Articles by David Tate


Owls come up short in comeback attempt

Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Bases loaded. Down two runs, it’s a chance to complete a comeback against your school’s biggest rival. Every ballplayer’s dream. Three pitches later, it was over. The Owls men’s baseball team (10-15, 4-10 WSC) was able to make it interesting in the end, but never fully recovered from giving…

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Faculty member calls out trustee

The college’s biggest newsmakers have no plans on relinquishing that title anytime soon. In what’s becoming a recurring theme, Citrus College Faculty Association president John Fincher dropped a bombshell during the Mar. 19 meeting of the Board of Trustees when he alleged that board member Gary Woods from Azusa isn’t from Azusa at all. “It’s…

Teachers Talk: Denise Kaisler

AUTHOR’S NOTE: In this article, Denise Kaisler was previously referred to as an astrologist. Astrologists do not exist. Kaisler does. That change has been reflected here. My apologies. Denise Kaisler is a science nerd—and proud of it.   She’s also one of the cool ones. If you couldn’t tell from her spiked hair or celestial…

Gauchos bring men’s basketball season to a close

The Citrus men’s basketball team (16-11, 6-4 WSC) will not be returning to the California Community College Athletics Association Final Four for the fourth consecutive season after falling to the Saddleback Gauchos (26-4, 12-0 OEC) 78-64 March 2.   The season did not live up to the standards of seasons past, as the Owls have…

Shedding light on the Feb. 20 gun scare

If you think the first day of a new college semester isn’t disorienting enough, try adding an imagined gunman to the mix. Then take him away, add a heavy dose of rumors and sprinkle in a side of canceled classes.   You should come up with something that closely resembles the scene on the Citrus…

Editor’s corner: Count your blessings

In an ideal world, no parent would have to bear the burden of outliving their child.   But the world we live in is far from ideal.   Almost every day I hear or see a story of a random death, ranging from school shootings to tragic accidents. I’m sure you do as well. Ninety-nine…

Editor’s Corner: I’m asking nicely

I am the editor-in-chief of a community college newspaper. That means a lot of things.   It means I’m a student, just like most of you. I go to classes, I take my tests and come back the next day to do it again. I want to graduate, get a job and build a career….