Hunger in San Diego


Linda Nguyen, Staff Writer
February 25, 2015

Hunger is a critical problem in San Diego County. According to a 2012 study from the San Diego Food Bank, more than 426,000 people living in San Diego County are living below the poverty level. One of the main contributors to poverty in San Diego is the high cost of living. According to NBC News, San... Read more »

President Obama offers free community college

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Danilo Urquia, Staff Writer
February 12, 2015

President Barack Obama announced the America’s College Promise, a statement in which he proposes making two years of community college free. The proposal was officially unveiled on January 9, 2015 and it seems promising for low income and nontraditional students who wish to get a higher education. The... Read more »


Ferguson protest at Penn State

December 4, 2014

Today, we are disgusted. And I don’t mean myself in particular, but America as a whole. On Dec. 3, through Facebook timelines, Instagram feeds, Twitter posts, and social media everywhere America has spoken. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, 29, was not indicted for his murder of Eric Garner. Garner is the straw... Read more »

Internet memes going too far…

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Arielle Weller, News Editor
December 2, 2014

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, 9Gag, and Buzzfeed, what do all these social media networks have in common; Memes. In case you’re unfamiliar, a meme is a picture that circulates throughout the internet usually with an obnoxiously funny quote or realization attached to it, or something really deep and... Read more »

Mesa women’s basketball team shoots for successful season

Mesa's women's basketball team is anticipating another successful season.

DeeDee Williams, Sports Editor
November 10, 2014

The Mesa women’s basketball team is ready to start off their brand new season with hopes of becoming Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions. With the leadership of head coach, Michael Hootner, the Lady Olympians have been steadily practicing and adapting to their new team members an offensive... Read more »

The House of Blues provides San Diegans with the perfect concert experience

David Boyd, lead singer of New Politics, engages with the audience at the House of Blues.

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
November 6, 2014

At first glance, the House of Blues doesn’t look like much. Upon entering there is a decision to be made on how one wants to view the band(s) playing. Individuals have the option of viewing the stage from the balcony or on the lower level that is several feet away from the stage. At the lower level... Read more »

Mesa Press hosts Open House on Nov. 18

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Mesa Press Staff
November 4, 2014

The Mesa Press will be hosting an open house for the Mesa community on Nov. 18 at 11:10a.m. – 1p.m. in room G202. Students will have the opportunity to find out how to become a member of the staff, tour the newsroom and enjoy free food and refreshments. The Mesa Press is San Diego Mesa College’s... Read more »

‘Gone Girl’ is disturbingly entertaining romantic- drama- gone- wrong (but oh so right)

Actor Ben Affleck plays the aloof and unaffected Nick Dunne in one of this year's best thrillers, "Gone Girl." Photo credit: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT

Dorian King, Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2014

“Gone Girl,” directed by David Fincher, premiered on October 3, debuting with a 37.5 million dollar opening weekend. Based on the bestseller “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, with a script written by the author herself, it accurately follows the literary plotline, unfolding like a 149-minute two-part... Read more »

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 »

San Diego Hiking Trails: Promote a Healthier Lifestyle

Czarina Greaney, Features Co editor
September 19, 2014

San Diego is the place to be when it comes to getting physically active and becoming fit. Lately temperatures have increased dramatically. According to NBC News’ weather report, temperatures  were up in the late 90s to 100 degrees, this past week and weekend. The season is about to change and fall... Read more »

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