Daily Archives: March 20, 2013

Transfer Center gears up for spring College Fair

Most Citrus College students are thinking of transferring to a four-year university after they finish their course work. That can mean a lot of research to find the right school for planned fields of study, prerequisites and cost. For convenience, and to help us succeed as students, Citrus College is holding a College Fair in…

3…2…1…The Rocket Owls blast off

Imagine being one of 35 student teams to compete in—yes!—rocket science. In a nationwide competition sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Citrus is the only California community college selected to participate in the University Student Launch Initiative, taking place Apr. 17. Six Rocket Owls accompanied by physics professor Lucia Riderer are scheduled to…

Teachers Talk: Denise Kaisler

AUTHOR’S NOTE: In this article, Denise Kaisler was previously referred to as an astrologist. Astrologists do not exist. Kaisler does. That change has been reflected here. My apologies. Denise Kaisler is a science nerd—and proud of it.   She’s also one of the cool ones. If you couldn’t tell from her spiked hair or celestial…

Former instructor takes over as dean

A professor of biology and faculty leader has been selected to serve Citrus College as dean of social and behavioral sciences. As of today, Dana Hester, 43, will assume her new responsibilities. Michael Hurtado, Ed. D., former dean of social and behavioral sciences retired in December 2012 after 47 years at Citrus College. Hester earned her…

“Half the Sky” holds up its half of the bargain

According to a Chinese proverb, women hold up half the sky. “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”, written by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, argues that women are the greatest untapped resource in the developing world. It also makes the bold argument the maternal health, domestic violence, sex…

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Raise wages; improve the economy

Individual consumers are buying less, class inequality is rising, and 12 million people are still unemployed. The problem is too few jobs and lousy wages. In his State of the Union address, on Feb. 12, 2013, President Barack Obama called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. “This…

Keep the minimum wage the same

Recently, President Barack Obama proposed in his Feb. 12 State of the Union Address raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9. This 24 percent pay increase will grab the attention of both working and non working citizens, but economists feel uneasy about this proposal—simply because it’s not a good idea. One essential…