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Sex Offender Arrested

Agnessa Kasumyan, Editor in Chief
October 22, 2014

A former lecturer at Cal State University, Long Beach and Rio Hondo College is facing criminal charges in Davis County, Utah, for failing to register as a sex offender, a third-degree felony that could land him up to five years in prison. According to a press release report by police officer Erin Behm,... Read more »

‘Guardian Angel’ Director Inspires ASA Club

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Anahit Kardzhyan, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014

Despite winning various awards for his work, Vahik Pirhamzei did not call himself a filmmaker until the release of his second film “Guardian Angel,” which hit theaters on Friday. Pirhamzei said his close friend and well-known Armenian artist, Vahe Berberian, hugged him after watching the film’s... Read more »

San Francisco College Accreditation Problems Drag On

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Elie Georges, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014

With Glendale College now embroiled in the accreditaion process, administrators might look to the  recent problems facing San Francisco City College. In that case, the Accreditation Commission of Community and Junior Colleges is facing allegations of suspicious practices and goes to trial on Oct. 27. The... Read more »

Mental Health Experts Teach Suicide Prevention

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Although depression is a common illness among Americans, most are not well equipped to handle its symptoms and aftermath, particularly when it results in suicide attempts. Last Thursday, William Barreto and Karen Austin of the Los Angeles County of Mental Health Partners in Suicide Prevention held a... Read more »

Kinesiology Division Flexes its Muscles

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Anahit Kardzhyan, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Kinesiology, the study of human movement,  is required in many fields, including sports and physical therapy, but little is know about its requirements or what the major actually entails. The kinesiology division held what they call a “Kinfo” Day on Friday afternoon, discussing the opportunities... Read more »

New Insurance Rules Make Some International Students Sick

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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