COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

The Vanguard

The College’s student newspaper, The Vanguard, gives you experience reporting on events and programs, conducting interviews, and writing and editing stories.

Available Paid Student Management Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Business and Website Manager
  • Managing Editors (two positions)

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in writing for The Vanguard stop by their office located in the Student Leadership & Involvement Center, S1-12.

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Latest Stories

The Prebspytarian Historical Society explains their partnership with the college

Publish Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:09pm
Author: Abdullah Pullin

The Presbyterian Historical Society plans to open its archives to the public, especially for use by CCP students. Since 2018, PHS has been partnered with the College to create collaborative research projects, introducing CCP students to artifacts going as far back as the 1400s, and opening its archives helps students with additional and exact research on their projects.“We exist to document the history of Presbyterian Churches, but the use of these materials is not specific to Presbyterians,” says Fred Tangeman, the director of Communications and Marketing at PHS. Along with information on churches, the archive holds stories of American history, specifically in Philadelphia. “The point of our project is to find a second use for these items.” This is helpful to classes that look at different facets of American history, but is also helpful in creative writing and fiction writing. Several students have been inspired enough by the venue and its artifacts to create art centered around... more

Lost: Leaf Vol 1

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Deandre Underwood

February Crossword Solution: Name That Black Figure!

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Bree Brown

CCP Remembers Kobe Bryant

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Brandan Thomas and Semaj Fisher

January 26, 2020, what began as a normal day only ended in utter despair. At about 12:45pm eastern standard time the world stopped on its axis, frozen and shaken to its core. Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash. Kobe Bryant was accompanied by his daughter Gianna Bryant, John Altobelli, Kerri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Peyton Chester, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan. The group of nine was on its way to the Mamba Sports Academy for a game in which Kobe and Christina were to coach, and teenagers Gianna, Peyton, and Alyssa were to play. The group would never make it to their destination; The helicopter would make a “climbing left turn” before fatally falling in the Calabasas hills, killing all nine.  As a tribute to Kobe I took the liberty in asking people on campus what type of impact Kobe Bryant had on their life, their favorite Kobe moments their reaction to his passing.

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Annual Book Fair Continues to Fuel the Joy of Reading.

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Bree Brown

Growing up Black in America has a specific narrative of crime and violence. This narrative is constantly reinforced by our movies and television, showing black men to be criminals and black women as objects to be used and thrown away. Children are often not presented with positive versions of this story. For almost three decades, The Annual African American Children’s Book Fair has been providing children with that image. 

Walking onto campus on a Saturday is usually  uneventful, often there are only a few people sleepily heading to class. That was not so on February 1st as families eagerly head to CCP’s gymnasium from all corners of the campus. Children big and small, with smiles across their faces, have discovered the joy of reading and want to make it there before the good stuff’s gone! 

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Remembering Troy Bundy

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Abdullah Pullin

It is with a heavy heart to share that Troy Bundy has passed away. Bundy did the most for the student body, including mentor at the college’s Center for Male Engagement, served twice as president of the Student Government Association, and made an emotional speech at the College’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony. Bundy had also made many achievements putting his name on the map at CCP. He was a member of the 2018 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a recipient of the Whyatt Mondesire Community Impact Scholarship and the first CCP student to do dual enrollment at Rutgers University: Camden Campus. While Bundy is gone, he will not be forgotten by his friends and family on campus in the future.

    “In my new life, I work extra hard for the positive reward of helping others,” Bundy says on his profile on the Student Success Stories page on CCP.edu. Even out of all of his accomplishments, one student said that it was strange that Bundy “didn’t consider... more

A Writer Writing About Writers: Beacon of Hope

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Michael Angelo Smith

Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, opens 2020 with an empowering vision. The city’s epithet, “The City of Brotherly Love,” has been changed—for the year— to “The City of Sisterly Love,” a resolution introduced by Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore-Richardson, per the associated press at The Philadelphia Inquirer, in a ceremonial celebration of the 19th Amendment. This could be a pivotal statement from the city defined as the birthplace of the nation, if it were implemented as a change without the limitation. My daughter, who is a little over one year into life, could witness this change and recognize it as a marker of lasting progressive advancement. Wouldn’t a statement like that from the city that started it all echo through the nation?

 “We are proud that our city now joins thirty-one major American cities with women’s commissions including New York,... more

Jam & Jelly Submissions: Monsters are real

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Nyla Moody

Nyla Moody is a senior in high school who wants to major in creative writing when she goes to college which is. She has won great attendance awards and a most improved student award at her high school The Workshop School. Her main focus for writing is to inspire people who are too shy to speak for themselves to speak

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Outside The Paint With Amir Woods

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Brandan Thomas

I got the chance to interview CCP’s starting point guard. Amir Woods sees himself as a leader on and off the floor. We discussed a variety of different topics, from what made him want to be a basketball player, to the reasons behind the Lions outstanding success this season. He is a pretty cool guy so I thought I would share with you a chance to get to know him a 5’10 guard from West Philadelphia, wearing number two, Amir Woods!

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Changing the College Experience: Guided Pathways

Publish Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm
Author: Abdullah Pullin

After years of guiding the student body on the right path to their bachelor’s and beyond, the Community College of Philadelphia has introduced a way to keep those students on that path. The experience of being students is exciting but can be stressful when on their own. Without any direction, a student can find themself in academic and financial purgatory; taking classes they do not need; spending another year at the college and more money. A process not ideal for a student, especially at a community college. 

CCP has introduced a strategy that many colleges around the nation have followed, guided pathways. “Finding areas in which support services can reinforce classroom engagement requires time and a collaborative spirit between faculty, academic support services, counselors and advisors,” says Donald Guy Generals, president of CCP. Many students do not realize that the connections that are made on campus and throughout their educational careers are part of what moves them... more

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