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Senior Farewell: Kemi Giwa

Senior Farewell: Kemi Giwa

by Kemi Giwa, Opinion Editor // May 8, 2019

Looking back on these last four years, the one thing I regret the most is not believing in myself enough. It’s easy to feel like you don’t belong ––...

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Judging one race for smoking marijuana while commending another for doing the same is wrong

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // April 18, 2018

Since the legalization of marijuana in California and states across the country, stories about cannabis businesses and yoga-friendly weed activities have...

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People of color should be able to celebrate Black Panther without cries for inclusion

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // March 14, 2018

After the release of Black Panther I thought, “Finally, this is our movie, a movie for black people.” After I said this, someone asked me why it...

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President Adela de la Torre can be an advocate for women and minorities at SDSU

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // February 7, 2018

San Diego State has just named Adela de la Torre as the university’s new permanent president. In addition to being only the ninth person to serve this...

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Students march to change the mascot prior to the spring 2017 AS vote. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

Opinion: State’s findings of racism are an attack on academic freedom and racial justice

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist // January 16, 2018
The university must ask itself: Is the academic definition of racism itself racist if a student disagrees or takes offense?
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Ending modern day slavery in Libya should be a priority

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // December 6, 2017

Last month CNN released footage that uncovered a slave trade in Libya — a video that shows smugglers selling off a dozen men outside the capital of Tripoli. According...

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N-word should stop being used by those not in the black community

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // November 20, 2017

With black culture dominating the music industry, television and nearly every aspect of our lives, surely, the old debate over the n-word has made its...

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SDSU is a bubble of acceptance, it’ll be a shock when it pops

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // November 1, 2017

San Diego State’s liberal, comforting and accepting environment is misleading. This environment makes many fail to realize the horror that occurs outside...

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Should SDSU athletes kneel as a means of protest?

by Kemi Giwa , Staff Writer // October 4, 2017

Many college football players watched in amazement as NFL players joined in solidarity with former pro quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. The man who pioneered...

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Unreasonable backlash against new ‘Black Minds Matter’ course at SDSU lacks tact

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // September 13, 2017

Many people like to think that K-12 schools in America are the pillars of fairness. However —  for young black men and boys — statistics show otherwise. ...

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A letter to the freshman class of 2021

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // August 21, 2017

Dear Freshmen: Freshman year was one of the most difficult transitions ever. Not because I was leaving my family or childhood friends, but because...

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Missing D.C. girls are more than a hashtag

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist // April 19, 2017

Natalee Holloway and Elizabeth Smart were household names growing up. I was young, but I vividly remember my parents pointing to these girls as reasons...

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