Exclusive Phanatix Preview: Double Slideshow Coverage


Richard Kontas, El Vaquero Production Manager
April 3, 2014

The GCC Dance Department presents “Phanatix” Friday at 8 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada building. The show is directed by Victor Robles and is one night only, admission is free. The production includes “Suicide Forest” choreographed by Alexis Cambon featuring South Korean dancer Churhyun... Read more »

Skateboarders Surf Cement Waves at Verdugo Park


Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
April 3, 2014

It’s a typical day at Verdugo Park. A man exercises while walking his dog, friends are socializing and adults smile while watching their children have fun at the skatepark, but not all adults are there just to watch. While it may be tough for some to ride a skateboard at all, let alone doing so in... Read more »

‘The Raid 2:Berandal’ Is a Feast for Action Fans


Eric Bourse, Newsroom Manager
April 3, 2014

British director Gareth Evans’ 2011 Indonesian action film, “The Raid: Redemption,” was a spectacle that awed audiences worldwide with its nonstop bone crunching fights. This year, Evans surpasses his sophomore effort with the super-sized sequel, “The Raid 2: Berandal.” The film picks up two... Read more »

Women Break Down Traditional Job Barriers


Julia Orr, Staff Writer
April 1, 2014

When the serial killers dubbed the “Hillside Stranglers” murdered two of her close friends, Lisa Rosales switched careers from being an elementary school teacher to a police officer. She now serves the Pasadena Police Department as a commander in the Strategic Services Division. Rosales was part... Read more »

Crowe Knocks it Out of the Ark


Alexandra Duncan, Features Editor
April 1, 2014

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” showcases some very extreme alterations that bring to mind an apocalyptic action film rather than a story from the Bible. Aronofsky, award-winning director of “Black Swan” (2010) and “The Wrestler” (2008), took it upon himself to fill in the blanks of the story... Read more »

Softball Team Remembers Coach Hawk


Kendall Faulkner, Staff Writer
April 1, 2014

“Once a Vaquero, always a Vaquero,” is a popular motto among sports teams at Glendale College, but the women’s softball team demonstrates the true meaning and value of that slogan with its David “Hawk” Wilder tournament, as well as with the badges on their uniforms in his memory. The players... Read more »

The Boys of Summer Win Four in a Row


Jonathan Williams, Sports Editor
April 1, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, under the summer sun, the Glendale baseball team did what they haven’t done yet this season: win four in a row. Rainbow umbrellas shaded ballpark fans as there was not a single cloud to blanket the blue sky above. The Vaqs beat the Antelope Valley team by a score of 4-1. The... Read more »

Vaquero Tennis Takes Conference Title


Jonathan Williams, Sports Editor
March 18, 2014

The men’s tennis team clinched the Western State Conference title Thursday, winning six out of nine matches over the Pierce College Brahmas. Head coach Bob Mackay nabbed his second conference crown in nine years. “I think the kids really enjoyed the victory today and I got to play everybody,” Mackay... Read more »

Garfield Thanks Donors With Wall of Tiles


Fidel Cantu, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014

Alfred Ramirez, dean of administrative services at Garfield campus, welcomed the Board of Trustees Monday afternoon to the unveiling of the new Donor Wall, which honors those who have donated funds to the school. The Donor Wall is located in the patio area of the campus between the new and old buildings,... Read more »

Champion of the Underdog Paves Way for Women


Julia Orr, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014

A life spent challenging the barriers of racism and sexism did not deter professor Ramona Barrio-Sotillo from achieving her dream of getting a formal education. Barrio-Sotillo exemplifies the theme of Women’s History Month this year, which celebrates women of character, courage and commitment. As an... Read more »

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