Economics

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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…

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Studying on an empty stomach

Food insecurity is a scary reality for some higher education students. The stigma surrounding food insecurity often makes it difficult to discover how many students are paying the price of choosing education over having enough money to eat. According to Feeding America, a non-profit organization of a nationwide network of food banks, an estimated that…

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Buying books without breaking the bank

If you are like many Citrus College students, this semester’s book buying has been put off. According to the National Association of College Stores, the average student will spend approximately $655 on textbooks per year so if you want to save money here are a couple of suggestions. One of the common alternatives to buying…

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Editorial: Fighting for a fair wage

Student employees are being financially mistreated at Citrus College. Around the United States, the slogan “Fight for $15” is rallying minimum wage workers from various industries to finally demand a living wage for their hard work. Citrus College students working minimum wage campus jobs need to join the fight, demanding reform on positional, annual and…

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Back to square one: Faculty force contracts back to negotiations

After long and contentious negotiations between district officials and the full-time faculty union, Citrus College teachers overwhelmingly voted March 25 to reject the tentative contract agreement. The Citrus Community College District contract proposal, which included a 4.8 percent raise and a reconfiguration in the overload payment schedule, was rejected by 68 percent of the voting…

15 community colleges to pilot four-year degree programs

By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer A pilot program will allow 15 California community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. With employers looking for more college-educated workers, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill No. 850 to fill the growing workforce demand. The law allows the Chancellor of the California community college system to choose 15…

Reeling in the middle class

By Katie Jolgen | Staff Writer State financial relief is in store for thousands of middle class students attending California’s public universities thanks to a new financial aid program aimed at families that earn an annual income of up to $150,000. Launched in the 2014-2015 school year, the Middle Class Scholarship made many of its…