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The Knowledge Industry

City Times Media drops podcast about California higher education

New law opens the door for more bachelor’s degrees to community colleges
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata June 21, 2022
The Knowledge Industry is a podcast about the changing nature of education in California. Season one focuses on the potentially dramatic effect AB-927, a law that opens the doors to more bachelor’s degrees at the state’s community colleges could have on higher education.
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Ana Isabel Serrano

City student Ana Isabel Serrano leaves a tale of affirmation

President of Active Minds and labor union intern graduates with transfer to UCSD
Philip Salata, News Editor June 1, 2022
Serrano honed her curiosity while growing up in Tijuana and attending what she described as a “very Catholic high school.” “I tend to jump into taboo topics,” she said. “What don’t you want me to discover?”
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Petco Park San Diego skyline

BREAKING: Following pushback, SDCCD chancellor cancels investiture

After weeks of controversy regarding keynote speaker Alice Walker, district cancels the event
Philip Salata and Jakob McWhinney May 23, 2022
Carlos Cortez, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, announced the cancellation of his upcoming investiture event in a district-wide email sent this afternoon.
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Seranie Ruiz leads painting event

City College uses communal art to raise mental health awareness

City’s Student Health Services and Active Minds chapter turn to the arts as a way to ease students back to in-person campus life
Philip Salata, News Editor May 17, 2022
Isolation brought on by COVID-19 not only caused the majority of social opportunities on campus to dwindle, but also put pressure on students' well-being. Community art could be one way to help students assimilate to campus life.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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Maria de la Luz May discusses her story on City College campus

City College student, family struggle to navigate housing insecurity services

State-funded program "Welcome Home, City" fails to connect student with housing, exposing challenges
Philip Salata, News Editor May 2, 2022
Despite the numerous housing insecurity services offered in San Diego and at City College, the process of navigating them can often create barriers to accessing resources, which impacts individuals and families already facing adversity.
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Cast of Urinetown fights over the kidnapping of Hope

Urinetown returns to the City College stage after a two-year hiatus

San Diego City College’s Visual and Performing Arts revives its production of Urinetown, the first musical at City since 2019
Philip Salata, News Editor April 22, 2022
For those who newly joined the cast and crew of Urinetown, as well as those who returned, the staging of the musical in the Saville Theatre is a celebration that finally brings song and dance back to the public – the first musical at City since 2019.
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City Times Sound goes live for another week of radio on 88.3 HD-2 starting March 21. Hector Rivera will be featured on the CTS show Ritmo Latino. Album art from Porqué ahora? by Hector Rivera

City Times Sound unleashes an eclectic week of radio

New content by CTS gets intimate and rhythmic
Philip Salata, Victor Ortiz, Jr., and Chad Francis April 18, 2022
From an exclusive glimpse into the lives of independent content creators to a dive into San Diego’s heritage of Latin music, CTS sets the tone to ponder and groove.
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Jackie Mendoza on a payphone with toys in foreground

City Times Sound picks up the beat after spring break

After a week of hibernation CTS is back live with an all new radio line-up
Philip Salata, Jakob McWhinney, and Skylar Eppler April 4, 2022
To ease the return from spring break, City Times Sound will be setting the tempo for the week with all new material. 
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Sudan Archives in furniture store

Cruise into spring break with CTM’s local music playlist for March

This month’s playlist features the nostalgic pop of Armoire, the experimental electronic music of klurax and the melodically dissonant R&B of Sudan Archives
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 25, 2022
Spring has come. The days are longer, the nights are warmer and, at least for City College students, the coming week of vacation is a much-needed respite from the grind of classes. And from the hook-centric pop rock of Jewelry Girl to the sun-bleached ambience of Fax + Braulio to the wistful twee of Sugar World, City Times Media's put together some tracks to kick your feet up to.
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Zane Mahaytik and Mike setup microphone

City College music studio opens to the public

Community Recording Studio Night invites guests to participate in a showcase of how a professional recording studio works
Philip Salata, News Editor March 23, 2022
City’s commercial music program prepares students for the highly technical profession of studio sound engineering, but it is also made unique by Espar who puts particular attention on the collaborative and community-oriented aspect of music making.
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Braulio Lam + Simonel Endlessness album cover

City Times Sound returns with a fresh radio lineup

In its second week of spring 2022 programming City’s radio team debuts more shows to relish
Tune in to KSDS 88.3 HD-2 FM, or stream online today and every Monday through Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. If you miss the 5 p.m. broadcast, then you can tune in to a rebroadcast of the day's program at 9 p.m.
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