Archive for April 19th, 2011

Groundskeepers, maintenance spring clean

Martin Hipwell replaces a busted sprinkler-head.

Russell Lindquist

Story and photos by Russell Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–While the students are away, maintenance workers will … work, work, work! They will be on campus throughout Spring break. For them, it is business-as-usual.

Plenty of the work is typical: window washing, mopping, lawn mowing. Yet, with students temporarily missing from the campus (except for a few, here and there) maintenance workers and construction crews are freed to do some of the work that is too intrusive during Grossmont’s normal hours-of-operation.

Among the exceptional work is to pour new concrete in the Arts area so that the ground will be smoother thus less likely to cause students to trip.

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Governor Brewer vetoes bill permitting gun-carrying on Arizona college campuses

PHOENIX, Arizona (USANN4)–People won’t be able to pack heat on university and community college campuses in Arizona.   In a surprise move, Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed guns on campus right of ways.   Higher education officials lobbied heavily against the measure, saying it would lead to potentially dangerous situations.

The Republican governor is typically a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights.   However, Brewer called the bill poorly written and said it lacked clarity.

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Preceding provided by USA News Network 4

Grossmont Dance and Music departments stun

By Alexis Jacquett

Alexis Jacquett

SAN DIEGO—Grossmont College Dance Department’s “Entrances and Exits” matinee concert at the Joan B. Kroc Center on Saturday, April 16, was definitely amazing! This concert had so many great highlights.

In addition to the dance pieces, I really enjoyed the live music by the Grossmont College Afro-Cuban Ensemble and Grossmont College Gospel Choir , classical composer/ performer Kristopher Apple and percussionist Amir Etemadzadeh. The venue at 6611 University Ave., was good from the standpoint of seating but the acoustics were not as good as they could have been.,

There were 11 different pieces, featuring such different dance styles as Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, and Ballet.

A Persian piece was very interesting and powerful! The dancers’ attire was neat, evoking an interesting culture. The live music added so much to this piece. The instruments provided strength and beauty.

At the end of the concert, there was an interactive piece in which they encouraged the audience to get involved and dance or clap. This was fun. They also provided the audience, with its many high school students, the opportunity to Q and A with the dancers, choreographers, and musicians.

This was such an exciting event. I thank Grossmont College Dance and Music Department for putting together an AMAZING show.

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Jacquett is a Media Comm 199 student. Click here for video of the performance.