The Daily Aztec

Use public transit to reduce gas dependence

by Caitlin Johnson

October 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I had a epiphany recently as I stood at the gas pump, numbers eat away at my bank account. I realized this trend of rising gas prices isn’t going to disappear. It might make gradual descents sometime in the near future, but h...

Sleepless SD naps on issues

by Caitlin Johnson

October 10, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I have never been homeless. Growing up, there were rough patches when my family was forced to move many times in the course of a few years, but we always had somewhere clean, dry and comfortable to stay. We always had enough...

Prep early for fire season

by Caitlin Johnson

October 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

"Survivor" is an entertaining show. Not just because it's interesting to watch bikini- clad bimbos act out first world problems—although that’s always amusing—but because I think about how I would survive without t...

Superhero role models unmask self-esteem

by Caitlin Johnson

September 26, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I hear Tony Stark is great at parties. He has it all: money, girls and of course, a superhero identity complete with a flying power suit. I’m sure many fanboys would give just about anything to be him. Luckily for them, a recent study by the University at Buffalo concluded that simply looking up to a superhuman figure can create a grea...

Don’t be shellfish and keep plastic bags out of our ocean

by Caitlin Johnson

September 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I love the turtles from Disney's "Finding Nemo." There's something liberating about the way they move in the water. I also enjoy their cool surfer bro lingo. Plus, they don’t worry about trash and plastic bags contaminating thei...

Keep print journalism alive

by Caitlin Johnson

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There's no question about it: Journalism as we know it is dying. Newsrooms are shrinking, jobs are being cut and journalists are reconsidering their careers. Holding this paper in your hands right now is a miracle in itself. Entire...

Students must adopt a better diet for a healthier life

by Caitlin Johnson

September 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Another semester has begun and if you’re like me, you’re already swamped with assignments, readings, work and everything else that goes with it. Perhaps you also spend a full day on campus, leaving little-to-no time to sit down and ha...

A day without a smartphone

by Caitlin Johnson

August 30, 2012

Filed under The Back Page

The other day I left my smartphone at home by accident. That meant no calls, no texts, and certainly no Internet, which I had become accustomed to browsing during agonizingly long lectures. My phone had become my companion. We...