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Letter: USD students should hold university accountable through #MeToo movement

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

If you have watched the #MeToo movement unfold around the nation, but have no clue how it affects you directly on a daily basis, you’re not alone. That was me, until a few weeks ago, when I sat down with a friend and heard fo...

U.S. intervention in Syria will do more harm than good

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The U.S. appears to be inching closer to an intervention in Syria. The recent airstrikes carried out by the U.S., along with the United Kingdom and France, combined with open talk of a confrontation against Syria and its allies by President Donald Tru...

Special Commentary: Some university public spaces need a transformation

by Tim Briggs

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The University has ambitious plans for the future of the San Diego State campus.  San Diego voters will be asked to approve a ballot initiative authorizing the sale of the former Qualcomm Stadium site to SDSU in November.  If ...

SDSU graduation rate growth proves advancements made over the past few years

by Cassidy McCombs, Senior Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Many seniors have their eyes locked on graduation, juniors are debating the final planning stages of their last year and other San Diego State students are continuing to build their resumes with internships and work experience...

‘A Quiet Place’ can help pave the way for people with disabilities in Hollywood

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A Quiet Place was released into theaters with rave reviews. While the film is an excellent thriller and is not an overly-stereotypical alien movie, the reviews lacked the core concept that made this movie so great. The fact t...

Judging one race for smoking marijuana while commending another for doing the same is wrong

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Since the legalization of marijuana in California and states across the country, stories about cannabis businesses and yoga-friendly weed activities have spread through the media. While the legalization of marijuana is long overdue, I...

Legalizing recreational marijuana use will not help minorities, but decriminalizing it can

by Julie Cappiello, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use, yet people are sitting in jail for marijuana-related convictions. The legalization of recreational use in nine states and decriminalization in 13 is not enough to fight the racial ...

Letter: Politicians, like anyone else, should be treated with respect

April 18, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am not writing this to support any political candidate. I am writing this to make a point about something that needs to change in our country. After taking a hiatus for a few months, an anonymous/nameless Twitter site is up again a...

Letter: Is retiring the Aztec Warrior worth the financial cost?

April 11, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The CSU system is involved in a budget crisis. Governor Jerry Brown’s 2019 budget provides $92 million in funding, which is only a third of what the CSU Trustees requested. Possible solutions to offset the lack of state fun...

Special Commentary: SDSU students deserve better counseling and psychological services

by Trish Hyde

April 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My freshmen year, I came to San Diego from 1,500 miles away, knowing no one but my roommate, whom I had met on our class of 2020 Facebook page. That idea is terrifying for most people, but I found it exhilarating — at first a...

Maya and Olmeca have poor living conditions, yet students pay same price as those in new dorms

by Chelsey Crowne, Contributor

April 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Not all living situations are equal, and none are more aware of this than the residents of Maya and Olmeca, two of San Diego State’s freshman dorms. Neither hall has been renovated since their construction in 1960, which has led to a wid...