The Daily Aztec

Tragedy can’t make us fear studying abroad

by Chris Pocock

March 13, 2011

More than a week ago, San Diego State student Austin Bice made national news. Sadly, the news wasn’t because of some nationally recognized sporting event he took part in or an academic award he received, but of his disappearance in Madrid, Spain while studying ab...

Palestine awareness wall inspires debate

by Leonardo Castaneda

March 9, 2011

During my pilgrimage to class last Tuesday morning, I was faced with an unexpected barrier blocking my path. A wall, erected in the middle of campus by Students for Justice in Palestine, was forcing me to confront an issue I would much rather ignore. This wall was not insurmountable, or even terribly inconvenient, but it stood in stark...

Planned Parenthood budget cuts are inhumane

by John Anderson

March 9, 2011

This year’s federal budget debate is heating up as President Barack Obama’s administration and lawmakers struggle to rein in our explosive deficit. One of the latest federally funded programs to be burned from the budget by...

Wisconsin gov attempts to seize labor union rights

by Chris Pocock

March 9, 2011

I’ve never met Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, but I can definitely tell you the kind of kid he was growing up: In middle school, he most likely beat up second-graders for their lunch money. When he played Monopoly against...

Clean energy bill ensures job growth and sustainability

by Randy Wilde

March 9, 2011

Seniors slated for graduation are all sweating from the same word: jobs. It’s hard for us not to worry when California’s unemployment rate has been hovering around 12 percent or more for the past 17 months. These days it’s impossible to escape the debate surrounding how...

We can do better than ticket line anarchy

by Jacob Clark

March 8, 2011

It’s been more than a week. Now it’s time to pull off the scabs and see who bleeds black and red. Dishonesty, while not a value to be publicly endorsed, was vividly apparent in the actions of our Athletic Department two weeks...

SDSU pays $4.57 million for wrongful firing

by John Anderson

March 8, 2011

I daresay most of us weren’t around when San Diego State’s strength and conditioning coach David Ohton was removed from Aztec Football in 2003, but we did witness the effects of that dismissal two weeks ago. After seven years of court proceedings,...

A cure for the parking nightmare at SDSU

by Randy Wilde

March 3, 2011

In case you don’t have to deal with the rage that comes with parking at San Diego State, then know your fellow Aztecs do. Steel sharks can often be sighted careening up and down the aisles, hungry and willing to forsake any shred of dignity in this par...

‘Sexting’ gets teens on sex offender registry

by Stacey Oparnica

March 2, 2011

Anxious and uncertain, a 17-year-old girl stands naked in front of her bedroom mirror. She takes out her cell phone, adjusts it accordingly and snaps a picture. Does it look OK? Browsing through her contacts, she clicks the name of the older guy she’s been ...

Censorship was a bad call by Athletic Department

by Chris Pocock

February 28, 2011

There was no shortage of bad calls made last Saturday. Despite a harrowing attempt by San Diego State, excess fouls against SDSU and missed double dribbling and traveling calls against the BYUers made for a climactic and disheartening loss. But not all of the bad calls...

Target BYU fans with Aztec pride, not Mormons

by Alexander Higgins

February 28, 2011

Moments after the San Diego State men’s basketball team’s second loss of the season to BYU on Saturday, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. It read simply, “Yea BYU! ;) Not once, but twice!” I was already...

Line cutters are a disgrace to Fisher’s legacy

by Melissa Weller

February 28, 2011

The time was 5:25 p.m. last Wednesday — more than 60 hours before tip-off.  According to the Person Tracker, brought to us by our beloved “Geckshow,” there were 175 people already waiting outside the Viejas Arena Ticket Office. It had begun. Allow...