Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

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HOLLYWOOD WRITER CONNECTS TO CITRUS STUDENTS

Award-winning writer and director in film and theater, Neil Weiss, works a busy Hollywood lifestyle. But as an adjunct professor in the performing arts program, he has found fresh takes through his interactions with Citrus College students. Weiss has earned credits as an independent film director and producer. He has worked in reality television, writing…

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Unexpected charm makes ‘Dogfight’ soar

In “Dogfight,” showcased in Citrus College’s Little Theatre for one weekend, director John Vaughan found a way to melt toxic machismo into soft, clumsy young love. Based on the screenplay by Bob Comfort, “Dogfight” takes place in San Francisco in the 1960s, and touches upon the social change brought by the Vietnam War; clearly, a…

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Table tennis champion bounces back

Syrian-born table tennis player Soumar Haddad is now a student at Citrus College. (Evan Solano/Clarion) When Citrus College student Soumar Haddad and her family immigrated to America in September 2012, she left behind the Syrian civil war and her No. 1 ranking in table tennis. Haddad, 18, began playing table tennis when she was 8…

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Cosmetology prepare Centennial-themed hair show

From the roaring 20s to the wicked cool 90s, the cosmetology and esthetician department celebrates the ever-changing hairstyles in their upcoming 50th annual fashion show. The annual event will cover various fashion trends such as clothing, hair, nails and makeup from the year 1915 to modern day. “This show is held by students, for students,”…

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Sexual assaults: Taking on responsibility

It’s on us –the students  to involve ourselves in the awareness and prevention of sexual assault on college campuses. President Obama noted that an estimated one in five women have been sexually assaulted during their college years, and of those assaults, only 12 percent are reported. Just a few weeks ago, the third annual Sex…

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Generation in need of digital empathy

When I entered high school, I felt like I was presenting several different personas: honors student, cheerleader, and Facebooker. All three required me to put on my best face. Sadly, Facebook, become my main priority. A site intended for connection and fun played to my insecurities. I remember the awkward pressure of being everything –…