Editorials

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EDITORIAL: Transferring: Conquering fear of unknown

Students must overcome fear of transferring to a four-year university. Transferring to a four-year can be stressful, exhausting and downright scary. Spring semester is about halfway done and many students are preparing to make the change. Top fears most students face when transferring are financial troubles, transferable classes and making the wrong decision on what…

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EDITORIAL: Citrus Guardian app vital for safety

Students, staff, administrators and faculty need to download the Citrus Guardian App. With recent school shootings and terrorist attacks, we should no longer maintain the idea that “it can’t happen here.” At Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, a student shot and killed nine victims on Oct. 1, 2015. Even closer to home, a gunman…

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EDITORIAL: Free money for the taking

  (Megan Bender/Clarion)   The Citrus College scholarship application window is officially open and students should be putting their name in the hat to receive one. While there is still time to get the process started and finished, the window to apply will be closed at midnight April 6. Don’t let the only window to…

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EDITORIAL: Agency too harsh on Higher Education

(Emily Hermosillo/Clarion/Logos) Colleges throughout the state are required to ensure students receive quality education– quality that is monitored by a supervisory agency that desperately needs to be replaced. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges is the governing entity regulating accreditation of colleges in the western region of the U.S. As reported in the…

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EDITORIAL: Support bill to develop mental health help

We support a newly proposed bill that would fund mental health programs in California community colleges. AB 2017, proposed Feb. 16 by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, would give additional funding to programs under the 2004 Mental Health Services Act. This bill is necessary to fully develop the MHSA, the underfunded roadmap for mental health in California….

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Editorial: See something, say something

Sexual harassment happens too often at public institutions and anyone dealing with sexual harassment on or off campus needs to know one thing: It is not your fault. Please find the courage to come forward with any information if you have witnessed or fallen victim to any type of sexual harassment. On Jan. 27, Citrus…

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Editorial: STUDENTS SHOULD STUDY ABROAD

Despite any fears students may have, they should attempt to study abroad. Citrus College has hosted previous study abroad programs in places such as Austria, Italy and Spain. This semester, a group of students have traveled to London, England to study. A Costa Rica trip is scheduled for winter 2016, and a Spain trip is…