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 »

Mesa Students Work At It

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Rana Tabrizi, Staff Writer
September 30, 2014

The San Diego Mesa College Research Office reports that 67 percent of its students were employed during the previous school year. This figure proves comparable to data gathered on a national scale: the Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau states that approximately 72 percent... Read more »

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, 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


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


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 »

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