Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Take responsibility for your own education

Do your homework. Study for your tests. And for your own sake and the school’s, put more effort in your education.   The results of Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE,) have been collected, counted, and analyzed.   In spring 2012, randomly selected classes of Citrus College participated in the Community College Survey of…

What are you complaining about?

Five days a week I sit among fellow Citrus College students, most of whom are in their late teens to early 20s. Almost every day I listen to them complain about one thing or another.   What exactly are they complaining about? Not much.   I listen to complaints about not having enough time. I…

Diversity in ‘Holidance!’ production brings joy

“Holidance!” celebrates its 5th year at the Haugh Performing Arts Center with all the spirit and joy artists can communicate through their dancing. Multi-cultural traditions inspired each dancer to put on a performance sure to please, thanks to the expertise of professor John Vaughan. “It is a concert that celebrates the entire holiday season,” said…


“Christmas Is…” joys audiences this season

“Christmas Is…”—and was—an energetic, family-friendly performance. The annual holiday extravaganza, with more than 150 performers, is presented in two acts: a concert of traditional carols and a musical. Act One featured the Citrus Singers, Women’s Ensemble, Concert Choir and orchestra. Conductor Douglas Austin opened the show with the Citrus Singers, who did a phenomenal job…


Lines blurred: free speech and respect

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words are no less hurtful.  A protestor in the Campus Center Mall who held a sign on Sept. 12 criticizing people’s religious beliefs and lifestyles—labeling them as “sinners, thieves, and liars”—may have the right to express hateful opinions, but just because he can, does not mean that…


Are you ready for a disaster?

As we know there are many natural disasters that strike all over the world when people are least prepared. There is no doubt that we need to be more prepared for these disasters here at Citrus College. Students that just keep an area under their desk clear in class may save lives during an earthquake….


Facts and Myths about the Mayan Apocalypse

•The Mayans developed a long count calendar that signifies that when the calendar ends, a new cycle will begin. The calendar was not meant to scare people into thinking that there will not be another day after Dec. 21, 2012. However, the US and Europe have come to believe that the calendar will not reset…


Writers With Benefits: Taking the golden ticket

“I think we should see other people.” Usually, this standalone seven-word phrase signals the end of the road, whether you’re in a friends-with-benefits type situation or a five-year committed relationship. “But let’s see where we are in our relationship later.” Now, the situation has changed. You’ve suddenly been granted freedoms that might have been unacceptable before….