Every decade has its own voice, but the 1960s decade has become iconic in multiple ways; reading the student newspaper the Foothill Echoes reminds us of the universal experiences of students finding their voices.
In the March 18, 1960 newspaper, ASB presidential candidates shared their views. John Reutter begins metaphorically, “The stage is set, and the lights are out. The curtain flies open and spots flash on. Action starts. Grossmont, you are on stage. The spotlight of the future is focused on you. This is no ordinary play taking place, but a real live drama. You are the writer, the actor, and the director. The audience is the future, your future and my future.”
He ends, “Grossmont … is no ordinary school…The reason Grossmont is no ordinary school does not lie in the gray, ivy-covered walls, but in you the student….Grossmont is no good, unless you, the student, learn well and apply what you have learned. In the past, Grossmonters have made the most of the opportunities offered here. Now, the opportunities are yours. Take them.”
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