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Worth the weight

It’s not easy to transition from the comforting world of high school into the do-it-yourself world of higher education. It’s no longer enough just to wake up every morning and attend class. With new independence come constant worries about money, parking and staying healthy.

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Black History lesson

February marks the celebration of Black History Month: a month that spotlights the accomplishments of both famous and unsung black Americans throughout our history.

Black Americans who are typically recognized for their achievements include abolitionist Harriet Tubman, civil-rights activist Rosa Parks, civil-rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Martin Luther King Jr. and now our 44th president, Barack Obama.
Yet, there are those individuals who are not widely known: Ralph Bunche was the first black American to win a Nobel Prize, Hattie McDaniel, the first black American to win an Academy Award, Gwendolyn Brooks, first black American to win a Pulitzer Prize and Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first black American senator.

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Learn while volunteering

For students in certain social and behavioral science courses, City College offers service-learning classes in addition to its normal array of courses, that allow students to fulfill many transfer requirements and provide a record of community service to universities, scholarship panels and future employers.

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Access Denied?

City College has gone a long way toward building accessibility for the disabled into the campus—there appears to be no classroom you can’t access if you use a wheelchair.