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San Diego County opening vaccination site at Viejas Arena

by Alexa Oslowski, Photo Editor March 22, 2021

Starting on March 23, Viejas Arena will become San Diego County’s newest vaccine site, according to an email sent by San Diego State President Adela de la Torre. On Monday, Board of Supervisors Chair...

The San Diego State men's basketball team celebrates winning the Mountain West Conference tournament title over Utah State on March 13, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

LET’S DANCE: Aztecs selected as No. 6 seed in NCAA Tournament, face Syracuse in Midwest region

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor March 18, 2021

After sweeping the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles, San Diego State men’s basketball is already a “lock” for the 2021 NCAA Tournament in Indiana. Now, they finally...

It’s okay to have had an unproductive year in quarantine

It’s okay to have had an unproductive year in quarantine

by Patrick Doyle, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021

It often feels like everyone except ourselves has emerged from this pandemic stronger. Reflecting upon a year of lockdowns resulting in a plethora of free time, it can feel disheartening for those who...

The San Diego County Administration Building on Harbor Drive.

San Diego County expanding vaccine eligibility to general public with high-risk medical conditions

by Josh Petrofsky, Contributor March 17, 2021

On Monday, March 15, San Diego County opened vaccine eligibility to members of the general public with high-risk medical conditions outlined in Phase 1C of the California vaccine rollout plan. Additional...

San Diego State freshmen move out of campus housing in mid-March amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Students remember chaos, uncertainty of coronavirus dorm closures last year

by Jeanette Giovanniello, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021

This week marks one year since San Diego State students went virtual and on-campus students were given just one day to move out. After classes were moved to an online platform and shelter-in-place orders...

Graphic by Em Burgess.

Quick Take: March kicks off with releases from big-name artists

by Jacob Sullivan, Contributor March 13, 2021

Since the start of 2021, music releases have seemed to be a minor discussion. The year for music has definitely started off slow, partly due to the heightened political climate, and record label regulations...

Column: Top ten ways to spend your rest and recovery days

Column: Top ten ways to spend your rest and recovery days

by Emily Forschen, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

If you’re following anyone on social media, you know how excited everyone is that spring break has been changed to a series of “recovery days” on different days throughout the semester.  With...

Screenshot from the interview with “Lovecraft Country” production designer Kalina Ivanov conducted by co-host Gabriel Adibe.

School of Journalism and Media Studies’ screening circle addresses social justice issues with “Lovecraft Country” 

by Aleah Jarin, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) analyzed scenes from episode one of HBOMax’s “Lovecraft Country” in its first-ever Screening Circle on Thursday, March 4 via Zoom.  Similar to...


A screenshot from the event.

Social media star Bretman Rock featured at influencer spotlight event

by Aleah Jarin, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

San Diego State welcomed 22-year-old social media beauty guru and YouTuber Bretman “DaBaddest” Rock at the Aztec Student Union Board's first-ever influencer spotlight event on Thursday, March 4.  Rock...

Rapper Kalan.FrFr was a defensive back for San Diego State football from 2013-2016.

SDSU football alum and rapper Kalan.FrFr signs with music label Roc Nation

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

It’s time to add another name to the list of famous former students at San Diego State University. The alumni most recognized at SDSU include sports stars like Tony Gwynn, Kawhi Leonard and Marshall...

A student talks to a representative at the San Diego State office of Financial Aid and scholarships

Second round of relief money distributed to students

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor March 10, 2021

At the end of last month, $14.9 million in emergency relief aid was given to qualifying San Diego State students. The funding came from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which granted SDSU...

A newstand with an old, faded edition of The Daily Aztec print edition.

An unprecedented year in review: Online classes, spring break cancellation, struggle for racial justice

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

On March 11, 2020, The Daily Aztec published its last print edition, although editors at the time did not know it. Days later, San Diego State announced that all classes would be moving online, notified...

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