ages
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 16, 2020
With everything gone virtual, holidays such as Halloween are starting to look a little different this year. Check out this list of fun local events.
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Barbara Bry (left) and Todd Gloria

VIDEO: Bry, Gloria in close race, to meet in mayoral debate

NBC7 will broadcast the virtual event
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 2, 2020
With only 31 days left until Election Day, council person Barabara Bry and assembly member Todd Gloria are nearly even in new poll stats for mayor of San Diego.
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Breonna Taylor

City College president releases open letter to Black women, community

The message followed grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor murder
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene September 25, 2020
As protests continued in Louisville and across the country, including in San Diego, after the police involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder were not convicted, San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz shared an open letter to the community.
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USS Midway 9/11 memorial

VIDEO: 9/11 remembered in ceremony on Midway

The story was featured in the first episode of the semester by Newscene
Christina Painton, Staff Writer/Executive Producer September 11, 2020
The 19th anniversary of 9/11 commemorated here in San Diego was featured in the first episode of Newscene, the student-produced news broadcast of San Diego City College.
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