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Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Columnist

All content by Talia Raoufpur

Ghosting trend should disappear

November 1, 2017

Dating is terrifying. Halloween isn’t the only time you can be spooked. Ghosting happens regularly, leaving the one being ghosted confused and concerned. Providing...

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Nordstrom transformation made me realize my own growth

October 18, 2017

It was like the women’s march — only less political, less pink and quite bougie. Consumerism at its finest. Where gourmet yogurt parfaits and mini...

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Professor Dae Elliott in her office located in NH-212.

Opinion: Criticism of professor Dae Elliott’s assignment is unjust

September 27, 2017

San Diego State sociology professor Dae Elliott offered an extra credit assignment that has attracted unnecessary controversy. For the last 23 years, Elliott...

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Professors requiring their own written work is a conflict of interest

September 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Students are faced with high textbook costs and with the pressure to purchase them to avoid a negative grade or feeling...

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Studying abroad is a necessary college experience for all

September 3, 2017

A regret many adults have following their college education may be not having spent time abroad. Whether it be studying, interning or working in another...

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Opinion: Professor’s post disrespectful, insensitive and disgusting

August 1, 2017

San Diego State political science professor Jonathan Graubart’s recent Facebook post expressing irritation towards the outpour of positive wishes for...

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Opinion: A.S. resignations were a self-serving surrender

May 3, 2017
Students who feel disenfranchised deserve to be represented by leaders who will not stop fighting for their principles — even with bruised egos.
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Social media stars dim the issues

April 26, 2017
Pop culture celebrities who are aware of their popularity on social media are monetizing Hollywood’s toxic culture while their young followers are perpetuating the cycle.
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Passover an opportunity to reflect on priorities

April 12, 2017
Passover isn’t merely a dietary change, but rather a holiday that promotes connection and unity.
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Rape jokes have no place in political discourse

March 1, 2017

Judd Apatow’s recent stand-up comedy appearance promoting a new HBO project was yet another example of blatant Hollywood hypocrisy. During his routine,...

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Despite questionable quality, ‘Fifty Shades’ resonates with audiences

February 15, 2017

Another film from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise, “Fifty Shades Darker,” was released just in time for Valentine’s day. For many, the series...

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The author and her cousin, Elena Yeroushalmi, in Tehran, Iran, April 1998. Photo courtesy of Talia Raoufpur

OPINION: Trump’s travel ban is personal

February 1, 2017
The Iranian people are hospitable, welcoming and brave. Many embody the ideals our country stands upon. To prohibit them from entering our country is dishonorable.
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Mockery of Melania Trump an example of hypocritical ‘feminist’ Liberals

January 25, 2017
Melania Trump should not be scrutinized for her marriage, the way in which she raises her child or her success story.
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‘Happiest place on Earth’ tests patience, breaks budget

January 18, 2017
No animal, princess or life-like castle can make up for the lack of consumer mistreatments in which Disneyland has partaken.
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What happens when a woman joins in on ‘No-Shave November?’

December 12, 2016
I thought my femininity would be lost in the dense forest that was to flourish on my legs.
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Christmas decorations at the SDSU Bookstore on Nov. 10.

SDSU Bookstore in a one-holiday spirit, ignores Jewish faith

November 28, 2016

It is that time of year again when people take down their Halloween decorations, sip the last of their pumpkin spice latte and mentally prepare for the...

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Students demonstrate on campus following the election of Donald Trump.

Daily Aztec columnists react to election

November 17, 2016
Somehow Trump was able to grab women where it mattered — their ballots.
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What Ken Bone’s fame can tell us about the election

October 26, 2016

Kenneth Bone won the second Presidential debate. His immediate rise to fame exemplified the public’s desire to escape the inevitability of a Clinton...

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Republicans doomed unless attitude towards women changes

October 19, 2016

This campaign season has been corrupt, unprofessional and downright annoying. Both the Democratic and Republican nominees are among the most disliked in...

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