Student Features

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,…

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And still she rises

When she was just 12 years old, Caitlin Lopez received news that she had developed a brain tumor the size of a quarter. But Lopez, a Citrus College communications major, is just like any other college student. She can usually be found sitting in the Honors Transfer Program student lounge typing up a paper or…

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Marijuana still not allowed on campus

Now that sale, consumption and possession of marijuana is legal in California for adults 21 and older, laws and policies across the state will begin to change to adapt. Citrus, however, will make no changes to their policies on drug use and possession. In a campus wide memorandum, Dean of Students Maryann Tolano-Leveque said the…

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Return to sender: A DREAMER under Trump’s Presidency

Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election has left undocumented residents and their families with a grim uncertainty of being able to remain in the United States. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act has allowed any undocumented minors in the U.S. to have benefits that would not otherwise be granted to those…

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RISE prepare for spring NASA competitions

The Research in Science and Engineering teams from Citrus College are in the early steps of preparation for a Student Launch Rocket challenge. The Rocket Owls will be competing in the Student Launch competition and the Galactic Owls of RISE will be competing in the Human Exploration Rover challenge. The competitions are separate but will…

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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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Mother accomplishes lifelong dream at 45

Emma Collins, a mother of five, decided to attend Citrus College to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse last year after working to support her family for about 30 years. Collins was one of 19 students to receive their nursing pins on Aug. 25, finally accomplishing that dream. The pins represent the nursing…

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Citrus celebrates students’ path to success

Surrounding the seating area was a line of quotes sent in from transferring students giving credit to influential faculty, staff or friends who have influenced their lives on at the Transfer Achievement Reception June 2 in the Campus Center Mall.   The road to success often begins at a community college but does not end…