The Daily Aztec

Vital diversity is unrepresented in Congress

by Brody Burns

September 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As diversity continues to imbue itself into the fabric of American culture, the makeup of our 112th Congress tells an entirely different story. Judging from the demographics, a very centralized group is predisposed to serve as Congressmen. During the ‘50s, po...

Coaches’ drug history hurts SDSU integrity

by Jennifer Meram

September 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

A new women’s track and field season underway: check. Head coach Shelia Burrell coming back for a second season: check. New assistant coach’s past drug test: check, well, positive. Dorian Scott, an Olympic Jamaican shot...

End trend of abuse of legal medication

by Heather Rushall

September 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s been a common claim to folks with a fear of flying that the chances of dying in a plane crash are much lower than the chances of losing your life in a car accident. This claim is true. Now if I said you’re statistically more likely to die from a drug overdose than a car accide...

Donation inspires faith in Hirshman

by Chris Pocock

September 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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 ...