Delta Beta Tau aims to expand on campus

Delta Beta Tau, a fraternity that practices buddhism, is teaching students patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom. It is the first Buddhist fraternity in the country to teach these principles. The fraternity started at San Diego State in September 2015 with eight students, but has grown to over 30 members. There is no recruitment process to join the organization. All students are welcome regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

City College honors armed service members at Veterans Day event

Associated Students Government President Laura Benavidez (center) led the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance during the Veterans Day event on Nov. 12. Photo credit: Katherine Salindayao-White Veterans and students came together on Nov. 10 to give recognition to veterans and military families. This is the second year Veterans Day has been celebrated through this ceremony at San Diego City College. “I am so grateful we had such a wonderful turn out. I mean I would have liked to have more people

Study Hours: A tale of a two-year transfer

As a senior in high school, counselors and teachers repeatedly tell you that you can easily transfer from community college to a university in two years. Sitting down at my first appointment with a City College counselor, I found that transferring in two years was not going to be that simple. My math and English placement scores weren’t deemed to be at a college level. I had a part-time job as a barista, and being a new college student, I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with classes. While co

VAMP showcase to explore ‘The Other Side’

The VAMP (Visual/Audio Monologue Performance) showcase returns for its fourth semester at City College. It will be held on Oct. 15 at the San Diego Central Library. Students can turn in a three to eight page non-fictional story that they can preform if chosen. The theme this semester is “The Other Side” and must be submitted by Sept. 9. There are about 100-200 students who submit every semester according to Patricia McGhee. Once nine students are chosen they go through a process where work sho

A new business pathway

Students who want to pursue a job in office work can now earn a Business Information Worker (BIW) certificate in two semesters that provides extensive office skills for enrolled students. Starting next semester all required classes will be offered at San Diego City College. Every class is an eight week period split into two semesters. This certificate is offered through the Computer Business Technology department in order to help students gain the experience they need to when looking for a job

New manager on the dial

New KSDS Station Manager Ken Poston takes notes and fills out paperwork as he sits in his art-adorned office in the L building on Sept. 14, completing just one of many duties he has as the station’s new manager. Photo credit: Katherine Salindayao-White San Diego’s KSDS FM Jazz 88.3 FM radio station at San Diego City College recently welcomed Ken Poston as the new general manager this fall. Poston, who grew up in Kansas, pursued his passion for music at the University of Kansas through a musi

Mental Health Counseling Center receives $272,000 grant

The Garret Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant will fund students suffering with mental illness. This includes helping the prevention of suicide and providing treatment. Garrett Lee Smith committed suicide in 2003 the day before his 22nd birthday. Although this was tragic for Garret’s father Gordon H. Smith, he wanted something positive to come out of the situation. In October 2004 the Garret Lee Smith Memorial Act became the first legislation to fund youth suicide prevention programs. “I thin

Book Fair celebrates 10 years

The City College Book Fair, an event that showcases literature, arts and music at San Diego City College, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Oct. 13-16. City College celebrates its diversity during this four-day event by promoting growth in the college community for all writers, artists and musicians.English Professor Virginia Escalante is the project director for City College’s Book Fair. “It is a miracle that we have survived,” Escalante said via email. “We previously had a very healthy bud

Caught in a sweet web

Halloween calls for spooky sweets. Chocolate peanut butter spider cookies are a festive cute dessert that can be a crowd pleaser or even just a chance to chow down on a sweet snack. The creamy peanut butter cookie base is topped off with chocolate drizzle and finished with a chocolate truffle so this dessert will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This is an easy three-ingredient cookie recipe with three fun toppings for decorating and serves six people. 2. Combine the peanut butter, white s

Student Eats: Samba cuisine misses the beat

The croissant with Brasilia filling comes with a small side salad and pairs perfectly with Samba's fresh and made-to-order pineapple juice. Photo credit: Katherine Salindayao-White A new, affordable Brazilian cuisine restaurant with personalized options opened on July 7. Located on 819 C St., Samba is right next to the City College trolley stop. The owners of Samba, Juliano Colasana and Guilherme Almeida, are motivated to establish the most authentic Brazilian restaurant in San Diego, providin

VAMP performers reveal ‘the other side’

There was a full house Oct. 15 at the San Diego Central Library where student finalists performed for VAMP — the Visual/Audio Monologue Performance. Not only did the seats fill up quickly, but there were also students sitting on the floor across the library in order to see these students perform their monologues.The nine performers at VAMP were Itzahana Torres, Shahad Kadhim, Issa Cummings, Andrew Powers, Nay Htoo, Joanie Lopez, Shelby McQuown, Christopher Kennison and Brandy De Batte. “The tu

City’s undead will rise from the stage

After its off-Broadway run, “Zombie Prom” was made into a movie in2006 starring RuPaul as Mrs. Strict, Candice Nicole as Toffee and Darren Robertson as Jonny (pictured above). ZombiePromTheMovie.com San Diego City College’s theater department will perform “Zombie Prom” at the Saville Theatre as the fall semester musical production starting Oct. 30. “It is filled with laughter, great music, fabulous performances, and the perfect way to spend Halloween,” June Richards, “Zombie Prom” director and