A dazzling picture of Hawking’s persevering fight


Karen Olea, Staff Writer
December 15, 2014

The Theory of Everything, directed by James March, leaves you with a feeling of empowerment and ambition. Based on the true story of Steven Hawking and his journey with his wife Jane by his side, we see how he battled ALS, a motor neuron disease, and how true love and optimism kept him alive for longer than... Read more »

“Pineapple Express” Takes over California


Kristopher Haddad, Staff Writer
December 14, 2014

Northern California has been undergoing strong winds, heavy rain, and floods that have been shutting down public transit systems and schools throughout Nor Cal. With a widespread of blackouts occurring in cities such as San Francisco and San Jose people are warned to stay in doors and stock up on supplies.... Read more »

UC Tuitions expected to rise


Arielle Weller, News Editor
December 11, 2014

UC Davis, Santa Cruz and Berkeley have all been having student walkouts where students skip class and march through the streets in protest of UC tuition increasing. Janet Napolitano, former Arizona governor and Homeland Security Chief, who is now president of the UC system, proposed to raise student... Read more »

Adjunct professors struggle to secure fair and reasonable wages in SDCCD

Dorian King, Editor-in-chief
December 9, 2014

According to the President of the American Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931 Jim Mahler, adjunct professors in the San Diego Community College District make less than half the salary of their full-time counterparts, despite performing the exact same tasks and being required to posses equivalent... Read more »

Mesa professor gears up for annual gift-giving trip in Mexico

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Kendall Quan, Contributor
December 4, 2014

As the fall semester draws to a close and students prepare for a hard-earned break, Mesa College’s own professor Jeff Berry prepares for his annual Christmas trip to Ensenada on Dec. 20 and 21, where he and a group of volunteers will distribute gifts and serve dinner to approximately 350 people over... Read more »

Mesa holds first-ever Fall Fest

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Kendall Quan, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014

Mesa College held its first Fall Fest and Run, benefitting Mesa’s student veterans. The Fall Fest street fair held 60 vendors, each with their own set of volunteers, and received help from 25 additional volunteers. The vendors included 15 club booths, two food booths, local elementary and high school... Read more »


Mariah Boyd, Opinion Editor
November 13, 2014

If you didn’t make it out to see Mesa College Dance Company Perform their Annual Performance “Journey,” you really missed out on some great performances. The event took place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Nov. 6 – Nov. 8 at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre at The Salvation Army Kroc... Read more »

Spiritual Unity Team promotes harmony amongst differences


Rana Tabrizi, Staff Writer
November 10, 2014

The Spiritual Unity Team at Mesa College is creating a space for students to share thoughts on spiritual concepts, to learn about different faiths and to serve the community alongside a group of companions. Group members gathered Oct. 30 to hear guest speaker Nancy Rank-Medina speak about the Baha’i... Read more »

Californians to vote on six propositions this Tuesday

While this election year does not involve a presidential election, there are still multiple important state issues that voters will influence on Nov. 4.

Kendall Quan, Writer
November 3, 2014

California Proposition 1: Water Bond CA Proposition 1 would authorize $7.12 billion in bonds to fund water quality, treatment, supply, and storage projects. Some of the infrastructure projects include drinking water protection, water supply management, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration,... Read more »

Mesa University? Gov. approves bill to allow bachelor’s degrees at Community Colleges

SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll and supporters of SB 850 speak at a news conference on  Sept. 4 at Mesa College.

Arielle Weller, News Editor
October 6, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) into law on Sept. 29, which will allow 15 community colleges across California to award four-year degrees. Since 1960, the California Master Plan for High Education has not been modified for bachelor’s degrees, unlike the other 21 states that offered... Read more »

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