Articles by Megan Bender

Megan is the Managing Editor and Ad Manger for the Clarion as well as a lead staffer and writer for Logos magazine. She has served three consecutive semesters as the editor-in-chief for the Clarion and is now focusing on supporting her staff and leaving a substantial foundation for future student journalists at Citrus College. Megan is currently studying for her associate transfer degree in journalism and plans to graduate spring 2017.


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Marijuana still not allowed on campus

Now that sale, consumption and possession of marijuana is legal in California for adults 21 and older, laws and policies across the state will begin to change to adapt. Citrus, however, will make no changes to their policies on drug use and possession. In a campus wide memorandum, Dean of Students Maryann Tolano-Leveque said the…

Color imbalance: life of a colorblind photographer

Up until the age of 17, Kevin Alvarez thought he was just “a lazy idiot” who had never learned his colors. Alvarez had just received a job at Party City and showed up in what he thought was protocol uniform: a black shirt and jeans. The first time his Party City manager asked him to…

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Student shot and killed in attempted robbery

Juan Vidal, 25-year-old Citrus College student, was shot and killed in an attempted robbery of Jack in the Box in El Monte on Oct. 21, as reported by CBS Los Angeles. Vidal, who was studying to be a pharmacist, was working the counter when a masked man attempted to rob the fast-food restaurant. CBS Los…

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Let’s talk: a special submission on mental illness

Editor’s Note: In light of mental illness awareness week, the Psychology Club submitted an article to the Clarion featuring personal experiences of Citrus College students with mental illness. As the editor-in-chief and as someone who has been a support system to loved ones suffering from mental illness as well as experienced mental illness firsthand, I…

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On the safe side: 2015 Clery report released

Campus safety has released its annual security report which includes 2015 crime statistics at Citrus College. Citrus’ largest violation category, drug and alcohol violations, has dropped from 46 counts in 2014 to 26. The Jeanne Clery Act, which was instituted in 1990, requires all colleges and universities, both public and private, to disclose campus safety…

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Beyond Citrus: Extending the Gold Line East

With the opening of the Gold Line in March came the promise of new adventures. The San Gabriel Valley is now connected to everything Los Angeles has to offer through the light rail, turning an hour and a half or more long journey into maybe a 30-minute ride. Now that the tracks have made it…