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by Shaelyn Saraceni
During the holiday season, it is common for people to get animals (especially puppies) as gifts. They look so cute under that tree, and are adorable when they are small. However, puppies are a huge responsibility that impact your finances, availability, and life in general.
Pets cost a lot of money.
Before even considering getting a pet, it is a important for one to evaluate their financial situation. Pets are extremely expensive, even small ones. According to the Sacramento SPCA, owning a cat or dog may cost more than $1,000 per year, assuming they are fairly healthy (click here to see a chart with costs/expenses of owning a pet). If one feels they may not be able to keep up with all the expenses, then it is definitely not time for them to get a pet. One must be able to care for a pet before they get it. In addition, the yearly expenses do not include all the initial expenses: adoption fees, a bed, a food and water bowl, a collar, a leash, a license, etc. Around Christmas, people are spending lots of money, so it may not be the best time to give a very expensive gift that comes with continuous payments.
by John Lynch
During the evening of December 8th, a meeting of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) board was held, and the topic a recent incident involving a remark made by a teacher at Sutter Middle School (SMS) was at the forefront of discussion.
Woody Hart, a history teacher at SMS, has come under fire for a comment he made to his 8th grade history class. The Sacramento Bee reported that a student in the class, thirteen year old Tyler McIntyre, filed a complaint regarding the comment which was made in front of the class as an attempted analogy for equality: “When you hang one black person, you have to hang them all (as) that is equality."
Are you a Folsom Lake College student who is worried about paying for your textbooks for Spring 2017 semester? Folsom Lake College Foundation is awarding SIX $250 textbook vouchers to be used in the College Store.
Here are the criteria for the scholarship:
If you fall under all the above criteria, it is as easy as filling out this form here. Deadline is January 5, 2017, at 5:00 pm.
by Shania Pence
On Monday, December 5, 2016, Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) released a report on food and housing insecurities among community college students.
According to the CCEAL, about one third (32.8%) of community college students have or are currently facing threats of homelessness or other housing insecurity. About 38% of these students have experienced stress due to housing insecurities. 12% of students have or are currently facing food insecurities. Almost 50% of these students have experienced stress due to food insecurities.
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