El Vaquero

Derek Stowe

Derek is from Carlisle, Mass. and has a family tree that spreads back to England.  His Mayflower ancestor John Stowe, surveyor for King Charles I, arrived in 1624.  As a high school senior at Phillips, Andover, Derek published his first short story about the intricate ecosystem surrounding a golf course. He earned his bachelor’s degree in French at UC Berkeley where he received praise for his final paper, “L’éruption de la Montagne Pelée, 1902.”  At 29, he earned a songwriting certificate from Berklee College of Music, Boston and went on to travel the world including Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean islands.  He spent two years in France and one in Mexico and before starting up a day-spa in Ashland, Ore. in the late 90s.  After 9/11, he gave up the spa to move to Los Angeles.  At 43, he earned a Media Arts certificate from Glendale Community College in Corporate Television.


Derek has spent his life specializing in self-expression. Throughout his career, his writing advice has been highly sought-after by students and business owners.  He is currently working as a private writing consultant and gives occasional lessons in French, Spanish, Algebra, voice and piano.  His uncanny sense of wit, keen ambition, and versatile vocabulary are what set Derek apart as a news writer.   His ability to understand different cultures, languages, and personas have shaped him into the keen writer he is today.  His news reporting aspirations include science lectures, green energy, web design, time-travel films, noir fiction, celebrity endurance stories, jazz music, and team sports.

Derek Stowe, Staff Reporter

Jan 18, 2012
New Senator Realizes Ambition To Serve College (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2012
Verdugo Power Academy Holds Fifth Graduation (Story)
Dec 06, 2011
War Survivor Finds Success in Wake of Loss (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
“Person of Interest”: Quirky TV Vigilantes Go Hi-Tech (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
‘Eclipse’ Readers Inspire Poetry Lovers at the Ruskin (Story)
Oct 27, 2011
Search for Life at GCC’s Planetarium (Story)
Oct 11, 2011
Professor and Dean Ron Harlan Retires With Honor (Story/Media)
Sep 28, 2011
Going Green: GCC Can Make an Impact (Story/Media)
Sep 14, 2011
Michael Lao Passes: Instructor With Compassion Transformed Many Lives (Story)
May 11, 2011
Baseball Coach Chris Cicuto Honored (Story)
May 11, 2011
Vaqueros Clinch Conference Title (Story)
Apr 27, 2011
First WSC Team Win For Men’s Golf (Story)
Apr 27, 2011
Toribio Gonzales toughs out the toughest accounting classes (Story)
Mar 30, 2011
Vaqueros Place Second in Golf Invitational (Story)
Mar 30, 2011
History of Science Wows Hearts and Minds (Story)
Mar 30, 2011
Organic Chemistry Students Win 3rd Place at UC Irvine Graduate Competition (Story)
Mar 16, 2011
Cheerleading Looks Back on Exciting Year (Story)
Mar 16, 2011
Men’s Golf Gears up for Team Championship (Story)
Mar 02, 2011
Students Synthesize New Compounds in Lab (Story)
Mar 02, 2011
Golden Cowboy Speech Invitational Earns Kudos (Story)
Jan 26, 2011
Rose Parade Floats Dazzle (Story)
Jan 26, 2011
Professor Mike Wheeler Passes (Story)
Jan 26, 2011
Golf Banquet Honors 2010 Lady Vaqueros (Story)
Dec 08, 2010
Top Vaquero Player Jessica Alvarez Dominates the Volleyball Court (Story)
Dec 08, 2010
Student Filmmaker Tries for Super Bowl (Story)
Nov 24, 2010
Panich Captures College’s 1st State Golf Title (Story)
Nov 24, 2010
Lady Vaqs Lose Valiantly to Citrus (Story)
Nov 10, 2010
Lecture Explores the Math of Decision-Making (Story)
Nov 10, 2010
Denise Hamilton Takes Command of L.A.’s Dark Side (Story)
Oct 27, 2010
Panich Has Iron Legs and Positive Attitude (Story)
Oct 27, 2010
Author Hector Tobar Goes to the Dark Side (Story)
Oct 13, 2010
L.A. Writers Reading Series Packs Kreider Hall (Story)
Oct 13, 2010
Backpacks Raise Hopes, Build Minds, Melt Hearts (Story)
Sep 29, 2010
International Students Adjust to Life on Campus (Story)
Sep 29, 2010
Pumped for Vaq Victory: Pep Rally Inspires (Story)
Sep 15, 2010
Pirates Make Lady Vaqueros Walk Plank (Story)
Sep 15, 2010
9-11 Day of Service Honors Volunteers, Victims (Story)
The Student Newspaper of Glendale Community College
Derek Stowe