The Daily Aztec

Election 2011: Vice President Candidates

by Tom Hammel

March 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Jeff Plourd, Darin Ruiz and Joe Stewart discuss what qualifies them for the VP seat. Which one will get you vote? Questions by Tom Hammel, Opinion Editor. TH: What past experience do you have that makes you qualified for the Vice President position of Associated Stu...

Election 2011: VP of University Affairs – Mina Azim

by Tom Hammel

March 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

VP of University Affairs, Mina Azim,  discusses whether the Associated Students is sufficiently transparent and two main goals for her term. Questions by Tom Hammel, Opinion Editor. TH: What previous experience do you have that qualifies you to manage University a...

Election 2011: VP of External Affairs – Krista Parker

by Tom Hammel

March 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

VP of External Affairs, Krista Parker, on reaching out to the surrounding community on behalf of the students. Questions by Tom Hammel, Opinion Editor. TH: What past experience do you have that makes you qualified to manage external affairs? Krista Parker: I have...

Election 2011: VP of Finance – Rob O’ Keefe

by Tom Hammel

March 18, 2011

Filed under Opinion

VP of Finance, Rob O’ Keefe, explains why he's capable of a managing a $23 million budget and how he'll deal with cost cutting. Questions by Tom Hammel, Opinion Editor. Tom Hammel: In the upcoming year, you will be managing a $23 million budget. What makes you qu...

Required attendance is key to education

by Brody Burns

March 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

During the first weeks of each semester, hundreds of students have to crash classes in hopes they will secure a seat. Too many are left disappointed as class size limits make this endeavor impossible. The ability to matriculate...

Students don’t need babysitters, thanks

by Joe Stewart

March 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

When I consider how I earn my grades in class, I often think of putting in hours of study and research to prove my retention of the knowledge through papers, quizzes and tests. I don’t, however, consider my ability to show up...

Rape victims at SDSU: come forward

by Stacey Oparnica

March 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Let me introduce you to Nora.* At first glance, she appears to be your normal, everyday student. Her bag is full of books, her mind adrift with thoughts of midterms and weekend plans. She is articulate, ambitious and bright. She’s not that different from...

Eliminate ethnically centered scholarships

by Leonardo Castaneda

March 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Throughout U.S history, the Caucasian male has been the king of the hill. He held all the power, all the rights and all the breaks. But in the last few decades, a lot has changed. While we are still far from true equality, we are...

Warren Jeffs must be cut off from FLDS

by Brody Burns

March 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Warren Jeffs, a demonic cross of wacko Charlie Sheen, serial adulterer Tiger Woods and super teethy televangelist Joel Osteen, are all back in the news. Apparently Jeffs filed paperwork this past month to retain legal control of his purported 10,...

Tragedy can’t make us fear studying abroad

by Chris Pocock

March 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

More than a week ago, San Diego State student Austin Bice made national news. Sadly, the news wasn’t because of some nationally recognized sporting event he took part in or an academic award he received, but of his disappearance in Madrid, Spain while studying ab...

Palestine awareness wall inspires debate

by Leonardo Castaneda

March 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

During my pilgrimage to class last Tuesday morning, I was faced with an unexpected barrier blocking my path. A wall, erected in the middle of campus by Students for Justice in Palestine, was forcing me to confront an issue I would much rather ignore. This wall was not insurmountable, or even terribly inconvenient, but it stood in stark...

Planned Parenthood budget cuts are inhumane

by John Anderson

March 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

This year’s federal budget debate is heating up as President Barack Obama’s administration and lawmakers struggle to rein in our explosive deficit. One of the latest federally funded programs to be burned from the budget by...