Mesa student honored at scholarship banquet

Mesa Student Sarah Taha

Lillian Lokonobei, Staff Writer
May 18, 2015

Sarah Taha came to the U.S. as a 16-year-old immigrant from Iraq. Living in Baghdad, she experienced and witnessed atrocities that many people only hear about in the media. During these harrowing times, her older brothers were working as interpreters for the U.S. embassy in Iraq. When terrorists learned... Read more »

Mesa College Fashion Program delivers sheer Elegance and originality with ‘Golden Scissors’


Danilo Urquia, Writer
May 14, 2015

The San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program launched its 34th Annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show and Award Gala on Friday, May 8 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This year’s theme was “Mother Earth” and its result was a product of collaborative work of Mesa’s own students as well... Read more »

Coffee is life!

Drink this in: Science has decided coffee is good for you

Danilo Urquia
May 14, 2015

There is good news about coffee! The heavenly substance that can spark up your mood at any time of day has proven positive health benefits, and drinking it more often is being highly recommended. I never fully appreciated a cup of coffee until I started college and discovered that the drink makes me... Read more »

Self-defense saves lives


Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015

When it comes to personal safety on college campuses, women should have the opportunity to learn self-defense techniques. Earlier this semester, in February, a sexual battery occurred at Mesa College which prompted a safety alert email to be sent to students. In April, another safety alert email was... Read more »

Mesa students wear religious head covering to help fight Islamophobia

The recent "hijab day" event should not have been such a cause of discussion on campus

Robeal Tesfamichael, Staff Writer
May 7, 2015

San Diego Mesa College allowed its Muslim Student Association to invite students of all religions to wear a hijab for a day during April 29 in order to raise awareness toward false Muslim stereotypes. A hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women that covers their head and chest while in the presence of men... Read more »

Holocaust survivor Rose Schindler shares her story


Linda Nguyen, Staff Writer
April 28, 2015

Top-selling author John Green wrote, “Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone is about to die.” For 85 year old holocaust survivor Rose Schindler, her father’s last words remain burned into her memory. “The last words my father ever said to me and my siblings,”... Read more »

A rodent infestation remains an issue at San Diego Mesa College.


Robeal Tesfamichael, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

A group of San Diego Mesa College professors remain unsatisfied as they continue to endure a rodent infestation within the Social and Behavioral Sciences (S.B.) building. The “Mesa Press” issued a story on March 17th, 2015 that indicated that a number of professors within the S.B. building were displeased... Read more »

Fight for 15

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Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015

When it comes to the minimum wage, the times are constantly changing which means what was once considered a decent wage is not enough for individuals to support themselves. With the cost of living constantly increasing, individuals need to take on two, even three jobs, in order to support themselves... Read more »

Death experience returns again

A wrecked car was one of many displays at the event.

April 14, 2015

A wrecked car on campus between the G building and LRC was on display as part of the annual Death Experience event. Designed to raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving, the Death Experience is volunteer run and heavily supported by the college police department. “It’s so... Read more »

Birds of a feather


Linda Nguyen, Staff Writer
April 14, 2015

With the warm welcome of Spring, Mesa College has experienced a great number of new visitors on our campus. Every year we get new students, faculty, and staff members. Likewise, every year we get new birds that make our college campus their temporary home. According to Jim Hannan, biology professor at... Read more »

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