The Daily Aztec

SDSU pays $4.57 million for wrongful firing

by John Anderson

March 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I daresay most of us weren’t around when San Diego State’s strength and conditioning coach David Ohton was removed from Aztec Football in 2003, but we did witness the effects of that dismissal two weeks ago. After seven years of court proceedings,...

A cure for the parking nightmare at SDSU

by Randy Wilde

March 3, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In case you don’t have to deal with the rage that comes with parking at San Diego State, then know your fellow Aztecs do. Steel sharks can often be sighted careening up and down the aisles, hungry and willing to forsake any shred of dignity in this par...

‘Sexting’ gets teens on sex offender registry

by Stacey Oparnica

March 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Anxious and uncertain, a 17-year-old girl stands naked in front of her bedroom mirror. She takes out her cell phone, adjusts it accordingly and snaps a picture. Does it look OK? Browsing through her contacts, she clicks the name of the older guy she’s been ...

Censorship was a bad call by Athletic Department

by Chris Pocock

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There was no shortage of bad calls made last Saturday. Despite a harrowing attempt by San Diego State, excess fouls against SDSU and missed double dribbling and traveling calls against the BYUers made for a climactic and disheartening loss. But not all of the bad calls...

Target BYU fans with Aztec pride, not Mormons

by Alexander Higgins

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Moments after the San Diego State men’s basketball team’s second loss of the season to BYU on Saturday, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. It read simply, “Yea BYU! ;) Not once, but twice!” I was already...

Line cutters are a disgrace to Fisher’s legacy

by Melissa Weller

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The time was 5:25 p.m. last Wednesday — more than 60 hours before tip-off.  According to the Person Tracker, brought to us by our beloved “Geckshow,” there were 175 people already waiting outside the Viejas Arena Ticket Office. It had begun. Allow...

Elite Security abuses power in ticket line

by Joe Stewart

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Jesus McMurphy Christ. I didn’t know a failure could be as epic as the BYU ticket release and subsequent campout. First of all, thank you to the Athletic Department for moving the ticket release from Monday to Friday. At...

Help veterans transition into life at SDSU

by Joe Stewart

February 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

When we hear the word “diversity,” we think of different creeds, colors, ages and physical abilities. We often think of diversity as something easily recognizable. Yet, there is a minority group that is not easily distinguished. It is compris...

Grow up and stop poking Jimmer’s girlfriend

by Ruthie Kelly

February 23, 2011

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, Opinion

Related:  Wonnacott responds to SDSU’s poking I don’t want to poke Jimmer Fredette’s girlfriend. Don’t get me wrong, she seems very nice. Actually, she seems more than nice. Whitney Wonnacott seems very mature an...

Combat religious ignorance with theology class

by Stacey Oparnica

February 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There is no Bible on my bedside table. I choose not to wear a hijab or drape a crucifix around my neck. I don’t live my life according to any sacred scriptures. Nor do I believe in a God. Because of my personal detachment from religion, people often assume I must kn...

Success fee vote gives power to the students

by Randy Wilde

February 22, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As state funding for education slows to a trickle, universities such as San Diego State are digging desperately for the funds to prop up vital student programs. Students have already been asked to surrender more money for a lower-quality...

Pay it forward with this golden opportunity

by Joe Stewart

February 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

We all know how good it feels to find cash. I remember finding 100 bucks once when I was about 13 years old.  It was before I had to worry about gas, rent, insurance or dates, so I used it all on myself. As I recall, I spent...