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A.S. resolution combats anti-Semitism, not free speech

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

March 16, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

There have been several anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish students at SDSU during the last few years.

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Readily available HIV-prevantative drug not well known or publicized

by Andrea López-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) according to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report found 51 percent of those people were unaware...

Long-acting reversible contraceptives a safe alternative

by Cassidy McCombs, Contributor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With administration threats to defund Planned Parenthood and drastically alter the Affordable Care Act, many women are revisiting their birth control options. Of the numerous methods available, Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives...

Letter: A.S. resolution conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

March 6, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Not only would this measure stifle legitimate free speech, it would ironically label Jewish individuals that speak out agianst Israel as anti-Semites themselves.

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Rape jokes have no place in political discourse

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

March 1, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Judd Apatow’s recent stand-up comedy appearance promoting a new HBO project was yet another example of blatant Hollywood hypocrisy. During his routine, Apatow took aim at the election. He said he felt like he had just been raped,...

Irresponsible students should ‘GoFund’ themselves

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

GoFundMe was launched seven years ago as a creative way to fundraise. Donation bins have become a thing of the past and crowdfunding has become the fastest way to raise money for important causes. “Most people use GoFundMe to...

Death penalty repeal worth revisiting

by Chloe O'Rourke, Contributor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

More than half the world’s prison population is incarcerated in U.S. prisons — the highest rate in the developed world. Almost 3,000 of them languish on death row. Capital punishment is an archaic method of punishment for...

Despite Trump, transgender youth still protected under Title IX

by Sydney Sweeney, Senior Staff Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week President Donald Trump rescinded Department of Education instructions to public schools outlining policy meant to protect transgender students by allowing them to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity....