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Library recharged: Charging stations meet student needs

The Hayden Library’s installation of two KwikBoost charging stations was a response to student needs. The charging stations were the result of a bi-annual survey and the stations allow students to charge their mobile devices. The library conducts the bi-annual survey in April and October. In April, the library surveyed about 500 students. The students…

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Mobile Food Pantry Serves Citrus Community

Thanks to ASCC funding, Citrus College students had the opportunity to take advantage of a mobile food truck. Maryanne Tolano-Leveque, dean of students, said that this started to help homeless students and then she realized that food insecurity is one of the issues for students. “Maybe (students) do have a home, but paying for food…

Movement is Medicine – Be Perfect Foundation spreads paralysis awareness.

Walking is a gift, and in a split second this gift can be taken away. Be Perfect was created to gift back. Hal Hargrave Jr, founder of Be Perfect, is living with paralysis. Be Perfect is an organization in Claremont providing support for people living with paralysis. Hargrave was on his way to play baseball…

Laying out a new image

Citrus has been hit by the retirement bug the last 12 months. Desks cleared out, empty walls, name placards vacant. However, three new hires began to fill the void left by their predecessors. The external and government relations department welcomed Tom Dellner as the new executive director and Doug Schultz as digital communication and publications…

Influence of 50 cents: The rise of minimum wage

For some, a fifty-cent wage increase may not seem like much. For Citrus student employees, it makes all the difference. “Ten-fifty an hour is better than what we were getting paid last semester, which was ten dollars flat,” political science major Juan Soto said. At the beginning of the year, California made a statewide minimum…

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Campus holds first ever pow wow event

The Native American Student Association, a club on campus, held a pow wow event at Citrus College for the first time ever. The event was open to the public and other communities surrounding the campus. The event was on May 20. The purpose of the pow wow was to promote cultural awareness of indigenous peoples…

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…