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A tale of two Taylors

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor

September 8, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture

Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do” is being decried by every cynic and crowd-following coward as proof that our perfect country princess has finally gone totally nuts. “Has anyone checked on Taylor lately?”...

A tale of two Taylors

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor

September 6, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture

Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do” is being decried by every cynic and crowd-following coward as proof that our perfect country princess has finally gone totally nuts. “Has anyone checked on Taylor lately?”...

Confessions of a starving college student

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor

August 26, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture

From the time we are pencil-pushing middle schoolers, we are told the end goal of our young lives is to make it to a university somewhere. In high school, through movies and media (and our older sibling’s friends at that...

Naked and Afraid in South Africa

by Cami Buckman, International Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle

Here’s a story about my personal episode of Naked and Afraid: South Africa edition. I have been living in South Africa for almost two months studying abroad at the University of Cape Town. For the long Easter weekend, three...

Hip-hop offers needed ray of light

by Julianna Ress, Senior Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Let’s face it, it’s been a year of L’s. With an excruciating election, a number of heartbreaking celebrity deaths and the lamest summer movies in recent memory dominating the news cycle, everyone has been eagerly waiting f...

Welcoming the dark arts program

by Ahmad Dixon, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle

Not a lot of people know that San Diego State has one of the best dark arts programs in the California State University system. 'Editor’s Note: San Diego State may or may not actually have a ‘dark arts program.’ We are second onl...

Leaving my legacy on a trash can

by Ahmad Dixon, Contributor

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle

I am just about midway through my first year at San Diego State and I am already concerned about my legacy. I want generations of students to see my name and think, “Ahmad Dixon, what a great man!” Or at the very leas...

Continuing as a faux “intellectual”

by Ahmad Dixon, Contributor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

If you’re anything like me then you are a total fraud. Your talents of successfully winging assignments and pretending to be an authority on various subjects have allowed you to gain the love and admiration of your peers. W...

‘Yeezy’ balances music and idiocy

by David Ayala, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle

Attending a concert in Los Angeles during the week may not seem like an intelligent thing to do attending a concert during midterms seems worse, but I did it, for Kanye West. I also bought my tickets a bit later than recommende...

My ‘grab-bag of genres’ experience

by Julianna Ress, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

As I shouted along to Kendrick Lamar lyrics in a sea of thousands of people at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, all I could think of was how I almost missed it to sit in my apartment and play video games. I had my eye on attending...