The Collegian

Open records are essential

Editoral Board

March 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

  Our founding fathers set forth a government with clear stipulations for the President, Congress and the Supreme Court. What they didn’t outline was how transparent each branch of government must be. Not because they were big on secrets but because for them open government was just common sense. Ti...

Flood leaves reporter, native with new views

Chris Mangan

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

When I left Brookings less than two years ago, my future was uncertain. I was interning at the Capital Journal in my hometown of Pierre with no idea what I was going to do after that summer. Luckily things worked out and I was offered the sports editor position at the end of the summer. It was my drea...

SA encourages students to find time for change

Stuart Hughes

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

While SDSU is the place we chose to call home, anyone who’s been here for a while has something to complain about. Whether it’s the constant expansion of the university and alleged loss of educational quality, ever-rising tuition rates, the over-priced food that we are force-fed for the first two y...

Columnist shares unwatched movie ratings, predictions

Caleb Bruynes

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I love to watch movies. On average, I’d say I watch four movies per week, so I’ve gotten pretty good at predicting plots and overall quality before watching them. I thought maybe I’d help you guys out with some new movies. Again, keep in mind that I have not seen them; I’m simply offering my ...

Movie hopes to inspire others’ strengths

Emily Goldthwaite Fries

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

As a person of faith, I feel compelled to ask myself what qualities it takes for any one of us to address an injustice much bigger than we are. How do we look within ourselves to find those strengths that give us the power to make a real difference? One of my personal heroes is Shelby Knox, a brillian...

Religous beliefs held high

keenan.watson

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In general, the government should not force religious-affiliated organizations to provide insurance for things that violate their religious beliefs. This particular instance involves making organizations with religious affiliations like the Catholic Church cover insurance for items such as contraceptives, w...

Wet campus arguments need more thought

Editoral Board

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Issue: The Students’ Association passed a resolution supporting the allowance of alcohol in upperclassman housing for people at least 21 years old. Just because USD is doing it doesn’t mean we should. USD university officials approved a new alcohol policy for fall 2012 that will allow alcohol in the uppe...

Women’s care not political

Hassan Ali

February 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I stand with President Obama on his administration’s rule on contraception. I stand with the millions of women across America who use contraception. I stand with the 98 percent of catholic women who use contraception. Telling religious affiliated organizations, not churches, to provide contraception coverage to t...

Columnist says make empathy priority in 2012

Julia DeCook

February 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The emotion of empathy seems to be on a downward spiral. The other night at Wal-Mart I noticed an old man who could barely walk, pushing a cart by himself. Many people just walked by him without even offering to help. It was windy, cold and awful outside,yet nobody had the decency to help this old m...

Yearbook could be revived online

myork

February 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

SDSU lost an invaluable student publication just one decade ago. Running for a period of 103 years from 1898 till 2001, the Jackrabbit yearbook was a yearly chronicle of the best (and worst) of SDSU from the students’ point of view. The Jackrabbit was funded, designed, and produced entirely by students, an...

Lessons learned from a vegetarian debate

Andy Jensen

February 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

For some reason I am becoming the king of controversy. My first opinion topic was horse slaughter, which generated comments like reproducing rabbits (which, well, I think you get the picture). Then just the other day I was checking out Facebook and I saw a someecard (you know, they have a colored back...

Old advertisement sparks memories of laughter, tears

Bob Chell

February 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I don’t know how long the sign has been gone, certainly not as many years as it towered above the truck stop, that is for sure. Those of us who lived West River mark the trip west with icons common to all; Al’s, the Chamberlain hills, Wall Drug, as well as others known only to ourselves. The sign was...