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Creationism has no place in biology classes

by Stacey Oparnica

February 17, 2011

Pseudoscience is still flooding into our nation’s public high schools. Data reported by the National Survey of High School Biology Teachers revealed that 13 percent of U.S. high school biology educators advocate creationism in clas...

Farewell to our favorite campus bartender

by Joe Stewart

February 17, 2011

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye. We know it as Louie’s. Those before us knew it as Monty’s; before them, Henry’s. Students have socialized and wound down at the pub for more than three decades. “Louie’s is the only place near campus where you’ll ne...

Eating out often will demolish your health and wallet

by John Anderson

February 16, 2011

I know you're busy – we all are. Between classes, work, extracurricular activities and socializing there is hardly room to breathe, let alone eat. If you're like me, you consume whatever you can whenever there’s time. If that means the drive-through at Jack in th...

BYU basketball tickets should be sold online

by Chris Pocock

February 16, 2011

The long wait for San Diego State men’s basketball tickets has become somewhat of a religious phenomenon. It begins with one lone, devout fan arriving far earlier than most sane people would ever consider reasonable. Once the original prostration occurs, Azte...

Egyptians must fight for a true democracy

by Leonardo Castaneda

February 16, 2011

Americans fought for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The French died for liberty, equality and brotherhood. Egyptians marched for dignity — the sense of self-respect that every human being deserves, through education,...

MEChA clarifies its cultural history and political goals

by Staff

February 16, 2011

Related story:  MEChA movement was founded on historical fallacies Leonardo Castaneda misrepresented the true history and philosophy of MEChA To the editor of the Opinion section of The Daily Aztec: This letter is in ...

A new amendment to end corporate rule

by Randy Wilde

February 10, 2011

Our democratic process has become a business, where influence is bought and sold like any other commodity. How did we get here? Simple – by letting corporations drown out the voices of citizens. “It’s our democracy, we bought it, we paid for it...

New bill could create Internet kill switch in US

by John Anderson

February 9, 2011

President Barack Obama sits in a bunker deep under the White House, his entire cabinet gathered around him at a circular “situation” table. The lights are dim; a cloud of smoke hangs in the air as numerous officials attempt to steady their nerves. Secreta...

Amplified sexuality on TV misguides teens

by Stacey Oparnica

February 9, 2011

Seductive. Risqué. Tantalizing. With tongues hanging out, Americans love — no, we worship — anything and everything that even suggests sex appeal. From dramatic television shows to Hollywood movies, entertainment media is...

MEChA movement was founded on historical fallacies

by Leonardo Castaneda

February 9, 2011

Like half the people you know, I’m a Mexican in Southern California. I have never felt like a minority here, except within my own immigrant community. I know what I am: a student, a writer and an immigrant. I also know what...

Microlending is ethical way to give foreign aid

by Chris Pocock

February 9, 2011

There’s an old Chinese proverb that states, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It’s a simple proverb, one that promotes independence above reliance. Unfortunately, it’s a proverb...

When our tuition overcomes state funding

by Leonardo Castaneda

February 3, 2011

Leap forward to Fall 2018. Students at the University of California, San Diego are livid, protesting and chanting outside the windows of the administration building. The school’s president rolls down the blinds. The budget was...