Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Values of a terrible job

Having a terrible job as long as it is short term is an experience that every student needs to endure.     They build character and help us set goals for a better life.     All of us are either full-time or part-time students who need a job that is flexible with our schedules….

Choose talking over texting

Everywhere you look, people are constantly on their smart phones or iPods, disconnected from the people around them. Put down those life-sucking devices and enjoy life, people! I cannot tell you how many times I have been stopped behind a driver who was texting and made me miss the green light. This texting obsession does…

The heroes within us

We all can be heroes.  No, we don’t wear capes or have special powers, but we all have personal villains to face and take decisive action against.   Community college students are often confronted by dark phantoms such as learning disabilities, financial obstacles, lack of support and direction, and self-criticism.   Disabilities both physical and…

Let peace begin on 100th anniversary

Founded in 1915, Citrus College has been serving our community for 98 years. Citrus is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state of California. And in two short years, Citrus College will be celebrating its 100th birthday. This should not be overlooked. More than a decade ago,…

Dancers delight in showcase

Citrus choreography students displayed their moves at the Haugh Performing Arts Center on May 27. Director Jennifer Allgaier has taught dance at Citrus for three years and directed her first showcase. “Dancing in Heaven” opened with 13 student dancers. They were all dressed in colorful neon clothes making them pop when dancing across the stage…

Lock it or lose it

How secure is your bike? Yes you locked it to a campus bike rack, but locks are easier to crack than you may think. We will test a metal cord lock, a U-lock, and a metal chain, to see how they hold up. Cord bike locks range in price from $5 to $15, which students…

Proposed e-cig ban is misguided

This is a call to action fellow students of Citrus College, grab your computers and email your state senator to say “No” to SB 648.   SB 648 is a bill proposed by State Senator Tom Corbett to ban vapor products wherever smoking is banned and is currently at the State Senate level.   For those…

Two for none

Community college students should not have to pay higher tuition in order to register for classes offered by the two-tier pricing system. This new method has been discussed by education leaders and will be applied in some colleges by the summer and fall sessions. Assemblyman Das Williams, (D-Santa Barbara) introduced two-tier pricing in AB55 as…

More than 1,000 graduates expected for 2013

The 97th Citrus College Commencement will take place June 15 at 10 a.m. in the stadium. Of the 1,470 students earning associates degrees, 1,145 are expected to walk in the ceremony. “I believe that the class of 2013 will demonstrate the value of their Citrus College education as they transfer to universities or move into…