2016-2017 Staff

Melody Shahsavarani


Melody Shahsavarani is currently a sophomore at Glendale Community College. She has always had a passion for news so she joined journalism during her senior year of high school and pursued it ever since. She joined the El Vaquer... 

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Stalin Ruiz

Staff writer

Stalin Ruiz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In his senior year of high school he read an intriguing book called “The Catcher in the Rye” and it became his one his favorite bookeventually he started to read m... 

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Elena Jacobson

Staff Writer

Elena Jacobson is in her first year at Glendale Community College.She has moved around all of Southern California, but loves Glendale the best. She loves to write both fiction and nonfiction, she joined the newspaper to explore... 

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Breanna Hamilton

Staff Writer

Breanna Hamilton is in her first year of Glendale Community College. After some years of writing she has chosen journalism as her major. Breanna enjoys venturing into the world of sports and politics. Her passion is also to ... 

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Tina Fernestam

Social Media Editor

Tina Fernestam was born and raised in Sweden, but she wanted to get out of her comfort zone so she moved to the United States in 2015. She is majoring in Mass Communication. In her free time she loves taking pictures, watching... 

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Diane Roxas

Staff Writer

Diane Roxas was born and raised in the Philippines. She was studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Philippines-Diliman before she moved to the United States in 2013 to be with her family. Thi... 

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Morgan Stephens

Staff Writer

Morgan Stephens is a second year student at Glendale Community College. She was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. After acting in Los Angeles for many years, she discovered her passion for politics and journalistic s... 

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Sheron Page

Staff Writer

Sheron Page, a transfer student and Detroit native, now resides in Los Angeles. She originally moved here with the goal of joining the entertainment industry as a singer and songwriter, as that has been rewarding for her. She... 

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Steven Montoya

Staff Writer

Steven Montoya is in his fourth semester at Glendale Community College. He discovered his love of writing in his junior year of high school, after reading a short story called "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Since then, ... 

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Ekaterina Nikitina


Ekaterina Nikitina was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She moved to the US in 2011. She is earning her degree in Public Relations. She likes photography, dancing and kickboxing. She is a very active person and likes... 

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Sal Polcino

Production Manager

Sal Polcino is a professional jazz guitarist and published songwriter. Since coming to Glendale College he has been published in the Glendale News-Press and the Insider magazine as well as El Vaquero. Polcino has been a copywriter... 

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Eric Bourse

Newsroom Manager

Eric Bourse was born and raised in Hollywood, California. This is Bourse's  fifth year as a member of El Vaquero and has served as writer, editor-in-chief, and newsroom manager. He has covered a variety of topics for the paper... 

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