Turning out ‘fine’

After much controversy over funding, the new Fine Arts Building is finally underway. This is after local media as well as open government figures disagreed with the type of funding that was affording the college to start the construction process. The main debate was over the Series 2014D Bonds. These bonds were the fourth set…


Owls upset antelope valley 86-82

Dominique Walker, Citrus guard, goes up for a shot against Antelope Valley. Citrus pulled off the 86-83 upset of the #7 state ranked Marauders.(Mickey Romero/Clarion) The men’s basketball team has begun to pile up the wins after a slow start to the season. The Fighting Owls (16-8, 9-3) picked up a big one on Feb.11…

2014 Super Bowl

Coop’s Corner: A new era of sports journalism

Marshawn Lynch avoids media during Super Bowl week.Lynch has been fined numerous times for refusing to talk to the media. (MCT Campus) I really don’t care for what the label “sports media” has become. I believe, while they may be entertaining some of the time, programs such as SportsCenter, FirstTake and many others on ESPN…


Easy as A,B,C

FLS English Teacher Erin Fair uses a word game to teach her level three students on Feb. 3. (Evan Solano/Clarion) Located between the Campus Center and the Physical Science Building is a portable office. It serves as the Citrus College campus site for Foreign Language Schools International, the mission of which is to help international…


Speaker to address racial prejudice

Dr. Claudia Owens Shields will be speaking Thursday Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Campus Center East Wing.(Facebook) In recognition of Black History Month, Citrus College will welcome a returning speaker to discuss actively combating racial prejudice on Thursday, Feb. 26. Born in the middle of the civil rights movement, the childhood of Claudia…

Basketball vs. Antelope Valley

Playing the role of spoiler

Citrus guard Bobbie Johnson helps guard Antelope Valley’s Savannah Johnson, 24, during their Feb.11 matchup. The Owls held on to win 55-52 (Mickey Romero/Clarion) President Obama says he will propose a plan to make the first two years of community college free to students nationwide. A losing streak and a long season didn’t stop the…

sniper sniper

‘Sniper’ reveals American truth

The 2015 biopic “Selma” set out to recall a nonviolent march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that was met with violent opposition. The march was a factor leading up to President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet it is Clint Eastwood’s film “American Sniper” that has Americans marching into…

President Barack Obama in a video statement posted to the White House Facebook page. (

Obama’s proposal: Worth the investment

On Air Force One, President Obama addresses the nation in a video statement regarding free tuition for community college campuses.  The thought of having two tuition-free years of college is ultimate happiness for any struggling student. With education becoming an increasingly expensive investment, students all too often find themselves stuck between a mountain of debt…


Gastropub ‘crafts so hard’ on trivia nights

Travis Johnston, server at Bread & Barley attentlively tends to guests sitting at the bar area of the restaraunt on “Trivia Night.” Bread & Barley has six stools in the bar where guests get a close-up view of the electronic menu and freshly poured brews. (Evan Solano/Clarion) Gastropub Bread & Barley has brought life to…