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NATIONAL NEWS: 10-30-08

by Staff

October 29, 2008

Filed under News

Plan to guarantee brink mortgages gains tractionMillions of homeowners facing possible foreclosures are close to receiving help from the federal government. Talks between Treasury officials and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. s...

Poet apologizes to Council

by Staff

October 22, 2008

Filed under News

Glenn Connelly / Assistant Photo Editor"I've let you down," Associated Students President James Poet said yesterday during a statement to the A.S. Council and in front of about 50 people at the weekly A.S. meeting.Poet, who was...

Hailed designer to visit SDSU

by Staff

October 22, 2008

Filed under News

Courtesy of Jerry KuyperIf you have never heard of Jerry Kuyper, take a look at the logos for Touchstone Pictures, the World Wildlife Fund, ExxonMobil or the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He designed them.Kuyper will be coming to Sa...

Tragic ending for stab victim

by Staff

October 6, 2008

Filed under News

Courtesy of Fred SantosA violent fight early Saturday morning near Peterson Gymnasium resulted in the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Mesa College student, Luis Felipe Watson dos Santos.His mother and father, who live in Concor...

‘Bystander effect’ addressed

by Staff

October 6, 2008

Filed under News

Ninety percent of sexual assaults in the San Diego State area are not committed by a masked stranger in a dark alley, but by someone already acquainted with the victim. This was one of several major points hammered out last Tu...

Bioinformatics and other studies arrive

by Staff

September 3, 2008

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Some intriguing new majors and master's programs are changing the academic landscape at San Diego State this fall. New cultural offerings cover Korean, Islamic and Arabic studies, while the master's programs include teaching in...

It only takes one day, one student for a change

by Staff

September 2, 2008

Filed under News

Howard Tu's struggles are akin to the struggles of every student. Settling on the perfect career had its own obstacles. Yet, he did what few students would.Tu, a senior at San Diego State who is majoring in integrated marketing with...

Mission Bay Aquatic Center lease renewed

by Staff

September 2, 2008

Filed under News

San Diego State will get to use the Mission Bay Aquatic Center for another 15 years. The decision by the San Diego City Council may cause students who participate in water sports to sit up and take notice. Even though the uni...

College women binging more

by Staff

September 2, 2008

Filed under News

Slurring your words, dancing on tabletops and waking up on the bathroom floor are all signs that you probably had a little (or way) too much to drink. College students are known for partying, especially at San Diego State. In fact...

Early ‘rush’ may improve grades

by Staff

September 2, 2008

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Young women hoping to join a sorority this semester may have to rush to meet the early registration deadline this Friday.Panhellenic recruitment, which typically begins Thursday during the third week of school, will begin nex...

Strasburg returns with bronze medal medal

by Staff

September 1, 2008

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Stephen Strasburg said he wasn't nervous.Even with more than 15,000 fans in attendance and millions more watching from the seats of their couches, the San Diego State baseball team's pitcher took the mound for team USA in the 200...

Temporary alcohol ban for Silver Strand

by Staff

September 1, 2008

Filed under News

In case you haven't noticed, something is different at the beach this year.Gone are the days of crazy parties and drunken festivals. No more keg stands or homemade beer bongs. No more brawls in Pacific Beach and no more booze....