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Motivated By Faith

Faith Butterfield was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when she was 2 years old. Butterfield, now a 20-year-old fine arts major from Pomona attending Citrus College, lives with autism spectrum disorder. She said she promotes inclusion of all people and continues to persevere and develop despite any trials and tribulations she may face. According to…

Ruff waters: Unlikely mascot cheers on aquatics

The swim team has an unlikely new mascot on the pool deck, a service dog named Bayern who has an energetic personality and an uplifting journey. Bayern is a golden retriever who has positively influenced a team and changed his owner’s life in more ways than one. Gregory Ellender, Bayern’s owner, is a veteran who…

Chasing a dream

Quintin Bailey knows first hand how difficult it can be to leave family and move to a new country to pursue dreams. Bailey, a freshman on the Citrus men’s basketball team came to the United States from Stratford, New Zealand in order to pursue his basketball career in an environment where basketball is popular. Bailey…

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…

New leadership breathes fresh life into film club

In the span of about two and a half years, Citrus student Matthew Ronquillo has brought new life into the Citrus College Film Club. As president of the club, Ronquillo has been advocating change and raising awareness for his club as well others on campus. Ronquillo was disappointed with the lack of organization and motivation…

A fortune cookie comes true

A full-time student, and part-time worker, Shane Malins finds the time to write the music for the indie rock band Fortune Boy. Malins, 21, is a music business major at Citrus College. While he is not studying, Malins is writing and performing concerts as the frontman of Fortune Boy. The band consists of Nicholas Pedroza,…

A goodbye to Citrus and hello to retirement

With 25 years of combined service to Citrus College’s technology department, Linda Welz and Glenna Johnson will retire this spring. Welz, who serves as the chief information services officer, bid farewell on March 18 and will now mark the period in her life when she can start to knock off her list of 50 things…

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…