Economics

Metro Line extension delayed beyond 2027

On March 5, 2016, the first phase of the Metro Gold Line was completed, which extended the station from Sierra Madre to Citrus College and Azusa Pacific University, with the second phase continuing the Metro Gold Line 12 miles east to Montclair. The Gold Line will now extend into San Bernardino County as it passes…

Influence of 50 cents: The rise of minimum wage

For some, a fifty-cent wage increase may not seem like much. For Citrus student employees, it makes all the difference. “Ten-fifty an hour is better than what we were getting paid last semester, which was ten dollars flat,” political science major Juan Soto said. At the beginning of the year, California made a statewide minimum…

Success rates high despite decrease

The recently released Student Success Scorecard revealed that the first-time Citrus College students in 2010-2011 had an overall completion rate of 50.5 percent. The rate decreased from the 2009-2010 first-time students’ overall completion rate of 52.9 percent. According to Lan Hao, Ph.D., director of institutional research, planning and effectiveness, a completion rate is a percentage…

Showcase fund request approved, with conflict

Citrus College art students will receive funding for a portfolio workshop where they can display their work to four-year colleges. The funding did not come without a fight, however. Over three meetings, a request for $251 to the ASCC student senate was rejected, revived, negotiated down and ultimately passed for the original amount. The initial…

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Say Yes to Tobacco Tax

Editorial Board   The Nov. 8 general election is quickly approaching. The election offers voters the opportunity to the chance to vote on propositions, such as the the $2 tax increase on tobacco.   This tax, Proposition 56, would increase the tax on tobacco and tobacco-related products like e-cigarettes. This would bring the tobacco tax…

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Long division: Perri’s contract extension increases divide between administration and classified staff

The Citrus College Board of Trustees has approved the extension of Superintendent/President Geraldine Perri’s contract an extra year through 2020. The one year extension comes at the dismay of the classified staff at Citrus. With the decision to extend Perri’s contract, the division between administration and classified staff continues to grow further apart. The long…

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Helping ‘angels’ get their wings

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived and the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education programs are encouraged students to “Adopt an Angel.” The sixth annual “Adopt an Angel” program allowed everyone on campus to come together and spread the holiday cheer with the children of the CARE & California…