Articles by Pat Cordova-Goff


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Opinion: Tip your waiter

What I am about to say is pretty simple: tip your servers after your meal. Although the polite gesture of leaving a few extra dollars on the diner table is second nature to many, it remains up for debate whether it’s morally a necessity. I know what you’re thinking, this has nothing to do with…

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Opinion: It’s okay not to be okay

Photo: Chaicounselors.org   It took me four years to accept the fact that I was depressed, that I am depressed. The social pressure that we place on individuals to act, seem and be mentally stable is a direct factor in the counter-productive reality of our nation’s mental health progress. As we feel the need to…

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Opinion: beyond the stigma, there is a reason to be proud

Throughout high school, students are encouraged to aim for a higher education at top-notch universities. “If you aim for Harvard, you’ll land somewhere great.” Yet, for some reason, that comfortable campus students should be proud to attend never included community colleges. Why? There continues to be a stigma around community colleges being valuable options when…

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Adjusting life to meet success

Acquiring a degree in higher education can often be a challenge for students for several reasons; possible struggles students may face including having to move out of one’s childhood home, finding a way to pay for classes or having to balance school life with employment. For close to 650 students on the Citrus College campus,…

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UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT NAMED ALL-CALIFORNIA

Honors student received the prestigious recognition of All-California Academic Team at a ceremony in Sacramento. Citrus student Joy Liu was one of two students to be selected for the team for her dedication and work ethic on in Citrus’ Phi Thetta Kappa honor society. Liu’s accomplishment was celebrated at a reception in Sacramento, alongside fellow…

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Women’s ensemble shouts ‘hooray for hollywood’

Under the direction of Citrus alumnus Vonetta N. Mixson, the Citrus College Women’s Ensemble will open their annual showcase, this year titled, “Hooray for Hollywood” on June 12 at 8 p.m. and will run until June 14. The women of this musical group were first introduced to Mixson’s musical selection in January and have worked…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

The administration of Azusa Pacific University is at an interesting crossroads behind closed doors; the reconstruction of APU’s sexuality statement sways between the possibility of the university carrying out traditional religiously exclusive views or taking a step to protect the university’s queer-identified students. This is an open letter to those whom this may concern: it…

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Student-athlete earns All-American honors

Citrus athlete Erinn Jaramillo has been named National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association  California Community College All-American for her success on the softball field this season. Jaramillo, 19, who has been on the team for two years, has shown consistent performance on the field and has received multiple recognitions in the past two seasons. “It was the…