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Glendale Continues to Fight Financial Aid Fraud

Taline Markarian and Kelsey Anderson, Staff Writers
May 28, 2013

Several community colleges suffer from major financial aid fraud, but according to Patricia Hurley, associate dean of financial aid, GCC isn’t one of them. “We don’t have any major fraud rings which some schools are experiencing,” Hurley said. “But those are mostly schools that have much larger... Read more »

ITS Works With Broadening Wi-Fi Usage

Jonathan Caballeros, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013

  As the GCC student body grows, so does the need for more wireless internet access. When many of the popular locations on campus start to slow down and knock students off the grid, many other less populated locations still go strong, but in an undesired location. “Internet is okay here… it’s... Read more »

Local Activities to Start the Summer

Kelsey Anderson, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013

With summer right around the corner some students may be wondering what to do. Many students use their summer to unwind and prepare for the following semester. This list of events has a little bit of everything for students to enjoy their summer vacation.   GCC Classes: There are a multitude of... Read more »

Club Combats Parasites in Nicaragua


Agnessa Kasumyan, Staff Writer
May 21, 2013

While boarding the plane in Houston, president of GCC’s Global Medical Training club Garen Koocharian knew that the next thing he was probably going to see were dirt roads. During spring break, GMT visited Nicaragua to help doctors treat patients in towns where medical aid is limited, traveling from... Read more »

GCC Environmental Club Grows Healthy Food Options


John Ferrara, Staff Writer
May 15, 2013

A project two-and-a-half years in the making, the Vaquero Greenery is finally on the verge of bearing fruit. “The garden is about 90 percent complete,” said Abe Barakat, senior accounting clerk and garden volunteer. In fall of 2011, senior instructional computer lab technician Maria Shufeldt was... Read more »

L.A. Noir Author Shocks and Awes Audience


Sal Polcino, Staff Writer
May 15, 2013

Los Angeles crime writer James Ellroy entertained students, faculty and fans at the GCC auditorium Thursday in a presentation by the Los Angeles Writers Reading Series. After an introduction by event organizer Claire Phillips, Ellroy’s opening remarks both shocked and delighted the audience with unexpected... Read more »

Student Art On Display in GCC Gallery

STUDENT ART: Tanalee Moore, a media arts major, admires a piece of artwork on Tuesday, displayed at the  student exhibit in the GCC Art Gallery.

Taline Markarian, El Vaquero Staff Writer
May 14, 2013

Students may have been walking by the GCC Art Gallery for years without noticing it, but Caryl St. Ama wants to change that The art gallery opened its doors yesterday to the public. The show consists of student artists that have submitted their work to St. Ama, who is this year’s gallery director. Rebecca... Read more »

Character-Driven Gods Appeal to DC


Marlon Miranda, Staff Writer
May 2, 2013

Since the release of 2011’s “Batman: Arkham City,” fans have been clamoring for another videogame that gives their favorite characters justice. “Injustice: Gods Among Us” is a masterful fighting game that features a massive cast of DC Comic legends. Gamers will be addicted by the rich story... Read more »

Survive Financial Aid

Taline Markarian, Staff Writer
May 2, 2013

Glendale Community College is hosting a financial survival week to help students better manage their time and money. “The purpose is to get students to become more financially savvy, so they can manage their financial situations better and they don’t get screwed by the banks,” said Jean Lecuyer,... Read more »

Tips for Graduation

Kelsey Anderson, Staff Writer
May 2, 2013

More than 450 students graduated GCC with their Associated in Science or Arts Degree in June 2012 and it’s not as difficult as one may think. The process is quite simple and can be accomplished in just a few simple steps. What all students should know is that graduating from GCC doesn’t have to be... Read more »

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