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Poll is in: Grossmont best community college in the county

October 12, 2011

-Staff Report- SAN DIEGO -- In its annual poll of readers, the San Diego Union-Tribune found that Grossmont College is considered the finest community college in San Diego County and the third best institution of higher learning overall. It placed third in the rankings behind UCSD and San Diego St...

Governor Jerry Brown approves e-transcripts, common assessment tests for all California community colleges

investing in this statewide technology

October 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO. (Press Release)- California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott has thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing two bills designed to simplify the educational process for students and create more efficient placement testing within the 112-community college system. The new legislation will save...

Grossmont alum second in international jazz competition

October 12, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)--It was just a few years ago that Joshua White decided to pursue his passion of playing jazz piano, spending hours listening to jazz greats like Herbie Hancock.But when White, 26, placed second in the prestigious Theolonius Monk International Jazz Competition in September 2011...

Motives vary but ‘Occupy San Diego’ protestors enjoy solidarity

October 12, 2011

Story and photo by Jacob Weber SAN DIEGO--Daniel seemed to relish telling me his stories about “going to war” in Seattle and of his arrests for speaking out against the Iraq War. He seemed to truly enjoy attending these rallies, which made as little sense to me as a soldier re-enlisting into the ...

Poof! There goes 3.0 GPA as key to UCSD admission

David Hurst

October 11, 2011

SAN DIEGO -- UCSD has changed its required grade point average (GPA) for students transferring from community colleges. The Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) formerly guaranteed admission into UCSD if a Grossmont College student took a set curriculum of classes and maintained a 3.0 GPA. However, thi...

Local sightseeing: Cowles Mountain is S.D.’s highest point

The view at Cowles Mountain Summit

Issac Jeitler

October 9, 2011

SAN DIEGO - People all over the world are increasingly becoming more involved in fitness workouts. While some choose to attend their daily, weekly or monthly gym ritual, others prefer the outdoors approach. Luckily there are plenty of opportunities for the public as parks and trails exist all around San D...

Apple Computer founder Jobs benefitted humanity

Dylan Burke

October 6, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Steve Jobs, 56, died Wednesday Oct. 5,  but anyone reading this on a campus computer or anywhere else in the world knows his legacy lives on. The world will never forget about that man that made so much possible and truly making things much more convenient.   We live in a ...

Miss Teen Spring Valley is student here


September 29, 2011

 Holguin GROSSMONT COLLEGE --The reigning Miss Teen Spring Valley is a freshman here, Christina Torres. Torres told an interviewer that she likes the fact that she can participate in beauty pageants and still be very athletic. She's a member of Grossmont College's cross-country team. “I love...

‘Killing the Messenger’ was quite lively at concert

Dylan Burke

September 26, 2011

SAN DIEGO--The band Killing the Messenger, which includes Grossmont freshmen Kris Armbruster and Willie Malpica, rocked in front of a loud, excited group of metal fans at the Epicentre last Friday night, Sept. 23. The band played five songs in about 15 minutes, while the crowd was dancing hard, e...

Portraying the 1880’s in style!

intermission of the Polo match

September 26, 2011

Story by David Hurst, photos by Christy Vikander DEL MAR– Spectators at the US Polo Association’s Spreckels Cup event on Sunday, Sept. 25,  were treated at intermission to an exhibition by the The Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society featuring Grossmont’s own Jamie Gassert. As John Spreckels, t...

Padres fan not intimidated at Dodger Stadium

Dylan Burke

September 6, 2011

LOS ANGELES -The Grossmont College baseball team, the Griffins, will be playing half its games on the road this year against teams such as Fullerton, Compton, Southwestern and S.D. Mesa. I don’t know how our fans feel when they’re attending the away games but I know how some people worry when they ...

Two Grossmont freshmen strum and drum in heavy metal group Killing the Messenger

September 1, 2011

Kris ArmbrusterStory and photo by Dylan Burke GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Two freshmen are members of the heavy metal band Killing the Messenger and will be performing at the Epicentre in the Mira Mesa area at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. Kris Armbruster is the lead guitarist, while Willie Malpica is the drummer. Oth...

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