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Juan Carlos Reyna stands in front of a gray and white presentation screen and discusses his study on undocumented student issues.

City College dean addresses issues facing undocumented students

focus on ways California community colleges can provide additional support and resources
Joel Nevarez, Multimedia Journalist September 28, 2022
Juan Carlos Reyna, San Diego City College's dean of student development and matriculation, hosted a talk discussing issues facing undocumented students at the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center on Sept. 22.
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Attendees of the suicide prevention training at San Diego City College pick up mental health literature and self-care items at the City College suicide prevention training

Practical tools, resources the focus of suicide prevention training at City College

Knowing what to look for and where to get help can be the key to saving a life
September 23, 2022
Around 40 attendees shuffled into the MS-162 auditorium on a sunny September afternoon before taking their seats at the suicide prevention training presented by City Student Mental Health and the City Active Minds chapter.
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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 College honors program information assistant Paul Verkouteren with student

Deadline for City College honors contract approaches

A range of benefits come with joining the program, but only if you sign up before the Sept. 16 deadline
Sophia Traylor, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2022
The deadline to join the San Diego City College honors program is quickly approaching. All contracts must be reviewed, filled out and submitted by 11:59 p.m on Sept. 16.  
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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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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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An open laptop sitting on a table with dollar bills is shown near a graphic of a magnifying glass.

SDCCD loses over $100K to ‘bots,’ prevents more fraud with new software

The district prevented the theft of nearly $375K with detection tools, though City College lost thousands in financial aid funds, officials say
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 29, 2022
The San Diego Community College District disbursed $101,619 in aid to fraudulent student accounts in February and March and prevented another $373,854 from being stolen, according to Victor DeVore, dean of student services for the district.
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A graphic of silhouettes and floating communication devices - phones, emails and computers - and a large question mark in a thought bubble is shown

‘Very clear lack of communication’ at City College, students say

As City administrators offer suggestions on staying connected, students still struggle to find the answers they need
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 19, 2022
Students are providing personal examples of how administrators are not delivering information to students in a way that meets their needs.
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Artist Bhavna Mehta demonstrates cut paper art and printmaking to a group of people.

‘Printmaking’ event explores cut paper and ink

Artist Bhavna Mehta guides City students through a process of experimentation during the World Cultures event
Kathryn Gray and Kathy Archibald April 15, 2022
Bhavna Mehta, who predominantly creates designs using cut paper and embroidery, presented and created alongside attendees at the World Cultures event “Printmaking” on April 13 at San Diego City College.
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Two outstretched hands hold what appears to be hundred dollar bills formed into a ball

Deadline tonight to apply for $1,200 grant

An email sent to City, Mesa and Miramar students offers the possibility of aid money for those who have not yet received a grant for spring semester
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist March 22, 2022
An email sent to some students of City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges on March 16 from the district stated that the colleges are offering students emergency relief grants.
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Nhi Tat works on graphic design project

City College’s graphic design program sets sights on bachelor’s degree (with video)

Professor Sean Bacon considers the program a way to provide a usually costly education at an accessible price
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 17, 2022
For Professor Sean Bacon, part of preparing students to succeed in the field of graphic design is creating lines of communication between local employers to ensure students are getting an education that’s up to date, valuable and will allow them to easily transition from City into the workplace.
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Send Silence Packing exhibit

VIDEO/RADIO: Suicide prevention, mental health the focus of City College exhibit

Dozens of backpacks, personal stories to be shared in Curran Plaza
Christian Punzo and Stevon Marshall March 16, 2022
San Diego City College will be holding an event called “Send Silence Packing” on March 17 that focuses on mental health and encourages people to ask for help when needed.
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