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We learn on the same playing field

Although four-year schools get all the media hype, many high school graduates head right into a two-year institution. People often think that students go to a community college because a four-year school did not accept them or they aren’t driven to succeed. This is wrong. A year or two in community college may be necessary…

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Puff, puff, pass Proposition 64

Election Day is Nov. 8 and Citrus students will have an opportunity to vote on many different propositions, especially Proposition 64, the legalization of recreational marijuana use. Proposition 64 deserves a yes vote this Election Day, so get out and go vote. If Proposition 64 passes with enough yes votes it will no longer be…

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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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Clinton sets presidential precedent

Despite the outcome of the Nov. 8 election, this presidential race marks a significant milestone for women. Hillary Clinton has opened the door for little girls, sisters, daughters, aunts, mothers, and grandmothers to add another possibility to their list of aspirations: President of the United States. In 2008, Clinton made a speech at the National…

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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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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…