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EL VAQUERO, cyberspace edition

Posted May 16, 1995


compiled by Rick Wood



Unopposed, Gump Wins ASB Presidency

GCC Students Rally for Financial Aid

Study Abroad Approved for Summer `96

Registration Priority to Be Determined by Completed Units

Khachatourians to Leave Campus, Attend UCLA


College Students to Perform Musical Numbers

Theatre Arts to Present Plays in "A Spring Celebration"


Women's Track Runs to So. Cal. Championships

'Diamond Vaqs' Leave Hopeful After Rebuilding Year

Track Star Turner Sets GCC Record, Heads to USC

Column of the Week

It`s My Job! I Swear!


When the dust settled Thursday, a total of 1.6 percent of the student population had taken part in the Fall 1995 Associated Student Body (ASB) elections -- 236 voters in all.

Jeremy Gump, one of 13 candidates running unopposed, was elected ASB President with 141 votes.

Gump felt that the low turnout for the election, in both voters and candidates, was due to last semester`s election controversy, in which grievances were filed against then-candidate Khachatourians for unethical campaigning practices. The grievances were eventually dropped.

Gump`s term will begin in the fall semester.

Alex Davtian was elected vice president, receiving 130 votes.

Nayree Krikorian lost to Bryan Ramos by 45 votes for the office of secretary.

In the closest race for an office, that of President of Associated Men Students, newcomer Arthur Fisher defeated Vic Petrossian by a mere nine votes.

--John Lyon


Glendale Community College students rallied yesterday to protest the possible passage of HR-4, a subsidy and general cuts act that could affect many students on this campus who use financial aid.

There were three guest speakers at the rally: Maureen McRae, Osheen Keshishian, and Associated Student Body president Arthur Khachatourians.

Students opposed to the cuts were given the opportunity to make their voices heard by sending a postcard, which was provided at the rally, to Senator Barbara Boxer urging her to fight against financial aid cuts.

Keshishian, the EOPS counselor at GCC, urged students to write and protest any financial aid cuts that still have to pass the senate. "Every single letter counts," said Keshishian. "I have seen many students who would not have made it without financial aid."

--Cindy Arora


The Glendale College Campus Executive Committee approved the Study Abroad trip to Paris, scheduled for the summer of 1996, Tuesday, May 9.

In the past, Study Abroad trips have been co-funded by the Associated Student Body (ASB) and the college. Recent objections to the trip were raised due to financial reasons.

The trip was set up for the summer session because it would be more affordable and more students could participate. "Scholars and athletes who are set up in a program cannot participate during the fall or spring semester," said Wheeler.

Although the Paris trip is being planned for the summer, there will be additional Study Abroad trips during the regular semester session.

The cost of the trip is $3,395 plus spending money for the six weeks.

--Marcela Pinzon


The order of registration for Student Telephone-Assisted Registration System (STARS) will depend on student's completed units, according to Gary W. Parker, dean of admissions and records.

"Students with the highest number of units completed will have priority in registering," said Parker. "(Grade point average) is a small factor that plays into it."

Other factors looked at for priority are whether students are close to completing their Student Education Plan (SEP), and assessment tests.

If two students have the same standing, the student with the oldest identification number gets priority.

The STARS system, which is now past its trial process, will be part of the permanent registration program.

Mail-in registration will not be offered during the summer. It will be used for the fall semester, but this will be the last time it is offered.

Walk-through registration will still be offered for both summer and fall, about a week before classes commence.

For students who fail to enroll from now through the end of July, there will be a late make-up telephone registration, which will be offered from the end of July to the beginning of August.

The STARS system is already open for students registering for the summer session. It will run until May 19, and from June 12 to 29 for the fall semester.

--Robert Ossio


Lame-duck Associated Student Body President (ASB) Arthur Khachatourians is bidding Glendale College his fond farewell this semester. After two years of study and ASB work, Khachatourians is transferring to UCLA.

"I think this is a great school," said Khachatourians of GCC. "I can walk into (President/Superintendent John) Davitt's office any time same with (Paul) Schlosmann I think they really care about the students."

Reflecting on his experiences at GCC, Khachatourians said he'll miss the ASB debates most of all.

--John Lyon


Several groups within the Glendale College Music Department will be involved in performances within the next few weeks.

The GCC Concert Band, directed by Dr. David Hoover, will be performing in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on May 17. Planned numbers in the concert include marches composed by the famous John Phillip Sousa.

Performing in GCC's Spring Choral Concert on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. will be the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Chamber Chorale, and the College Choir, also in the auditorium.

The 20-member Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be singing and dancing to a themed collection of numbers entitled "Songs that Got Us Through World War II."

Also performing in the concert is the Chamber Chorale, directed by Paul Mayo, and the College Choir, also directed by Hill.

General admission to the concert is $5. Students and seniors can see the performance for $3.

The GCC Community Orchestra will perform its final concert of the season at 4 p.m. on May 21 in the auditorium.

--Brian Schwartz


Two one-act plays by the Glendale College Theatre Arts Department in "A Spring Celebration of Manners and Morals," will be presented in the GCC Auditorium Studio Theatre starting Thursday, May 18.

"The Square Root of Love," by Daniel Meltzer, is the story of genius-level students discovering that neither man nor woman can live by intellect alone. GCC theatre arts instructor Jill Benone will direct.

Between plays, "Carousel: A Musical Interlude" will be performed as a collaboration between the theater, music, and dance departments.

Boundary lines get in the way of true love in the second play, "The Marriage Proposal" by Anton Chekov.

Guest artist Matt Foyer is director. He is a Burbank resident who first appeared on the GCC stage as Richard the Lionhearted in "The Lion in Winter."

Show times are at 8 p.m. on May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. on May 21 and 28.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 each for groups of 10 or more and for children 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling (818) 240-1000 Ext. 5618.

Information for this article was gathered from a press release.

--Brian Schwartz


The Glendale College women's track and field team qualified three runners for the Southern California Championships last week at preliminaries.

Tanya Janet did not qualify in the 1,500-meter race because of an accident on the track.

"She was in fourth place with a mile left to go, and someone knocked her down," said head coach Jon Gold. "She was running really well, but it was a shock to her."

Janet did not suffer any major injuries in the accident.

Anna Hernandez ran a 5-minute, 1.1-second personal best in the 1,500 meters.

In the 300-meters, Janet qualified with a time of 10:54, and Hernandez did the same with an 11:13 mark.

Also performing for the Vaqueros at the championships will be hammer-thrower Anika Edmondson, who qualified with 112 feet, 5 inches.

The team will continue to compete in the Southern California Championships. In order for the runners to go on, they will have to place in the top six in their events. "At this point, it`s the luck of the draw," said Gold.

--Marcela Pinzon


The Glendale College baseball team concluded its regular season with 8 wins, and 18 losses (16-26-2 overall) in the Western State Conference (WSC) Southern Division.

Despite failing to make the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Vaqueros did not have that bad of a season, considering the youth of the team.

"We were a very young team this year," said head coach Steve Coots. "We started seven freshmen most of the time."

Coots remains optimistic and considers this year a learning experience for the players and for himself. "I hope to have (this year`s freshmen) back on the team next year," he said.

Coots also pointed out that the Vaqs played well against some of the toughest teams in the conference and managed to defeat some of those teams.

Outfielder Pete Paciorek signed with the San Diego Padres at the end of the season, becoming the fourth Vaquero to sign a pro contract in the last three years. "I'm very happy for him," Coots said. "That`s what he wanted to do."

--Wilson Solorzano


Isaac Turner, a long-time Burbank resident, began his track career as a sophomore at Burbank High School.

"I joined the track team because all my friends were joining," said Turner. "I didn`t think I would be good."

The coaches at Burbank high discovered Turner`s running abilities early in the season.

His strongest event turned out to be the 400-meters. "I was doing really well, so I decided to go back my junior year," he said.

During that year, Turner developed his running skills well enough to continue during his senior year, when he ran the 800-meter race.

"My coaches put me in the 800-meters because they thought I would do better," he said. "I would beat other runners with more ease. The 400-meters had too much competition."

During his first season at GCC, Turner did well despite a few minor injuries.

When Turner returned to the field, his performance suffered as a consequence of his injuries. "I wasn`t in good shape. I was behind all the other runners," said Turner.

In the beginning of his second GCC season, Turner was running the 1500-meters.

"I got a really good time in that event," he said. The coaches also had him compete in the 800-meters and the 400-meters.

In conference competition, Turner ran a personal best time of 48.6 seconds in the 400-meters.

Turner is now ranked first in the Southern California Conference and second in the state in the 800-meters.

He had an automatic qualifying time in the 800-meters for the Southern California Preliminaries. He will now go on to the Southern California Championships with a GCC record mark of 1:49.93.

Turner`s remarkable performance with the Vaqueros has attracted coaches from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC).

USC offered Turner a full three-year scholarship, stipulating that he run the first two years and work on his degree the third year.

In the fall, Turner will be attending USC. He plans to major in either engineering or pharmacy.

"My goals at USC are to be part of a team that can win a National Championship, and to graduate," said the track team captain.

--Marcela Pinzon



I don't know if you`ve ever been there, but it is my experience that the Renaissance Pleasure Faire makes people crazy.

It`s not the kind of craziness you might find in a bar full of drunken galoots, or at a Raider game (full of drunken galoots). It`s the "leave your morals, your jealousies, your inhibitions, and your modesty at the door" kind of craziness. Just bring your wallet and your big loud mouth. And even the most "normal" people do just that.

Perhaps it`s the costumes. Perhaps it's being in the sun all day. Perhaps it's the ale. It might be all three, or some bizarre cosmic force that descends on San Bernardino for a few months.

Either way, people get plain loopy when they`re at Faire. (That`s what they call it; Not at "the Faire," just "at Faire").

I can say these things because I see these people every weekend. I work at Faire in a retail booth that sells bodices. A bodice, of course, is kind of like a girdle, only it really does a job on breasts.

A great job. It basically coerces women into defying the laws of gravity.

Anyhow, I frequently notice that most of the women I tie up in our special little garments are first-time patrons. They shouldn`t know what Faire is like, or how to act, or to expect a total stranger to waltz right up to them and begin enhancing their cleavage.

Yet, as I stare (for professional reasons only) at their breasts, they don't seem to care. And as I flirt shamelessly (for professional reasons only), their dates/boyfriends/husbands don`t even seem to care.

It`s as though, when I`m at work, I get to behave in a manner that would otherwise be unacceptable. But it`s not me that makes it happen, it's them!

Mind you, I`m not complaining. What really makes it difficult is the transition back into the normal world.

It takes me a good two days to stop staring at women and sizing them up for bodices. But the problem isn`t me, I`m sure.

It`s them. It`s those crazy women.

They call me a pervert if I take one second to admire the shape of a beautiful woman and mentally dress her in renaissance apparel. They call me a chauvinist and a swine.

Then they show up on the weekends, aim their tits at me and coyly say, " Um, am I too big to fit into one of these tiny ones?"

"(Ahem.) No problem."

Maybe it's because we have a professional relationship, these women and I. What they want of me is nothing more than to sell them something. But being a professional boobie-enhancer/adjuster doesn't give me the liberty to practice my craft any old day of the week. It only works at Faire. So I'm back where I started.

It's either the costumes, the ale, the heat, or cosmic forces.


OK. These women are coming to me to buy a piece for their costumes -- they're generally wearing street clothes. They're never sweaty or tired, and there are refreshment stands everywhere, so it's probably not the sun.

Maybe it is the ale.

But alas, despite the numerous stands and the comparative potency of fine dark brew, they never come across as intoxicated. I imagine if they drank enough to get swoony, they wouldn't have money left to buy clothing.

So it's cosmic.


--John Lyon



This is the last El Vaquero Cyberspace Edition of the Spring '95 semester. We'll be coming across the net and into a terminal somewhere near you shortly after Labor Day. Until then, happy cybersurfing!


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