The Daily Aztec

To pee or not to pee

by Heather Rushall

September 19, 2011

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

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

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 ...

Beware legal issues from Internet postings

by Heather Rushall

September 12, 2011

It’s 3 a.m., you are fast asleep, and suddenly you hear a banging at your front door. “Police! Open up!” Groggy and wearing pajamas, you stumble to answer the door. The officers drop you to the floor, read your Miranda rights and ...

End wide-scale blackouts with smarter grid

by Randy Wilde

September 11, 2011

In the wake of last week’s major blackout, everyone seems to be shocked by the “unprecedented” energy failure. To be sure, when 1.4 million people in San Diego County are without power for approximately 15 hours, causing...

Make the best of the San Diego blackouts

by Chris Pocock

September 11, 2011

As the lights went out all around the county this week, so too came the barbecues, steaks and bottles of high-end beer. Neighborhoods came alive with residents enjoying the halcyon weather and clear night skies on rooftops, a...

A chance for remembrance and reflection

by Chris Pocock

September 7, 2011

There is not a single American older than 16 who doesn’t remember the day four airplanes plunged into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania. What began as any other morning turned into a surreal nightmare. In a heartbeat, more than 2,000 lives ...

News to know from around the world

by Chris Pocock

September 6, 2011

International In the throes of a budget crisis, the government in Italy has sought austerity measures as a solution, much to the dismay of many residents in the country. Air traffic and public transportation in Italy grinded to a halt ...

Expanded bike lane smart move by A.S.

by Randy Wilde

September 6, 2011

Students were greeted by a few changes to the highways and byways throughout campus upon returning for the new semester. The beautifully repainted permanent bike lane on Campanile Walkway is a long-awaited triumph. And the new perpendicular rout...

Fire tax burns rural residents

by Heather Rushall

September 4, 2011

We’ve all felt the sting of the downturn in the economy throughout the last several years; smaller paychecks, fewer grants, increased tuition, decreased class availability — the list goes on. Several months into the deba...

SDSU blows smoke with health concerns

by Richard McPheters

August 30, 2011

For the last three years I’ve considered myself an average cigarette smoker. From Parliament Lights to Natural American Spirits, I’ve had my fair share of tobacco intake. But I’ve never felt my right to light up more infringed than it is now. ...

New smoking policy protects students

by Randy Wilde

August 30, 2011

I’ve heard quite a few complaints from smokers regarding San Diego State’s new, strikingly titled “Smoking in Designated Areas Policy,” which went into effect August 22. The new regulation drastically increases the limitations governi...