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Where are the recycling bins?

Citrus College recycles paper, cardboard, batteries, uorescent lamp tubes, used motor oil, printer and copier toner cartridges. Yet after students nish their drinks from vending machines, there are no recycling bins for them to throw their bottles. Throughout the day, the trash cans become filled to the brim with plastic bottles, one of the worst…

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Opinion: True Beauty

When I was 12 I developed an eating disorder. I wanted to be perfect because I felt it was shameful to be overweight. I felt I was fat and needed to be super skinny to be perfect. It started when I was left by my father at age 3. I remember the day he left…

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Opinion: Young adult literature lacks substance

Literature is a classic art form. To have it be butchered by John Green, teenage hormones and vampires is offensive to the literate. Young adult literature sets a low bar for the reader who will measure overall quality by counting page numbers rather than actual literary merit. It then falls into two categories. Category ‘the…

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Campus Attracts Local Vendors

Amid a sleepy Sunday morning in Glendora, the Citrus College parking lot is wide awake as a secluded space for bustling people and quick transactions. This eclectic environment of vendors and local shoppers is hosted by the Foothill Swap Meet, which begins at 6:30 a.m. every Sunday morning on the Citrus College S4, S5 and…

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Mobile Food Pantry Serves Citrus Community

Thanks to ASCC funding, Citrus College students had the opportunity to take advantage of a mobile food truck. Maryanne Tolano-Leveque, dean of students, said that this started to help homeless students and then she realized that food insecurity is one of the issues for students. “Maybe (students) do have a home, but paying for food…

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Opinion: The Last Rites of Spring: Xeriscape plans for Campus

Citrus College is about to spend $400,000 to plant drought tolerant xeriscape, California oak trees that will utilize synthetic turf and decomposed granite. However, the technique is highly controversial among plant scientists who say xeriscaping, also known as drought tolerant planting, is environmentally unsustainable. The method can deplete groundwater, destroy natural soils and contribute to…

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Racing through the carnival

Children were let free to play while adults gambled on horses at Santa Anita racetrack on May 28. Santa Anita held its annual Memorial Day Carnival from May 27 through 29. Children rode unlimited rides for $10. Aside from rides, carnival games and food trucks were located throughout the north side of the race track….