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9/11 Day of Service and Donation Drive Runs Until the End of the Month


Louise Andersson, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014

To observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the Center for Student Involvement is working with School on Wheels, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing homeless children with educational materials and tutoring, for the fifth annual “Pack a Backpack” event on campus. In 2009,... Read more »

Rocket Scientists Welcome GCC Students and Faculty


Emiliano Chavez, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

Science geeks who build robots that can take over the world are typically what come to mind when people think of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. However, the facility is not as out-of-this world or detached from the public as people may think. GCC faculty and students have the opportunity to work... 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 »

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 »

Lab/College Services Building is on Track – Exclusive Time Lapse Coverage


Sal Polcino, Staff Writer
July 23, 2014

Construction of the Lab/College Services building continues through the summer as the pouring of the foundation on the north end and the interior walls is progressing. Rebar is being set daily and the lower level walls on the south end are complete. Prep work has begun to form the walls for the third... Read more »

Fireworks at the Rose Bowl – Exclusive Slideshow Coverage


Sal Polcino, Editor-in-Chief
July 7, 2014

Americafest 2014 was a huge success, drawing tens of thousands of celebrants to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for a spectacular Fourth of July pyrotechnics display. Grammy nominated Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band entertained the crowd and a motorcycle stunt show outside the stadium amazed all.... 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 »

Dance Performance 2014 – Exclusive Slideshow Coverage


May 29, 2014

The Dance Department will host a series of performances from today to June 1 in the auditorium. The dancers are students from dance production and jazz performance classes. The events on Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m. Today and Thursday has performances at 12:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Sunday performance... Read more »

Animal Vivisection Is Cruel and Inhumane


Julia Orr, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

Look behind the manicured facade of a whole host of universities in California and you will find a hellhole for animals. Far from inquiring minds and hidden behind high security, animal experimentation laboratories operate at many prestigious institutions. Whether or not one agrees with vivisection —... Read more »

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