The Collegian

Falken: Billboard battle more annoying than influential

Allen Falken

January 11, 2011


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Allen FalkenColumnist Last November an atheist group put up a billboard on the New York side of the Lincoln tunnel that read, "You Know it's a Myth: This Season, Celebrate Reason." Soon after, to show the atheists how silly they were behaving, The Catholic League put up a billboard on the New Jersey sid...

OP-ED: Ag industry highlights many benefits

Guest Column

December 7, 2010


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Guest Column In response to Mr. Kranz's, "Running on the White Line" article: Meat is defined as the muscle fiber of animals used for food. As agriculturists, it is our moral responsibility to ensure the proper CARE for our animals from birth to harvest. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc...

OP-ED: Clearing the smoke with Students? Association

Brett Monson

December 7, 2010


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Brett MonsonStudents? Association President I hope to clear up any possible confusion about the Smoking-Ban Resolution that was passed on the senate floor at the Nov. 29 Students' Association meeting. To clear up any misconceptions about what the resolution and the results entail, the senators voted 15 to 12 f...

COLUMN: Columnist shares the breathtaking story of a one extraordinary graduate student

Keith Brumley

December 7, 2010


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Keith BrumleyColumnist "Life," playwright Randy Achterhoff wrote, "is not about the number of breaths we take, but moments that take our breath away." To be sure, the story of Geng Lang Zhou, SDSU instructor of Mandarin Chinese and journalism graduate student, is breathtaking. Zhou's father cared deepl...

COLUMN: What Pope Benedict really said on the use of condoms

Father Andrew Dickinson

December 6, 2010


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Father Andrew DickinsonColumnist As a Catholic priest, I'm always delighted when people are talking about the Church. At the same time, I'm also frustrated when people are talking about the Church inaccurately. What did Pope Benedict really say about condoms in his recent book length interview with ...

COLUMN: Simplifying your life, learning from others, kindness toward others brings happiness

Kyle Kranz

December 6, 2010


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Kyle Kranz Greek philosopher Socrates wrote nothing down and so has not left a single written word behind after his death. He did, however, leave a lasting impression on his students that has continued to shape Western philosophy to this day. To end the semester I thought all of us could learn a bit from...

COLUMN: Only way to independence is to solve your own problems

Hannah McDermet

November 30, 2010


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Hannah McdermetDeviant Ink Slinger I just sat there, listening for what seemed like ages. I had no idea what to say. One of my best friends had just broken up with her boyfriend; the boyfriend she thought she was going to marry someday. She paused and gave me a look that said, "What do I do now?" I ...

COLUMN: Healthy eating leads to a healthy person, ?you truly are what you eat?

Kyle Kranz

November 30, 2010


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Kyle KranzRunning on the white Line Just a few weeks ago my girlfriend and I had our first Couch Surfer stay at our apartment. You actually may have seen him or talked to him on campus. He was here doing outreach to college students on the subject of veganism and vegetarianism. A vegetarian is one wh...

COLUMN: There is no real transition from a combat zone, just dormant pain

Jon Weiler

November 30, 2010


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Jon WeilerColumnist I'm working for a grocery company as a warehouse manager. It's interesting work. As my boss tells me (he's a former paratrooper too with 3rd BDE, 82nd Airborne Division), "...They're just groceries. No one is trying to kill us". This was part of an email that I received from a good fri...

Whimsies can be a barrier to quality relationships

Keith Brumley

November 16, 2010


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Keith BrumleyColumnist One of my friends put it this way: "The problem with the perfect woman is that she's looking for the perfect man ... and vice versa." This requires an assumption that no one is forever perfect. What's ideal, however one defines it, is fleeting and momentary. Still, you'd think...

Super Student Lesson V: Houston we have a situation; the Eagle has landed

Tony Reiss

November 16, 2010


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Tony ReissSuper Student It's been awhile since I have celebrated someone's 21st birthday. I recently gave the honor of joining in the birthday celebration of a newly minted 21-year-old, and let me tell you a lot has changed since I entered the age of enlightenment so many moons ago. When I turned 21...

Nameless No More results: what a shock

staff

November 16, 2010


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Issue: The Nameless No More contest came to a close recently, and few were surprised by the results. Over the past several weeks, the SDSU Alumni Association has been the promoting the Nameless No More contest to finally, after 104 years, give SDSU's jackrabbit mascot an official name. The winning n...