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Special Commentary: Students need to learn to spot fake news

by Kia Mesri

December 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Special Commentary

Fake news is plaguing society — causing fallacies in knowledge and research. With technology and resources at our fingertips, it can be easy for students to believe incorrect information. Students need to learn how to recognize ...

Special Commentary: Why students shouldn’t have to buy their own scantrons

by Ava Grubschmidt

December 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Students at San Diego State are expected to purchase their own scantrons for exams. This is frustrating. As a nonresident, I am paying upwards of $396 per unit. Why wouldn’t a scantron be included in this price? Books a...

Why are Jewish students not given the same consideration as Christian students during holiday season?

by Jordan Rubin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The final stretch of the semester is the most difficult and demanding time of the year. Students have to face the struggle of studying for finals, but Jewish students are faced with the additional problem of not being with fami...

Special Commentary: SDSU campus police need to pick up the pace before it’s too late

by Emmalee Ferbert

December 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Women have to worry about predators and perverts every day of their lives. They fear walking alone — day or night — because of them. Being new to this campus, I believed I would be safe my freshman year living on campus in ...

Ending modern day slavery in Libya should be a priority

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last month CNN released footage that uncovered a slave trade in Libya — a video that shows smugglers selling off a dozen men outside the capital of Tripoli. According to aid and migrant workers, slavery in Libya is not a ...

Public officials should be held more accountable for sexual misconduct

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many prominent figures have recently been exposed for their sexual misconduct, thanks in large part to the #MeToo movement. This movement has emboldened sexual assault victims to speak out against their abusers, and has been suc...

Fighting to keep net neutrality is fighting for consumer rights

by Gustavo Cristobal, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Net neutrality should not be up for debate. The argument to get rid of it is fueled by the greed of special interests — the telecoms. Net neutrality is defined as the principle where internet service providers have to treat...

N-word should stop being used by those not in the black community

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With black culture dominating the music industry, television and nearly every aspect of our lives, surely, the old debate over the n-word has made its way into the topic of discussion. More often than not, my experiences begin...

Stronger action needed to stop mass shootings in U.S.

by Julie Cappiello, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In 1996 San Diego State student, Frederick Martin Davidson, shot and killed three professors during master’s thesis defense. He was spared the death penalty and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility...