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Professional Players Need Profound Privacy

Marlon Miranda, Staff Writer
May 15, 2013

Jason Collins became the Lebron James of gay rights last month when he became the first active NBA player to announce he is gay. His announcement turned the NBA universe upside down. Most current and former players supported him and praised his courage. Tim Hardaway told Collins by phone that “I’m... Read more »

Not Every Discarded Box Is a Bomb

Sal Polcino, Staff Writer
May 15, 2013

Not long ago a discarded hatbox found at a campus parking lot most likely would have been kicked aside or ignored. Maybe a good citizen would have picked it up and chucked it in the nearest trash receptacle. Today, it sets off warning bells and a chain of events that is mostly over-kill.   Now a... Read more »

In response to a previous letter: “Armenians Have Achieved Some, Not All, Goals”


Aroutin Hartounian, President of Unified Young Armenians
May 13, 2013

My name is Aroutin Hartounian, and I am the president of the Unified Young Armenians (UYA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit youth organization based in City of Glendale which for over a decade has tirelessly worked for the promotion of human rights, including but not limited to bringing forth the issue of the... Read more »

Editorial: GCC Needs a Stable President


May 2, 2013

GCC needs to look for a president/superintendent who is accessible, responsive, stable and has a long-term plan for the college and the district. After John A. Davitt left as president/superintendent in 2006, after 21 years of service, GCC has yet been able to find a suitable stable replacement. The... Read more »

Letter to the Editor:Response to “Armenian Community Needs Focus”

Aram Sassounian
May 1, 2013

Dear Editor, This is a response to an article written by Agnessa Kasumyan in the April 3rd Edition of the El Vaquero, titled: “The Armenian Community Needs Focus.” On behalf of the Armenian Students Association (ASA), I would like to submit the following rebuttal. I will adderess three key points: 1.... Read more »

Americans Need to Kick Addiction to Meat

Monica Terada, Staff Writer
April 3, 2013

In a small American city of green trees and fresh air, a suburban house dweller, Bob, heaves himself out of bed and drags his rump into the kitchen. Greasy bacon strips sizzle on the grill. Bob throws the bacon on a plate full of scrambled eggs and as he engulfs it, he packs an extra-large roast beef... Read more »

The Armenian Community Needs Focus

Agnessa Kasumyan, Staff Writer
April 3, 2013

For nearly a century, Armenian people have struggled for the affirmation of the 1915 genocide carried out by the Ottoman Empire. The stories and accounts that have been passed along by victims and witnesses are crude enough to make anyone cringe; however, the time has come to redirect the energy spent... Read more »

Feminist Ideals Unfairly Misunderstood

Agnessa Kasumyan, Staff Reporter
March 19, 2013

Tell people you support equality for women and they just might hear you out. Tell them you’re a feminist and suddenly you’re a ball-busting, bra-burning, baby killer with a deep-rooted hatred for men. A common misconception today is that the ideals of feminism are wrapped in misandry and reverse... Read more »

Journalism Today

Agnessa Kasumyan, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 7, 2013

There are several words in the English language that you can’t say without expecting to see scandalized faces or multiple eye rolls. Sadly, “journalist” or “journalism” are prominently among them. Telling people you’re a reporter can exude the same response you would expect if you were to... Read more »

Electronics Top El Vaquero’s Gift Guide

Chris Rodd, Staff Writer
December 6, 2012

Running out of gift ideas for your friends? Figuring out what to nudge your loving family into getting you? Take a peek at El Vaquero’s guide to all the gizmos and gadgets you’ll ever need. At least until the holidays roll around next year.   Wii U   The only new gaming console out this... Read more »

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