The Daily Aztec

Dear California, stop voting for Democrats

by Miles Streicek, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I’m not telling you to become a Republican, but I am asking you to at least consider them, and independents, for our state leadership.

Trump’s nuclear talks are a nice gesture. But denuclearization isn’t going to happen

by Jermelle MacLeod, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Filed under Opinion

President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a nuclear summit in late February  — a nuclear summit is aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. Trump believes that this meeting will b...

Social media is seriously ruining our relationships

by Cristian Alvarez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As social media grows, it is also beginning to change life as we know it. People are becoming increasingly active on media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. Social media is defining this era by allowi...

Editorial: Journalism layoffs put democracy in danger

by The Editorial Board

January 30, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Showcase

The fourth estate, once again, is at stake. This last week was extremely disappointing and discouraging for journalists in the United States. Around 1,000 journalists were laid off by BuzzFeed and other media organizations ow...

Mr. President, my trans mom is fit to serve

by Will Fritz, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Disgust. Anger. Exasperation. These are some of the things I felt when my phone buzzed on Jan. 22 to notify me the Supreme Court had lifted the injunctions that were blocking the president’s decision to ban transgender people from...

Mr. President, end the shutdown

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the government shutdown enters a month and counting, democracy is nothing more than a cacophony of flaccid arguments drowned out by the egotistical mutterings of a man drunk on power. The shutdown, which has officially broken t...

Pay attention to the crisis in South Africa

by Miles Streicek, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Since the summer, the African National Congress government of South Africa, under president Cyril Ramaphosa, has been looking to make changes to their constitution to allow, the seizure of land without compensation.  They plan...

Time to act on climate change

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The United Nations came out with a report in October warning us if we don’t get our act together soon, the damage climate change will have on our planet will become irreversible.  The evidence of climate change has been mou...

Young people can make a difference in 2020

by Kemi Giwa, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Alas.  Campaign season has begun. Perhaps a bit early, to some — but for good reason, of course.  The primaries will be crowded, and each Democratic candidate knows they need to make their case to the American people....

We must celebrate all cultures

by Shalika Oza, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s time to celebrate our cultures, not spread hate. Growing up, I was raised with two different cultures. On one hand, I am Indian, something I am fiercely proud of, and on the other hand, I am also American. But,...

Support cruelty-free companies

by Kayla Henrikson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Cover Girl is the most recent company to proclaim themselves cruelty-free. Being cruelty-free means that a company does not test on animals, but after that, it can get a little complicated. This is an important change because if a bra...

It’s time to consider Constitution reform

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the midterm elections this past November, one party received 59 percent of the total vote for the US Senate. One party won two more Senate seats than the other. Those are two different parties. Despite a drastic advantage...