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In my skin: My experience with racism in TFM program

In my skin: My experience with racism in TFM program

by Alexis Casas, Contributor // April 21, 2021

The negative associations that stain my skin more than my melanin have always been an existing reality present in my life. I’ve grown up in a world that...

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Two groups marched through Downtown Tuesday evening.

Derek Chauvin found guilty, San Diego streets alive with marchers

by Katelynn Robinson and Brenden Tuccinardi // April 21, 2021

The streets of San Diego were filled with music, honking, and the noise of celebration today. The nation breathed a collective sigh of relief.  On...

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Jackie Robinsons legacy deserves to be better celebrated in todays political climate

Jackie Robinson’s legacy deserves to be better celebrated in today’s political climate

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // April 15, 2021

The legacy of Jackie Robinson is so colossal that it still continues to grow in depth and breadth. On April 15, with every player wearing No. 42 jerseys...

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Opinion: Racism needs to be treated like a disease

Opinion: Racism needs to be treated like a disease

by Catherine Van Weele, Senior Staff Writer // March 17, 2021

Growing up, I was taught by my parents, my school and my peers to treat everyone as equals, regardless of how they looked.  We fell for this fallacy...

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Yna Pineda performing an original song accompanied with graphic design illustrations from Kenzie Barnickle. Screenshot courtesy of More Than Music.

Aztec Music Group, SDSU Rotaract team up for ‘More Than Music’ festival

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // February 23, 2021

The flashing lights.  The feeling of excitement and anticipation in the air.  Being connected to your community. These are all aspects regular...

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Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of support for students dealing with mental health struggles.

Column: Let’s Talk About Mental Health in the Black community

by Kennedy Benjamin, Contributor // February 15, 2021

During the past several years, the modern Black community has gone through an unbelievable amount of trauma and upset, but the peak of this was seen during...

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Artists such as H.E.R., Beyonce, Lil Baby and Leon Bridges used social justice movements as inspiration for their latest music.

Quick Take: Artists draw inspiration from social justice movements of 2020

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // February 9, 2021

Protesting and music have long overlapped in the United States, dating back to the days of 20th-century union strikes and Billie Holliday’s poetic rendition...

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They walked so I could run

They walked so I could run

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // February 3, 2021

I have the honor and privilege to say I am one of the “lucky ones.”  As a 21st century Black woman, I live in an era where I am free to pursue...

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Awakened and empowered, young Americans will hold politicians accountable

Awakened and empowered, young Americans will hold politicians accountable

by Sebastian Mendoza, Contributor // November 24, 2020

The year 2020 has been but a long series of peculiarities that would leave anyone’s mouth open in disbelief. Political chaos in the United States has...

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The performative nature of social media activism

The performative nature of social media activism

by Riley Martinez, Contributor // November 18, 2020

This year has been a whirlwind, but if there’s something we all have in common – aside from living in the midst of a pandemic – it’s our mutual...

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Opinion: Naomi Osakas U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

Opinion: Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // October 26, 2020

Since becoming a tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka has attained a myriad of success by becoming the first Asian player to be declared world number 1 in singles,...

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Screenshot from Grant Jordans prerecorded performance which was suppose to air in the Virtual Nooner series.

Derailed by miscommunication and misunderstanding, first ‘Virtual Nooner’ cancelled

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // September 15, 2020

The first San Diego State Virtual Nooner performance of the semester featuring student musician Grant Jordan was scheduled to air on the Associated Students’...

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