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SDSU should ensure better measures to increase campus safety

November 23, 2015

The San Diego State Police Department never fails to deliver crime alerts every year, and most often these crimes involve petty theft and break-in alerts. Why...

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Programs make studying abroad a priority

Programs make studying abroad a priority

October 21, 2015

Studying abroad is an enriching component from which all students can benefit. However, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t a vacation. It’s an opportunity...

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SDSU club works to create cultural competency

SDSU club works to create cultural competency

October 19, 2015

There are dozens of resources for certain majors to get a head start in their career field of choice, but the Counseling and Social Change Club is one...

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A dislike button would enable more cyberbullying

October 5, 2015

Nothing can boost an ego more than getting dozens of likes on a social media post. It’s a high this generation can’t get enough of. Conversely, not...

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Film industry lacks diversity, and that’s a problem

September 11, 2015

Major blockbuster hits are coming soon and every moviegoer should be excited, but beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood lies a very prevalent dilemma....

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Inequality in the checkout line

Inequality in the checkout line

September 2, 2015

School is now in session, people. It’s time to get some supplies together. Both women and men will inevitably have to pay a good chunk of money for the...

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Bystanders add to a rising crime culture

December 8, 2014

Anytime the news is turned on or when San Diego State Crime Alerts are sent out, witnesses act as key informants of the events that took place. For most...

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Grown-ups are a myth

December 5, 2014

Throughout school, we’ve always looked up to grown-ups for guidance. Needed help with your ABCs? You called your grown-up teacher. Fell off your bike?...

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Feminism label has lost its power

December 1, 2014

Like any magazine, Time has been praised and challenged throughout the years for controversial and newsworthy topics. Most recently it has received a considerable...

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Greek life perpetuates rape culture

Greek life perpetuates rape culture

December 1, 2014

As sexual assault on college campuses garners increasing media attention, San Diego State has stepped into the limelight in perhaps the most infamous way...

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Prosperity emerges for volunteers

November 24, 2014

Volunteering sometimes sounds like petty work, but imagine being able to travel across the world to help better a community less fortunate than the San...

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Assisted suicide comforts inevitable fate

November 21, 2014

The mere mention of suicide brings to mind many tragedies that could’ve been avoided. With suicide making the top 10 causes of death in the United States,...

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Manure stinks up campus

November 3, 2014

Break out the perfume and cologne. Cover your faces because guess what, our school stinks. And I mean that in the most literal sense. San Diego State has...

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Society paints racist views

October 30, 2014

With Halloween just around the corner, there’s bound to be some case of blackface popping up and causing a controversy. However, it’s not necessarily...

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GSP: one way ticket out of your major

October 11, 2014

The Grammar Spelling Punctuation test has become a groan worthy exam  journalism and media studies majors are plagued with. The GSP is an entry exam that...

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Inflated market prices rip off Aztecs

Inflated market prices rip off Aztecs

October 3, 2014

Every week, I buy something from various Aztec Markets and every week, I find myself mystified at how little money I have in my wallet. It turns out most...

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SDSU standard of dance not on pointe

September 29, 2014

Dance is one of the most graceful sports out there and I’m proud to be able to identify dance as one of my own skills for the past eight years — it...

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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? (II)

September 22, 2014

My phone vibrates with the most recent alert, I receive an email with the subject line reading “SDSU Crime Alert.” Random emails continually pop up...

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College gets the degree not the job

September 11, 2014

Most days it’s easy to find myself shuffling through papers, flipping through chapters and researching sources on the Internet while simultaneously trying...

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A couple browses adult toys near the "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy area at the Hustler Hollywood, July 30, 2012, in South Florida. Hustler and other erotica shops have seen an increase in sales of items talked about in the book. Also, the customers coming in aren't the "regulars" but shy people looking to venture into a new territory. ()

One too many convoluted shades of Grey

September 3, 2014

That name has become iconic across America. Who would have predicted an erotic novel that started out as mere fanfiction would evolve into what is now...

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Ice bucket challenge numbs the purpose behind cause

August 28, 2014

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more popularly known as ALS, is a neurodegenerative disease affecting the brain and spine. It is approximated 5,600 Americans...

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Mid-life crisis: 20 years too soon

August 4, 2014

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to your senior year of high school. You were one of two types of people: either you knew what you were going to...

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Barbaric crimes call for suitable punishments

Barbaric crimes call for suitable punishments

April 14, 2014

Rape is one of the biggest cautions our society has to face day after day. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an American is sexually...

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Dont procrastinate the end of procrastination

Don’t procrastinate the end of procrastination

March 26, 2014

I remember the beginning of the semester like it was yesterday. I had my notebooks organized and I told myself this semester was going to be different....

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Bigger cup sizes shouldnt equal bigger prices

Bigger cup sizes shouldn’t equal bigger prices

March 18, 2014

Ladies, let’s talk about lingerie. Every girl has gone through this situation at least once in her life. She searches through the lingerie section,...

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Dated censorship policies ignore reality

Dated censorship policies ignore reality

March 5, 2014

Last weekend I found myself flipping through channels and came across one of my favorite movies, “Bridesmaids.” It was just starting and I was ready...

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Diverse clubs make Aztecs feel at home

Diverse clubs make Aztecs feel at home

February 20, 2014

Joining a club is the key way to find a place in a large university. They provide camaraderie and opportunity for all students willing to put themselves...

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Make time for office hours

Make time for office hours

February 17, 2014

The holiday cheer is gone and the school grind is back in motion. With the new semester, a clean slate to bag that perfect GPA is once again in reach. However,...

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Final exams create unnecessary stress

Final exams create unnecessary stress

December 9, 2013

As finals draw closer one question is on students' minds the entire time: How much does the final exam count towards the class grade? Students have...

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Body modifications are a healthy form of expression

Body modifications are a healthy form of expression

December 3, 2013

Tattoos and piercings have been around for thousands of years, but it seems they have recently grown in popularity among young adults. I have contemplated...

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Beware of online predators and lack of privacy

Beware of online predators and lack of privacy

November 18, 2013

We all know that old saying “don’t take candy from strangers.” We’ve been taught from a young age to be cautious around people we don’t know,...

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Job hunting is harder than it looks

November 6, 2013

Countless cover letters, multiple resumes and zero interviews. Welcome to the life of a typical young adult, where we dig through job listings to find...

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Men may soon be taking birth control

October 16, 2013

“Are you on the pill?“ is a phrase that only women are asked. What would happen if the roles reversed and instead of men asking women about birth control...

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