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 »

Mesa football hopes for turnaround with new coach


Kristopher Haddad, Staff Writer
September 4, 2014

Mesa College has acquired a new head coach for the 2014 season, Thad Porlas. Coach Porlas has been an Olympian for eleven seasons now, and in addition to being head coach he will also be the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. Coach Porlas has a very impressive resume that holds his reputation... Read more »

Professors display artistic side at annual Faculty Art Exhibition


Czarina Greaney, Features Editor
September 4, 2014

Mesa College opened the Art Gallery for students and the public to view artwork from Mesa art professors. The exhibition will range from different forms of artwork such as social media, digital, painting, sculptures, ceramics, printmaking, installation photography and hands on art activities. Gallery... 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 »

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