As the spring semester begins its downward spiral, students daydream of their summer plans: Leaving San Diego for home, going on a trip, working to save some cash or just beach bumming for a few months.
Compromise is a lost art. Nowhere is this troubling truth more evident than in our own hamstrung government bodies.
Spring is here. Let the Craigslist browsing and neighborhood reconnaissance missions begin. The race is on to figure out next year’s housing situation. Price and location are always imperative criteria for this difficult operation.
In case you don’t have to deal with the rage that comes with parking at San Diego State, then know your fellow Aztecs do. Steel sharks can often be sighted careening up and down the aisles, hungry and willing to forsake any shred of dignity in this parking frenzy.
Our democratic process has become a business, where influence is bought and sold like any other commodity. How did we get here? Simple – by letting corporations drown out the voices of citizens.
California is under water — but not from the rising sea level just yet. No, this deluge is of the financial sort.
Every student knows the start of a new semester can mean only one thing: It’s time to kiss your savings account goodbye. Tuition, fees, parking permits and, worst of all, textbooks conspire to force you back into starving student mode. Many make the dreaded phone call home to ask for extra funds.