The Daily Aztec

If I was a cool kid

by Caitlin Johnson

May 2, 2014

As I recently meandered around campus, wandering aimlessly to further procrastinate on my projects, I began to notice a trend. So many students were proudly sporting interesting types of clothing. No, it wasn't anything Lady Gaga-ish. No one was wear...

Crazy thing called life

by Caitlin Johnson

April 18, 2014

I’m finally beginning to understand that the only definite thing in life is death. Morbid, but true. You can plan things all you want, but there’s never a solid guarantee they’re going to happen the way you think they will. Two...

Senioritis is not a joke

by Caitlin Johnson

April 12, 2014

I’d like to address a serious topic that inflicts millions of students across the nation each year: Senioritis. It’s a real disease. Naysayers will talk it down, saying it’s just a side effect of lazy students with nothing...

Spring breaking bad

by Caitlin Johnson

March 28, 2014

Ah, spring break. It's the time of year college students all across the country take a break from drinking and partying for more drinking and partying. I've never been much into the craze of getting as drunk as possible and...

Bad luck of the Irish

by Caitlin Johnson

March 17, 2014

Everyone wants to be a little bit Irish. I know I have some green in my blood, as a mutt with a lineage tracing all across Europe. But the real reason anyone claims to be Irish is because we are trying to use it as an excuse for...

The pursuit of happiness

by Caitlin Johnson

March 7, 2014

A few months ago a friend asked what I would wish for if I could have just one thing out of life. As nearsighted as I am, I told him I wanted to finish school. “What else?” he asked. Surprisingly, I didn’t know how...

It’s not always sunny in San Diego

by Caitlin Johnson

February 28, 2014

Being a San Diegan is tough. Everyone thinks we have it so easy, as part of the only region in the country that isn’t currently buried in snow. But we have our own problems, I assure you--San Diego isn’t always fluffy clouds...

The best Valentine’s date of all: Me, myself and I

by Caitlin Johnson

February 14, 2014

I’ve never cared much for Valentine’s Day, but it is a good excuse for me to get all fancied up and be treated to something nice. This year, I have the perfect date: Me. I’ve been single for a while now, so this year...