Has society become captivated with stifling voices?

sycamore row

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
November 15, 2014

Novelist John Grisham has been in the news recently, regarding his comments on America’s prison system. In an interview with the UK’s Telegraph, Grisham conveyed his thoughts on the punishments that go along with viewing child pornography. In the interview, Grisham mentions a friend of his was sentenced... Read more »

Disparity between gender health awareness unacceptable

Dorian King, Editor-in-Chief
November 12, 2014

October has passed, but not so have the days of pink ribbons, pink sports equipment, pink tshirts, pink pins, pink running shoes, pink everything. Boobs— we have certainly come to love them, maybe even obsess over them. Today, they stand as global symbols of solidarity, strength, community and resolve. Breast... Read more »

Why dressing for success makes a difference in the workplace

Clothes that work for new grads hitting the job market

Karen Olea, Staff Writer
November 6, 2014

Competition is out there and everyone is eager to start their dream internship or career. As students it is our responsibility to apply for internships and eventually have a job with the help of your interning experience. The way you dress and present yourself has a lot to do with your performance and... Read more »

Has the embellishment of Ebola reached its parameters?

A patient transported from Frisco, Texas, with concerns of possible exposure to Ebola, arrives at the emergency room entrance of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Karen Olea, Staff Writer
October 23, 2014

You’ll have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irritated eyes, body rashes, stomach pain and sudden weight loss until reaching a severe health state. This disease attacks every organ in the human body except for your bones and muscles. These symptoms of Ebola are no joke and this topic is trending all over... Read more »

Thin line between: Abuse and Discipline

Mariah, Opinion
October 21, 2014

Child abuse is becoming more and more of a problem in the world. Not only are parents using abuse as a way of punishment, but also people are beginning to debate over what constitutes legitimate discipline versus outright nonsensical abuse. People claim, “ That’s how I discipline my kids all the... Read more »

College students should become involved in charities

Penn State's IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014

For the most part, college students seem to be entirely focused on themselves and their affairs. College is a stressful time, so it is understandable that a disconnection from others would take place. While it is not everyone’s modus operandi to interact with others, acknowledging and trying to understand... Read more »

NFL faces serious consequences over Ray Rice

Arielle Weller, News Editor
September 19, 2014

The viral assault video of now-former NFL Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice has stirred up quite the controversy. The celebrity gossip website TMZ posted an initial video of the attack that happened in February, which showed Rice dragging his then-fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer out of an elevator... Read more »

Common sense should be utilized to prevent sexual assaults

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
September 18, 2014

With all the stress college students have to deal with on a daily basis, the last thing they need to worry about is sexual assault. By now, many people know what happened to Emma Sulkowicz at Columbia University. For those who do not know, she was sexually assaulted (during her sophomore year) and the... Read more »

PSE is not just another fraternity

Mariah Boyd, Opinion Editor
September 4, 2014

Growing up you hear stories from your parents or you might see a movie that shows or describes to you how college will be like, so you get this preconception that you must go to a four-year college and join a fraternity and party and drink every weekend with beautiful girls or hot guys. But in reality,... Read more »

State of California Requires Education Plan for Early Registration Dates


Arielle Weller, News Editor
September 3, 2014

The Fall semester at Mesa College has officially begun, with that comes many dissatisfied students who may find themselves one or more classes shy of what they need to fulfill their transfer requirements. Students have expressed, “how am I supposed to get out when all these incoming freshman have earlier... Read more »

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