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Why I don’t play post-date texting games

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last weekend I met a guy. Well, I’ve met him a few times over the course of this year. But last Saturday night my friend convinced me that this guy was into me, he was cute and that I needed to change my taste in men. So, we...

Opinion: Like it or not, social media footprints are forever

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As another news topic blows up social media newsfeeds, so do everyone’s opinions. This weekend the NFL captured America’s attention with their unifying response to Trump’s attack on players who refuse to stand for the nat...

Why we should stop arguing DACA under capitalist ideals

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is the most talked about story in America. DACA was implemented in 2012 and allows certain immigrants — specifically young undocumented adults brought here as children — to...

Transfer students are San Diego State’s hidden gems

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Generally speaking, most college freshmen experience a mixture of anxiety, excitement and anticipation prefacing their first semester. The possibilities are endless; new friends, crazy roommates, romantic interests a...

Study abroad requirement creates hardships for students

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Studying abroad is the new black. What used to be a program required for international majors has now become a stereotypical experience for most college students. While most students seem to capitalize on the opportunity to spend...

What is the true cost of cheap eats?

by Cassidy McCombs, Contributor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Who doesn’t want to find a local food joint that serves authentically tasty cheap food? Many online food blogs have grown in popularity by releasing lists that feature cheap spots with food — such as street tacos or tikka...

Long-acting reversible contraceptives a safe alternative

by Cassidy McCombs, Contributor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With administration threats to defund Planned Parenthood and drastically alter the Affordable Care Act, many women are revisiting their birth control options. Of the numerous methods available, Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives...