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


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


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


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


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


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


Bethel Church & The Redding Convention Center: A Match Made in Heaven?

In the midst of a failing economy, the City of Redding has struggled to keep the Convention Center open.  This year, the City developed a controversial solution to keep the doors open by proposing a lease deal with Bethel Church. … Continue Reading

State Tuition on the Rise Again

Matt Pratt, a student who attends Shasta College, wants to transfer to Chico State University next year. The problem is there is a rise in tuition by 10% or $222 per semester tuition. Increasing the tuition by 10% it will… Continue Reading