Black Friday Remorse

Diego Luna | The USD Vista | @diegotothemoon Black Friday is an annual delight for brick-and-mortar retailers in the hopes of giving their bottom lines a boost in the year’s final weeks. Notice that I didn’t say Black Friday lasts only one day, because nowadays it doesn’t. Black Friday sales used  to begin early Friday […]

Anyone but St. Louis

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor This year’s field of National League playoff teams consisted of four relatively young, exciting, championship-starved teams. The New York Mets turned their rotation of baby-faced starting pitchers, and a flurry of trades, into their first division title since 2006. The Pittsburgh Pirates relied on the best outfield in the MLB […]

Small School Power

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor | @mroberson22 Every Saturday dozens of college campuses across the country are transformed into football circuses. Schools that compete in major athletic conferences are able to draw upwards of 50,000 fans to their enormous stadiums, sometimes even more if it’s an especially big game. Events like this are yearly, sometimes […]

NFL Sunday Takeover

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor | @mroberson22 On Sunday morning I woke up and immediately did something that I’m sure thousands of other Americans did as well. I opened my eyes, checked the clock, and turned the TV on to immerse myself in football. I didn’t even get out of bed, just reached over for […]

Appreciating greatness

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor | @mroberson22 In the wake of Serena Williams’ startling loss in last week’s U.S. Open semi-final, now is a perfect time to discuss the concept of greatness in sports. At the pace she was playing at before being upset by Roberta Vinci, it looked as though Williams would never lose […]

An Ode to September

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor | @mroberson22 For sports fans, there are several times of the year that perk excitement more than others. I’ve always been a big fan of the month of March, when college basketball enters its postseason tournaments right as the MLB season is beginning and NBA and NHL teams are jostling […]

Body positivity at USD

JULIANA CURTIS OPINION EDITOR @julianacurtis28 As National Eating Disorder Awareness Week came and went a couple weeks ago, I was disappointed by the lack of attention it garnered here at the University of San Diego. As young adults, we are a part of the age group most affected by eating disorders and disordered eating. California […]

Your spring break, our everyday

KAITLIN GOODHART FEATURE EDITOR @itsskg     Spring break is in the air for what seems to be every other school except for USD. I have to admit I am extremely jealous of all my friends that are lying on a beach somewhere in the world, enjoying their spring break. After sulking about midterms and the […]

We love local

BRIANNA HARRINGTON BUSINESS EDITOR @BNH1995 Do you know where your produce comes from? Hopefully this will not be a question you have to ask yourself much longer. San Marcos is trying to start a farming revolution. About seven months ago, Home Town Farms opened their doors with the mission of bringing fresh produce to local […]

Finding serendipity and falling off ski lifts

KAITLIN GOODHART FEATURE EDITOR @itsskg     Those who ski or snowboard traditionally tend to rant about how amazing it is and how peaceful the scenery can be. I needed to experience the awesome feeling of snowboarding for myself, and after that experience I would take one look at these people and think, how is falling […]