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Why we should assess avocado ardency

The U.S.’s latest culinary sweetheart is none other than the slick avocado, but the fruit comes with far more baggage than many food lovers realize.

Demand has increased the total number of Hass avocados ever bagged in the U.S. from almost nine million in January 2016 to over 11 million in July, according to the Hass Avocado Board’s statistical analysis.

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Outspoken NBA stars shine brighter

Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have been extremely reluctant to speak up on social issues pertaining to the black community. We’ve been left in the dark whenever they were asked to shed light on their perspectives regarding political scandals or national outcry.

Athletes with the most recognizable faces in our country did not want to use their platform to express their views, which is cowardly at face value. How can athletes that benefit from local support not speak up when locals are in despair?

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Welcoming our first full-time Pacific Islander instructor

The Board of Trustees confirmed the full-time tenure track of Dr. David Palaita of the interdisciplinary studies department on June 9.

Palaita is the first Pacific Islander to hold a full-time position at City College after teaching as an adjunct professor for nine years.

“I was elated and just really happy—stunned,” said Palaita. “I know there were many more qualified candidates.”

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Free City initiative awaits public vote

After going through numerous rounds of voting, Supervisor Jane Kim’s Free City proposal is one step closer to giving the majority of City College students a tuition-free education for the first time since 1983.

Kim introduced the bill in April. On July 12, the SF Board of Supervisors approved its progression to the ballot in a 10-1 vote, with Supervisor Mark Farrell the lone dissenter.

The day before the vote, chants for Free City College echoed throughout San Francisco’s City Hall as City College’s teachers union (AFT 2121) teamed with student and alumni supporters to march through each Board of Supervisor’s office.

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Rams volleyball welcomes impressive recruiting class

Head coach Saga Vae is “really excited” about his 2016 women’s volleyball team.

“This group never gives up. A lot of teams will be glad we’re small when they see us walk into the gym,” Vae said, referencing the team’s lack of height compared to previous years. “But we’ll surprise them.”

Sophomores Kijana Best and Tatiana Jimenez are the lone returners from last year’s team, which finished 20-7 overall before losing in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association’s NorCal Regional Championships.

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National title defense: Can the Rams go back-to-back?

The City College Rams are looking to add to their ring collection after winning the National Junior College Football Championship for the 10th time last fall.

It was their first title under new head coach Jimmy Collins, who took over the program after the 2014 season from George Rush, the winningest head coach in junior college history.

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New conditions for summer financial aid prove stifling

To be considered a full-time student and claim the full amount of a financial aid award package during a summer semester at City College has now been made nearly impossible due to the internal college policies and stringent Federal Pell Grant regulations.

In order for a student to be considered full-time during a summer semester, they are required to take the “maximum of eight units,” says Lisa Romano, chair of the New Students Counseling department.

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More power to female Olympians

I am a proud Canadian and I love watching the Olympics—not just to cheer on my countrymen and women, but to see the grit, determination and talent of athletes all over the world. Their accomplishments, their joy, their disappointment and their pain moves me.

Recently the Chicago Tribune tweeted “Wife of a Bears’ lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics” with a linked news story. I found this to be incredibly offensive and demeaning.

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