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De la Torre announces ‘innovative solutions’ to remedy COVID-19 budget fallout

San Diego State, along with the majority of universities across the country, are facing stark budget outlooks brought on by COVID-19.

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

August 5, 2020

With little more than three weeks until the start of the 2020-2021 school year, San Diego State University’s budgetary outlook remains grim. Though in a campus-wide email sent Wednesday evening, President Adela de la Torre laid out the university’s plan to address a $67 million shortfall brought...

Following the NCAA’s lead, Mountain West Conference announces revised fall sports schedule, guidelines

Fans will have to wait a few weeks longer to watch the San Diego State football team. That includes senior defensive back Tariq Thompson (pictured tackling a San José State player during the Aztecs' 27-17 win over the Spartans on October 19, 2019 in San José, California). Thompson received a preseason honor from the Mountain West Conference after he was named first team All-MW Defense.

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

The Mountain West Conference Board of Directors revealed a revised fall sports schedule and other guidelines on Wednesday. The new plan coincides with requirements announced by the NCAA Board of Governors in an effort to limit student-athletes' exposure to COVID-19. “This decision is designed to allow additional time to monitor ongoing developments related to ...

Opinion: Amazon warehouse jobs aren’t worth the salary despite the effects of COVID-19

Outside of the Amazon Tracy fulfillment center.

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor

August 3, 2020

In order to become a monopoly, a company must cut some costs to become profitable and Amazon is no stranger to this. While Amazon offers slightly above average pay for almost every level of its company, is the pay worth it for its workers? After working at an Amazon warehouse myself for about ...

How to handle “creative burnout” during a pandemic

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by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor

August 2, 2020

Being a creator means investing a large portion of your time to bringing a vision to life.  Sometimes, creating something out of nothing can come easy and other times, it can be difficult to find your innovative spark and launch the creative process. A process once enjoyable and promising has now b...

Q&A: Asia Smith reacts to outdoor season cancellation, All-American recognition

Then-junior Asia Smith was one of five Aztecs to receive All-America honors for the 2019-2020 indoor season.

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer

July 29, 2020

The 2019-2020 track and field season for San Diego State ended abruptly due to COVID-19.  For senior pentathlete Asia Smith, she was ready to compete in the outdoor season as well as NCAA competition.  The Daily Aztec talked to her about receiving All-American honors and how she has been training during ...

The future of flying amid COVID-19 is wavering

The future of flying amid COVID-19 is wavering

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor

July 28, 2020

I went to San Francisco for the first time ever in my life earlier this year.  It was something I had dreamt about since I was a toddler. From early on, I had my heart set on the city and knew I would love it whenever I was to step foot in the Bay Area. All of this turned out to be true and I che...

Brady Hoke gives first football update since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

Brady Hoke poses in front of the media after being introduced as San Diego State football's head coach on Jan. 8.

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

July 21, 2020

On Tuesday, San Diego State football had its first formal press conference since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While all of the team’s past press conferences have taken place in Fowler Athletic Center on the west side of SDSU’s campus, Tuesday’s was held over Zoom — the same format the team ha...

Virus may push Spring 2020 commencement ceremony to December

Virus may push Spring 2020 commencement ceremony to December

by Jeanette Giovanniello, Staff Writer

July 14, 2020

Recent San Diego State graduates may have to wait even longer for an in-person commencement ceremony.  In a campus wide email, SDSU announced possible adjustments for the postponed Spring 2020 commencement, due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The commencement, originally scheduled for May, ...

SDSU student-athletes return to campus for voluntary workouts

Then-sophomore wide receiver BJ Busbee attempts to escape a Nevada tackler during the Aztecs' 17-13 loss to the Wolf Pack on Nov. 9, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

July 7, 2020

San Diego State welcomed back student-athletes from six different programs to campus on July 7 for voluntary summer workouts. Among those returning include members of the football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer teams. The return date of July 7 is in...

SDSU Athletics introduces season ticket refund policy in light of pandemic

SDSU Athletics announced a refund policy for season ticket holders and Aztec Club members on June 18.

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer

June 27, 2020

San Diego State Athletics unveiled a proposal for season ticket holders and Aztec Club members in case any sport gets canceled due to COVID-19 on June 18. Season ticket holders and Aztec Club members of the five SDSU sports (men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball and softball) can choose...

Quarantine Preplay episode 3: Casey Schmitt drafted 49th overall by San Francisco Giants

by Amber Salas and Reese Savoie

June 22, 2020

 Sports reporters Amber Salas and Reese Savoie talked to SDSU’s own Casey Schmitt who was drafted in the second round of the 2020 MLB Draft....

SDSU Flex aprobado para otoño 2020 a medida que se publican más detalles

Close up photo of Hepner Hall at SDSU

by Daniel Guerrero, Editor de Mundo Azteca

June 9, 2020

El sistema de la Universidad Estatal de California aprobó el programa llamado SDSU Flex para el semestre del otoño de 2020, la universidad anunció en un correo electrónico el lunes. Este programa sirve para iniciar el regreso al funcionamiento normal de la universidad después de la pandemia del...