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A misunderstanding blown out of proportions

Briana Hicks and Monique Nethington

September 22, 2015


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It is safe to say that everyone already heard about the boy who attended a public high school in Irving, Texas and got arrested for building a clock. Fortunately, it wasn’t a bomb like people thought. Ahmed Mohammed built a digital clock out of a pencil case. He brought it to school to impre...

All students need to grin and bear this unit fee increase

Jim Brannon

April 3, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Students at Cerritos College have been receiving education on the cheap for years, but that's all about to change. An increase in fees by $10 per unit this July will result in just $120 more for the average community college student, but that small increase may help alleviate the huge deficit that Cali...

Golden goodbyes for teachers

March 21, 2011


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Cerritos College needs substantial change if it is going to survive in this gloomy economic climate and the newly proposed retirement incentive program, the Golden Handshake, might provide a silver lining to these financial storm clouds. The school is struggling to continue providing good service w...

Fund nothing, cut everything

Jimmy Edwards-Turner

March 12, 2011


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Summer school is taking another blow at the chopping block this June, and who could honestly be surprised? The school doesn't have enough money to continue administering its services efficiently, as well as provide award-winning programs, such as culinary arts.   Decisions have to be made about which limb ...

No sense in aborting the parenthood plan

February 26, 2011


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With the government trying to cut spending, Planned Parenthood is looking like the next program to get the ax. The recent House decision to cut funding to PP will not only add to our deficit, but it will be signing a death warrant for the nearly five million people who use PP's services, according to the PP...

Drop the 40 oz, stow the blunt and get focused

Jimmy Edwards-Turner

February 13, 2011


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This isn't high school anymore. College students have more freedom and, as such, need to be more responsible with that freedom. Many of us might remember smoking a joint or pounding a tall can before first period just to get through the mandatory drudgery of class. If you didn't get inebriated, then yo...

HigherOne dealing low blows to students

January 11, 2011


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 In our society, finding money is quite possibly one of the biggest challenges for the modern-day college student. That being said, the ideal solution for students' financial woes becomes none other than financial aid. Financial aid is meant to assist the student with surviving in the college e...

Put a cap on unit shopping

Put a cap on unit shopping

December 7, 2009


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Having trouble registering for next semester's classes? You're not alone. President Linda Lacey has proposed a new plan that would cap the amount of units a student could sign up for at one time. This plan, with some minor changes, would have a positive impact on registering for classes by allowing mo...

Student voice should be heard

Student voice should be heard

November 16, 2009


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The exclusion of the ASCC-appointed student in the full-time faculty employment selection committee has emerged a lot of doubt in whether or not Cerritos College is committed to its mission statement and is instead determined to silence the student voice.Human resources prepared a draft of the full-...

Homosexual hate crime law long overdue

Homosexual hate crime law long overdue

October 31, 2009


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It's been 41 years since legislation was passed that made it a federal crime to target individuals because of their race, religion or national origin.It's now been a week since the Matthew Shepard Act was signed by President Barack Obama, extending hate-crimes protections to homosexuals and transgend...

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