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Chancellor-select Castro announces plans for time as CSU leader

Joseph I. Castro, sitting president of California State University, Fresno, has been named the eighth chancellor of the California State University system.

by Cal State Student Wire and Madalyn Amato

October 1, 2020

Chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro said he has no plans at this time to implement a system-wide reduction in tuition costs or fees in a press conference Wednesday. “I don’t yet have a full awareness of all the different kinds of campus fees across the system so I will need to take some time to...

SDSU passes 1,000 cases, limited in-person instruction to resume Oct. 12

SDSU passes 1,000 cases, limited in-person instruction to resume Oct. 12

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

September 30, 2020

Since Aug. 24, San Diego State has reported 1,080 cases of COVID-19 associated with the university, the vast majority among students, and more specifically students living off-campus.  The spike in cases associated with the university drew stark criticism from College Area and San Diego County residents ...

Women’s basketball reacts to NCAA announcement regarding 2020-21 season start date

Sophomore guard/forward Mallory Adams dribbles near the top of the key during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

September 28, 2020

After months of uncertainty, the NCAA announced Nov. 25 will be the official start date for the women and men’s basketball 2020-21 season. San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson said she had been hopeful about having a season. “I was just really excited to have a season ...

Men’s soccer turns to Hopkins’ leadership program during postponed season

Then-freshman forward Hunter George dribbles the ball while being pursued by an Oregon State player during the Aztecs' 1-0 overtime loss to the Beavers on Oct. 24, 2019 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

by Brandon Freed, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

On Aug. 11, the Pac-12 Conference announced the cancellation of fall sports through the end of 2020 due to COVID-19. With that in place, San Diego State men’s soccer is trying to stay as involved as possible by maintaining a positive attitude and focusing their attention on a newly-established lead...

Mountain West Conference announces football will be played this fall

Then-freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews (left) and then-sophomore wide receiver Kobe Smith celebrate after a play during the Aztecs' 48-11 win over Central Michigan on Dec. 21, 2019 at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque.

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

The Mountain West Conference announced it will reverse course on its earlier decision to postpone its football season to the spring, and begin playing games next month. The conference made the official announcement on Thursday night via social media.  San Diego State football will begin its season on Oct. 24 with a shortened schedule of eight co...

COVID-19 Update: Total SDSU cases nearing 1,000, four new cases among faculty/staff, 30 among students

El Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center se ha convertido en un sitio para pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego. El sitio ofrece pruebas gratuitas a estudiantes y es operado por el Condado de San Diego.

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2020

The number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 associated with San Diego State is nearing 1,000 as the university reported 30 new confirmed and probable cases among students and two among faculty and staff on Sept. 22.  Since the start of the semester, 340 students living on-campus have tested p...

New SDSU petition demands tuition and fee refund due to COVID-19

New SDSU petition demands tuition and fee refund due to COVID-19

by Patrick Doyle, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

San Diego State students are voicing their opposition to high fees through a petition demanding refunds for campus service fees not provided due to the coronavirus pandemic. The petition, which has nearly reached its goal of 5,000 signatures, was created by communications and television, film an...

Protestors and Alumni participate in “San Diego Means Business’ rally

September 22, 2020

The Daily Aztec live editor Mackenzie Stafford talks to protesters and alumni at the "San Diego Means Business' rally at Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego.

‘San Diego Means Business’ rally calls on county supervisors to defy state on reopening

County residents and business owners gathered at Waterfront Park in front of the county administration at the

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

September 21, 2020

A rally was held outside the San Diego County Administration building on Sept. 21 to protest a third county-wide shutdown and encourage county supervisors to defy state reopening guidelines.  The rally was held before County Supervisors entered a closed session to discuss their options after Gov. Newson de...

On-campus residents anxious as SDSU COVID-19 outbreak continues

Granada Apartments

by Brenden Tuccinardi and Jayne Yutig

September 21, 2020

Students living in on-campus housing are anxious and uncertain as the COVID-19 outbreak at San Diego State continues to escalate.  As the community grapples with the severity of the rising case numbers, students living on campus are self-isolating and communicating in group chats with neighbors to ...

One night of fun isn’t worth contracting COVID-19

One night of fun isn't worth contracting COVID-19

by Catherine Van Weele, Senior Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Humans are social beings.  College students in particular crave human interactions.  This is a period in life when many young people leave their homes for the first time to live independently. Students are encouraged to go out, have fun, meet new people and be social during their college years.  W...

San Diego State student-athletes return to practice after two-week sports pause

San Diego State then-sophomore linebacker Caden McDonald intercepts a pass during the Aztecs' 27-17 victory over San José State on Oct. 19, 2019 at CEFCU Stadium. The pick sealed the win for SDSU and the team's record improved to 6-1.

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

On Sept. 2, San Diego State athletics announced a two-week pause for all practices and workouts due to a spike of positive COVID-19 cases within the SDSU community during the first week of school (64 at the time). Two weeks later, that number increased more than tenfold, with the current number of conf...