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Letter To The Editor


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Foreigners paying the price of a broken economy

Beginning Summer ‘09, nonresident students who don't mind being referred to as international students will have their pockets face another heat wave. The Los Angeles Community College District revised the policy as it relates to nonresident tuition and set it to $191 per unit from a lovely $20.

The circulating letter that stated the above had the worst reason ever!

Because "they said they would."

For students who arrived anytime before this spring, this comes as another ‘outsider' payment; after a certain nightclub in Palmdale charged non-California-ID patrons an extra cent per piece of toilet paper.

With the ongoing deficit, state agencies have been forced to squeeze out any remaining juice (cash) from an already dry lemon. International students sign a contract with schools upon efficient fees per study period. Since many schools don't offer financial aid options to these students, they usually either rely on their sponsors or on campus employment; can't this "great" new government do better to intervene and set considerable fees?

Globalization is a key step towards development.

This doesn't only drive away potential income to the state due to a steady student volume intake, but also deprives our community of such diverse cultures. This surprise hike of prices can only be marched by a drunken Santa, ringing the door bell instead of climbing down my apartment chimney.

Should we all just blame the recession or just move to Canada and get fake Canadian IDs?


Adrian Kweli

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Compliments to the Roundup

I want to congratulate you and your staff for your remarkable April 15 edition of the Roundup. If there were a Pulitzer Prize for student newspapers this would deserve it. I have been an adjunct professor at Pierce for more than thirty years and always read the Roundup. Normally, I find little of interest to me and it takes me only a few minutes to scan it. Not this time. I read every article with great interest and was deeply moved by them. Thank you very much for this outstanding example of  relevant journalism.

Richard Goldsmith

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