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A fighting chance

By Careesa Campbell | News Editor Tejada, 27, was diagnosed in August with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is usually curable. “I knew it,” he said. “Everyone was telling me [the tumor] was probably nothing, but…what else could it be? When [the doctor] said it was cancer, it was what I expected.”…

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Alumni find their ‘Way Back’ home

Alumni Faith Carrion, 25, and Ray Barcelo, 25, rehearse their duet “Fine” from “Ordinary Days” to prepare for a cabaret titled “A Way Back to Then.” The performance is Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre.(Careesa Campbell/Clarion) By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer A special benefit concert to be performed in the Little Theatre…

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Volleyball team kicks off season

Middle blocker Cassandra Freitag and freshman setter Jackie Hall block the ball during a practice scrimmage. The Owls first home game is today at 6 p.m. (Evan Solano/Clarion) By Careesa Campbell | News Editor By Danielle Carlson | Staff Writer The Owls volleyball team takes on their first pre-season match against Cypress College today at 6…

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CCSF faces uphill battle in pending lawsuit

(L-R) Friends of City College Co-Founder Tracy Wheeler and City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees member Rafael Mandelman stand by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s side, Jan. 6, 2014, at the college’s Chinatown/North Beach campus as Pelosi speaks in support of the San Francisco college during its accreditation crisis. (Courtesy of Santiago Mejia…

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Starting again

By Careesa Campbell | News Editor Forgetting moments in life are inevitable. But for a member of the Citrus College Foundation, her entire life’s history was lost. Celeste Palmer can remember only 14 years of the 64 years of her life. On May 1, 2000, shortly after her 50th birthday, a young driver ran a stop…

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Thirsteas: blended to perfection

A Thirsteas employee shows a customer some of the menu offerings on display. The restaurant is a short walking distance from campus at the corner of Barranca Avenue and Alosta Avenue. By Careesa Campbell | Opinions Editor  From trendy acai bowls, fusion teas and healthy smoothies, to milk tea and fluff ice, Thirsteas Fresh Juice &…

When media coverage goes too far

By Careesa Campbell | Opinions Editor  News coverage is the most dangerous when there isn’t any news. When reporters are left without answers to a disaster, people around the world go into a panic. They rely on the media to give them anything to help them understand, but this is where the danger lies. When there…

A not so sweet treat

By Careesa Campbell | Opinions Editor  The Kool ‘n’ Frooti in Glendora is a sparkling clean shop, but looks can be deceiving. Upon walking in the empty store late Wednesday afternoon, I was not greeted by anyone. In fact I was inside for about 15 minutes with no sign of an employee anywhere. It wasn’t until…

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Research a career in STEM

By Careesa Campbell | Opinions Editor  Engineering majors and other students recently had the opportunity to participate in a STEM career fair in the Center for Innovation. Three guest speakers each delivered a PowerPoint which broke down their careers in order to give the students real life examples of all the job possibilities an aspiring engineering…