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Future Firefighters Train Hard at Verdugo Fire Academy


Alexander Davis, Staff Writer
September 20, 2013

By the time he was 4, Robert Sepulveda was convinced he would become a firefighter. Now, at 36, he is training the next generation of cadets at the Verdugo Fire Academy. “I would throw a tantrum in the backseat of my parents car if they didn’t follow the fire engines down the street,” he said. With... Read more »

GCC Educator Runs for State Assembly


Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor
September 18, 2013

While most of us struggle to get back into student mode and survive the first few weeks of school, GCC’s American State and Local Government instructor Andra (Verstraete) Hoffman (D) is running for California State Assembly in the 45th district. Hoffman has a long history with the school, having been... Read more »

Dreaming Big and Flying High at GCC


Alexandra Duncan, Staff Writer
September 18, 2013

The little Cessna 172 slowly crept up to the runway at Whiteman Airport on a hazy Sunday as GCC flying instructor Edwin Sahakian checked off the long list of procedures that guaranteed a safe flight before takeoff. “Autopilot off. Brakes all clear. Master control on. Flaps are off. Transponder standby.... Read more »

City of Bones Doesn’t Dig it’s own Grave

Promotional poster taken by Sony Pictures

Agnessa Kasumyan, Staff Writer
August 23, 2013

When movies like Twilight grace global box offices with overflowing piles of green and make cinema history, it’s no wonder critics are left widely disturbed and cringe at anything remotely related to teenage love triangles and creatures that should normally go bump in the right rather than young females’... Read more »

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones at the Americana at Brand

Collins answers questions from the audience

Agnessa Kasumyan, Staff Writer
August 19, 2013

The ever commercializing city of Glendale played host to cast members of the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones series as fans lined the streets of the Americana on Tuesday to meet author Cassandra Clare, director Harold Zwart, and cast members Lily Collins (Clary Fray), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace Wayland),... Read more »

Lego Sculptures On Exhibit at Forest Lawn

LEGO ART: Casey Wolfe, a producer, holds his daughter, Emma Wolfe up to view the sculpture made entirely out of Lego blocks by Nathan Sawaya on exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum Friday.

Ksenia Rabinovich, Staff Writer
May 29, 2013

Lego pieces have been used as the building blocks of imagination for millions of children around the world for decades. However, an artist from New York proves that even children toys can be used to build art. The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale debuted a new exhibit Friday called “Art of the Brick”... Read more »

Dance Performance 2013 – Exclusive Slideshow Coverage

Richard Kontas
May 28, 2013

The GCC dance department presents its annual showcase of student dancers and choreographers in Dance Performance 2013. Directed by Dora Krannig and Lynn McMurrey the show features numerous performances, and is currently being held in the Sierra Nevada Theatre. Admission is free. However, the seating... Read more »

Swap Meet Features Unexpected Finds

SWAP MEET VENDOR: Gary Hart sells calendars and collectible toys at the May 19 swap meet in the GCC parking lot C.

Marlon Miranda, El Vaquero Sports Editor
May 28, 2013

Rarities, oddities and every day bargains can be found once a month at the GCC Swap Meet. With 175 vendors there is a variety of items for sale, from football jerseys to a table made from an elephant foot movie prop. Glendale has been holding a swap meet since 1994. The GCC parking lot turns into a mall... Read more »

Health Center Offers Free Nutrition Counseling

Monica Terada, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013

With all the hustle and bustle of contemporary society’s fast paced lifestyles, eating “slow food” can present quite a challenge, especially for students. Coming home after a full day of school and work and realizing you still have to study for next week’s midterm will certainly discourage anyone... Read more »

Veterans’ Resource Center Opens at GCC

HONORING LOST SOLDIERS: GCC Veterans Association President Thomas Wales speaks at the service for lost soldiers May 23, in Plaza Vaquero.

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013

The Veterans’ Resource Center is a new upcoming facility on campus for veterans seeking help with their education process. GCC Veterans Association club president Thomas Wales and vice president Kristel Vear organized the program this semester to assist fellow veterans. “We’re a one-stop shop for... Read more »

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