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Spring 2013: Vol.6, No. 1

The Insider: Spring 2013: Vol.6, No. 1

This year’s offerings include everything from the rise of the electronic dance scene to the bane of contaminated drinking water; the Barbecue Tongs Murderer of San Gabriel; the X Games; adoptive families; overcoming sexual abuse and homophobia; Internet dating; and the millennial propensity for…

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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


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]

Manuela Garcia Amaya, UNICEF bound

“Meet me at the student center – I practically live there,” says Manuela Garcia Amaya,  vice president of the [Read More]

Carlos Castillo: Success from Vocational School

Carlos Castillo is a successful 23-year-old who proves that everything is possible and that vocational education may be [Read More]

Featured Photo

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

On the Cover

Edmond Tarverdyan won his mixed martial arts match against Phil Nunez with a knockout.


Letter from the editor: Moving On

Moving on. 2013 brought major changes for the Insider. In 2008, I talked the head of Glendale Community College’s journalism division, Michael Moreau, into starting a [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]

Eating Clean: Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Many people are trying to become healthier in a world dominated by convenience, fast food [Read More]


Rave On: Students Spend Hundreds of Dollars for a Good Time

Neon lights flash in tune with the DJ’s beat. The audience waves its arms in the air and bodies sway in sync, consumed by the magical musical unification that bonds it [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]

Cupid Gets a Facebook

Sophia Gottleib* is boy crazy. She is a 24-year-old graduate of Northwestern University [Read More]

Arts and Letters

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 “Cirque-a-Palooza.” Instead of intimate plays and single-performer showcases, this production very loosely based on the material and performances [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]

Why I’m Not an Angry Hipster over Kendrick Lamar

Why I’m Not an Angry Hipster over Kendrick Lamar

The day I put in my two weeks’ notice at a job I absolutely despised, I ended up celebrating by going to Kendrick [Read More]

Café Bravo…begs for an encore

Café Bravo…begs for an encore

Kebab is to Glendale, what tacos are to East L.A. If you’ve grown up in the city, like I have, you know this. In [Read More]

Insider Video

Ashley Carey is a videoblogger specializing in politics. In “Leon Panetta, Soldier Suicide, and Blazing Saddles” she takes on the thorny issues of national defense and government accountability.

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.
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