Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

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Honor society aims to hone student goals

Students are having trouble just being students these days. The state budget crunches of recent years have resulted in a steady decline of educational programs, classes, and services for continuing and prospective college students. What has also changed is the graduation rates of community college students. Student attainment for two-year institutions has declined from 39.1…

Media briefed on Prop. 30

A statewide media teleconference to educate student journalists on the effects of state budget cuts to public education is scheduled for this afternoon. Initiated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the discussion will include analysis of the possible outcomes of the success or failure of Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative in the Nov….

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Protester makes an unpopular stand

When religious advocate  Paul Mitchell took up his metaphorical orange box and megaphone and came to Citrus College, the views he expressed urged students to take a side and speak out.   Mitchell held a sign with the words “Go to hell” at the top and “Or repent” at the bottom in bright red, print….

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H.O.P.E for DREAMers

Hope is defined as a “state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life.” Here at Citrus College, H.O.P.E. (Helping find Opportunities in the Pursuit of Education) seeks to educate people on what being an AB 540 student, commonly known as DREAMers, after the DREAM Act (Development,…

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Club Rush

Dozens of clubs gathered around the Campus Center Mall Sept. 19 and 20 in hopes of recruiting new members. Clubs such as Phi Theta Kappa, H.O.P.E, and USGBC approached and introduced themselves to new and returning students to show them what they’re about. The Inter-Club Council wanted to hold this event to “create new friendships,”…

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Soccer star returns to field

After her yearlong absence in 2011, sophomore forward Jasmine Williams has returned to the women’s soccer team for the 2012 season. Williams began her Owl career in 2010, where she started 16 games and scored a program-record 16 goals. Her efforts led to 1st team All-WSC South honors. Although she was redshirted for the 2011…

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Thai food for thought

Travel about half a mile south of the 10 Freeway on Indian Hill Boulevard in Pomona, there is a small Thai food restaurant called Sanamluang Cafe. Located at 1648 Indian Hill Blvd. in Pomona, the cafe is known for its exotic cuisine. The items I tried off the restaurant’s menu were the Thai beef jerky,…

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Mounties manhandle Owls in conference opener

Two undefeated, top-five ranked, rival teams met at the Citrus gridiron Sept. 22. Unfortunately for the Owls, they weren’t the ones that left that way. The #2 state-ranked Mount San Antonio College Mounties (4-0, 1-0 SCFACC) overwhelmed the #14 ranked Owls (3-1, 0-1 SCFACC) 38-14 at Citrus Sept. 22, spearheaded by a relentless attack from…