Team ready to spike competition
Sep06

Team ready to spike competition

By Alexander Tidd: The squeaking of athletic shoes, the sound of leather smacking the court and the motivated grunts and cheers of dedicated competitors all contribute to a roar in City College’s gymnasium that can only mean one thing: the Rams volleyball team is back in action and ready to bump, set and spike their way to the top of the standings. The team has been working all summer to fine-tune their game to the pinnacle for this...

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Star player realizes diamond dream  Left-handed shortstop boosts image of program
May14

Star player realizes diamond dream Left-handed shortstop boosts image of program

By Dan Harrington The Guardsman To some degree, assembling a team in any sport is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Coaches must understand the characteristics of the players and forecast how the players will work as a unit. For the City College softball team, the unique piece of the 2013 puzzle came in the form of a left-handed shortstop, a rarity on the diamond. The placement of Cristina Menjivar at the critical position made...

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Theater review: Jesus Christ Superstar: Inspired retelling pops on stage
May06

Theater review: Jesus Christ Superstar: Inspired retelling pops on stage

By Alex Reyes The Guardsman The revolutionary spirit of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” was on full and glorious display on Opening Night April 19 at Diego Rivera Theatre on Ocean campus. The Theatre Arts and Music Departments’ ambitious production features an energetic  performing cast of 33, a 12-piece orchestra and a strong production staff which includes six insanely inspired costume crew members. From the time it first...

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Basketball player has the ‘Wright’ stuff
Apr24

Basketball player has the ‘Wright’ stuff

With a brother in the NBA, star guard is ready for the next level By Ivan Huang and Zack Tobita The Guardsman   Sibling rivalry sometimes starts before the second child is even born, and continues as kids develop and compete for everything from toys to attention. After leading City College to its first undefeated regular season, sophomore Delon Wright rivals his older brother, whose day job just happens to be playing for the...

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Softball: Improbable comeback validates season
Apr24

Softball: Improbable comeback validates season

By Dan Harrington The Guardsman The Rams home finale April 16 against Chabot College featured great defense and crafty pitching from start to finish. City’s 4-3 win required a comeback from the biggest deficit of the warm afternoon, and the Rams did it in stunning fashion. Rams pitcher Alexis Cortez and her counterpart, Katie Burdick of Chabot, kept hitters off balance most of the afternoon. It appeared Burdick might get the better of...

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