Sept. 11, 2001: Five Years LaterCampus Reaction to the Events of Sept. 11, 2001

The following is a collection of stories gathered from the El Vaquero archives on GCC's reaction

Campus Struggles to Make Sense of Events

Friday, September 14, 2001

Like all Americans and people around the world, GCC students are attempting to recreate some semblance of life as they lived it prior to Tuesday’s horrific terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C.

ASGCC President Calls for Strength in Face of Tragedy

Friday, September 28, 2001

The following is the text of the speech given by ASGCC President Dan Wengert at the Sept. 14 ceremony in Plaza Vaquero.

Campus Remembers the Fallen

Friday, September 28, 2001

On Sept. 14, across the country and in many parts of the world, people emerged from their homes to participate in local vigils and memorial services. This show of support for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. served to commemorate President Bush’s declaration of a national day of mourning.

Forum Focuses on Terrorist Attacks, American Economy

Friday, October 12, 2001

The significance of the terrorist attacks and aftermath were the subject of a campus forum in the auditorium Oct. 4 attended by about 425 people.

Sounds of Silence: Freedom Slipping Into a Coma?

Friday, October 12, 2001

If I wandered through the day in a haze, completely unaware of the dangers lurking outside my window, would I be happy? Living in a blissful oblivion — would I be safer? Imagine cruising in your car as the sounds of monotonous Muzak filter through, painting your world a neutral beige. The preset stations on your dial no longer offer a broad spectrum of music because programmers are dishing out spoon-fed listening pleasure. It’s one less decision you have to make — one less stress to worry about. Personally, I can?t fathom a more miserable existence.

Coming to Grips With a Nationwide Tragedy: A Photo Slideshow

Friday, October 12, 2002

Coming to Grips With a Nationwide Tragedy

Fire, Police Departments Calm Community’s Anthrax Fears

Friday, October 26, 2001

As the country fell victim to the anthrax scare, Glendale citizens could take comfort in the security preparations the city has well in place.

Congressman Holds Town Meeting

Friday, October 26, 2001

Have the Sept. 11 attacks shaped Americans in a positive way? Surprisingly, our nation is experiencing a time of growth as Americans become :one people in an incredible way, given their diversity,” Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Pasadena, told a town hall audience in Pasadena Monday. “I’m very confident that we will rise to this challenge,” said the congressman, whose district also includes Glendale.

Campus Forum Addresses Racial Profiling, Prejudice

Friday, November 30, 2001

More than 50 people who attended the forum “Racial Profiling: How It Affects Us All” on Nov. 14 got a chance to hear about the varied dangers of prejudice and discrimination.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Attitude Perpetuates Cycle of War

Friday, November 30, 2001

Amid the public relations campaign for our War on Terrorism, it is apparent how little we really know. What we get are the generalizations of presidential gunslinger rhetoric and the approximate locations of our troops in battle.

Skerry Is Not Your Ordinary Administrative Assistant

Friday, November 30, 2001

Since Sept. 11, Patricia Skerry, administrative assistant to President John Davitt, has been on call 24/7 as a senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She has all of her personal affairs in order, her bags packed, and she’s ready for duty.

Student Travel Plans Resume Despite Terrorist Threats

Friday, December 14, 2001

Although recent statistics indicate that the number of passengers taking to the skies has dropped significantly since Sept. 11, members of the GCC community are apparently determined to proceed as usual with their holiday plans.

Anti-War Sentiments Bring Students Together

Friday, December 14, 2001

Peaceful as hell, but not going to take it anymore, the Southern California Students Against War GCC chapter debuted on campus Dec. 6 with a video screening showing atrocities from two past U.S. military actions.

Outside Looking In

Friday, December 14, 2001

The following was written by Kayoko Hara, a former El Vaquero staff writer now living in her native Japan.

International Affairs

Friday, May 23, 2002

Contrary to what FBI Director Robert Mueller says, we don’t have to “live with terrorism.”