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Spring 2014: Vol.7, No. 1

By The Insider in The Insider

24 pages, published 7/16/2014

This year’s offerings include everything from profiles of notable students, the controversy of gluten free diets, fireworks, the future of jazz music and whether it has become acceptable to use the “n word.” Best of all, Glendale College’s Year in Pictures is featured in the center spread. In short, there is something for every reader in Glendale College’s student…
The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. 

– Thomas Jefferson, 1787

People

Jorge Galindo: Undocumented Immigrant Hopes to Change his Own Community

It is 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. I’m scheduled to meet Jorge Galindo at the DMV in Lincoln Heights. Today marks a [Read More]

Jesse Cuevas: Smiling in God’s Favor

Jesse Cuevas is a quiet, unassuming young man who seems far more mature than his mere 18 years.  He is dressed [Read More]

MéLisa & Ryun: a Marriage of Art and Adoption

Ryun Hovind wakes up with his wife MéLisa Lomelino in their Burbank home.  They start just before the city rises, [Read More]

Featured Photo

Double rainbow over the San Gabriel Building. Photo by Bertha Cardozo.

On the Cover

Gary Freeman and Nick Macierz had no idea that their love would be at the center of a political battle..

Campus

Campus Considers the Legacy of JFK and Conspiracy Theories

Half a century ago, America watched a real life nightmare unfold. Great and unexpected tragedies leave deep and lasting wounds and the events of Nov. 22, 1963, the [Read More]

Challenges

Flavor of the Month: Gluten-free diets

Once little more than a fad, what was formerly a nutritional recommendation has for some [Read More]

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Clean Water in Nicaragua

On spring break, I wasn’t hanging out with friends at the movies, riding rollercoasters [Read More]

Auto Insurance: What Do You Have To Lose?

As I slowly opened my eyes I tried to make sense out of my clouded vision. I couldn’t [Read More]

Community

Review: the MGN 5-Star Theater and Frame 128

For many years, the centerpiece of American life was the television, where families gathered together glued before the big screen with popcorn and TV dinners. As technology [Read More]

Opinion

The “N” Word

On any given day walking through the Glendale campus, conversations may be overheard and [Read More]

Gamer Girls Have Cooties: a look at rape culture in the video game community

Cancer, infection, blight, vermin, disease, sewage, plague, waste These were the words [Read More]

Why is Generation Y so DIY?

Generation Y or “millennials” are those born after 1980 and before 2000. Simply, [Read More]

Arts and Letters

The Future of Jazz in America

The Future of Jazz in America

With the advent of the celebrity-as-musician trend in the 21st century, artistry is quickly going by the wayside. Many of today’s popular artists can’t sing or play an instrument. They are all image and attitude. Jazz, always touted as America’s one true art form, is [Read More]

Stoneface at the Pasadena Playhouse

Stoneface at the Pasadena Playhouse

Join the Insider/El Vaquero for the launch of “Stoneface”  starring French Stewart as Buster Keaton, at the [Read More]

Cirque-a-Palooza’s final weekend at the Pasadena Playhouse

Cirque-a-Palooza’s final weekend at the Pasadena Playhouse

The  historic Pasadena Playhouse has taken a significant departure in its offerings this summer by presenting [Read More]

Coming Up: TwentyWonder benefit!

Coming Up: TwentyWonder benefit!

Please come out and support a terrific event for an important cause! Best described as a “Carnival of the [Read More]

Insider Video

Ashley Carey is a videoblogger specializing in politics. In “The Future of Net Neutrality” she takes on the thorny issue of media access.

Staff Blogs

  • Agnes Constante: online portfolio of news and feature stories.
  • Ashley Carey: an aspiring news reporter and video blogger.
  • Brandon Dean: sports-oriented journalism portfolio of a former staff member.
  • Catherine Yesayan: Beyond the Blue Domes: Personal accounts relayed in a charming and conversational manner by an Iranian-Armenian-American writer
  • Erica White: The Living Room Lounge: Personal and conversational blog with music links.
  • Jennifer Do: Petite and Hungry: a culture blog about food, fashion and art
  • Raven Jake Dawes: Observations of a Western Legend. Jane Pojawa writes the Raven Jake blog with her husband. Focus is primarily on travel and natural history.
  • Troy Cornell: “Living for the World” – while you sit at home: travel, politics and observations of a former staff writer.