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San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz called December’s Fall Fest a trial run for events to come in the spring semester, but a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant has delayed the return to on-site activities. Photo by Jakob McWhinney/City Times Media

Amid omicron surge, SDCCD officials announce delayed return to in-person instruction

Students can expect a phased-in return to campus beginning Feb. 22, with a full return by March 7
Jakob McWhinney January 19, 2022
Twelve days before the start of the spring 2022 semester, San Diego Community College District officials updated their already delayed return to full on-campus instruction due to a spike in regional COVID-19 infection numbers.
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City Times rings in the holidays with a call for coverage suggestions

As 2021 comes to a close, what do you think City Times should focus on in 2022?
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 20, 2021
Journalism exists to empower its audience, and with City College's campus gradually coming back to life, the need for input from students becomes ever more important. So … what would you like to read about? What do you think your fellow students should know about? What information would help you be a better informed and prepared student? Let us know about your concerns, questions or frustrations. 
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Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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Students meet at Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021

GALLERY: A look back at City College’s inaugural Fall Fest (with video)

Students packed Schwartz Plaza on Dec. 8 for the first time since March 2020
For the first time since March 2020, Schwartz Plaza at San Diego City College was teeming with humanity as students, staff and faculty gathered for the inaugural Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021 on Dec. 8.
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People gather in Schwartz Plaza for the Fall Fest at San Diego City College

LIVE BLOG: City College sets the stage for Fall Fest

Officials say the first 150 registered students to attend will receive $500 each
As San Diego City College staff prepared for today’s Fall Fest, at which $75,000 in student aid will be distributed in $500 increments to the first 150 eligible students to attend, a small crowd of students gathered near the campus’s Schwartz Plaza.
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Two students relax under a tree in City Colleges Curran Plaza

SDCCD officials: Further changes to CA higher education needed

Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata November 5, 2021
Though San Diego Community College District and City College officials applauded the passage of AB-927, which expanded the ability of California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, they argued further changes to the structure of the state’s public higher education system are necessary.
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Prospective students speak to a City College outreach representative.

SDCCD officials praise new law, discuss potential candidates for bachelor’s degree expansion

Mesa president hopes her college’s experience can be a roadmap for other SDCCD schools
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 21, 2021
Current and former SDCCD officials praised the passage of AB-927, which expands and makes permanent the current pilot program that allows community colleges to develop baccalaureate programs. 
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Drive-Thru graduation celebration 2020

VIDEO: City College honors graduates with drive-thru ceremony

A virtual commencement will be streamed on May 28 at 5 p.m.
Noelle Mortensen and Devon Doane May 24, 2021
After a long year of Zoom classes, San Diego City College students got a chance to celebrate graduation in style. Students and faculty came together for a drive-thru graduation ceremony held on campus on May 21.
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Crash under B Street bridge

VIDEO: Three victims identified in car crash under City College bridge

Local authorities are still searching for the families of two of the three men
Katia Pechenkina, Multimedia Journalist March 19, 2021
Three unsheltered men killed earlier this week in a car crash near San Diego City College have been identified.
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coping with stress

5 tips for coping with election-related stress, anxiety

Suggestions came from this week's ASG Post-Election Forum
Vicky Pineda, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020
The San Diego City College Associated Student Government with City College President Ricky Shabazz hosted a post-election forum, in which they shared tips and resources on how to cope with stress during this time. 
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ASG Forum flyer

City College ASG to hold student forum

Forum is the first of the fall 2020 term
Ryan Hoeffs, Staff Writer September 2, 2020
City College’s Associated Students Government is hosting its first student forum of the fall semester at 11 a.m. today.
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Leslie Furcron

City College student severely injured in protest speaks

Leslie Furcron talked in a press conference about her experience at the May 30 La Mesa protest
Vicky Pineda, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2020
Leslie Furcron, a San Diego City College student who was shot with a projectile while attending a protest in La Mesa, spoke to the media on June 10.
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