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Class Pass not meeting expectations

In spite of having a class pass that allows psychology major Nicholas Passarini to ride the bus for free, he has run into some issues boarding the bus. Passarini relies on the Citrus College Class Pass provided through the school and Foothill Transit. This pass allows Citrus students to ride specific bus lines for free…

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…