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compiled from the 1/26/96 issue of El Vaquero
Editors in Chief: Nars Del Rosario & Brian Schwartz


Student Leaders Seek Several Changes
Registration Causes Student Headaches
Money- the Old Fashioned Way
Women's Basketball: Vaqs Rout Pierce


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"Our constitution is kind of a mess," admits ASB President Jeremy Gump. He believes the student government's guiding document should be overhauled--or perhaps tossed out and replaced with an entirely new constitution: "Some of it doesn't make any sense at all."

The student government committee that handles constitutional issues currently includes ASB Vice-President Alex Davtian, Secretary Bryan Ramos, Sophomore Class President Veronica Amaya, Representative-at-Large Kevin Hakimi, and Armen Fallian.

They may choose to bring forward "an entirely new constitution with a different structure for the ASB" Gump said.

What to do about the constitution isn't the only issue that will face the ASB this semester, however.

In addition to Student Initiated Project Support (SIPS) grants, the ASB Legislature has allocated $2,000 to establish similar financial support for student clubs.

Executive legislators have pushed ahead to enforce attendance of the student politicians. Ramos moved to approve a new attendance system which would limit the number of times an ASB legislator could be absent to a meeting.

³Last semester we had some people who pushed the guidelines to the limit, missing six meetings and being tardy a couple of times,² said Gump.

The motion has been tabled until next Tuesday¹s meeting.

Tuesday¹s meeting took place at 7 a.m. and continued through 8:09. According to Gump, former first meetings of the semester have taken about 30 minutes.

³I¹m pleased that we are already so well into plans for this semester that we needed to take the extra time to take care of business,² said Gump.

Student government meetings take place on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. in the the Campus Center. All students are welcome to join and ask questions. Comments from the audience are heard near the conclusion of the meeting.


The fall semester is underway and, for most people, the headaches of buying books and adding classes are over, but now the homework and exams begin.

Most GCC students registered through STARS (Student Telephone-Assisted Registration System). With the STARS system, students were able to call the college and register over the phone without having to wait in long registration lines. There were some problems: once you called in to register for classes you could not add or drop the classes you had signed up for until the semester started. By that point some classes had been closed. Students who participated in walk-through registration were not able to register until Jan. 9, after most of the classes were closed.

Those buying books had the usual problems. Students had to stand outside the bookstore for 30-45 minutes, and once they got into the store and picked up the books they needed for their classes it was usually another 20-minute wait in line just to get up to the cash register.

Lines were long, but no longer than for a Disneyland ride. It took most students 30 minutes to get through the lines to add or drop classes.

Feb. 2 is the deadline to add semester-length classes. According to the class schedule, Friday Jan. 26 was the last day to drop classes without record of enrollment. It is also the last day that students are eligible for a refund for dropped class. Classes not dropped by Jan. 26 can be dropped until March 29, but will show on permanent records. The schedule goes on to state that all refund requests must be made from Jan. 29 through Feb. 9. No refunds will be made after the deadline.


If there's one thing we can all use, it's a little pocket change. We all need it, but very few of us know how to get it nowadays. For those of us struggling to keep our heads above the red line, Glendale community College offers us that little extra boost we need: The Job Placement Center.

Located on the second floor of San Rafael, the Job Placement Center offers students, both current and former, a stepping stone into the big, scary world of employment. Information given is based on a student's experience, ability and training. If you are currently enrolled at GCC, need a job, but don't have the time to drive out to one between classes, you can apply for on-campus jobs. They're available for students who qualify for work study as well as the rest of us.

If you are in disbelief, there is proof that the Job Placement Center actually places students into positions they apply for. GCC student, Alex Sanchez is proof that the center delivers. He decided to try the center after deciding his current employment was unacceptable. His success surprised him. He applied for four different positions, and was hired at two of them.

Sanchez had nothing but praise for the center's help. ³It¹s probably the easiest, most accessible way to get a job," he says. "You're given the names of contact people, phone numbers, specific duties and requirement as apposed to just a brief description of the job. And they give you a print out, then highlight what you will need most.²

If you've been wondering about the Placement Center, but aren't sure if they'll have the type of job you're looking for, don't worry. The center has a wide variety of employment opportunities, and if you're looking for something in the area, they can help you there too. Sanchez was impressed with the diversity. ³I decided to go with Job Placement because they have a lot of jobs in the area, and they have everything from doggie-doo scraper to teaching overseas,² he says.

So, whether you're looking for a part-time job to pay for those little extra things, or you need a full-time job to pay off your school loans, the Job Placement Center would be a nice starting point.


A season that started with promise has turned disappointing for the struggling Glendale Community College women's basketball team, which has an overall 7-16 record with seven games to go in the season.

The Vaqueros, who are a fast-breaking team, have suffered many losses due to turnovers and fouls. They are sending the opposing teams to the free-throw line an average of 35 times a game. The Vaqueros have had the lead in some of their games but have lost due to fouls.

The Vaqs hosted a tournament in the GCC South Gym from Dec. 28-30. Teams from Arizona, California and Utah came to play in the first annual Vaquero Shoot-out.

The Vaqueros did well, taking the third place trophy by beating Oxnard College. Co-captain Heather Green was chosen to the all tournament team for GCC.

Green is scoring in the double figures for the Vaqs this year. The Vaqueros are also being helped out on the court by guards Minnie Caluag and Vanessa Cortes, forwards Karla Villaroel and Nicole Codd. The latter is ranked as one of the top rebounders in the Western State Conference (WSC).

Forward Kendra Bierman has come back to the Vaqueros after suffering a broken nose in a game against Pasadena City College at the beginning of the season. Her return is a spark for the Vaqs due to her leadership and three point shooting, according to Head Coach Kathy Pudelko.

Pudelko's goals for the rest of the season are "to play well and to get into Regionals." The Regionals, which is a final tournament at the end of the season, will be held at College of Sequoias from Feb. 20-24.

Maybe it was the new shoes that the team wore, but the Vaqueros came out running Wednesday night against L.A.. Pierce College scoring over 100 points. This was the first time in school history that Glendale has scored above 100 points in a single game, as they routed the Brahmas 105-26.

The Vaqs started the game with a 16-0 run and held Pierce without a field goal in the first 11 minutes of the game. Pierce was not able to make a shot until the 12-minute mark but Glendale came right back to score 13 more points. Halftime ended with the Vaqueros ahead 48-19. The majority of Pierce's points in the first half came from the free-throw line.

L.A. Pierce was no contest for the overpowering Vaqs, who played a tough full-court man to man defense and later moved to half-court man defense after running up the score. Glendale caused Pierce to have many turnovers and forced them to take bad shots. Pierce was not able to stop Cortes who scored 18 points in the second half and finished with 24 points, 10 assists and eight steals. Pierce (7-14) was plagued by injuries that left four starters out of the game.

"Pierce had four of their starters injured but they never gave up and they never quit running, Pudelko said afterward."

The entire Glendale team scored. Five players hit double figures, including Green, who ended with 16 points and eight rebounds. Teyone Mosley and Bierman had 13 a piece.


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