Daily Archives: December 3, 2014

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Five worthy album of 2014

By Macy Olivas | Staff Writer Although only one album has gone platinum so far this year, 2014 proved to be a fruitful year for underground music. Five albums, surfacing from diverse genres and artists frequenting college radio, deserve more recognition. Against Me!- “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” Against Me! released their sixth studio album this year…

15 community colleges to pilot four-year degree programs

By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer A pilot program will allow 15 California community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. With employers looking for more college-educated workers, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill No. 850 to fill the growing workforce demand. The law allows the Chancellor of the California community college system to choose 15…

It’s free money- don’t miss out

Students can no longer afford to offer the excuse that they do not qualify for any form of financial aid. College is expensive. Students everywhere dread the thought that once they graduate from a four-year institution, they may drown in the depth of their student loans. Nationwide in 2013, seven in 10 seniors graduated from…

Imprisoned by tuition

Rather than forcing universities to pickpocket its students by raising tuition, the state should use taxpayers’ dollars to fund universities with the money these institutions need. State funding for the UC plummeted by 25 percent during the recession, which resulted in the UC receiving $460 million less state funding this year than it did in…

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Ending net neutrality could become a reality

Net neutrality should be protected because it preserves our right to communicate swiftly online. More than 2 billion people use the Internet worldwide and 70 percent of those individuals access it daily. The Internet not only provides society with entertainment sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, but also delivers outlets for free speech and…

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CK Café blossoms

CK’s is well known for their blossoming flower tea. A popular flavor is peach and lily with honey. (Macy Olivas/Clarion) By Macy Olivas | Staff Writer About fifteen minutes east of Citrus in the charming city of Claremont, college students frequent local shops, restaurants and cafes. One small business in particular, CK Café, is the…

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Letter from the Editor

  By Cameron Wisdom | Editor-in-Chief The events and aftermath that surround the polarizing shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson have not only divided the residents of Ferguson, Mo. but also Americans across the country. In this situation in particular, there has been a significant movement to paint the unfortunate…

Street harassment: hit the road jack

By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer Catcalling, whistles. Being told to smile. Some men think such comments are completely harmless. They walk past a woman and tell her she looks pretty today, and then when she ignores them, they ask why she won’t talk to them. These men do in fact know exactly what they…

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Think before it’s too late

By Careesa Campbell | News Editor When the time came for me to apply to transfer to universities, I felt unprepared and disappointed in myself to say the least. Yes, my 3.91 GPA was great. But I did not have volunteer hours. I had only been involved in one extracurricular activity. I had not attended…