Crime report: March 2014

Omarr S. Guerrero, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014

March 2014 On Campus Incidents: 03/03 @ 3:00 p.m. LRC – Petty Theft Cellphone stolen from victim after loaning it to her son. Value of item estimated at $679. No known suspects. Incident referred to SDPD. 03/20 @ 1:10 p.m. Mesa College Parking Structure – Hit and Run Victim’s car was hit on... Read more »

Two tons of trash disposed in another successful Canyon Day

Thomas Frey, Sports Editor
April 14, 2014

No trash bags managed to stay empty in Tecolote Canyon on Apr. 12 as over 180 volunteers took part in the seventh annual Canyon Day at Mesa College in an effort to preserve the ecology of its surrounding communities. “What we do about once a year at this time is clean this branch of Tecolote Canyon…to... Read more »

Total Lunar Eclipse on April 14, 2014

Omarr S. Guerrero, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

The hours between April 14 and 15 will hold a special astronomical event – 2014’s first total lunar eclipse. This lunar eclipse will be visible throughout most of the United States, Canada, all of Central America, and along the West Coast of South America, according to the NASA Eclipse web site. The... Read more »

Diversity panel informs students on the importance of ethnic studies

Haley Daniels, Staff Writer
March 30, 2014

Board of Diversity Panelists being introduced. From left to right: Alexandro José Gradilla, Beatriz Tapia, Valerie Cuevas, Starla Lewis, and Assembly Member Shirley Weber. Photo Courtesy of Mesa Communications Office. San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster standing with Assembly Member Shirley... Read more »

Mesa State of the Students

The Mesa College Associated Student Government discussed plans to further improve student life.

Josh Champlin, Staff writer
March 24, 2014

Mesa’s Associated Student Government (ASG) held an event highlighting and detailing their accomplishments thus far for the 2013-2014 school year. ASG President Jay Walker and Senator Jaime Paredes spoke to the assembled students, including representatives from The Mesa College Associated Student Government... Read more »

Applicant Denied: Transfer Center has alternatives

Students at Mesa College are able to use all the tools and services the Transfer Center has to offer.

Karina Alvarez- Calderon, Staff writer
March 13, 2014

San Diego Mesa College is known for being “the transfer college” due to its constant efforts to provide students with information, one-on-one support, tools, and workshops. Nonetheless, not all students immediately gain admittance into their top choice university. For those students, the Transfer... Read more »

Adderall abuse rising in college student circles


Haley Daniels, Staff Writer
March 11, 2014

When people think of college students, they often associate them with binge drinking, Top Ramen and gallons of Starbucks Coffee. The stereotypical student studies hard all week long, followed by partying hard all weekend long. When coffee does not do its job, what do students turn to for studying and... Read more »

Mesa celebrates women’s history month

Karina Alvarez- Calderon, Staff writer
February 27, 2014

March is Women’s History Month. San Diego Mesa College is joining institutions and organizations around the U.S. in praising generations of women whose talent and dedication have helped bring the world together in numerous ways. Women’s History Month became a national celebration in 1981 and is continuing... Read more »

Bachelor’s Degrees for California’s Community Colleges to be Determined

Kristina Cox, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014

The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees voiced its support for Legislative bill SB850 on Feb. 27, which would offer California Community College students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without ever having to leave Mesa College. One of the primary reasons many students... Read more »

Mesa welcomes Kearny High School seniors

Yanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer
February 13, 2014

Kearny High School bid farewell to a group of their seniors on Jan. 24. The following Monday, January 27th, San Diego Mesa College welcomed the students who were eager to begin their college experiences. For years the Kearny High School  has been graduating large amounts of their students a semester... Read more »

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