Football preview: Returning quarterback gives Rams early boost
May15

Football preview: Returning quarterback gives Rams early boost

By Minter McHugh The Guardsman After a heartbreaking loss in the championship game last year to Bakersfield College, the City College Rams football team is gearing up for a new season with hopes, goals and expectations all in search of another title. The Rams have won the national championship nine times, and are bringing back quarterback Turner Baty, who was part of the 2011 championship team. Losing in the championship game was...

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Remembering Ernesto ‘Xe’ Gonzalez Acosta, 1989-2013
Feb26

Remembering Ernesto ‘Xe’ Gonzalez Acosta, 1989-2013

By Sara Bloomberg At the end of a warm winter day, more than 200 friends, family and community members gathered at Alamo Square Park to honor Ernesto “Xe” Gonzalez Acosta, who was shot and killed Feb. 10 in San Francisco near Hayes and Webster streets. He was 23 years old. Xe was a City College student and helped organize the annual Mexica New Years Celebration held at Mission campus since 2008. Incense wafted through the park, as...

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In a culture that celebrates gun violence, is anyone really safe?
Feb21

In a culture that celebrates gun violence, is anyone really safe?

Staff Editorial A City College student was shot to death in the early morning on Feb. 10 at Hayes and Webster streets. Ernesto “Xe” Yeikoatl Gonzalez Acosta was 23 years old and, as of press time, police still have not identified his killer or killers. Very few details have been reported about the shooting. Xe, (pronounced SHAY,) is survived by his sisters, his mother and his father, Mazatzin, who is also part of the City College...

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City runners break records at coast preview
Feb19

City runners break records at coast preview

Alex Lamp The Guardsman It was a great turnout for City College on Feb. 15 at the Coast/Central Valley Conference Preview track meet at the College of San Mateo. City College showed veteran superiority, taking first place in more than half of their events, and stunned fans with victorious debut performances. “Look out for our sprinters,” sprint coach Douglas Owyang said. “Our top performing athletes are in the relay and sprinting...

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Undergraduates struggle with stress
Dec06

Undergraduates struggle with stress

By Dannie Hawkins The Guardsman  Class, homework, studying, getting to and from class, working to afford all of it and then trying to carve out a moment of peace is the new normal for City College students striving to succeed in a fast paced, unrelenting semester. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Associated Press, one in five undergraduate students are constantly stressed, so much so that they are even too stressed to do...

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