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The Power of Communication

The Power of Communication

Levi Herrera, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

After the death of two Grossmont students in late February, questions arose to if students should take time to get to know peers in their classes. In the beginning of March, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Agustin Albarran came into one of my classes and said one of our classmates has passed away. Many...

Pardon The Dust

Pardon The Dust

Sharisse Cohee, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2019

  When you stroll – or, when late for a test, sprint – through the halls of Grossmont, you cannot ignore and, at times, avoid the immense construction occurring on campus. While this remodeling may stand as a slight inconvenience when a student is forced to break their routine route to class, the vast benefits will more than succeed the temporary troub...

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,...

Tragic Loss

Tragic Loss

Sharisse Cohee, Editor in Chief

March 11, 2019

The deaths of two Grossmont students occur within days of each other. WILLOW  SINGER, 19, WAS SHOT OUTSIDE HER HOME ON FEB. 26 IN AN APPARENT-MURDER SUICIDE. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOX 5 SAN DIEGO.     Tragedy struck not only students and faculty among the Grossmont-Cuyamaca...

Fighting For A Better Future

Fighting For A Better Future

Levi Herrera, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Trends from the national, state and local levels can affect the district— in a good or bad way. On Feb. 28, Dr. Cindy Miles, Grossmont’s chancellor, presented how national and state trends could affect local community colleges. Miles answered questions and discussed positive and negative actions...

Students Leading Students

Students Leading Students

Brendan McDonald, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Learn the names of some leaders representing Grossmont students, and learn how and why you should get involved.   Last June, Amy Bianchi campaigned for president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, or ASGC. The ASGC is a coalition of student leaders who represent all Grossmont...

Midterms Are Coming

Midterms Are Coming

Jocelyn Limon-Vazquez, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

We need to be prepared.   Midterms are just around the corner which means we’re almost halfway done with the spring semester and we all know what comes after midterms...yes, spring break! However, many students are putting their social lives and spring break plans aside for now, in order...

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...

You Got Denied, What’s Next?

You Got Denied, What’s Next?

Abbie Wallace, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Follow these steps if you have been denied admission to your school of choice. It’s the most wonderful, yet terrifying, time of the year for transfer students. After months of waiting, the time has come for universities to send out admission decisions. Whether you have applied to multiple schools...

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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