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Rocket Scientists Welcome GCC Students and Faculty

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Emiliano Chavez, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

Science geeks who build robots that can take over the world are typically what come to mind when people think of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. However, the facility is not as out-of-this world or detached from the public as people may think. GCC faculty and students have the opportunity to work... Read more »

College Film Festival Aims to Inspire

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Miyu Kawamura, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

This year, GCC’s Film Collective will celebrate Thanksgiving with the campus’ first Student Film Festival. Participants will present their films between Nov. 28 and 30. Julio Espino, the president of the Film Collective, a club on campus dedicated to filmmaking, came up with the idea of holding a... Read more »

New Professors Welcomed to Several Departments

Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

The fall semester welcomed 11 new full-time professors to GCC faculty. The divisions receiving professors are English, mathematics, and visual arts, in addition to biology, chemistry, and health. Newly hired English professors Reid Kerr and Gabriel Gomez both aim to incorporate creativity into their... Read more »

Students Advised to Apply For Financial Aid Early

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Melinda Ebrahimi, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

One of the most dreaded experiences of starting a new semester is waiting in the notoriously long, tedious line at the financial aid office. According to Patricia Hurley, the associate dean and financial aid director, the long line outside of the office is largely due to procrastination, as students... Read more »

Dance Performance 2014 – Exclusive Slideshow Coverage

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May 29, 2014

The Dance Department will host a series of performances from today to June 1 in the auditorium. The dancers are students from dance production and jazz performance classes. The events on Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m. Today and Thursday has performances at 12:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Sunday performance... Read more »

Lecture Focuses on Cultural Diversity

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Anthony Huizar, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

According to statistics, Native Americans are the least studied cultural group in the education system. There isn’t much history pertaining to them, besides all the preconceptions that are portrayed in movies and other mediums. With this in mind, history professor Roger Bowerman instructed a Native... Read more »

Statway Classes Help Students Pass Math

Anthony Huizar, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

Math can be one of the most widely despised subjects of all time, leading to a good share of anxiety attacks – particularly when numbers begin to mix with letters in a multi-step equation involving various formulas and rules to depict one answer. According to statistics, 73 percent of college freshman... Read more »

Hoover Zariani Named ‘Employee of the Year’

Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

Last week,May 20, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges honored GCC’s Hoover Zariani as the California Community College Employee of the Year after he was nominated by the board of trustees. The prize is awarded to classified, or non-faculty, employees who show commitment to their... Read more »

Learning Center Helps Students Succeed

Alin Boughousi, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

With the difficult level of some college courses, many students find the need for help in the form of tutoring. Luckily, GCC offers students the Learning Center as a haven for studying and preparation. The center, which is located in the Administration Building Room 232, provides supplementary tools... Read more »

Poet Amy Gerstler Speaks at LA Writers Reading Series

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

From the moment Amy Gerstler, a poet, fiction writer and journalist, stepped up to the podium in her hot pink shirt and black blazer pant suit, laughs began to echo through the student center. Gerstler opened the L.A. Writers Reading event by reading excerpts from her book of poems, “Dearest Creature,”... Read more »

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