Archive for October 27th, 2010

‘Day of the Dead’ to be celebrated on campus Nov. 2

GROSSMONT COLLEGE– It is strictly a coincidence that the Mexican holiday known as the “Day of the Dead” falls on U.S. Election Day, Tuesday, November 2.

“The Day of the Dead is an ancient festivity transformed through the years, which was intended in pre-Hispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead,” according to a flyer distributed on campus by  World Arts and Cultures.

“The best way to describe this Mexican holiday is it is a time when families honor and remember their dead and the continuity of life.”

On the Grossmont campus, a 20-minute movie, Rites of the Day of the Dead will be shown at 12 noon at Griffin Gate, Building 65.  

Additionally, pan de muerto (bread of the dead) and other refreshments will be served. The Spanish Club is hosting the event.

Sounds like a good way for nervous political candidates to get their minds off the election.

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Preceding based on material provided by World Arts and Cultures.

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Women’s soccer team defeated by Mesa; drops to third in standings

Summit staff report

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–One goal was the difference for the Women’s Soccer team between leading the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and standing third in the rankings.

When the Lady Griffins played Mesa College on Tuesday, they were standing at the top of the rankings with an 8-1-1 record.

Matters started well  on Tuesday, Oct. 26, with Ashley Schramm scoring the first goal on an assist from Annie Roberts in the first half of a game at Grossmont Stadium.

But the second half was a different story.  An energized Mesa player –Brenda Coronel–scored two goals, the first on an assist by Katyna Angle; the second on an assist by Joanna Ortega.

The 1-2 defeat for Grossmont put its League record at 8-2-1.  Another league game, against Palomar, will be played tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 29).

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Preceding based on material provided by John Rollo, game director