Articles by David Tate

Softball team will look to power through

“Things rarely turn out the way we expect them to,” may be a clichéd phrase, but it proves true time and again, especially for sports. The Owls’ softball team (2-2) is no exception. Last year, the squad sported a roster with five freshmen for every sophomore. Although they lost in the first round of the…

Class sections added, state funding increased

For the first time in years, California’s community colleges may not have to tighten their belts again, if California Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal works the way he envisions it. For Citrus College students, that means more classes and more services—which could translate into less time needed to transfer. The 74-year-old governor and former…


Mercy-ful beginning

Will the Owls’ softball team go undefeated? Probably not. But they can enjoy the feeling for a few days after freshman catcher Kawehi Ephan sent the Pasadena City College Lancers (3-5) home early Feb. 1, when her monster bomb over the left-field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Citrus (1-0) a 13-5…

Diversity in ‘Holidance!’ production brings joy

“Holidance!” celebrates its 5th year at the Haugh Performing Arts Center with all the spirit and joy artists can communicate through their dancing. Multi-cultural traditions inspired each dancer to put on a performance sure to please, thanks to the expertise of professor John Vaughan. “It is a concert that celebrates the entire holiday season,” said…


Writers With Benefits: Taking the golden ticket

“I think we should see other people.” Usually, this standalone seven-word phrase signals the end of the road, whether you’re in a friends-with-benefits type situation or a five-year committed relationship. “But let’s see where we are in our relationship later.” Now, the situation has changed. You’ve suddenly been granted freedoms that might have been unacceptable before….


Fighting Owls find old swag

After already surpassing last season’s loss total, the Owls men’s basketball team seems to have recaptured some of the magic from the program’s 2011-12 Final Four run. Despite an early 17-point deficit, an abundance of turnovers and abysmal outside shooting, the Owls (5-4) pulled out a 90-81 comeback road win over the El Camino College…

Time for travel

The President of the United States has 14 secretaries. The president of Citrus College has two. Correction: Make that one. Pamela Sewell, administrative assistant to Citrus College superintendent/president Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D., is retiring after 27 years on campus. “I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Pam,” Perri said….


Easygoing employee starts anew

For 24 years, the doors to Pamela McGuern’s various offices have always been open. Now, after nearly a quarter-century of service, McGuern will be closing the doors for the first and final time. It will be a bittersweet moment for McGuern, who says that her daily interactions with students and the Citrus College community are…