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The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

Heriberto Gerardo Gutierrez

City Times Media highlights its most-read stories of 2021

As the year comes to an end, City College student media staff took a moment to look back
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 20, 2021
From covering the impact of Covid-19 on the San Diego City College Community to major leadership changes in the San Diego Community College District, City Times Media brought breaking news to readers throughout the year.
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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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Students walk across a concrete square surrounded by buildings at San Diego City College

Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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A slide from the SDCCD redistricting subcommittee meeting shows a map with arrows indicating the three proposed adjusted boundaries under consideration. Zoom screenshot

Seeking input, SDCCD redistricting subcommittee reveals proposed maps

The district is calling for public comment on new maps and a change to the election process
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist December 3, 2021
The SDCCD Board of Trustees redistricting subcommittee asked the public for input on new boundaries and a change to election procedures, providing a first glimpse of its new proposed district map.
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Steph Johnson stands with her arms up in celebration next to choir member Anthony Bielik

Local choir provides healing, hope through music for San Diego unhoused population

Voices of Our City Choir uses the power of music for change
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 1, 2021
Co-founded in 2016 by musician and grassroots activist Steph Johnson, the mission of Voices of Our City Choir is to provide healing and hope through music for the unhoused population in San Diego. Today, it has expanded beyond music to offer housing assistance, weekly outreach, case management and advocacy training.
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City College gerontology student Esperanza Torres-Gies, standing outside M building, describes her experience using the COVID-19 testing location on campus. Photo by Kathy Archibald/City Times Media

City students weigh in on delays, hurdles while on-campus COVID-19 testing site reports no positive cases

Challenges and grace, as students make their way through City’s COVID-19 testing location, which is closed for Thanksgiving week
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 23, 2021
Students find challenges, understanding and grace utilizing the City College COVID-19 testing locations available Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will close for Thanksgiving week.
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Associated Students Government president Victoria Owusu stands smiling in front of a brick background

City College ASG president finds her voice, paves way to future

Victoria Owusu brings her passion for student success to the forefront at ASG
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor November 17, 2021
Having first visited San Diego City College to attend a UMOJA event during her senior year at Hoover High School, Victoria Owusu remembers hearing the welcome address in her native language and feeling City would be the only community college for her.
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Hunger Action Day volunteer Sylvia Ramirez organizes bags of plums.

Virtual donation drive to help City College students facing food insecurity

Pack the Pantry runs through Nov. 30
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
The San Diego Food Bank is teaming up with the North County Food Bank for the 3rd annual Pack the Pantry food donation drive, sponsored by California Coast Credit Union, through Nov. 30.
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Angie Barrera, City student

City College set for a full return to campus Jan. 1

Chancellor Cortez outlines new goals for City College at a NOV. 8 public forum
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
After a semester of experimentation with protocols to ensure a safe and manageable return to campus, district officials expressed their confidence in bringing back in-person student services at the public forum with San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez on Nov. 8.
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VeteranProgram-0217 on Flickr

VIDEO: Veterans Service Center supports military coming to college

Despite being closed during the pandemic, the center continues to give support to the military affiliates on campus
Jillian Fortner, Multimedia Journalist November 8, 2021
City College is hosting a formal Veterans Day Program on November 10 at 11:30 a.m., which will take place outside the A building and stream on City’s YouTube channel.
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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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