Archive for November 8th, 2010

Grossmont wallops Pasadena 69-34

 By William Dudley

Running back Darrin Alix breaks a tackle in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Pasadena City College. (Photo: Andy Wilhelm)

GROSSMONT COLLEGE –The Griffins finished the home portion of the 2010 football season with a satisfying flourish, thumping the Pasadena Lancers 69-34 at a blessedly cool Mashin-Roth Memorial Field.

The victory ended a three-game losing streak, marked Grossmont’s first football win over Pasadena in seven tries, and kept hopes alive for a bowl game and playoff run.

It also featured many strong plays by second-year students playing their last game at Grossmont College.

As has been the case in many of this season’s wins, the Griffins ran up a big lead early. Quarterback Ryan Woods and receiver Roland Brookes connected on a 72-yard pass play to open the scoring early in the first quarter. A 2-yard run by Helix High product Patrick Arize and an 18-yard Woods pass to Adrian Ferguson, combined with a sack-happy Grossmont defense, created a 21-0 first quarter lead.

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Commentary: Taking another look at Sodexo


Smiling Sodexo employees hold up comment cards available at the registers (Photo:Russ Lindquist)

By Russell Lindquist

 GROSSMONT COLLEGE— For those students who abhor Sodexo, the solution could be simple: get your daily allotment of exercise.  Within 15 minutes walking (30-minute round-trip), we students have a lot of food options available to us.

Carl’s Jr., McDonalds, Taco Bell, Jack-in-the-box, Papa John’s and Wendy’s are all within a 15-minute walk from Grossmont.  You do not want ‘fast food’?  Vons, Albertsons and Rite Aid also are within 15 minutes of campus. “Parking woes” should deter no one from alternatives to Sodexo.  Walk is good for you. 

Fitness professionals agree, virtually unanimously, that all people – students included – should get a minimum 30 minutes of exercise per day. Also agreed is that walking is among the best exercises for overall health.

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Two new faces elected to college district board

By William Dudley

EL CAJON–The Republican wave sweeping over the United States in last Tuesday’s elections did not reach the Grossmont-Cuyamaca  Community College District Board. Voters elected Deborah Justeson and Edwin Hiel to the GCCCD Board of Governors, rejecting two Republican-endorsed candidates in the process.

Hiel was elected to Seat 1 with 52.19% of the vote, defeating Leland R. Ping and Ryan Lee Baker. He will take Seat 1 being vacated by Deanna Weeks.

Justeson won Seat 2 with 55.83% of the vote over Orrin Kole, and will replace Rick Alexander on the Board of Governors.

Incumbent Gregg Barr ran unopposed for Seat 3.

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Honoring America’s Veterans at Grossmont College

By Sunita V. Cooke
President, Grossmont College

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — This week, we will commemorate the more than 25 million Americans who have served in our Armed Forces.   We honor them for their love of county and their willingness to serve. We have liberties and freedoms because brave men and women answer the call to serve and our country is forever indebted to our veterans for their courage and exemplary service.

We are especially honored to have among us a number of faculty, staff and administrators who served in the military and also an additional 1300 student veterans at the college. During this week we will have a number of campus related events that we hope you will take the time to support.  These events include: 
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Business schools step up recruiting as enrollments fall

NEW YORK (USANN4)–The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. business schools are increasing their international recruiting efforts. That’s because most of them are facing a decline in applications from overseas. According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, international enrollment at U.S. business schools dropped to 24.8 percent in the 2009-10 school year.

That’s down from 26.5 percent two years prior. For example, at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, international enrollment is only 16 percent for the class of 2012. That is the school’s lowest in over a decade.

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