The Voice https://thevoicegcc.com The Student News Site of Glendale Community College Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:08:01 -0600 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Police report for Nov. 11-15 released https://thevoicegcc.com/10370/a1news/police-report-for-nov-11-15-released/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10370/a1news/police-report-for-nov-11-15-released/#respond Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:08:01 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10370 Glendale Community College Public Safety has released its incident report for Nov. 11-15.

November 9: A student was struck in the intersection of 61st Avenue and Olive. Glendale police took disposition of the non-life-threatening accident, but requested assistance from College Police.

November 13: A student fell in the area of the Language Arts building and sustained an injury.

November 14: A cell phone was found in the Math Solution and turned in to College Police as found property. The item was later claimed by the owner.

November 14: A student provided College Police with a cellphone that was found in the southeast parking lot. The item was later claimed by the owner.

November 14: College Police responded to the Center for Learning building in reference to a possible medical condition. Student was treated by the fire department and returned to class.

November 15: A student reported that currency was stolen from her wallet when it was left in the Language Arts building, room 104.

 

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Green Efforts holds eighth annual “Recycle Dive” https://thevoicegcc.com/10348/a1news/green-efforts-holds-eighth-annual-recycle-dive/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10348/a1news/green-efforts-holds-eighth-annual-recycle-dive/#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:02:26 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10348

Chanda Fraulino
The results from the eighth annual “Recycle Dive” November 14, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz.

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Community College Green Efforts committee held its eighth annual “Recycle Dive” on the lawn just outside of the library Nov. 14.

Over 50 students attended the early-morning event to learn about what can and can’t be recycled. Faculty from departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Geology encouraged students to volunteer and offered extra credit for participation in the dive. Biology residential faculty Dr. Robert Reavis led students throughout the event with the help of several other professors and staff.

The purpose of the dive was to sort through an entire day’s worth of recycling to see how much of GCC’s material is contaminated. Contaminates are materials found in recycling bins that cannot be recycled.

Once bags of recycled materials were dumped onto tarps, they were sorted into three categories; clean recyclables, contaminated bottles/cans, and garbage.

According to GCC Recycling Coordinator Chanda Fraulino, some common contaminates found include Styrofoam cups, plastic bottles with liquids inside, glass bottles, cups with wax coating, and straws.

“Students tend to put bottles in the recycling that still have liquids in them,” Fraulino said. “Anything that still has liquids in them is considered contaminated and it ends up in the landfill, even though it made it in the right bin.”

The dive was held one day before America Recycles Day a nationally recognized campaign that aims to bring awareness to recycling each year on Nov. 15.

“We’ve done a pretty good job of continuing to reduce the amount of recyclables that are put into the garbage, and to reduce the amount of garbage that’s put into the recycle bins,” Reavis said.

According to statistics provided by Fraulino, about 79 percent of sorted material from this year’s dive were clean recyclables, a nearly 5 percent improvement from 2018, and the cleanest mark since Green efforts began the event in 2012. Nearly 6 percent of recycled material was contaminated, a 13 percent decrease from last year’s sort. However, the amount of garbage found in campus recycling bins also increased, jumping from about 7 percent in 2018 to 15 this year.

Besides recycling, Green Efforts is working on several other events related to sustainability this year, including an educational film series, guest speakers and a dumpster dive on Earth Day.

 

*Editors note: Percentages have been rounded to whole numbers for clarity.

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Public Safety releases report for Nov. 2-8 https://thevoicegcc.com/10342/a1news/public-safety-releases-report-for-nov-2-8/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10342/a1news/public-safety-releases-report-for-nov-2-8/#respond Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:58:21 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10342 The Glendale Community College Public Safety department has released its incident report for Nov. 2-8.

November 2: A volunteer at the mass casualty event being held at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center became ill. Transport was refused.

November 5: An employee injured his head in the Fine Arts building. Phoenix Fire Department responded but did not transport the injured subject.

November 6: A laptop computer was found in the Public Science building and turned in to College Police as found property. The item was later claimed by the owner.

November 6: A cellphone was turned in to College Police as found property. The cellphone was found in the Fitness Center Women’s faculty locker room. The item was returned to the owner.

November 7: College Police responded to the Performing Arts Center due to a student having a seizure. The student was treated by Glendale Fire but not transported.

November 8: College Police took possession of a cellphone and debit card that were left unattended outside of the CCS building. The items were claimed a few minutes later.

November 8: An unknown suspect removed a bicycle from the rack located on the northeast corner of the Humanities building

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Public Safety releases incident report for Oct. 26 through Nov. 1 https://thevoicegcc.com/10314/a1news/public-safety-releases-incident-report-for-oct-26-through-nov-1/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10314/a1news/public-safety-releases-incident-report-for-oct-26-through-nov-1/#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:59:38 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10314 Glendale Community College has released its incident report for Oct. 26 through Nov. 1.

October 27: A carnival worker reported a subject had attempted to exchange a counterfeit bill for cash. A second carnival worker reported another subject had attempted to do the same.

October 28: College Police were called to the language arts building for two women involved in an argument. The incident was referred to the Dean of Student Life.

October 28: A student reported damage to her vehicle which had been parked in the southeast parking lot. The Investigation continues.

October 28: A cell phone was found in the Counseling and Career services building restroom and turned in to College Police as found property.

October 28: A wallet was turned in to College Police as found property. The item is being held for safekeeping.

October 29: A student was working in one of the labs in the Physical Science building when a glass tube broke, and her right index finger received a small cut.

October 29: College Police took a report of theft from the Student Life Center.

October 29: College Police took a theft report from the women’s locker room adjacent to the pool.

October 30: An employee was injured while walking to class from the southeast parking lot. The employee received injuries to their right and left knees, shins, left elbow and both hands. The employee will seek medical attention at a local medical facility.

October 30: A wallet found in the Main Center Mall was turned in to the College Police Department as found property. The wallet was later claimed by owner.

October 30: An employee reported the theft of a camera from the Fine Arts Building.

October 30: College Police was notified of a student in distress. A welfare check was performed on the student.

October 31: At GCC North, a student was running on campus lost his balance, and fell, causing an injury to himself in the student lot.

October 31: A GCC North student informed College Police that they were involved in a domestic situation off campus.

October 31: A student reported having difficulty breathing. Medical personnel responded for evaluation. No transport was needed.

October 31: A student reported that an unknown vehicle struck their parked vehicle in the Life Sciences parking lot. The unknown vehicle then departed without leaving contact information.

October 31: A student became ill in the High Tech two building. The student did not require any medical intervention. The case is still active according to the report.

November 1: A student reported being threatened by an employee at the High Tech two building.

November 1: The counseling department notified College Police of an off-campus student with suicidal tendencies.

November 1: A backpack was turned in to College Police as found property. The item was later claimed by the owner.

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GCC Theatre presents production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” https://thevoicegcc.com/10305/a1news/gcc-theatre-presents-production-of-a-midsummer-nights-dream/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10305/a1news/gcc-theatre-presents-production-of-a-midsummer-nights-dream/#respond Fri, 01 Nov 2019 22:30:22 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10305 GLENDALE, Ariz. – William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the newest production of the Glendale Community College theatre program, opening Nov. 1 at the Performing Arts Center.

The show is being directed by theatre arts and film faculty member Lesley Tutnick-Machbitz, with script adaption by theatre Faculty Emeritus Virginia Ludders.

Tutnick-Machbitz has been wanting to direct one of Shakespeare’s plays since she arrived at GCC seven years ago, and has just been waiting for the right year.

“It just seemed like the perfect time, the right group of students, everything kind of aligned and I was just so excited to introduce the language to these young actors,” Tutnick-Machbitz said.

Tutnick-Machbitz said that she is really lucky to have had the help of Ludders, who has a background in Shakespeare and did research and dramaturgy for the production.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” follows several interwoven events.  Four lovers; Demetrius, Helena, Hermia, and Lysander, run away to the woods on the eve of Theseus, the Duke of Athens’ wedding to Hippolyta. Oberon, the king of the fairies, grows angry over an argument with his wife, Queen Titania. All the while, a troupe of actors rehearse a play in the woods intended for the dukes’ wedding.

Students have worked with faculty and staff throughout the design and creative process. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” also has a cast of 26, which is much bigger compared to Tutnick-Machbitz’s previous GCC show, last spring’s “Eurydice”.

“This has been an amazingly committed group of students, it’s been an absolute joy. They’ve been excited and focused and eager to learn, and yeah, it’s like a dream cast,” Tutnick-Machbitz said.

Ruben Davalos is one of the newer actors to the GCC theatre department. Davalos is playing Francis Flute, one of the actors preparing to put on a play for the duke. Davalos said that he was very excited to jump in to this show, even though Shakespearian English can be challenging.

“Because I love acting, I knew Shakespeare is a must, and that you can’t get away from it, and it’s actually something I look forward to because of how important it is and how impactful Shakespeare was in the culture,” Davalos Said

During rehearsals, Davalos and the other actors were provided with a packet to help them approach and better understand the language in the script.

As for why Shakespeare’s plays should continue to be celebrated and performed hundreds of years after they were first published, Tutnick-Machbitz had some thoughts.

“They’re universal. They’re universal stories, There’s stories about love, and loss, and anger, and greed, and jealously, and sorrow, and celebration, and what’s more human than those things? Shakespeare did a great job of discussing and describing the human condition, and you know, it’s hard to find something that really deals with that,” Tutnick-Machbitz said.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens at the Performing Arts Center Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The show then has performances Nov. 2, 7, 8, 9, plus a matinee on the seventh at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for the general public, and $5 with ID for students, alumni, staff, and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or in advance at vendini.com.

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GCC Public Safety releases incident report for Oct. 19-25 https://thevoicegcc.com/10290/a1news/gcc-public-safety-releases-incident-report-for-oct-19-25/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10290/a1news/gcc-public-safety-releases-incident-report-for-oct-19-25/#respond Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:04:28 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10290 Glendale Community College’s Public Safety department has released its incident report for Oct. 19-25.

October 20: U.S. currency was found near the Business building vending machine and turned in to College Police as found property.

October 22: A cell phone was found in the High Tech 2 building and turned in to College Police as found property. Item claimed by owner.

October 22: A wallet was found in the Public Safety Sciences building and turned in to College Police as found property. Item claimed by owner.

October 22: A student reported damage to her parked vehicle possibly by another vehicle. The student’s vehicle was parked in the Northwest parking lot.

October 22: Currency was turned in to College Police as found property. Item is being held for safekeeping.

October 23: At GCC North, an employee reported criminal damage to a restroom stall in the Agua Sal complex.

October 23: A cell phone was found in Math Solutions and turned in to College Police as found property. Item claimed by owner.

October 23: A student was injured while running to class. The student received injuries to their left ankle. The student will seek medical attention at a local medical facility.

October 23: College Police received a call regarding an altercation involving a male and female that occurred on East Loop Road near the ATM.

October 23: A backpack was turned in to College Police as found property. Item was claimed by owner.

October 23: At GCC North, a traffic collision occurred in the parking lot near the Fitness Center. No injuries were reported.

October 24: A laptop was turned in to College Police as found property. Item was returned to owner.

October 24: A student came to the College Police office to report an acquaintance was making accusations against him and spreading rumors about him inside the Student Union.

October 24: A maintenance and operations golf cart struck the small brick wall located near the flag pole just south of the library in the center mall. No damage was seen to the golf cart, but a brick was knocked loose from the wall. No physical injuries were reported.

October 25: A student became ill while attending the carnival. She was transported to Thunderbird Hospital.

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Black Student Union hosts Open Mic Night https://thevoicegcc.com/10281/a1news/black-student-union-hosts-open-mic-night/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10281/a1news/black-student-union-hosts-open-mic-night/#respond Mon, 28 Oct 2019 18:20:19 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10281

Brandon Thompson performs on the piano during Open Mic Night October 25, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. The event was hosted by the Glendale Community College chapter of Black Student Union. (The Voice/ Michael Manny)

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale Community College’s chapter of Black Student Union held an open mic night in the Student Union Friday, Oct. 26.

A variety of talented performers took the stage to sing, dance and perform spoken word in front of an audience of students, faculty and the performers’ families. About 20 people were in attendance at the beginning of the event, but attendance fluctuated throughout the night.

The first half of the evening was a competition with performances judged by communications professor Tenisha Baca, creative writing director Jeff Baker and English faculty David Martinez. First, second, and third place were awarded.

The Black Student Union Step team; Calversia Hughes, Eric Wilson II, Nylaaj’a Wilks, Apollo Henclewood, Airreanna Jackson and Artie Smith, were awarded third place for their two performances.

“Stepping to me, is a powerful group. It tells people that we’re powerful, and we’re independent and we have a story. Back in the day, stepping was used for African-Americans to tell a story and for them to protest,” Henclewood said.

The step team will also be traveling to Arizona State University to watch their team in action, as well as performing at “Black First Friday” an event celebrating African-American culture, in February.

“I’m really hoping that our voice can be heard, and we can keep growing as a group,” Henclewood said.

Henclewood was also awarded first place for his solo dances.

Justin Johnson won second place for his dance performance of “Back to love” by Chris Brown. Johnson said that he has been dancing since the age of two, and learned through watching videos of artists like Michael Jackson, Usher and Chris Brown.

Some of the night’s other performances included Luis De La Rosa singing “Test Drive” by Joji. Black Student Union representative Brandon Thompson performed a medley of songs on the piano, including Tyler The Creator’s “EARFQUAKE” and “Music sounds better with you” by Stardust. Voice major Corrina Green performed “There’s a Fine, Fine Line” from the musical “Avenue Q”.

De La Rosa expressed how much performing and singing means to him.

“For me it means a lot. As a person I’m very passionate, and I have a lot of passion and fire for singing and music, like, I look at things differently for music, and I know every song has meaning,” De La Rosa said.

De La Rosa Is pursuing his musical passion and said that he wants to inspire people to follow their own dreams.

Green also discussed how much she enjoys singing.

“I love music and I love getting to share that with other people, and the biggest thing is you never know what someone is going to get out of your performing,” Green said.

Auditions for the competition were held on Oct. 9 and 11.

Once the competition portion of the night was complete, the stage was opened up for anybody in the audience to sing, dance, perform spoken-word poetry or anything else.

Adding to the performances, artist Tyja’ Beasley was also at the event to showcase her paintings and other artwork. Janelle Wood, an African-American community representative for the 2020 United States Census also spoke to educate the audience and provide information on jobs with the Arizona bureau.

Black Student Union meets every Friday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Business building room 201.

 

*Correction: The song “Music sounds better with you” was originally credited to Daft Punk in the story, but is actually by Stardust, a side project of Thomas Bangalter, one of the members of Daft Punk. It has been corrected in the story.

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GCC philosophy and world religions department host’s seventh annual “God and Truth” event https://thevoicegcc.com/10266/a1news/gcc-philosophy-and-world-religions-department-hosts-seventh-annual-god-and-truth-event/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10266/a1news/gcc-philosophy-and-world-religions-department-hosts-seventh-annual-god-and-truth-event/#comments Sat, 26 Oct 2019 19:50:03 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10266

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Community College philosophy and world religions department held its seventh annual “God and Truth” panel discussion in the student union, Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The topic for this year’s discussion focused on “Philosophical and Religious Views on Immigration and Community”. Three panelists were featured; GCC philosophy professor Derek Ayala, philosophy and world religions department chair Peter Lupu, and Ratio Christi chapter director Richard Klaus. Each gave a unique religious or philosophical perspective on immigration and community.

A fourth panelist, Dr. Ibrahim Naim, was also scheduled to attend, but was unable to make it.

Around 20 people were in attendance at the start of the event, but more filed in as the afternoon went on.

Ayala began with a discussion on the role of religion in community, titled “Buddhism: The Middle Path of Community and Immigration”.

“In order to be as compassionate as possible, countries that are able to provide education and resources have a moral obligation to do so. In this way these countries, by educating refugees and providing them with life skills, start a ripple effect that would lead to reducing dukkha (suffering) within the world,” Ayala said.

For background, Ayala detailed the history and beliefs of Buddhism. These include the three universal truths of reality, four noble truths and the eightfold path of behavior; right seeing and understanding, right thought or intention, right speech, right action, right work or livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

Klaus discussed immigration from a Christian perspective, in an address titled “The contours of Community: Christians as Resident Aliens and Natural Citizens”.

“Now, the scriptural text and Christian virtues should inform our political reasoning, but we need a keen sense of an exegesis, or an interpretation of both the ancient text and our cultural moment, and that’s going to obviously change as the cultural moment changes,” Klaus said.

Klaus said that Christians are engaged in two worlds; as citizens of nation-states and in the kingdom of God.

Lupu’s talk, titled “What does Faith and Reason have to do with Immigration” centered on three arguments: the political perspective, the evangelical Christian perspective, and the philosophical perspective.

Lupu offered criticism of current U.S. immigration policies, such as discontinuing aid to South American countries, and separating children from their families.

“Let me be clear as I can be on this matter, several of these policies are clear violations of international law. All of these policies, and the intentions behind them, are utterly and absolutely immoral, without qualifications,” Lupu said.

Once each panelist finished speaking at the podium, the discussion was opened to questions from the audience.

Ayala organized this year’s event, taking over from professor Lupu.

“I think it’s immensely important that students come across new ideas that they wouldn’t have encountered other wise, and I think college is one of the better places for that,” Ayala said.

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Public Safety report for week of Oct. 12-18 released https://thevoicegcc.com/10242/a1news/public-safety-report-for-week-of-oct-12-18-released/ https://thevoicegcc.com/10242/a1news/public-safety-report-for-week-of-oct-12-18-released/#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:10:36 +0000 https://thevoicegcc.com/?p=10242 The Glendale Community College Public Safety department has released its incident report for the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18.

October 14: At GCC North, an employee turned in a found item to College Police from the Agua Sal building. The owner claimed the property at 1545 hours.

October 14: An adjunct faculty member observed an unknown student collecting identification numbers from other students in a class inside the Humanities building. No crime has been committed.

October 14: A student received a minor cut to his finger when the test tube he was cleaning broke. No medical response was needed.

October 15: An employee found a laptop computer abandoned in the High Tech Two building, room 151, and turned it in to College Police as found property.

October 15: An employee found an ipod in the Fine Arts building, room 136, and turned it in to College Police as found property.

October 15: A wallet was turned in to College Police as found property. Item was later returned to owner.

October 16: College Police were dispatched to the Fitness Center for an ill person.

October 16: A laptop computer was found in the Center for Learning building room 13 and turned in to College Police as found property.

October 17: A truck rented by Glendale Community College struck a parked vehicle in the S1 lot. Both vehicles were drivable.

October 17: A wallet was turned in to College Police as found property. The wallet was found in the Fitness and Wellness building on a bench. Item claimed by owner.

October 17: A cell phone was turned in to College Police as found property. Item was later claimed by owner.

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