The Daily Aztec

Protest animal testing by buying elsewhere

by Stacey Oparnica

April 30, 2012

Ladies, I have a challenge for you. First, think of all the makeup you have stored away in your cosmetics bags and bathroom drawers: mascara, foundation, eyeliner, blush, concealer, bronzer, eye shadow, primer, lipstick and nail...

Rating AS execs on campaign promises

by Stacey Oparnica

March 14, 2012

Last spring, your current A.S. executive officers stood before you in Aztec Center and pledged to improve three major aspects about San Diego State: sustainability, leadership development and communication. Now in the midst of...

Get inflamed about treating sexual health

by Stacey Oparnica

February 12, 2012

Semi-virgins and nymphomaniacs alike, I have a few questions to ask you. Does it burn when you pee? Have you noticed any bumps, growths or abnormal discharge “down there?” Is it ever uncomfortable or painful to have sex? If you answ...

More caution needed against cyber stalking

by Stacey Oparnica

January 29, 2012

Attention, Facebookers: It’s not always necessary to let the world know what you’re doing. I would rather not know you’re updating your status from the toilet and you regret slathering so much hot sauce on your California bur...

UC smoking ban is step forward for health

by Stacey Oparnica

January 23, 2012

Cigarettes — chances are you either smoke them or despise them. Whatever your stance on “cancer sticks” may be, it’s safe to say it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to light up in public. It began in 1995 wh...

Enforce extra fines for driving while texting

by Stacey Oparnica

December 12, 2011

Few things are more intriguing than the sound of your phone’s text message notification. Whether you’re sleeping, studying for finals or jotting down notes in class, that familiar tone is enough to snap most people out of their menta...

Obesity epidemic weighs heavy on children

by Stacey Oparnica

November 21, 2011

We live in a nation where there’s always a little more stomach room for a side of fries, yet no time to spare for a little outdoor activity. We spend more time on our couch than on the treadmill, and more time Facebook stalking than hik...

Give students methods to end harassment

by Stacey Oparnica

November 14, 2011

Chances are you’ve experienced or observed sexual harassment before in some way, shape or form. From the college men and women who were polled, the prevalence of sexual harassment was almost identical; 62 percent of college...

Mandatory neutering program is essential

by Stacey Oparnica

November 9, 2011

We’ve all seen the heart-wrenching commercials. As Sarah MacLauchlan’s “Angel” plays in the background, photos of abandoned animals suffering behind wiry bars flash across our television screens. Although many of us instantly...

Compost plans no wasted effort

by Stacey Oparnica

November 1, 2011

Ever since I can remember, people have always been stunned by how much I can eat. I am always the first one at the dining table and I’m always the last to leave — a custom of mine that never ceases to puzzle and amuse my family. I a...