Journalism Association of Community College’s (JACC) was forced to cancel their 2020 State Convention that was scheduled on Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, at the Los Angeles Marriott, in Burbank, CA., due to the nation’s shelter in place order. However, awards were still addressed to victors such as Janeth R. Sanchez, Chaira Di Martino, and Meyer Gorelick.
City College’s administration plans to eliminate more classes from its course catalog, even after the “Midnight Masscare.” English as a Second Language and Older Adults Learning courses are being decimated one by one. The Higher Education Action Team (HEAT) held a caravan protest to combat the grim decisions made by the administration.
The ASC has moved their election online due to the “shelter-in-place” order, but still faces some difficulties, nevertheless, the election pulled through with promising winners.
City College students are suffering from a higher rate of food insecurity due to San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. To solve these issues, student advocacy group Students Making a Change is distributing Safeway gift cards in conjunction with nonprofit Mother’s Against Poverty to students across campus.
Diego Gomez, also known as DesignNurd, fights against the deescalation of our economy by hosting live drag shows via Facebook Live Streaming to support his income. However, due to City College closing their doors to students and faculty the future of his teaching profession remains uncertain.
City College was forced to close its doors to students due to San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s call of a state of emergency regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak which is infecting nations on a global scale. The college suspended face-to-face classes, on-campus resources, events, and will transition certain classes to being available online. However, students and faculty have raised concerns over this new plan of action.
Chris Butler, vice president of Inter Club Council and City College’s Associated Students hosted the college’s annual Unity Day on Feb. 26. Clubs from all walks of life came together to raise awareness, visibility, and admission. Free food was also provided for any student, who filled out a club survey.
City College’s African American Studies Department [AFAM] celebrates being rooted at the college for 50 years. However, behind the celebration lies plights for AFAM. Will AFAM see another tomorrow, or will the department be consolidated like its sister departments in neighboring colleges?
n celebration of Black History Month, the de Young Museum is offering an exhibition titled, “Soul of a Nation : Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983,” and is available to the public til March 15, 2020. The exhibition highlights issues of race and segregation during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Artwork from artists include Tonya Lewis, Spike Lee, David Hammon, and Charles White to name a few.
City College’s family-owned and operated restaurant, The Lunch Box, was robbed and vandalized at around 10pm on Feb. 12. Campus police contacted owner, Danny Chin, 73, in his sleep to inform him of the break in. However, this would not be the first robbery for Chin and his restaurant.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovations, one of City College’s newest programs continues to produce blossoming entrepreneurs such as Kevin Posadas, 24, owner of GreenWayv LLC. GreenWayv LLC, is an eco-friendly environmentalist company catering to the northern peninsula and provides at-home pickup for reimbursable recyclable materials.
City College hosted its first every toy camera photography gallery at City College’s Gallery Obscura on Jan. 29. The exhibition titled, “Through a Plastic Lens,” is located on Ocean Campus’s Visual Arts Building, in room 160, and included photographs from Professor Stephanie Williamson’s plastic camera class. Williamson also taught students how to pay attention to movements within their camera and how the art of photography has the power to change lives.