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Shasta College Student Essay: Samantha Magaña – A Bleak Future

(Editor’s note: This is a Shasta College student essay, submitted for extra class credit as a letter to the editor.) As we all know, California is currently in the midst of a recession. This recession has forced funding cuts upon… Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essay: Christina Lopez – Churn Creek Mall

(Editor’s note: This is a Shasta College student essay, submitted for extra class credit as a letter to the editor.) Redding, CA comes across as a mellow, quiet type of town, however this is quickly changing. Redding is quickly growing… Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essay: Proposed Churn Creek Bottom Strip Mall is a Bad Idea

On August 1st 2011, Shasta county supervisors voted to approve the building of a strip mall in the lower Churn Creek bottom area near Interstate 5 and Knighton Rd. Under the proposed plan, a developer out of Idaho would be allowed to build a large strip mall on nutrient-rich farming land. Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essay: Where’s the Bacon?: Sky-High Unemployment and a New Opportunity

(Editor’s note: This is a Shasta College student essay, submitted for extra class credit as a letter to the editor.) It’s no secret that the United States’ fourteen digit national debt is looming over America’s citizens. With the recession in… Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essays: Churn Creek Bottom Mall

(Editor’s note: This is a Shasta College student essay that’s been submitted for extra credit as a letter to the editor.) Redding, California is home to an estimate of 177,223 people and has grown over the years (U.S Census Bureau).… Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essay: ‘Where Did You Get That?’

There are so many ways to give out your personal information and put it right into the hands of the wrong people. How many times have you entered your personal information into those pop-up adds for sweepstakes? Or how many… Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essay: Reforming in the Wrong Direction

Prisons around the United States are massively overpopulated, with some at the extreme of 200% overpopulation (Prison secretary). Prison systems are scrambling to stifle the conflict before the problem grows out of hand. Prison Town USA, or more formally known… Continue Reading

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Shasta College Student Essay by Rebekah Williams: Occupy Redding

On October 11, 2011, nearly 75 people gathered in front of Redding banks as part of the Redding Occupy Wall Street demonstration (Longoria). The demonstration, inspired by the national Occupy Wall Street movement, was organized by the local American Dream… Continue Reading

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Financial Aid: Help for All

When the word ‘college’ is brought up into a conversation the first thing any student thinks about is the cost and if they can afford it. No one should be denied the opportunity to go to college because they can’t… Continue Reading