Archive for December 1st, 2010

Inside the Campus Veterans Center

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–The new Veterans Resource Center on campus is intended to create a “positive environment” for veterans and dependents, according to John Weber, the president of the Student Veterans Organization.

The center provides computers, academic counselors, a quiet study area and a positive environment, Weber recently told Alexis Jacquett in the following  on-camera report for the GC Summit filmed by Xavier Green.

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Green and Jacquett are students in Media Comm 132

Film Review: ‘Due Date’ a funny bro-mance

By Leon Goodrum

EL CAJON–Due date is a film starring Robert Downy Jr as Peter Highman, a very uptight father-to-be whose trip home is disrupted by Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) a quirky aspiring actor. The duo embark on a road trip to get Peter home in time for the birth of his first-born. 

The film plays out as a 2010 version of the 87′ comedy classic Trains, Planes & Automobiles. Similar to the 80’s classic, it chronicles the journey of an oddly paired couple featuring mishaps, blow ups and charming moments.

Director Todd Phillips again shows his ability to create a “bro-mance” full of the shenanigans featured in past comedies such as Road Trip and The Hangover. The film is definitely worth the watch, perhaps the best comedy I’ve seen this year.
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‘Due Date’

3.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Comedy

Actors: Robert Downey junior, Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx

Director: Todd Phillips

Location: Parkway plaza

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Goodrum is a student in Media Comm 132

Man charged with stealing $4 million from Columbia University

NEW YORK (USANN4)–A New York man is accused of stealing over $4 million from Columbia University over a two-month period.   The Wall Street Journal reports that George Castro was arrested and charged with grand larceny.   The 48-year-old allegedly added a TD Bank account belonging to him as a payee in the Columbia University Medical Center’s accounts payable system.

It is unclear what Castro’s relationship with the Ivy League institution is.   His attorney says his client will be  “vindicated when all the facts come out.”   The lawyer would not say what Castro does for a living, except to say he is not a Columbia employee.

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