Excessive use of police force is wrong

HOmeless man attacked transient before LAPD officers shot him

Danilo Urquia, Writer
March 26, 2015

One of the most recent cases of excessive force occurred earlier this month, on March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles. Homeless 43 year-old Charly Leundeu Keunang, who came to the U.S. from Cameroon in West Africa, was fatally shot at Skid Row by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The news outbreak... Read more »

Fourth Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series showcases the resiliency of women

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Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
March 23, 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month, there will be various events going on at Mesa College. The events are diverse and include lectures, Drama performances, and Art Gallery Exhibits. While each event is different, each event aims to showcase the experiences and contributions of women. A recent event... Read more »

Campus construction holds anew

Lillian Lokonobei, Staff Writer
March 19, 2015

Students will be introduced to two new LEED buildings as Proposition S and N provided over $1.555 Billion in funding for the construction bond program for the San Diego Community College District. One of the new buildings, The Mesa Commons, will house a new food service café, bookstore, coffee bar,... Read more »

Rodent infestation at San Diego Mesa College

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Robeal Tesfamichael, Staff Writer
March 12, 2015

A group of San Diego Mesa College professors are displeased towards an ongoing rodent infestation within the Social and Behavioral Sciences (S.B.) building after reporting the matter during the fall 2014 semester. The infestation of mice within the S.B. building has heavily affected the office spaces... Read more »

Sexual assault can be prevented

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Linda Nguyen, Staff Writer
March 12, 2015

According to the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, there are more than two million survivors of rape currently living in California. In reality, the numbers of survivors are much higher because sexual assault is considered an under-reported crime. The dilemma most survivors face is embarrassment.... Read more »

National Adjunct Action Day

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Linda Nguyen, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015

National Adjunct Action Day made its way to San Diego Mesa College on Feb. 25 as staff, students, faculty, and supporters all rallied up to speak out about the growing adjunct crisis in America. John Hoskins, fellow adjunct professor, stated that 75 percent of the staff members at San Diego Mesa College... Read more »

Sexual battery at Mesa College

Marcel Anderson, News Editor
March 10, 2015

Sexual battery is a serious problem among college campuses across the United States. With this said, it is known that Mesa Community College experienced their own sexual battery case on Feb. 19 in the parking-lot 1 structure by the Admissions building, where the suspect is reported as following a female... Read more »

Prominent professor dies

Marcel Anderson, News Editor
March 10, 2015

On Feb. 11, Mesa Community College discovered the sad truth of a former professor’s and colleague’s death. Former professor Patrick Pidgeon began teaching philosophy here at Mesa in 1970, and throughout the years, Pidgeon was very active in the Mesa community. Serving as the Chair of Chairs for part... Read more »

Black students share experiences at Mesa

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Robeal Tesfamichael, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

A young panel of black students attending San Diego Mesa College volunteered to speak in front of a crowd consisting of staff, students, and guests to share their experiences as students in order to recommend changes they would prefer to be made. The student panel: Dante Howell, Sharifa Osman, Julia... Read more »

UC tuition increase is absurd but necessary

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Danilo Urquia, Writer
February 26, 2015

UC President Janet Napolitano is temporarily holding the tuition fee increase of five percent, until the beginning of the upcoming academic year starting fall 2015. Because the proposal has bipartisan support, the UC Board of Regents is doing this in hopes that other alternatives will be proposed by... Read more »

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