The Daily Aztec

Require tech ‘boot camp’ to train teachers

by Jacob Clark

May 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Our generation has become shamelessly dependent on technology. And why shouldn’t it? The latest and greatest technology gets things done faster, easier and more efficiently. Information is readily accessible when and where we need it. It has seeped into our dai...

Expand local engagement for major programs

by Randy Wilde

May 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the last day of classes. Projects and essays have been turned in and final exams are just days away. You may be too in the zone to pan out and ask yourselves what you’ve accomplished this...

Students kept unaware of sexual assault info

by Stacey Oparnica

May 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Several months ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Nora, a former San Diego State student who was raped and beaten by her then-boyfriend while she was a student here. As the subject of my previous column, “Rape victims...

Follow Osama’s death with rebuilding

by Chris Pocock

May 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion

What began as an ordinary pilgrimage to Love Library for a group project was transformed the minute I heard the news: “We killed the bastard,” a woman told me. “We killed Osama bin Laden.” It’s been a long time since...

Letter to the editor: 5-9-11

by Staff

May 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion

On May 2 on my way to class, I ran into a classmate. I asked her if she heard the good news (the death of Osama bin Laden). “Oh, that. I heard. I thought you were going to say class was cancelled or something.” Is this...

‘Three Cups’ dirty with Mortenson deception

by John Anderson

May 3, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Three cups of tea? More like three cups of shady dealings. Greg Mortenson, the author of the international best-seller “Three Cups of Tea” and founder of Central Asian Institute is in the news again — this time in a much less positive light. CBS Television Network...

Policy pampers local students

by Jacob Clark

May 3, 2011

Filed under Opinion

San Diego State President Stephen L. Weber recently disclosed an idea he calls a “magic bullet” for local education. Weber claimed eliminating the SDSU policy guaranteeing priority to students within the university’s loc...

‘Magic bullet’ is fantasy fix

by Leonardo Castaneda

May 3, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In the waning hours of his tenure, San Diego State President Stephen L.Weber made some curious remarks about the state of affairs at SDSU. During a recent interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Weber claimed the “magic bullet” for all of S...

Garbage pickup plan scraps private streets

by Randy Wilde

May 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever wondered where your trash goes after your bins are magically emptied each week? Well, after it is picked up by either the San Diego Environmental Services Department or a private hauling company, it’s brought to San Diego’s only...

Devastated Ensign resigns amid $96,000 affair

by Brody Burns

May 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Nevada Sen. John Ensign wouldn’t be a good wingman, a good friend or even a half-decent employee. Today, he will be leaving the U.S. Senate, about 1.5 years before reelection because of a debilitating ethics investigation. The investigation is centered...

Possible budget cuts target disadvantaged

by Chris Pocock

April 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Meet Rep. Paul Ryan, a man who has rolled up his sleeves and seemingly done the impossible: Attempted to balance our country’s runaway deficit. With the skill of an amateur plastic surgeon, Ryan has hacked away at the bulges and rolls of fa...

Allow internships at SDSU-owned reserves

by Randy Wilde

April 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

A California State University such as San Diego State is meant to be a hub of practical knowledge, connecting scientists, researchers and students for the community in which they learn, live and work. Although it may seem unlikely...