Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Gauchos bring men’s basketball season to a close

The Citrus men’s basketball team (16-11, 6-4 WSC) will not be returning to the California Community College Athletics Association Final Four for the fourth consecutive season after falling to the Saddleback Gauchos (26-4, 12-0 OEC) 78-64 March 2.   The season did not live up to the standards of seasons past, as the Owls have…

New transfer degrees open university seats

Student journalists statewide were briefed on Feb. 19 on the CSU and California community colleges’ combined efforts to create a transfer degree program that would ease community college students into the CSU of their choice and, eventually supersede all other transfers.   Erik Skinner, deputy chancellor of the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office, announced that…

Shedding light on the Feb. 20 gun scare

If you think the first day of a new college semester isn’t disorienting enough, try adding an imagined gunman to the mix. Then take him away, add a heavy dose of rumors and sprinkle in a side of canceled classes.   You should come up with something that closely resembles the scene on the Citrus…

Leaving in a not-so-orderly fashion

The report of a possible gunman on campus should have prompted immediate notification from the Citrus Alert to the Citrus College Community.   It didn’t.   Fortunately this incident proved to be a false alarm. However, the delayed warnings could have put student and staff lives in serious danger if there had been an actual…

To Be… Or Not To Be… Declared

It’s always been OK in California to, kind of, chill for a while in community college while you figure out exactly why you’re there.  Times are changing.  Even if you’re unsure of what your particular future holds, students are being pressured to declare their college majors sooner than ever before.   “But wait,” you say….

Kenshu rocks out

Chances are high that most Citrus students weren’t aware we had many new visitors from Japan in the first weekend of March. AND there were a lot of awesome bands performing too. Bummed out you missed it? Well don’t fret, you weren’t invited anyway, but for good reason.   This thing called the Kenshu Program…

Editorial dissent: The solution creates more problems

The state’s push to get students ahead in life will leave many behind. California’s policy makers are discussing laws to streamline public education to save money and graduate more students in a timely manner. One proposal is that community college students be required to declare a major after a certain number of units are completed….