Stories Written by Julia Orr


Animal Vivisection Is Cruel and Inhumane

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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... (more...)

Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces New Legislation to Curb Rape Cover-Ups

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
April 28, 2014
Filed under News

After scandals of alleged criminal cover-ups of rape crimes rocked the academic world last year, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was moved to introduce new legislation in an effort to combat this serious problem. Assembly Bill 1433, which ensures crimes that occur on campus are properly... (more...)


Women Break Down Traditional Job Barriers

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
April 1, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

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... (more...)


Women’s Panel Discusses Choices and Challenges

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
March 19, 2014
Filed under News

“Follow your dream despite the challenges” was the resounding message that permeated the Choices, Challenges and Compromises panel discussion on March 5. The event was part of the GCC line-up for Women’s History Month organized by Peggy Renner. The panel consisted of Ramona Barrio-Sotillo,... (more...)


Champion of the Underdog Paves Way for Women

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

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... (more...)

GCC Recognizes Womens History Month

Julia Orr, Staff Writer
March 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion

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.... (more...)