The survival of the English language

Jung Kim, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2014

The decline of the English language has been an age-old and hotly debated topic in Western literature. More recently, the contention reared its messy head in a Mesa Press editorial “The Death of the English Language,” its author citing “[i]mproper punctuation and incorrect spelling” as “a... Read more »

Rising vape usage is two-way street with no end in sight

Jung Kim, Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2014

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has been rising in recent years among college students and young adults along with the controversy stemming from polarizing reports of its impacts on user health. As the name suggests, e-cigs are operated electronically, and unlike traditional cigarettes... Read more »

California Community Colleges make college decision a ‘no brainer’

Dorian King, News Editor
May 20, 2014

Students typically do not dream about attending a community college. If you are a California native, you have probably aspired to be an Aztec, a Trojan, a Bear, or Triton at some point in your adolescence. While attending a community college may not have been the path you initially hoped to take, it... Read more »

Whole30 program rejuvenates and resets the body

Dorian King, News Editor
May 20, 2014

Atkins, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig. Over the past 10 years, weight loss programs and diet plans have been all the rage. Recently, however, the focus has shifted from counting calories to clean eating. Specifically, in California, there has been a rise in raw eateries, organic grocery... Read more »

Does a transparent administration lie to the public?

Josh Champlin, Staff writer
May 8, 2014

Republicans in the House of Representatives have announced their intention to form a select committee to investigate the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on Sep. 11th, 2012. This committee is being formed as a result of newly released emails showing administration officials knew the attacks... Read more »

Stupid Things People Do to Become an Internet Star

Omarr S. Guerrero, Staff Writer
May 8, 2014

The 21st century is an era filled with technological devices that gives people access to the Internet from wherever they are. There are laptops, tablets, smartphones and handheld videogame devices, just to name a few. One would think that with such easy access to a cyber world overflowing with knowledge... Read more »

When private opinions become public scandals

Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Haley Daniels, Staff Writer and Ad manager
May 8, 2014

When the most recent scandal broke involving the racist comments of Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, many questioned whether his atrocious comments against African-Americans were enough to have him both banned for life from all NBA games and forcing him to have to sell his team. Clippers... Read more »

There’s nothing quite like a World Cup

SOC-BRAZIL-US

Karina Alvarez- Calderon, Staff writer
May 8, 2014

The game of soccer is played worldwide. It does not matter what country you live in, how much money you have, or how skilled you are, young and old around the world take part in the excitement and beauty of the game, regardless of their cultural background. It is no secret that the game of soccer is... Read more »

Human rights for immigrants in the urban United States: battling hegemonic spatialization

Hilina Gudeta
April 25, 2014

Note from the editor: The following series of articles is written by Hilina Gudeta, a second-year Mesa College student, in her efforts to promote human rights, cultural awareness and diversity as a U.S. immigrant. Although she is not an official staff member of this publication, we have agreed to publish... Read more »

Misusing social media

Yanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer
April 24, 2014

On the Sunday of April 13, a joking tweet directed at American Airlines went viral. The tweet read: “@AmericanAir hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye”. Soon after, the Airline responded: “@queendemetriax__... Read more »

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