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On 100 years of service to the SDSU community

On 100 years of service to the SDSU community

by Leonardo Castaneda // November 25, 2013

A good newspaper is many things. It is timely, accurate and well written. It should be informative yet entertaining. But I believe playwright Arthur...

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What Super Mario Bros. character is your candidate?

by Leonardo Castaneda // November 12, 2013

San Diego’s special mayoral election has been compared to a lot of things: a horse race (dark horse Mike Aguirre anyone?), a contest, a marathon (and...

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Emerald brings troubleshooting to City Council

by Leonardo Castaneda // March 3, 2013

Councilmember Marti Emerald is “The Troubleshooter.” She first earned the title as an investigative reporter, and when she was elected to represent...

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eSports brings together gamers of all levels

by Leonardo Castaneda // February 28, 2013

When I was a kid, my Super Nintendo Entertainment System and I were inseparable. I’d spend hours in front of the TV throwing barrels with Donkey Kong...

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Macklemore is a thrifty seller with NBA “Wings” promo

by Leonardo Castaneda // February 28, 2013

Macklemore knows a bargain when he sees one. The star, alongside producer Ryan Lewis, of the hit song “Thrift Shop” recently landed a huge gig on the...

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Netflix breaks new ground with saucy ‘House of Cards’

by Leonardo Castaneda // February 18, 2013

“Groundbreaking” is arguably the most overused adjective in a critic’s vocabulary. Any TV show deviating just slightly from the traditional formula...

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Students’, staff’s right to tobacco goes up in smoke

by Leonardo Castaneda // February 11, 2013

No one likes smokers. They stink, cough and have a tendency to leave a trail of cigarette butts behind them like cancerous Hansels and Gretels. Picking...

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Tipping puts waiters at the mercy of greedy bullies

Tipping puts waiters at the mercy of greedy bullies

by Leonardo Castaneda // February 3, 2013

The Internet has a funny way of turning average Joes and couch potatoes into armchair crusaders. A prime example of online vigilantism came when a waitress...

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We watched (the news) while you slept

We watched (the news) while you slept

by Leonardo Castaneda // January 17, 2013

Christmas presents have been opened, (too much) eggnog has been drunk and the New Years Day hangover has been survived. This means winter break is finished...

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Baby boomers pass blame for climate inaction

by Leonardo Castaneda // December 2, 2012

The Muppets are making a comeback. They’ve had a well-received movie and Elmo’s involvement in child abuse allegations bodes well for the impeccably...

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The restart of the age of Pax Obama

by Leonardo Castaneda // November 9, 2012

This election was a defining moment in U.S. history and it would be presumptuous to claim to already understand what it all means. However, at The...

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Mayoral race: Filner is the lesser of two evils

by Leonardo Castaneda // November 6, 2012

San Diego is a moderate city. Its moderate weather causes panic whenever it deviates from 72 degrees. It’s a moderately wealthy city, with a median...

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