The unsung heroes of higher education

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

Published in the November 28, 2014 Santa Maria Times. One describes counseling “as the job of a lifetime.” Another says, “You can feel the positive impact you have on a student’s life,” and with that comes the knowledge that this impact can last a lifetime. If counselors at Allan Hancock College have one thing in common, it is love for their work and for students. “We actualize students’ potential,” said...

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History Is a Light We Dare Not Put Out

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

Published in the November 7, 2014 Noozhawk. The New York Times reports that the Taliban are once more on the rise in northern Afghanistan — in fact, all over the country. Districts that had once been free of them are now falling under their control. Opium poppy cultivation is at an all-time high, another sign of the Taliban’s comeback, since money from opium sales funds the insurgency. This 13-year-long war is coming to an end, not with a...

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