Articles by Christopher Amurao

I'm just trying to have a good time and produce good journalism. I'm the Web Editor for the Citrus College Clarion. camurao@ccclarion.com


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An Election in a Day

The general election has caused a high amount of voter interest, with local precincts showing early indications of higher than average voter turnout. Voter wait times typically vary depending on the time of day, with spikes during the morning and lunch times as people go before work and during lunch break. “We’ve had over 300…

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Azusa gunman rampages near polling places

A local gunman shot at several people in a residential area Azusa on Election Day, prompting the evacuation of the surrounding neighborhood, middle school, and the closure of two nearby polling places. One man was killed and two women were airlifted to L.A. County Hospital after being shot by an automatic weapon. The deceased man…

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40 years later, justice is served

(Kidnapper and murder of Cindy Hernandez, a prospective Citrus student who went missing in 1976, has been sentenced) In the midst of a drought, the first rain of the season fell the morning of Oct. 17. The water took a slimy texture as it washed away the oils and detritus off the city streets at…

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Women’s volleyball loses to Cuesta College

The Citrus College volleyball team lost in three sets (25-15, 25-23, 25-17) against Cuesta College Oct. 7 at Citrus College. The Owls (1-14) have suffered a disappointing season, but fought hard against the Cuesta Panthers (9-4). In the second set, tied 23-23, the Owls suffered a heartbreaking service error by No 10. Marissa Underwood, dashing…

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Women’s soccer racks up stats in rout over Glendale

The Citrus College women’s soccer team defeated Glendale College at home, 5-0, on Oct. 7. After a close victory (1-0) against LA Valley College in which Emily Fadem scored the lone, game-winning goal, the Owls’ offense returned to Citrus Stadium and scored in bunches. The win against the visiting Vaqueros is their second in a row, bringing the…

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Running in circles – Women’s soccer falls to .500

The Citrus College women’s soccer team lost against Fullerton College (2-7), falling to a 5-5 record halfway through the season. It was an unexpected loss. Fullerton College, on a seven-game losing streak, has been battered by injuries, including their goalkeeper. “It is a good moral victory for us,” Hornets head coach Pam Lewin said. “Our…

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Owls suffer first loss of season to Southwestern

No handshakes were exchanged after Citrus College’s first loss of the season to Southwestern College, 44-28. As the Citrus Owls lined midfield for the traditional post-game handshake, the Southwestern Panthers huddled on the east side of the field, with some players shouting obscenities in the direction of the home crowd at Citrus Stadium. The verbal exchanges…

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Citrus STEM Researchers Produce Results

Walls were broken down at the Fifth Annual STEM Research Symposium in the Citrus College Handy Campus Center. The campus center began to get stuffy as over 300 observers came to see students’ results from Citrus’ Summer Research Program. To bring in some fresh air, directors took down the collapsible wall that divides the room. Erika…