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Ethnic studies key to societal progress

Ethnic studies key to societal progress

by Sierra Stallworth , Contributor // October 6, 2021

There’s a saying, “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” This quote is very popular and has been repeated in speeches, classrooms, movies...

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Students of color shouldnt have to combat racism in the classroom

Students of color shouldn’t have to combat racism in the classroom

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // April 27, 2021

For students of color, navigating the world is already a difficult task. School should be the last place where students should have to worry about combating...

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Perspective: Teachers need to put students first

Perspective: Teachers need to put students first

by Megan Nimtz, Contributor // March 10, 2021

I was once told by my high school math teacher that I would always be a C-student.  Growing up in the American education system, this feedback was...

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The distrust among Black Americans in medicine is warranted

The distrust among Black Americans in medicine is warranted

by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer // February 9, 2021

For centuries, science and medicine have been used as weapons against Black people, serving to both justify and perpetuate institutionalized racism.  Researchers,...

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Opinion: Current school systems arent broken, theyre just outdated

Opinion: Current school systems aren’t broken, they’re just outdated

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // October 21, 2020

There’s this quote that says, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In this case,...

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Distance learning presents students with a number of disadvantages

Distance learning presents students with a number of disadvantages

by Shalika Oza, Staff Writer // October 2, 2020

With San Diego State scaling back operations this March – stopping all but essential research and transitioning the majority of classes online – due...

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Black transgender lives are the backbone of the queer community and still continue to experience discrimination in the United States

Black transgender lives are the backbone of the queer community and still continue to experience discrimination in the United States

by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer // June 30, 2020

Black transgender lives matter.  This Pride Month, it would be inappropriate to celebrate or educate ourselves about the LGBTQ+ community without recognizing...

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College graduates, let’s learn to listen to others even when we disagree

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer // May 4, 2020

Finishing college is a milestone in our academic journeys. Many of us have been going to school since kindergarten without any breaks. Graduating means...

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Sex in the Dark was an event in the Aztec Student Union for all genders and sexualities.

Students’ sexual questions answered at incognito-mode event

by Aleah Jarin, Staff Writer // February 27, 2020

Sitting in complete darkness, students of all sexual orientations got to anonymously ask sex educators questions they had related to sex at Planned Parenthood...

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Take the initiative to educate yourself on Black History Month

by Trinity Bland, Staff Writer // 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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Our education system is failing its students

by Ellyse Logan, Staff Writer // February 5, 2020

Our desire to learn isn’t enough for American universities. We have to prove ourselves through grades and standardized testing starting from the moment...

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Opinion: Online classes are not effective in educating students

Opinion: Online classes are not effective in educating students

by Catherine Van Weele, Opinion Editor // February 5, 2020

Online classes began to be popularized just a few decades ago. They are advertised as a way for adults to finish their education and students to learn...

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