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BEYOND BELIEF: New Atheists

Gabriel Spatuzzi

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

"The New Atheists" is a term applied to a collection of contemporary writers, polemicists, scientists and intellectuals who cite the 9/11 terrorist attacks as the catalyst for their fervent public criticism of religion and unreason. Many accuse the New Atheists of being too militant. Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and prominent atheist, has called them...

PRO: Pedestrians vs Drivers

Alec Fernandes

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Picture this: southern California is consumed by smog, yet the sun manages to shine through the dingy atmosphere. The breeze is pleasant and gas is $5 a gallon, so you decide to get some exercise while saving the Earth by walking to work. Then suddenly you've been run over by a crazy driver who's in an excessive hurry. Now, considering you fulfilled the pedestrian duties...

CON: Pedestrians vs Drivers

Cecilia Areta

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Drivers frequently question why pedestrians insist on staggering through crosswalks despite the blinking red hand signal. Everyone on the road wants to get to where they need to be, so why is it okay for pedestrians to skip turns without consequence while drivers are penalized even for the "California roll". According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles driver...

Padre tickets a real steal

Joshua Vincent

April 25, 2011

Filed under SPORTS

For sports fans on a budget, there are few bargains better than going to a Padres game. According to the San Diego Business Journal (sdbj.com), tickets and concessions at Petco Park are the second cheapest in all of baseball. Not bad for a team that missed the playoffs by one game just a year ago. By comparison, the cheapest price index belongs to the Arizona Diamondbacks,...

None of your business, UN

City Times Editorial Board

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Ever wonder which of the events in your life your children will look back on and be appalled by? Look around - you are living through one right this minute. On March 19, the United Nations, international peacekeeping organization, bounded over its designed circumference into the Libya's intranational civil war. According to their website, the UN's purpose is "maintaining...

BOOK REVIEW: The Pale King

Cecilia Areta

April 25, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Throughout his career, the late David Foster Wallace had proven to make fictions of ordinary life into something extraordinary. His latest, albeit unfinished, book, "The Pale King", explores the excruciating boredom of employees at an Internal Revenue Service tax centre in Illinois. Wallace was an influential writer who composed nine books of short stories, essays, literary...

An all-American meal in Hillcrest

Scott McLean

April 25, 2011

Filed under FEATURES

Old school design with a modern taste is how Brian's American Eatery in Hillcrest serves up comfort food to late-night party crowds and families alike. Brian's restaurant is not your basic coffee shop; it is a coffee shop with flair, lots of it. Brian's has been a local Hillcrest hangout for late-night groups looking to sober up and for families looking to get a good meal. Brian's...

Critical Cavalier: “Source Code” keeps you guessing

Tom Andrew

April 25, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Sgt. Chris Colter (Jake Gyllenhaal) is given a mission: find a bomb on a Chicago commuter train and find out who the bomber is before he is able to set another one to go off. Colter has eight minutes to accomplish his mission, and if he doesn't, he will be sent back again until he does. Colter is part of a program called Source Code. It's a program that is run by a Dr. Rutledge...

Social Medium: Cuts to education affect welfare recipient

Sandra Galindo

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Budget cuts have hit the most vulnerable families. The dream of academic achievement fades with access to the education we needed to step out of poverty. Thousands of students on welfare and attending the community colleges in San Diego are left out, wondering what to do next. Recently, I visited Public Consulting Group, a private firm that serves state and local health and...

Professor Miller walks the walk

Shane Finneran

April 25, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Jim Miller is a professor who practices what he teaches. Each semester, Miller guides dozens of students through his English and Labor Studies classes at San Diego City College. He has played key roles in local literary projects like the school's International Book Fair and the San Diego Writers Collective. Miller also serves as a political action vice president and does...

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