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Bringing SMC study abroad program back on board

Luana Kasahara
October 14, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Studying abroad can be a mixed experience for students who desire cultural adventures while working towards their education and nowadays most students cannot afford to take advantage of these benefits. The insufferable economy not only affects the Santa Monica College study abroad programs, but also...

Dream on

Samanta Kubon
October 12, 2011
Filed under News

California is once again blazing the trails. A bill signed on Saturday will allow the state’s undocumented students to apply for financial aid, scholarships and loans, thus opening the floodgates for discussion between supporters, and opponents across the nation. "Going to college is a dream...

Educational harmony

Vera Hughes, Opinion Editor
May 24, 2011
Filed under Opinion

There is a popular stereotype that Asians are academically oriented, very smart and usually at the top of their classes.  Hasn't everyone heard someone make a nerdy Asian joke at some point in his or her adolescence or teenaged years? But those jokes seem mostly to associate Asians with left-brained...

Students in Sacramento rally against proposed cuts

Moa Axelsson, Staff Writer
March 14, 2011
Filed under News

Approximately 20,000 students and faculty from California's community colleges gathered in Sacramento on March 14, to protest against proposed budget cuts that will not only increase student fees but also cut classes and eliminate several student services. "Education is a fundamental right. That is...

SMC takes it to the Capitol

D.J. Davids, Contributor
March 8, 2011
Filed under News

Schools across California are gearing up for the "March in March", a protest in the state's capitol in effort to prevent the proposed budget cuts of Governor Jerry Brown,which could drop Santa Monica College's budget by 20 percent. With the proposed cuts increases in tuition are guaranteed, and the...

Seems like education is always the first to go

Guiliana Dakdouk, Managing Editor
March 7, 2011
Filed under Opinion

The mantra "education is priceless" has been engraved in our minds practically since birth. Yet each year, the big wigs of California colleges sit around a table to arbitrarily determine a tuition fee that equates to the cost of our education. Meanwhile, be it via parents, work, federal aid, or loans,...