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Social media stars dim the issues

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Pop culture celebrities who are aware of their popularity on social media are monetizing Hollywood’s toxic culture while their young followers are perpetuating the cycle.

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Technology is not the ‘death of dating’

by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

So we switched dinner and a movie to “Netflix and chill” – so what?

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Passover an opportunity to reflect on priorities

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Passover isn’t merely a dietary change, but rather a holiday that promotes connection and unity.

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A.S. resolution combats anti-Semitism, not free speech

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

March 16, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

There have been several anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish students at SDSU during the last few years.

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Readily available HIV-prevantative drug not well known or publicized

by Andrea López-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) according to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report found 51 percent of those people were unaware...

Rape jokes have no place in political discourse

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

March 1, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Judd Apatow’s recent stand-up comedy appearance promoting a new HBO project was yet another example of blatant Hollywood hypocrisy. During his routine, Apatow took aim at the election. He said he felt like he had just been raped,...

When is ‘OK’ sex not ‘OK?’

by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

February 22, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

People’s sexual desires are often different, and what might seem normal to one is completely taboo to another.

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Despite questionable quality, ‘Fifty Shades’ resonates with audiences

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Another film from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise, “Fifty Shades Darker,” was released just in time for Valentine’s day. For many, the series of novels have become a socially acceptable form of pornography, and...

Don’t cave to commercial pressure on Valentine’s Day

by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

February 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

In Spanish, Valentine’s Day is known as El día del amor y la amistad, which translates to “friendship and love day.” Growing up, that meant friends and family would tell each other how much they appreciated one another and s...