In the past couple of weeks, the news has been filled with the latest revelations, condemnations and speculations regarding the Oscar Pistorius murder case. Some background information for those not in the know: Oscar Pistorius is a South African Olympic athlete and Paralympic champion in track and field; he is also a double-amputee (his blade-like prosthetic legs have earned him the nickname “Blade Runner”). Pistorius allegedly murdered his girlfriend, model and anti-domestic violence activist Reeva Steenkamp.
Every quarter $49.89 of your tuition is technically a compulsory campus-based student fee — there, I said it. This bureaucratically-named quarterly fee is completely the result of students voting to hike up their own tuition so that A.S. Council has a pool of money to pay for things like beer and Sun God.
If you found yourself on Library Walk last Tuesday, you might have seen a San Diego State University student’s (or students’) cave paintings chalked on the ground. The depictions aired out some long-held stereotypes surrounding UCSD — that the females attending UCSD are unattractive, that the campus is socially dead and that our Division II sports programs and lack of a football team are laughable.