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San Diego State softball junior pitcher Maggie Balint fires a pitch during the Aztecs' 3-0 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 13, 2020 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Column: Managing pitching will be key for softball and baseball in 2021

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer February 17, 2021

The San Diego State baseball and softball teams take the field this week to open their 2021 seasons.  Both teams begin by taking on cross-town rival University of San Diego.  Softball heads west...

Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of support for students dealing with mental health struggles.

Column: Let’s Talk About Mental Health in the Black community

by Kennedy Benjamin, Contributor February 15, 2021

During the past several years, the modern Black community has gone through an unbelievable amount of trauma and upset, but the peak of this was seen during the past 12 months with the raging resurgence...

San Diego State lacrosse then-senior midfielder Taylor Sullivan looks to escape an Arizona State defender during the Aztecs' 19-18 win over the Sun Devils on Feb. 20, 2020 at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

Lacrosse returns to play after abrupt end to last season

by Nathan Navida, Contributor February 13, 2021

 The last time San Diego State women’s lacrosse took the field was March 8, 2020, when it dominated the George Mason Patriots for a 13-8 victory. Like many teams, they have been waiting to be able to...

San Diego State water polo head coach Carin Crawford looks on during a match.

Q&A: Crawford discusses upcoming season, 2021 roster

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer February 13, 2021

No. 17 San Diego State water polo returns to the pool for the first time in 11 months this weekend taking on No. 6 Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. for a doubleheader on Feb. 13 and finishing off the three-game...

A sign at Tony Gwynn Stadium during summer 2020 displays intercollegiate sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in February 2021, the San Diego State men's and women's tennis teams are the first two individual programs to have to pause in-person activities for two weeks due to the virus.

Men’s and women’s tennis teams to pause in-person activity

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

One hour after the announcement of the San Diego State women’s tennis schedule, the SDSU athletics department announced both women’s and men’s tennis teams have paused all team-related in-person...

During a virtual student press conference Monday, Chancellor Joseph I. Castro discussed whether CSU campuses will enforce vaccination among other issues.

CSU Chancellor says he won’t reallocate funds from campus police, likely to not enforce vaccination

by Cal State Student Wire, Julia Terbeche February 11, 2021

While California State University campuses look to return to in-person instruction this fall, vaccinations are likely to not be enforced among students and faculty in an effort to avoid legal issues, Chancellor...

Credit/No Credit option extended indefinitely for duration of pandemic

Credit/No Credit option extended indefinitely for duration of pandemic

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor February 11, 2021

The decision to extend the credit/no credit policy indefinitely during the pandemic was approved at the San Diego State Academic Senate meeting on Feb. 2. The decision passed with 60-3 majority with...

(Top l-r) DARRELL BRITT-GIBSON as Bobby Rush, DANIEL KALUUYA as Chairman Fred Hampton and ASHTON SANDERS as Jimmy Palmer in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Warner Bros. Studios hosts roundtable for new film “Judas and the Black Messiah”

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor February 10, 2021

Fred Hampton is a name some people would not recognize, but many should. He was the Chairman of the Black Panther Party chapter stationed in Illinois and was assassinated at 21 years old in a raid organized...

San Diego State men’s golf senior Puwit Anupansuebsai swings his driver during the 2019-20 season.

Men’s golf claims title in first competition of season

by Angela Kurysh, Multimedia Editor February 10, 2021

San Diego State men’s golf placed first in the Southwestern Invitational hosted by Pepperdine University. The victory marks an exciting return to play seeing as this was the Aztecs’ first competition...

Trimaine Davis, an honorary captain during Super Bowl LV, waves to the camera while being honored during a pregame ceremony at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla. on Feb. 7, 2021.

Men’s basketball alumnus Trimaine Davis honored during Super Bowl LV

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor February 10, 2021

Many know Trimaine Davis as a former San Diego State men’s basketball captain in 2005-06, but he was recognized as a different kind of captain on Feb. 7. Davis joined Marine Corps veteran James Martin...

Photo courtesy of online boutique Sew Forgiven.

How local Black-owned businesses have made it through the pandemic

by Patrick Doyle, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

All small businesses face challenges, but Black-owned businesses often face a unique set of roadblocks as they try and establish their place in a community. Furthermore, it is evident that the COVID-19...

San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Mercades Staples goes against a Cal Poly defender during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to the Mustangs on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball update: The San José effect and elongated homestand

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball now has more than a week to prepare for UNLV on Feb. 15 and 16.  The two games against the Runnin’ Rebels come after the Mountain West Conference announced schedule...

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