The Daily Aztec

Letter to the editor: toxic masculinity

by Ruben Mendoza

March 27, 2019

You read that right! Toxic masculinity does exist! On March 14, I received a copy of The Daily Aztec from a classmate who felt uneasy about the claims made in regard to toxic masculinity. Initially, I laughed and questioned th...

We must work to empower women everywhere

by Karlene Sanchez, Contributor

March 27, 2019

As we slowly emerge from a month that has consisted of praising women for their many accomplishments, there is still plenty to scrutinize. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day was “Balance for Better,” in...

Stop normalizing wealth disparities

by Juan Vargas, Contributor

March 27, 2019

Those who understand the dynamics of power that come with wealth don't find the college admission scandal, well, scandalous.  The world of wealth is set up by not only established connections through monetary support but also paved with personal relationships which let's face it, can also be b...

The ‘American Dream’ is unattainable

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

The American Dream was once attainable.   Back in the middle of the 20th century, more than 90 percent of 30-year-olds were receiving higher salaries than their parents had at that age. Today, that number is down to just ...

Media framing hurts female candidates

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

You don’t need to vote for a female candidate come the primaries or election day. You don’t even have to like any of the female candidates. However, be aware of the media bias that permeates political coverage and often casts women in an unfairly negative light.

No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not exist

by Jermelle Macleod, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

You read the headline correctly. Toxic masculinity doesn’t exist. Traits that one person considers toxic, may not be to another person; the entire phrase is based on a subjective scale with absolutely no objective g...

We shouldn’t assume gender neutrality

by Hannah Goldstone, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

I want to make it clear that I am coming from a middle-class background, I am a heterosexual cis-gendered female, and this is my outsider opinion: I respect gender neutrality. I respect using the preferred pronouns that alig...

The GSP doesn’t measure journalistic skills

by Anna Fiorino, Contributor

March 6, 2019

  Journalism and media studies pre-majors have three attempts to pass the Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation test. According to the School of Journalism and Media Studies, “The Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) test is a way to det...

Editorial: Today, we stand with the black community

by The Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

On Feb. 27, we published our Black History issue. Three days later, on March 2, Rillo Moons was visiting San Diego State’s campus and happened to be recording a video while a group of people drove past the Black Resource Center ...

Fast food accessibility is a public health issue

by Karlene Sanchez, Contributor

February 27, 2019

The accessibility of fast food restaurants in America has become a public health issue. Americans are never out of options. For example, wherever I go, it’s not difficult finding a nearby McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Carl...

Black hair reflects black history

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Though I celebrate my Blackness yearlong, February is my favorite month to remind people about the great things Black people have contributed to society. From George Washington Carver making innovations to peanut butter to Langston Hughes...

Democrats owe their success to black women

by Kemi Giwa, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2019

Although we are less than two years away from the highly-anticipated election year,  any polls predicting or making definite statements about who the Democratic frontrunners will be or even who the nominee will be are meaning...