Articles by Aldo Lujan


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Return to sender: A DREAMER under Trump’s Presidency

Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election has left undocumented residents and their families with a grim uncertainty of being able to remain in the United States. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act has allowed any undocumented minors in the U.S. to have benefits that would not otherwise be granted to those…

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RISE prepare for spring NASA competitions

The Research in Science and Engineering teams from Citrus College are in the early steps of preparation for a Student Launch Rocket challenge. The Rocket Owls will be competing in the Student Launch competition and the Galactic Owls of RISE will be competing in the Human Exploration Rover challenge. The competitions are separate but will…

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When work becomes play, former CSI turned screenwriter

During David Miranda’s 24 years of being a crime scene investigator agent he never carried a gun. Since CSI’s aren’t sworn officers, they aren’t allowed to do so. Miranda, a 61-year-old student at Citrus College with an undeclared major, wrote the play “On Days Like These” based off of real events throughout his career. The…

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Insufficient interactions: Academic advising

Budgeting issues cause changes every year in the counseling staff and it leaves some students unsatisfied with help and advice that is given to them. “Every year there’s a process and its called the Faculty Needs Identification Committee… They have to write a report saying ‘this is why we need a faculty member’ Depending on…

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Training for the big shake

Citrus College, a campus that rests right on top of the Sierra Madre Fault line,  is a registered participant in the ninth annual Great California Shakeout. The drill will take place at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20. Since 2008, the statewide shakeout has promoted earthquake preparedness and emergency planning. The shakeout is held every year…

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Transfer Fair: Opening doors to better paths

One of the hardest decisions a student makes out of high school is the decision to either go straight to a four-year college or transfer after two years from a community college. Brenna Koenig, an 18 year old nursing major, had to make this decision before starting her first semester at Citrus College this fall….

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Free bus pass services more than 2,500 students

With the fall 2016 semester underway, Citrus College students have been able to take advantage of a program that has already been successfully implemented at other local colleges. The Class Pass program has allowed more than 2,500 Citrus students free bus rides six weeks into semester. After a year of trying out free rides, students…

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Parking unable to satisfy growing number of students

The age-old morning struggle of student life has only become worse. Parking at Citrus College, a popular complaint of all students, has caused some students to abandon morning classes all together. Some students have been kicked out of classes and have even considered dropping classes held at times when Citrus is most populated with student…

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Take a ride down the Gold Line: Downtown Azusa

Now that extension of Citrus Avenue is officially open, the next destination for students should be downtown Azusa, The closest stop to the Azusa Pacific University/ Citrus College Gold Line station. Although this stop has something to offer all age groups, there are many restaurants and bars that make for a good time if you’re…