The Daily Aztec

Letter to the editor: 5-9-11

by Staff

May 8, 2011

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 4, 2011

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 4, 2011

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 4, 2011

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

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

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

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

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...

Make legal citizenship more accessible to immigrants

by Leonardo Castaneda

April 26, 2011

Immigration in America began with the wide-eyed British settlers who landed in Virginia centuries ago in their quests for a better life. Immediately after, the debate about who else should be allowed to come here began. As t...

Game bans essential for bigoted pros

by John Anderson

April 25, 2011

True panache: Cristal, beluga caviar, fine Italian suits and the two Kobes: beef and Bryant. Kobe Bryant is a velvet battering ram, a powerfully smooth scorer both on the court and off. Not only does he embody pure class,...

Racism alive and well in hospitality state

by Brody Burns

April 24, 2011

Racism isn’t dead. It’s seething in the deep South, occasionally rearing an ugly head of hatred, intolerance and ignorance, and proving that some of America still has much to learn. The latest instance surrounds a recent political poll conducted in Mississippi, which found unbelievable bigotry...

Sustainability: The high price of eating inexpensive food

by David Larom

April 20, 2011

Food is inexpensive in America. You can buy a burger or a liter of soda for less than $1. The problem is that the social and environmental costs of that inexpensive food have been swept under the rug. I’m not exaggerating when I say this inexpensive food...