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Twin takeover: Soccer brothers

Joel and Noel Rosales live and breathe the game of soccer and nothing has separated the twin brothers since a one minute difference at birth. “We have played soccer since we were six years old,” Noel said. “We have played together for 13 years, always on the same team and never against each other.” Joel…

Days without incident

On any given day Trisha MacFarlane, 29,  passes as the average student and woman. During her week she attends school, work, church and repeats. On the weekends MacFarlane visits her horse Jazzmin, spends time with friends and goes to church again. But on any given day, she is at risk of what the average student…

Success rates high despite decrease

The recently released Student Success Scorecard revealed that the first-time Citrus College students in 2010-2011 had an overall completion rate of 50.5 percent. The rate decreased from the 2009-2010 first-time students’ overall completion rate of 52.9 percent. According to Lan Hao, Ph.D., director of institutional research, planning and effectiveness, a completion rate is a percentage…

Musician Finds New Passion with Anthropology

Logan Kruger attends school, tutors, goes out to eat with friends and on some nights he plays the drums for his hardcore band, Same Son. There was a time when Kruger considered being in a band was the only career option for him. “I’ve always had this drive to perform, express myself in different ways,”…

Musical Chairs

The students of the Citrus College Recording Arts program may spend most their time behind a mixing board, but there are still moments when they must act fast outside the control room. Former student, Andrew Cook knew that feeling all too well when he saw a $4,000 microphone falling as he was setting up for…

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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…