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New Insurance Rules Make Some International Students Sick


Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014

A new campus policy has stirred frustration among international students who, despite having private insurance plans that cover expenses in the United States, are now required to purchase insurance provided by the school. “I feel like we are all being used in a way we do not deserve,” said Swedish... Read more »

For-Profit Schools Under Gun for Fraudulent Practices


Elie Georges, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014

  While slumped on a couch, surfing through hundreds of TV channels, many naive viewers are reeled into the illusion of success that schools like the University of Phoenix promise their students. For-profit schools, such as Everest College or the University of Phoenix, are multibillion-dollar, private... Read more »

Enrollment Goes Down as Job Market Goes Up

Enrollment Trend

Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014

Although the difficulty of finding parking may suggest otherwise, this semester’s enrollment figures suggest a preliminary decrease of 2.8 percent from last fall. Because these figures determine state funding, the school may face a financial setback. “Even small decreases [in enrollment] can have... Read more »

Former President’s Legacy Seen Throughout Campus


Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014

Few people have such a lasting influence in people’s lives that their death elicits universal grief. With his flashy, booming Harley Davidson, former GCC president John Davitt would zoom into campus with gusto, his entrance as distinct and as powerful as his presence on campus. Davitt passed away on... Read more »

Welcome Back Vaqueros


Anahit Kardzhyan, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

Students gathered in Plaza Vaquero for Tuesday’s Welcome Back BBQ as ASGCC served them hot dogs, popcorn, and refreshments during lunch hour while entertaining them with music. The student body government has been hosting the Welcome Back BBQ for the past five years. Their goal is to keep students... Read more »

Students Advised to Apply For Financial Aid Early


Melinda Ebrahimi, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

One of the most dreaded experiences of starting a new semester is waiting in the notoriously long, tedious line at the financial aid office. According to Patricia Hurley, the associate dean and financial aid director, the long line outside of the office is largely due to procrastination, as students... Read more »

Retired, Long-Time GCC English Professor Dies

Emiliano Chavez, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

One does not usually enter a classroom expecting to hear an instructor speak with a British accent. However, the charming accent was only one of the multitude of characteristics that defined former GCC professor John Craven, who passed away in August. Born in 1930 in Poona, India to missionary parents,... Read more »

Construction Gradually Nears Completion


Melinda Ebrahimi, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

As students rush back and forth from the hilltop parking lot to their classrooms, construction workers toil away in the sweltering heat to complete the Lab/College Services building, where  an open parking structure and the culinary arts building used to reside. Although construction began in July of... Read more »

Wildfire Burns Above Glendale

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Alin Boughousi, Staff Writer
June 24, 2014

A brush fire that started on Sunday afternoon continues to burn on the hillsides of Brand Park. According to officials, the fire spread to 126 acres, injuring two firefighters. Three hikers were treated for dehydration by paramedics after being evacuated from the park. The Glendale fire department is... Read more »

2014 Graduation – Exclusive Slideshow Coverage


El Vaquero Staff
June 13, 2014

The GCC class of 2014 was celebrated Wednesday evening with the annual commencement ceremony attended by hundreds of family members, faculty, well wishers and others. [Show picture list] Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. ... Read more »

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