Articles by Sylvia Aparicio


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Distinguished student receives top honor

Two graduating sophomores were recently named “Woman of the Year” at Citrus College. Stephanie Miramontez was honored as co-recipient for her community service on May 30 at the Achievement Awards Banquet.   A graduate of the 2010 Claremont High School class, she resides in Claremont and will attend the University of La Verne in the…

More than 1,000 graduates expected for 2013

The 97th Citrus College Commencement will take place June 15 at 10 a.m. in the stadium. Of the 1,470 students earning associates degrees, 1,145 are expected to walk in the ceremony. “I believe that the class of 2013 will demonstrate the value of their Citrus College education as they transfer to universities or move into…

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Tunes for Less

If you’re tired of having to shell out $10+ for ticket service fees, save yourself some cash and go to local venues instead.   One particular place popular among show goers is Chain Reaction in Anaheim.   The venue is a favorite for local bands to play as it caters to all ages while focusing…

Softball team in it to win it

Just a few weeks ago, the Owls softball team was fighting to make it to the playoffs. Winning their last five games of the Western State Conference finalized their spot in the 2013 California Community College Athletic Association Regional Playoffs.   In order to have a successful defense, you need a strong infield. Luckily, the…

Anticipation Builds for “Do’s” at Hair Show

Prepare to be amazed as the cosmetology students present their annual spring hair show.   This year’s extravaganza entitled “Cirque Du Coiffure” is scheduled for May 9 at 7 p.m. in The Haugh Performing Arts Center.   The event will feature the talents of teams made up of cosmetology department students. Planning and preparation is…

Marijuana use at an all time high

In recent years, Citrus College has had an increase in cases of possession of marijuana. According to the Citrus incident reports, the number of reported cases of marijuana possession have more than tripled from the 2010-12 calendar year.   Currently, the 2013 winter and spring semesters have already had seven reported drug law violations—and it’s…

Citrus Owls vs LA College Monarchs

For the Owls baseball team, their third matchup against the L.A. Valley Monarchs ended in yet another loss, dropping the team record to 10-13 overall and 4-10 in the Western State Conference South play.   While the Owls tried their best to end their six-game losing streak, they fell 5-2 to the Monarchs on March 21….

3…2…1…The Rocket Owls blast off

Imagine being one of 35 student teams to compete in—yes!—rocket science. In a nationwide competition sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Citrus is the only California community college selected to participate in the University Student Launch Initiative, taking place Apr. 17. Six Rocket Owls accompanied by physics professor Lucia Riderer are scheduled to…

Former instructor takes over as dean

A professor of biology and faculty leader has been selected to serve Citrus College as dean of social and behavioral sciences. As of today, Dana Hester, 43, will assume her new responsibilities. Michael Hurtado, Ed. D., former dean of social and behavioral sciences retired in December 2012 after 47 years at Citrus College. Hester earned her…