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EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Lance Black speaks directly to PCC students

Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black responds to having his invitation rescinded as PCC’s 2014 commencement speaker due to a 2009 sex “scandal.” Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: The McCollege of Pasadena

Community colleges throughout the nation seem to be teaching their students on the cheap. And is it in the best interest of the student to be taught almost 60 percent of their community college education by part-time professors? Probably not, but that is the reality. Continue reading

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OP-ED: So Cal shouldn’t be pilot for VMT tax

The Southern California Association of Governments recently passed a resolution asking Congress to replace the federal gasoline tax — which is 18.5 cents a gallon and hasn’t been raised in more than 20 years — with a Vehicle Miles Traveled … Continue reading

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OP-ED: to eat or not to eat

State lawmakers in Connecticut took notice on April 7 after the University of Connecticut’s talented guard, Shabazz Napier, made an unusual statement in his post-game interview.  Napier, who led the Huskies to victory in the NCAA championship game, told reporters … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Metro fare hike hurts those most dependent

If you depend on the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to commute to school or work, your pockets may see a little less change with the MTA’s recent fare increase proposal. Continue reading

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OP-ED: If you want a cheap ride to school, you’ll have to pay for it

In August 2010, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (GLCA) made a landmark decision to open a bid to a public/private investment in the extension of the Gold Line rail to Azusa. This new hybrid business model allowed private contractors to work with a public entity on a major transportation system – one that would cost well over $450 million. Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: The Forgotten Students

Has the faculty leadership done enough to help bridge the gap between themselves and the administration? Continue reading

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OP-ED: Transgender suicide attempts are shockingly high

We as a society must find a better way to reach out to our transgender citizens. Transgender people already deal with societal discrimination and dismissal from family members based on their gender identities, but apparently they must also deal with suicide. The largest study of transgender people to date was recently released with shocking numbers. Continue reading

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OP-ED: No need to ban animal testing

It is impossible to argue that animal testing is 100 percent flawless. It only takes a few clicks on any internet search engine to find proof that animals are mistreated every day. However, completely banning animal testing is not the way to go. Effective testing is definitely possible without inflicting harm on the subjects. Continue reading

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OP-ED: Animal testing is cruel and unnecessary

Animal testing is not just morally wrong; it’s cruel.

If people offer themselves up as test subjects, it’s a choice and can easily be undone by walking away. But an animal doesn’t have that freedom to walk away if the results are uncomfortable or unbearable for them. Continue reading

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