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‘Russian’ to the top

The Citrus College Cosmetology Program is home to the best hair stylist in California. Natalia Pryannik, 38, cosmetology student, entered the California State Hair Show Individual Student Championship in 2015. With the guidance of Albert Graciano, professor of hair color and hair design, she won first place in the statewide competition. Pryannik said wanting to…

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Brothers in and out of the pool

Some brothers don’t always have to share the same DNA but sometimes a passion for a particular sport can create bonds. Citrus College water polo players Mark Cordts, 19, biology major, and RJ Renteria, 19, business major, prove just that. Of course, some teammates share special bonds. Cordts and Renteria share a different story, their…

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Velazquez makes a splash in Europe

Courtesy of Citrus College Sports Information Office   First-year water polo player Daniel Velazquez is already planning to move to Europe to play the sport professionally. Velazquez, 18, is a nursing major at Citrus College and went to Hungary last summer with the City of Commerce Aquatics Swimming and Water Polo club team, a well-known,…

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Let’s talk about family: Hispanic Heritage, Astrid

My parent’s struggles, sacrifices and hopes have molded me into the person I am today. My parents were both born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico where they lived a very simple and humble childhood. Their respective families provided them with a roof over their heads and enough food on the table. The Mexican educational system…

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Linking charity with performing arts

When people think of actors, words like “egotistical” and “pretentious” often come to mind. Rarely do people ever describe actors as selfless. Citrus student Jacquie Fregeolle, 23, is looking to change that. Currently the secretary to the assistant of the dean of performing arts, Fregeolle has spent her life acting, directing, producing, and doing everything…