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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...

It’s the tough times that truly make us stronger

by Cristian Alvarez, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We’ve all had moments in our lives where we’re uncertain of our future, and times when we feel like… well, failures. The worst part about these experiences is that sometimes we get stuck, regardless of the wonderful advice fro...

Let’s work on becoming more passionate people

by Jermelle MacLeod, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Passion is an intense enthusiasm for something or someone. It’s at the core of all great human accomplishments, along with self-importance and pride. But, when passion is allowed to rule and dictate every action, you will fin...

All black women are beautiful. Respect us.

by Jasmine Mouzon, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I was raised to feel comfortable and beautiful in my own skin. My mother would always make it a point to remind me that I was a black queen. So, by the time I got to college, my confidence was as high as it could possibly ...

African countries are slowly, but surely embracing feminism

by Suma Massaley, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My first exposure to feminism was my parents' relationship. My dad was an extreme anti-feminist. He was very patriarchal and conservative in his beliefs and practices. I attribute some of his beliefs and practices to the fact that ...

Homeless people deserve to be treated like human beings

by Angela Rojo, Contributor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Different countries, states, counties and cities take different approaches to tackling the issue of homelessness. Here in San Diego, the city provides a Homeless Outreach team and a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team ...

You don’t have to join a sorority to have a great college experience

by Angelena Lufrano, Contributor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My freshman year, I got to San Diego State with really no interest in rushing a sorority. I’ll admit, many of my ideas about them were shaped entirely by scenes from college movies like Legally Blonde or Sydney White, basically the s...

SDSU’s financial aid office should be more accessible to students

by Ashley Na, Contributor

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

San Diego State offers students diverse services and directories online — including those of campus services, safety services, human resources and parking. This is a way to help direct students to resolve a problem that ...

Equal crime deserves equal punishment

by Jasmine Mouzon, Contributor

August 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

How many times have you scrolled down your Twitter or Facebook timeline and seen that someone has been sentenced to a lengthy amount of prison time for selling marijuana? How often has this person been black? Now how many times ha...