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University email brings SDSU Flex into clearer focus

University email brings SDSU Flex into clearer focus

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

June 8, 2020

In an email blast Monday morning, San Diego State President Adela de la Torre provided more details about the university’s plan to repopulate campus and offer both in-person and virtual instruction this fall.  The plan, branded as SDSU Flex, was first announced in early May after California State ...

Our dining experiences at restaurants as we know it are no longer

Our dining experiences at restaurants as we know it are no longer

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor

June 8, 2020

Since the coronavirus has surfaced, restaurants have been forced to shut their dining rooms down for safety precautions. The restaurant industry employs over 15 million people and in the United States alone, there are over a million restaurant locations that many Americans may call their favorite places to ...

SDSU provides information about Disaster Relief for Immigrants Fund

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by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

May 24, 2020

San Diego State University announced the implementation of a state program that allows undocumented employees and students to receive COVID-19 relief funds.  California launched the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Fund which can assist both employees and students in the California State University...

SDSU hosts first-ever virtual graduation

group of graduates holding diploma

by Jadyn Brandt and Katelynn Robinson

May 21, 2020

San Diego State University’s graduating class of 2020 traded Viejas Arena for their living rooms on May 16 as they took part in the university’s first-ever virtual commencement ceremony. After classes were switched from in-person to an online format due to the coronavirus pandemic, the university made the decision – alongside the 22 other schools in the California State University system –to hold gradua...

Semester in Review: Coronavirus and a historic season for men’s basketball

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

by Kaitlyn Little and Aaron Tolentino

May 16, 2020

The spring 2020 semester at San Diego State was turbulent and quickly cut short by the onset of COVID-19. Here are some of the biggest things that happened: Coronavirus Pandemic Things were running normally at SDSU until the threat of coronavirus became more evident. First, the university began ta...

BREAKING: San Diego State moves to mostly virtual instruction for fall 2020 semester

BREAKING: San Diego State moves to mostly virtual instruction for fall 2020 semester

by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor

May 12, 2020

San Diego State has announced it’s moving forward with virtual instruction through SDSU Flex, with some exceptions, for the fall 2020 semester in a university-wide email on May 12.  SDSU Flex is the model the university will follow, according to the email. It is focused on lecture-based instruc...

Opinion: We will be forced to adapt to a new normal after COVID-19

Opinion: We will be forced to adapt to a new normal after COVID-19

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

By now, we are all familiar with the current pandemic that is affecting millions of lives. COVID-19 is a change we were not expecting and it has been drawn out longer than anyone anticipated. The more new information about the virus circulates on the media, the more people become restless.  People ar...

Esports replace intramural sports for students stuck at home

Students have the chance to compete virtually in school-sponsored esports tournaments.

by Devin Whatley, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Even though there are no physical sports going on at San Diego State, the competition continues - on computers and gaming consoles. On April 3, the Aztec Recreation Center announced the kick off of a virtual esports tournaments for students.  The tournaments allow students to play several spor...

San Diego State Uprooted — episode two: Peter Curry

by Jack Molmud, Live producer

May 9, 2020

Peter Curry is a third year journalism and media studies major. Curry talks to Senior Staff Reporter Reese Savoie on his experiences dealing with mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic along with postponed graduation. This is episode two of San Diego State Uprooted — a series where students...

SDSU students begin receiving CARES Act disbursements

SDSU students begin receiving CARES Act disbursements

by Bella Ross and Katelynn Robinson

May 8, 2020

Updated: Monday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. San Diego State has confirmed the disbursement of CARES Act funding to students and released the criteria officials are using to determine the amount of these grants, according to a May 11 campus-wide email. The campus received $29 million to support its stud...

$130 million in projects suspended at SDSU to mitigate impacts of coronavirus

Signs outside of a construction zone by the SDSU Gateway Center warn about the dangers of COVID-19 and how to stay safe.

by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor

May 7, 2020

San Diego State has decided to suspend $130 million in projects in an attempt to mitigate the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 7 university-wide email.  Some of the paused projects that the email lists include work on the Calpulli entry, garden and restroom improvem...

Students with disabilities voice concerns about virtual learning accommodations

Students with disabilities voice concerns about virtual learning accommodations

by Roxana Becerril, Engagement Editor

May 7, 2020

It has been more than a month since San Diego State transitioned from in-person instruction to virtual learning platforms, and students with disabilities are starting to speak out about their academic accommodations — or lack thereof.  Of the 1600+ undergraduate and graduate students served by t...