Daily Archives: December 4, 2013

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Stuck in the 13th grade

Attending a local community college is only for underachievers, the losers in the school. This seems to be the stigma attached to community colleges. But, with community colleges serving nearly half of the undergraduates across the United States, and nearly 2.4 million students attending the California community colleges alone, it cannot be that all of…

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It’s time for ‘Christmas Is…’

Christmas Is…” graces the Haugh Performing Arts Center with the joys of the season once again. The annual performance is divided into two acts. The first is a formal representation of the Citrus Singers, directed by Douglas Austin, Citrus Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Martin Green and the Women’s Ensemble, directed by Vonetta Mixson…

Less stress this holiday season

As the winter holidays approach, the stress begins to build.   The pressures to give the perfect gift, cook too much food and consume too much drink, spend more than we make, and appear to be jolly can get to be just too much.  Which explains why some of us dread the holiday season.  …

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‘Holidance’ dancer pursues her dream

She has the soul of a dancer and the imagination of a choreographer. Citrus College student Lisa Lopez, 25, has been dancing since the age of 3.  She has performed in many recitals that have enabled her to enhance her technique and physical ability. Now she is choreographing her own piece, which she will perform…

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‘Holidance’ prepares to kick off the holidays

The Citrus College performing arts department will be continuing its annual tradition “Holidance” on December 19 and 20 in the Haugh Performing Arts Center. This production will feature dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty that celebrates many holiday traditions in this season. The multi-cultural concert is co-directed by faculty members John Vaughan, Jennifer Allgaier…

New Year, New You

After indulging in food-centric holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is little wonder that the top New Year’s resolution is weight loss.   Unfortunately, few Americans stick with their plans to diet.   Losing weight and keeping it off are difficult tasks. Even for those who do persevere, it can take months of effort to…

Owls host annual Neil Edwards Classic

Owls freshman forward Chris Reyes goes in for the rebound but is no match for Chaffey’s sophomore power forward Adom Jacko who showed his aggressive nature scoring his second dunk shot of the Dec. 1 game. The Owls lost the game 78-48.    Six colleges came to the Owls’ Nest on the weekend of Nov….

Year in review: the best of 2013

Top 5 events of spring 2013: -Feb. 20 gun scare sheds light on some kinks in the Citrus College emergency preparedness procedures. -”The Bronze Star” production competes as semi-finalists in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and receives the Distinguished Performance and Production Ensemble Award. -The Rocket Owls compete as California’s only community college in…