5 Hip Hop Songs That Will Inspire You to Change the World

We all have our ideas of how this world should be. But we can’t seem to find motivation and inspiration to make a change. Here are five songs that will encourage you to take a stand.

Brother Ali, “Us”
There is a reason why Brother Ali will be lecturing about Hip Hop’s part in human rights, justice and the world wide struggle for peace at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize forum in Minneapolis. He takes the responsibility of being an influential MC seriously and delivers songs of substance with meaningful messages. He says the purpose of his music is “To try to open ears and hearts and invite people to take some action and feel empowered. To be engaged and take some agency and responsibility for what’s going on in the world.”

With “Us” the albino rapper is teaching us about knowing who we are and to look past race and religion, while building up from a simple a cappella rap, to a powerful orchestrated piece accompanied by a choir. Continue reading

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Staying Active for Life

The Fitness & Wellness Department offers an online class called Active for Life, EXS 123. The curriculum is adapted from Human Kinetic’s Active Living Every Day (ALED) course. I know you are probably wondering how an online course can help someone be more active. Well, here’s how.

The course takes each participant on a journey of self reflection. It doesn’t matter if you are a couch potato or an Ironman triathlete. This course will give you tools to make you better!

You will learn to:

1. Replace sedentary activities such as watching TV with active ones such as taking short walks. Continue reading

New Glendale Community College Astronomy Observatory, Campus AZ SciTech Festival Activities Spark Interest in Science

Events Draw Hundreds of Visitors, Including City of Glendale Elected Officials

Dr. Kovala & Clay Anderson

Dr. Irene Kovala, GCC president, with NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson.

Rare cosmic events dramatically heralded the grand opening of a new astronomy observatory on February 15 at the GCC North campus. The event drew a large crowd and marked the beginning of GCC’s 2013 AZ SciTech Festival activities.

Earlier that day, people the world over were stunned by images of a 10-ton meteor streaking through the sky over Russia at 10 to 12 miles per second. A thunderous explosion followed as the meteor hit the Earth’s lower atmosphere, unleashing a burst of energy that scientists estimated as the equivalent of 300,000 tons of TNT. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, it was the largest recorded meteor since the one that struck Siberia in 1908.

Then, on the very same day, a small asteroid passed close to Earth, avoiding a collision by a mere 17,200 miles – closer to Earth than many communications satellites that beam news to our television sets. Continue reading

New Academy to Meet Rising Need for Trained Service Technicians

Partnership between Chrysler Group LLC and Glendale Community College is one of only two in the United States

Picture yourself driving a new Chrysler 300? Or is a Jeep more your style? Either way, the recent opening of the new regional Chrysler Academy School of Technical Training Center, an alliance between GCC and Chrysler Group LLC, means these vehicles – or at least, engines and other assorted parts of these vehicles – will reside on the GCC campus.

The Chrysler Technical Training Center, where classes began in October 2012, aims to expand the capabilities of dealership technicians by providing the training mandated by the automotive manufacturer. The Training center serves both new Chrysler technicians and those who are renewing their credentials and has already become a magnet for personnel from Chrysler dealers in Arizona, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. Continue reading

Biotechnology: How It Has Impacted Our Lives (And How It Could Change Yours)

The Glendale Community College Biotech Club will be at the Club Fair in the Student Union on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5 & 6, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stop by the GCC Biotech Club table to learn more about what both the Biotech Club and the Biotechnology program have to offer! Want to get a head start on learning about Biotechnology? Check out the first installment of The GCC Biologue!