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Women’s Rights: We’re Still Waiting

Women’s Rights: We’re Still Waiting

Story by Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Opinions

Last morning I woke up and I thought my calendar read that we were in 2017 but I must be wrong. Women are still getting paid less than men while doing the same job and having to rebut simple sexist comments in an English class Socratic seminar, it's about time that we get what we truly deserve as a nation,...

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Story by Sophie Peeler, Features Editor
January 20
Filed under Opinions

According to Gallup Polls, as of November 2016, Congressional approval ratings reached an all-time low for the year- just 11 percent, and it hasn’t changed much since. For the past eight years, I personally have had an immense amount of faith in the government. However, just like the other 89 percent...

The Chargers to leave San Diego after 56 years.

The Chargers to leave San Diego after 56 years.

Story by Jack Hauser, Staff Writer
January 13
Filed under Opinions, San Diego Chargers, Sports

Dear Chargers, It is hard to believe you will no longer call San Diego home. Everyone in the sports world seems to be talking about it, but few have the relationship that we do. You taught me what football is and I fell in love. I spent Sunday after Sunday watching you with friends and family. In...

A Wonderful Winter Break: Check Out What Students Were Up To!

A Wonderful Winter Break: Check Out What Students Were Up To!

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor; Humor Editor
January 6
Filed under Opinions

Republican Majority Will Lead to Infringement on Women’s Right to Abortion

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor
December 20
Filed under Opinions

Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, and already he and the general conservative wing have begun infringing on women’s rights; so begins the disheartening descent as the clock of feminist progress spins back 40 years. While abortion rights have been highly contested and consistently breached...

Black Friday Frenzy

Black Friday Frenzy

Story by Sophie Peeler, Features Editor
November 28
Filed under Opinions

Black Friday: otherwise known as the day Americans flood malls and shopping centers for the best deals on clothing and electronics, despite having just spent the day before being thankful for what they already have. While there is a bit of irony in the date of this 'holiday' (as some deem it), many see...

In Memory of Gwen Ifill

In Memory of Gwen Ifill

Story by Patrick Hall, Photo Editor
November 17
Filed under Opinions

The loss of political commentator, journalist, and role model Gwen Ifill this Monday was an unexpected tragedy that brought out strong emotions in me that I was completely unaware I possessed. Learning of her humbling legacy of the ‘70s all the way up to this final year of her life had an overwhelmingly...

About Last Night…

About Last Night…

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinions Editor
November 9
Filed under Opinions

America has just signed on to four years under the leadership of a racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic bigot. DISCLAIMER: This is not an essay ragging on Trump and his supporters, though believe me, that’s tempting. Understandably, people are scared. I’m scared. I cried myself to sleep after witnessing...

Mindfulness Forum a Bit Disappointing

Mindfulness Forum a Bit Disappointing

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
October 28
Filed under Opinions

As the sun was setting on Tuesday evening, parents hurriedly walked up the steps of the media center. Ironically, they seemed worried and stressed they would be late for a lecture on mindfulness. SDA hosted this parent forum featuring guest speakers from UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness, who gave a lecture...

My Message: Let Me Have the Same Opportunities as Men

My Message: Let Me Have the Same Opportunities as Men

Story by Jenna Weinhofer, Assistant Arts Editor
October 20
Filed under Opinions

Dear future president, Quickly approaching college, I am always asked the question, “What do you want your major to be?” Sure of myself, I say that I want to major in chemistry; however, others question my decision, saying that it is odd for a woman to pursue this career. Personally, I do not...

My Message: Don’t Bind My Dreams With Debt

My Message: Don’t Bind My Dreams With Debt

Story by Kate Sequeira, Online Editor
October 17
Filed under Opinions

Patrick Hall Dear future president, College is expensive. Its lack of affordability binds me. I don’t want my list of colleges to be limited by what my family can and cannot afford. I don’t want to get accepted to my dream college, only to be forced to turn it down. I don’t want to worry about whether I will be able to attend college outside of San Diego, sim...

My Message: Respect Women’s Rights

My Message: Respect Women’s Rights

Story by Linnea Leidy, Opinion Editor
October 13
Filed under Opinions

Dear future president, You are to be a symbol of our country’s ideals and a role model to future generations; I think it’s reasonable to ask that you respect the most basic description of who I am. I am a female, and I want my rights and ideals to be respected just as much as a male’s are. Frankly,...

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