The Daily Aztec

Dollar voting is another way to impact change

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

With the highly contentious 2018 midterm elections, voting was emphasized from all sorts of political groups from both the left and the right. However, most political organizations fail to recognize the power of voting with...

President, Congress need to stop stoking fear on guns, start enacting gun legislation

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Within this past year, America has made sure to maintain its tradition of being known for its mass shootings and lunatic gun holders. According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 314 mass shooting incidents ...

Journalists, we must not be silenced

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As demagogy rouses an oil-mongering economy, modern journalism is clambering to find steady footing. And by ‘steady footing,’ I mean asylum. And by ‘asylum,’ I mean refuge from murder and dismemberment. In late ...

Vote if you can, for those who can’t

by Shalika Oza, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s been a few days since the midterm elections, but I didn't vote. Not because I didn't want to, but because I am not old enough. Though I do believe that using your voice is a good thing, at this point using my voice feels pointless...

Don’t rely on Social Security

by Miles Streicek, Contributor

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Many of us young people don’t really think about eventually growing old. It’s not that we aren’t thinking about our future — that’s why we’re in college — but we only think about our future careers and hardly a...

Romantic relationships are officially over

by Jermelle MacLeod, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Relationships mean absolutely nothing in today’s society because everybody is afraid of commitment and rejection, everybody believes human nature is fundamentally good and men are too afraid to approach women. People are a...

Stop getting so easily offended

by Hannah Goldstone, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Earlier in October, I was devastated to learn that Apu Nahasapeemapetilon would be cut from “The Simpsons.” Fortunately, it turned out to be just rumors. The controversy and criticism of Apu surfaced after the 2017 docume...

We must protect our Great Barrier Reef

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Sun-pierced water hugging the tanned Australian coastline tickles a reef ripe with corals painted fuchsia, emerald and cerulean. Orange and white striped Clown fish dodge in and out of their tingly anemone bungalows while wr...

Right-wing fear mongering is jeopardizing America’s safety

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last month, America woke up to the news that explosives were sent to the households of prominent left-of-center political figures including the Clintons, the Obamas and George Soros, as well as the offices of CNN, which has been cr...

Stop ‘cancelling’ people, help them learn

by Angela Rojo, Contributor

November 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

You’re cancelled.”  This might be one of the most feared phrases in 2018, especially if you’re someone with a large platform.  “Cancelled” is one of the newest terms to be added to the social-media-slang dictionary.  It’s ta...

Reclaiming slurs is a form of resisting oppression

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Slut.  Faggot.  Retard.  Chink.  Dyke.  Bitch.  Whore.  Redskin.  Cunt.  These are some of many derogatory terms that have been used to oppress and terrorize minority and marginalized groups.   Many of these words hold strong historical val...

Capital punishment is an outdated concept

by Kayla Henrikson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 11, Washington state abolished the death penalty. As a person born and raised in the good old Evergreen State, it felt good to know I would be coming home to such good news. However, though I’m from Washington, I go...