2014 Summer Movie Recap

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Alexandra Duncan, Entertainment Editor
September 11, 2014

This summer’s sizzling heat brought forth a refreshingly impressive arrangement of films from all genres, with some topping the box office for weeks while others flopped almost instantly. Compared to recent years of summer blockbuster profits, however, 2014 summer films were surprisingly disappointing. Here... Read more »

Former President’s Legacy Seen Throughout Campus

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014

Few people have such a lasting influence in people’s lives that their death elicits universal grief. With his flashy, booming Harley Davidson, former GCC president John Davitt would zoom into campus with gusto, his entrance as distinct and as powerful as his presence on campus. Davitt passed away on... Read more »

‘Why Men Love Bitches’ Falls Way Short of Expectations

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Aimee Yeghiayan Beck, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014

At a time when dating rules seem more complicated than ever, hundreds of dating guides like Sherry Argov’s “Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl” line bookshelves, offering unhealthy advice and confusing unlucky-in-love readers even more. Argov tries to convince readers that they are... Read more »

The Thought Corner: Knocking Millionaires Off Their Pedestals

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Ani Mosinyan, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014

One summer afternoon, I decided to distract myself from the overwhelming heat by looking through Ted Talks online, hoping to find something inspiring for my next blog. I finally came across a video of James Cameron, the mastermind behind “Avatar” and “Titanic.” Needless to say, his speech was... Read more »

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

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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 »

Retired, Long-Time GCC English Professor Dies

Emiliano Chavez, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014

One does not usually enter a classroom expecting to hear an instructor speak with a British accent. However, the charming accent was only one of the multitude of characteristics that defined former GCC professor John Craven, who passed away in August. Born in 1930 in Poona, India to missionary parents,... Read more »

Agnessa Kasumyan

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September 2, 2014

Writing for her high school newspaper pushed Agnessa toward a career in journalism.  During her junior year of high school, she broke a story regarding a racial profiling case at her school. A year later, her follow-up story finished top five in the National Scholastic Press Association. She has been... Read more »

Alexandra Duncan

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September 2, 2014

This is Alex Duncan’s third semester at El Vaquero and second semester as the Entertainment Editor. She is very excited to be working with the new staff and looks forward to perfecting her writing craft. Alex is also freelancing for Glendale-News Press and enjoys being published anywhere she can. She... Read more »

Statway Classes Help Students Pass Math

Anthony Huizar, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

Math can be one of the most widely despised subjects of all time, leading to a good share of anxiety attacks – particularly when numbers begin to mix with letters in a multi-step equation involving various formulas and rules to depict one answer. According to statistics, 73 percent of college freshman... Read more »

El Vaquero Wins Awards at State Conference

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El Vaquero Staff
April 29, 2014

The El Vaquero news staff earned a total of seven awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2014 State Conference at the Burbank Marriott held April 3 through 5. The newspaper staff won its second General Excellence in Print award in a row. Production manager Richard Kontas was awarded... Read more »

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