The Daily Aztec

Demand freedom, not prohibitions, from in-class electronics

by Kenneth Leonard

November 13, 2013

I’m disappointed to share the following with you, dear reader: I’m still taking classes with professors who insist students take only hand-written notes. I still have professors who forbid the use of electronics in class at...

Haters gonna hate, but Halloween is for fun

by Kenneth Leonard

October 31, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, the opinion section of this newspaper is often full of negativity. Sometimes I agree wholeheartedly with the staff writers here at The Aztec, but sometimes they get a little too serious and they need a reminder...

Students must bring change to government

by Kenneth Leonard

October 14, 2013

The U.S. Congress has a 90 percent incumbency rate and a historically low approval rating of five percent. This means members of Congress are almost universally viewed as incompetent, but the same idiots keep getting reelected....

Cyrus haters need to lighten up

by Kenneth Leonard

August 28, 2013

"Twerk not, vile sprite. Quivering flanks the world traverse in an instant, regret endures beyond rehab's repeated eternities." — Christopher Moore Regardless of what is happening in Syria or Washington D.C. or anywhere else...

Students need relief from debt crisis

by Kenneth Leonard

August 22, 2013

The end of summer is here and if you are reading this the odds are pretty good that you’re getting ready to begin another year of school at San Diego State, which is a good thing. Becoming more educated is always a good idea. Unfortunately,...

Filner apologizes while hanging on to mayorship

by Kenneth Leonard

July 12, 2013

Like so many rats leaping into the ocean as a ship goes down, Mayor Bob Filner’s staffers are abandoning ship at a breakneck pace, hurriedly distancing themselves from the disgraced career politician they were all so happy to hitch their wagons to during the last election. Defectors from team Filner are ...

For Franklin, NBA draft is smart move

by Kenneth Leonard

July 8, 2013

An idealist may say education is, in and of itself, a gift that keeps on giving. There’s no way to overemphasize the importance of education, and here at San Diego State, many of us feel very strongly about the inherent value...

Terrorist attacks can’t defeat our shared humanity

by Kenneth Leonard

April 16, 2013

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my...