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Americans are fatigued by the coverage of mass shootings

In 2020, there were over 43,000 deaths related to gun violence, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The United States has a gun problem that defines our nation. Students who attend schools are taught at an early age what to do if there is an assailant on the loose. Going to movie theaters, restaurants, bars, clubs, and music festivals, our instinct is to listen to that voice in our head saying, “What if something were to happen?” “Where could I hide?” “Where is the nearest exit?”

The Green Revolving Fund is looking for support in creating funding for sustainability projects at Mesa College

A trio of students at San Diego Mesa College is pushing to develop a Green Revolving Fund in the hopes of furthering awareness on campus and within the community about the pressures of climate change and its effects on the next generation. Erik Hagstrom, Joelle Schumacher, and Pieper Ceriani are the co-founders of the fund and have been working on this project since last spring. Following the creation of the fund, they are looking for support from faculty, students...

Yes, reading is included in ‘Hot Girl Summer’

Last summer the pandemic kept many inside — vacations, concerts, nightlife, all were halted by social distancing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. A year later, mask mandates are slowly lifting with increased vaccination numbers and many are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, ready to enjoy a semi-normal summer. But for those who are still cautious of the sweaty summer crowds, there are still ways to have a Megan Thee Stallion-themed “hot girl summer.”

SDCCD Board of Trustees selects Carlos O. Cortez as next chancellor

The San Diego Community College Board of Trustees announced on March 16, that they have selected finalist Carlos O. Cortez to be the next district chancellor. Cortez will fill the position following current chancellor Constance M. Carroll’s retirement. Cortez told The Mesa Press, “I am both humbled and honored to be chosen as the next chancellor for the San Diego Community College District. As an educator, administrator, fundraiser, policy advocate, and champion of student equity, I look forwar

Chancellor finalist Kavalier discusses leadership style and COVID-19 in forum

Starting Monday, Feb. 22, the San Diego Community College Board of Trustees began question-and-answer style forums with the four finalists for the chancellor position held currently by Chancellor Constance M. Caroll. On Feb. 24, the Board interviewed candidate Barbara Kavalier, current president of St. Charles College in St. Charles, Missouri, in an online forum that reached an audience of around 500 viewers between the two one-hour sessions. Her opening remarks began with explaining her backg

Mesa president selected as finalist in search for new chancellor

President Dr. Luster shared her excitement to be a finalist with the Mesa Press On Feb. 5 the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees announced their finalists for the position of Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). The new appointee will replace Chancellor Constance M. Carroll, who has served in the position since 2004. She announced her retirement in January and will take her leave in June. All of the selected finalists have experience in working i

Jill Biden is the advocate community college needs

There is no doubt that college students across the United States are falling into a dark abyss of student debt loans. Education has become an industry, where students shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for their degree and spend years trying to pay it off. Student debt loan forgiveness policy is seen by Republicans as just one of the Democrats’ “socialist” ideas, and while the new President-elect is a centrist at best, I am hopeful, not just because of Joe Biden, but because of Dr. Jill
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