The Daily Aztec

A new amendment to end corporate rule

by Randy Wilde

February 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

SDSU should defend from predatory banking

by John Anderson

February 3, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Urgent Attention Required.” The words glared up at me from the page of the innocuous letter I’d just torn open. “Uh-oh.” This letter is to notify you that your account has been overdrawn. “What? I haven’t used that account in months.” I glanced at ...

Tax the plastic bags plaguing the planet

by Stacey Oparnica

February 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

They clutter, pollute and kill. They’re the most common ocean waste after cigarette butts. They stalk the end of grocery store aisles and linger beneath the counters of your local convenient stores. One after another, we swipe them up to avoid carry...

New gas tax will save the golden state

by Randy Wilde

February 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

California is under water — but not from the rising sea level just yet. No, this deluge is of the financial sort. California faces a deficit of $28 billion; the equivalent of the entire state budgets of Delaware, Idaho, Maine,...

Greed is Achilles’ heel of music industry

by Chris Pocock

January 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Look no further than the recording industry to see Charles Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest” in full swing. Record companies duke it out for control of charts and radio stations, while artists push to remain relevant in a time of abysmal record sales and ...

Experimental high school does away with the D

by Leonardo Castaneda

January 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The San Diego Met High School is quite the crafty institution. Located in the heart of the Mesa College campus, it houses a motley crew of misfits and overachievers. The graduating class tops out at around 50 students, many of...

SDSU hearing process violates student rights

by Joe Stewart

January 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

After hearing the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities was accusing a friend of mine of aiding and abetting his own assault, I felt compelled to ask its director, Lee Mintz, a few fairly simple questions. I have yet...