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The Man Behind ‘Gateways to Glendale College’

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Alexandra Duncan, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

The amber eyes flecked with obsidian and ochre gazed intently into the camera lens aimed at students swaying and swirling to a catchy beat. No one seemed to notice the man dressed in crisp blue denim, a black T-shirt, with salt and pepper hair peeking beneath a black baseball cap. His eyes twinkled as... Read more »

Pedestrian Accidents Plague Glendale

Tamara Hacopian, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

In the latest local pedestrian fatality, an 86-year-old man was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed five traffic lanes near Glendale Community College in April. Since 2013, seven people have been killed in vehicle versus pedestrian accidents, according to Tom Lorenz, a Glendale police... Read more »

Student Body President Bids Farewell to ASGCC

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
May 27, 2014

Passing over his torch on Tuesday, Davit Avagyan stepped down after completing his term as ASGCC president. “It’s hard to just leave when you have done this for a year,” he said. “It’s a bittersweet moment.” Avagyan, who was born in Armenia and moved to Glendale about seven years ago, described... Read more »

Adjunct Teacher Wins National ‘Shout Out’ Award

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Fidel Cantu, Staff Writer
May 27, 2014

Karen Harmon, an adjunct professor of accounting at GCC, will receive the 2014 “Teacher Shout Out “ award in June. About 6,500 educators have been recognized in all 50 states since the Teacher Shout Out community was created online in 2013. According to Ginger Plexico, vice president of marketing... Read more »

Comedy Show Raises Funds for Mentor Program

Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014

The SPARK Committee hosted a Comedy Night fundraiser Thursday in the student center, an event filled with laughter, entertainment and delicious food and drinks. The room, decorated with blue balloons, was full of people who were ready to be amused. SPARK, which stands for Students Providing Assistance,... Read more »

Latinas in STEM Promote Math and Science

Lucas Yepez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014

Although we live in a society that strives to break away from the traditional roles of men and women, it can still be hard for many to fathom a woman engineer. Jazlyn Carvajal and the Latinas in the STEM Foundation program seek to end these stereotypes one workshop at a time. Representatives came to... Read more »

Theater Arts Stoked the Flames with “Firebugs.”

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Moises Torres, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

A dramatic manifestation of onstage talent, powerful satire, and climatic scenes glued the audience to their seats as “Firebugs: A Morality Without a Moral” delivered a jolting punch. “Firebugs” was written by Max Frisch and translated by Mordecai Gorelik, written for radio in 1953, following... Read more »

Custodians put a Bright Shine on Campus

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Fidel Cantu, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

They are the hardworking custodians – a team made up of a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. They clean the offices, the classrooms and blackboards, empty the trash cans, clean the toilets and sweep the footbridge – keeping the campus scenic and attractive for students. These... Read more »

Coalition Works to Keep Kids Off Drugs

Moises Torres, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014

For more than a decade, the Crescenta Valley Alliance has fought to prevent underage drug and alcohol use. Police detective Matt Zakarian and Glendale police officer Joe Allen founded the organization. Its vision is rooted in educating the community about drugs and alcohol and their mission is raising... Read more »

Student Uses Spirituality to Overcome Illness

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Nikki Nagrone, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014

Life was going good for Nicholas Ekers, a 19 year-old art student. He was working part time, having fun with his girlfriend, and attending his long-time dream school, Art Center in Pasadena. However, a persistent back pain was starting to bother him. After the pain between his shoulders started to worsen,... Read more »

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