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Coronavirus

Olivia Linstad, Deputy Editor

March 11, 2020

Sharing desks and door handles are an inevitable part of a college student’s life. However, COVID-19 presents a new layer of concern to the spreadability of this illness. More commonly known as the coronavirus, COVID-19 originated in China. Its symptoms range from coughing to pneumonia, to kidney...

Asbestos: It’s Not Actually a Bad Thing?

Asbestos: It's Not Actually a Bad Thing?

Jasmine Osuna, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

Many 500s buildings underwent asbestos abatement during the winter break so HVAC work could be done. The Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations for Grossmont, Loren Holmquist, explained why this process was necessary. He started his interview by saying: “It’s unfortunate that everyone t...

Without Further Adieu, the New PVAC… Almost

Without Further Adieu, the New PVAC... Almost

Sharisse Cohee, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2020

Since construction began December 2017, the enormous land-mass north of Parking Lot 1 – the one that has impeded pathways and disrupted parking, and is constantly flooded with jack-hammering – is now site to a transformed Performing and Visual Arts Center (PVAC). The complex will hold a plethora...

New Chancellor

Dr. Lynn Neault

Jasmine Osuna, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

The Governing Board unanimously selected Neault, who was previously the vice-chancellor of Student Services at the San Diego Community College District. She will begin her new position in January. Neault’s contract will be presented to the board in the December Governing Board meeting. This contract...

An Evening of Success with Grossmont

An Evening of Success with Grossmont

Jasmine Osuna, Staff Writer

December 29, 2019

On Nov. 5 Grossmont held an Evening Student Success Fair. Departments such as the Counseling Center, CalWorks, the Veteran Resource Center, Via Rápida, a few academic departments and more were hosting booths to answer student’s questions. Students who visited at least six stations received a free bu...

Cutest Child, it is.

Cutest Child, it is.

Austin Peregud, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The cutest baby in the world is taking over the internet. While known as, The Child in the Disney+ original series The Mandalorian, this creature has been coined the name Baby Yoda.  While we do not know the name of it’s species, he does look like the beloved Jedi master Yoda from the prequ...

Please Pardon Our Dust

Please Pardon Our Dust

Sharisse Cohee, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2019

Take it from any student— cramming is not ideal. The same concept can be applied to the process of building and constructing, as a rushed project can result in more than just a failing grade, but create an unsafe and sub-par structure. While detoured routes and pinch-points block easy access to classrooms...

Cherished Professor Passes Away

Cherished Professor Passes Away

Sharisse Cohee, Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

Throughout her 30-year-career at Grossmont College, educator Zoe Close not only touched the lives of students as a Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor, but remained passionate in serving her fellow instructors, operating as chair of the department for nearly 20 years. Her dedication to...

PROMI$E?

PROMI$E?

Matisse Sanchez, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

You have finally applied and registered for classes at Grossmont College. For first-year students, getting to choose your own classes toward your future can be exciting. But what happens when you realize that you can’t afford to take as many classes as you’d want this semester? It’s practical...

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...

What’s in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Jasmine Osuna, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Big changes are coming to the Cross Cultural Studies program at Grossmont, thanks to the hard work of Dr. Sue Gonda, the CCS coordinator, and Raymundo Quezada, who is currently the only full-time professor for the program. They plan to add a new full-time professor who specializes in African Studies,...

Grossmont University

Grossmont University

Antonio Chamberlain, Senior Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Life never really goes according to plan. Many of us have aspirations to get from point A to point Z, and attempt to map out everything to a T in-between. Then reality sets in, and our plans take a detour. One might still reach point Z, but not in the way they originally envisioned. Many students...

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