Glendale College's Student Magazine
Wednesday August 23rd 2017

About the Insider

 

Spring 2008 The Insider, with Carina Crash as the cover girl, debuted in Spring 2008.

It might surprise readers to learn that this magazine was 81 years in the making.

The student body of 1927 arrived on campus, a rented wing at Glendale Union High School, to find that the journalism department had already started a newspaper, The Galleon, to keep them apprised of all the goings-on at their school.

Over the years, the campus grew and so did The Galleon, until 1937, when students voted to rename the paper El Vaquero in keeping with the Spanish theme of the new buildings that comprised the site of the campus on the hill.

And so for seven decades, the college community could turn to its newspaper for news. El Vaq, now also available on the Web, has had a long and illustrious history and has won a great number of awards over the years.

But there was no magazine, save for the very fine literary journal the Eclipse.

The Insider was started in response to a specific need, one that could not be accommodated by El Vaquero. Some campus stories just require more: more time, more words, more research than the newspaper format allows.

For several years, Journalism 107, Magazine Writing, has been a class offering of the Language Arts Department. And while many students have gone on to have their work published, there has never been a campus showcase for their talent. Until now.

The Insider is the student magazine of Glendale Community College, serving the wide interests and information needs of a diverse student body of more that 25,000 full-time and part-time students. It usually publishes during the spring semester with a multi-talented staff of 15 to 20 students, the most dedicated of the  Journalism 107 class, augmented by freelance work from the El Vaquero staff.

El Vaquero and the Insider train and develop writers, editors, photographers and design artists while producing  publications that have gained praise throughout the college community. Many alumni have gone on to write for other journalistic publications, newspapers and magazines.

The world of journalism has changed in ways that could never have been predicted back in 1927. But despite all the brouhaha over new media, we like to think that a good story, well told, is still the essence of journalism.

The Insider has done extremely well in state competition, and has acquired 77 awards since its Spring 2008 debut. The Journalism Association of Community Colleges [JACC] sponsors a regional conference in the fall semester and a state-wide convention in the spring.   The judging for magazine entries is based on the previous year’s work. The most recent convention attracted 613 student and faculty delegates from 47 schools in California and one school from Rhode Island. Competition is open to all community college journalists. Here is a list of awards taken by the Insider:

2016 cover Spring 2016

Spring 2017

California College Media Association

• STUDENT DESIGNED ADVERTISEMENT COLOR Second Place: Sal Polcino

• MAGAZINE FEATURE STORY Second Place: Brent Giannotta “California’s Minimum Wage Conundrum”

• MAGAZINE COLUMN Third Place: Sal Polcino “How to Live Like a Musician”

• MAGAZINE PHOTO SERIES Third Place: Sal Polcino “6th Street Bridge”

• MAGAZINE WEBSITE Third Place: Jane Pojawa

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY Second Place: Sal Polcino “How to Live Like a Musician”

• MAGAZINE NEWS FEATURE Third Place: Vicky Deger “LA River: metropolis’ wet dream fulfilled”

Fall 2016

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

• MAGAZINE DESIGN/LAYOUT Second Place: Staff

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY Fourth Place: Vicky Deger “Naked is the New Black”

Insider Magazine 2014 Spring 2014

Spring 2015

California College Media Association

• STUDENT DESIGNED ADVERTISEMENT Second Place: Jane Pojawa and Agnessa Kasumyan “The Muckrakers”

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY Third Place: Janice M. Robinson  “The N-Word”

Fall 2014

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY Second Place: Sal Polcino  “The Future of Jazz in America”

Spring 2013 Spring 2013

Spring 2014

California College Media Association

• MAGAZINE FEATURE STORY First Place: Jane Pojawa “Campus Crazies”

• MAGAZINE REVIEW STORY First Place: Sean Moriarty  “Intervals – In Time”

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY First Place: Courtney Luengo  “Gamer Girls Have Cooties”

• WEBSITE Second Place: Jane Pojawa “Insider”

Spring 2013

California College Media Association

• PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

First Place: Isiah Reyes “Invisible Children”

• HEADLINE WRITING PORTFOLIO

First Place: Jane Pojawa

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY

Third Place: Leah Arzu  “Where in the World is Joseph Kony?”

Spring 2013

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

• MAGAZINE FEATURE NON-PROFILE

First Place: Marlon Miranda “Glendale Fighting Club”

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY

Fourth Place: Leah Arzu  “Where in the World is Joseph Kony?”

 

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

• MAGAZINE LAYOUT/DESIGN

HM Insider Spring 2012

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY

HM: Leah Arzu  “Where in the World is Joseph Kony?”

• MAGAZINE COVER

Second Place: Marlon Miranda  “Glendale Fighting Club”

• MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION

HM: Isiah Reyes  “Talk About Race: Saving Cultural Diversity Programs

• STUDENT DESIGNED AD

Second Place: Bertha Cardozo “Talk About Race: Saving Cultural Diversity Programs

• MAGAZINE PHOTO

Second Place: Marlon Miranda  “Glendale Fighting Club”

• ONLINE PHOTO ESSAY

Fourth Place: Marlon Miranda  “Glendale Fighting Club”

• ONLINE PHOTO

First Place: Marlon Miranda  “Glendale Fighting Club”

• PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

First Place: Isiah Reyes “Talk About Race: Saving Cultural Diversity Programs

• MAGAZINE FEATURE NON-PROFILE

HM: Marlon Miranda “Glendale Fighting Club”

• MAGAZINE FEATURE NON-PROFILE

HM: Darria Johnson  “Domestic Violence”

• MAGAZINE FEATURE PROFILE

Third Place: Erica White  “Karine Armen: Keeping her mother’s spirit alive through positivity”

• MAGAZINE FEATURE PROFILE

HM: Matt Kemper  “Raven Jake: Songs as Stories as Songs

Spring 2012

California College Media Association

• MAGAZINE WEBSITE

Second Place: Insider –  Spring 2011

• MAGAZINE PHOTO

Third Place: Roger Lai “Zombie Walk: Social Networking Leads to Invasion of the Undead

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY

Third Place: Verzhine Nikoghosyan “Talk About Race: Saving Cultural Diversity Programs

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

• MAGAZINE GENERAL EXCELLENCE
UR (unranked) Insider – Spring 2011

• MAGAZINE PHOTO ESSAY

First Place: Roger Lai and Marlon Miranda “Zombie Walk: Social Networking Leads to Invasion of the Undead

Fall 2011

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

Spring 2011 Spring 2011

• MAGAZINE GENERAL EXCELLENCE
UR (unranked) Insider – Spring 2011

• MAGAZINE LAYOUT/DESIGN

HM Insider Spring 2011

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY

HM: Nicole Rubio “Art or Vandalism? Street Art has found a home at MOCA

• MAGAZINE PHOTO ESSAY

HM: Roger Lai and Marlon Miranda “Zombie Walk: Social Networking Leads to Invasion of the Undead

• MAGAZINE PHOTO

Third Place: Roger Lai “Zombie Walk: Social Networking Leads to Invasion of the Undead”

• MAGAZINE OPINION STORY

Second Place: Verzhine Nikoghosyan “Talk About Race: Saving Cultural Diversity Programs

Spring 2010 Spring 2010

Spring 2011

MAGAZINE PHOTO
First Place: Louis Roche “Sergio do Karlo”

MAGAZINE FEATURE NON-PROFILE
Second Place: Edwin Lopez “Seeds of Change”

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE
Fourth Place: Louis Roche “Sergio do Karlo”

MAGAZINE COVER
Fourth Place: Louis Roche “Sergio do Karlo”

MAGAZINE FEATURE NON-PROFILE
HM: Adriana Orellana “May March”

STUDENT-DESIGNED ADVERTISEMENT
HM: Graig and Hovsep Agop “We’re Positive!”

Fall 2010

MAGAZINE GENERAL EXCELLENCE
UR (unranked) Insider – Spring 2010

MAGAZINE OPINION STORY
First Place: Ariel Oakley – “Food stamps”

MAGAZINE COVER
First Place: Insider Spring 2010 “Sergio de Karlo”

STUDENT DESIGNED ADVERTISEMENT
Second Place: Greg and Hovsep Agop – “We’re Positive!”

ONLINE PHOTO ESSAY
Third Place: Graig Agop and Hovsep Agop – “Jorge Acevedo”

MAGAZINE FEATURE (NON-PROFILE)
Third Place: Jane Pojawa – “Bad Glendale”

MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION
HM (honorable mention) Angela Lee and Jack Najarium – “Permanency”

MAGAZINE PHOTO
HM Louis Roche – “Sergio de Karlo’

MAGAZINE PHOTO
HM Edgar Santacruz – “May March”

MAGAZINE FEATURE (NON-PROFILE)
HM Edwin Lopez – “Seeds of Change”

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE
HM Louis Roche – “Sergio de Karlo”

Spring 2009 Spring 2009

 

Spring 2010 

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE – First Place: Jane Pojawa  “Andrew McGregor Has a Plan”

FEATURE STORY – Second Place: Ani Khashadoorian “Janis Joplin and The Orgasm”

MAGAZINE LAYOUT/DESIGN – HM Insider Spring 2009

AUDIO SLIDESHOW – HM Hovsep and Graig Agop “Jorge Acevedo.”

Fall 2009

MAGAZINE GENERAL EXCELLENCE – UR (unranked) Insider – Spring 2009

MAGAZINE OPINION STORY – First Place: Jane Pojawa “Proposition 8 Recalls Landmark Case”

STUDENT DESIGNED ADVERTISEMENT – Third Place: Insider staff – “Edward R. Murrow’

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE – Fourth Place:  Jane Pojawa – “Andrew McGregor Has a Plan”

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE – HM: Jane Pojawa – “Giving up is not an option: nothing keeps Jorge Acevedo down”

MAGAZINE COVER – HM: Insider Spring 2009 -“Married!”

insider cover Spring 2008 Spring 2008

Spring  2009  

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE – Fourth Place: Jane Pojawa – “Carina Crash”

MAGAZINE FEATURE (NON-PROFILE) – HM: Fabiola Prieto – “AB 540”

Fall 2008 

MAGAZINE GENERAL EXCELLENCE – UR (unranked) Insider – Spring 2008

MAGAZINE OPINION STORY – First Place: Olga Ramaz “X: 31 Years of L.A. Punk Rock”

MAGAZINE PROFILE FEATURE – Third Place: Jane Pojawa – “Carina Crash”

To contact the editor: (818) 240-1000 ext. 3211

To contact the faculty advisor, Michael Moreau: (818) 551-5214

For advertising, contact Jeff Smith: (818) 240-1000 ext. 1427

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