The Daily Aztec

Special Collections home to ancient astronomy artifacts

by Caitlin Johnson

March 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Texts can often be a form of time travel. A good book can cause the world around us to fall away as readers are transported to another reality. They are realms of infinite possibility, limited only by imagination. We explore, sifting through countless tales of adventure, romance and our ow...

Panel aims to combat San Diego homelessness

by Caitlin Johnson

February 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Last Thursday, a small crowd gathered in the back streets of downtown San Diego. The evening sun sank below the skyline, illuminating the rain-soaked ground as a cold chill swept the air. In the distance stood a large white tent,...

Phó Ca Dao is a ‘pho-nominal’ experience

by Caitlin Johnson

February 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

When considering Vietnamese food in San Diego, East County is probably the last area that comes to mind. Those of us who call the area home must typically venture out into the rest of civilization and are often at a disadvantag...

This semester, practice fiscal responsibility

by Caitlin Johnson

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

I was recently looking at my pathetic bank account balance and wondered where all my money had gone. A quick glance around my apartment confirmed what I knew to be true—I had spent a great deal of money on items I had sworn were vital to my continuance on this beautiful planet. In my...

Video games battle undeserved violent criticism

by Caitlin Johnson

January 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When I was a staff columnist for my high school newspaper in 2005, I remember covering the idea that violent video games contribute to real-world violence. This was eight years ago. I’m almost surprised to be revisiting this...

Obamacare costs lead to hour cuts

by Caitlin Johnson

November 27, 2012

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, Opinion

For the most part, I try to stay out of politics. What’s supposed to be a fair and a balanced debate usually comes off as childish bickering with neither side seeming to make any progress toward improving the workings of society....

New freeway signs provide better direction

by Caitlin Johnson

November 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Driving is one of my least favorite things to do. I’m positive the worst drivers in the county have a radar letting them know when I’m on the road so they can torment me with their terrible driving skills. I could a...

Prop 37: Consumers have a right to know about GMOs

by Caitlin Johnson

November 1, 2012

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, Opinion

In just a few days, voters will go to the polls and cast their votes on many important issues. Bayonets and binders of women aside, the ballot this year contains important legislation for California voters to consider. One su...

Robotic squirrel is investment in education, not waste

by Caitlin Johnson

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In a not-so-apocalyptic wilderness, only one hero will come forth to save squirrel-kind. Part beast, part cyborg, the robotic squirrel aims to level the playing field against its arch nemesis, the rattlesnake. No, Hollywood ha...