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Classical Guitar Magic

Classical Guitar Magic

Sandi Westrand, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

The Grossmont Guitar Ensemble gathered Nov. 17 for the first concert of the semester to present a program of varied musical compositions from Baroque to pop and rock. It was delightful to observe professor Fred Benedetti skillfully flourish his baton as the ensemble responded with flawless renditions of eac...

IT : A Movie Review

IT : A Movie Review

Sandi Westrand, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Based on the tome penned by Stephen King in 1986, the story focuses on a New England town that has been plagued by an alien life form for centuries. The creature periodically awakens from a 27-year slumber to incite mayhem and inject fear into the townsfolk. With a predilection for younger victims, It...

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, was released in American theaters in late July, and was welcomed by nearly only positive reviews. The film received praise for many of its elements over its two-hour and 40-minute runtime. Critics spoke highly of the strong performances...

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

June 14, 2019

Woody, Buzz and the gang are back again for round four, with a new adventure and new friends. This fourth installment of the Pixar classic will mess with your emotions. The film is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes in length. The movie takes place right after Andy has set-off to college and the toys...

POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

The film follows the story of Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) trying to find out the real reason his father Harry Goodman went missing. In the aid of the investigation, Tim’s father’s old Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), joins in on the adventure. Tim is the only one who can talk and...

Rumble

Rumble

Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Cross-Cultural Studies and the Music Department presented the documentary “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World” on April 25. The film illustrated the influence of Native Americans in popular music and sent a powerful message of how this stigmatized population retained its cultural traditions...

Marvel Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Avengers: Endgame

Jonathan Maddock and Sara Rott

May 10, 2019

FOR THE CASUAL OBSERVER By Jonathan Maddock One of 2019’s most anticipated films just hit theaters was Avengers: Endgame, the long-awaited final chapter in the Marvel Universe. Produced by Walt Disney Studios, it’s the follow up sequel to 2018’s Infinity War and is marked as the 22nd film...

Dance Department Performs Final Concert at the Kroc

Dance Department Performs Final Concert at the Kroc

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

April 27, 2019

The show had so many little details and surprises, it was sure to leave you speechless. Along with a killer light show, dancers showed off their versatile moves. The opening production consisted of a mix of different dances and styles mixed into one big celebration, as dancers interacted with the ...

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

It is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as the story unfolds on the big screen. The movie is approximately three hours, so go to the bathroom before-hand because you don’t want to miss one second of this epic film. Let's talk about this movie. It immediately takes place right after the Than...

Environment Club

Environment Club

Abbie Wallace, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Though it should have always been considered and protected, our environment is in need of saving now more than ever. Before we try to restore and protect the environment globally, we can easily start local here at Grossmont College. The most rewarding way to spread awareness about protecting the environment...

Dumbo Soars Into Theaters

Dumbo Soars Into Theaters

Jonathon Maddock, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

I f you’re a die-hard fan of original Disney classic films, there is a good chance you’re familiar with the lovable baby elephant Dumbo. This adorable elephant, who is famous for his big ears, famously learns an important lesson in the 1941 film: “The very things that held you down are going to...

Lessons From Spring Awakening

Lessons From Spring Awakening

Olivia Linstad, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Opening night of Spring Awakening at the Stagehouse Theatre entertained its viewers through song, dance and an incredibly powerful message. The night followed a group of German teenagers through one of life’s confusing seasons: exploring sexuality and life’s deep sorrows. Each character represented...

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