Articles by Joe Moreno


CCSSE survey to gauge student engagment

By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Feedback is key to improvement. To that end, community colleges around the country are gearing up to administer the Community College Survey of Student Engagement to help measure students’ perception of their schools. Citrus College will participate in the CCSSE starting April 23. The University of Texas at Austin, which…

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Lively discussion, debate engage political science students

Professor Niel Christensen instructs his Political Science 103 class. Christensen’s energy helps keep students engaged during the three-hour night class. By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Juvenile delinquents and college students are not usually mentioned in the same breath. Professor Niel Christensen deals with both. By day he teaches social studies at a juvenile court placement…

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Sophomores in the swing of things

Golfer Homerson So is in his second season on the men’s golf team at Citrus College.  So attended West Covina High School and plans to major in chemistry. By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Experience is paying dividends for the men’s golf team. Sophomores Matt Nolan, Joshua Davis and Homerson So have helped pace the Owls,…

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Energy efficiency fuels Cape Owls

Alex Len, 19, math major (far left), Kyle Beers, 31, mechanical engineering major (middle left) and Enrico Gutierrez, 20, mechanical engineering major (right), work on the seat of their vehicle. The CAPE Owls will compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston next month. (Joe Moreno/Citrus College Clarion) By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Students around the…

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Middle inning surge too much for Owls to overcome

Citrus College freshman pitcher Sean Patton cocks back to throw during the second inning of the Owls 6-4 loss to Glendale College on March 15. Patton finished with four strikeouts, surrendering three runs and seven hits over five innings of work. (Dillon Cooper / Citrus College Clarion) By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer For the second…

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Proposed increases for higher education

(Joe Moreno/Clarion) By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Relief for public education in California may be on the way following the release of the governor’s budget proposal for 2014-15. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget calls for total funding of $26.3 billion for higher education, reflecting an increase of $1.1 billion, or 4.2 percent, above 2013-14 funding…

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Worst to first: A coach’s decade of dedication

Coach Boxley works with Sara Moore, #15 of Citrus College during the final inning of the Owls’ walk-off victory against Cypress College on Feb. 27. (Joe Moreno/Clarion) By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer When Jackie Boxley was hired to take over the Citrus College softball program in 2005, the Owls had won only one game in…

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Admin Building nearing completion

Above is an artist rendering of the completed administration building. The projected completion date for construction is set for June and the building will be open for students and faculty by fall semester 2014. (Courtesy of R2A Construction) To put this capitol project into perspective, the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building and the U.S. Bank Building…

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‘Bounce-Back’ stands out on men’s team

Chris Reyes #23 of Citrus College goes up for a layup against Drew Ruffin Cannon, #32 of LA Valley at the Owls’ Nest on Jan. 18, 2014. Reyes finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in the 70-67 loss to the Monarchs. Chris Reyes’ high school resume was good enough to land him…