2015-2016 El Vaquero Staff

Anahit Kardzhyan

Editor in Chief

Anahit Kardzhyan is working on her degree in print and digital journalism. She realized that a career involving writing and photography was for her after she enrolled in a publications class during her junior year at Clark Magnet... 

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Arpy Zargarian

Staff Writer

It is Arpy Zargarian’s third year at Glendale Community College. After taking a year off to study radio broadcasting in 2013, she returned to GCC to earn her Associates in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Journalism. She will ... 

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Mark Nassim

Staff Writer

Mark Nassim is in his fourth year at Glendale Community College. Before fully realizing his passion for journalism, he has always been intrigued by articles that sparked his interests. To his surprise, he received a third place award... 

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Tina Fernestam

Staff Writer

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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Stephanie Ramirez

Staff Writer

Stephanie Ramirez is a Journalism major and this is her first semester with El Vaquero. After graduating from Lancaster High School in 2013, she attended Glendale Community College in the spring of 2014 where she found her int... 

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Jessica Hernandez

Staff Writer

Jessica Jasmine Hernandez is a 19-year-old college student. She endures life by carrying an optimistic attitude. Although she is one of the youngest of her siblings, she often finds herself caring for and advising her elders. Sh... 

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Anna Olsson

Staff Writer

Anna Olsson grew up in Landskrona, Sweden and spent a lot of time watching the local soccer team Landskrona BoIS and has taken thousands of pictures during their games and trainings which has encouraged her to take pictures in general... 

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Nancy Villalobos

Staff Writer

Nancy Villalobos is a returning student to GCC working toward a degree in Mass Communications to pursue a career in Public Relations.

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Melody Shahsavarani

Staff Writer

Melody Shahsavarani is currently a freshman 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. Melody got the opportuni... 

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Irene Abramian

Staff Writer

Irene Abramian is of Armenian descent, was born and raised in Sweden and has lived in the US for a little over 10 years. Coming from a multi-cultural background, Irene has always had an interest in the interactions of people, ... 

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Evelina Klchyan

Staff Writer

     Evelina Klchyan, 22, was born and raised in Armenia. She and her family moved to the US in 2011. She is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, so she joined the El Vaquero as a staff writer and a photographer. She also jo... 

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Sean Jordan

Staff Writer

Sean Jordan grew up in Tahoe, CA spending most of his time either outdoors playing sports or skiing at his home mountain, Alpine Meadows. He was a junior Olympic ski racer, a professional fire dancer, a massage therapist, and now a ... 

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Yu Sugita

Web Editor

Yu Sugita was born and raised in Japan. She moved to the US in 2013. She is earning her degree in mass communications at GCC and wants to transfer to a Japanese university by 2016. She joined El Vaquero in the spring and contr... 

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Shaira Arias

Staff Writer

New York native, Shaira Arias is a broadcast journalism major who currently attends GCC. She plans on transferring to a 4-year university next semester where she will continue pursuing her dream in becoming a news anchor or TV... 

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Danielle Nail

Staff Writer

Danielle Nail is a communications major with an emphasis in journalism. She fell in love with journalism during her freshman year of high school when she was mistakenly put into the wrong elective course. She authored several fr... 

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Anashen Navasartian

Broadcast Director

Anashen Navasartian was born  in Tehran, Iran. She moved to the United Stated in June 2012 and soon after started attending Glendale Community College. At GCC she rediscovered her passion for film and television, which is why... 

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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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Elie Georges

News Editor

Elie Georges has returned as News Editor at El Vaquero. After changing his major numerous times, he settled on Journalism at CSUN, with an emphasis in Public Relations. He hopes to thrive in the journalism industry but also... 

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Sal Polcino

Production Manager

Anthony ‘Sal’ Polcino is a professional jazz guitarist and writer published songwriter. He recently returned to school to study journalism, creative writing and communications. He has been published in the Glendale News-Press... 

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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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Aidan Rutten

Staff Reporter

Aidan was heavily influenced by his parents, one a retired criminal defense attorney and the other a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. As he grew older, he had no idea what to do with his life, but several media and video... 

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