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LEGEND STAFF Vicky Pineda, Editor-in-Chief Gabriel Schneider, Managing Editor Marlena Harvey, News Editor Brandon Manus, Designer FEATURED LEGEND STAFF Rachel de la Torre Deserie Larios Brandon Manus Ekaterina Pechenkina Gabriel Schneider

FROM THE EDITOR

FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Brittney Gray Kathryn Gray

Dear Legend Readers, Nicole Vargas, Adviser

These past months have been very hard on all of us, and like most of you, we’ve been stuck at home waiting for all of this to pass. I am not much for expressing emotion, and during this pandemic, I find it even harder to be able to express how I am feeling. I do want to start off by saying how proud I am of my team for putting this magazine together and for making being the editor-in-chief just a bit easier. I knew becoming an editor-in-chief was going to become tough, especially during these challenging times that have affected everyone in different ways. But as my time comes to an end, I find myself thinking of everything I’ve learned this semester and how thankful I am for my team and the opportunity to serve as editor-in-chief.

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I want to thank the staff for putting a lot of effort into this magazine and to the City Times website. I also want to thank the subjects for allowing us to share their stories and opinions this semester as well as in this magazine. San Diego City College LEGEND | Page 02

And finally, I want to thank you, Legend readers, for picking up this magazine (virtually) and reading each of these unique stories. It’s because of you that we as journalists put in all the effort and carefully report the truth. I hope as you read this magazine, it serves as a break from 2020 and you find motivation as you relate to these stories. Thank you and stay safe, Vicky Pineda

Corrections: Page 20-21: Dave Eichinger's name was misspelled in the headline and pull quote. Marina Molodets name was misspelled in photo credit. Lindsey Best was misidentified in photo by Phoebe Bridgers. Page 22: Clarified that Christina Painton started a new job on Dec. 14. Name of the California School of Professional Psychology was corrected. Specifically named Newscene in quote. Legend regrets the errors.

Cover photos: SDSU Instagram image from Hepner Hall. Page 2: Canva image. Page 3: Hand-drawn doodle by artist Nicholas Danger.


THE DROP

FALLOUT FROM COVID-19 IMPACTS ENROLLMENTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES By Gabriel Schneider The COVID-19 pandemic has affected several areas of life this year including student enrollment, which is down according to data released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

San Diego City College, along with the rest of San Diego Community College District, closed their campuses and remained online for the academic year while SDSU created a Flex plan where it offered 200 in-person courses for the fall semester.

This has impacted both fouryear institutions and community colleges all around the country.

“I was originally not even going to come back this semester because nothing I was going to do was offered (in-person),” Mortensen said.

“Community colleges are showing the steepest decline (-18.9%), followed by public four-year institutions (-10.5%),” according to the report.

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The drop in enrollment can be associated with many factors, including the current pandemic, making it difficult to keep a job and the challenges that each college had dealing with COVID-19. Noelle Mortensen, a theatre performance major at San Diego State University who is also taking a class at San Diego City College, said that both colleges have handled the pandemic differently.

Although many classes were moved to online, the SDSU campus service fees remained, which sparked a petition that nearly had 5,000 signatures on Sept. 22, according to the Daily Aztec. “I understand that they do need money to fund their testing and fund mental health,” Mortensen said. “I think they should lower the price of the fees.” With her experience this semester, Mortensen gave advice to any future students thinking of transferring during the pandemic.


“If you still want to learn online, do that, find a different university. I don't think SDSU is the greatest right now,” Mortensen said. “If you don't want to be involved with the issue of COVID, then wait it out.” According to the SDSU website, the total number of positive cases there reached 1,877, which was last updated on Dec. 4. Brenden Tuccinardi, an advertising major at SDSU and the editor-in-chief of the Daily Aztec student newspaper, said the campus struggled to control positive cases. “I think a lot of the times there was this belief that (the students) were invincible,” Tuccinardi said.

“You go to SDSU to get that college experience.” -Ian Rebbert

Tuccinardi said where SDSU fell short was the late notice they gave off-campus residents informing them about expectations and policy violations for breaking public health guidelines, which could have added to their cases.

Joseph D’Ambro, the senior student services assistant in the Transfer and Career Center at City College, said the resources offered to students during this difficult time have increased.

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The California State University system, which includes SDSU, initially extended its application deadlines to Dec. 4, then later changed it to Dec. 15 due to the pandemic.


“I think that a lot of the times there was this belief that (the students) were invincible." -Brenden Tuccinardi

“The UCs are really stepping up,” D’Ambro said. “The CSUs, a lot of local universities that we have relationships with (are) stepping up and providing additional resources. And there are admissions representatives from the actual universities that are helping.” With the help of community colleges and four-year institutions, students were able to complete applications through online Zoom meetings and by email. Ian Rebbert, a veteran who is studying business administration, said he still experienced struggles applying to SDSU for the spring 2021 semester. “At first it was very easy, just because I followed the online instruction," he said. "But it is all following a piece of paper vs. talking to a counselor and realizing I missed something."

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“All of a sudden I am stressing out and freaking out. If I had talked to someone in person, I could have avoided this mistake, but it turned out not to be that big of a deal.”

Photos by page order: (4) City Times file photos, SDSU Instagram and Vicky Pineda. (5) City Times file photos and SDSU Instagram. (6) SDSU Instagram. (7) SDSU Instagram. (8) Clockwise from top left, SDSU Instagram, City Times file photo, City Times file photo,, SDSU Instagram, City Times file photo, City Times file photo, City Times file photo, SDSU Instagram, City Times file photo, Canva image, City Times file photo and City Times file photo


Even with the high number of cases associated with SDSU, considered the highest of any college or university in the state, Rebbert said it didn't impact his decision. “Especially for us community college students, we have these plans in place for almost two years now," he said. "We have to pick a school we want to go to. I am going to be staying off-campus for the most part for spring semester anyways.” SDSU canceled its traditional spring break for the 2021 semester on Dec. 1 in a closed Zoom meeting held by the university’s senate.

City College student Duke Shrader applied to several different colleges including SDSU to pursue environmental studies.

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“I’m fine with it because I am a community college transfer student, but I can't imagine for the people who went all four years or if they are a freshman this year,” Rebbert said. “You go to SDSU to get that college experience.”


“I think the hardest challenge would be not getting the first-semester school vibes,” Shrader said, “trying to get used to things and getting the school atmosphere while not being there in person.” Shrader said he has hope that students will be able to go on campus in a safe capacity for the fall 2021 semester. He is looking forward to the new opportunities that come with a fresh start at a university, wherever that turns out to be. "Even if we don't quite get there,” Shrader said, “I am sure that we have learned a lot of things from this past year that will help us navigate through the next year after this.”

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HIT HARD

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San Diego County Hispanics and Latinos have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19


By Ekaterina Pechenkina Photos provided by The Chicano Federation

In San Diego County, where the number of confirmed COVID19 cases are higher than ever before, there is clear evidence which communities are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

While the Latino community makes up 34% of the county’s population, it has 57.6% of all confirmed positive COVID19 cases. Source: San Diego County

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The virus has exposed racial, healthcare and housing disparities Nancy Maldonado, president and chief executive officer of The that have existed for generations and have left the Latino Chicano Federation of San Diego County, stressed the importance of helping undocumented families, as their stories community more predisposed and vulnerable to COVID-19. stand out among those impacted by the pandemic. This was the finding in a report released by The Chicano Federation in September that revealed serious and systemic “It comes with an additional layer of fear – not just the fear of barriers to preventing Hispanic communities from undergoing contracting the virus and not knowing how it is going to affect COVID-19 testing and engaging in contact tracing efforts in San them,” she said. “But the fear of not being able to seek medical treatment because of the possible repercussions that that can Diego County. have.” In many Latino communities, trust in local and federal government remains low and the information given out has Maldonado pointed out the effort made by the county and the State of California in the last few months. been confusing or unhelpful. Latino employees are overrepresented in essential workforce “(They) have done a better job of translating the information and making it accessible in Spanish,” Maldonado said. services, such as cleaning, grocery and childcare services. NOMADIC

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"We need to start putting in systems that are going to help our community, because if not, we are going to end up with more people who are homeless, more people lose their homes. It is going to be devastating if we do not have a safety plan in place.” -Nancy Maldonado She mentioned that San Diego County made the right decision to contract with community-based organizations so that they can continue to do the work in the community. “Even though we have seen some positive results, as the infection rate has declined, it is still high and concerning,” Maldonado said. Maldonado said no one can let their guard down, especially during the holidays, even though she knows people have "COVID fatigue.” The Federation continues to remind the community to not gather with people outside of their household. But that's not easy, especially for those struggling financially.

For that reason, Maldonado said the officials throughout the region need to start planning for the fallout from the pandemic now. "The effects are going to be far greater than any of us anticipate," she said. "We need to start putting in systems that are going to help our community, because if not, we are going to end up with more people who are homeless, more people lose their homes. It is going to be devastating if we do not have a safety plan in place."

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"(People) are going to continue working if that is what they need to do to feed their families," she said.


Student Health Clinic Director Dotti Cordell at a recent Hunger Action Day at San Diego City College. San Diego City College photo

At San Diego City College, 50% of students identify as Latinx, according to the demographic data from last spring. Since the pandemic started, Student Health Clinic Director Dotti Cordell has been very concerned about how COVID-19 would affect all students, and particularly students of color, as she knew these were communities that already carried a heavy burden of lack of health care and financial insecurity. Cordell said that despite being able to conduct a survey among students, City College can anticipate that their Latino students are being impacted just as much as others of the same community in the county and in the state. “This is as much concern to myself and to all of the faculty and leadership at City College,” said Cordell, who has been at San Diego City College since 2001. “We know that we need to address this, and this is a very high priority.” Cordell said most students are not ready to trust and take the vaccine when it becomes available. "We have to establish trust between communities of color and other marginalized groups and western health care system that has discriminated against them,” Cordell said. “With specific to COVID, we need to explain what the vaccine is and build trust after it has been established safe. We encounter that minority communities do not trust flu shots in a regular season.” San Diego City College LEGEND | Page 12

Cordell reminds students of the importance of wearing masks and social distancing, having connections with support groups, and following the evidence-based scientific information, including the guidance from Centers for Disease and Control Prevention and World Health Organization.

“We have to establish trust between communities of color and other marginalized groups and western health care system that has discriminated against them.” -Dotti Cordell


CALL HER MVP BY RACHEL DE LA TORRE

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Kamala Harris' offical photo as California Senator. Harris U.S. Senate photo


Kamala Harris' makes her first speech as Joe Biden's running mate in Wilmington, Delware in August. Biden campaign photo

California Senator Kamala Harris has been elected as Vice President-elect, marking her as the first woman and first person of color elected as Vice President of the United States. President-elect Joe Biden chose Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate after the Democratic National Convention decided that he would represent the Democratic Party in the 2020 Election, running against President Donald Trump. Kamala Devi Harris was born in Oakland, California to parents, Shyamala Gopalan, an immigrant from India, and Donald Harris, who is originally from Jamaica. City College President Ricky Shabazz shared in a post-election forum how the historic victory will influence young children, including his 11-year-old daughter.

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“The single predictor of future success is hope,” Shabazz said. “Having someone like Kamala represents hope. When you do ascend to those positions, you realize countless others who may not even know it was possible either. You are living proof now that it is possible.” After Harris graduated high school, she attended Howard University in Washington D.C., where she interned as a mailroom clerk for former California Senator Alan Cranston, led the debate team, chaired the economics society, and was part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha society. She got a degree in Economics and Political Science from Howard University. Harris went to law school at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was president of the Hastings chapter of the Black Law Students Association. In 1998, Harris was recruited by the former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan as the assistant district attorney.


In 2000, Harris took a job at the San Francisco City Hall, where she ran the Family and Children’s Division, which represents child abuse and neglect cases. Harris was elected as District Attorney of San Francisco in 2003, making history as the first person of color to be elected as the District Attorney of San Francisco, and ran unopposed for her second term in 2007. Denise Whisenhunt, City's vice president of student services, mentioned the importance of having representation in the White House after Harris was picked to be Biden’s vice president. “Emotionally, it was affirming, being as I am an AfricanAmerican woman and she is too,” Whisenhunt said. "It was just an important message to a lot of women, regardless of color, that the time is right. Particularly, the past four years, we haven't had that representation." Whisenhunt said that "women have been leaders all along" in regards to how Harris' victory is indicative of where this country is headed in regards to representation in politics.

After her time as DA, Harris served as California's state attorney general from 2011-2016. Harris was the top contender to be California’s senator after Barbara Boxer announced her retirement in 2015. The California Democratic Party held their convention in February 2016, where Harris was endorsed for the senate race by almost 80% of the votes. Harris then defeated Democrat Loretta Sanchez in the general election. In January 2018, Harris was appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee after Senator Al Franken resigned. During her time on the committee, Harris was known to be tough when questioning anybody who was testifying in front of the Judiciary Committee, like Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Attorney General William Barr and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. On Aug. 11, 2020, Biden announced Kamala Harris as his pick for vice president. Controversy over Harris’ record as San Francisco’s district attorney, along with conspiracies and other claims found to be baseless immediately followed.

"It was just an important message to a lot of women, regardless of color that the time is right." -Denise Whisenhunt San Diego City College LEGEND | Page 15

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stand together at the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Deleware in August. Biden campaign photo.


Kamala Harris hugs a young child at a campaign stop. Biden campaign photo

City College gender studies Professor Kelly Mayhew said the conspiracy theories and controversies that followed Harris after she was chosen by Biden to be his vice president didn't surprise her. “Trump, in particular, trotted out every racist, misogynistic stereotype he possibly could," Mayhew said. "Calling her a monster. Calling her angry. It’s not surprising at all.” Mayhew said the record-breaking votes that gave Biden and Harris the victory was cultivated by those pushing back against the attacks. “A lot of women were really angry and sick to our stomachs, and especially black women, because those are those stereotypes that black women in our country have been subjected to since Africans were brought to this country as enslaved people," Mayhew said. Jessica Castro, a City College student, said she was worried that Biden picking a woman for vice president wouldn't help him win the election. “(Still), it was great that a woman of color was being picked for that position,” Castro said. San Diego City College LEGEND | Page 16

Castro wants the Biden and Harris administration to fix issues and policies that she takes seriously. This includes environmental policy, protections for DACA and for the children separated at the border to be reunited with their parents. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be inaugurated in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2021.


SPRAY IT, DON'T SAY IT CONT. “It was heartbreaking because the boards don’t look nice and give a bad message to our community,” said Holmes, who admitted she was not a fan. “I wanted to change that while also keeping what I love safe.” Holmes contacted a local mural artist named Nicholas Danger, who agreed to paint a mural over the boards to change the message drastically. Within a few hours, Danger and his team created a beautiful piece of art out of something associated with violence. “Having those relationships (with Holmes) is good," Danger said, "and helping out the small businesses. I love helping out the locals." Holmes said that she was happy she could bring the community together to make this project happen. She is thrilled that it has had a positive outcome. Danger said he is a part of a small community of artists that he collaborates with who work on similar projects all over San Diego. If you’ve seen a power box painted downtown, then you’ve seen Danger’s team at work. If the boards needed to stay up for a longer period of time, Holmes said she might consider getting a new mural done by the same group of artists. Holmes is proud of her employees and team for working through COVID-19 safely. She is also very grateful for the customers and community helping her small business stay afloat. All Holmes wants right now is for people to have a nice 30-minute meal, enjoy the atmosphere of Downtown San Diego, and not have to look at the negative aesthetics of boarded-up windows.

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Above: Danger puts his final touches on one of his dope murals. Facing, clockwise from the top-left: (1) Danger's Doodles, (2) A power box Danger painted in North Park. (3) Danger admires his art. (4) Danger and his team paint a mural on Sushi 2's boarded windows. (5) A mural done by Danger Inside Sushi 2. (6) A hand-drawn Doodle by Danger. @nicholasdanger photos on Instagram (QR Code)


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THROUGH THE LENS OF CITY PROFESSOR

DAVE

EICHINGER

The darkroom may be closed, but San Diego City College students are still learning the methods of photography with Dave Eichinger, a professor of photography for 16 years. Eichinger has been teaching remotely since March when his classes were suddenly moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lacking access to facilities on campus has created unique challenges for Eichinger and his students, but he has tried his best to work with what they have. “Students don’t have professional studios at home, and they don’t have darkrooms at home,” he said.

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By Brittney Gray Photo by Marina Molodets

During online photography classes in the past, students were able to bring their camera to Eichinger to solve technical issues in person. Now, troubleshooting camera problems is “difficult, if not impossible,” he said. Eichinger always wanted to be a teacher, first wanting to teach music before discovering his passion for photography. He decided that’s what he wanted to teach, and has done so for over 41 years.


He takes great pride in the many success stories of his former students, with one having gone on to become a renowned music photographer and others who have held popular showcases of their work. Eichinger has seen a lot of changes in the technology used in photography over his many years of teaching, along with the students who have grown up with it. “I’ve had students in class who have never seen a roll of film before,” he said. He even has a few tips for smartphone photographers, too. “Take a photography class specifically for smartphones,” he said. For photo editing, he recommends using apps like SnapSeed. Finally, he talked about making sure to print as much as you can. “If you think your grandkids are going to have the password to your cloud photographs, you’re crazy,” he said. Though, he admitted, most of the photographs taken today probably aren’t worth saving.

Phoebe Bridgers, a former City College student, performs on stage. Photograph by Lindsey Best, City grad and Art Center alumna

“Everything that’s being shot today, 99 percent of it is going to be lost. " -Dave Eichinger “Everything that’s being shot today, 99 percent of it is going to be lost,” Eichinger said. “And a lot of it should be lost.” As for the future, Eichinger hopes to get back in the darkroom to develop all of the photos he’s been shooting recently.

To see more of Dave Eichinger’s photography, please visit eichfoto.com. To view his Instagram profile, scan the QR code.

Snooze Cafe, San Diego. Photograph by Dave Elchinger

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“I have several rolls of films here that I need to get developed one of these days,” he said. “When I’m allowed to.”


Road to success By Kathryn Gray

How a San Diego City College student found her way to Waco

Christina Painton works behind the scenes of Newscene. Newscene file photo

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When faced with hardship or doubt, Christina Painton follows her curiosity and creates opportunities. Driven, confident and incredibly knowledgeable about the craft of producing television news, you’d never know journalism was a new career for Painton.

One of Painton’s favorite things about producing is the teamwork involved. “Everything we do in journalism is based on relationships," Painton said. "It is about connecting with people."

“I feel like I am lucky in terms of when I started in Newscene,” she said. “I got to experience everything in person, now I get to experience everything remotely. I feel very fortunate I got to learn those two sets of skills because they are very different.”

But the same day the fall semester ends at San Diego City College, Painton will start a new job as morning show producer in Waco, Texas for KRHD-KXXV.

Painton learned to work closely with a team in new ways while producing Newscene, San Diego City College's Emmy-winning TV news broadcast, remotely during the pandemic.

Originally from Los Angeles, Painton moved to San Diego initially to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology.


(Top) Christina auditions to be a Newscene anchor. (bottom) Christina does a few practice runs before going live.

But Painton experienced paralyzing burnout and grief from losing a family member early on in her psychology studies. She was ready for a change and wasn’t sure what was next. This was a pivotal time in Painton’s life. “It was filled with a lot of life circumstances and drama and growing up and figuring out what I liked and what I didn’t like,” she said. It had become a nighttime routine, entertaining her curiosity, to look at City College classes online. She always thought the journalism courses looked interesting and decided it could be the change she was looking for. She registered for an associate’s degree in radio and quickly realized that field was not for her. She was, however, surprisingly intrigued by television news and wanted to learn everything she could from the classes that staff Newscene. “I was a little intimidated to join Newscene because of how fast-paced everything was and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to keep up,” Painton said.

To watch the winning show and the rest of Newscene's work, visit youtube.com/sdcitynewscene

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Painton produced the Newscene broadcast that this semester was honored with the national Pacemaker Award by the Associated College Press, widely considered one of the top awards on college media.


Christina Painton at Senator Bernie Sanders' immigration rally. Photo by Vicky Pineda

"I cannot believe (TV news) is what I am getting paid to do.” -Christina Painton

That was at the start of the spring 2019 semester. And even with a room full of veterans — students can have up to five semesters to work through the sequence of Newscene classes — she seized every opportunity to learn in the newsroom and was quickly producing entire weekly shows. Painton’s production work at Newscene led her to an internship at San Diego’s ABC affiliate, 10News. It was during this internship that Painton realized she wanted to strengthen her writing and reporting skills. Painton then became a staff writer at City Times, the college's award-winning student digital news website and newspaper, while adding the role of executive producer for Newscene. It marked the first time the position had been created for the duration of the academic term. San Diego City College LEGEND | Page 24

Painton’s advice to aspiring journalists is to “try everything.” “I really didn’t know what was available for me in the field when I started,” she said. “I basically tried everything. I literally tried everything.” It was through trying everything that Painton ended up finding her true passion and fulfilling a dream she had been putting aside since childhood. “I cannot believe that is what I am getting paid to do,” Painton said. Follow Christina Painton on Instagram, christinaninashow.


(AT) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS A PANDEMIC-FRIENDLY, PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS With San Diego moving to the purple tier, California’s strictest level, many students and families are wondering how to quarantine efficiently during the holiday season. City Times offers activities you can still do safely and at a distance during the pandemic. Using outdoor dining and curbside pickup You can still enjoy your favorite cuisines as an alternative to indoor dining. Picking up a cookbook and trying recipes at home is another alternative. Nature lovers From hiking in Otay to walks in the Zoro Garden at Balboa Park, Nature lovers can go out at a distance to explore. Chicano Park is open with many historical murals to view during a walk or a nice picnic.

Cafe Gratitude and holiday cookies Cafe Gratitude's ready-to-decorate cookie kits for the holidays include pre-baked cookies and premade icing, made with organic ingredients and gluten free. Order yours now while supplies last on their website.

-DESERIE LARIOS

While gyms remain closed, you can still create your own home workouts. Biking and going for a walk or run is still an option for a scenic outdoor workout. Art lovers Liberty Station has virtual art exhibits and magic shows available. Virtual painting classes (with or without wine) with Pinot's Palette are also a fun way to mark the season. The dates, times and prices for the variety of painting kits offered are available on the website.

‘Tis the season Get into the Christmas spirit and start decorating around the house this holiday season. Families can enjoy Christmas lights displays around the city of San Diego. A list of the best spots to enjoy this month can be found on the Hidden San Diego website.

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Finding new hobbies Explore your talents by investing in new hobbies like cooking, learning to play an instrument or working on DIY projects to organize your house. Instagram has great ideas!


ICYMI

LET'S GO CLASSICAL By Deserie Larios An undeniably uplifting experience that brought students together to celebrate the art of music. The full San Diego Symphony has over 80 members, however, a prerecorded video was presented over Zoom to San Diego City College students, showing five musicians at a safe distance at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla. The San Diego Symphony Woodwind Quintet led by Musical Director Rafael Payare consisted of five players: Sheryl Renk, principal clarinet, Sarah Skuster, principal oboe, Valentin Martchev, principal basson, Benjamin Jaber, principal horn, and Rose Lombardo, principal flute. Known as the “Chamber Ensemble,� these musicians have been playing together for over a decade. With each piece the musicians wowed the audience with how they moved in sync with the notes they played, impressing the audience with their harmonious sound. It was a performance that surely left the audience wanting to see more. The San Diego Symphony has a new permanent outdoor venue on the San Diego Bay, named the Shell. As construction of the Shell continues, the impact of COVID-19, including social distancing measures and

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governmental orders, means there will be a delay in opening. Many of the artists scheduled for 2020 are now scheduled to perform in 2021. The website suggests seating configurations will likely change, along with possible travel restrictions preventing guest artists. Symphonic works requiring the full orchestra may have to wait as well beyond summer 2021.


ICYMI

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