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Mascot undermines culture

October 2, 2014

Letting go of racist traditions sure is hard, isn’t it America? This country’s courts had to legally declare racist acts, such as slavery, and racial...

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Trendy challenge insults underprivileged San Diegans

September 26, 2014

From Sept. 15 through 21, San Diego State participated in the CalFresh Challenge. The challenge was simple: spend only $34.31 total on food and beverages...

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Special admits: a fast pass to State

Special admits: a fast pass to State

September 18, 2014

There’s no doubt student athletes receive a considerable amount of assistance to ensure their academic success at San Diego State. The Student Athlete...

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The grass is not always greener

The grass is not always greener

September 15, 2014

Green is San Diego State’s unofficial color. From creating a sustainability major to developing the LEED Platinum-certified Conrad Prebys Student Union,...

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Where there’s a Latina character, there’s a stereotype

August 31, 2014

Last week, I had the displeasure of watching the trailer for “Addicted,” an upcoming film about a woman addicted to sleeping with men other than her...

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A little narcissism never hurt anyone

August 4, 2014

The world is a mighty cruel place. It seems that no matter where you turn, you’re perpetually subjected to harsh scrutiny and criticism. If it isn’t...

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Dating women is a privilege, not a right

July 7, 2014

It shouldn’t have to take a national tragedy to spark conversation about societal issues; unfortunately it does. The Isla Vista shootings, which involved...

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Sun Diego burns sting deep

Sun Diego burns sting deep

April 10, 2014

You’d be a fool not to enjoy the great sunshine provided by the San Diego sun. You’d be a bigger fool to stand in the sunshine to work on a tan—that...

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Blanket terms don’t reflect all lifestyles

April 1, 2014

The pan-ethnic terms Hispanic and Latino encompass approximately 53 million people in the U.S., but the vague words leave much to be desired. Just what...

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Don’t binge and purge your education

March 5, 2014

I do what is expected of me. I always aim for the highest grade. I set aside copious amounts of hours from my leisure time to continue studying. If a high...

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Millennials aren’t checked out of the ballot box

February 25, 2014

Millennials have a notorious reputation. Older generations call us lazy, narcissistic, entitled and delusional. One of the most prominent stereotypes is...

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Avoid the scam of hardly required textbooks

Avoid the scam of hardly required textbooks

February 18, 2014

This is my third year at San Diego State, and up until now there have only been a handful of concepts that I’ve never understood from my academic courses....

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Keep on walking and avoid campus canvassers

February 3, 2014

We all know the situation. You’re walking down Campanile Walkway trying to get to class when you spot them. The clipboards, the matching t-shirts and...

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Free yourself with CR/NC classes

Free yourself with CR/NC classes

January 30, 2014

I was surprised at how few of my friends at San Diego State take classes for credit/no credit. Considering you only need a C to receive credit for a class,...

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No need to live in fear of campus crime

No need to live in fear of campus crime

December 30, 2013

November’s shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport shocked me. Not even a month had passed since the dry ice bomb incident and then a deadly...

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Makeup for men is the new normal

November 14, 2013

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n recent years, the market for men’s beauty products has grown significantly. In 2012 sales for these products generated $2.6 billion...

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Losing Zs may cost you some As

Losing Z’s may cost you some A’s

October 28, 2013

I don’t know how I made it through high school. Actually, I do know, and it involved waking up at 4 a.m. to finish assignments that were postponed thanks...

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