Without the privilege of stability

Community-less College

UC Berkeley transfer student Begonia Herbert was only five years old when her mother left because of her father’s physical abuse, setting a haunting precedent of familial strife.
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Looking for a sign: The perks of community college

Community-less College

I stared intently, mesmerized by the infinitely repeating loop. Evergreen Valley, Foothill, De Anza, San Jose City — the names of local community colleges continuously flashed in red-lit font across the canvas of the LED sign normally used for banal announcements. My friend and I had been casually laying in
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Transferring is inherently political

Community-less College

Two years ago, I cried on the steps of De Anza College. I felt ashamed by the realization that I was a part of the single-digit percentage of Cupertino students who ended up going to community college. My internalization of this stigma knew no bounds — I would hide my
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Trump administration reevaluates affirmative action

According to documents obtained last week by the New York Times, President Trump is poised to redirect Department of Justice resources into investigating universities for discriminatory enrollment practices guided by affirmative action.
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Downward and onward

Undeclared

When I started at Los Angeles Pierce College, a community college in the San Fernando Valley, I spent a lot of time waiting in line.
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Dreams deferred

“You’re still in school?” ”Aren’t you supposed to have graduated by now?” “How much more time do you have?” These are some of the questions common to a modest and relatively small demographic of the undergraduate population. Being someone who entered UC Berkeley as a 22-year-old junior, these are questions
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Increase access to degrees

STATE AFFAIRS: Allowing certain community college districts to offer four-year degrees makes higher education more accessible and affordable

Last month, the state Legislature passed a bill that would approve a pilot program allowing 15 community college districts in California to each offer one bachelor degree program not offered by any CSU or UC campus. Senate Bill 850 hopes to meet California’s rising need for bachelor’s degrees to remain economically competitive in the next few decades.
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‘At Berkeley,’ but not in spirit

I sat in the Pacific Film Archive Theater, waiting to experience the Frederick Wiseman documentary “At Berkeley.” Though some have decried Wiseman’s examination as uneven and others have commented on the film’s excessive length, nothing could deter me from watching “At Berkeley” at Berkeley. The film began. The audience witnessed Wiseman’s
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Legislature passes bill aiming to add higher-cost community college classes

California’s community colleges may soon be able to charge higher fees for certain high-demand classes, after both houses of the California State Legislature passed a bill earlier this month. Normally, California residents pay about $46 per unit to take classes at community colleges, with each class offering about three units.
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