Articles by Jessica Sosa


Success rates high despite decrease

The recently released Student Success Scorecard revealed that the first-time Citrus College students in 2010-2011 had an overall completion rate of 50.5 percent. The rate decreased from the 2009-2010 first-time students’ overall completion rate of 52.9 percent. According to Lan Hao, Ph.D., director of institutional research, planning and effectiveness, a completion rate is a percentage…

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And still she rises

When she was just 12 years old, Caitlin Lopez received news that she had developed a brain tumor the size of a quarter. But Lopez, a Citrus College communications major, is just like any other college student. She can usually be found sitting in the Honors Transfer Program student lounge typing up a paper or…

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Accreditation committee under scrutiny

Citrus College is anxiously awaiting the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges’ decision that will determine its accreditation standing that is expected to be given by February 2016. The ACCJC, the agency that sent a visiting team to evaluate Citrus College two months ago, is now under scrutiny. Campus officials were anticipating positive feedback…

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Mind power: Reactivated psychology club comes to campus

A national honor society for community college psychology students has been revived at Citrus College. Due to a lack of leadership, the club was deactivated three years ago. Jeffrey Thompson, a fairly new adjunct professor, initiated the reactivation of Psi Beta. The club was pitched to students and faculty in spring 2015 and became officially…

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Opinion: Meatless Monday

About a year and a half ago until my dad came home with numerous health problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and abnormally swelling calves. Our doctor strongly recommended a healthier diet, making it a point to mention that he needed to cut down on his meat consumption. My mother quickly altered the…

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Determination is the new black: Jackie Cruz

Photo:Nubia Valdez Actress Jackie Cruz from “Orange is the New Black” told students about the accident she went through that changed her life at 17-years-old on Nov. 19 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. Cruz is the second speaker to be a part of the new Citrus College speaker series.   Actress Jackie Cruz from…

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‘Epiphany’ production heads home to Norway

With the fall of the final curtain, playwright and Citrus College history professor, Bruce Solheim, Ph.D. feels like the family created during “The Epiphany” production is breaking up. “There’s this great joy that you get from having done a good job but then there is also a sadness you get from having to go your…

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Pushing through life’s obstacles

Students who are faced with unexpected and difficult life-changing events often think they have no other choice but to leave school. But for Citrus College honors student Nicole Wassef, 24, nothing could stop her from getting an education. Wassef, who is double majoring in philosophy and neuroscience, said  she has always wanted to be a…