Opinion

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…

Opinion: Dreamers and advocates can defer President Trump

Education advocates in Congress, as well as California’s higher education institutions can help the state lead a loyal opposition to some of President Donald Trump’s proposed executive actions and policies. This support can come to life through the promotion of equal education opportunities for students protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Public Policy…

Opinion: The international student experience

A few decades ago, the only students to come to the United States to study abroad were students that came from money. However, that has changed. Nowadays, students from various countries and economic backgrounds are able to come. There are rules international students must follow in order to study in America. Many of the rules…