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UCSD student should sue negligent DEA

by Chris Pocock

May 2, 2012

Like many of you, I have an issue with the Drug Enforcement Agency. I’m no jaded, conspiracy-perpetuating stoner with an ax to grind, nor am I crazy about white powder — unless it’s being stirred into my morning coffee....

The Daily Aztec makes its A.S. endorsements

by Chris Pocock

March 13, 2012

Like many of the organizations on campus, one of the responsibilities of The Daily Aztec is to endorse candidates for office as Associated Students executives. The next year will be pivotal to the future of San Diego State, not...

M.I.A., flip PTC the bird

by Chris Pocock

February 7, 2012

If you were one of millions of viewers watching Sunday’s Super Bowl game, I’d like to offer my humblest sympathies. No, I’m not talking to you, Patriot fans (the team in the shiny white and blue, for those fellow non-football ...

Paterno’s legacy is no excuse for negligence

by Chris Pocock

November 14, 2011

Last Wednesday, a legacy ended. Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history, was fired because of a failure to report sex crimes of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky to authorities. ...

Shot is dose of sexual health

by Chris Pocock

October 25, 2011

On Oct. 9, a California bill allowing minors to receive vaccinations against human papillomavirus without parental consent was signed into law. To say the bill caused controversy is an incredible understatement: Religious conservatives decrie...

Not enough ‘movement’ in Occupy protest

by Chris Pocock

October 16, 2011

Wanted: one leader of revolutionary quality. Must be strong, motivated, a forward thinker (and speaker) who can transform a mob of thousands into a worthwhile, activist organization. Prior experience not necessary. Such is the need of Occupy San Diego, ...

DA Radio: Not enough ‘movement’ in Occupy protest

by Chris Pocock

October 15, 2011

Within a week, the bite of this assembly has evaporated. The thousand protesters occupying last week have dwindled down to a few hundred. Opinion Editor, Chris Pocock, discusses the movement. Listen to his full column below or...

Alcohol checkout ban is under the influence

by Chris Pocock

October 10, 2011

There are certain fundamental tenets our country is founded on: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are the obvious ones, which, if you channel your high school U.S. history class, you’ll remember are central to the Declaration...

A chance for remembrance and reflection

by Chris Pocock

September 7, 2011

There is not a single American older than 16 who doesn’t remember the day four airplanes plunged into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania. What began as any other morning turned into a surreal nightmare. In a heartbeat, more than 2,000 lives ...

News to know from around the world

by Chris Pocock

September 6, 2011

International In the throes of a budget crisis, the government in Italy has sought austerity measures as a solution, much to the dismay of many residents in the country. Air traffic and public transportation in Italy grinded to a halt ...