The Daily Aztec

Let’s treat all species with love, care and respect

by Shayne Jones, Contibutor

August 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

You are human, and you are not special. You are merely an epithelial layer encasing a randomly intricate tangle of organs which perpetuates an existence balanced precariously between life and death. Ok. So you are pretty sp...

I’m the editor-in-chief. Here’s my unsolicited advice to freshmen.

by Will Fritz, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2018

Filed under Freshmen Survival Guide, Opinion

You can do anything you can put your mind to. And never stop fighting. I know these sound like clichés, and that’s because they are. But they still ring true. They are, in fact, the two biggest pieces of advice I can give...

Why being an international student is rewarding

by Suma Massaley

August 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Some of you reading this are probably settling into your new dormitories or are in the process of boarding planes for maybe the first time away from home, or you’re taking that big step of driving away from mommy and daddy only ...

An open letter to this year’s incoming freshmen of color

by Divya Sriharan

August 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Deciding to come to San Diego State University was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I hope it soon becomes the same for you, if it isn’t already. As a person of color on a campus like SDSU, we all share a uniq...

Freshmen can be sustainable, too

by Angelena Lufrano

August 15, 2018

Filed under Freshmen Survival Guide, Opinion

Freshman year in the dorms means living away from home for probably the first time in your life, having roommates, sharing bathrooms and of course, meal plan. With all this change, tweaking your lifestyle to be more sustainabl...

Here’s why you shouldn’t stress, freshmen

by Shayne Jones

August 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

An unread message from the San Diego State University Office of Admissions flashes ostentatiously into your Google inbox. Hand trembling in anticipation, you scroll toward the illuminated portal holding the keys to your future, you...

Special commentary: Equal education for minorities still lacking, needs to be addressed

by Ana Vazquez

May 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Special Commentary

There are times when I walk to class, and I pay close attention to the faces I pass. I focus closely on the movements they make, their eyes, their hands and their hair. There are times when I walk to class, and I look at the w...

Letter: Students beware of fraud IRS calls

May 2, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I came out of class one day to find that I had a missing call on my phone. I was not familiar with the number, so I decided to listen to the voicemail the caller left. An automated voice said, "Hello, this is the IRS and we have pre...

Special commentary: Lack of voter involvement in A.S. elections more complex issue than it seems, editorial missed the mark

by Chloe Sension

May 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Special Commentary

The editorial about Associated Students elections published a few weeks ago fails to recognize the shared blame of the lack of involvement in the A.S. elections this semester, the ineffective A.S. governmental structure and th...

Why the arrest of a ‘Smallville’ star has me completely shook

by Will Fritz, News Editor

April 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I can’t remember how old I was when I watched “Smallville” for the first time. The show, which premiered in 2001, depicts the life of a teenage Superman. My father, ever the superhero dork, watched it throughout my childhood. I...