The Daily Aztec

Twitter made the right decision by banning Alex Jones

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Not too long ago, Infowars founder, talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was permanently banned from Twitter. This is the latest in a series of such bans of Jones and Infowars across social media, ranging from heav...

It’s the tough times that truly make us stronger

by Cristian Alvarez, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We’ve all had moments in our lives where we’re uncertain of our future, and times when we feel like… well, failures. The worst part about these experiences is that sometimes we get stuck, regardless of the wonderful advice fro...

Let’s work on becoming more passionate people

by Jermelle MacLeod, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Passion is an intense enthusiasm for something or someone. It’s at the core of all great human accomplishments, along with self-importance and pride. But, when passion is allowed to rule and dictate every action, you will fin...

All black women are beautiful. Respect us.

by Jasmine Mouzon, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I was raised to feel comfortable and beautiful in my own skin. My mother would always make it a point to remind me that I was a black queen. So, by the time I got to college, my confidence was as high as it could possibly ...

African countries are slowly, but surely embracing feminism

by Suma Massaley, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My first exposure to feminism was my parents' relationship. My dad was an extreme anti-feminist. He was very patriarchal and conservative in his beliefs and practices. I attribute some of his beliefs and practices to the fact that ...

Homeless people deserve to be treated like human beings

by Angela Rojo, Contributor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Different countries, states, counties and cities take different approaches to tackling the issue of homelessness. Here in San Diego, the city provides a Homeless Outreach team and a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team ...

You don’t have to join a sorority to have a great college experience

by Angelena Lufrano, Contributor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My freshman year, I got to San Diego State with really no interest in rushing a sorority. I’ll admit, many of my ideas about them were shaped entirely by scenes from college movies like Legally Blonde or Sydney White, basically the s...

SDSU’s financial aid office should be more accessible to students

by Ashley Na, Contributor

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

San Diego State offers students diverse services and directories online — including those of campus services, safety services, human resources and parking. This is a way to help direct students to resolve a problem that ...

Equal crime deserves equal punishment

by Jasmine Mouzon, Contributor

August 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

How many times have you scrolled down your Twitter or Facebook timeline and seen that someone has been sentenced to a lengthy amount of prison time for selling marijuana? How often has this person been black? Now how many times ha...

Let’s treat all species with love, care and respect

by Shayne Jones, Contibutor

August 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

You are human, and you are not special. You are merely an epithelial layer encasing a randomly intricate tangle of organs which perpetuates an existence balanced precariously between life and death. Ok. So you are pretty sp...

I’m the editor-in-chief. Here’s my unsolicited advice to freshmen.

by Will Fritz, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2018

Filed under Freshmen Survival Guide, Opinion

You can do anything you can put your mind to. And never stop fighting. I know these sound like clichés, and that’s because they are. But they still ring true. They are, in fact, the two biggest pieces of advice I can give...

Why being an international student is rewarding

by Suma Massaley

August 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Some of you reading this are probably settling into your new dormitories or are in the process of boarding planes for maybe the first time away from home, or you’re taking that big step of driving away from mommy and daddy only ...