The Daily Aztec

We must protect our Great Barrier Reef

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Sun-pierced water hugging the tanned Australian coastline tickles a reef ripe with corals painted fuchsia, emerald and cerulean. Orange and white striped Clown fish dodge in and out of their tingly anemone bungalows while wr...

Right-wing fear mongering is jeopardizing America’s safety

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last month, America woke up to the news that explosives were sent to the households of prominent left-of-center political figures including the Clintons, the Obamas and George Soros, as well as the offices of CNN, which has been cr...

Stop ‘cancelling’ people, help them learn

by Angela Rojo, Contributor

November 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

You’re cancelled.”  This might be one of the most feared phrases in 2018, especially if you’re someone with a large platform.  “Cancelled” is one of the newest terms to be added to the social-media-slang dictionary.  It’s ta...

Reclaiming slurs is a form of resisting oppression

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Slut.  Faggot.  Retard.  Chink.  Dyke.  Bitch.  Whore.  Redskin.  Cunt.  These are some of many derogatory terms that have been used to oppress and terrorize minority and marginalized groups.   Many of these words hold strong historical val...

Capital punishment is an outdated concept

by Kayla Henrikson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 11, Washington state abolished the death penalty. As a person born and raised in the good old Evergreen State, it felt good to know I would be coming home to such good news. However, though I’m from Washington, I go...

Being black in America is still exhausting

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 3, yet another African American man fell victim to police brutality.  Morehouse College graduate, Chinedu Okobi, 36,  was tased to death on the streets of San Mateo, Calif. Okobi had developed a mental illness while studying for the...

Being black in America is still exhausting

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 3, yet another African-American man fell victim to police brutality. Morehouse College graduate, Chinedu Okobi, 36,  was tased to death on the streets of San Mateo, Calif. Okobi had developed a mental illness while studying ...

Minority groups across the country are battling voter suppression efforts

by Marchella Marconi, Contributor

October 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With the 2018 midterm elections just six days away, minority groups in certain regions have been faced with a variety of different efforts dedicated to restricting them from, or in other words, voter disenfranchisement. U...

Rent control will worsen California’s housing crisis. Vote ‘no’ on Prop 10

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Prop 10 will be on California’s ballot this November. If passed, it will repeal the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Act. This act prevents the implementation of rent control on single-family housing and apartments built after 1995.    Prop 10...

The CA gas tax is regressive. Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 6

by Miles Streicek, Contributor

October 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

In April 2017, Josh Newman, a Democratic State Senator who has since been defeated by the Republican Ling-Ling Chang, a Taiwanese immigrant, was the deciding vote to enact a disastrous increase in California’s gas and car r...

Sick of adjusting the time? ‘Yes’ on Prop 7

by Jermelle Macleod, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Proposition 7 conforms daylight saving time to federal law, which means the legislature, with a two-thirds vote, could change daylight saving time if the change is allowed by the federal government. In even simpler terms, there would...

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SDSU West and Soccer City are too confusing. Vote ‘no’ for both measures

October 31, 2018