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Natalie O’Neal: ‘I’m exhausted’

June 26, 2020

Uncomfortable, enlightening and confusing are all words that describe what it feels like to be a Black woman at SDSU.  I was taught all my life to achieve a level of unattainable perfection in everything I do and to act a cer...

Dr. Bonnie Reddick: ‘Get your knees off our necks’

by Dr. Bonnie Reddick

June 25, 2020

Activist and lawyer Bryan Stevenson once said, “hopelessness is the enemy of justice."  It is so hard to be hopeful when my Black skin is a weapon.  It is so hard to be hopeful when I see a rogue President, Attorney General, Majorit...

Kayla McLeod: ‘Whether it’s trees or knees, they’re still lynching us’

by Kayla McLeod

June 22, 2020

I am a Black woman in America. No justice, no peace is what the people chant in the streets. No justice, no peace are the words pounding in my head when I try to go to sleep. Why my people? Why do we have to die? All because ...

There are more factors that go into success than just being hardworking

by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

When I was younger I had always dreamed of doing something absolutely extraordinary in my life. As I got older, the clocked ticked on and my aspirations seemed to expire. I am now 19, and I am too old to be a child prodigy in classical...

College graduates, let’s learn to listen to others even when we disagree

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Finishing college is a milestone in our academic journeys. Many of us have been going to school since kindergarten without any breaks. Graduating means transitioning away from an atmosphere of consistent learning, which may require som...

Former writer apologizes for previous opinion story about gender neutrality

by Hannah Goldstone

April 30, 2020

Editor's Note: This is an apology issued by Hannah Goldstone, a former staff writer for The Daily Aztec, in reference to an opinion story titled "We shouldn't assume gender neutrality" that ran on March 13, 2019. Dear Community, ...

Anti-lockdown movement puts conservative America’s toxic distrust in experts on display

by Dylan Meisner, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

As Americans hunker down in our homes, trying to weather the viral storm of COVID-19, some Americans from all around the country have taken to the streets to protest in favor of reopening the American economy. These operations are l...