The Daily Aztec

Standing up to the AS machine

by Joe Stewart

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s 7 a.m. The alarm rings. Start the coffee if you’ve not yet accepted the convenience of buying a cup. Take a shower, collect your things and get on your way. How much can you accomplish today and how much will you set...

Massacre is direct result of Jones’ Quran burning

by John Anderson

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Pastor Terry Jones of the ironically named Dove World Outreach Center is a self-righteous bigot. His malignant assumptions about faith resemble a fetid cancer, oozing into our national conscious and slowly rotting our values into tainted waste. Sanctimonious a...

Inefficiency stems from feeble party system

by Randy Wilde

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Compromise is a lost art. Nowhere is this troubling truth more evident than in our own hamstrung government bodies. We love to point fingers at our elected representatives and raise hell about corrupt, inefficient bureaucrats in Sacramento and...

More requirements impart personal growth

by Stacey Oparnica

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Do me a favor and think back to your high school days. For a majority of us, it seems like an eternity has passed since we were confined to those classrooms, sitting at desks next to friends and absorbing knowledge from biology,...

City Council attempts to circumvent voters

by Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In a move to further thwart the will of California voters, San Diego’s legislature is looking to approve a virtual ban on legal marijuana dispensaries within city limits. The Council aims to make legal access impossible by...

Congress must end vast overspending

by Brody Burns

April 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In an era of unrivaled political excess, it seems as if the only group protected from budget cuts are our very own congressional representatives. As it stands now, the national debt is a staggering $14.2 trillion. But you would...

Political rhetoric ostracizes moderates

by Jacob Clark

April 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Since the midterm elections last November, the Republican Party has showered us with fanfare about how triumphant its return to power will be next year. Allegedly, overzealous spending will be controlled, justice will be restored...

Opinion Cartoon: 4-11-11

by Staff

April 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion, The Back Page

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Why Zingg should win the presidential race

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

This past week the San Diego State community got its first — and only — look at the three finalists vying to fill SDSU President Stephen L. Weber’s shoes when he retires on July 5. During their two-day visit, each candidate took an hour to t...

Demand global ban on shark finning

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

They caught one. The fisherman quickly drags the frantic shark up to the bloodstained deck of the boat. The shark has a large metal hook through its mouth, protruding grotesquely from its lower jaw, dripping blood and chunks of skin. Soon, a second man stan...

Censorship of Al Jazeera news is un-American

by John Anderson

April 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Unless you have something to do with your eyes, eating out alone can be a bit uncomfortable. As I sat in a nearly empty café sipping on my mint-infused lemonade trying not to stare at the chef, my eyes were drawn to the television...

With low acceptance rates, SDSU enters new chapter

by Brody Burns

April 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Montezuma Mesa is in the midst of a drastic change. San Diego State is overhauling its reputation as a perpetual spring break school, a mere mainstay on the Playboy Magazine party radar and a basketball-crazed campus. SDSU is challenging many Ivy League schools wit...