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Proposed legislation would increase state financial aid for California private college students

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A pending California Senate bill would increase the amount of state financial aid available to California residents studying at the 5Cs and other private colleges, though the amount of aid students receive may not change at institutions that already meet one hundred percent of financial need.

California’s A and B “Cal Grants” are the state’s main form of financial aid to low- and middle-income students, offering competitive grants to students at community colleges, state schools (the California State University system and the University of California system) and private schools that meet student loan default rate and graduation rate requirements.

The Cal Grant A helps pay for tuition and fees for educational programs that are at least two academic years long, while the Cal Grant B acts as a living and education-related expenses stipend for educational programs at least one year long.

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Teen stabbed at Turlock High

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A Turlock High School student was critically injured in a stabbing on campus, carried out by another student, who is now in custody, according to the Turlock Police Department.

The male victim, whose age is unknown, was taken by air ambulance to a trauma center with multiple stab wounds. The injuries were considered life-threatening, according to the police department.

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Gun found in Pitman student’s backpack

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A student was placed under arrest Tuesday afternoon at Pitman High School after a handgun was found in the student's backpack.

The student was initially called to the Pitman High School Dean's office around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after information surfaced that the student might be in possession of a controlled substance, according to the Turlock Unified School District.

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Local students set to graduate from Stanislaus State

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TURLOCK – Stanislaus State University will recognize more than 3,000 candidates for graduation as a part of the class of 2020. Graduates will be awarded bachelor’s, master’s, credentials and doctorate degrees. The following local students are set to earn degrees:

Philip Hanson of Murrieta has earned bachelor’s degree in history.

Gabriela Rosas-Richardson of Murrieta will graduate summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive studies.

Morgan Castaing of Menifee has earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

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Deadly U.S. drone strike prompts student-led anti-war march, rally in Modesto

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About 40 people joined in a student-organized march and rally Sunday afternoon in protest of the U.S. drone strike Friday that killed Iran’s most powerful general.

Carrying signs with messages including “No Iran war” and “End colonial occupation,” the crowd — mostly college age, but also including the middle aged, seniors and children — took a roundabout path from Graceada Park to Tenth Street Plaza. The marchers went northeast on L Street, southwest on Ninth past the bus depot, then northeast on I before turning onto 10th and ending at the plaza.

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