Opinion and Editorial

ACTA has the same dangers as PIPA and SOPA, January 25, 2012, The Daily Aztec

ACTA has same dangersFor this column I took a look at the reasons and potential impacts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, compared to recent acts that had been rejected following widespread public outcry. The column received a lot of attention, breaking several social media records for The Daily Aztec at the time. As of April 2014, it’s the third most read story on the website, with commenters from around the world. Download as a PDF

On 100 years of service to the SDSU community – Nov. 25, 2013, The Daily Aztec

centennial editorialThis editorial was written for a special issue I was directly in charge of, commemorating the centennial of The Daily Aztec at San Diego State University. The issue contains compilations and summaries of some historic stories published by the newspaper, several of which I wrote and compiled.

 

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Peters battles for the 52nd, Oct. 25, 2012, The Daily Aztec

peters battlesFor this story I took an in-depth look at the Democratic candidate in one of the few closely contested Congressional races nationwide during the 2012 elections. Scott Peters, the subject of the article, had a long history in San Diego politics, having served as the first ever City Council president. He went on to became one of the few Democratic pickups of the midterm elections.

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Baby boomers pass blame for climate inaction, Dec. 2, 2012, The Daily Aztec

Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 8.34.09 PMA KPBS interview with author Richard Louv, best known for Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, led to column in which I defended the often criticized millennial generation. The columned elicited a response from Louv himself, who agreed he had overgeneralized during the interview and invited to meet in person to discuss the work of younger generations in environmental issues.

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Sex offenders are people too, Sept. 17, 2012, The Daily Aztec

In this story I analyzed the fairness of restrictive rules for housing and employment of registered sex offenders in San Diego and the cycle of crime and homelessness they create. As of April 2014 it is one of the top 10 most read stories on The Daily Aztec website.

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Students blind to toxic threat, April 19, 2012, The Daily Aztec

A few years after a couple of cases of brain cancer on the San Diego State campus, I wrote this column analyzing the presence—and response to—asbestos. Because most older building contain the highly toxic substance I looked into an often ignored monitor and abatement system within the university.

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