Articles by James Duffy V

James Duffy V loves to sing a song of one’s self. He is studying journalism at Citrus College and aspires to a career in writing. He cultivates interests in politics, finance, experimental medicine, religion, literature, music, art and gardening. More than any other flora, James would like to sprout the mythical bǐ huā 筆花—that flower the Chinese say springs from a good scribbler’s pen. He firmly believes the first responsibility of a journalist is fiat justitia ruat cælum, do justice and let the heavens fall.


Macabre heartthrobs stalk catwalk in annual Halloween “Creep Show”

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” blared over a public address system to a 100-person crowd. The crowd lightly danced in the Campus Center Mall as the Cosmetology Department’s “Creep Show” began on Oct. 13. “Carving her a forever smile and the limbs of a doll, he finalized his vows by slitting her throat and burned the two…

Watching the Watchers: Constitution Week leads unto Banned Books Week

Hayden Memorial Library assembled its censored books display September 25 to kick off the American Library Association and Amnesty International’s annual Banned Book week, the last in September. “It’s a way to defend the freedom of expression,” said Elizabeth Cook, Hayden Memorial Library’s instructional design librarian. This is Cook’s first year as one of two…

Review: Solheim’s first fiction novel, “Ali’s Bees” debuts in paperback

“Ali’s Bees” is the debut work of fiction by Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim. The story follows a year in the life of orphaned Iraqi refugee and elementary school student, Ali Salam. He has moved to Los Angeles with his beekeeping grandfather after his parents were killed in the Iraq War. Ali is a…