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Artwork titled “No, I Never Went Back” by Shirin Towfiq on display in the City Gallery at San Diego City College

Art exhibit at San Diego City College addresses range of relationships

"Looking for a sign" by artist Shirin Towfiq on display through Oct. 6
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Journalist September 22, 2022
Artist and educator Shirin Towfiq gave a guest lecture to San Diego City College art students via Zoom on Sept. 13. Towfiq, a child of refugees from Iran, began her journey as an artist at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, where she took a photography class. Several of her pieces are on display at the City College Art Gallery through Oct. 6.
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City banners showcasing Citys different career programs

Study: SDCCD career education programs add $1.6B boost to local economy

Programs like cybersecurity, child development, cosmetology and photography impact region in drastic, positive way
Kenneth Jaimes, Multimedia Journalist September 14, 2022
Career education programs offered within the San Diego Community College District have an economic impact of $1.6 billion in the San Diego region, according to a study done by Lightcast.
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Students at San Diego City College

SDCCD chancellor gives update on state of the district

Carlos Cortez presented an update to his 10-point plan at Convocation
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Journalist September 12, 2022
Carlos Cortez, the chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, marked the first year of stepping into the top job with an update to San Diego City College faculty and staff last month.
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Rachel Karalnik stands in front of skyscraper buildings in New York City while holding a camera.

City College student headed to top-ranking Chapman for film

After multiple rejections, Rachel Karalnik achieves her dream and exemplifies the power of perseverance
Kathryn Gray, Editor In Chief June 1, 2022
Rachel Karalnik was graduating high school in Brooklyn in 2019 with dreams of heading to film school in California. Then the rejection letters came one after another.
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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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Campus closure sign at San Diego City College

City student, faculty among plaintiffs suing SDCCD over COVID-19 requirements

Lawsuit alleges SDCCD’s requirements violate civil rights and amount to religious discrimination
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor April 15, 2022
A San Diego City College faculty member and an alum are among a group of employees and students suing three Southern California community college districts alleging the district's COVID-19 vaccine, testing and masking requirements violated their civil rights.
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Maya Angelou

REVIEW: ‘Maya Angelou: And StilI l Rise’

City College to host a virtual screening of award-winning feature documentary showcasing the life of master extraordinaire, Maya Angelou
Victor Ortiz, Jr. , Multimedia Journalist February 25, 2022
San Diego City College will host the virtual screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25.
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Exercise Science students wearing masks

City College policy will still require masking

Indoor, outdoor mask mandates have been relaxed in most public places, but not at the San Diego Community College District
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor February 22, 2022
According to an email sent to students by the San Diego Community College District, its mask policy remains the same. Everyone is expected to wear acceptable face coverings while indoors and outdoors on all campuses, even after California officials lifted the statewide indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on Feb. 15.
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Covid-19 vaccine

SDCCD to require booster shots for fall 2022 in-person classes

The district’s requirement that individuals be masked on campuses will remain in effect after statewide mandate ends
Jakob McWhinney February 16, 2022
The San Diego Community College District announced on Feb. 15 that beginning in fall 2022 all students who attend in-person classes will be required to have received a COVID-19 booster shot.
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Author, poet and educator Latorial Faison holds up her trilogy of books “28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History

Poet, author and educator Latorial Faison presents her life and work at City College

One of a series of Cultural Noire Performing Arts Company events presented in partnership with San Diego City College
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist February 10, 2022
Growing up in the small town of Cortland in South Hampton County Virginia, the site of a rebellion of enslaved people led by preacher and slave Nat Turner in 1831, Latorial Faison remembers Black History as a part of her daily life. Poet, author, performer, educator, mother, military spouse and much more, Faison uses moments from her own life to teach others.
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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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A City College student opens the Edquity app

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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