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Trendy photo-ops distract from genuine experiences

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

San Diego is home to tons of unique restaurants, bars, coffee shops and murals — places that make for great Instagram pictures. Many have been labeled as “trendy” spots to Instagram in various magazines and blogs. Take a...

Trump budget proposal an assault on arts and culture

by Sydney Sweeney, Senior Staff Columnist

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump thinks arts and culture are trivial. At least that is what he is communicating to Americans. Last week his administration released a partial outline of the 2018 federal budget that threatens four independent cultural...

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ puts taboos to the test

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Staff Columnist

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test,” goes the famous line from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney took it literally this time in its just released live-action adaptation. Usually Disney s...

Universities should be prepared to step up if Planned Parenthood’s funding is cut

by Chloe O'Rourke, Contributor

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of the most heated current political debates concerns the issue of Planned Parenthood and female reproductive rights. Planned Parenthood has been providing services to women since 1970, but after the recent election the o...

Readily available HIV-prevantative drug not well known or publicized

by Andrea López-Villafaña, Mundo Azteca Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Grabbing Back, Opinion

More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) according to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report found 51 percent of those people were unaware...

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...