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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

$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...

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...

SDSU seniors react to the realities of a virtual graduation

SDSU seniors react to the realities of a virtual graduation
by Jeanette Giovanniello, Staff Writer May 7, 2020

San Diego State seniors will be turning their tassels behind their computer screens this May, as this year’s graduation marks the first-ever digital celebration in campus history.  SDSU’s Virtual...

Unable to make assists on the field, Aztecs’ Rieder starts nonprofit assisting seniors

SDSU women's soccer senior forward Veronica Avalos (left) and redshirt sophomore midfielder Abbie Rieder (right) are on their way to deliver groceries for the nonprofit Leave It To Us whose San Diego chapter was started by Rieder.
by Amber Salas, Staff Writer May 7, 2020

April is usually a time when San Diego State women’s soccer would begin its spring practice schedule to prepare for the upcoming fall season. A typical week consists of training every morning at 7...

Residence halls remain open to more than 100 students who were granted exceptions

Peter Kluch, Senior Staff Photographer
by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer May 5, 2020

Approximately 160 San Diego State students continue to live on-campus after students were given one day to move out of residence halls in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The students who continue...

SDSU professor designs ventilator prototype that could help coronavirus patients

Mechanical engineering professor Kevin Wood, along with master’s students Jack Lucas and Tyler Lestak, created prototypes of ventilators built with materials that can be purchased on Amazon.
by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

As the fight against COVID-19 leaves hospitals and intensive care units in desperate need of medical supplies, one San Diego State professor has worked to create prototypes of ventilators that could be...

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