Classic Murder Mystery Reimagined
Nov14

Classic Murder Mystery Reimagined

  By Marilyn Fernando The Guardsman In the darkness of the Diego Rivera Theater, the familiar childhood melody “Three Blind Mice” is feebly played on a piano, alluding to the sinister undertones of a snowed-in manor converted into a hotel. City College’s production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” directed by Susan Jackson, is a suspenseful play that features an ending praised for its unexpected twist. The simple and...

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Q&As with the Board candidates: Rodrigo Santos
Oct16

Q&As with the Board candidates: Rodrigo Santos

By Marilyn Fernando The Guardsman Why do you want to be a trustee right now in the middle of this accreditation crisis?I’ve always been passionate about education. Ever since I’ve met my business partner, who is a graduate of City College, I felt that an institution that offers such great opportunity, such as affordable education to all, should have high importance. I’m in a position in my life where I want to give something back and...

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Community “comes out,” celebrates diversity
Oct16

Community “comes out,” celebrates diversity

  By Marilyn Fernando The Guardsman   Lady Gaga’s quintessential lyric, “Baby, I was born this way,” played in the plaza outside the creative arts extension building during National Coming Out Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness about the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender community through pride.Curious passers-by, openly gay Student Trustee William Walker and LGBT students and staff convened Oct. 11 for...

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Latino Heritage Month: Revolutionary painters celebrated
Oct03

Latino Heritage Month: Revolutionary painters celebrated

By Marilyn Fernando & Jandean Deocampo The Guardsman Across City College spaces, from art bars to the Southeast campus, appreciation for two dynamic Latino artists has culminated in lectures and exhibits that explore the abiding timelessness of their work. “Frida and Diego: The Past is Present,” reflects the lasting effects of the culturally and artistically revolutionary couple on San Francisco’s art history at Madrone Art Bar in...

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Gay community, restaurateurs tussle over vacant bar space
Sep26

Gay community, restaurateurs tussle over vacant bar space

  By Marilyn Fernando The Guardsman The eerie and shuttered Eagle Tavern, once a hotbed of activity for some of San Francisco’s more alternative bar patrons, has established itself as an irreplaceable gay landmark and will soon reopen following months of protests and complaints. Gay owners Alex Montiel and Mike Leon renewed their liquor license in late August,  and expect to officially reopen the bar under a new name, The SF...

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