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Custodians put a Bright Shine on Campus


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


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


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 »

Local Skate Park Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
April 29, 2014

Crowds of people gathered at the Verdugo Skate Park to celebrate its 10-year anniversary on April 12. The event featured skateboarding contests, live music, giveaways and a free day of skating. Kids of all ages rode skateboards and roller-skates. Representatives from LA Derby Dolls, an exclusively female... Read more »

Financial Survival Week Teaches Money Responsibility

Alexandria Diaz, Staff Writers
April 28, 2014

Attending college may teach students the technical skills required for a career, but what is not taught are the skills an individual needs to acquire a job. On Monday, March 31st, GCC held its second “What Employers Want” panel during Financial Survival Week. Organized by Andra Hoffman, director... Read more »

The Wedge Serves Burritos Filled with Disappointment

Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
April 28, 2014

The latest addition to campus eateries, The Wedge, has replaced the old Milky Way Cafe, located just beneath the planetarium in the San Gabriel Plaza. The menu features burritos, burrito bowls, banana wedges and nachos and baked potatoes. They also recently started serving breakfast burritos as well. Although... Read more »

Exclusive Phanatix Preview: Double Slideshow Coverage


Richard Kontas, El Vaquero Production Manager
April 3, 2014

The GCC Dance Department presents “Phanatix” Friday at 8 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada building. The show is directed by Victor Robles and is one night only, admission is free. The production includes “Suicide Forest” choreographed by Alexis Cambon featuring South Korean dancer Churhyun... Read more »

Skateboarders Surf Cement Waves at Verdugo Park


Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
April 3, 2014

It’s a typical day at Verdugo Park. A man exercises while walking his dog, friends are socializing and adults smile while watching their children have fun at the skatepark, but not all adults are there just to watch. While it may be tough for some to ride a skateboard at all, let alone doing so in... Read more »

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