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ARC memberships should be free for all students

by Julie Cappielo, Contributor

September 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Health and fitness is important in society and it is especially prevalent on San Diego State’s campus. With high quality equipment and many facilities, the Aztec Recreation Center, sponsored by Associated Students, provides...

Unreasonable backlash against new ‘Black Minds Matter’ course at SDSU lacks tact

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many people like to think that K-12 schools in America are the pillars of fairness. However —  for young black men and boys — statistics show otherwise. According to the National Education Association black boys are ...

Why we should stop arguing DACA under capitalist ideals

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is the most talked about story in America. DACA was implemented in 2012 and allows certain immigrants — specifically young undocumented adults brought here as children — to...

Professors requiring their own written work is a conflict of interest

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Students are faced with high textbook costs and with the pressure to purchase them to avoid a negative grade or feeling left behind. In some classes, students are required to purchase textbooks ...

Entering the school year on the right foot

by Jordan Rubin, Contributor

September 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As the first week of classes came to an end, and the stress of finding classes seems to disappear, many are not aware of what lies ahead.  Syllabus week can be the easiest time to relax and get some last minute partying in. B...

Textbook price hike makes students break a sweat

by Chloe O’Rourke, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A new semester means new expenses, from tuition and housing to parking passes. Many of these expenses can be overcome by financial aid and outside scholarships. But, with another tuition increase, it can be more difficult for fa...

Studying abroad is a necessary college experience for all

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

September 3, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

A regret many adults have following their college education may be not having spent time abroad. Whether it be studying, interning or working in another country, nothing should stop a student from spending time abroad. This ...

Passive social media responses to Charlottesville inadequate, assertiveness is required

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor

August 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It has been a week and the deluge of social media posts about Charlottesville finally begin to dwindle. Reactions to the violence and bold-faced racism were understandable. It has been half a century since the Civil Rights...

Resurfaced tweets reveal bigotry and disturbing levels of anti-Semitism too close to home

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Columnist

August 25, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

The United States is unrecognizable. America’s reality is now that of a nation afflicted with violent protests and rabid discrimination. Charlottesville, Virginia exposed itself as a cesspool for neo-Nazis and the Klu Klux ...