Articles by Pat Cordova-Goff


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Owls softball qualify for super regionals

The Citrus Softball team began their regional playoffs tournament with a victory over San Bernardino Valley College, 5-4 on Saturday, May 2. As 2015 champions of the Western State Conference Blue Division , this was the ninth playoff appearance for the Owls in the last 10 season, entering this year at the highest seed in…

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Vocal group to tour China for the first time

The Citrus Singers are making history with their first trip to China. For 15 days, the Singers are booked to perform 10 times and tour five cities. Four staff members and 37 students depart on May 13 and return June 3. They will join musical groups from around the world at the annual choral festival…

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Educational success validates alumni’s struggle

At age 13, concerns of the average teenager can vary from passing school classes, to finding a prom date. However, for some teens, the unexpected delivery of life-changing news from the family doctor can jolt them into harsher realities. Citrus College alumnus Daniel Celebertti, former ASCC vice president, now 28 years old, was diagnosed with…

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Speaker to address racial prejudice

Dr. Claudia Owens Shields will be speaking Thursday Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Campus Center East Wing.(Facebook) In recognition of Black History Month, Citrus College will welcome a returning speaker to discuss actively combating racial prejudice on Thursday, Feb. 26. Born in the middle of the civil rights movement, the childhood of Claudia…

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‘Sniper’ reveals American truth

The 2015 biopic “Selma” set out to recall a nonviolent march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that was met with violent opposition. The march was a factor leading up to President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet it is Clint Eastwood’s film “American Sniper” that has Americans marching into…

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Russian ballet captivates Citrus

The Russian National Ballet Theater performed Swan Lake at the Haugh Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8 (Courtesy of the Haugh Performing Arts Center) More than a thousand guests filled the seats of the Haugh Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8 to witness the talent of the Russian National Ballet Theater perform the iconic “Swan…

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Looking back at 2014

Penn State students unite for a civil protest following the events in Ferguson, MI., on Dec. 2. Dressed in black, the students laid across the floor of the HUB building holding posters that read “Black Lives Matter.” (Courtesy of Tribune News Service) By Pat Cordova-Goff | Staff Writer A quick look back of 2014 brings…

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LUSA leading the way

Latino Unidos Student Association club members host their annual event “Dia de Los Muertos.” This is one of three major events LUSA organzies to celebrate Latino students and the Latino culture. (Vanessa Maldonado/Clarion) By Pat Cordova-Goff | Staff Writer Most college campuses are the epitome of diversity. From race and religion, to sexual orientation and…

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Get to know LGBTQ

The guest speakers and panelists of Azusa’s first “Get To Know Me” gathered for a photo after a successful first-ever LGBTQ community forum in the city. This year’s GTKM forum will be held at the Azusa City Hall Auditorium on Dec. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. (Courtesy of Helen Jaramillo) By Pat Cordova-Goff| Staff…