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Opinion: Duck and cover: College prepares for quake drill

Any day now. Seismologists suggest Californians are long overdue for a devastating “big one,” and Citrus College students and faculty must act fast to prepare for a high-magnitude earthquake. There will be a campuswide emergency practice drill on Oct. 19 here at Citrus. The San Andreas Fault is one of the most dangerous earthquake hotspots…

Opinion: The Last Rites of Spring: Xeriscape plans for Campus

Citrus College is about to spend $400,000 to plant drought tolerant xeriscape, California oak trees that will utilize synthetic turf and decomposed granite. However, the technique is highly controversial among plant scientists who say xeriscaping, also known as drought tolerant planting, is environmentally unsustainable. The method can deplete groundwater, destroy natural soils and contribute to…

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Opinion: Man Down: Surviving after War

My grandfather was just 18 when he enlisted into the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a young black man from Los Angeles who had just graduated high school and followed his best friend, who joined the Air Force. While my grandfather may have survived the war, around 90,220 of the men who went…