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

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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 »

Increase in technology is disconnecting reality

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
September 3, 2014

The widespread nature of technology has made connecting to one another effortless. Social media ignites online conversations, but has it caused a disconnection from reality? On any given day, at Mesa College, one can walk by hundreds of students all hurrying to get to class on time. Nothing out of the... Read more »

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 »

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