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Sincerely, Aggie: It’s the Same Old Story, Monica

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor
May 15, 2014

As a child of the ’90s, I cannot even begin to remember when I first learned of the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton scandal. As unfortunate as this is, it would be like trying to remember when I first learned to walk or talk. That’s just how explosive the scandal was and continues to be (albeit unnecessarily). As... Read more »

Fukushima Reactor: An Unnatural Disaster

Alin Boughousi, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

  The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster may be the worst of its kind. It has left a path of devastation in its wake and the radiation may have already reached our shores. This is not the first time a reactor has leaked dangerous levels of radiation into the environment. It begs the question –... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Bill Protects Student Data

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor
May 1, 2014

Being a fairly private person with journalistic career aspirations, I generally keep personal or opinionated posts on social media sites to a minimum. My accounts are primarily used to network, share news stories, and spam my friends’ news feeds with photos of my adorable, twinkly-eyed niece. However,... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Kessab Armenians Under Attack

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor
April 3, 2014

As a child, I always dreaded the month of April, for it symbolized fear and the death of my ancestors and fellow Armenians. As March came to a close, my stomach suffered deep pangs of anxiety while my nights were haunted by thoughts of murder and separation from my family. While watching news segments... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Pigeonholing Journalists

Agnessa Kasumyan, News Editor
March 19, 2014

Back in high school, when I was even more of a cub reporter than I am now, I could not understand why more people did not want to be journalists. For me, there was nothing quite like getting to hear people from all walks of life share their stories or sitting down to write an article after the adrenaline... Read more »

e-Books Here to Stay

Kristine Dizon, Staff Writer
March 5, 2014

Cheap, paperless and light or an actual hard-bound book is a question that can lead to discussion among college students. “Students are not aware that e-books are available on our library website,” GCC librarian Karen Knotts said. The electronic books database can be found on the GCC library website.... Read more »

GCC Recognizes Womens History Month

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
March 5, 2014

My first assignment writing on Women’s History Month for El Vaquero Newspaper could not have been more perfect, or so I thought. I figured I would flip open my laptop, type in those weighty words, “Women’s History Month,” and bells and whistles would go off and buzzers would sound. I would be... Read more »

Ask Aggie: Feminism and the Modern Woman

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor
March 5, 2014

When my male friend casually dismissed feminism as an ideal only “ugly” and insecure girls buy into, I was disturbed at the ignorance of the statement yet not entirely surprised. What I found particularly disheartening, however, was the fact that many of my female friends viewed feminism in a negative... Read more »

Attention Slobs: Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here

Sal Polcino, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2013

Okay I admit it. I’m still a smoker. One of the last hold-outs, but the campus ban on smoking hasn’t affected me much. Walking out to the sidewalk to feed my disgusting habit doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I never felt right about smoking in public anyway. I don’t smoke indoors or in my car.... Read more »

Undressing for Halloween

Agnessa, Managing Editor
October 30, 2013

There is nothing like the anticipation of dressing up on Halloween to scare friends and family with Justin Bieber masks or Pennywise (IT) the Clown costumes. At the end of the day, we all know that the scares are all in good fun and our characters fictional; however, in recent years, the spookiest of... Read more »

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