Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Campus parking woes: some game the system

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — A daily parking permit for the campus costs $2, whereas a semester-long permit is $40. Clearly the permit saves you money, right? On the other hand some students prefer to take their chances, parking in places they hope campus police won’t ticket them. Lan Nguyen reports.

Nguyen is a student in Media Comm 132

Sports wrapup: Grossmont boasted some winning teams


GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Sports fans here had much to cheer about including championship women’s volleyball and water polo teams, and a football team that made it to a community college bowl game.   Lan Nguyen, utilizing photos from the collection of Grossmont’s official photographer Stephen Harvey, provided the following summary:

Nguyen is a student in Media Comm 132

Grossmont students enjoy the Gaslamp nightlife

SAN DIEGO — The Gaslamp Quarter attracts a lot of Grossmont College students in the evenings.   They come here to blow off some steam and to keep up with the latest music and entertainment fads.

Lan Nguyen took his video camera to the nightclubs, to check out the action.   He interviewed former Grossmont student Anthony Howard, who is known today as “DJ Ant Farm,” about visiting artists in San Diego and  how word spreads about the very hottest events.

His story is below:

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.

Green and Jacquett are students in Media Comm 132

Campus bargain: a 5-course gourmet meal prepared by culinary arts students

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—Chef Joe Orate is teaching Grossmont students to prepare meals fit for five-star restaurants.  On Thursday nights, members of his culinary arts class have been readying themselves for  careers  as chefs by making, under his close supervision, a salad course, soup, an intermezzo, entrée, and dessert  with coffee.

Faculty and students in the know line up to enjoy the full, five-course meals, which have been offered to the campus community at the bargain price of $20.  

Videographer Felipe Oliveira and reporter Kamri Jackson went behind the scenes to provide this special report.

Oliveira and Jackson are students in Media Comm 132

Scholarship fund fattened by successful gala

GROSSMONT COLLEGE –With the Fall 2010 semester nearing conclusion, numerous students can be assured that they will have the benefit of scholarships in Spring 2011– thanks to a successful fundraiser held last month by the Grossmont College Foundation.

Held Oct 16 at the Barona Resort Hotel, the fundraiser helped to generate $27,000 in scholarship money through a matching grant,  increasing the overall amount available to $130,000.

The video below narrated by Lan Nguyen, edited by Masada Ellis and featuring an on-air interview by Traci Tripes provides some of the flavor of this important fundraising event.


Masada, Nguyen and Tripes are students in Media Comm 132

Grossmont football awards presented


Story by William Dudley; Video by Xavier Green

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Twelve Grossmont football players have been honored with a total of 20 awards at the team’s annual awards banquet, held November 18 at Marina Village in Mission Bay.
The awardees included seven Griffins who made the All-Conference team for the Southern Conference of the National Division of the Southern California Football Association. Linebacker Pat Kelly, who led the conference in tackles, was the sole Griffin to make first team All-Conference. The award places him on the nomination list for all-state honors.

Making the second team were quarterback Ryan Woods, running back Darrin Alex, wide receiver Alex McLeland, offensive tackle Deryck Beveridge, linebacker Kevin Woods and defensive lineman Shane Pennix.

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115 images in Fridenmaker show little pieces of photographer’s soul

Video by Xavier Green

A show featuring 13 students of Charles Fridenmaker

Story and photos by Robert Sanchez

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — From student and faculty exhibits to those of invited artists, the Hyde Art Gallery has had some amazing shows over the years.

Alfred Pagano

But for many people who attended Tuesday night’s opening of “Still Photographers,” this exhibit packed an extra emotional wallop.  The exhibiton was a reunion for the last photography class of 1972 that the late Chuck Fridenmaker had taught right before his sudden death at the age of 31.

Surveying 115 works in the gallery, one of Fridenmaker’s former students, Alfred Pagano, said there is a piece of Chuck Fridenmaker in every one ofthe images.  Fridenmaker had a strong influence on each of the 13 photographers featured in this show, including Grossmont College’s photo lab technician Susan Richardson.   She said that one of the most important things that Fridenmaker had taught this group was that photographers need “to see the whole thing.”

Walking around the gallery and hearing gea stries about Fridenmaker and the class’s experiences, it really opened my eyes as a photographer.  I had the chance to talk to some of the artists on exhibit, who are still working in photography, and received some great advice.

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‘Breaking Boundaries’ dance performances continue through Nov. 7

By Xavier Green

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Thursday November 4, 2010 was the sold-out opening of Breaking Boundaries by Grossmont College Dance Students.

This production was student run with choreography done by students with the help of faculty. This is a great show that showcases art of the students. There are twelve different mind-blowing acts and each dance piece is unique and tasteful. Many different dance genres are represented.

The show runs until Sunday November 7th.

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‘GR8 Pumpkin’ Halloween trail proves more fun than scary


Stories and photos by Alexis Jacquett; Video by Feilipe Oliveira

SAN DIEGO — Prof. Jim Papageorge of Grossmont College’s Media Communications Department each year since 1965 has created a Halloween trail at his home near San Diego State University, delighting many neighbor children and their parents. 

Living Dead welcome the Living

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