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Thoughts on graduation, nihilism and Wal-Mart

Thoughts on graduation, nihilism and Wal-Mart

by Kenneth Leonard // December 12, 2013

As this semester concludes and the majority of you shuffle off to your respective homes to enjoy winter break, some of us are graduating. I’m leaving...

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No excuses for poor student-voter turnout

No excuses for poor student-voter turnout

by Kenneth Leonard // November 19, 2013

This newspaper has run coverage of the special election taking place today, but what are the powers that will ensure a high turnout among college-age voters...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Prof. Ghassan Zakaria circulated this map in his Arabic 101 course at SDSU.

Map reveals divide amongst SDSU students

by Kenneth Leonard // September 23, 2013

Something has gone horribly wrong in the dispute between Israeli and Palestinian people, and there’s no reason to believe things are going to improve...

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Short shorts draw attention on campus

Exposed skin on campus harms nobody

by Kenneth Leonard // September 9, 2013

The impetus behind this column was a text message I received from a female colleague here at The Aztec. She was lamenting the proliferation of short, booty-exposing...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.’...

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