Articles by Megan Bender

Megan is on her second semester as Managing Editor and Ad Manger for the Clarion as well as a contributor for Logos magazine. She has served three consecutive semesters as the editor-in-chief previously for the Clarion and is now focusing on supporting her staff and leaving a substantial foundation for future student journalists at Citrus College. Megan has received a transfer degree in journalism and is finishing a second transfer degree in communications.


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REVIEW: A ‘spoonful’ of Disney

My oh my, what a wonderful night… sort of. Nostalgia, laughter and tears swept the Haugh Performing Arts Center Oct. 13 with Disney classics dating as far back as 1947. Though creativity in song performance was not present, overall it was a delightful concert. Citrus College’s Sierra Wind Symphony and Concert Choir opened the annual…

Days without incident

On any given day Trisha MacFarlane, 29,  passes as the average student and woman. During her week she attends school, work, church and repeats. On the weekends MacFarlane visits her horse Jazzmin, spends time with friends and goes to church again. But on any given day, she is at risk of what the average student…

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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…