The Daily Aztec

Sustainability: Expand the trolley system in San Diego

by Jacob Clark

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Public transportation in San Diego has a rich history dating back to 1886 when the San Diego Street Car Company began to operate. Consisting of an open-air streetcar drawn by two mules, the tiny transit system took riders along Fifth Avenue for 5 cents apiece...

Sustainability: Water bottle industry reigns on plastic throne

by Chris Pocock

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Imagine an industry that takes naturally produced goods and sells them back to you, the consumer, marked up by more than 10,000 times the actual value. Well, the industry exists — and has grown steadily throughout the past ...

Sustainability: Ocean dumping creates plastic plight

by Brody Burns

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The ninth wonder of the world does indeed exist; it’s currently floating in the central Pacific Ocean and growing at a continuous rate. Various estimates place the size somewhere between two and three times the size of Texas, with mor...

Sustainability: Sustainability, the new green renaissance

by Randy Wilde

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Scientists agree we have entered a new era of Earth’s history in which humans have become the dominant physical force. They call it the Anthropocene. This era can be long — or it can be short. The choice is ours. Unless we can shift to new economic, social and...

Sustainability: Urban gardens sow community growth

by John Anderson

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Despite how it feels at the pump, gas remains significantly less expensive than my blood. Conflicts half a world away are closing the gap more than I’d like; prices are nearing record highs here in San Diego. As oil prices soar, the cost ...

Expand nuclear energy to curb emissions

by Jacob Clark

April 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The production of electricity accounts for 41 percent of CO2 emissions in the United States. This is well above emissions by industry and even transportation emissions, making it the leader in greenhouse gas pollution in the U....

SDSU must retain summer school programs

by Randy Wilde

April 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As the spring semester begins its downward spiral, students daydream of their summer plans: Leaving San Diego for home, going on a trip, working to save some cash or just beach bumming for a few months. Many of you may have deliberately...

Pension initiative cuts city workers’ rights

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Once more, the stage is set for a monumental battle over pension reform, and Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilman Carl DeMaio think they’ve got a winning strategy. They are teaming up to sell us a snake oil 2012 ballot initiative they claim will cure ...

Standing up to the AS machine

by Joe Stewart

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s 7 a.m. The alarm rings. Start the coffee if you’ve not yet accepted the convenience of buying a cup. Take a shower, collect your things and get on your way. How much can you accomplish today and how much will you set...

Massacre is direct result of Jones’ Quran burning

by John Anderson

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Pastor Terry Jones of the ironically named Dove World Outreach Center is a self-righteous bigot. His malignant assumptions about faith resemble a fetid cancer, oozing into our national conscious and slowly rotting our values into tainted waste. Sanctimonious a...

Inefficiency stems from feeble party system

by Randy Wilde

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Compromise is a lost art. Nowhere is this troubling truth more evident than in our own hamstrung government bodies. We love to point fingers at our elected representatives and raise hell about corrupt, inefficient bureaucrats in Sacramento and...

More requirements impart personal growth

by Stacey Oparnica

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Do me a favor and think back to your high school days. For a majority of us, it seems like an eternity has passed since we were confined to those classrooms, sitting at desks next to friends and absorbing knowledge from biology,...