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Social media stars dim the issues

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Pop culture celebrities who are aware of their popularity on social media are monetizing Hollywood’s toxic culture while their young followers are perpetuating the cycle.

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Study abroad requirement creates hardships for students

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Studying abroad is the new black. What used to be a program required for international majors has now become a stereotypical experience for most college students. While most students seem to capitalize on the opportunity to spend...

Letter: May Day walk-out advocates for important causes

April 26, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

For many decades May Day was celebrated as International Workers’ Day in most countries around the world except for the country of its birth, the United States. 2006 suddenly put the holiday back on the map in the U.S. in a...

Greek life is more than just parties

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Greek life has more to it than meets the eye

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Missing D.C. girls are more than a hashtag

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Natalee Holloway and Elizabeth Smart were household names growing up. I was young, but I vividly remember my parents pointing to these girls as reasons for me to stay home instead of attending my classmate’s birthday party or...

Students pay for their dorms, so why are they locked out during breaks?

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

San Diego State requires non-local freshmen to live on campus during their first year. The new “Sophomore Success” program will also require non-local sophomores to live on campus, beginning with the 2017 freshman class. On-campus...

MMA fighters risk their lives to ‘make weight’

by Danny Dyer, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Mixed Martial Arts have ballooned into an international phenomenon over the past decade. Whether it is the cobra-like ground gyrations of Jujutsu, the mighty body slams of Judo or the crowd-favored fist fight exchanges, MMA is...

Technology is not the ‘death of dating’

by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

So we switched dinner and a movie to “Netflix and chill” – so what?

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Passover an opportunity to reflect on priorities

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Passover isn’t merely a dietary change, but rather a holiday that promotes connection and unity.

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Transgender day of visibility highlights civil and human rights

by Chloe O'Rourke, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Transgender day of visibility is not just a day to acknowledge trans individuals, but a day to come together and support a community under attack. Over the past year trans rights have been scaled back, from being denied access...

What is the true cost of cheap eats?

by Cassidy McCombs, Contributor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Who doesn’t want to find a local food joint that serves authentically tasty cheap food? Many online food blogs have grown in popularity by releasing lists that feature cheap spots with food — such as street tacos or tikka...