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EL VAQUERO, C y b e r s p a c e E d i t i o n

Posted April 25, 1995


compiled by Rick Wood



Multiuse Lab Construction Underway

AIDS Awareness Week and Free Testing a Success, Says Novinger

Trustees Approve Classes on Women's Issues

Rally Against Possible Financial Aid Cuts Held at CSUN

AIDS Claims GCC Instructor


Men's Track Prepares for Conference Play

Vaqs Warm Up for Conference Prelims at Mt. SAC

Column of the Week

GCC Frats Are on the Way


Groundbreaking for the construction of the new Multiuse Laboratory Building and Library Expansion took place Monday, April 17.

The project, which will take two years to complete, is being done by the Ray Wilson Company. Once finished, the building will accommodate many different programs, including a computer center, science laboratories, two lecture rooms, photography labs, general education classrooms, and television production labs.

The building will replace the existing trailer courts. Once this happens, the space the trailer courts occupy will be given back to the physical education department.

--Robert Ossio


Students that took advantage of the free HIV testing on-campus Monday and Wednesday can pick up final results May 3 at the Glendale College Health Center; additional testing will also be provided.

The testing seemed to be the most popular of the AIDS awareness week activities, according to Anne Marie Novinger, coordinator of the health center.

The Monday testing was administered by the Los Angeles Free Clinic Project ABLE, while the Wednesday testing was done by the Charles Drew University Mobile Testing Program.

Among other AIDS awareness week activities, an AIDS memorial quilt was on display in the library on Wednesday. "I think the quilt makes people aware of the AIDS epidemic," said Morgan Frin, a GCC student.

During the week, there were tables set up in the San Rafael patio with information about AIDS. Marible Vaces, a student taking advantage of the provided statistics and advice, said, "I found the information really helpful. There are flyers for everyone."

--Marcela Pinzon


Two new classes dealing with women's issues in contemporary society have been approved by the Board of Trustees to join the spring semester 1996 curriculum at Glendale College.

History 115, Rebellious Women in Modern America, to be taught by Dr. Peggy Renner, and Philosophy 118, Women, Earth and the Divine, will be added.

"Rebellious Women" is described as an investigation into "the legal, political, economic and social issues surrounding the dramatic transformation of gender relations in modern society."

Philosophy 118 is a course designed to help "students develop skills in analyzing the impact of the world's major religions on women's lives and the life of the Earth."

"Women, the Earth and the Divine" will also compare and contrast Eastern and Western religions, including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism, in addition to goddess worship and its implications for the images of women.

Both classes are three units, and have been designated as transferrable for both University of California and California State University credit.

--John Lyon


A rally against the possible federal reduction of financial aid did not gain student support last Monday.

Maureen McRae, associate dean of Student Financial Services at Glendale Community College, was a featured speaker at the rally held at California State University Northridge (CSUN).

The proposed cutbacks are part of the congressional trimming of the federal budget.

The local effects of the proposed budget cuts would eliminate federal funding of eligible non-citizens. "These are people who can be drafted ... but (wouldn`t be able to) get financial aid," said McRae.

Proposed legislation is also suggesting the elimination of campus-based programs and the extension of an interest-free period after schooling is completed.

--Chris Camargo


Glendale College dance instructor Terry Markwell passed away Wednesday, April 12, from complications caused by the AIDS virus.

Months ago, Markwell announced to classes that he would be taking time off to battle pneumonia, said dance student Debbie John.

His students seem to remember him as a good instructor who took a personal interest in every student's dancing. John said that Markwell was "the sweetest, most inspirational guy in the world."

A ballet scholarship has been created in his honor to help dance students with promising futures.

--Nicolette Medina


As the season approaches its end, the Glendale College men's track and field team prepares for the post-season events.

Friday, April 21, the Vaqueros competed at the Western State Conference preliminaries.

Before traveling to Santa Barbara City College for the prelims, the Vaqueros warmed up at the Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Invitational, where they competed with two-year and four-year schools from California and Arizona.

Isaac Turner and Adrian Baca, among others, had a great meet at Mt. SAC. Baca scored a personal best.

For the future, head coach Tom McMurray said, the Vaqs have a good chance in conference play. "It`s between Bakersfield College, Moorpark, and ourselves. In those kind of meets, anything is possible. We`re going to be right there with our athletes running to their potential."

--Wilson Solorzano


The Glendale College women's track and field team traveled to San Jacinto to compete in the Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) invitational before traveling to Santa Barbara for the Western State Conference (WSC) Friday, April 21.

The top women`s scores were in the 1600-meter relay. The Vaq team, composed of Teena Ung, Melinda Frey, Lee Ann Dillon, and Lisa Sartoris, came in fifth with a time of 4 minutes, 12.8 seconds. "In the mile relay we did really well. (Sartoris) had a good time, 64.3," said coach Jon Gold.

The WSC preliminaries were held at Santa Barbara City College.

The 1600 and 400-meter relay are in for the finals. Only individual events will be judged in the preliminaries. Gold's hopefuls for the preliminaries include the 200 meter race.

"Frey and Sartoris ... should both make it to finals," he said. Frey`s best time was 27.5 and Sartoris' was 27.4.

--Wilson Solorzano

Column of the Week


Now, understand, I`m not considering myself an expert on the lifestyle of four-year school students, but I think I should point out some major differences between the big boys and GCC. Mainly, most of the difference lies in the fraternities and sororities.

I`m not one for the social limelight, but everyone in one of my English classes is. Apparently, the best way to become familiar with a campus is to join one of these modern Greek clubs. My source -- I can't remember her name, I think it was Pari or something -- anyway, she rushes for sororities like fat men dream about thin women. I got the inside scoop from her; she explained it for hours and hours. A nice young woman, but what a mouth on her!

Yes, well, my point is this: GCC should get some frats and sororities of its own. Sure, just because we've got clubs up a certain body cavity doesn't mean we can`t get more segregated.

Here are a few ideas:

Alpha Gimme Beeper: This fraternity would be for the phone-oriented GCC student. Those who want to rush for the frat would have to wear 30 pagers and seven celluar phones for three days; the catch, of course, would be that during that time, the rushie would not be allowed to return any of the pages or answer any of the phone calls.

Stabum Backum Chi: This sorority would be for all you lovely young women out there looking for the perfect guy so you can suck out his soul and throw it on the ground laughing. Those rushing would have to date 100 men from the foot-hygiene club as well as claim to be the girlfriend of Grui, the GCC hunchback who rings the bell atop the administration building every hour. Ha, ha, ha.

Paper Vaqum Stupidium: These poor souls would be part of the only Sat-Frat on campus. Their duties as members would be to find out about all the boring stuff on campus and then write about it. Rushers would be forced to sit in a administration room, which is always 16 degrees hotter than a solar flare, for 12 hours every day for 15 weeks -- oh, wait, that`s what the members do.

Lamda Porkum Rightum: A potential member of this frat would have to have right-wing political views and a deep, physical love for Rush Limbleech. Outbursts of ignorance are optional. These young conservative rushers would have to collect 666 signatures of support for Newt Gingrich as commander-of-the-world. I think that says it all. The sorority equivalent is Krackum Scrota Glee. Men of the frat would refer to women of KSG as sister-wife, while men would be called Ashwipes.

Theta Kappa Sleaz: This frat would be comprised of students who think they look like super models and extras for Melrose Place but, in reality, look more like the remains of a unflushed toilet. Members would have to wear only neon clothing and always put on way too much Brut.

Tau Freaka Drool: This frat would be for all the guys out there who claim to be real studs, but in truth spend their weekends watching Star Trek and practicing husky pickup lines like "Hey baby, want to see my `95 Mustang?" As part of the rushing process, these young studs would have to actual try to start a conversation with a woman without once mentioning their trendy new clothes, car, or beeper number. The horror, the horror.

Shoppum Alpha Beta: I would fall in this frat, as these young men would perpetually drive at least 20 miles out of the way when needing to get to an appointment.Brothers of the frat would also share a unnatural desire to eat Japanese food. Rushers of the frat would be forced to eat "Jack In the Box" chicken bowls for six weeks straight and (as if that's not enough) wear a brown belt with a silver buckle that reads Tempura King.

Well, I guess you get the idea. Make the move, my fellow students -- if you're going to be at GCC for four years, at least share it with people you don't know.

--Chris Camargo


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