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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...

Cutting the roots of textbook price inflation

by Randy Wilde

January 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Every student knows the start of a new semester can mean only one thing: It’s time to kiss your savings account goodbye. Tuition, fees, parking permits and, worst of all, textbooks conspire to force you back into starving student mode. Many make the dreaded p...

Technology is becoming our worst addiction

by Stacey Oparnica

January 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I’m deleting your friends on Facebook, tearing down the walls of your house on Second Life, digging up your crops on FarmVille and seizing your precious iPhone, TV and MacBook. If I had just accomplished this miraculous mission, how would you feel? Would you feel free, relieved even? Or woul...

Noise violation fines in College Area are unjust

by Chris Pocock

January 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

If you drive down College Avenue on a Friday night, you’re bound to witness a few spectacles: You’ll see at least one gaggle of freshly liquored underage girls, ambling home from a fraternity party in tiny, open-toed heels...

Public shaming is an effective alternative to prison

by John Anderson

January 23, 2011

Filed under Opinion

You open Facebook and your eyes dart to the top of your news feed. An old high school friend’s DUI mugshot glares back. Shame on you, Trey Parker Blitzin. I don’t know this guy anymore. Click. De-friend. Public shaming is making a comeback, and the Hunting...

Former Gov denies justice to Santos family

by Chris Pocock

January 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s been nearly two years since the tragic murder of San Diego Mesa College student Luis Santos, who was stabbed on 55th Street near Peterson Gym. The event sparked a tremendous response from nearly everyone on campus: Students held candle...

Attacking destructive gender role stereotypes

by Stacey Oparnica

January 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Enough is enough: It’s time to confront the most common gender misconceptions. More than likely, you’re guilty of condoning at least one or two of the many stereotypes that incorrectly define a man or a woman. The evidence may literally be sitt...

Mount Soledad cross violates the US constitution

by Randy Wilde

January 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The Constitution is not the infallible and timeless blueprint for life many Americans see it as. A very strict interpretation of the Constitution is not always the best way to judge what is best for our country and people in the here and ...

Gun laws give more than illusions of safety

by Leonardo Castaneda

January 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Just before finals week last semester, San Diego State student Michel David was walking her dog outside her apartment complex on 55th Street when she was brutally gunned down by her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Shoemake. After a verbal confrontation and multiple gunsh...

Demand alternatives to new Walmart center

by Staff

December 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Randy Wilde, Staff Columnist As a community, we have the right to choose what kind of products we want to buy and where we get them; that's consumer choice. And a Walmart superstore is not where we want to get groceries...