Helix Homecoming and other fall events

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Helix Highlights | No Comments

By Jennifer Osborn | Helix Highlights

Homecoming season is approaching at Helix! This is a time to celebrate our students and welcome our alumni back to campus. There are several ways we will celebrate Homecoming.

First, all alumni are invited to the Alumni Picnic, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Helix campus. The event will feature areas for each graduating class, entertainment by Helix students, food available for purchase from student groups, music by alumni bands, a campus tour, an alumni car show, and other great attractions. More information can be found at

Anderson connects with community at local events

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Senator Anderson update | No Comments

By Isabella Virzi and Matthew Bagdasar

Community coffee town hall 

On Thursday, Aug. 24, at the American Legion Post 282 in La Mesa, over 80 community members came together to ensure their state and city representatives heard their voice.

At a community coffee town hall hosted by California State Senator Joel Anderson and co-hosted by La Mesa Councilmembers Kristine Alessio, Bill Baber, Guy McWhirter, Colin Parent, and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, energized and passionate constituents discussed the issues that are affecting our political climate today. 

Supreme Court insider featured at next Dem Club meeting

By Yahairah Aristy and Jeff Benesch | La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club

The upcoming fall term of the U.S. Supreme Court may prove to be momentous. Among other issues, multiple immigration cases, same sex marriage, district gerrymandering, and voting rights will take center stage.

We may also hear of the retirement of one or more justices, extremely significant given the current occupant of the Oval Office and the likely conservative direction of his court appointees.

Multiple sports may mean fewer injuries

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, To Your Health | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health

Kids who play sports can reap many benefits, including improved physical fitness, development of athletic skills, team-building and, of course, fun.

Student athletes who excel at a sport may even qualify for college athletic scholarships, which may tempt both kids and their parents to focus on a single sport, such as soccer, football or baseball.

An unexpected lesson

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Gen-X in a Millennial World | No Comments

By Genevieve A. Suzuki | Gen-X in a Millennial World

As citizens of the World Wide Web, we’ve never been so vulnerable to depression than we are today.

We are all privy to the latest news, thanks to our smartphones and social media accounts. We know about acid attacks in Paris almost immediately after they occur and about North Korea’s latest missile launch over Hokkaido, Japan.

Winterble kicks off fall Republican Women luncheons

By Judy McCarty | Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated

Brett Winterble, popular radio host on KFMB 760, will be our featured speaker as we kick off the fall season luncheons Sept. 12 at The Brigantine. 

Winterble is appreciated especially because of his insights on interesting current events and his humorous, high energy style. Before he came to his current position, he was executive producer of the Roger Hedgecock show among other positions. A very interesting tidbit about Winterble: he produced and screened calls for six years as Mr. Snerdly for Rush Limbaugh!