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Missing D.C. girls are more than a hashtag

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Natalee Holloway and Elizabeth Smart were household names growing up. I was young, but I vividly remember my parents pointing to these girls as reasons for me to stay home instead of attending my classmate’s birthday party or...

Students pay for their dorms, so why are they locked out during breaks?

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

San Diego State requires non-local freshmen to live on campus during their first year. The new “Sophomore Success” program will also require non-local sophomores to live on campus, beginning with the 2017 freshman class. On-campus...

MMA fighters risk their lives to ‘make weight’

by Danny Dyer, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Mixed Martial Arts have ballooned into an international phenomenon over the past decade. Whether it is the cobra-like ground gyrations of Jujutsu, the mighty body slams of Judo or the crowd-favored fist fight exchanges, MMA is...

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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Transgender day of visibility highlights civil and human rights

by Chloe O'Rourke, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Transgender day of visibility is not just a day to acknowledge trans individuals, but a day to come together and support a community under attack. Over the past year trans rights have been scaled back, from being denied access...

What is the true cost of cheap eats?

by Cassidy McCombs, Contributor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Who doesn’t want to find a local food joint that serves authentically tasty cheap food? Many online food blogs have grown in popularity by releasing lists that feature cheap spots with food — such as street tacos or tikka...

Trendy photo-ops distract from genuine experiences

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

San Diego is home to tons of unique restaurants, bars, coffee shops and murals — places that make for great Instagram pictures. Many have been labeled as “trendy” spots to Instagram in various magazines and blogs. Take a...

Trump budget proposal an assault on arts and culture

by Sydney Sweeney, Senior Staff Columnist

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump thinks arts and culture are trivial. At least that is what he is communicating to Americans. Last week his administration released a partial outline of the 2018 federal budget that threatens four independent cultural...

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ puts taboos to the test

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Staff Columnist

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test,” goes the famous line from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney took it literally this time in its just released live-action adaptation. Usually Disney s...

Universities should be prepared to step up if Planned Parenthood’s funding is cut

by Chloe O'Rourke, Contributor

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of the most heated current political debates concerns the issue of Planned Parenthood and female reproductive rights. Planned Parenthood has been providing services to women since 1970, but after the recent election the o...