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Now entering the Twilight Zone of Facebook

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

It was a normal Wednesday night. I’m sitting in the living room with my roommate, stressing over the horror that is public relations, when I hear a booming sound escape from inside my other roommate’s bedroom. Just for reference, ...

San Diego winter is a joke

by Cami Buckman, Senior Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

There has been a heat wave in San Diego, and it seems like just yesterday San Diego residents were sporting their favorite winter beanies, boots and sweaters. Oh wait, that was yesterday. That’s right, it’s time to put awa...

Ryo Reviews: Rihanna gets personal in ‘Anti’

by Ryo Miyauchi, Arts & Lifestyle Editor

February 10, 2016

Filed under The Back Page

Rihanna’s public persona has crested into an icy cool since her last release, “Unapologetic.” Though her arresting ballad “Stay” won the most hearts out of any single on the record, she has been more known for her hot-hea...

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

Filed under The Back Page

'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...