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Acts of kindness gave way to chaos

by Sydney Olmstead, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

The lines were filled with metal heads dressed in black, the stench of alcohol and smoke thick in the air. My friend and I were ready to watch some epic bands grace the Ozzfest stage, but first we had to get into the venue. When it was finally my turn to get patted down b...

My ‘grab-bag of genres’ experience

by Julianna Ress, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

As I shouted along to Kendrick Lamar lyrics in a sea of thousands of people at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, all I could think of was how I almost missed it to sit in my apartment and play video games. I had my eye on attending...

Starting my final chapter at SDSU

by Christine Whitman, Arts and Culture Editor

August 29, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Entertainment, The Back Page

I've been really into numbers lately, because they seem to have a much larger impact on my life than usual, and it’s not because I changed my major to statistics. As if.  Call me sentimental but, at 1 p.m. today, I start my first class at ...

10 things I’ve learned in college

by Emely Navarro, News Editor

August 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

It’s okay to gain weight. It happens and is inevitable. Even though I hate to admit it, I gained weight in college and so did all of my friends at one point. The first couple of months you go to the Aztec Recreation Cen...

August claims title for greatest month

by Christine Whitman, A&C Editor

August 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

The last day of the past spring semester was May 12. The first day of fall semester is Aug. 29. It should be obvious from the career path I chose that math is not my strong suit. But if my calculations are correct, that’s 10...

Pop music finally catches up with Tegan and Sara

by Ryo Miyauchi, Arts & Lifestyle editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Entertainment, The Back Page

One thing I’m disappointed about is that I won’t get to write in length about Tegan and Sara’s upcoming new album, “Love You to Death,” here on the Back Page.The record is scheduled to be released June 3, almost a m...

The phone call I wish I didn’t have

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Filed under The Back Page

It’s said that one phone call can change your life. As cliche as that statement is, I never realized how true it was — until recently. Two weeks ago, I received what I thought was just an ordinary phone call. The voice on ...

The dream Kenny Chesney setlist by a die-hard fan

by Olivia Litsey, Arts & Lifestyle assistant editor

March 14, 2016

Filed under The Back Page

For anyone who doesn’t know, country singer Kenny Chesney is coming to Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 4. It’s otherwise known as the day that’s sure to be one of the best, most fulfilling days of my life. From trips to t...