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UCSD student should sue negligent DEA

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...

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AC Lounge raises temp on Adams

April 4, 2012

If University Heights’ quaint restaurants, quirky coffee shops and colorful storefronts constitute the heart of Adams Avenue, then its thorough selection...

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I Heart My Balls teste-fies for vital research

March 14, 2012

San Diego State student Josh Delgado and his brother Jacob have done something extraordinarily unconventional. At ages 22 and 24 respectively, they’ve...

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The Daily Aztec makes its A.S. endorsements

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....

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Damn, it really feels good to be a hipster

February 20, 2012

I was 15 years old when I encountered my first hipster in the wild. Admittedly, it was a confusing sight. He was paused at a stoplight on a fixed-wheel...

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M.I.A., flip PTC the bird

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...

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Prevent Internet censorship and the passage of SOPA

Prevent Internet censorship and the passage of SOPA

January 18, 2012

If you haven’t yet heard of the Stop Online Piracy Act by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock far removed from the multitude of cat videos...

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Paterno’s legacy is no excuse for negligence

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...

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Film industry must adapt

November 2, 2011

As you may or may not have noticed, swashbuckling is at an all-time low these days; splintery wooden legs and rusty iron hooks, too, have fallen out of...

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Shot is dose of sexual health

October 24, 2011

On Oct. 9, a California bill allowing minors to receive vaccinations against human papillomavirus without parental consent was signed into law. To say...

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Not enough ‘movement’ in Occupy protest

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...

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DA Radio: Not enough ‘movement’ in Occupy protest

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,...

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Alcohol checkout ban is under the influence

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...

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Guzzle good times at South Park tavern

September 28, 2011

Somewhere along the sprawling stretch of South Park is Hamilton’s Tavern, a local pub boasting as many returning customers as it does beer taps hanging...

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Donation inspires faith in Hirshman

September 26, 2011

July was an exceptionally hot month in San Diego: Boardwalks were teeming with brazen bikinied babes and youngsters covered in the aftermath of melted...

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Disc golf an inexpensive way to relax outside

September 15, 2011

Two of our country’s greatest pastimes — golfing and Frisbee — are entertaining, but have their downsides. Combine the two, however, and it creates...

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Make the best of the San Diego blackouts

September 11, 2011

As the lights went out all around the county this week, so too came the barbecues, steaks and bottles of high-end beer. Neighborhoods came alive with...

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A chance for remembrance and reflection

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...

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News to know from around the world

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...

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A midlife crisis in reverse

August 22, 2011

Recently I’ve realized I’m deep in the folds of a midlife crisis. I’ve avoided the traditional aspects of growing old — the day I find my first...

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Debt deal abuses student welfare

Debt deal abuses student welfare

August 7, 2011

Americans, it’s time to rejoice. The raucous storm clouds of our nation’s debt crisis have passed, the thunderous political rhetoric surrounding...

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Raise insults starving students

July 24, 2011

Dear esteemed members of the CSU Board of Trustees, Consider this my application for president of San Diego State University. I realize the $50,000...

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Young the Giant crafts relatable, catchy gems

July 10, 2011

Normally it takes at least a few good listens of an album before its greatness can be determined. In the case of Young the Giant’s self-titled...

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Gay Marriage, Libya and Surfing Madonna

June 26, 2011

International: The U.S. House of Representatives sent a mixed message to the White House, refusing to authorize further military operations in Libya, but...

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Taming the mythic beast that is Sasquatch

June 12, 2011

It wasn’t until Friday that the truth of what we had gotten ourselves into finally sank in. By then my car was already a canvas of the preceding...

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DJ Benny Benassi brings the house down

May 12, 2011

The Daily Aztec: In the title track of your upcoming album “Electroman,” you feature T- Pain. What was it like working with T-Pain, and what did...

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Follow Osama’s death with rebuilding

May 8, 2011

What began as an ordinary pilgrimage to Love Library for a group project was transformed the minute I heard the news: “We killed the bastard,” a woman...

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Possible budget cuts target disadvantaged

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...

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Tenure flunks fair treatment for teachers

April 20, 2011

It takes guts to be a new teacher these days. Nearly every sector of the economy has been hit hard in the wake of California’s increasing deficit,...

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Sustainability: Water bottle industry reigns on plastic throne

April 20, 2011

Imagine an industry that takes naturally produced goods and sells them back to you, the consumer, marked up by more than 10,000 times the actual value....

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End nears, nothing changes

April 18, 2011

SAN DIEGO — In another blistery rash of pre-apocalyptic fever, billboards around San Diego are predicting the apocalypse will occur on May 21. Local...

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No checks on accountability in A.S. election

March 24, 2011

We’ve all graduated high school, but it’s a little premature to say the campaign strategies of Associated Students candidates have grown much from...

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BUk FiDy is worth nothing

March 22, 2011

I’m sure all of you are on the edge of your seat for this week’s Associated Students election. Nevermind the whole “performing your civic duties”...

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Tragedy can’t make us fear studying abroad

March 13, 2011

More than a week ago, San Diego State student Austin Bice made national news. Sadly, the news wasn’t because of some nationally recognized sporting...

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Wisconsin gov attempts to seize labor union rights

March 9, 2011

I’ve never met Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, but I can definitely tell you the kind of kid he was growing up: In middle school, he most likely...

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TONGUE IN CHEEK: Staying abreast of Mardi Gras

March 8, 2011

SAN DIEGO STATE— Mardi Gras is soon to be in full swing, and many students on campus are rushing to stay abreast of the upcoming celebrations. Several...

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Censorship was a bad call by Athletic Department

February 28, 2011

There was no shortage of bad calls made last Saturday. Despite a harrowing attempt by San Diego State, excess fouls against SDSU and missed double...

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Turtle mauling at SDSU pond, one student killed

February 17, 2011

SAN DIEGO STATE — In yet another case of Valentine’s Day gone hopelessly wrong, one SDSU student was violently mauled by turtles in SDSU’s turtle...

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BYU basketball tickets should be sold online

February 15, 2011

The long wait for San Diego State men’s basketball tickets has become somewhat of a religious phenomenon. It begins with one lone, devout fan arriving...

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Microlending is ethical way to give foreign aid

February 9, 2011

There’s an old Chinese proverb that states, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”...

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Greed is Achilles’ heel of music industry

January 30, 2011

Look no further than the recording industry to see Charles Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest” in full swing. Record companies duke...

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Noise violation fines in College Area are unjust

January 24, 2011

If you drive down College Avenue on a Friday night, you’re bound to witness a few spectacles: You’ll see at least one gaggle of freshly liquored underage...

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Former Gov denies justice to Santos family

January 21, 2011

It’s been nearly two years since the tragic murder of San Diego Mesa College student Luis Santos, who was stabbed on 55th Street near Peterson Gym. The...

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Allow street art on walls of new Aztec Center

December 6, 2010

By Chris Pocock, Staff Columnist Call it the working man’s art exhibit: a pandemic of posters featuring a stark black and white face staring...

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