The Daily Aztec

The NFL is keeping black players from exercising their free speech

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Colin Kaepernick has now been blackballed from the NFL for more than a year now. This isn’t because he isn’t a talented quarterback, or because he’s getting old. This is only because he decided to take a knee in an effort to ...

Let’s change the way we think about homelessness

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

It’s a reaction as visceral as it is unfounded. Walking down El Cajon Boulevard, your periphery registers a hunched figure meekly presenting a cardboard box flap that advertises two arbitrary yet incisive choice words: Anyt...

Olmeca lives up to its terrible reputation

by Shalika Oza, Contributor

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Movies and television shows make college living seem like a dream. And though I was not that idealistic and optimistic, I knew that no matter where I went to college my dorm room would  be decent, not magical, but decent. ...

Prop D will fix the county’s electoral system

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

After decades of being a Republican stronghold, San Diego County has been slowly shifting to the left over the course of the last 10 years. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama broke a Republican winning streak ...

I wholeheartedly believe Dr. Blasey Ford

by Angelena Lufrano, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last week, both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh went in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and essentially, the entire world to provide testimony and answer questions from a prosecutor and members of the...

Honesty is a virtue that is slowly fading from society

by Jermelle MacLeod, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Honesty is a virtue that is fading from our society. People are constantly saying things they don’t mean, doing things they don’t love and tolerating people they find intolerable. Honesty is one of the most important and...

America has a severe gun problem right now

by Sydney Karlos, Contributor

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This year alone there has been 10 major school shootings, each involving multiple fatalities. Think about this for a second. We are nine months into 2018 already, and already, ten different times, a man has brought a weapon ...

Parents, please vaccinate your children

by Kayla Henrikson, Contributor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Vaccines are one of the may miracles of modern medicine. With vaccines we’re able to prevent diseases that kill millions of people. It’s truly incredible. However, despite the advancements of modern medicine, and the proven...

The body positive movement is problematic in many ways

by Catherine Van Weele, Contributor

September 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The body positive has proven to be a boisterous social movement. One that aims for women and girls to love their bodies no matter what size they are.  While good in theory, the body positive movement has been largely problematic du...

Women, our independence is in jeopardy…again.

by Kemi Giwa, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With all the chaos upending Washington right now, the topic of abortion and the status of Roe v. Wade has recentered itself and become the topic of much conversation. Controlling a woman’s body is the absolute definition of  pat...

Growing up Afro-Latina, and learning to embrace both identities

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

According to the 2017 U.S. Census, more than 9 million people in our country identify as multiracial. I am one of those 9 million people. I am black and Mexican.  my mother is Mexican American and my dad is African American....

Twitter made the right decision by banning Alex Jones

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Not too long ago, Infowars founder, talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was permanently banned from Twitter. This is the latest in a series of such bans of Jones and Infowars across social media, ranging from heav...