“Fashion Speaks” in its 33rd Annual Fashion Show

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Karina Alvarez- Calderon, Staff writer
May 12, 2014

The San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program will be hosting their 33 Annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. This year’s theme, “Fashion Speaks,” will feature a runway show exhibiting student collections ranging from evening wear, children’s... 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 »

IN TENTS: Tents of Truth debunks the myths behind discrimination

Haley Daniels, Staff Writer/Ad Manager
April 25, 2014

Mesa College hosted a disturbing, yet eye-opening event Tents of Truth for the sixth year on April 14 and 15, featuring five tents that demonstrated what some people consider a reality on a daily basis. Before entering the tents, participants signed mandatory waivers and filled out pre-event surveys.... Read more »

Red hot hitters defeat City College 19-8

Thomas Frey, Sports Editor
April 24, 2014

With a team batting average of .488 against City College, Mesa dominated early and from the beginning in their 19-8 win over City College. After a seven run first inning, Mesa baseball had complete control of the game. Starting pitcher Tyler Rathjen received the win allowing three earned runs and striking... Read more »

How to stay focused with a case of summer fever

Staring out the window is hard not to do when it is a beautiful day in San Diego.

Mallory Graber, Staff Writer
April 24, 2014

It is that time of year, that awkward period between spring break and finals. This is the hardest time of the year to stay motivated because the weather feels like summer, the air smells like summer, but the reality is that it is not yet summer. Everyone is ready to mentally check out of school because... Read more »

Galaxy S5 takes users to another planet

Danielle Bellavance, Features Editor
April 23, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy phone series has been the biggest competitor to Apple’s iPhone since its release nearly a decade ago. While Samsung has improved with each Galaxy model, it seems that iPhone has not been getting any better. Although the iPhone had the upper hand in its earlier days, it is becoming... Read more »

Cinco de Mayo: It is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day

Omarr S. Guerrero, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and you know what that means. That’s right! Another reason to call off work and party it up, but not many people know the reasons why they are celebrating. “But isn’t Cinco de Mayo the Mexican Independence Day?” someone might ask. However, if someone... Read more »

Two tons of trash disposed in another successful Canyon Day

Thomas Frey, Sports Editor
April 14, 2014

No trash bags managed to stay empty in Tecolote Canyon on Apr. 12 as over 180 volunteers took part in the seventh annual Canyon Day at Mesa College in an effort to preserve the ecology of its surrounding communities. “What we do about once a year at this time is clean this branch of Tecolote Canyon…to... Read more »

Preaching the gospel of hate

Chris Madaffer, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Correction from the editor: In the original publication, Fred Phelps Jr. — the first son of Fred Phelps Sr. — was mistakenly attributed as the subject of this piece. We have fixed the error and deeply apologize for the oversight. There is no denying that Fred Phelps was a hateful man. Everything... Read more »

Third place Mesa baseball looking to not strike out

Thomas Frey, Sports Editor
April 10, 2014

Mesa baseball, who sits at 8-8 in conference and 16-12 overall will look to finish the season strong so that they can make the playoffs. “I just want to finish better than I started, maintain focus, and make the playoffs,” says Ryan Lawson who is currently leading the team in batting average and... Read more »

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