Articles by Melanie Gudino


When the stars align

Falling snow and the northern lights was a great setting for humor, magic and love on May 3 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center.   Citrus College’s theater arts department’s production of “Almost, Maine” was a heartwarming story that reminds everyone that love, in all stages, is a miracle.   The play takes place on…

Cosmetology students give a helping hand to Rosemead High

The Citrus College cosmetology program and Rosemead High School teamed up for an Italian-themed “Mi Amore” prom for Rosemead students with disabilities and disadvantages at the Ebell Club in Los Angeles on April 27.   Michelle Ban, adviser for Rosemead High, helped organize this event along with instructor Tara Douglas, despite the fact that it…

Fresh & Easy

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is best known for their non-traditional adaptation of the self-checkout system, great coupons and daily specials. On that note, when it comes to daily specials, Fresh & Easy “marks down” all prices of food items that are expiring that day. Markdown items often include dairy products, snacks and deli items,…

Revised priority registration may hurt sophomores

The current eligibility for priority registration at Citrus College is veterans, people with disabilities, foster care, honor students, and athletes.  But all that will change for many students who meet these requirements in the fall of 2014, as the Community College Board of Governors is revising eligibility requirements to exclude some students. In a March…

Keep the minimum wage the same

Recently, President Barack Obama proposed in his Feb. 12 State of the Union Address raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9. This 24 percent pay increase will grab the attention of both working and non working citizens, but economists feel uneasy about this proposal—simply because it’s not a good idea. One essential…

Gun control restrictions need implementation

After the recent mass shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook, it is evident that we have a problem. The time has come for Congress to enact reasonable gun control and protect the innocent, so why is Obama’s proposed gun control policy reform being met with so much resistance? Obama’s proposed gun control reform focuses on…

More gun control unneccesary

The second amendment, defining “the right to bear arms” has been on top of the political and public agenda in the United States to help stop gun violence. President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals may help this cause, but will this still keep guns out of the wrong hands? The mass shootings in Newtown, Conn.,…

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Facts and Myths about the Mayan Apocalypse

•The Mayans developed a long count calendar that signifies that when the calendar ends, a new cycle will begin. The calendar was not meant to scare people into thinking that there will not be another day after Dec. 21, 2012. However, the US and Europe have come to believe that the calendar will not reset…

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Writers With Benefits: Sex Myths

“The sexuality in cultures throughout the world ebb and flow. You had a Roman period, a Greek period, where people were more open. Then you have Christianity. When you get to the Victorian era, you get this prudish kind of idea about sex and you get rumors. How do you spread rumors fast? The Internet…