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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

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // 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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Opinion: Racism needs to be treated like a disease

Opinion: Racism needs to be treated like a disease

by Catherine Van Weele, Senior Staff Writer // March 17, 2021

Growing up, I was taught by my parents, my school and my peers to treat everyone as equals, regardless of how they looked.  We fell for this fallacy...

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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

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // 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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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

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // 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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More than 37,000 joined in downtown San Diego in January 2018 for the second annual Women's March.

San Diego Women’s March: ‘Hear our vote!’

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // January 22, 2018

Exactly a year after President Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, thousands took to the streets of San Diego to voice their distaste for the current...

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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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Racial slurs and the lexicon of oppression

by Sydney Sweeney, Contributor // 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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New minor inspires social change

New minor inspires social change

by Kelly Hillock // May 5, 2014

In a society stricken with inequalities and apathy, the ability to be culturally aware and empathetic is not only a marketable skill, but also necessary...

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U.S. demands social and economic equality

by Eric Lee // September 27, 2013

It seems every time I turn on the news—especially Fox—the government’s social programs are being berated by the right wing. This makes me wonder,...

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