Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

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Erase discrimination for college applicants

Race should no longer be a factor in determining admissions to public universities Imagine you’re a high school senior putting in countless hours writing college applications. Later you discover your dream school rejected you not because your grades and SAT scores were too low, but because other equally qualified students who are underrepresented minorities got…

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Photographers capture moments in time

Photography is described by Merriam-Webster, as “the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy… A technical procedure. The recording of images using light to expose sensitive surfaces.“ Sound scientific? That’s because it is. But there is another side to photography: the art aspect that is more apparent when an observer…

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Third year guard is vocal leader

“Go Kerry, Go, Go, Go…” screamed an Owl team mom from the stands of a men’s basketball game. “See. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about,” she said as she nudged me to check out Kerry Carter’s excellent defensive hustle for a loose ball during a recent game. Seems normal enough, but what’s interesting about this…

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Fighting Owls find old swag

After already surpassing last season’s loss total, the Owls men’s basketball team seems to have recaptured some of the magic from the program’s 2011-12 Final Four run. Despite an early 17-point deficit, an abundance of turnovers and abysmal outside shooting, the Owls (5-4) pulled out a 90-81 comeback road win over the El Camino College…

Time for travel

The President of the United States has 14 secretaries. The president of Citrus College has two. Correction: Make that one. Pamela Sewell, administrative assistant to Citrus College superintendent/president Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D., is retiring after 27 years on campus. “I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Pam,” Perri said….

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Easygoing employee starts anew

For 24 years, the doors to Pamela McGuern’s various offices have always been open. Now, after nearly a quarter-century of service, McGuern will be closing the doors for the first and final time. It will be a bittersweet moment for McGuern, who says that her daily interactions with students and the Citrus College community are…

Dec. 22 will come

All right everyone: lock up the pregnant women and smash all your pottery. The world is about to end. That is, if you really believe all the hype. In the type of media stunt that makes Hollywood millions and gives the conspiracy theorists something to shout about, people have been spreading rumors that this planet…

Is this the end?

Is the Mayan apocalypse really that crazy?  The idea, I mean. Nobody knows for sure what is going to happen Dec. 21. Not you, not me. And unfortunately, we’ll never know for sure if the ancient Mayans were actually on to something or too busy smoking peyote to finish their calendar. So out of all…