“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 mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are [...]
A merica is the greatest country in the world. You’ve heard this before and if you’re like me, you grew up believing America was perched atop the global ladder with nary a challenger in sight. However, it’s hard to argue in favor of American exceptionalism nowadays, and the very idea of a single nation being [...]
Kenneth Leonard Senior Staff Columnist The gun control debate rages on in U.S. In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the discourse intensified substantially and it seems as though lawmakers may be prepared to create stricter gun control laws. On the Jan. 7 episode of Piers Morgan’s TV program, [...]
Every year, various media outlets criticize atheists and secularists for waging an alleged war on Christmas. Isn’t it time for us to collectively stop pretending Christmas is still a religious holiday and appreciate it for the hedonistic, commercialized celebration it truly is? Like clockwork, billboards spring up in December, encouraging passersby to “Keep the [...]
Confused Facebook users have been posting a viral status update, which supposedly exempts them from Facebook’s terms of service. One can only assume these are the same users who thought “liking” the “Kony 2012” video would end genocide in Africa. Don’t bother posting it, my fellow Aztecs. The whole thing is a hoax. Social media [...]
I left active duty in the U.S. Army almost two years ago, and when Veterans Day rolls around every November, the same thought always crosses my mind: Please, don’t say “thank you.”
Afired-up President Barack Obama took former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to task on a variety of issues Tuesday night in an intense town hall-style debate at Hofstra University, because apparently New York University wasn’t available.
Many students may not remember U-T San Diego when it was owned by Copley Press Inc. It’s hard to imagine, given the current state of the U-T, but there was a time when it was a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper.
In the wake of the catastrophic attacks on 9/11, Americans searched for meaning in the face of tragedy. One area where the search for meaning got weird was the flood of post-9/11 music.
In remembrance of the anniversary of the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001, we asked some of The Daily Aztec writers to share their views on how America and their memories of that unforgettable day have changed in the past 11 years.
I am not a huge fan of President Barack Obama. He is a flawed man with a flawed presidency and there are several ways in which he could be performing more effectively.
His intrepid spirit was an inspiration to untold millions, as he demonstrated the potential we, as humans, have if we reach for the stars. Or the moon, whatever.