Articles by Cole Petersen


The heroes within us

We all can be heroes.  No, we don’t wear capes or have special powers, but we all have personal villains to face and take decisive action against.   Community college students are often confronted by dark phantoms such as learning disabilities, financial obstacles, lack of support and direction, and self-criticism.   Disabilities both physical and…

Lock it or lose it

How secure is your bike? Yes you locked it to a campus bike rack, but locks are easier to crack than you may think. We will test a metal cord lock, a U-lock, and a metal chain, to see how they hold up. Cord bike locks range in price from $5 to $15, which students…

Being your own doctor may be your best bet

Feeling sick? In today’s world you have to become a medical researcher just to get the right help.  At least that is how many of us feel.   Pressure is on doctors to see more and more patients, which means that they have less and less time to spend thoroughly diagnosing our conditions and considering…

Thwarting the thefts

Citrus is becoming a safer place to lock your bike, but bike thefts are on the rise nationally.   It is estimated that there are 1.5 million bikes stolen every year according to The National Bike Registry. The hot spot for bicycle thefts is college campuses.   Bike thieves can pick and chose which bikes…

Forestry program blooms

For students who care about preserving our resources and sustaining them, the Wildlife Resources and Forestry program at Citrus College is your answer.   The program consists of seven classes ranging from plant identification to wildland fire management. In as little as three semesters students are able to receive a certificate of achievement.   Monica…

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Get paid to shop

Lets face it; no one likes footing the bill on groceries. I of all people can’t stand going and buying my groceries at once, I try to only buy what I need and when I need it.   I thought that this method was the smart thing to do until I witnessed someone doing “extreme couponing.” I…

‘Legally Blonde’ takes center stage at HPAC

When Elle Woods arrives at Harvard law school, she is met with hostility from classmates and professors alike. However, in “‘Legally Blonde:’ The Musical,” she proves herself to her peers and the audience, through hard work and personality. ‘Legally Blonde’ is coming to the Haugh Performing Arts Center for a three-night run. Showtimes are April…

Veterans Network suffering from basketball Madness

Want a shot of winning a basketball tournament? Now is your chance to fulfill the dream. The Veterans Network is sponsoring a basketball tournament Friday in the gymnasium from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Physiology major Fernando Salazar Jr., 31, president of the Veterans Network, is organizing the event. He is the brainchild behind it….