The Daily Aztec

The ‘American Dream’ is unattainable

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The American Dream was once attainable.   Back in the middle of the 20th century, more than 90 percent of 30-year-olds were receiving higher salaries than their parents had at that age. Today, that number is down to just ...

Media framing hurts female candidates

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion

You don’t need to vote for a female candidate come the primaries or election day. You don’t even have to like any of the female candidates. However, be aware of the media bias that permeates political coverage and often casts women in an unfairly negative light.

No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not exist

by Jermelle Macleod, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

You read the headline correctly. Toxic masculinity doesn’t exist. Traits that one person considers toxic, may not be to another person; the entire phrase is based on a subjective scale with absolutely no objective g...

We shouldn’t assume gender neutrality

by Hannah Goldstone, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I want to make it clear that I am coming from a middle-class background, I am a heterosexual cis-gendered female, and this is my outsider opinion: I respect gender neutrality. I respect using the preferred pronouns that alig...

Americans don’t want Medicare for All

by Dylan Meisner, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Heading into the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, one policy proposal that seems to be getting an inordinate amount of attention is the proposed expansion of Medicare to all Americans, or Medicare for all.  This plan...

The GSP doesn’t measure journalistic skills

by Anna Fiorino, Contributor

March 6, 2019

Filed under Opinion

  Journalism and media studies pre-majors have three attempts to pass the Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation test. According to the School of Journalism and Media Studies, “The Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) test is a way to det...

Editorial: Today, we stand with the black community

by The Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On Feb. 27, we published our Black History issue. Three days later, on March 2, Rillo Moons was visiting San Diego State’s campus and happened to be recording a video while a group of people drove past the Black Resource Center ...

Fast food accessibility is a public health issue

by Karlene Sanchez, Contributor

February 27, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The accessibility of fast food restaurants in America has become a public health issue. Americans are never out of options. For example, wherever I go, it’s not difficult finding a nearby McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Carl...

Black hair reflects black history

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Though I celebrate my Blackness yearlong, February is my favorite month to remind people about the great things Black people have contributed to society. From George Washington Carver making innovations to peanut butter to Langston Hughes...

Democrats owe their success to black women

by Kemi Giwa, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Although we are less than two years away from the highly-anticipated election year,  any polls predicting or making definite statements about who the Democratic frontrunners will be or even who the nominee will be are meaning...

Universities need to address mental illness

February 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As many of us already know, mental illness is a growing problem. With social media seen as a staple routine in teenagers’ lives, mental illnesses seem to be much more common. A growing concern throughout institutions ...

The Green New Deal is a terrible idea

by Miles Streicek, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

On Feb. 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts submitted a resolution to Congress calling for the creation of the Green New Deal. The proposal is an extreme 10-year plan to restructure American ...