The Daily Aztec

Noise violation fines in College Area are unjust

by Chris Pocock

January 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

If you drive down College Avenue on a Friday night, you’re bound to witness a few spectacles: You’ll see at least one gaggle of freshly liquored underage girls, ambling home from a fraternity party in tiny, open-toed heels...

Public shaming is an effective alternative to prison

by John Anderson

January 23, 2011

Filed under Opinion

You open Facebook and your eyes dart to the top of your news feed. An old high school friend’s DUI mugshot glares back. Shame on you, Trey Parker Blitzin. I don’t know this guy anymore. Click. De-friend. Public shaming is making a comeback, and the Hunting...

Former Gov denies justice to Santos family

by Chris Pocock

January 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s been nearly two years since the tragic murder of San Diego Mesa College student Luis Santos, who was stabbed on 55th Street near Peterson Gym. The event sparked a tremendous response from nearly everyone on campus: Students held candle...

Attacking destructive gender role stereotypes

by Stacey Oparnica

January 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Enough is enough: It’s time to confront the most common gender misconceptions. More than likely, you’re guilty of condoning at least one or two of the many stereotypes that incorrectly define a man or a woman. The evidence may literally be sitt...

Mount Soledad cross violates the US constitution

by Randy Wilde

January 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The Constitution is not the infallible and timeless blueprint for life many Americans see it as. A very strict interpretation of the Constitution is not always the best way to judge what is best for our country and people in the here and ...

Gun laws give more than illusions of safety

by Leonardo Castaneda

January 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Just before finals week last semester, San Diego State student Michel David was walking her dog outside her apartment complex on 55th Street when she was brutally gunned down by her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Shoemake. After a verbal confrontation and multiple gunsh...

Demand alternatives to new Walmart center

by Staff

December 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Randy Wilde, Staff Columnist As a community, we have the right to choose what kind of products we want to buy and where we get them; that's consumer choice. And a Walmart superstore is not where we want to get groceries...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Anti-semitic slurs on campus

by Staff

December 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

There should be no tolerance for hateful vandalism targeting Jews here at SDSU To the Editor, During the week of Nov. 15, vandals defaced a student-made poster promoting a talk by Itamar Marcus, founder of Palestinian Media Wa...

Researchers halt aging with DNA treatment

by Staff

December 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

  By Leonardo Castaneda, Staff Columnist We finally did it. Forget about Botox or finding the fountain of youth, Harvard researchers have finally developed a youth potion — sort of. It won't grant you eternal youth or make you look 18 again, but this new genetic proced...

SD and Chula Vista battle for water rights

by Staff

December 7, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Walsh, Senior Staff Columnist One hundred years from now, countries will not be planning their geopolitical strategies around oil. Water will be the most sought-after resource in the world. Today, in our own backy...

Animal rights activists target UCLA researcher

by Staff

December 7, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Paige Nordeen, Senior Staff Columnist Oh, the joys of protesting. Americans have mastered this form of expression in many ways. From peaceful gatherings to obnoxious rallies, from boycotting a brand to sparking complete mayhem and pandemonium: Protesting ...

The US must bring civics into the classroom

by Staff

December 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Glendening, Staff Columnist Most of us weren’t even in high school when the Twin Towers fell. Since then, our country has faced many crises. Hurricane Katrina, corporate corruption, the great recession and th...