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Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor

Trinity Bland is a 3rd-year television, film and media major with a Spanish minor from Washington, DC. Her interests include social justice, entertainment, leadership and sports. She can easily be found watching Grey's Anatomy, a retro sitcom or listening to R&B music. Follow her on Twitter @trinityaliciaa.

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Jackie Robinson's legacy deserves to be better celebrated in today's political climate

Jackie Robinson’s legacy deserves to be better celebrated in today’s political climate

April 15, 2021

The legacy of Jackie Robinson is so colossal that it still continues to grow in depth and breadth. On April 15, with every player wearing No. 42 jerseys...

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Alto a la discrimnacion contra la comunidad asiática-americana: #StopTheHate

Alto a la discrimnacion contra la comunidad asiática-americana: #StopTheHate

March 31, 2021

En el verano pasado, todos podemos recordar el movimiento de Black Lives Matter que surgió en la media de comunidades y ciudades para destacar las pérdidas...

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I agree with Lizzo, body positivity has become commercialized

I agree with Lizzo, body positivity has become commercialized

March 30, 2021

Vogue’s October 2020 cover features none other than Lizzo, who everyone and their mom know at this point.  In addition to the cover and other pictures...

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Barbie adds Eleanor Roosevelt doll to celebrate Women's History Month

Barbie adds Eleanor Roosevelt doll to celebrate Women’s History Month

March 29, 2021

With International Women’s Day on March 8, Mattel announced a new doll is coming to their iconic Barbie “Inspiring Women” collection on March 10...

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Former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen collaborate on new Spotify podcast

March 24, 2021

Former President Barack Obama and legendary rock musician Bruce Springsteen have a podcast together on Spotify. “Renegades: Born in the USA” was launched...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Julia Lloren

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Julia Lloren

March 22, 2021

Position: Vice President of University Affairs Name: Julia Lloren Slate: N/A Year: Sophomore Major: Double major in theater arts, with an...

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The Harlem Renaissance is worth remembering

The Harlem Renaissance is worth remembering

March 10, 2021

While most are well aware of the European Renaissance and some of its prominent participants such as William Shakespeare and Michelangelo, it is rare for...

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Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho hosts “Bachelor” Special

March 2, 2021

Former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst Emmanuel Acho has accepted the rose and will host “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose.” Acho is the...

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Opinion: Lumet's 'The Wiz' is still a trailblazing film in Black culture

Opinion: Lumet’s ‘The Wiz’ is still a trailblazing film in Black culture

February 25, 2021

Decades after its original release on Oct. 24, 1978, no film has distinctly defined Black culture and shaped the structure of a musical genre quite like...

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Does the Biden presidency promise ‘Morning in America’?

Does the Biden presidency promise ‘Morning in America’?

February 17, 2021

“It’s morning again in America” was the opening line to President Reagan’s 1984 “Prouder, Stronger, Better” campaign television commercial....

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Hank Aaron's impact on baseball changed the world

Hank Aaron’s impact on baseball changed the world

February 10, 2021

In his 1992 film, “A League of Their Own,” Tom Hanks famously said, “there is no crying in baseball,” but nearly 30 years later, he was proven...

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Harriet Tubman to be the face of the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be the face of the $20 bill

February 10, 2021

It’s only the beginning of 2021 and changes are already being made in America by the Biden administration.  This includes the administration's exploration...

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NASA marks 35th anniversary of Challenger explosion with 'Day of Remembrance'

NASA marks 35th anniversary of Challenger explosion with ‘Day of Remembrance’

February 1, 2021

The 1980s were an unforgettably unique era. The music, the fashion, the sports rivalries, the movies and television shows all defined the decade.  However,...

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Perspective: Surviving in the epicenter of the country's political division

Perspective: Surviving in the epicenter of the country’s political division

January 25, 2021

East Coast pride is something that can be seen (or heard) over a mile away. Typically, natives are some of the loudest and proudest, representing their...

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Review: Entertainer Debbie Allen showcases teaching skills in new Netflix documentary

December 23, 2020

Best known to fans of '80s television, the Oscars, televised dance competitions and "Grey's Anatomy," Debbie Allen is an actress, choreographer, director...

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Consider taking a leave of absence

Consider taking a leave of absence

December 10, 2020

As the semester is quickly drawing to a close, there is one thing all students can agree on: online learning has been a challenge. I get distracted...

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Alicia Keys explores new realm in makeup industry with Keys Soulcare

December 9, 2020

Grammy award-winning entertainer Alicia Keys has a distinct voice in music, but perhaps an even more striking one in the beauty industry.  Her quest...

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Music artists Chloe x Halle, Alicia Keys, Giveon, Rina Sawayama and UMI highlight part one of The Daily Aztec's Albums of The Year.

DA Staff Picks: The Best Albums of 2020, Part One

December 9, 2020

After a stressful year exacerbated by a devastating pandemic, a tense presidential election, and the increasing effects of climate change, the year 2020...

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Cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunite for 30-year anniversary special

December 8, 2020

In honor of the groundbreaking series’ 30th anniversary, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s inimitable cast came together for a once-in-a-lifetime special. Taped...

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Good people skills are a sign of effective leadership

Good people skills are a sign of effective leadership

November 29, 2020

A survey of U.S. adults by Lead2Feed, the nation’s largest free student leadership program, found that 91% of Americans say that students are more successful...

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The struggle with Zoom fatigue is real

The struggle with Zoom fatigue is real

November 12, 2020

For many of us, working from home or having to take part in online classes means we spend a lot of time on video meeting applications like Zoom. We are...

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Lebron James’ ‘More Than A Vote’ organization seeks to mobilize, empower Black voters in 2020

November 3, 2020

More Than a Vote, a voting rights organization led by NBA star LeBron James, recruited over 10,000 volunteer poll workers, achieving a pivotal milestone...

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Opinion: Naomi Osaka's U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

Opinion: Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

October 26, 2020

Since becoming a tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka has attained a myriad of success by becoming the first Asian player to be declared world number 1 in singles,...

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SDSU Ambassadors have started conducting tours via a virtual platform due to most classes and students being online.

SDSU Ambassadors take on-campus tours to the virtual world during COVID-19

October 21, 2020

For high school students or college-bound individuals in the process of evaluating colleges, admissions professionals strongly recommend scheduling campus...

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Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

October 2, 2020

Black Americans have been plagued by racial discrimination including profiling, police brutality, voting restrictions and mass incarcerations for generations....

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Embrace culture shock in college, it can be a good experience

Embrace culture shock in college, it can be a good experience

September 11, 2020

College brings about so many things in students’ lives— adventures, opportunities, educational experiences, and inevitably culture shock.  All...

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Opinion: The NFL's decision to sing the Black national anthem during opening week seems performative

Opinion: The NFL’s decision to sing the Black national anthem during opening week seems performative

August 13, 2020

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in July that fans can expect to hear "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing”, traditionally known as the Black national...

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Using this time in quarantine to build your skillset is essential

Using this time in quarantine to build your skillset is essential

August 11, 2020

For college students, the reality of spending the summer and semester at home due to COVID-19 is quite nerve-wracking.  Many students are either required...

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Review: Logic reflects on his influences, career and personal life in final album “No Pressure”

August 6, 2020

On July 16, Logic took to social media and announced his retirement from his decade-long rap career. According to the posts he made, he plans to focus...

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How to handle “creative burnout” during a pandemic

August 2, 2020

Being a creator means investing a large portion of your time to bringing a vision to life.  Sometimes, creating something out of nothing can come easy...

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The future of flying amid COVID-19 is wavering

The future of flying amid COVID-19 is wavering

July 28, 2020

I went to San Francisco for the first time ever in my life earlier this year.  It was something I had dreamt about since I was a toddler. From early...

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Opinion: We want sports back but we want freedom for all even more

June 22, 2020

On June 12, more than 80 NBA players were on a Zoom conference call regarding the restart of the NBA season in Orlando. Among them were superstars like...

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Our dining experiences at restaurants as we know it are no longer

Our dining experiences at restaurants as we know it are no longer

June 8, 2020

Since the coronavirus has surfaced, restaurants have been forced to shut their dining rooms down for safety precautions. The restaurant industry employs...

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Choose your own life journey, not the one your parents expect of you

April 21, 2020

Since childhood, many of us have learned to live for the validation of those around us, such as our peers, teachers or society in general. However,...

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Opinion: The term ‘people of color’ fails to be properly inclusive of the black community

April 14, 2020

As a black woman, I naturally look for inclusive spaces and it is beneficial for both my mental health and spiritual development for me to conduct this...

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Your major doesn’t define you as a person

April 6, 2020

“What’s your major?” This is a question that we, as college students, are used to being asked on a constant basis, seemingly by everyone. From...

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Take the initiative to educate yourself on Black History Month

February 19, 2020

Black History Month is among us and as a black woman, I am more than grateful to acknowledge this in the spaces in which I find myself. It is truly an...

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Grieving over celebrities is valid

February 5, 2020

The death of a celebrity can be historically monumental for many people. Whether the person is a singer, politician, athlete or actor, the world mourns...

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It’s okay to let go of old friendships

January 29, 2020

Now that it is the start of a new year and a new decade, in the words of recording artist, Ariana Grande, it is time to say “thank you, next,” to friends...

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Focus on growth rather than perfectionism

Focus on growth rather than perfectionism

January 22, 2020

Author, journalist and opinion columnist Anna Quindlen said, “the thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning...

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Sharing your personal story with others can be healing and liberating

Sharing your personal story with others can be healing and liberating

December 11, 2019

We've always loved stories.  Even from a young age, stories played a vital part of many of our upbringings and traditions. Today, we still love...

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Let’s support black-owned businesses this holiday season

December 4, 2019

As we approach the peak of the holiday season and people begin buying gifts for loved ones, I find it necessary to address how important it is to support...

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A career in entertainment is possible

October 30, 2019

Over the years, the entertainment industry has been trashed in the press yet romanticized in countless movies and television shows.  Despite the mixed...

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Insurance should cover art and music therapy

Insurance should cover art and music therapy

October 16, 2019

The creative arts have the ability to impact a person’s life more than one could imagine. They can stimulate individuals both visually and mentally in...

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Politicians must stop ‘hispandering’ and start genuinely focusing on Latinx voters

October 2, 2019

The Latinx community in the United States deserves a greater deal of respect and regard than they’ve received from politicians over the course of time.  Historically,...

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Podcasts have been revolutionary and can help us become better at what we do

Podcasts have been revolutionary and can help us become better at what we do

September 25, 2019

The face of audio media is changing and it’s all because of podcasts. Audio media has always been prominent as it was the first true form of entertainment...

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Dear former first lady, not all divorced dads are bad fathers

May 1, 2019

When President Trump announced he was running for president of the United States, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of having such a character...

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Directors, stop casting the same actors

April 10, 2019

When we hear the name Will Smith, I am confident a number of things come to mind. I personally think of the rapper he was during my parent’s teenage...

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