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Predicting Kanye West’s new dad album

by Ryo Miyuachi, Arts & Lifestyle Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under The Back Page

Kanye West’s new album “Waves” will be out next week on Feb. 11, and this writer is hoping to hear the rapper release what could be considered his dad album. There’s no need for him to act any different in “Waves...

A thank you note to my backpack

by Olivia Litsey, Assistant Arts & Lifestyle Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

I bought my backpack before the fall of my freshman year. Like a sturdy mule carrying a migrant through an unforgiving desert land, my backpack has loyally supported me into my sixth semester at San Diego State. This bag has ...

We can be ‘Heroes’ like David Bowie

by Ryo Miyauchi, Arts & Lifestyle Editor

January 20, 2016

Filed under The Back Page

Recently I started to ask this icebreaker to new friends: “What’s your favorite David Bowie album?” The conversation starter was supposed to be all in good fun, though it now comes across a bit heartbreaking as the legendary...

Does parking ever really not suck?

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

San Diego State parking seems to be a widely discussed issue lately. Due to the increasing amount of students continuing to whine about parking, I think I’ve heard just about every single argument — both positive and negative...

A turkey-hater’s Thanksgiving struggle

by Cami Buckman, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

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'Tis the season for family feasting and overeating. While we all prepare to stretch our stomachs for many activities that Thanksgiving entails, I can’t help but loathe the pilgrims and their choice of food. To the pilgrims...

What I’ve learned going blue

by Ellen Rex, Contributor

November 10, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

henever you turn on the TV, read the news, or even browse through Facebook, you can usually find a few articles about the way people treat others differently based on physical appearance.   While I knew this was a common phenomenon,...

Professors might be evil

by Ellen Rex, Contributor

October 7, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Midterms. The dreaded time when professors finally get to sit in their offices, rub their hands together gleefully, let out an evil laugh or two and imagine the tears running down their students’ faces. As Elsa would say, “Co...

Take Carly Rae seriously

Take Carly Rae seriously

September 30, 2015

Summer in Shabby Land

by Cami Buckman, Staff Writer

September 16, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

While most Aztecs probably spent their summers sleeping in until the early afternoon hours or soaking in some sun, I spent my summer working as a ride operator at a shabby amusement park. As a child, do you remember the excitement...

To gym or not to gym

by Olivia Litsey, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

September 2, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

I have never been a person with any type of conscious commitment to staying in shape. In high school, regular team practices were no big deal. My freshman year at San Diego State was similar, because I was simply in the habit...

What it takes to be an Aztec

by Cami Buckman, Staff Writer

August 19, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Welcome to the beginning of your college career. Are you excited? I bet you’ve watched all of the college-genre movies, read all of the Buzzfeed articles and heard all of the anecdotes about “crazy college nights.” However,...

Meeting the man of my dreams

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

August 5, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

The easiest way to describe last weekend is relaxing—or lazy if you’d like to look on the negative side of life, but I believe myself to be an abundantly positive individual. It was a Saturday night, and I had been watching...