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Prepare for any Emergency

Prepare for any Emergency

Jenna Wilson, Deputy Editor in Chief

March 11, 2019


Filed under From The Summit, Health and Safety on Campus

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


Filed under From The Summit, Health and Safety on Campus

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


Filed under From The Summit, Health and Safety on Campus

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


Filed under From The Summit, Health and Safety on Campus, Showcase

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...

Mind + Matter

Mind + Matter

Abbie Wallace, Senior Staff Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under From The Summit, Health and Safety on Campus, Nursing

Grossmont offers health services for mind and body.     Five days a week, tired, energized, stressed or relaxed, students walk through Griffin Center, enveloped in their thoughts surrounding life, school, work and other influencing events. As they near the back of the building, many ...

Any large organization will deal with high-conflict personalities, author says

Any large organization will deal with high-conflict personalities, author says

August 30, 2013


Filed under Health and Safety on Campus

CONTACT: Donald Harrison-Acting Director Community & College Affairs AUGUST 29, 2013 EL CAJON-GROSSMONT COLLEGE – People in any large organization, whether in private business or the public sector, are likely to encounter five different types of “high-conflict personalities,” attorney...

Keep Your Kids Safe On Halloween

Amy Golden

October 31, 2012


Filed under Health and Safety on Campus, Off-Campus News, Student Affairs, Uncategorized

*Editorial* Halloween is meant to be fun for all ages, especially for young kids. Children get to dress up in costumes and mimick their favorite characters, ideas and visions. The kids run around their school and neighborhoods, not worrying about anything other than not getting enough candy.  That’s wher...

Brown Widows Spin Thier Web On Campus

Amy Golden

October 11, 2012


Filed under Campus Sightseeing, Health and Safety on Campus, Off-Campus News, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Health and Safety on Campus, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Health and Safety on Campus, Student Affairs

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 18, 2012


Filed under Health and Safety on Campus

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


Filed under Health and Safety on Campus

  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...

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