Articles by Katie Jolgren


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…

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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‘Christmas Is…’ a holiday wonderland

The student cast of this year’s “Christmas Is” production takes the audience on an holiday journey through the Kingdom of Sweets. (Pat Cordova-Goff/Clarion) By Vanessa Maldonado & Pat Cordova-Goff | Staff Writers This year’s “Christmas Is…” play begins in the North Pole with Mr. and Mrs. Claus welcoming guests from all over the world, including…

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What lies beneath

California officials have released the finalized map of the Sierra Madre fault zone and estimated fault lines. The estimated fault line goes under the 1,400-seat Haugh Performing Arts Center, which was built more that 40 years ago. (Evan Solano/Clarion) State geologists have redrawn the earthquake fault maps for Los Angeles County, placing Citrus College directly…

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…

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‘Little Shop’ to deliver big laughs and few scares

Audrey II is the “star” of the hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” The people-eating Venus flytrap belongs to plant shop employee, Seymour Krelborn. (Photo illustration by: Evan Solano/Clarion) By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer There is no better way to spend Halloween night than by watching a campy, gore-filled musical about a flesh-eating plant…