Crowds Long for Live Entertainment, but Barriers Remain

With operations that draw together large and mostly indoor crowds, theaters and music venues have suffered enormously since the pandemic’s onset. And now entertainment establishments struggling to get back into business face fresh uncertainties with the Delta variant surging in San Francisco.

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Tempers Run High While Maneuvering a Vaccine Mandate

With the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, CCSF has begun to unveil the details of their vaccine mandate implementation plans or what is now being dubbed a “Safety Campaign.”

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The Chancellor Finalists: Candidates Largely Align in Approaches to Restore Solvency, and In-Person Classes

Some of the main challenges for the chancellor will be ensuring the college’s long-term fiscal stability while making preparations to bring back in-person classes. Opinions on how these goals should be achieved differ between AFT2121, the union which represents the college’s faculty, and the Board of Trustees, with chancellor candidates in the running having largely similar stances on achieving goals mostly inline with the Board’s opinion and differing from each other only slightly.

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Delta Variant Surge Leads to Mandate

The City College Board of Trustees approved a vaccine mandate Thursday, August 12, which will require students, faculty, staff, and visitors to be vaccinated by Oct. 1, 2021 at the latest.

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Labagh Steps Up As New Department Chair

With the athletic department recently shrunk due to cuts, men’s basketball coach Justin Labagh has gracefully taken on an additional role as department chair. Previous chair holder Dan Hayes announced in May of this year that he was stepping down amid his retirement. Of course, this news happened to fall on the heels of an unprecedented pandemic year; a year of poor numbers due in part to no in-person classes, which ultimately resulted in cuts to both budgets and staff. When asked how the decision came about, Labagh simply said, “Someone had to do it.” 

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Full Fall Schedule Brings Normalcy, Excitement to Athletics Department

It’s full steam ahead for the athletics department as City College’s coaching staff and student-athletes prepare for an official fall sports season.

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Art Instructors and Students Hone the Art of Perseverance

By Skylar Wildfeuer skylar.wildfeuer@gmail.com   Seventeen months into the ubiquitously traumatic pandemic experience, determined instructors and engaged students find consolation

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City College Faces $22.5 Million Budget Deficit and Threat of State Take Over

State auditors in early April warned the California Community College Chancellor’s office to act quickly in order to remain independent, deeming the college “not currently stable,” citing its ineffective attempts at reducing its costs necessary to supplement the 35% enrollment decline over the past eight years, which resulted in the college tapping into its reserves. 

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