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Former humanities dean Winston Butler dies News, page 3
TAKE NOTE Child Development deadline coming up The City College Child Development Center will be accepting applications for fall enrollment the first two weeks in July. Parents must be enrolled as day students at City College and are required to work at the Center three hours a week as long as their child is attending. Child Development 160 and 161 must be taken the first year the child is enrolled. Limited services are available to parents attending night classes. For more information, call (619) 3883205. The Center is on 16th and B streets.
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Summer movie season kicking into high gear
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Volume 62, Number 15
Covering the San Diego City College community since 1945
Campus bookstore buyback continues
Whitney Lawrence City Times While many City College students are looking forward to selling back their textbooks for some extra cash before summer begins, about 282 stun Veterans dents have one adjust to campus last fee to pay: life. News, page 3 $41 will cover the cost for a cap, gown and tassel for this years graduation ceremony. The commencement ceremony will be held May 23 at the legendary Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park at 6:30 p.m. And talk about an economic stimulus package: another 517 students who aren’t participating in the ceremony will also receive their diplomas or certificates of achievement in the mail. A total of 975 degrees or certificates will be awarded, with some stu-
The campus bookstore’s buyback program wraps up May 22. Buyback hours are Mon.-Thrs. May 19-22, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Fri. May 23, 8:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit www.bookstore.sdccd.edu/city.
Limited parking at fitness center For students and faculty that park near the fitness center, be sure to give yourself time to find a space. As of May 16, the school’s contractor put up fencing adjacent to the P building, as well as the spaces located behind the fitness center. The fencing will stay up for approximately 14 months, the duration of a construction project.
Health Services summer hours Health Services will be available this summer to enrolled students. Times are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday from 12 to 10 p.m.
LRC summer hours The Learning Resource Center’s summer hours are from June 2 to 13, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and June 16 to August 9, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
INDEX News/Calendar........................2-3 Opinion.......................................4 Arts............................................6 Focus.......................................... 7 Sports.......................................11
Grads get ready to walk City College awards 799 students in 2008
— Heather Richards
— Nailah Edmondson
May 20, 2008
Gus Celarie Courtesy Photo
City College’s badminton team won its third consecutive win after beating Skyline College 1407. Top, left to right: Crisselda Vinluan, Assistant Coach Thong Yang, Stephanie Fong and Head Coach Son Nguyen. Bottom, left to right: Amy Tu, Ha Tu, Aenoy Bounsavath and Sombath Vilitchai.
Badminton wins 3rd state title Team takes Pacific Coast Conference by storm Nailah Edmondson City Times “Winning is not just a title to us, it’s more of a commitment that we must fulfill,” said Son Nguyen, coach of City College’s badminton team. The team has taken the Pacific Coast Conference by storm. For the third year in a row, they brought home the state title after beating Skyline College 14-7. Aenoy Bounsavath and Amy Tu won the state doubles title. They beat Skyline College in a close match, 22-20, and by a landslide victory, winning 21-12. The team has been undefeated for the past three years in a row since Nguyen became head coach. Current Head Coach Nguyen was recruited by Cassie Macias, the athletic director, in 2005 and became the assistant coach. A year later, he became head coach and brought home the state
title in his first two years of leading the team. For the folks out there who laugh at the sight of a badminton game because they think it’s a joke and no real challenge, n Cross country coach Nguyen says, “It takes gets ready to go to the more than just strength Olympics. Sports, page 11 and fitness to be strong in this sport. You need speed, agility, accuracy, ability, the mental state and much more.” Don’t think for one second that this dedicated team is taking a break since their season has come to an end. After each winning season, they jump right back in the saddle to prepare for the next season. “We know that our opponents are working hard to get the title that we captured,” Nguyen said. “We work more like a family than just a team.” The Knights plan to celebrate their victorious season at Disneyland this year.
See GRADS, page 2
ASG online elections not what expected Nailah Edmondson City Times City College held its first online student elections April 28- May 2. Out of 15,000 City College students, only 841 participated during the five-day period compared to last year’s paper n ASG holds which awards ceremony. ballots, brought out 700 News, page 3 student voters in only three days. The Student Affairs Office was disappointed, according to Gail Rodriguez. Even candidates running for ASG positions were few and far between. With a new generation of so consumed with the Web, the Student Affairs Office expected an increase in student participation.
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Grads Continued from page 1 dents earning both an associateâ€™s degree and certificate of achievement. With about 12 committee members and a host of other volunteers, Gerald Ramsey, Vice President of Student Services and chairman of the Graduation Committee, said â€œitâ€™s an event that is always, because of staff and faculty, exceptionally well done and consistently staged with no major problems.â€? â€œIt gets pretty wild out there,â€? gradua-
tion coordinator Gail Rodriguez said. As of press time, of the 282 students walking in the ceremony, 112 associateâ€™s degrees will be awarded along with 170 certificates of achievement. Five of those students will be graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, earning the highest honor. A sign of the times: the youngest graduate is 17 years old, and the oldest is 61. It is an exciting time for City College graduates. Some will transfer on to various universities to earn a bachelorâ€™s degree, and others will use their degree or certificate to dive straight in to the workforce. Rachel Brewer, a 2008 City College graduate, received the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, which qualifies her for
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up to $30,000 per year for three years. â€œI want to take some time off and travel,â€? said Antonio Marquez, who is earning an associateâ€™s degree in broadcast news this semester. â€œI want to continue to transfer to (San Diego) State.â€? Marquez is involved with SDCCâ€™s broadcast news program, Newscene, and now works as an intern at Univision with other City College alumni, Elias Awad, a reporter and sports anchor, and Marco Serrano, the weekend anchor at Univision. Laura CastaĂąeda, assistant professor for the Radio and Television Department and adviser for Newscene, recalled many of her own students who graduated and went on to bright careers in journalism, including Mary Hensley, now a reporter for CBS in Palm Springs, and Shannon Handy, a reporter for ABC in Northern California. John Hildebrand, chairman of the Communications Department, said he thinks itâ€™s important for students to earn their
degree even if they are transferring to a university. â€œAt this department, youâ€™re not just learning new skills, youâ€™re learning how to adapt and develop new skills,â€? Hildebrand said. â€œItâ€™s really important to finish because it shows that you can take on a task and complete it. When you go to get a job, employers look at that. When they look and see youâ€™ve completed that, they are reassured that you have skills, training, and maybe experience.â€? Ramsey also encourages graduates, especially those who are transferring, to identify undergraduate classes they still need to earn their bachelorâ€™s degree and take those courses during the summer session. â€œThe cost of courses are substantially less,â€? Ramsey said. Since spring 2000, City College has awarded 5,375 associateâ€™s degrees and 3.939 certificates of completion.
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