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San Diego City College professor and Visual and Performing Arts co-chair Katie Rodda Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Longtime theater professor becomes new arts co-chair

Katie Rodda joins Alicia Rincon to lead Visual and Performing Arts
Lauren J. Mapp November 11, 2015

San Diego City College’s Visual and Performing Arts department has a new department co-chair, Katie Rodda, who started in the position as of June of this year. Department co-chair predecessor, and...

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Study Hours: No longer fast or furious

Mike Madriaga October 14, 2015

Back in the 1990s, when I was pursuing my business management degree, I had already opened my second business. It was a time where I would attend Mesa College, sit in class, and my cell would blow up from...

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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 San Diego City College student walks into the counseling center, located in A-110, on Sept. 24. The counseling center offers to help students achieve their educational needs to help them prepare for graduation and transferring to a four-year university. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

The right Ed Plan to guide your future

Destiny Ortiz September 29, 2015

The semester has just begun at San Diego City College and classes are well underway. The counseling office and several programs on campus are flooding with students trying to figure out what classes to...

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City takes the gold: San Diego City College takes first place for Best College/University
 on Best of Downtown 2014 list

City takes the gold: San Diego City College takes first place for Best College/University
 on Best of Downtown 2014 list

Angelica Wallingford, Editor in Chief March 24, 2015

San Diego City College received a gold ranking for Best College/University on the Best of Downtown List 2014, beating out San Diego State University, which placed silver. “Throughout the district...

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Study Hours: Comparing learning curves between university and community college

Laura Sanchez March 24, 2015

No one ever said it would get better; no one ever tells you it’ll be all right. After that first semester in high school ended, anxiety and fear kicked in full gear. I just wanted to graduate and...

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Adjunct professor Ian Duckles addresses students and staff gathered at Gorton Quad on Feb. 25 to raise awareness about the ongoing struggle of part-time
teaching staff at community colleges and universities at the local and state level. Shrinking budgets have made it economically beneficial for schools to  rely heavily on their adjunct faculty, who make less money and receive fewer benefits than their full-time counterparts Photo credit: Joe Kendall

Part-time professors rally for full-time equality

Phoenix Webb March 10, 2015

More than 100 adjunct instructors and their supporters took another stand against inequality with a rally Feb. 25 at San Diego City College. The rally was organized by Ian Duckles on behalf of Associated...

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Art pieces, such as these sculpted birds by retired SDSU art professor Joanne Hayakawa, explore the themes of nature and humanity that is present in City Gallerys spring exhibition.   Photo courtesy of Joanne Hayakawa

‘Terrestrial’ set to go live Feb. 5

Torrey Spoerer February 3, 2015

As the City Gallery opens for its second-ever semester on the San Diego City College campus, a new show titled “Terrestrial” will give viewers innovative perspectives of themes revolving around...

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Consequence of hazing should be imprisonment

Phoenix Webb November 18, 2014

For centuries, “hazing” has been an existent practice amongst various hierarchical organizations and groups throughout society, including college clubs, defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary...

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Acting Athletic Director Larry Maxey stresses the importance of athletes establishing themselves as individuals, off the field and court. Photo credit: Miguel Cid

To the Max – Acting Athletic Director Larry Maxey talks about what it takes
 to be a student-athlete

Miguel Cid October 14, 2014

Last spring, after controversy in the Athletics Department dealing with student eligibility, Larry Maxey stepped into the role as acting athletic director for San Diego City College. Maxey is familiar...

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Curran Plaza: Then and Now (photo illustration). Photo credit: Troy Orem

City’s First Century: 100 Years of Students, Education and Construction

1914: San Diego Junior College, which would later become known as San Diego City College, was founded with 35 students and four instructors. It was the first community college in San Diego and the fifth...

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Humanities professor Laurel Corona with a copy of her latest book The Mapmakers Daughter at a recent City College signing. Photo credit: Edwin Rendon

Woman on a mission – Professor advocates for everyone to have access to higher education

Edwin Rendon May 2, 2014

Professor Laurel Corona is an accomplished scholar, award-winning novelist and globe-trotter but her true passion is to advocate for every student to get an education, regardless of gender or ethnic background. She...

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