The Summit

Brown Widows Spin Thier Web On Campus

Amy Golden

October 11, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE--Approximately ten years ago an infestation of a new breed of arachnid invaded the SoCal area. It became widely known as the brown widow spider, grey widow or the geometric button spider. The brown widow has been described as a hybrid between the black widow, its cousin, and the brown ...

‘Tis the Season to be Sneezin’

Julian Wellman

October 3, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- It may be the beginning of hunting season, football season and holiday season but it is also Flu season. However this year, students and faculty are not just exposed to the Flu; but also Whooping Cough. These two illnesses pose a major health hazard to the campus community. E...

Health Fee Raises Questions

Julian Wellman and Aysha Serdah

September 9, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- After paying for classes at Grossmont College, students may notice a fee on their invoice called the Mandatory Health Fee.  The 18 dollar fee causes concern for students as to where the money goes and how it is applied to students.   According to Dianne Woodson,...

Suspicious package forces evacuation of Tech Mall

Jenn Sanders

May 17, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- It’s the last week before finals; 1:30 in the afternoon on Thursday May 17, 2012. Everyone is studying. The Tech Mall and Library are as filled as they will be right before the end of the semester. Suddenly the entire building was evacuated. No one knew what was going on. The instruc...

Solving homelessness requires sustained interest

Sean Asuncion

May 13, 2012

  GROSSMONT COLLEGE - What is a major obstacle to solving the homeless problem?  Russell Lindquist, a former GC Summit editor who experienced homelessness as a student, says one is most people's inability to sustain their interest in solving problems. He says there is similarity in society's reac...

Legalize marijuana? Pro and con

Jenn Sanders

May 11, 2012

Editor's Note: Two writers for the GC Summit have diametrically opposed views on the issue of legalizing marijuana.  We asked Jenn Sanders, who favors the idea, and Dylan Burke, who opposes it, to tell their sides of the controversy.   Sanders is commentary editor and Burke is news editor of the Sum...

Center helps foreign nationals retrain in their specialties

April 24, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)--They came to the United States as refugees and immigrants with the skills and training to help others, but without the license they need to pursue a career. Despite their years of education, they often end up in low-paying jobs. Since it opened in 2001, the San D...

Health Fair featured some alternative treatments

Matt Quijas

April 23, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Do people needle you about your smoking? Karie Rust-Wise, a registered acupuncturist, told Grossmont College students that quitting smoking can be as easy as, well, getting needled. Scared of needles?  No worries. She said you really do not feel anything because of how smal...

Giveaways lure students to campus health fair

Gloria Kudrat checks her body-mass index as Stephanie Capps observes

Dylan Burke

April 19, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Health care providers and vendors staffed booths in the Main Quad on Wednesday April 18 to promote healthy products and life styles. People associated with Albertsons, Savons Pharmacy,  PlannedParenthood, Pregnancy Care Clinic, Donate Life, Dental Services and Doctor Expre...

Medical Research Involving a Vulnerable Population

Sara Birka

April 18, 2012

Editor's Note:  Last year, Grossmont College joined with five four-year colleges in the greater San Diego area in a joint study project based on Rebecca Skloot's book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  A student essay contest was sponsored as part of that joint study and Grossmont student Sara Birka w...

Tanker and car collide near campus’s main entrance

John Weber and Amir Al Tamimi

March 29, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- A car crash involving a grey BMW and a tanker truck occurred approximately at 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, March 28th at the intersection of Grossmont College Dr. and Highwood Drive. According to Lt. Dave Peralto of the Grossmont Police Department, “the truck was making a wide rig...

The Student News Site of Grossmont College
Health and Safety on Campus