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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 »

The Man Behind ‘Gateways to Glendale College’

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Alexandra Duncan, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

The amber eyes flecked with obsidian and ochre gazed intently into the camera lens aimed at students swaying and swirling to a catchy beat. No one seemed to notice the man dressed in crisp blue denim, a black T-shirt, with salt and pepper hair peeking beneath a black baseball cap. His eyes twinkled as... Read more »

Pedestrian Accidents Plague Glendale

Tamara Hacopian, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

In the latest local pedestrian fatality, an 86-year-old man was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed five traffic lanes near Glendale Community College in April. Since 2013, seven people have been killed in vehicle versus pedestrian accidents, according to Tom Lorenz, a Glendale police... Read more »

Student Body President Bids Farewell to ASGCC

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
May 27, 2014

Passing over his torch on Tuesday, Davit Avagyan stepped down after completing his term as ASGCC president. “It’s hard to just leave when you have done this for a year,” he said. “It’s a bittersweet moment.” Avagyan, who was born in Armenia and moved to Glendale about seven years ago, described... Read more »

Adjunct Teacher Wins National ‘Shout Out’ Award

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Fidel Cantu, Staff Writer
May 27, 2014

Karen Harmon, an adjunct professor of accounting at GCC, will receive the 2014 “Teacher Shout Out “ award in June. About 6,500 educators have been recognized in all 50 states since the Teacher Shout Out community was created online in 2013. According to Ginger Plexico, vice president of marketing... Read more »

Comedy Show Raises Funds for Mentor Program

Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014

The SPARK Committee hosted a Comedy Night fundraiser Thursday in the student center, an event filled with laughter, entertainment and delicious food and drinks. The room, decorated with blue balloons, was full of people who were ready to be amused. SPARK, which stands for Students Providing Assistance,... Read more »

Latinas in STEM Promote Math and Science

Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014

Although we live in a society that strives to break away from the traditional roles of men and women, it can still be hard for many to fathom a woman engineer. Jazlyn Carvajal and the Latinas in the STEM Foundation program seek to end these stereotypes one workshop at a time. Representatives came to... Read more »

Theater Arts Stoked the Flames with “Firebugs.”

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Moises Torres, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

A dramatic manifestation of onstage talent, powerful satire, and climatic scenes glued the audience to their seats as “Firebugs: A Morality Without a Moral” delivered a jolting punch. “Firebugs” was written by Max Frisch and translated by Mordecai Gorelik, written for radio in 1953, following... Read more »

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