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Why Zingg should win the presidential race

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 10, 2011

This past week the San Diego State community got its first — and only — look at the three finalists vying to fill SDSU President Stephen L. Weber’s shoes when he retires on July 5. During their two-day visit, each candidate took an hour to t...

Demand global ban on shark finning

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 6, 2011

They caught one. The fisherman quickly drags the frantic shark up to the bloodstained deck of the boat. The shark has a large metal hook through its mouth, protruding grotesquely from its lower jaw, dripping blood and chunks of skin. Soon, a second man stan...

Censorship of Al Jazeera news is un-American

by John Anderson

April 6, 2011

Unless you have something to do with your eyes, eating out alone can be a bit uncomfortable. As I sat in a nearly empty café sipping on my mint-infused lemonade trying not to stare at the chef, my eyes were drawn to the television...

With low acceptance rates, SDSU enters new chapter

by Brody Burns

April 4, 2011

Montezuma Mesa is in the midst of a drastic change. San Diego State is overhauling its reputation as a perpetual spring break school, a mere mainstay on the Playboy Magazine party radar and a basketball-crazed campus. SDSU is challenging many Ivy League schools wit...

Obama oversteps US role in Libya

by Jacob Clark

April 4, 2011

On March 19, 112 tomahawk cruise missiles hit surface-to-air missiles in Libya, sparking yet another U.S. conflict on foreign soil. For the past few months, we’ve experienced somewhat of a revolutionary roller coaster. With...

Civil unions are modern day segregation

by Stacey Oparnica

April 3, 2011

Debating whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage is not for the faint of heart. Oftentimes, it yields a firestorm of disputes about religion, traditionalism, the right to privacy and issues of equality. Those in opposi...

Sustainable housing must remain affordable

by Randy Wilde

April 3, 2011

Spring is here. Let the Craigslist browsing and neighborhood reconnaissance missions begin. The race is on to figure out next year’s housing situation. Price and location are always imperative criteria for this difficult operation....

Why you should vote for Gruidl and Stewart

by Tom Hammel

March 24, 2011

Today is the last day of the Associated Students election. If you’re surprised to hear the news, I don’t blame you. After spending two weeks covering the A.S. campaigns for The Daily Aztec, I will wholeheartedly tell you voter ...

No checks on accountability in A.S. election

by Chris Pocock

March 24, 2011

We’ve all graduated high school, but it’s a little premature to say the campaign strategies of Associated Students candidates have grown much from the pimples and prom dress days of past years. While the budget for our stud...

Elections have not received balanced coverage

by Staff

March 24, 2011

This letter was submitted to The Daily Aztec in response to Leonardo Castaneda’s opinion column“New A.S. candidates challenge A.S. status quo,” which ran on Wednesday, March 23. Integrity – a person’s integrity, or...

Two-week campaigns produce shallow elections

by John Anderson

March 23, 2011

The media maelstrom that passed through the U.S. during the last presidential election saturated daily life with material about Decision 2008. Candidates campaigned for well more than a year, roughly a quarter of the time they...

New A.S. candidates challenge status quo

by Leonardo Castaneda

March 23, 2011

Associated Students at San Diego State has perfected a system where like — minded successors are routinely shaped from the same mold and virtually assured electoral victory. The vast majority of these officers are groomed within the Gree...