Opinion

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Sustainability is group effort

For Citrus College, the immense task of thinking about forever has been outsourced to a group of people called the Sustainability Committee. On Aug. 17 the committee released an update on their report as part of the Strategic Education Plan. I learned nothing about sustainability from this. Of course, the report wasn’t meant for me….

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OPINION: Academic failure now comes at higher cost

Students who have fallen below a  2.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters or have not completed at least 50 percent of course work will lose their California Board of Governor’s fee waiver. California tax payers will not pay for shortcomings any longer. The changes in funding regulations, which were introduced earlier this year, will take…

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OPINION: Equal pay for women far overdue

Every person deserves equal pay for the  quality of her or his work and determination. We have come a long way with technology, discrimination and diplomacy, but we have not come far enough. April 12 marked the 20th Equal Pay Day, and yet we still can’t figure out how to pay women the same amount…

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An archangel’s farewell – Kobe Bryant

Photo: Los Angeles Times Kobe Bryant etched his name among the stars on April 13, a personified legend whose reach has transcended the boundaries of a hardwood basketball court and into the hearts of an endearing fanbase for two decades. In what marks the single greatest scoring outburst in basketball sports history – Bryant has closed…

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Thank you, Kobe Bryant

John Michaelides and a Kobe Bryant impersonator at the Staples Center April 13 for the NBA star’s final game. Bryant scored 60 points for the game and outscored the Utah Jazz by the fourth quarter. Dear Kobe Bryant, Watching you compete the past 20 seasons has been a blessing. You are the reason I aspire…

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Kobe farewell treats fans with vintage performance

Photo: Forbes The energy in the city of Los Angeles has been palpable leading up to Kobe Bryant’s final game of his illustrious career. The fan base that watched him grow from a cocky, often-hated teenager to a five-time world champion who is arguably the best player to play the game, bid him adieu April…

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OPINION: Church and State, an American tradition in elections

(Emily Hermosillo/Clarion/Logos) The separation of church and state has been embedded in our Constitution throughout our nation’s history. But few would argue that there wasn’t some influence from Christianity during the founding of our nation. To this day, the relationship between religion and politics is a topic of discussion when it comes to presidential campaigns….

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Opinion: Be vigilant, be open.

  Photo from the Los Angeles Times (Yorick Jansens / AFP/Getty Images)   We must not turn away from the news. Two explosions occurred in Brussels Airport just before 8 a.m. on March 22, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek Metro Station, an area in the heart of Brussels surrounded by international embassies. The death count has risen…