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Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

Shayne Jones is a junior studying journalism.

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Opinion: Take care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

April 3, 2020

I sat cross-legged under the crumpled sheets of my childhood bed in an oversized t-shirt which I’d neglected to change out of for three days, consuming...

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Outside of Calpulli where students have access to medical resources.

Patients struggle when Medi-Cal fails to cover prescription costs

October 16, 2019

One in three Californians are Medi-Cal recipients, according to the California Health Care Foundation. Many of these families have members suffering from...

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We must listen to each another in order to heal our political divide

We must listen to each another in order to heal our political divide

September 4, 2019

It’s never just an opinion. It is a flat out, iron-fisted, fight-to-the death decree of stubbornness by the infallible orders of the left and the right....

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We should celebrate our bodies

We should celebrate our bodies

August 26, 2019

I hold my stomach when I walk.   Three fingers press tentatively into the supple flesh and hold it firm, as if it were about to run away. I hold my...

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Women, let’s be kinder to each other

May 1, 2019

“Oh my god. What is she wearing?” “I would never throw myself at him like she is.” “Why is he talking to her? I’m way prettier than she...

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Media framing hurts female candidates

March 20, 2019
You don’t need to vote for a female candidate come the primaries or election day. You don’t even have to like any of the female candidates. However, be aware of the media bias that permeates political coverage and often casts women in an unfairly negative light.
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Love like Maya Angelou this month

February 27, 2019

We don’t know how or why love occurs. Truthfully, we don’t know that even gravity isn’t a kind of love.” I was in fourth grade when I heard...

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Mr. President, end the shutdown

January 23, 2019

As the government shutdown enters a month and counting, democracy is nothing more than a cacophony of flaccid arguments drowned out by the egotistical...

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Journalists, we must not be silenced

November 28, 2018

As demagogy rouses an oil-mongering economy, modern journalism is clambering to find steady footing. And by ‘steady footing,’ I mean asylum. And...

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We must protect our Great Barrier Reef

November 14, 2018

Sun-pierced water hugging the tanned Australian coastline tickles a reef ripe with corals painted fuchsia, emerald and cerulean. Orange and white striped...

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Dating in college isn’t necessarily a bad thing

October 17, 2018

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...

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Let’s change the way we think about homelessness

October 10, 2018

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...

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Let’s treat all species with love, care and respect

August 27, 2018

You are human, and you are not special. You are merely an epithelial layer encasing a randomly intricate tangle of organs which perpetuates an existence...

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Here’s why you shouldn’t stress, freshmen

August 14, 2018

An unread message from the San Diego State University Office of Admissions flashes ostentatiously into your Google inbox. Hand trembling in anticipation,...

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