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St. Patrick’s day celebrated in advance on campus

Dylan Burke

March 16, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – While Griffin radio presented a live broadcast Thursday, March 15, in the quad, the advance celebration of St. Patrick’s Day included root-beer pong, a spin-the-wheel game and food for sale. Michael Covington used his, as he described it, “atrocious Irish accent” while spinni...

Variety and discounts mark ASGC Vendor Fair

March 1, 2012

Photos and Story by Scott Walters GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Free sushi, $1 tacos, bargain goods and music; sounds like the stuff of a fair! In fact it was. Thursday Feb. 23 was the ASGC vendor fair to increase awareness about the Associated Students of Grossmont College, while showing some benefits gained thr...

Rising gas prices may lead to students changing life styles

Dylan Burke

February 28, 2012

  GROSSMONT COLLEGE- Gas prices aren’t only rising in price locally daily, but they are also raising local students' concerns daily. The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 18 cents over the past two weeks. That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, ...

Campus personalities: Garcia, Woodward and Leslie

Matt Quijas

February 27, 2012

Editor's Note: Each day students, faculty and staff walk past each other on campus knowing little or nothing about each other.  To help make Grossmont College an even more friendly neighborhood, The Summit plans to run from time to time short features providing insights into faculty, staff and students.   GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Noting that Ma...

Black History Month events move into high gear

February 23, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)--Several events have been scheduled on campus in observance of Black History Month, according to Sara Glasgow, director of student activities.   They are Thursday, February 23, 7:00pm Location: Building 26, Room 220. African Americana featuring the Martin Luthe...

Grossmont celebrates couples who met on campus

Jenn Sanders

February 17, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- How do couples meet? Almost every couple has a story they will happily tell if you ask them about it. Some met at bars while others were introduced by friends, and many met while going to college. On Friday, February 10, Grossmont held a pre-Valentine’s day dessert receptio...

Giving blood on Valentine’s Day

Dylan Burke and John Weber

February 16, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Heath Science students were out in the main quad, while trained certified professionals from the San Diego Blood Bank drew students' blood on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15, during the Inter-Club Council event. “Each student has a minimum number of hours to partic...

Commentary: It’s about time courts overturned Prop. 8

Jenn Sanders

February 8, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE--For at least the last four years a heated debate has been rampaging through not only California, but the entire country. Proposition 8 has been beaten to death, hopefully it will finally be allowed die, as to whether or not it is unconstitutional to prevent same-sex couples fro...

MLK call for service heeded by GCCCD students

February 7, 2012

EL CAJON (Press Release)--Students from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges heeded Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s clarion call to do good for others by extending the MLK Day of Service to Saturday, Feb. 4, when student leaders and other volunteers joined together at the Home of Guiding Hands to wash and...

Veterans enjoy creating ceramics using potter’s wheel

February 7, 2012

Story by Matt Quijas; photos by Andi Laurvick GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Veterans who used their hands to cradle the rifles that provided security for Iraqi or Afghan villages or to scrub the decks of a U.S. Navy ship now have something far more creative to do with them: working a potter's wheel and fashioning c...

College district means $477.5 million to local economy annually

February 4, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)--A just-released analysis shows the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s yearly economic impact on San Diego’s East County region exceeds $477 million, including the nearly $100 million the local economy receives directly from college district operations. The...

Student Veterans Organization open to all

Matt Quijas

January 31, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE--The Student Veterans Organization helps former  members of the U.S. military in their return to civilian life.  This not only involves special programs like the "Veterans Transfer Fast Track" but also a variety of social activities in which non-veterans are encouraged t...

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