About 2626

2626 East is an ambitious project that follows in the footsteps of the Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team of investigative journalists, and in the tradition of The Hilltop and the Daily Wildcat, merging that mission with tradition the competencies of English 102 and the CGCC Honors Program. 2626 East intends to be a once a semester publication teeming with hard-hitting investigative essays and the fresh new voices of Chandler-Gilbert’s brightest students.

Water Under the Bridge by Malek Holland
Water Under the Bridge by Malek Holland
  A police car pulls up to a gas station and two white officers emerge from the vehicle. The black man standing in front of...
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The Testing Effect by Mikayla Geiger
The Testing Effect by Mikayla Geiger
Imagine it is the night before an exam and you forgot to study. What do you do? Maybe you decide to try to skim through...
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What the Actual Fact: GMO’s
What the Actual Fact: GMO’s
In modern society, 98% of people do not grow their own food which explains why Americans have such wildly incorrect beliefs about agriculture. These misguided...
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Where did that puppy come from? by Sydney Hedrick
Where did that puppy come from? by Sydney Hedrick
The time has finally come for you and your family to add a new addition to the family, a puppy. So what do you do;...
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The Little Known History of the Brown-Eyed Children of the Sun by Isabelle Rosales
  When visiting Los Angeles, a single street by the name of Olvera, is my home away from home. The street is filled with mariachi...
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The Story Behind Adoption by Lauren Haynes
Many people grow up, get married and start having children. It’s the “typical” life a person goes on to live. However, it doesn’t seem as...
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Water Under the Bridge by Malek Holland
Water Under the Bridge by Malek Holland
  A police car pulls up to a gas station and two white officers emerge from the vehicle. The black man standing in front of...
Read More
The Testing Effect by Mikayla Geiger
The Testing Effect by Mikayla Geiger
Imagine it is the night before an exam and you forgot to study. What do you do? Maybe you decide to try to skim through...
Read More
What the Actual Fact: GMO’s
What the Actual Fact: GMO’s
In modern society, 98% of people do not grow their own food which explains why Americans have such wildly incorrect beliefs about agriculture. These misguided...
Read More
Where did that puppy come from? by Sydney Hedrick
Where did that puppy come from? by Sydney Hedrick
The time has finally come for you and your family to add a new addition to the family, a puppy. So what do you do;...
Read More
The Little Known History of the Brown-Eyed Children of the Sun by Isabelle Rosales
  When visiting Los Angeles, a single street by the name of Olvera, is my home away from home. The street is filled with mariachi...
Read More
The Story Behind Adoption by Lauren Haynes
Many people grow up, get married and start having children. It’s the “typical” life a person goes on to live. However, it doesn’t seem as...
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Surrogacy and Womanhood by Stacie Hicks
Many would agree that parenthood is a selfless act. But, selflessness begins the moment when the woman becomes pregnant. It is a great sacrifice to...
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Online Dating: The Good and the Bad by Mikayla Geiger
With the growth of the internet, has also come the growth of people who meet their significant other online. For quite some time it seemed...
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Essays

Proposition 205

The legalization of marijuana has been and continues to be one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Some states have already proposed and passed the recreational use of marijuana such as Colorado and Washington, and other states, including Arizona, are following in their footsteps. Considering that Proposition …

Educators Rising

At Chandler Gilbert Community College there is a club called Educators Rising, which caught my attention because for a long period of time I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I spoke with Carrie Braaten, the advisor of the club, and she filled me in on what all the …

H.E.L.P

The H.E.L.P club here at Chandler-Gilbert community college was created to remind us to give back to our community. Their name stands for “hands enriching life projects”. Every Monday from 2-3PM usually in or behind the student center, this group (directed by long-time leader KT Campbell) gets together to either …

Male Empowerment Club

When you hear the name of the club, you automatically picture some kind of “meninist” group that is trying to support men’s roles in society. However, that is not what the club is about at all. In fact, the club was founded by a woman. The Male Empowerment Club brings …

Psychology Club

“If you got a brain, you can join Psychology Club!” Kyla Christension, Psychology Club President, proclaims this statement with fervor in her voice and a warm smile on her face. Vice President Savanna Soldevere and Secretary Sarah Knaub concur with equal enthusiasm, excited to spread the word of what feels …

Hispanic Student Organization

Hispanic Student Organization: Not Just For Hispanics Anyone can join Hispanic Student Organization. Wherever you are on the spectrum from Caucasian to Asian to Polynesian, you’re welcome in HSO. Club head Marcel Romero insists the club “is about doing selfless acts, and time devotion.” Including once a month volunteer options …

Pre-Health Professionals Club

  Here at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, there is a club solely dedicated to helping students and providing resources to go into any health professional career. Whether that be nursing, pre-med, pharmacy, dental, or even physical therapist, it does not matter, they are there to help give tips and guide those …

H.E.A.T. Club

The H.E.A.T. mission is to inform, inspire, and ignite people to recognize the needs in our community and to “clean up the world we live in” according to Zachary Berry, Humanitarian & Environmental Action Team President. The H.E.A.T. club leads the garden on campus, informs members about environmental issues, and …

Business Professionals

To Think, Work, and Expect Only the Best Do you ever plan on quitting your fast food, low-income or first job for something more professional? Here on Chandler Gilbert Community College campus there is an amazing club called Business Professionals, where they offer free training to go into the working …

Kairos

Many of the clubs at Chandler-Gilbert Community College have pretty self-explanatory names, like the Business Professionals club or the Psychology club. But upon first hearing the name Kairos, it is not clear what the club is about. According to the faculty sponsor for Kairos, Scott Adamson, “The name Kairos comes …