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Trio named “Athletes of the Year”

By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Three Citrus athletes stood out in 2013-2014, elevating their games to new levels, shattering records, setting personal bests, and earning coveted positions in post-season play. Chris Reyes is the 2014 Citrus College Male Athlete of the Year, while Sara Moore and Paramee Suwantanma shared the honor of being named…

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Life in the bike lane

By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer By Cameron Wisdom | Staff Writer A trip to the trails is an opportunity for adventurous individuals to find the necessary mental change of pace among the increasing demands of the working world. The hustle and bustle of the greater Los Angeles area can often disconnect local residents from the peaceful nature…

Governor’s record state budget poses new challenges

By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer After years of struggling to enroll in classes that were simply not available, students can look forward to a more stable future as lawmakers look to restore funding for California community colleges. California Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revise of the state budget aims to repair the financial damage dealt to…

Financial aid site clarifies process

By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Enrollment in a California community college serves as an economical way to minimize the financial impact of the first two years of higher education. Yet a college degree still comes at a cost. To help students afford it, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has launched an updated and redesigned…

Scorecard has Citrus Improving

(Joe Moreno/Clarion) By Jessica Soto | News Editor The Student Success Scorecard has been released for the second year by the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office and this year Citrus gets an improved rating. The scorecard is required by the 2012 Student Success Act and provides the public with cumulative data of the state’s 112 community…

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Sterling incident grim reminder of racism in sports

MCT Campus By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer With the recent emergence of recordings depicting soon-to-be-former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments, sports fans everywhere were reminded of the harsh reality that racism is still prevalent throughout sporting culture. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, in just his third month on the job, acted swiftly…

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Board approves bonds

Digital rendition of the recently approved Fine Arts building, courtesy of TBP Architecture. By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Despite opposition from local open government advocates, skepticism from local media and a brief delay in the approval process, controversial funding for the construction of the new Fine Arts Building on campus is now secured. The Citrus…

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Fine Arts Building hits speed bump, back on track

Artist rendition of the proposed fine arts building, courtesy of Citrus College. The fine arts building is nearing an August 7 deadline with the Division of State Architect. By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer The proposed Fine Arts Building overcame yet another hurdle after a well known open government advocate questioned the Citrus Community College Board…