The Daily Aztec

Donation inspires faith in Hirshman

by Chris Pocock

September 26, 2011

July was an exceptionally hot month in San Diego: Boardwalks were teeming with brazen bikinied babes and youngsters covered in the aftermath of melted ice cream cones. Sunburns at the local pool were as plentiful as children running...

Include secularism in religious classes

by Leonardo Castaneda

September 20, 2011

Despite having the third most followers in the world, atheism and nonreligious beliefs have been getting the short end of the stick for many years. Secularist and atheist teachings have been outlawed, hated and mocked by virtually...

Prevent Chargers relocation with innovation

by Leonardo Castaneda

September 20, 2011

Arguing in favor of a new Chargers stadium is never easy, but it can feel like outright mockery in the wake of a painful defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots. However, the Chargers’ demands for a new stadium ar...

Ron Paul is marginalized by popular media

by Brody Burns

September 19, 2011

The heated race for the Republican nomination for president is about to reach the critical oversaturation point. Within the next two months there will be four more “debates,” four more straw polls and thousands of media appear...

To pee or not to pee

by Heather Rushall

September 19, 2011

I have worked since I was 15 years old. I have paid taxes from my paycheck for every job I’ve held from 15 to 24. But before I got that paycheck, I was required to pee in a cup. Yeah, I said it; pee in a cup. According to...

Storage fees are absurd waste of tax dollars

by Brody Burns

September 13, 2011

Imagine you’re standing in front of a Redbox kiosk. In hand is Kate Hudson’s latest romantic comedy, appropriately titled “This Crap is No Different from the Last One.” Her costar is obviously Matthew McConaughey, who...

End inflation of unemployment numbers

by Brody Burns

September 12, 2011

One of the most pertinent issues facing the country is the staggering unemployment rate. Since January of 2009, the unemployment rate hasn’t been below 7.8 percent. The corresponding 32 months have been the longest continual period ...

Beware legal issues from Internet postings

by Heather Rushall

September 12, 2011

It’s 3 a.m., you are fast asleep, and suddenly you hear a banging at your front door. “Police! Open up!” Groggy and wearing pajamas, you stumble to answer the door. The officers drop you to the floor, read your Miranda rights and ...

End wide-scale blackouts with smarter grid

by Randy Wilde

September 11, 2011

In the wake of last week’s major blackout, everyone seems to be shocked by the “unprecedented” energy failure. To be sure, when 1.4 million people in San Diego County are without power for approximately 15 hours, causing...

Make the best of the San Diego blackouts

by Chris Pocock

September 11, 2011

As the lights went out all around the county this week, so too came the barbecues, steaks and bottles of high-end beer. Neighborhoods came alive with residents enjoying the halcyon weather and clear night skies on rooftops, a...

A chance for remembrance and reflection

by Chris Pocock

September 7, 2011

There is not a single American older than 16 who doesn’t remember the day four airplanes plunged into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania. What began as any other morning turned into a surreal nightmare. In a heartbeat, more than 2,000 lives ...

News to know from around the world

by Chris Pocock

September 6, 2011

International In the throes of a budget crisis, the government in Italy has sought austerity measures as a solution, much to the dismay of many residents in the country. Air traffic and public transportation in Italy grinded to a halt ...