Former Foster youth and homeless students struggle to capitalize on Mesa’s resources

Some students are forced to live on the streets or out of their cars in order to finance their academic expenses. Photo credit: Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/MCT.

Dorian King, Editor-in-chief
September 8, 2014

Roughly 100 students on Mesa’s campus are registered as Homeless or Former Foster Youth. These students, who struggle to finance their basic needs along with their academic expenses, frequently find themselves living in their cars and showering at the gym. According to Julissa Samano, the Financial... Read more »

Mental health resources abound for Mesa students.

Depression makes a lot of people feel very lonely, so they find themselves isolated from people and society.

Verenice Garcia, Staff Writer
September 4, 2014

Depression affects a lot of people. A lot of them just feel like a dark and rainy cloud hovers around them. On the other hand, for others it’s much more than that, as they are at risk of hurting themselves and potentially others. According to everydayhealth.com, 3 percent of Americans suffer from... Read more »

Crime Report Update – April 2014

Omarr S. Guerrero, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014

On Campus Incidents: 04/08 @ 4:05 p.m. C-Building, Room 117 – Petty Theft Cell phone was stolen out of victim’s tote bag when she left class to go down the hall. Value of item estimated at $800. No known suspects. Incident referred to SDPD. 04/14 @ 6:40 p.m. Parking Lot 1 – Petty Theft Victim’s... Read more »

Last student Art Show of semester

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Yanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014

On Thursday, May 1st the art gallery held the opening night of their last student art show of the semester. The opening night was complete with an opening reception as well as a student art sale and music by El Duo, Jeremy Field, and Emery Owens Renner. This final art show will continue until Thursday,... Read more »

“Fashion Speaks” in its 33rd Annual Fashion Show

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Karina Alvarez- Calderon, Staff writer
May 12, 2014

The San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program will be hosting their 33 Annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. This year’s theme, “Fashion Speaks,” will feature a runway show exhibiting student collections ranging from evening wear, children’s... Read more »

“Death Experience” highlights the dangerous consequences of irresponsible drinking

Collisions can be avoided by not texting while driving.

Dorian King, News Editor
May 10, 2014

Mesa College’s Student Health Services created an experience like none other in the center of the LRC Quad April 24-April 30. The event, titled “Death Experience,” intrigued, disturbed and inspired both students and staff, bringing attention and awareness to the issue of drinking and driving, as... Read more »

Lack of designated English classrooms causes controversy

Yanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 10, 2014

This semester, many students and professors of Mesa have had the pleasure of experiencing class in the new math and sciences building. Compared to the classrooms in the older buildings, these new classrooms are a refreshing and delightful change in atmosphere. There is no question about it that the... Read more »

Animal Health Technology Program celebrates 15th annual Pet Wash Fundraiser

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Mallory Graber, Staff Writer
May 8, 2014

Dogs and cats were given baths and had their nails trimmed by Mesa’s Animal Health Technology students in order to raise money for their program. This event is the only day of the year that these facilities are open for the public to come see all of the animals and the hard work that these students... Read more »

Second leading cause of death in America is 100% preventable

Dorian King, News Editor
May 1, 2014

Suicide remains the second leading cause of death in America today. In a seminar for students, faculty and staff of Mesa College, Hector Martinez, a representative of Mental Health America, presented a tool that helps to prevent suicide and direct a suicidal individual toward help. QPR, which stands... Read more »

IN TENTS: Tents of Truth debunks the myths behind discrimination

Haley Daniels, Staff Writer/Ad Manager
April 25, 2014

Mesa College hosted a disturbing, yet eye-opening event Tents of Truth for the sixth year on April 14 and 15, featuring five tents that demonstrated what some people consider a reality on a daily basis. Before entering the tents, participants signed mandatory waivers and filled out pre-event surveys.... Read more »

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