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From students to scientists: Paid research experience for STEM

For science, technology, engineering and math majors at Citrus College, finding an opportunity to gain experience and earn a stipend may be only an application away. Project director Marianne Smith, Ph.D., provides STEM students with research opportunities in a real-world work environment through the Summer Research Experience program. “We developed this program so we could…

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‘Hair raising’ Halloween hair styles

Two creative worlds collided at the Halloween Hair Show showcase hosted by the Cosmetology Club on Oct. 29. With the energetic acting of models, fantasy and horror characters created by the cosmetology club came to life at the campus center. The showcase featured three categories, fantasy, horror and fantasy/horror hair and make up, all created…

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‘Gassin’ up the competition

The CAPE Owls are preparing to submit not one, but two prototypes to the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Detroit. The CAPE Owls are a group of automotive and engineering students who collaborate to build fuel-efficient vehicles. The Citrus Automotive Physics Engineering Program is part of the Citrus Research in Science and Engineering program, which encourages…

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Out of this world: Planetary Society looks to the stars

The Planetary Society, the first ever community college outreach group of the Planetary Society has landed at Citrus College. “I think it’s a really important group,” said David Kary, Ph.D., professor of astronomy. “It is one of the few organizations that actually advocates for science in terms of outreach to the public and direct lobbying…

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Metal on the ‘ryse’

Metal Alliance president Raiden Ikeda (left) performs with his band Exalted during the “Rise of the Tyrants” concert in the Campus Center on May 22. (Evan Solano/Clarion) It may just be noise to you, but for music performance major Raiden Ikeda, metal means more than loud guitars and guttural vocals. As he puts it, discovering…

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Make way for Anime

As one of the oldest clubs at Citrus College, Anime Connection transformed the Campus Center into an anime convention on May 28, by sharing anime’s universal subgenres contained in art drawings, J-pop and J-rock (Japanese) music, and costumes with open the college community. “Anime is universal to unite everyone from all walks of life to…

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Creating a safe place

A safe haven can be found within GSA. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance, formerly known as the Gay-Straight Alliance, centers on the union of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. GSA creates a tight knit sense of community where students of the LGBT community and their allies can engage in comfortable…

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Cape Owls to compete in Motor City’s Shell Eco-Marathon

The Cape Owls (left to right): Jimmy Lam, James Couch, Alec Nystrom, Oumnia Maaouni and Casey Rudd. The team is making final adjustments to their vehicle which will be included in this years Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit, Michigan. (Jaclyn Spencer/Clarion) This past Sunday marked the members of the Citrus College Automotive Physics Eco-Marathon Owl members…

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Photo club focuses on the big picture

Aspiring photographers honing in on their artistic and technical skills find common ground with like-minded students in the Photography Club. This well established campus club is active both on and off campus, photographing college activities, local events and group trips. Bob Orso, a fine arts professor who teaches Photo 101, is the faculty adviser. Ricky…