Articles by Cristian Manrique


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Kerry Carter: Athlete of the Year

“I wouldn’t say I’m religious, but my faith is really strong.”   Tattoos cover his arms. Most of them depict the life of Jesus. The biggest image is of the “Last Supper.”   Kerry Carter is a 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound basketball player who plays guard for the Citrus College men’s basketball team. He is the 2013 co-winner…

The road less traveled

His mother came in his room and said “Let’s go to the United States, pack up your bags.”   Today, Said Lopez, 23, is majoring in business at Citrus College. Lopez was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico; there he was born three months premature with cerebral palsy which explains why his left leg did…

Dancers delight in showcase

Citrus choreography students displayed their moves at the Haugh Performing Arts Center on May 27. Director Jennifer Allgaier has taught dance at Citrus for three years and directed her first showcase. “Dancing in Heaven” opened with 13 student dancers. They were all dressed in colorful neon clothes making them pop when dancing across the stage…

Proposed e-cig ban is misguided

This is a call to action fellow students of Citrus College, grab your computers and email your state senator to say “No” to SB 648.   SB 648 is a bill proposed by State Senator Tom Corbett to ban vapor products wherever smoking is banned and is currently at the State Senate level.   For those…

Disappointing baseball season comes to an end

It’s been another tough baseball season for the Fighting Owls. The 2013 campaign finished with a 14-21 overall record and 8-16 record in conference play.   This is Citrus’ second straight losing season following last year’s 16-20 record.   With a 14-21 record you would think that the Owls never had a chance in the…

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Grouping the greenbacks

Living cheaply and enjoying yourself cheaply ain’t easy, but with a site that offers cheap deals on various things like food, events, and items will help you enjoy yourself cheaply.   Groupon is a site that offers daily deals on a variety of things from moderately to extremely discounted prices and you have options to…

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Special student savings

Not many things in life are free, especially for college students who don’t make much money or have money at all.   However, Amazon, the online site, offers a free Amazon Prime membership for college students.   Amazon Student is a free membership program created especially for college students. Members receive benefits such as six…

Owls finish season on sour note

It’s been a tough season all year for the Fighting Owls and Friday’s game against the #5 ranked Glendale Vaqueros was no different.   Citrus starting pitcher Oscar Gomez got into a jam at the top of the first inning giving up singles to the first three batters. With two runners on base, Glendale’s Oscar…