The Daily Aztec

Students benefit from minimum wage increases

by Catherine Van Weele, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2019

The current minimum wage in the city of San Diego is $12. Although this is far above the national minimum wage, it lags significantly behind a livable wage.  For college students who are working, $12 an hour barely contrib...

Young people can make a difference in 2020

by Kemi Giwa, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2019

Alas.  Campaign season has begun. Perhaps a bit early, to some — but for good reason, of course.  The primaries will be crowded, and each Democratic candidate knows they need to make their case to the American people....

California’s minimum wage increase: raising hopes or doubts

by Julianna McDowell, Staff Columnist

April 20, 2016

It is the year 2022. After working my minimum wage paying job in San Diego for 30 hours this week, I receive my paycheck: somewhere around $350 to $400 after taxes. This paycheck will go towards a an array of things: the rent fo...

Oppositions of fast food wages lack nutrition

by Sutheshna Mani, Contributor

April 29, 2015

The "Fight for Fifteen" protests recently hit the San Diego State campus with student activists spreading awareness about the cause, advocating for the minimum wage to be raised from $9 to $15. I recently stumbled upon an...