Tag Archives: Colleges

Today: Mission youth will march toward a college education

Over 500 students and their families are expected to march through the Mission District today to declare their commitment to gaining a college education. The annual March to College will begin at 3 p.m. at Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 at 3351 23rd St. From there, the march will snake along Mission Street and down 20th Street to John O’Connell High School at 2355...

CCSF Students, Faculty Push Back on Accreditation Troubles

Faculty, staff, and students at the City College of San Francisco held a press conference on Wednesday to outline their concerns following the college’s years-old accreditation battle, which has damaged the college’s enrollment, school officials say. “If you think it’s hyperbole to say it’s a crime scene, it’s not,” said Tim Killikelly, president of the faculty union. Since 2012, the city college has experienced...

City College Students, Faculty Demand Fair Wages in Day-Long Strike

Some 25 teachers and students gathered on Wednesday morning at the Mission District Campus of City College to denounce unfair labor practices at the community college stemming from low wages paid to teachers. The chants of students and faculty members could be heard down the block from the Valencia Street campus, as protesters attempted to enter the campus but found...

Owner of Valencia Building at Odds With Tenants

Three times in the last 18 years, Edwin Ortiz, 48, has survived the threat of eviction from his rent-controlled studio at 739 Valencia St. Once again he hopes to prevail as restaurateur Jack Knowles threatens to evict him and two other tenants using the Ellis Act, a state law that allows landlords to take rental units off the market. To do...

Crossing Another Frontier, This Time to College

At just 15 years old, Raul’s world seemed on the verge of collapse. His older brother had died of a brain tumor. His friends were getting caught up in trouble. He knew he would too. To survive, he decided to leave that all behind, and the teenager traveled, alone, from Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, to a place where...

Mission High School Students College Bound

By SHALWAH EVANS Biodynamics and psychology are at the top of the list for Cedric Bowser, who, like many of his peers, plans to attend college after graduating from Mission High School in San Francisco. “I thought about Tuskegee, but it’s too hot. Climate is a big issue for me. I can’t take a certain amount of heat,” he says....