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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 »

Custodians put a Bright Shine on Campus

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Fidel Cantu, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

They are the hardworking custodians – a team made up of a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. They clean the offices, the classrooms and blackboards, empty the trash cans, clean the toilets and sweep the footbridge – keeping the campus scenic and attractive for students. These... Read more »

Coalition Works to Keep Kids Off Drugs

Moises Torres, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

For more than a decade, the Crescenta Valley Alliance has fought to prevent underage drug and alcohol use. Police detective Matt Zakarian and Glendale police officer Joe Allen founded the organization. Its vision is rooted in educating the community about drugs and alcohol and their mission is raising... Read more »

Student Uses Spirituality to Overcome Illness

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Nikki Nagrone, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014

Life was going good for Nicholas Ekers, a 19 year-old art student. He was working part time, having fun with his girlfriend, and attending his long-time dream school, Art Center in Pasadena. However, a persistent back pain was starting to bother him. After the pain between his shoulders started to worsen,... Read more »

Plight of Bees Affects Food Supply

Alexandra Duncan, Features Editor
May 1, 2014

Bees are hardly ever thought of as anything other than an annoying buzzing in one’s ear However, these little striped insects are, in fact, humanity’s salvation. The 2009 documentary, “Vanishing of the Bees,” gave viewers a terrifying glimpse at the dark reality the world will face without its... Read more »

Limbo at the Luau

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Kristine Dizon, Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writers
April 29, 2014

To celebrate spring break, ASGCC transformed Plaza Vaquero into a Hawaiian dream, entertaining students with an onslaught of activities, including a limbo competition, hula dance lessons, and luau photo booths, as well as a giant tiki-style bouncy house. The event took place on April 10, just before... Read more »

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