Articles by Jordon Lowndes


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Meet the candidates: Cristina Madrid

Former mayor of Azusa Cristina Madrid has her eyes on the Area 1 seat of the Citrus Community College District of the Board of Trustees. Madrid and her family have been involved with Citrus College for decades. “My family members have come here: my son, my niece, my nephew, my father, myself, my mother,” Madrid…

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Witness the trial of Judas Iscariot

Does the man who betrayed the Son of God deserve mercy? The Citrus theatre department will explore this question during their production of “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” Despite the title, the play does not focus on the titular character’s last days on earth, but rather his trial in the afterlife. Aaron Bess, 20,…

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Putting the offense on defense

The women’s water polo team at Citrus College has two goalkeepers and they do more to protect their team than just blocking balls. According to Kierra Wright 19, she and the Fighting Owls’ other goalie, Rose Takeuchi, 18, are in charge of guiding the team. “We mostly control the game,” Wright said. “We control what…

So You Want to Start a Club

Clubs provide an easy way to get involved at Citrus College. Even if a student is unable to find a club that he or she likes, starting one from scratch is not a very difficult task. Gabriel Nadeles, 19, founder and former president of Young Americans for Liberty’s chapter at Citrus College, went through this…

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Connecting with Anime

­­­­­ The mood was tense, the two debate teams anxiously waiting to sway their audience. The referee pounded his gavel to demand silence, causing all present to reluctantly hold their peace. The Pokémon vs. Digimon debate was about to begin. Despite having a bias for Digimon, Anime Connection club president Christian Hernandez, 20, agreed with…

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A long term solution to beat textbook prices

Textbooks cause extensive damage to student budgets every semester. Art Corral, 31, president of the honor society Alpha Gamma Sigma, believes that publishers have strong-armed the market into overpricing textbooks. “I have every bit of confidence that if the school could, they would sell us books at a much cheaper price,” Corral said. Despite this,…