The Daily Aztec

Dating in college isn’t necessarily a bad thing

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dating for college students. Now that is a million dollar idea. When I was about to fly the coop to embark on my big four years, my mom basically had one, single piece of advice for me: Don’t get into a relationship. Y...

Put down your phone, focus on staying safe

by Hannah Goldstone, Contributor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It seems like robbery, and other crimes have died down around campus and the surrounding neighborhoods. But that’s not to say you should rest easy. People are too trusting and too oblivious to the possible dangers and perils outsid...

Knowledge gets rid of any and all fear

by Jermelle MacLeod, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. By this definition, we all have fear. But the root of this fear isn’t the fear itself, b...

Makeup companies still miss the mark when it comes to inclusivity

by Shalika Oza, Contributor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty foundation line took the world by storm with its stunning 40 shades. Ranging from really fair to really deep, the world was finally experiencing a significant change in the beauty industry. Though the...

Vegan culture is harmful and toxic, that’s why I left

by Kayla Henrikson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We have all heard the jokes about how vegans just have to let you know that they’re vegan, right? Or what about the joke that suggests they are constantly trying to guilt trip you into being vegan? While they are jokes, I ...

Female masturbation is not only liberating, but also completely normal

by Catherine Van Weele, Contributor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

According to many people, female masturbation is a dirty and shameful act — something women are not to do.  And yet a 2018 report conducted by TENGA, a sexual wellness company, shows that over three-fourths of women in the U...

Kanye West is cancelled and we should all stop supporting him

by Sydney Karlos, Contributor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Kanye West is arguably one of the most controversial artists in the world. From interrupting Taylor Swift on stage at the MTV awards to marrying Kim Kardashian, he has certainly had his share of controversy. And, lately it seems...

The NFL is keeping black players from exercising their free speech

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Colin Kaepernick has now been blackballed from the NFL for more than a year now. This isn’t because he isn’t a talented quarterback, or because he’s getting old. This is only because he decided to take a knee in an effort to ...

Let’s change the way we think about homelessness

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

It’s a reaction as visceral as it is unfounded. Walking down El Cajon Boulevard, your periphery registers a hunched figure meekly presenting a cardboard box flap that advertises two arbitrary yet incisive choice words: Anyt...

Olmeca lives up to its terrible reputation

by Shalika Oza, Contributor

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Movies and television shows make college living seem like a dream. And though I was not that idealistic and optimistic, I knew that no matter where I went to college my dorm room would  be decent, not magical, but decent. ...

Prop D will fix the county’s electoral system

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

After decades of being a Republican stronghold, San Diego County has been slowly shifting to the left over the course of the last 10 years. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama broke a Republican winning streak ...

I wholeheartedly believe Dr. Blasey Ford

by Angelena Lufrano, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last week, both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh went in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and essentially, the entire world to provide testimony and answer questions from a prosecutor and members of the...