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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Heterotopia

By Nick Dilonardo OPINION EDITOR I recently returned from 20 days in London. The subject of the course was Shakespeare. We studied him around a central concept: heterotopia. It has to do with the way in which place can allow for us to explore and negotiate different values, ideas and […]

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Study spots can make or break your grade

By Kendall Tich OPINION EDITOR Picking a destination may be one of the most aggravating parts of studying during your time as a student here at USD. Whether you’re cramming for an early morning test the night before or leisurely reading a novel for your literature class, the environment you’re […]

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