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‘Transforming Existence’ gallery explores surrealism and society

March 14, 2018

Fête gallante is a French phrase used in art, defined as a representation of elegantly dressed groups at play in a rural or parklike setting. However,...

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The Last Summer by Amy M. Ho and Chanthon Bun, is a collaboration piece featured in

‘Spaces from Yesterday’ exhibit expresses memory and rehabilitation with art

December 6, 2017

Memories may be stored mentally, but they are rooted in physical, tangible pasts often worthy of reflection. And though it’s common to reflect on one’s...

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Matisyahu sang his hits at The Music Box in San Diego on Nov. 10.

REVIEW: Matisyahu blends an atmosphere of vibrations with reggae

November 15, 2017

Matisyahu said he thinks that the best kinds of concerts are blended. In these instances, music not only transports listeners to a meditative space of...

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A screen grab of the recent Dove advertisement.

Dove clip exemplifies need for racial awareness in the industry

October 18, 2017

Social media was buzzing at the start of last week in news of yet another obviously racist advertisement issued on behalf of a negligent consumer goods...

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The Diversity Awareness Certificate Program centers on the fostering of intercultural and cross-cultural conversations.

Students pursue Diversity Awareness Certificate

September 26, 2017

Privilege, identity and dialogue were three words flying around the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union’s Templo Mayor room Tuesday, Sept. 19, during a...

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Dragstravaganza strikes a pose on campus

September 5, 2017

The San Diego State Pride Center building pulsated with techno music as a student dressed in active wear and five-inch high heels practiced their dance....

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Trump budget proposal an assault on arts and culture

March 22, 2017

Donald Trump thinks arts and culture are trivial. At least that is what he is communicating to Americans. Last week his administration released a partial...

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Despite Trump, transgender youth still protected under Title IX

February 28, 2017

Last week President Donald Trump rescinded Department of Education instructions to public schools outlining policy meant to protect transgender students...

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Ivanka Trump’s brand rightfully out of fashion

February 22, 2017
In both design and price, Ivanka Trump garments – ironically made in China and Hong Kong – are ordinary and comparable to those of cheaper labels sold at Kohl’s or J.C. Penny.
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Despite its problems, American Apparel was something most fashion brands are not — made in the USA

Despite its problems, American Apparel was something most fashion brands are not — made in the USA

January 18, 2017
For American Apparel, 2017 could not be bleaker.
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Kanye West’s erratic behavior and the lingering stigma surrounding mental health

December 7, 2016

At a recent concert in San Jose, California, Kanye West expressed support for president-elect Donald Trump and said black people should stop discussing...

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Millennial Trump supporters should realize what that says about them

November 3, 2016
Progressives are embroiled in a battle against the return of the type of society Trump and his supporters envision, one in which everyone other than white men were worse off
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Don’t believe the hype: Study linking birth control to depression not what it seems

October 12, 2016
Hormonal birth control is safe, effective and available.
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Microaggressions are often misunderstood

September 21, 2016

The first time I heard someone say the word “microaggression” was when a former roommate and I were arguing about our living space. I despised how...

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Third party options are uninspiring

August 29, 2016

Young voters are angry. Student debt, police brutality, mass shootings and the 2016 presidential election have shaken confidence in the future. The...

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Good enough is not good enough

August 24, 2016

Welcome to San Diego State, freshmen, where the days of earning outstanding grades despite academic indolence come to die. In high school, week-old assignments...

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WAV: A social media music application of the future

May 4, 2016

It's New Music Friday, and your favorite musician's latest album just dropped on Spotify this morning. Even better, that same musician just dropped an...

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Women in California now have easier access to contraceptives

April 27, 2016

It’s nothing but good news for women in California who want easier access to birth control. As of April 1, women of all ages no longer need to visit...

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The war on drugs and the discrimination within

April 13, 2016

The implication that there’s something wrong with America’s drug policy is an understatement. Justifiably argued, there’s a whole lot of issues in...

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Stupid Cancer, a small club with big aspirations

April 6, 2016

Being perpetually overwhelmed by college life is a given, and adding another serving of stress to an already-full plate would be difficult. Especially...

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Sports Illustrated: The new pioneers for self-love?

March 9, 2016

Uncomfortably shoved somewhere between inadequate and appealing are the limbs, stomach, chest and face of every woman exposed to the media. Images brimming...

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Racial slurs and the lexicon of oppression

March 2, 2016

“We disagree, and I don’t want to talk about it ever again.” With brevity, I ended a conversation a whole minute after it began. One second, my...

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