Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

‘Scrooge’ Brown receives three ghostly community college visitations

–Staff Report–

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—A haunting video about the possible effects of budget cuts on Grossmont College was recently created by the Media Comm. 110 class taught by Prof. Michael Grant.  In this Community College Carol,  “Scrooge” Brown receives three visitations.

New student activities director has varied background

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Sara Glasgow is settling into her new position as director of student activities, and don’t be surprised if you see her taking notes during on-campus events.  She toldMComm 132 student  Earnest Carter that she plans to observe many student activities before drawing up formal recommendations for the future.

Glasgow has a  varied background.  She has a bachelor’s degee in mass communications as well as a law degree.  Additionally, she has worked for several non-profit organizations, including the Make A Wish Foundation, which helps arrange wish-fulfilling trips for children with life threatening diseases.

Here is a video version of Carter’s interview with the new Grossmont College staff member:

Griffin radio hosts St. Patrick’s day fun

Video by Taylor Harris and Earnest Carter

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Griffin Radio hosted a St. Patrick’s Day event that included a bake sale, games and prizes in order to raise funds for the Media Communications department.  Nicolle Fedor of the radio staff explained what it was all about during an on-scene video interview.


Harris and Carter are students in MCOMM 132; email them respectively at and

ASGC President Enders talks Oscars

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Natalie Portman will win the 2011 Oscar for  best actress for Black Swan, and Christian Bale will take the best supporting actor award for his work in The Fighter, says Christopher Enders. The current president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, dancer, and movie fan made these predictions about  Sunday, Feb. 27,  Academy Awards during a recent interiew with  GCSummit contributor Ilia Evans and videographer and MCOM 132 student Earnest Carter.

Enders declined to make other predictions, saying he had not seen all the nominated movies yet, something he said was key to successful Oscar predicting. But he did note the performances of both Portman portraying a ballet dancer and Bale playing a drug-addicted boxer both involved strenuous physical transformations and journeys.  He said that voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have historically looked very favorably at actors who  “take the audience with them through their complicated journey.”


A chat with ASGC President Christopher Enders

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – The ongoing budget difficulties facing California colleges can only result in three kinds of outcomes for students: bad,  terrible, and devastating, according to Christopher Enders, the president of Associated Students of Grossmont College (ASGC).  “Right now we can handle bad, we’re preparing for terrible, but we don’t know what we’re going to do for devastating.” 

Thus, in addition to representing students to Grossmont leaders and the district board, Enders sees a large part of his job now as being an advocate for students in today’s tough budgetary climate.   To this end he will be traveling  to Washington DC and to Sacramento, California, to meet with politicians whose decisions could have major impact on students.

Enders made these and other comments in an interview with GCSummit contributor Ilia Evans and videographer and MCOM 132 student Earnest Carter.

Rain leaves an impression at Hyde Art Gallery

Story by Alexis A. Tittle; Video by Xavier Green and Russ Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–For many artists, nature is an inspiration, but for Jim Wilsterman, nature is his co-artist. Wilsterman’s art is being exhibited at the Hyde Art Gallery until February 24. The focus of the exhibit is on the varied effects – the varied impressions – made by raindrops. On display are 24 pieces of his collection of more than 50.

Water conservation has been the center of many of his works. For ten years, Wilsterman has been experimenting with ways to capture rain, and he is even somewhat of a local celebrity for his students’ cloud sculptures on the nearby water tower in El Cajon, of which Wilsterman said, “The clouds are there to show where the water comes from.” Continue reading

Student Diedrea Lewis tells of her love affair with Grossmont College

GROSSMONT COLLEGE– Diedrea Lewis, a Grossmont student and recipient of an Osher scholarship, recently talked on camera about what she loves about Grossmont College and how she utilizes her $1,000 Osher scholarship.   Xavier Green, a student in Media Comm 132B, videotaped an interview with Lewis that was conducted by Anne Krueger, a communications specialist for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District: