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Vape Culture

Vape Culture

Sandi Westrand, Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Vaping or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has peaked tremendously in the past several years to create a billion-dollar market. Many smokers find vaping more discreet, with usage accepted in many public places, less concern about second-hand smoke, decreased incidence of fire hazards and other...

We Need More Feminine Hygiene Products, Period.

We Need More Feminine Hygiene Products, Period.

Abbie Wallace, Web Editor

May 10, 2019

As if it isn’t difficult enough to live with the stigma of having a menstrual cycle, women often have to pay unreasonably high prices for tampons, pads and other menstrual related products. While it may not be as much of a problem for those who are able to afford them, many women are unable to...

College Student Right to Access Act

College Student Right to Access Act

Jocelyn Limon-Vazquez, Senior Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Abortion will always be a very controversial topic. No matter how much society tries to normalize abortion, there will always be conflict between the different points of views: pro-life versus pro-choice. People who identify as pro-life believe everyone has the right to live, while pro-choice believe...

Safety First

Safety First

Jenna Wilson, Deputy Editor in Chief

May 10, 2019

A lfred Gathings has been with the SD Sheriffs Police Dept. for 18 and a half years. He began his position at Grossmont last November. Before coming to Grossmont, Gathings was assigned to Vista, a “very active city,” he said. “My job is very different here,” Gathings said. “You don't want...

De-Stress with De -Stress Week

De-Stress with De -Stress Week

Austin Peregud, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

W e are in the home stretch for the Spring 2019 semester, and there is one last thing to worry about. Finals, the most wonderful time of the year... said no one ever. For most students, finals can make or break their semester. Right before finals week, colleges usually put together an event for students...

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

What exactly does the term “mental health” mean? We may hear many phrases bantered about— “mental as anything,” what a mental case,” “they are mentally disturbed,” “you belong in a mental institution,” etc. While some can be used in jest, most of these comments reflect common misconceptions...

Skin Show

Skin Show

Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Southern Californians live for the summer: hot sun, more daylight, skimpy clothing, surfing and frolicking at the beach, outdoor sports, fairs and family barbecues are a few of the perks and fun activities we enjoy in our region. However, the combination of intense sun and increased exposure can put...

Prepare for any Emergency

Prepare for any Emergency

Jenna Wilson, Deputy Editor in Chief

March 11, 2019

No campus is completely safe from the threat of danger, but being prepared can make a life or death difference. There are a number of emergencies that can occur on campus such as fires, an armed intruder, earthquakes and more. The most important time to prepare is before an emergency arises. In class,...

Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

How To Face Rejection   The transfer response arrived. You opened the letter, and stared at it with disbelief. You weren’t accepted to your preferred university. Rejection leads the myriad of emotions that run through your mind. Rejection and disappointment are difficult to manage when...

Health Notes

Health Notes

Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

What’s the big deal about measles?   The media has focused on recurring outbreaks of measles in several U.S. states. Mini-epidemics of the highly contagious virus have alarmed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health officials to contain and quash the d...

Break Responsibly

Break Responsibly

Jenna Wilson, Deputy Editor in Chief

March 11, 2019

Combine Spring Break with adulting for a refreshing change. Spring break... spring break... Spring break fo’ever,” as said by Alien, actor James Franco, in the 2013 film Spring Breakers. Though spring break for us Griffins lasts only a week and not “fo’ever,” it’s still the perfect...

Can’t Influenza Me!

Can’t Influenza Me!

Sharisse Cohee, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2019

THE CHAOTIC LIFESTYLE OF A GROSSMONT STUDENT CAN WREAK HAVOC ON A PERSON’S IMMUNE SYSTEM, BUT WITH HELPFUL ADVICE FROM EXPERTS ON CAMPUS, GRIFFINS WILL NOT ONLY ACE THEIR CLASSES, BUT THEIR HEALTH HABITS AS WELL. With the constant flow of students pacing the Grossmontcampus halls and classrooms, crossing paths with a plethora of people becomes inevitable. A com...

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