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Asbestos: It’s Not Actually a Bad Thing?

Asbestos: It’s Not Actually a Bad Thing?

Jasmine Osuna, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

Many 500s buildings underwent asbestos abatement during the winter break so HVAC work could be done. The Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations for Grossmont, Loren Holmquist, explained why this process was necessary. He started his interview by saying: “It’s unfortunate that everyone t...

How Cupid Lost His Job… The Lavender Gayla

How Cupid Lost His Job… The Lavender Gayla

Olivia Linstad, Deputy Editor

February 12, 2020

The dollar section in Target indicates the arrival of the next holiday to anticipate or dread: Valentine’s Day. Grossmont College’s SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) club is choosing its own route by hosting the Lavender Gayla Feb. 15 to celebrate all types of love. Club president Jasz...

Haps on Caps

Haps on Caps

Donovan Holland, Senior Writer

February 12, 2020

• Hit-and-Run: One vehicular hit-and-run was reported by Grossmont deputies. • Cruelty to Animals: Two separate cruelty to-animals radio calls were responded to at Grossmont. One was at the one-hour parking next to Building 10 and the other at parking Lot 1. Both calls involved a dog that wa...

Without Further Adieu, the New PVAC… Almost

Without Further Adieu, the New PVAC… Almost

Sharisse Cohee, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2020

Since construction began December 2017, the enormous land-mass north of Parking Lot 1 – the one that has impeded pathways and disrupted parking, and is constantly flooded with jack-hammering – is now site to a transformed Performing and Visual Arts Center (PVAC). The complex will hold a plethora...

Erica Olmos

Erica Olmos

Ammie Phan, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

Erica Olmos, Career Services program coordinator and a part of Career Technical Education and Workforce Development, came on board to the Career Center in early 2017. Filling many different positions, from director for the Miss Mexican-American Pageant in her hometown in central California to where...

Non Appetit?

Non Appetit?

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

In many ways, Grossmont College’s campus works like its own miniature city. While not as large as SDSU or USD, Grossmont makes up for this by running like a well-oiled machine. Like most cities, Grossmont has its residents and leaders, peacekeepers and legislators— the students, professors, sheriff...

New Chancellor

New Chancellor

Jasmine Osuna, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

The Governing Board unanimously selected Neault, who was previously the vice-chancellor of Student Services at the San Diego Community College District. She will begin her new position in January. Neault’s contract will be presented to the board in the December Governing Board meeting. This contract...

Finals Week

Finals Week

Austin Peregud

January 18, 2020

Dec. 10-16 is finals at Grossmont College so be prepared for hard-to-find parking spots as well as traffic coming in and out of the school. To find out what day and time your finals are, students can check in their syllabi or visit grossmont.edu. For many, if not all students, this is a very stressful tim...

Appreciated Support

Appreciated Support

Ammie Phan, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

At the beginning of the fall 2019 semester, many international students became confused when choosing between which classes to enroll in. The options included taking English 120 (ENG 120) while concurrently taking the English 020 (ENG 020) support class or completing ESL courses to consolidate their En...

What’s New, Scientists?

What’s New, Scientists?

Ammie Phan, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

“I started the Chemistry Club, that was many years ago,” said Jeff Lehman, the advisor of the Science Club and Grossmont Chemistry Instructor. He revealed that the club changed its name to the Science Club later to attract more people. “Many people were interested, they just happened to be chemis...

International Students: Are you down with the O.P.T?

International Students: Are you down with the O.P.T?

Ammie Phan, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment directly related to an international student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization before or after completing their academic studies. However, pre-completion OPT will be...

The Circle K of Grossmont

The Circle K of Grossmont

Ammie Phan, Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

Circle K is widely known as a convenience store chain offering a variety of products for people on the go. But at Grossmont College, Circle K is the name of a club which is a part of Kiwanis International - a global community of clubs whose members and partners are dedicated to improving the lives of child...

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