The Daily Aztec

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...

Creationism has no place in biology classes

by Stacey Oparnica

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Pseudoscience is still flooding into our nation’s public high schools. Data reported by the National Survey of High School Biology Teachers revealed that 13 percent of U.S. high school biology educators advocate creationism in clas...

Farewell to our favorite campus bartender

by Joe Stewart

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye. We know it as Louie’s. Those before us knew it as Monty’s; before them, Henry’s. Students have socialized and wound down at the pub for more than three decades. “Louie’s is the only place near campus where you’ll ne...

Eating out often will demolish your health and wallet

by John Anderson

February 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I know you're busy – we all are. Between classes, work, extracurricular activities and socializing there is hardly room to breathe, let alone eat. If you're like me, you consume whatever you can whenever there’s time. If that means the drive-through at Jack in th...

BYU basketball tickets should be sold online

by Chris Pocock

February 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The long wait for San Diego State men’s basketball tickets has become somewhat of a religious phenomenon. It begins with one lone, devout fan arriving far earlier than most sane people would ever consider reasonable. Once the original prostration occurs, Azte...

Egyptians must fight for a true democracy

by Leonardo Castaneda

February 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Americans fought for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The French died for liberty, equality and brotherhood. Egyptians marched for dignity — the sense of self-respect that every human being deserves, through education,...

MEChA clarifies its cultural history and political goals

by Staff

February 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Related story:  MEChA movement was founded on historical fallacies Leonardo Castaneda misrepresented the true history and philosophy of MEChA To the editor of the Opinion section of The Daily Aztec: This letter is in ...

A new amendment to end corporate rule

by Randy Wilde

February 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Our democratic process has become a business, where influence is bought and sold like any other commodity. How did we get here? Simple – by letting corporations drown out the voices of citizens. “It’s our democracy, we bought it, we paid for it...

New bill could create Internet kill switch in US

by John Anderson

February 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

President Barack Obama sits in a bunker deep under the White House, his entire cabinet gathered around him at a circular “situation” table. The lights are dim; a cloud of smoke hangs in the air as numerous officials attempt to steady their nerves. Secreta...

Amplified sexuality on TV misguides teens

by Stacey Oparnica

February 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Seductive. Risqué. Tantalizing. With tongues hanging out, Americans love — no, we worship — anything and everything that even suggests sex appeal. From dramatic television shows to Hollywood movies, entertainment media is...