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Local food vital to urban reform

by Randy Wilde

February 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Last Tuesday’s San Diego City Council meeting proved to be a critical moment in shaping the future of this city. The council voted unanimously to approve a set of reforms to urban agriculture regulations. The new rules now allow...

Focus on more cash flow, not CSU salaries

by Randy Wilde

January 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

When times are tough it’s easy to point to a distant individual or group of decision-makers — preferably mysterious and bureaucratic — as a deserving scapegoat. No one can dispute that times are tough in the realm of California e...

Aztec Water is best bottled water at SDSU

by Randy Wilde

November 30, 2011

Filed under Uncategorized

Disposable plastic water bottles are probably the stupidest product ever to give birth to a multi-billion dollar industry. The idea — expending enormous energy to enclose the same fluid coming out of your sink in petroleum products j...

PETA’s slavery lawsuit serves no porpoise

by Randy Wilde

October 31, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Shamu and the gang have become a revered symbol of America’s finest city — at least according to Ron Burgundy — not to mention one of San Diego’s biggest tourist draws. But now an outside force conspires to tarnish our prid...

Evac plans lacking in class

by Randy Wilde

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

This Thursday, San Diego State will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. No evacuations will be staged, but students will be asked to practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” protocol. Knowing how to...

Expanded bike lane smart move by A.S.

by Randy Wilde

September 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Students were greeted by a few changes to the highways and byways throughout campus upon returning for the new semester. The beautifully repainted permanent bike lane on Campanile Walkway is a long-awaited triumph. And the new perpendicular rout...

New smoking policy protects students

by Randy Wilde

August 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I’ve heard quite a few complaints from smokers regarding San Diego State’s new, strikingly titled “Smoking in Designated Areas Policy,” which went into effect August 22. The new regulation drastically increases the limitations governi...

History classes must recognize LGBT events

by Randy Wilde

July 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

There was a time when African-American perspectives or the contributions of women in history or social science education would have been considered radical and uncouth. Now it’s hard to imagine how any self-respecting instructor c...

Purify ‘brown’ water to solve SD water crisis

by Randy Wilde

July 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Sometimes it takes time for solid reasoning and hard facts to overcome knee-jerk reactions and misconceptions. After originally vetoing plans to open a new Water Purification Demonstration Project, Mayor Jerry Sanders recently...

Garbage pickup plan scraps private streets

by Randy Wilde

May 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever wondered where your trash goes after your bins are magically emptied each week? Well, after it is picked up by either the San Diego Environmental Services Department or a private hauling company, it’s brought to San Diego’s only...