Articles by Nubia Valdez


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Opinion: Safety and diversity are necessities on campus

All college campuses need to be safe spaces for students regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. Protests demanding racial equality on college campuses have erupted across the country in recent weeks. They have spread from Yale to the University of Missouri to Claremont McKenna College, right down the street. Different schools across the…

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Lows & Order: Drop in annual crime stats

Campus Safety had a busy year in 2014. According to the recently released annual Jeanne Clery crime report, which reflects all crime reported on campus from the previous year, there was dramatic spike in drug law violations. Yet, campus safety supervisor Ben Macias and lead officer Todd Dickson are not worried by the numbers— they…

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Campus Safety introduce the ‘Citrus Guardian’ app

As shootings on college campuses have become more and more common, like the recent shootings at Umpqua Community College, Northern Arizona University and Texas Southern University, improving safety services is vital. A Campus Safety app for Citrus College students and employees was released on Oct. 19. Citrus is the only community college campus in the…

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Opinion: MY culture is not YOUR costume

As Halloween approaches, people seem to forget that Dia de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” is actually a sacred holiday that dates back thousands of years to the Aztecs. This is just a reminder that the celebration of Dia de los Muertos is not an excuse for a Halloween costume but actually part of…

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Norwegian resistance: “The Epiphany”

What would you do? That is the question posed by Citrus College professor and playwright Bruce Olaf Solheim, Ph.D., in this new drama, “The Epiphany.” The play, based on his own family history, is set in Nazi-occupied Norway in the 1940s. During the invasion in World War II, a Nazi officer took over Solheim’s family…