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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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…

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ASCC party generates political conversation

When representatives from the Los Angeles County Democratic Party reached out to the Associated Students of Citrus College to table, ASCC decided to take it a step further. Student Trustee Jennifer Chavez and Senator Andrew Di Giovanna co-authored a Proposition to expand the idea to the first political event of this kind, just in time…

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Flu Season

The fall season is upon us and a change in weather usually brings about the flu. This highly contagious illness can spread easily especially among students in close proximity to one another. To combat the disease, the Citrus College Health Center is offering flu shots administered on site by a health center nurse. The flu…

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Corrections/Clarifications found from Issue 2

Mental Health Editorial, page 3 “The Student Health Center at Citrus College sponsors anxiety support group and grief counseling, but these only meet a few times a month.” This is not the only available service at the Student Health Center for mental health issues, to clarify. The Student Health Center also offers counseling for specific…