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Anthony Berteaux, Assistant Opinion Editor

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Campus activists silent in face of anti-Semitic author

September 23, 2016

An author accused of making anti-Semitic statements has been invited to speak at San Diego State. On Sept. 29, SDSU’s Students for Justice in Palestine...

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Clinton’s platform reflective of progressive, intersectional feminism

September 14, 2016

When Hillary Clinton spoke at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund dinner about the intersection of reproductive rights, economic inequality and systemic racism...

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Pro/Con: Group protects ‘wrongfully accused’

September 18, 2015

Pro By Anthony Berteaux When Title IX was signed into law by President Nixon on June 23, 1972, for all intents and purposes, Title IX had a noble...

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Do more for depressed college students

Do more for depressed college students

August 26, 2015

Shortly after Robin Williams’ suicide, clinical psychologist Michael Friedman offered sobering commentary about the illness that perhaps triggered the...

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Take pride in the rainbow flag

August 5, 2015

For the past eight years, San Diego State has hosted a rainbow flag raising ceremony to kick off the summer’s pride festivities. Each year, the flag...

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A genocide centennial demands recognition

April 28, 2015

It was four months ago when I first heard the words, “Armenian genocide.” I was standing outside of an Armenian Christian church in the Old City...

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A not-so-straight sexual assault dialogue

April 16, 2015

The discourse surrounding college sexual assault this past year has addressed valid points about how complicated and pervasive the issue has become across...

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Anti-Semitic posts divest from social progress

Anti-Semitic posts divest from social progress

April 14, 2015

For many modern day Jews across the world, April is a time to reflect upon the historic perseverance of the Jewish people in the face of adversity and...

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Safety policies need freshening

April 9, 2015

Each year, incoming students have many initial perceptions about the institution they are about to become a part of. San Diego State is often associated...

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Combat hate with compassion

March 23, 2015

Whenever evangelical extremists come to San Diego State, to preach their sermons of “whoredom” and “sodomy,” there always seems to be a crowd that...

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Jenna Mackey, Photo Editor

Various issues reflect SDSU’s democratic nature

March 16, 2015

The foundation of any fundamental democracy hinges on the right of citizen engagement. Should leadership fail to address and resolve relevant issues that...

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Muslim feminism unveiled

March 9, 2015

When we talk women’s rights within a religious context, Islam is not the first to come to mind. When the conversation further proceeds to women’s...

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Japanese bar takes guests on a trip

Japanese bar takes guests on a trip

March 5, 2015

It’s been four years since I left Japan, and I haven’t been able to find a restaurant that perfectly encapsulates the perfect feeling of “home”...

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Media reports assault values

March 2, 2015

It was not very long ago I wrote an opinion column demanding for Greek Life, in all of its debauchery, to be eliminated from the face of San Diego State....

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[VIDEO] Stoking the Fire: Patricia Arquette and feminism

February 25, 2015

This week Anthony Berteaux and Emelly Navarro talk about Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech at the Oscars and the recent praise, and flak, she's received...

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Learn black history to change the future

February 24, 2015

In the wake of the events of Ferguson, it’s hard to look at black history month and marvel about the progress we’ve made in the U.S. At times like...

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Forget the ‘right to forget’

February 23, 2015

The human mind is a complex uncertainty. Our memories, and the process in which we remember and forget, are complicated processes mired in subjective...

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Divestment compromises academic integrity

February 16, 2015

I used to believe in divestment. Like many students who are allured by the social justice narrative of divestment, I believed that San Diego State divesting...

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Access to privilege exists in more ways than one

February 8, 2015

One could argue that I’m the “token minority.” I’m Japanese, part African American and gay; three minorities who, historically, haven't exactly...

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Student paper bites at censorship

February 2, 2015

The senseless terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the new year forced many people to ask legitimate questions about the price we pay for freedom...

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Time to abolish Greek corruptions

January 26, 2015

In 1986, it was in response to a series of rape allegations and alcohol abuse occurring at San Diego State fraternities that Vice President of Student...

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Scrutinizing sports salaries

December 8, 2014

President Hirshman has once again become the center of controversy as he becomes criticized for receiving yet another pay hike to add 3 percent to his...

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Students brew craft beer future

December 4, 2014

To beer or not to beer? That is the question for many students figuring out their class schedules for the spring semester. However, we’re not talking...

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Respect feminism for its rightful meaning

December 1, 2014

"Are you like, a feminist or something?" This is often the joke made when one of my friends and I discuss women’s rights and gender equality. Without...

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Review: Dear White People, satire addressing real-life racism

Review: Dear White People, satire addressing real-life racism

November 24, 2014

As the end credits of “Dear White People” began to roll, I snapped back to reality. Alongside the names of the people involved in the film was a montage...

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Unpopular opinions spur student dialogue

November 24, 2014

As opinion writers for this fine paper, receiving enraged accusatory comments is a weekly norm. There is a constant flow of livid messages and dispersed...

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Consent bill hinders judicial rights

November 20, 2014

Earlier this summer, in light of a dismal sexual assault audit conducted on schools across the nation, I wrote a column praising Senate Bill 967 — famously...

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Noodle protest goes limp

November 13, 2014

College is an investment whether we like it or not. It’s a huge risk dishing out thousands of dollars on top of the blood, sweat and tears for our education....

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Aztecs hurt school image

November 10, 2014

Racist, transphobic, sexist and classist: These are all words I’ve heard this semester used synonymously with San Diego State. As a student here, I can’t...

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Economic gains drive Ebola panic

November 3, 2014

If you've taken any basic economic class, you should know by now our society subsists on a system of supply and demand. The theory concludes that in a...

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Aztec donates five second-chances

October 27, 2014

The loss of Sarah Stelzer has brought on internal reflection for many students about themselves. We’ve come to think about the fragility of life, the...

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Raise the standards, raise the pay

October 20, 2014

The dialogue surrounding faculty compensation has for far too long been treated with deafening silence. Our knowledge, and therefore our opinion, on faculty...

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Die-in protests fuel the fire

October 16, 2014

Remembering is an act that’s integral to our humanity. This specifically, applies to conflicts and tragedies that shatter every assumption we’ve...

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Monica Linzmeier, Photo Editor

Rally around the Warrior

October 6, 2014

I've never been much of a sports guy. If anything, I try to keep my San Diego State game visits to a minimum. But even I can’t deny the few times...

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Orwellian privacy invasion

October 2, 2014

On Sept. 18, a San Diego judge denied technological entrepreneur Michael Robertson’s request to access his own license plate data from police scanners....

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High rank sets low value

High rank sets low value

September 29, 2014

As Aztecs, we are living in the golden age that is San Diego State. As a public school, we are quickly climbing the ranks and getting notable mentions...

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DEI President German Pineda and Employment Analyst Paul Salace discuss ways students can get jobs.

Get Involved: the post-grad job search begins now

September 25, 2014

The common misconception among undergraduate students in college is that pursuits for a post-graduation career, in the form of internship experiences and...

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[VIDEO] All About that Skinny-Hating?

September 24, 2014

What do you think about Meghan Trainor's hit pop song "All About That Bass?" Do you think it's a great anthem for loving your body, a song that encourages...

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Crime alerts: racism or reality?

September 22, 2014

Nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights movement, without a doubt, our country is still at war with itself when it comes to racial and injustice issues...

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Net neutrality not so neutral

Net neutrality not so neutral

September 20, 2014

Chances are everyone in college has done three things: breathed, taken a dump and starred at a loading screen. If you’ve been on the Internet in...

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Protestors

Protests drive hate crime

September 15, 2014

Over the summer when I wrote an article condemning a hateful meme posted by our school’s branch of Students for Justice in Palestine, I was oblivious...

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EBA Vandalism

Mental illness in need of dialogue

September 8, 2014

Let’s be real Aztecs, when we heard the reported news about the naked 53-year-old man eating toothpaste and vandalizing the Education and Business Administation...

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James Foley

Tragedy hinders legacy

September 6, 2014

After a couple hours of scavenging the underground of the internet, I finally found James Foley’s execution video. It was with precaution that I watched...

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Gay isn’t a free pass to harass

August 28, 2014

As San Diego State comes under scrutiny this year following the recent sexual assault audit, students have to rethink how to define sexual assault. For...

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Pride sugarcoats the struggles of progress

August 21, 2014

Every summer, California’s coast explodes with feather boas and day drinking as massive Pride celebrations sweep the major cities. Whether you’re in...

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of privacy

August 19, 2014

For those of us who grew up in the American education system, we have all been engrained with the idea that American citizens have the unalienable rights...

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Two thumbs up for Eberts legacy

Two thumbs up for Ebert’s legacy

August 4, 2014

  My favorite review of  Pulitzer-prize winning Roger Ebert’s is his last one. Ebert reviewed Terrance Malick’s “To the Wonder,” an...

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A satirical Facebook post created and published by Students for Justice in Palestine.

Ethnic cleansing starts where?

July 18, 2014

I’m having an identity crisis. No, I’m not questioning my sexuality. I’m questioning my position on our school’s place in the controversial...

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Yes…yes…yes…SB-967, we (continuously) consent!

July 7, 2014

What is consent? It seems like a dated question, considering how progressed our society has become in regards to defining sexual assault and consent. However,...

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Koala-ty humor presses buttons

‘Koala-ty’ humor presses buttons

April 28, 2014

“Oh my God, why are you reading that trash?” I am asked often as I snort with stifled laughter reading the latest issue of The Koala, the cover...

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Big Queer BBQ reflects all shades of the rainbow

‘Big Queer BBQ’ reflects all shades of the rainbow

April 21, 2014

In the 19th century, the word originally meant strange. In the 20th century, queer became a derogatory term defining homosexuals and any others who acted...

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Generation whatever needs to take charge

‘Generation whatever’ needs to take charge

April 15, 2014

“No offense, but, like … (insert offensive remark here). Yeah, whatever.” Somehow, our generation has managed to find a way to explicitly voice...

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Step-by-step to finding your new GBFF

Step-by-step to finding your new GBFF

March 27, 2014

Dear straight girls, Spring 2014 is all about accessorizing, whether it’s your floral headband, thick-rimmed glasses or your gay best friend. That’s...

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Sexist video disgraces A.S. elections

Sexist video disgraces A.S. elections

March 20, 2014

Four girls in bikinis are horsing around in the pool. Cut to the same girls in bikinis jumping on a trampoline. There’s a guy in a grey suit smoking...

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Police cams film dystopian future

Police cams film dystopian future

March 17, 2014

On Feb. 27, the San Diego City Council voted to approve a plan that would fund approximately $2 million to buy clip-on cameras for police officers to...

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