The biggest movie theater chain, AMC, has recently announced their new program “sightline” which will create new pricing tiers for theater seats. The program will include three tiers with seats closest to the screen being value seats and seats in the middle being preferred seating. While this new system is still in its early development, it has already begun being implemented in the country. Many are questioning the motivation of AMC to make their product more exclusive when the company is still trying to financially …
Outrage seems to be a good approach to anything these days. Outrage over politics, outrage over social injustice, outrage via Twitter, outrage everywhere one can. The most damaging aspect of this approach – beside the obvious fact that people make exceptionally poor decisions when irate – is that when outrage surrounds an issue, there comes with the outrage a false equivalence. The unwary spectator can easily be misled into believing there is actually something to be outraged about.
New zero-cost textbook classes minimize educational barriers
Recently, Pasadena City College took action to create an easier way for students to take classes without the need of purchasing expensive textbooks. Beginning during the Winter 2018 intersession, students are able to search the course catalog for classes that only use zero-cost textbooks. This applies to not only traditional classes, but also online classes. These classes will utilize only open educational resources (OER) available for free online. The initiative is part of the College Textbook Affordability Act that was passed back in 2015 by …
Mother Nature is pissed off
There’s a party in the USA and hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and heat waves are all invited.
FAFSA filers to manually apply until next fall
The online tool students use to automatically upload family income data already filed with the government will be up running again by the opening of the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) cycle starting on Oct.1.
Trumpcare raises the grave
Donald Trump continues to show that he really does not care about the people who voted for him.
OP-ED: Illegal immigrants shouldn’t get state money that citizens can’t get
If illegal immigrants don’t qualify for financial aid, why is it OK for California to give $5 million in state money for them to attend California colleges? The answer is it’s not OK. Not when there are so many students who were born here, or immigrants who actually came here legally, who are struggling to pay for college.
Low enrollment puts some Prop. 30 funds in jeopardy
Campus officials warned on Jan. 31 that the school may be short of the enrollment count to qualify for all the $6.7 million Proposition 30 money.