2014-2015 Staff

Stalin Ruiz

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...

Anahit Kardzhyan

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...

Soraya Mattei

This is Soraya's first semester with El Vaquero. After going back and forth between history and political science, she decided to major in journalism. She enjoys sports, going to rock shows, and long naps. She loves to knit du...

Monica Astacio

Monica Astacio is a Communications major specializing in Public Relations. Prior to being on the campus newspaper, Monica was a cheerleader and heavily involved in the GCC dance department. During her free time she enjoys taking...

Agnessa Kasumyan

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...

Shaira Arias

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...

Jack Morello

Jack Morello was born in New York and raised in Venice Beach. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks in 2013 and went to Gonzaga University on a baseball scholarship as a freshman. He later transferred to Glendal...

Danielle Nail

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...

Anashen Navasartian

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...

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...

Alexandra Duncan

This is Alex Duncan’s fourth and last semester at El Vaquero. She is very excited to be working with the new staff and looks forward to perfecting her writing craft. She appreciates poetically descriptive writing in journalism...

Rikard Kohler

Rikard Kohler is an international student from Stockholm, Sweden currently majoring in Journalism at Glendale Community College. This is his second semester at GCC and first semester working for El Vaquero. He graduated from Hersby...

Emiliano Chavez

Emiliano “Lano” Chavez has been playing the electric guitar for nearly ten years and has even performed live at the House of Blues. Lano has what he calls a “bizarre” obsession with space and the history of space travel....

Aimee Yeghiayan Beck

Aimee Yeghiayan Beck began writing for Crescenta Valley Weekly five years ago. She has covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from community events to state soccer matches. Planning to major in Public Relations and minor in...

Louise Andersson

My name is Louise Andersson and I am a 20-year-old international student from Sweden. This is my second semester at Glendale Community College and my goal is to receive my certificate in Mass Communications before I return to...

Sal Polcino

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...

Jonathan Williams

My name is Jonathan Williams, I’m 22, I love sports, entertainment and technology. This is my first semester in the newsroom and I am ecstatic to be part of the team. Put me in coach! I love to cook, I was once an aspiring chef...

Eric Bourse

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...

Richard Kontas

Production Manager; Former Editor-in-Chief and Action Sports Photographer.  

Kathy Bakowicz

Kathy Bakowicz, an international student from Sweden, is in her second semester at GCC. She is studying all forms of photography and hopes to go pro when she graduates.

Nikki Nagrone

Born in Harbor City, Calif., I have spent most of my life in Southern California.  When not cooking in Old Town Pasadena or writing for the El Vaquero, I like to try new food, read, write, or just take it easy and listen to som...

Sherlyn Ann Maguit

Sherlyn Ann Maguit was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended high school at John Marshall High in the Los Feliz area. This is her first year on the El Vaquero staff. Sherlyn is majoring in communications with a minor in...

Alexandria Diaz

Alexandria Diaz, 21, was born and raised in Los Angeles. This is her first semester at Glendale Community College and she hopes to return to Cal State Long Beach in the Fall. She is a journalism major and wants to pursue a career...

Tamara Hacopian

In her first year at GCC, 18-year-old Tamara Hacopian decided to explore journalism, a field she has always admired. As a curious, opinionated, and creative individual, she simply loves to write. And so she found El Vaquero to...

Julia Orr

Julia Orr is a public relations professional with over 10 years of experience working in the entertainment industry for Walt Disney Studios and DDA Public Relations.  Currently, she serves as a communications consultant to non-profit...

Moises Torres

My name is Moises Torres, I’m 21 years old and one of my many goals is to write for  El Vaquero. I cultivated an interest in writing for El Vaquero because I wanted to see my name in the paper. I want to do big things. I knew...

Lucas Yepez

My name is Lucas Yepez. I am majoring in English (creative writing) and am exploring the field of journalism to see if I want to pursue it. After taking Michelle Hofmann’s journalism class, I became determined to write for the...

Anthony Huizar

I am 18-years-young. This is my first year at GCC. My major is administration justice, so I can pursue a career in social working. My main goal in life is to publish a book, so stay tuned. When I have free time, I enjoy listening...

Fidel Cantu

Fidel Cantu is a student and graduate of Glendale Community College with an AA in social science and will soon earn an AS in communications. He will be transferring to Cal State Los Angeles where he will be major in journalism...

Alin Boughousi

Alin Boughousi has a passion for both reading and reporting news. Born and raised in Glendale, California, she attended Hoover High School before moving on to Glendale Community College and pursuing her journalism career. She...

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