Studying abroad and coming back

ByTaylor Milam CONTRIBUTOR The choice to study abroad is continually praised. USD endlessly promotes it, constantly citing the fact that we are ranked number one in the nation. Students tend to gush about their experiences, noting how much it changed their lives. But what happens after returning from this magical […]

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Ignorant bliss

By Nick Dilonardo OPINION EDITOR As part of the New York Times’ philosophy blog “The Stone,” Adam Etinson recently offered a piece titled “Of Cannibals, Kings and Culture: The Problem of Ethnocentricity.” In it, Etinson discusses the problem of Ethnocentrism. “Ethnocentrism – our culture’s tendency to twist our judgement in […]

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Take a walk and ditch the tram

By Nick Dilonardo OPINION EDITOR Nobody walks in LA as the song “Walking in LA” by the Missing Persons goes, and it is true: as an embodiment of the Southern California lifestyle, transportation is personal, private and perilous. The Saturday Night Live parody “The Californians” is among countless mockeries of […]

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Valentine’s Day and the DSM: How social media and Hallmark holidays lead to feelings of inadequacy, jealous comparison and intensive ice cream therapy

By Nick Dilonardo OPINION EDITOR Get ready for it. Tonight is Valentine’s Day, a “holiday,” which means your Facebook feed and Twitter are going to be besieged. It will stimulate what is now known as “Facebook Envy.” According to a recent study from Germany, writer Richard Holt for the United […]

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Open range: the quest for a quad.

By Kevin Crespo ASST. OPINION EDITOR San Diego: full of beaches, sand, sun and college students. It is a truly lovely place to live and our campus is no different. With the Spanish renaissance influenced architecture and our pristine new buildings such as the Shiley Science and Technology building and […]

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It’s you, not me

By Nick Dilonardo OPINION EDITOR Limits are important with people. I moved out when I was sixteen. I didn’t get along with my mom. We separated, talked little, and went our own ways. In the words of a friend of mine, she “did her” and I “did me.” There’s a […]

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Do the Bluto : why to rush at USD

By Kevin Crespo ASST. OPINION EDITOR It’s springtime at USD. It can be hard to tell sometimes since the weather hasn’t changed since October. Fortunately, USD brings some other aspects to the table to remind us that spring semester is upon us. Aside from the holy-shnikes-that’s-a-large-number of juniors that have […]

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