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Volleyball learns to deal with season postponement, improve team dynamics

San Diego State volleyball then-sophomore outside hitter Victoria O'Sullivan elevates to spike the ball during the Aztecs' 3-2 win over San Jose State on Sept. 26, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

by Megan Oytas, Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the U.S., the Mountain West Conference announced the postponement of fall sports indefinitely.  San Diego State's women’s volleyball team is taking this news in stride. Throughout the summer, the hopes that fall sports could continue to play regularly were fleeting. But with ...

BREAKING: 13 new COVID-19 cases reported, including three among on-campus students

On Monday, SDSU reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 among students. Three of these were students living on campus at Zapotec, Villa Alvarado and South Campus Plaza North.

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2020

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases have been reported by San Diego State University on August 31, bringing the total case count since March to 45. For the first time this semester, three of the new cases were among students living on campus in Villa Alvarado Apartments, Zapotec, and South Campus North, ...

Covid-19 Update: M@college reports positive case, 3 additional off-campus cases, SDSU beefs up enforcement of health guidelines

On Aug. 29, M@College Apartments notified residents of a positive COVID-19 case at the College Ave. apartment complex.

by Katelynn Robinson and Brenden Tuccinardi

August 30, 2020

A resident living in M@college apartments has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to an email sent to residents on Aug. 29. Additionally, three off-campus COVID-19 cases have been reported by San Diego State University. “We share your concern and are working closely with the local health depar...

SDSU urges students to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

August 27, 2020

San Diego State released an email reminding students to adhere by the school, county, and state safety regulations regarding COVID-19. This comes after four unrelated off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 at the start of the Fall 2020 semester.  “We have received a small number of complaints that ...

For the second day in a row San Diego State reports two new COVID-19 cases

For the second day in a row San Diego State reports two new COVID-19 cases

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

August 27, 2020

Another two unrelated cases of COVID-19 have been reported at San Diego State. These new cases bring the total number reported at SDSU to 29 and the number reported this week alone to four.  All students living on campus and essential personnel were notified of the new cases via email Thursday afternoon,...

Covid-19 Update: SDSU reports two new positive cases, University Police respond to large gatherings over the weekend

Calpuli Center is home to San Diego State Student Health Services (SHS)

by Jadyn Brandt, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Two more San Diego State students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the university’s total number of confirmed cases to 27.  According to a statement from SDSU, the two cases were unrelated to one another and likely unrelated to any off-campus gatherings that were reported earlier in t...

IFC implements social moratorium due to COVID-19

IFC implements social moratorium due to COVID-19

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2020

The San Diego State Interfraternity Council announced the implementation of a Social Moratorium on August 21. All fraternities and sororities must abide by a new set of safety guidelines due to the threat of COVID-19. “The fact of the matter is that COVID-19 is currently a very real concern in our...

Covid-19 Update: Student tests positive, risk to campus remains low

Covid-19 Update: Student tests positive, risk to campus remains low

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

August 21, 2020

Late Thursday night San Diego State Student Health Services Director Libby Skiles informed the campus community in an email that a student had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases at SDSU since March to 25.  The student was asymptomatic and had not been on campus since Au...

Pac-12 Conference postpones fall sports through end of year, affecting SDSU men’s soccer

Then-sophomore midfielder Arturo Chavez looks to cross the ball into the penalty area during the Aztecs' 1-0 overtime loss to Oregon State on Oct. 24, 2019 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

by Amber Salas, Staff Writer

August 12, 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced its decision to postpone all fall sports through the end of 2020 on Aug. 11. San Diego State men’s soccer is the only team at the university to compete in the Pac-12, meaning they will not set foot on the field this fall. The Aztecs’ men’s soccer team has com...

Using this time in quarantine to build your skillset is essential

Using this time in quarantine to build your skillset is essential

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor

August 11, 2020

For college students, the reality of spending the summer and semester at home due to COVID-19 is quite nerve-wracking.  Many students are either required or strongly encouraged to obtain internships, participate in study abroad opportunities or take on other ventures for their academic plans in ef...

Mountain West postpones football, other fall sports

The Mountain West Conference announced fall sports — including football — have been postponed on Aug. 10, but did not rule out the possibility of a spring 2021 football season.

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

August 10, 2020

The Mountain West Conference announced fall sports have been postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to early reports from Stadium. Four San Diego State programs will be impacted by the decision, including football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and wom...

Column: It’ll be different without fans this coming football season, but the safety of student-athletes, coaches is paramount

Then-redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews catches a pass over Utah State then-sophomore cornerback Andre Grayson in the Aztecs' 23-17 loss to Utah State on Sept. 21, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

by Devin Whatley, Arts and Culture Editor

August 9, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. earlier this year, many sports including college athletics were either postponed or canceled altogether.  As the virus continued to sweep the country in the following months, people began to question if it was even possible for fall sports to return— let a...