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Long-acting reversible contraceptives a safe alternative

by Cassidy McCombs, Contributor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With administration threats to defund Planned Parenthood and drastically alter the Affordable Care Act, many women are revisiting their birth control options. Of the numerous methods available, Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives...

Letter: A.S. resolution conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

March 6, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Not only would this measure stifle legitimate free speech, it would ironically label Jewish individuals that speak out agianst Israel as anti-Semites themselves.

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Rape jokes have no place in political discourse

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

March 1, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Judd Apatow’s recent stand-up comedy appearance promoting a new HBO project was yet another example of blatant Hollywood hypocrisy. During his routine, Apatow took aim at the election. He said he felt like he had just been raped,...

Irresponsible students should ‘GoFund’ themselves

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

GoFundMe was launched seven years ago as a creative way to fundraise. Donation bins have become a thing of the past and crowdfunding has become the fastest way to raise money for important causes. “Most people use GoFundMe to...

Death penalty repeal worth revisiting

by Chloe O'Rourke, Contributor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

More than half the world’s prison population is incarcerated in U.S. prisons — the highest rate in the developed world. Almost 3,000 of them languish on death row. Capital punishment is an archaic method of punishment for...

Despite Trump, transgender youth still protected under Title IX

by Sydney Sweeney, Senior Staff Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week President Donald Trump rescinded Department of Education instructions to public schools outlining policy meant to protect transgender students by allowing them to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity....

Ivanka Trump’s brand rightfully out of fashion

by Sydney Sweeney, Senior Staff Columnist

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In both design and price, Ivanka Trump garments – ironically made in China and Hong Kong – are ordinary and comparable to those of cheaper labels sold at Kohl’s or J.C. Penny.

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SDSU Journalism students must look outside JMS program to learn select skills

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“In one semester abroad, I felt more prepared for my future career as a magazine journalist than in all my time at State combined.”

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When is ‘OK’ sex not ‘OK?’

by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

February 22, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

People’s sexual desires are often different, and what might seem normal to one is completely taboo to another.

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Protests are fine, but it’s action that affects change

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Real change is realized only when people aren’t merely part-time activists who fall back into passivity once the hype of a situation dies down.

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