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Editorial: Armed guard on campus a hasty decision

The Channels staff

April 19, 2013

The conversation about having an armed guard on campus is inevitable, especially in Santa Barbara, a liberal-leaning and relatively safe community. The Channels believes that an armed officer should remain a last resort for...

Editorial: Stomp out three remaining smoking sections

Scott Buffon, Associate Editor

April 17, 2013

Only three smoking sections stand in the way of City College becoming a smoke-free campus. The Channels says: Get rid of them. At the College Planning Council meeting on Tuesday, April 2, a proposal was made to eradicate the...

Editorial: Higher parking tickets can solve traffic snarl

Channels Staff

March 14, 2012

City College is raising its parking ticket fees to the Santa Barbara City level—and it’s about time. Tickets will jump from $32 to $40 each, starting immediately. The Channels approves of this change. Parking is impossible...

Editorial: Please don’t cut student jobs

Channels Staff

February 15, 2012

Like residents of a desert town dependent on a reliable water source, community college students need jobs to survive. In our last edition, The Channels reported that student jobs are the No. 1 target in the latest round of...

Editorial – Shady explanation

April 21, 2010

Every taxpayer, business-person, or property owner enjoys knowing that their hard earned cash will benefit the school system or community in one way or another. They have the freedom to feel like their money is being spent wisely. But...

Editorial – We’re not buying

February 24, 2010

What could have been a natural and smooth step toward an improved online-based learning system has instead led to confusion, irritation and anger. As a new feature for the Spring semester, City College introduced the "e-Textbook"...

Editorial – Laziness won’t cut it

February 2, 2010

With budgets tightening and the college cutting corners, Darwin's famous "survival of the fittest" theory seems to be coming into play here at City College. The exceedingly tight state budget for 2010-2011 was released nearl...

Editorial – Ending a trashy era

November 18, 2009

In the story of Pinocchio, Pleasure Island was a place where misbehaved and destructive children were lead to believe that they were free to gamble, smoke and get drunk. But little did they know, children who make jackasses of ...

Editorial – BYOB: Be Your Own Boss

Channels Staff and Channels Staff

October 21, 2009

For many people, being their own boss is the definition of the American dream. But it's the few people who have the vision and the drive to make that dream a reality. People need opportunities and resources to gain experience...

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