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Textbook price hike makes students break a sweat

by Chloe O’Rourke, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A new semester means new expenses, from tuition and housing to parking passes. Many of these expenses can be overcome by financial aid and outside scholarships. But, with another tuition increase, it can be more difficult for fa...

Studying abroad is a necessary college experience for all

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

September 3, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

A regret many adults have following their college education may be not having spent time abroad. Whether it be studying, interning or working in another country, nothing should stop a student from spending time abroad. This ...

Passive social media responses to Charlottesville inadequate, assertiveness is required

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor

August 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It has been a week and the deluge of social media posts about Charlottesville finally begin to dwindle. Reactions to the violence and bold-faced racism were understandable. It has been half a century since the Civil Rights...

Resurfaced tweets reveal bigotry and disturbing levels of anti-Semitism too close to home

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Columnist

August 25, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

The United States is unrecognizable. America’s reality is now that of a nation afflicted with violent protests and rabid discrimination. Charlottesville, Virginia exposed itself as a cesspool for neo-Nazis and the Klu Klux ...

There is no second chance for a first (year) impression

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  The first year of college is an anxiety inducing yet exciting time, filled with decisions and new experiences. Everything is new and the first few weeks are crucial. Everyone wants to find the place they feel they b...

A letter to the freshman class of 2021

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshmen: Freshman year was one of the most difficult transitions ever. Not because I was leaving my family or childhood friends, but because it was the official transition into adulthood. Regardless, it has been th...

Transfer students are San Diego State’s hidden gems

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Generally speaking, most college freshmen experience a mixture of anxiety, excitement and anticipation prefacing their first semester. The possibilities are endless; new friends, crazy roommates, romantic interests a...

Choosing a major based on passion rather than stability leads to happiness

by Jordan Rubin, Contributor

August 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Life doesn’t have to be about making money or having a specific job title. Passion for a career and life activities allows life to be most enjoyable. Being a college student forced with choosing a major can be very stressful,...

Regardless of Professor Graubart’s comments, threats are unnecessary and halt progression

by Victor Beck, Contributor

August 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

San Diego State University professor Jonathan Graubart faced major criticism after his controversial comments regarding Senator John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis. Graubart took to Facebook to express annoyance with...