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SDSU graduation rate growth proves advancements made over the past few years

by Cassidy McCombs, Senior Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Many seniors have their eyes locked on graduation, juniors are debating the final planning stages of their last year and other San Diego State students are continuing to build their resumes with internships and work experience...

‘A Quiet Place’ can help pave the way for people with disabilities in Hollywood

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A Quiet Place was released into theaters with rave reviews. While the film is an excellent thriller and is not an overly-stereotypical alien movie, the reviews lacked the core concept that made this movie so great. The fact t...

Judging one race for smoking marijuana while commending another for doing the same is wrong

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Since the legalization of marijuana in California and states across the country, stories about cannabis businesses and yoga-friendly weed activities have spread through the media. While the legalization of marijuana is long overdue, I...

Legalizing recreational marijuana use will not help minorities, but decriminalizing it can

by Julie Cappiello, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use, yet people are sitting in jail for marijuana-related convictions. The legalization of recreational use in nine states and decriminalization in 13 is not enough to fight the racial ...

Letter: Politicians, like anyone else, should be treated with respect

April 18, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am not writing this to support any political candidate. I am writing this to make a point about something that needs to change in our country. After taking a hiatus for a few months, an anonymous/nameless Twitter site is up again a...

Letter: Is retiring the Aztec Warrior worth the financial cost?

April 11, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The CSU system is involved in a budget crisis. Governor Jerry Brown’s 2019 budget provides $92 million in funding, which is only a third of what the CSU Trustees requested. Possible solutions to offset the lack of state fun...

Special Commentary: SDSU students deserve better counseling and psychological services

by Trish Hyde

April 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My freshmen year, I came to San Diego from 1,500 miles away, knowing no one but my roommate, whom I had met on our class of 2020 Facebook page. That idea is terrifying for most people, but I found it exhilarating — at first a...

Maya and Olmeca have poor living conditions, yet students pay same price as those in new dorms

by Chelsey Crowne, Contributor

April 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Not all living situations are equal, and none are more aware of this than the residents of Maya and Olmeca, two of San Diego State’s freshman dorms. Neither hall has been renovated since their construction in 1960, which has led to a wid...

Special Commentary: Building good credit will help students in the future

March 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

According to a Sallie Mae study, only 56 percent of American college students had a credit card in 2016. Less than 50 percent have ever viewed their credit reports. This is partially due to the Credit Card Accountability Respo...

Daily Aztec endorsements

by The Editorial Board

March 21, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

President: None Executive V.P.: None V.P. of Financial Affairs: None V.P. of External Relations: Latrel Powell V.P. of University Affairs: Anya Shutovska Each year, the editorial board of The Daily Aztec endorses...

U.S. is in crisis and turning to European ideals can be the solution

by Ryan Price, Contributor

March 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It was apparent after I spent a semester in Germany how negatively Americans are perceived by Europeans right now. Talking to a diverse range of Europeans made it clear people from all over the world are losing trust and resp...