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Where are the recycling bins?

Citrus College recycles paper, cardboard, batteries, uorescent lamp tubes, used motor oil, printer and copier toner cartridges. Yet after students nish their drinks from vending machines, there are no recycling bins for them to throw their bottles. Throughout the day, the trash cans become filled to the brim with plastic bottles, one of the worst…

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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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…