Artist Features

The Only Way Out Is In: Exclusive panel of women in art

International artists spoke at an art panel on March 8 in the Visual Arts lecture hall about their careers and process of creating art. These artists have their work on display in the art gallery “The Only Way Out is in” in the Visual Arts building until May 12. Much of the panel was focused…

Love, Literature and Lesbians

Before professor Anna Villeneuve’s lesbian romance novels reached the shelves of the Hayden Memorial Library, not much from the genre was present at the library. Villeneuve is an English professor who published her first book, “Take only Pictures,” in 2014 under the pen name Laina, a combination of her and her wife’s first names. She…

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Hip hop artist on the rise to spread hope

While not only being a student at Citrus, but also working two jobs, helping his community and keeping up his relationships, Mario Gonzalez still finds the time to be an aspiring musician in Los Angeles. Driven by dedication and a good heart, Gonzalez pursues his passion for music as a hip hop artist. Through his…

Color imbalance: life of a colorblind photographer

Up until the age of 17, Kevin Alvarez thought he was just “a lazy idiot” who had never learned his colors. Alvarez had just received a job at Party City and showed up in what he thought was protocol uniform: a black shirt and jeans. The first time his Party City manager asked him to…

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When work becomes play, former CSI turned screenwriter

During David Miranda’s 24 years of being a crime scene investigator agent he never carried a gun. Since CSI’s aren’t sworn officers, they aren’t allowed to do so. Miranda, a 61-year-old student at Citrus College with an undeclared major, wrote the play “On Days Like These” based off of real events throughout his career. The…

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Gallery pays tribute to professor through art

Undeclared Citrus College student Leah McCorkle, a hobbyist painter, walking through the Chris VanWinkle Memorial gallery in Hayden Memorial Library.Christian Van Winkle, who died January 23, taught at Citrus College for over 30 years. The Hayden Memorial Library Gallery is featuring the scenic paintings of a late professor from April second through May 13 as…