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Student advocates discuss the importance of services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 23, 2020

The California student Higher Education Advocacy Round Table (HEART) has gathered to call on and reach out to college and university leaders to action in areas of urgent need on April 22.  The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a result of an economic downturn and everyone has been affected by it to some degree. College students are facing countless repercussions, due to the fact t...

Community Colleges Chancellor updates students on COVID-19 changes

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 15, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a meeting via Zoom for student journalists on April 14 to discuss school updates and answer pending questions.  Alongside the chancellor was Director of Communications Paige Marlatt and Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado. Oakley briefly welcomed viewers and expressed gratitude toward all the community co...

Refunds for college students during the coronavirus pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, signed an executive order (2020-21), on March 20, that allows students attending any community college in California to withdraw from classes with an excused withdraw on their transcripts, as well as receive refunds for any classes dropped.   This order was put into place to ensure the safety and well-bei...

California Governor Gavin Newsom announces 2019-20 budget proposal

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

At the beginning of his first year as governor of California, Gavin Newsom proposed a 2019-20 $209 billion-dollar state budget named "California for All" to increase spending on various programs including education, housing, and healthcare. Newsom's budget proposal was announced to the legislature on Jan.10, and called for an increase in taxes to pay $13.6 billion of the...

Updated budget could bring higher fees

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

September 8, 2011

New fee hikes for next semester are in the budget that is currently under consideration, according to the listed budget on the California Community Colleges Web site. If California state shortfalls reach projected levels, California community college students may be facing fees of $46 a unit next semester if certain “triggers” occur. Additionally, there is authorization...

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