LOOKING BACK On Feb. 25, 1948, the drama department announced the cast for “Petrified Forest.”
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Tuition raised for non residents
By Diego Lynch, Essence McConnell and Joe Kendall City Times
By Kaily Sanders City Times The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Board of Trustees raised the non-resident tuition fee by $3 per unit on Jan. 30, starting for the fall semester. Of the five elected board members and one student trustee, all voted in favor of the hike except for City College Associated Student Government president, Carolina Moreno, who abstained due to short notice and lack of student communication. “In order for me to make a more educated decision, I like to have information,” said Moreno. In attendence, president Lynn Neault admitted that the information came in late from the states’ chancellor’s office. “I made the point that this had not gone through consultation with the students,” expressed Neault. “Unfortunately because Feb. 1 was the deadline, we couldn’t have the deliberation that we’re normally committed to,” Neault added. According to Neault, the increase will only cover costs of education, not raise revenue.
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Coach Alan Rivera leads a flash mob dance at the Centennial celebration. Photos by Joe Kendall, City Times
100 years a happy feat
City starts off the Centennial with a party By Kaily Sanders City Times It was all fun and games until the police showed up. Interim President Lynn Neault was addressing the crowd at the first Centennial celebration, “Launch of a Legacy” on Jan. 29 in Gorton Quad. Then, officers Sean McPhearson and Angie Kasinak appeared. Neault appeared shocked and confused as they asked her if there was a permit for this event and told her to Campus police jokingly arrest Interim President Lynn Neault. put her hands behind her back. McPhearson playfully ordered of events coming up to celebrate the Neault to “get with it or get a ticket,” Centennial. which queued the beginning of a On Feb. 19, the new science flash mob dance, coordinated by building will open. For this event, dance instructor Ruby Wilson. Neault said they have a lecture series Students, faculty, staff and even planned as well as a display of City the officers followed Wilson’s lead College history. and got down to the “Wobble.” Then, a 100-year commencement “When the students see the facceremony will take place on May 23 ulty out here dancing and supporting in Balboa Park. them, they are going to be proud to Looking forward, Sept. 8 will be be a San Diego City College student,” the City College Founder’s Day CelWilson said. ebration. This day marks the first day The celebration drew more than of class at City College. 1,000 students visiting red tents proCity College was San Diego’s first moting campus activities including community college, opening before club rush. both Mesa and Miramar in 1964 and While cutting the cake and feed1969 respectively. ing all the crowd members, Neault “City is a special place,” proudly Staff member shows off his best explained that there will be a number stated Neault. robot moves during the festivities.
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City College came out of the gate in a sprint this semester; hosting a Centennial celebration in the opening week, and along with it club rush. Traditionally held a few weeks in, the change of plans presented an opportunity to meld with the festivities, and otherwise reach students that potentially wouldn’t attend. “I wanted to encourage the clubs to work together over break and encourage participation in the events this week,” Michael Paul-Wong, Dean of Student Affairs, explained. Among the fixtures – AllOut@City, BEAT Club, Visionary Feminists and the French Club – there were some interesting opportunities. Grace Marie Berrios, president of the newly formed “Mueve Tu Cuerpo,” a club for people who are interested in salsa and Bachata, stated that she’s always looking to share her love of dancing, no matter the individual’s experience level. Nikki Smith, 20, invited students with interests in photography to the Photo Club. “Everyone has something to bring to the table,” Smith explained when describing the five-year-old club. The Italian Club utilizes guest speakers, film, music, art, and of course, food to expose members to the culture and language of Italy; though speaking fluent Italian is not required. All students are encouraged to join or even start a student club. Contact the Student Affairs office for more details.
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From the ASG to you What up San Diego City College! We hope you had a great break and a great start to the semester! We want to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to school and to bring you up to date on some cool events to look forward to this semester. First and foremost a big thanks to all of those who came out and participated in Club Rush and the Centennial Pep- rally kickoff. We, the Associated Students Government (ASG), have been working on a number of projects, including a Covered California/Medi-Cal enrollment workshop and in partnership with Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network), a survey to determine eligibility for free transit passes to low-income students. We’ve also created the ASG Senate website: www. sdcityasg.com, and a newsletter for the Senate called The Word: www.thewordatcity.com. We at the ASG love making things happen on campus and we’re looking for more people likeminded individuals to join us. We have many positions available, including secretary, senator, public relations and administrator. For those who are new to City College and unaware of what it is we do, the ASG members are the direct representatives for the students in many aspects of campus life. Whether it is planning campus-wide events, like the talent show, participating in local events, like the Martin Luther King Day parade, or helping the clubs with their events and trips, we always act in the best interests of all City College students. As a student government organization, we also have the honor of representing the student voice on many campus- and district-wide committees that propose and approve policies that affect the entire student body. We hope that all interested students take the time to join us at one of our meetings on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. in room D-105. Come see what we are all about and make your voice heard!
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Volume 69 Number 8 February 11, 2014
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Tribute to Reggae Legends
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These aren’t your typical love songs By Angelica Wallingford City Times
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it’s time to break out the cash and get your sweetheart something nice. Let’s face it though; the whole chocolate and flowers routine is getting a bit cliché and so are those super popular Top 40 love songs being played on the radio. Here are some tunes guaranteed to put a smile on that special someone’s face, all of which are available on iTunes. 1. Head Automatica – “Beating Heart Baby” Released in 2004, Head Automatica’s “Beating Heart Baby” is a perfect mixture of angsty alt-rock and up-tempo sweet pop music, with an added dash of electronica mixed in. Lyrically, the song deals with all the feelings that come with having a crush on someone and gauging whether or not that someone is into you. Lead singer Daryl Palumbo’s unique vocal style is one of the highlights of this track. The way he sings the chorus is guaranteed to make you or your significant other swoon.
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Portions galore Hillcrest eatery famous for overfilling your plate By Michelle Moran City Times
the Hash House reputation. It was ginormous and took up a lot of room on the table. The crunch of the frosted flakes and the sweet taste of the strawberries made a good combo. The pancake could be split between two people, since it’s probably as big as a record and could be overwhelming for a light eater. Hash House has won several awards throughout the years and has been featured in well-known magazines and television shows. San Diego is the first location of this extraordinary establishment, which now has seven other restaurants around the country. The prices are reasonable considering the amount of food that is served. They range between $6.95 to $16.95, with many people commonly sharing plates. Breakfast and lunch during the week is from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner Tuesday through Thursday starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes to 9 p.m. On the weekends, the restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This restaurant not only has tasty entrees, but the staff is friendly and helpful. There is not one bad thing to say about this place, it is one of the best breakfast restaurants in San Diego. Hash House a Go Go is located at 3628 5th Ave. The restaurant is closed on Monday nights.
If breakfast will be your most important meal of the day, then Hash House a Go Go in Hillcrest is a great option for you. It’s reputation for delicious, “over-the-top” entrees is well earned. However, be prepared to be waiting for a table for at least 25 minutes on the weekends, but the food is well worth the wait. This breakfast eatery stands out from the rest of them in sunny San Diego. The atmosphere of the restaurant is comforting and modern. There’s also a patio outside that is enjoyable when there is a nice day out. Although there were many different options on the drink menu, the cinnamon roll latte sounded intriguing. Just like the entrees, the drinks are enormous and decorative. It was presented in a large mug with a tower of whipped cream, garnished with brown sugar and cinnamon sticks. The latte was very sweet and heavenly, like drinking a cinnamon roll with coffee. After looking at the extensive food menu, the Tractor Driver Combo sounded perfect, had a little bit of everything. Two eggs, bacon. sausage or potatoes and the choice of whichever flapjack your heart desires. It’s not everyday that you see a Strawberry Tell us about your favorite restaurants near Frosted Flake pancake on the menu, though campus by contacting us at other options sounded appetizing. email@example.com. The plate arrived and instantly lived up to
2. John Legend – “Ordinary People” This song has to be the most realistic love song ever written. Love isn’t always rainbows and butterflies with a fairy tale ending. “Ordinary People” perfectly encompasses all the emotion, compromise Dar yl Palumbo performing live. Photo and work that goes with being in a relacourtsey of Nick Karp Photography. tionship. The simplistic piano arrangement and raw emotion in “Ordinary People” is hands down one of the best songs that John Legend has ever released. 3. The Cure – “Lovesong” This band is one of the most successful new wave bands to come out of the U.K. Their 1989 hit “Lovesong” is one of the band’s trademark tracks and has been covered by many artists over the years, including Adele on her 2011 award winning album “21.” With its simplistic lyrics about love’s bliss and its new wave/gothic alternative sound it has become one of the most signature love songs released over the past 20 years. 4. No Doubt feat Lady Saw – “Underneath it All” No Doubt’s 2002 collaboration with dancehall/reggae singer Lady Saw is undoubtedly one of the best love songs that the band has ever written. The lyrics were initially written by lead singer Gwen Stefani as a sweet ode to her relationship with her then-boyfriend-nowhusband Gavin Rossdale. Musically, the song has the signature No Doubt sound with a reggae fusion twist.
No Doubt. Photo courtsey of Wilson Webb, Rolling Stone.
Swedish songstress to enchant at The Casbah By Jennifer Ovalle City Times
Linnea Olsson performing in a park. Photo courtsey of 405 TV.
After captivating the European continent, singer and cellist Linnea Olsson will grace North America for the first time along with the Sweden-based singer Ane Brun. They are to perform at the Casbah in San Diego on Feb. 21 Olsson is promoting her debut album “AH!” which was released on Jan. 21. The cellist is no stranger to the music world, having been born to musician parents. She has played alongside legendary British singer Peter Gabriel, among others, and was the front woman of the Swedish indie-pop band Paintbox. “Music has always been a part of my life and it still is, it’s always been very important to me,” said Olsson in a phone interview. “It’s been pretty clear from really early actually that I wanted to do music,”
added Olsson. The singer said that she had a fleeting aspiration of becoming a veterinarian when she was a child, but she always knew she was destined to create music. Olsson first began to play the cello at the age of 6. She grew up listening to iconic acts such as the Swedish group ABBA and Icelandic singer Bjork. “I’ve been playing the cello all my life, it’s the instrument that I know the best and I love to sing,” reflected Olsson. “In my early twenties, I started to really combine the two and make music with the cello that wasn’t really classical. I just decided to find my own voice.” She described her musical odyssey that led her to play in different bands and genres. “I would love to do what I love, to be able to continue to do what I do.” The humble musician chuckled as she shared her future artistic goals and
her desire to create music “and hopefully inspire other people as well with my music. I would love to compose for movies.” Much like Bjork, Olsson’s unique melodies stem from a captivating combination of her soothing and wistful voice fused with her adventurous cellist style. Though Olsson has managed to create a new sound to call her own, she still experiences moments of stage fright. She occasionally compares herself to other artists and advises aspiring musicians to stay true to themselves and to be happy with what they can contribute. The Olsson and Brun North American tour begins in Virginia on Feb. 11 and moves through the Midwest and Canada before hitting the West Coast. For more information visit: www.linneaolsson.net
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Agents of change on parade By Chris Handloser City Times
Photos by Chris Handloser, design by Michelle Moran City Times Top photo, City College students marched in the MLK Day Parade Jan. 18 along Harbor Drive. Left, dance instructor Ruby Wilson led the troops. Above, Tavaris Jackson of City’s Student Affairs Department, danced alongside the college’s float, which consisted of panels rotated by student designer King Arthur (inside float). Particpants included dozens of Knights athletes (below).
Thrive. Transform. Inspire. Lead. Those words – words that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would’ve been proud to cheer – adorned the towering columns as they rotated within the center of the City College MLK Day float. Members of the Associated Students Government (ASG), the graphic design and drama departments, along with several other students and faculty, contributed an incalculable amount of time and thought into the float in the last three months. Even though the float was the centerpiece of the day, the City College presence in the 2014 MLK Day Parade more so accentuates the endless possibilities attainable when talent and will converge in accord. “The reason our float is as good as it is is because we have a great graphic design department and a great theater department,” stated ASG senator Zane Hunker. The float was based off a miniature model conceptualized by graphic design specialist Sam Spratt, professor Duane Gardella of the Drama Department, and ASG Webmaster and student designer, King Arthur. Arthur also toiled with the help of Enactus co-adviser and business professor Leroy Brady, among others, adding the sweat and physical labor to the construction. Dance instructor Ruby Wilson choreographed and led a routine that had participants spelling out “City College” while grooving to the music bumping from the float behind them– music being mixed by ASG Senate president and Music Club founder Jose Malo. At the heart of it all, hundreds of proud City College students marched behind and alongside the float, holding signs painted to replicate the ones raised by protestors in the 1964 March on Washington. They also wore bright red shirts with MLK’s likeness and the equally retro message “Agents of Change.” However the specific message of this day – both easily observed from the effort and read from the replicated bell off the stern – was and still is, “Let freedom ring.”