Articles by David Tate


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State’s largest community college fighting to stay alive

This summer, a bombshell dropped amongst the college community. However, it didn’t come in the form of a summer blockbuster or Pharrell Williams track. On the day before Independence Day, education journalists across the state received notifications of an important press conference that would be held in mere hours. City College of San Francisco—the largest…

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Bookshop, coffee bar closed today and tomorrow

  We’ve posted several reviews of nearby eateries and coffee spots, so if you need a caffeine fix or a snack to get you through that riveting lecture on the atomic mass of nitrogen, come prepared the next two days. Both the Owl Bookshop and newly added Art and Coffee Bar will be closed until July 3…

Roll on down for affordable sushi

We were trying to kill time before our classes and our stomachs wanted something different. That’s when we saw Rolling Rice on the corner of Alosta and Citrus Avenues. When we walked in, it was a nice quiet place and people were enjoying their meals. We witnessed the sign stating “Under New Management” and figured…

Fighting Owls appoint new head coaches

At the start of a sports season, it’s usually the coaches looking over a sea of new faces, assessing the talent in front of them. This fall, two new faces will belong to those holding the clipboards. Athletic counselor Alicia Longyear and former Citrus athlete Kenny Clements will be taking the reins of the cross-country…

A one-sided weed debate

In response to an increase of marijuana use on campus, Citrus College officials hosted a “Let’s Talk About Marijuana” workshop on May 22 in the Campus Center. The event, which turned contentious at times, drew a turnout of more than 50 students. Workshop presenters focused mostly on the negative effects of marijuana usage. Student participants…

Celebrating softball

This year at the softball field on the south end of campus, tucked away between the tennis courts and the golf range, Citrus history was being made. We’d like to applaud the Owls softball team for their sweep of the Cypress Chargers to give the Citrus women their first trip to the California Community College…

A performance best forgotten

The annual Citrus Singers’ performance is bittersweet every year, as is always the case when a close-knit group says goodbye for the last time. Unfortunately, this year’s matinee performance was more consistent in spirit than execution. The normally tightly-executed and well-timed steps of choreographer John Vaughan weren’t evident, including miscues on simple moves like a group mic lean. And while the Singers had some standout voices,…

Budget revise brings big hope for education

After a half-decade pattern of decreased funding, program reductions and class cuts, California community colleges finally have something to celebrate. Gov. Jerry Brown released his latest draft of the California state budget May 14. Projections for statewide expenditures either stayed true to or decreased from estimates in his first draft released in January, with the…