Tips on handling stress during finals

Everyone experiences stress during finals. Overcoming it will help you be more successful.

Lillian Lokonobei, Staff Writer
May 18, 2015

As the dawn of summer approaches, students are working tirelessly towards the ultimate goal of the school semester: passing their finals. Finals week is arguably most stressful week of the academic year. How can students remain focused during the last few days of class? Here are some sure-fire tips that... Read more »

George Zimmerman and his guns

George Zimmerman hearing

Britteny Urich, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2015

George Zimmerman has made headlines yet again in another gun-related incident. Zimmerman is infamously known for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin that occurred in Feb. 26, 2012. This time, it was Zimmerman that had been shot at. According to CNN, Zimmerman was driving in Lake Mary,... 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 »

Is this culturally respectful?

Teen speaks out on behalf of Muslim community

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015

When it comes to cultural and religious identity, the hijab is a symbol that has negative associations. In the United States, especially after 9/11, the hijab has been linked to terrorism. By stigmatizing a cultural and religious symbol, individuals become closed-minded and do not educate themselves... Read more »

Students utilize self-defense resources


Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015

According to a special report found on, the Bureau of Justice Statistics published information stating that from 1995 to 2013, females ages 18 to 24 had higher rates of rape and sexual assault than females in other age groups. When it comes to personal safety, women should be educated on... Read more »

Hijab for a day opinion – Pro

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

Caleb Short
May 7, 2015

The recent “hijab for a day” event on campus was the subject of much debate.  Students were invited to wear a Hijab, traditional Muslim head covering for a few hours on April 29.  Should students be allowed to do this?  Is the school promoting a religion?  Is this disrespectful to Islamic culture? The... Read more »

Dear Hollywood, please stop making superhero movies

Marvel studios releases it's second avengers film this past week

Caleb Short
May 7, 2015

It is not the blatant money grab that is hounding fiction nerds the world over for their hard earned cash that is so worrisome.  The real problem is the weakness of these glass deities we call superheroes. Comic book heroes are an amazing medium for displaying the good and evil of humanity, and the... Read more »

ESPN suspension for Britt McHenry too soft

Britteny Urich, Opinion Editor
May 7, 2015

A reporter for ESPN is a job any sports enthusiast would be lucky to have. With the privilege of working in the spotlight comes the responsibility of having to maintain a certain report when in the public eye. Being a public figure means having to constantly be aware of what a person says or does. ESPN... Read more »

Cinco de Drinko

Arielle Weller, Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2015

Sombreros, fake mustaches, $5 20oz. margarita specials and Taco Tuesday, apparently to people everywhere (especially here in San Diego) this is how we celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. But if you were to ask anyone in your favorite local PB bar, would they be able to explain what Cinco de Mayo actually... Read more »

Should Mesa Have Cameras on Campus?


Verenice Garcia, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015

Mesa College has been experiencing a few incidents on campus. Recently a man allegedly exposed himself in the LRC, and someone allegedly sexually assaulted a female as she was walking to her car. Surely there are more incidents that occur and do not get reported for whatever reason. The fact that this... Read more »

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