Articles by Alyssa Martin


Rocket Owls get set to take off

A team of six Citrus students collectively known as the “Rocket Owls” has been selected to participate in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s “Student Launch Program.” The Rocket Owls’ design is scheduled to be examined by a panel of scientists and engineers from NASA today. Once it is approved, the Citrus students can begin building…


Auto thefts on the rise at Citrus

Citrus College has recently seen a rise in car thefts and burglaries in the past month. Two vehicles have been reported stolen and three burglarized in the past month. The numbers of vehicle thefts and burglaries reported in the past month surpass the average amount of vehicle thefts and burglaries in a year. Last year…


Cars that are locked, stay on the lot

Citrus College has recently seen a rise in car thefts and burglaries, which might be worrisome for students who keep their cars in the lots. But the thefts could be preventable if students were more willing to take a few simple security measures. Two vehicles have been reported stolen and three burglarized in the past…


Zombie flash mob “Rocks the Vote”

Editor’s note: In the Oct. 24 issue of the Clarion, it was reported that performers danced to “Gangnam Style.” The performers only danced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Donning their raunchiest clothes and covering their faces with eerie make-up and fake gore, student leaders danced their undead hearts out on Oct. 11. It was a part…


Editorial: Prop. 38 opposes student interests

The passage of Proposition 38 would be hugely detrimental to community colleges, but we just can’t compete with commercials showing children laughing, playing and enjoying their well-funded schools, so we’ll just have to deal with it. If voters pass Prop. 38, the future looks dim for postsecondary education in California. Prop. 38 is competing with…


Citrus College Celebrates Banned Books

“The caged bird sings, with fearful trill, of things unknown but longed for still.” These words are from Maya Angelou’s book of poetry, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Unfortunately, you might never have heard these words before, through no fault of your own. This famous collection that won the Pulitzer Prize was ranked…

Media briefed on Prop. 30

A statewide media teleconference to educate student journalists on the effects of state budget cuts to public education is scheduled for this afternoon. Initiated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the discussion will include analysis of the possible outcomes of the success or failure of Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative in the Nov….


Protester makes an unpopular stand

When religious advocate  Paul Mitchell took up his metaphorical orange box and megaphone and came to Citrus College, the views he expressed urged students to take a side and speak out.   Mitchell held a sign with the words “Go to hell” at the top and “Or repent” at the bottom in bright red, print….


Budget crisis means fewer classes, services

The effects of state budget cuts are becoming more and more visible on campus, especially to those who spent their first day of school waitlisted or scrambling to add classes. It’s no secret that Citrus College has been making cuts—cutting programs, cutting classes, cutting spending. Students ready to storm the Board of Executives room and…