Stories Written by Kristine Tuzon

HONORING LOST SOLDIERS: GCC Veterans Association President Thomas Wales speaks at the service for lost soldiers May 23, in Plaza Vaquero.

Veterans’ Resource Center Opens at GCC

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013
Filed under Features

The Veterans’ Resource Center is a new upcoming facility on campus for veterans seeking help with their education process. GCC Veterans Association club president Thomas Wales and vice president Kristel Vear organized the program this semester to assist fellow veterans. “We’re a one-stop... (more...)

Campus Smoke-Free Effective Immediately

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
May 28, 2013
Filed under News

The ongoing issue on the smoking policy on campus ended when GCC became a smoke-free college on April 15, after the board of trustees voted in favor of the new revised plans. The smoking policy, Board Policy 3570, now states that smoking is not permitted on any district-owned property. It pertains... (more...)

Freshman Pitcher Takes Team to Playoffs

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
May 15, 2013
Filed under Sports

Freshman pitcher Angel Rodriguez is known for his breaking ball, which dips and dives over the plate, but he overcame some curve balls of his own before becoming an accomplished GCC baseball player. Rodriguez started playing baseball at 10, coached and trained by his eldest brother Robert Rodriguez. “He... (more...)

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GCC History Professor Patrick Griffin Dies at 76

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
May 2, 2013
Filed under News, Obituaries, Top Stories

History professor Patrick Griffin, creator and editor of the scholarly journal “The History Teacher” and winner of numerous prestigious awards, died at home on April 20. He was 76. “The History Teacher,” is a journal full of descriptive, enthusiastic ideas that go into teaching history. Griffin... (more...)

Week of Cafeteria Soup is Endlessly Satisfying

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
May 2, 2013
Filed under Features

Food services cook Jeffrey Hechter was nicknamed the “Soupmeister,” making the popular campus soups daily. Each soup comes in two sizes, small and large, made with fresh ingredients and served with a side of warm ciabatta bread. With different choices in vegetarian and hearty meat soups,... (more...)

Vaqueros Hold Conference Lead

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
April 16, 2013
Filed under Sports

Pitcher Angel Rodriguez helped GCC win a 5-1 victory on Tuesday night against Bakersfield College in Stengel Field, earning his division best sixth win of the season. Rodriguez obtained six strikeouts in six innings. “I’m glad I was able to compete with the pitches that I had, but my teammates... (more...)

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Renovations Upgrade Math Discovery Lab

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
April 3, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Math Discovery Center went through a $620,000 renovation during winter break to better accommodate GCC math students. Through the Title V grant, the program received new chairs, tables, carpet and paint. Additional computers and sliding glass doors were installed to open up more space,... (more...)

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Eagle Rock Elementary Student Excels at GCC

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 3, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories

As elementary school children learn how to recite the alphabet and count to 100, 11-year-old Eagle Rock Elementary School student Cyprian “CJ” Edwards-Acton won a national Nestlé contest and attended a computer programming class at Glendale Community College. After purchasing his first... (more...)

Enrollment Increases after Prop. 30 Passes

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 6, 2013
Filed under News

Spring enrollment increased 1.7 percent after adding 90 additional class sections this semester, according to Edward Karpp, dean of research, planning and grants at Glendale Community College. With the added classes, 7,936 more students enrolled in transfer-unit classes, a 5.8 percent increase... (more...)

Above and Beyond Entertain Audience at Shrine

Kristine Tuzon, Staff Writer
June 7, 2012
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

London trance disc jockeys Above & Beyond returned to Los Angeles to continue their Group Therapy Tour on May 17 at the Shrine Auditorium. Last year, Above & Beyond DJs Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamki performed at the Hollywood Palladium for a sold out two-day concert.... (more...)

Students Weigh Various Transfer Options

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
May 23, 2012
Filed under Features

As students prepare their transfer educational plans, many choose to obtain an associate’s degree as part of their goals. One way students are fulfilling their associate and transfer units is by taking the associate transfer degree requirements. Glendale offers associate transfer degrees... (more...)

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Coffee Kiosk Under New Management

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
May 8, 2012
Filed under Features

After closing down in December and undergoing renovations in March, the Bean Cafe, the campus’ coffee stand, opened for business on Monday. The Bean Cafe will offer similar products with reasonable prices. The stand will provide sandwiches and Peet’s Coffee in hopes to increase revenue... (more...)

Summer School Offered With Fewer Classes

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
May 8, 2012
Filed under News

Glendale will be offering a limited number of classes during the summer due to major budget cuts to the community colleges. Academic counselor Troy Davis said there are not a lot of classes offered this year compared to previous years. “It has been scaled back significantly because of the... (more...)

Equivalency Test Offered

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 4, 2012
Filed under News

The recent budget cuts to community colleges can make completing educational goals more difficult for students. For some, signing up and paying for mandatory classes is not only nearly impossible, but a waste of time, especially if they are already knowledgeable in that area. The California... (more...)

Journalism Students Win at State Convention

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
April 4, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

The El Vaquero staff represented GCC at the annual 57th Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Convention at the Burbank Marriott on March 22 to 24, bringing home four awards. John Ferrara won second place for his on-the-spot news story. “I was very confident in my on-the-spot... (more...)

Trip Abroad Offers Immersion in Bali Culture

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 13, 2012
Filed under Features

Swimming with the dolphins, hiking up to an active volcano and listening to lectures by the poolside of a four-star beach hotel may seem like paradise for students. This summer, Glendale’s study abroad program will turn paradise into reality. Students will travel across the western Pacific... (more...)

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‘Godspell’ Coincides With Broadway Revival

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 13, 2012
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

As Broadway welcomes back and celebrates the 40th anniversary of one of its most successful productions, “Godspell,” Glendale locals won’t have to fly to New York to see the show, because it will be closer than they think. Glendale’s theater arts department will stage “Godspell”... (more...)

Transfer Trip Tours Northern Campuses

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 1, 2012
Filed under Features

GCC will host its annual Northern College Tour from April 9 to 11. Each year during spring break, Glendale College plans a road trip to visit the University of California campuses in Berkeley, Davis, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. Transfer counselor Kevin Meza will be one out of a few faculties... (more...)

Opportunities for Organizing as Club Rush Week Commences

Kristine Tuzon, El Vaquero Staff Writer
March 1, 2012
Filed under Features

Club Rush is recruiting new members for the spring semester for various clubs on campus until Friday. Club Rush is a chance for students to check out more than 50 clubs GCC has to offer. “Any involvement on campus can open up doors to meeting new people and students, work with faculty, staff,... (more...)