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San Diego State Uprooted — episode one

May 1, 2020

Jaiden Davis is a third year studying child and family development. Davis is not only a full-time student but also works at a College Area grocery store. David talks on her account of dealing with the...

Students sue CSU over lack of refunds for mandatory campus fees

CSU Chancellor Timothy White said earlier this month that the only refunds students would be getting would be for parking, meal plans and residence halls.
by Cal State Student Wire and Bella Ross April 30, 2020

A class action lawsuit was filed Monday against the California State University system, demanding prorated refunds for mandatory campus fees that provide services no longer available to students due to...

University postpones lottery that determines residence hall placements for sophomores

University postpones lottery that determines residence hall placements for sophomores
by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

San Diego State has postponed the housing lottery process that determines campus residence hall placement for students who are part of the Sophomore Success Initiative. The decision was made due to...

Teams formed to weigh academic options for fall semester

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by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

San Diego State said plans for the Fall 2020 semester are still uncertain, but the decision is planned to be announced in the beginning of May, in a university-wide email sent on April 29. Travel suspension...

Some departments unable to apply credit/no credit courses toward graduation requirements

San Diego State’s Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex recently earned its LEED Gold certification.
by Bella Ross, Editor in Chief April 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story incorrectly says ABET, an accrediting body for engineering programs, does not permit grading alterations in light of COVID-19. This information was based on a statement provided...

The freshman guide to the coronavirus — EP 1

by Mackenzie Stafford, Senior Staff Reporter April 28, 2020

Catch up on all the tips and tricks to stay on top of things during the pandemic. In this episode, Mackenzie Stafford goes over how to schedule your classes and apply for the C/NC option for spring grades.

San Diego State reports $42 million in losses associated with pandemic

San Diego State reports $42 million in losses associated with pandemic
by Brenden Tuccinardi, Senior Staff Writer April 28, 2020

San Diego State will face new financial realities in the coming fiscal year as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to decrease tuition revenue and bring changes to the state budget timeline and appropriations. Already,...

Opinion: Healthcare industry demands major reforms as its shortcomings are exposed by COVID-19

Opinion: Healthcare industry demands major reforms as its shortcomings are exposed by COVID-19
by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

I’ve noticed that since the pandemic started, it’s been very hard for me to think about anything other than how the coronavirus has changed my life.  Our anxieties have been fueled by academic...

Aztec Recreation goes virtual with health, fitness classes amid lockdown

The ARC Express at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
by Jadyn Brandt, Senior Staff Writer April 27, 2020

For San Diego State students and staff who are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aztec Recreation is working to provide the community with accessible ways to stay mentally and physically healthy.  Although...

Understanding SDSU’s credit/no credit option, course withdrawal extension

A credit/no credit flowchart, produced by the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, to help guide students. This guide is specific to PSFA students.
by Jeanette Giovanniello, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

San Diego State has expanded the credit/no credit option for all spring 2020 courses, according to a campus-wide email sent on April 20. This revision is an extension of a previous campus policy, which...

CSU system suspends ACT/SAT requirement for future applicants due to COVID-19

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by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer April 22, 2020

The California State University system has removed the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all of its 23 campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. According to a system-wide...

Opinion: Protests against stay-at-home orders put public health at risk

Protestors gather in Downtown San Diego in opposition to California Governor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order on April 18. The protest persisted despite local regulations limiting large gatherings.
by Roxana Becerril, Engagement Editor April 22, 2020

It was an ordinary day in quarantine for me on Saturday, April 18. As a firm believer of stay-at-home orders and the importance of flattening the curve of the novel coronavirus via self-isolation, there...

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