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The San Diego City College Planetarium is located in third floor of the S building. Photo credit: SDCCD Communications

STEM lovers gather at City College Planetarium for inspired sky show

San Diego City College students gathered at the campus planetarium for an hour of romantic myths and legends associated with our night sky
Irie Caraballo, Multimedia Journalist February 20, 2024
San Diego City College students gathered at the campus planetarium for an hour of romantic myths and legends associated with our night sky
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First year City College and Puente students, English major Valechka Ruiz, 18, center left, and psychology major Careli Gonzalez, 18, center right, discuss the book they are reading in their English class with English Professor Manuel Paul López, far right. The two students said reading about the content in “Chola Salvation” brings them pride and joy on how they can relate in their lives, Nov. 9, 2023. Photo by Luz Jaimes/City Times Media

‘Chola Salvation’ author comes to City College

Author Estella González shared reading, discussion from her book in latest World Cultures event
Luz Jaimes, Multimedia Journalist November 14, 2023
Short-story writer and author Estella González started reading from ‘Chola Salvation,’ based on a character who doesn’t want to follow the gender roles that are followed in a Mexican household.
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Starsign, led by Joel McCollough, left foreground, performs original jazz fusion compositions on “Live from the Studio” in the City College Recording Studio, Oct. 18, 2023. Photo by Vince Outlaw/City Times Media

Jazz fusion ensemble zones in on the City College Recording Studio

Starsign brings unique mix of contemporary jazz and atmospherics to new campus series
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist October 31, 2023
Joel McCullough brought his 10-piece Jazz fusion ensemble Starsign for the second installment of the Music@City series produced by the City College Music Department.
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Mario Ceballos, founder of the POC Fungi Community, slides chopped garlic into a cazo, while a bag of huitlacoche sits on the table during the food preparation part of “Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Discussion & Food Demonstration with Huitlacoche,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Indigenous food huitlacoche comes to City College, bringing path to food sovereignty, connection with ancestral roots

The World Cultures Program invited students to meet the nutrient-dense corn fungus historically revered by indigenous cultures
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 20, 2023
Huitlacoche is an edible fungus in Mexican cuisine that grows exclusively on corn. Today, this ancestral food is labeled by the National Institute of Health as a pathogen, or a plague.
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Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern College performs before audience members in the live room for the launch of the MUSIC@CITY “Live from the Studio” series at San Diego City College on Oct. 4, 2023. Photo by Vince Outlaw/City Times Media

City College music debuts live-audience streaming series with mariachi group (with video)

Inaugural installment features a 13-piece ensemble from the first-in-the-nation program based at Southwestern College
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist October 11, 2023
Mariachi Garibaldi, an ensemble from Southwestern College, performed compositions in multiple styles of music, including polka, bolero, huapango and son in -- and streaming from -- the on-campus recording studio at San Diego City College. 
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A player lays out while playing the Mesoamerican ballgame. In the pre-colonial game, players pass a rubber ball around the court using their hips.  Photo credit: AJUPEME USA

6 World Cultures events you don’t want to miss this October at City College

Fall semester series exhibiting traditions from a spectrum of groups includes arts, presentations
Bailey Kohnen, Multimedia Journalist September 28, 2023
The Program offers a series on campus showcasing traditions from around the world, different identity spheres and abilities. The calendar includes presentations, concerts, art demos and film screenings. 
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Brandon Lauer, left, Andrew Nemeth, center, and Nathan Svec, right, stand in front of a packed Black Box Theatre crowd performing one of many poetry reads at the Voices from the Left event presented by the World Cultures program. The poems tell the stories of three men dealing with their alcoholic habits. Photo by Antonio Contreras/City Times Media

A year of World Cultures events bring life back to City College

From cultural presentations to live music events, the program transitions students from Zoom to in-person activities
Antonio Contreras and Shamere Grimes May 17, 2023
After two years of tough transitions from in-person to Zoom and back to in-person events due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the City College World Cultures Program was back on its feet, giving back a sense of normalcy to the campus.
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Trio Gadjo performs jazz with tap dancer Claudia Gomez at San Diego City College, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2022

VIDEO: Jazz trio, tap dancer showcase talents for City College

Trio Gadjo and Claudia Gomez share European jazz style
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Journalist November 1, 2022
Approximately 20 students and faculty gathered to listen to the European-style jazz group Trio Gadjo play their music and watch Claudia Gomez dance on a sunny afternoon in San Diego City College’s Curran Plaza on Oct. 20.
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Saul Flores answering questions after giving his presentation in MS building at City College

Philanthropist and photojournalist Saul Flores discusses the dangerous journey immigrants take to reach the U.S.

Illustrates hardships through photos and anecdotes in his presentation “Walk of the Immigrants”
Antonio Contreras, Multimedia Journalist October 21, 2022
San Diego City College students and faculty gathered in the Educational Center on Oct. 20 to hear guest speaker Saul Flores discuss his life and the dangerous journey of immigrants traveling to the United States.
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Student Alexander Daumas gets his book signed by author Reyna Grande at City College

Award-winning author Reyna Grande discusses new book at City College

Grande also discusses life after immigrating to America and becoming a writer
Sophia Traylor, Multimedia Journalist October 7, 2022
San Diego City College students and faculty gathered in the Educational Center on Oct. 4 to hear guest speaker Reyna Grande introduce her new book “A Ballad of Love and Glory." 
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Storyteller Jimmy Beldon

Deaf entertainer speaks to City College students

World Cultures Program hosts deaf storyteller and performer via Zoom
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor April 14, 2022
In celebration of Deaf History Month, The World Cultures program at San Diego City College hosted a Zoom event, “Growing up Deaf in a Deaf Family: ASL Storytelling,” with storyteller and performer Jimmy Beldon on April 12.
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Zuzu Acrobat troupe

GALLERY: Zuzu Acrobats wow crowd at City College

The Tanzanian troupe balanced, contorted, danced and hammed it up for the first live on-campus event of the spring semester
Kathy Archibald and Kathryn Gray February 23, 2022
San Diego City College students whooped and hollered as the Zuzu Acrobats performed in Curran Plaza on Feb. 22 for the first live event of the spring semester.
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