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Vendors on campus help underwrite student programs

By Corey Streeper

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- Occasionally the Main Quad on campus seems like a commercial bazaar, with vendors from off campus selling their wares. They sell anything from jewelry and clothing to trinkets and posters. I went down on Thursday, May 19, to see what it takes to be able to be a vender on campus.

When I showed up there were many students perusing the stacks of posters that were available for purchase. Rick, the vendor who didn’t want to tell his last name, was sitting in a chair by a table, where he kept records of purchases.

He told me that he sells posters on all of the college campuses in San Diego although he prefers to sell at the universities as the students there tend to spend more. I asked what kind of approval he needs to be able to set up his product. He replied that he must get a permit from the student association and it costs 20% of his revenue.

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Henry Jordan’s spirited farewell to Grossmont

By Corey Streeper

Corey Streeper

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- The end is near, the end of the semester that is. With finals looming over and a lot of students trying to decide what they will do when it is all over the campus is in a frenzy of indecision. One thing is for sure though: this is the last chance in the spring semester to catch a Grossmont Theatre Arts performance.

Not only is Blithe Spirit the final show for the semester, but It is also Professor Henry Jordan’s farewell play with Grossmont College. He has decided to retire after 22 years on our campus and over 44 plays directed.

Jordan lets the curtain fall laughing with this Noel Coward play. Written in 1941 to lighten the mood during World War II it is considered an improbable farce. This play may be the perfect distraction from the stress of cramming for finals.

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Officials laud preschools

By Corey Streeper

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Can’t get your child into preschool? He may be 70 percent more likely to become a juvenile delinquent than will be your neighbor children who do go to preschool.

That was one of the startling findings of a survey revealed during a press conference last Tuesday at Grossmont College’s Child Development Center by a bevy of public officials including District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, and San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne and El Cajon Police Chief Pat Sprecco.

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Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way

By Corey Streeper

Corey Streeper

SAN DIEGO— Hey everyone, Easter is coming and it is time to get those baskets out and fill them with candied eggs. There are many activities this Easter that are sure to please from going on an egg hunt to watching the Easter parade in El Cajon. There is so much to do.

I for one will be looking forward to the annual egg hunts. There are a few in the area to choose from SOnrise Church is having a 10,000 egg hunt on Easter Sunday at 9 am, or you can go to the Santee lakes eggstravaganza on Sunday April 24th at 9am.

Or, you can spend time with the animals through April 24th at the San Diego Zoo and celebrate Easter the animal way. Also you could check out the Easter parade in El Cajon at 9am Easter Sunday.

If that doesn’t get you in the spirit of Easter then I think I may have a treat for you, the new film Hop is well on its way to being a holiday classic. As the #1 film for two weeks in a row this film has everything that has been missing from Easter movies in the past: Russell Brand.
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Coach Megan Haber talks tennis

By Corey Streeper and Taylor Harris

GROSSMONT–As of yet the GC Women’s Tennis team has a perfect record.  In the following interview, the teams coach explains what she thinks is necessary in order for a tennis team to be successful.

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Streeper and Harris (video journalist) are students in MCOMM132; contact them respectively at CoreyS@gcsummit.com, and TaylorH@gcsummit.com

GC Stagehouse runs new Hamlet interpretation

By Corey Streeper

Corey Streeper

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – It’s opening night and standing just outside the door to the Grossmont Stagehouse Theatre is a large group of patrons patiently awaiting the opening of Hamlet. This Shakespearian classic is definitely a favorite of this crowd. Many of the theatregoers were talking about the last time they saw this play, but how would that evening’s version stack up to their expectations?

Well from start to finish this three-hour epic did nothing less than take our breath away. Although this is the first time I have ever seen Hamlet I was amazed by how the cast, under the direction of Jeanette Thomas, was able to draw me in.

Hamlet is about a young man who is struggling with the death of his father and the turmoil of his mother remarrying his uncle. However throughout the play as Hamlet’s mind was deteriorating, Jake Rosko portrays Hamlet as a man reverting to childhood. He begins to skip around the set and he hits his lines with a humorous attitude that will have you laughing through the tears.

Another memorable player is Kylena Parks portraying Ophelia, the daughter of a man Hamlet mistakenly kills.  Parks’  vocal talents are on par with a professional operatic performer, and in addition to her work on campus, she may be seen in productions at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

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Going out? How about a circus or a movie?

By Corey Streeper

Corey Streeper

EL CAJON– Circus Vargas, which eschews animals for human performers, recently returned to San Diego County for the first time in three years with a brand new cast. I recently saw a performance and was astonished by all of the different acts.

One was an all-brother acrobatics team, who built themselves into a giant human robot. One of the brothers stood firm on the ground as two of the other brothers attached themselves to his arms. Then another climbed upon his shoulders, and a fifth brother wrapped himself around his waist. Then, as one, they strutted around the center ring.

Another memorable act was a family of motocross stuntmen utilizing what they called their” ball of death” Not only did they perform inside this ball in single and group acts, but one of the performers was only nine years old. Without giving away the super secret part of the act I will just say that it is a must see.

During the show one of the trapeze artists almost fell from a swinging tower and although it was part of the show I still leaped with fear from my seat. This circus team has been doing this for many years in Venezuela and recently purchased the Circus Vargas name so they could bring the act to America.

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