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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…

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Why Pay Thousands of Dollars Instead of 48?

Access to higher education should be a right, not a privilege. Giving everyone an equal opportunity to receive an education betters the quality of our nation. To have a healthy democracy requires a well-informed public. If we want to continue evolving as a country and state, more people should be educated and this can only…

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…