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Alicia Chavez

Alicia Chavez, Senior Staff Writer

Alicia Chavez is a senior staff writer for the features section at The Daily Aztec. She has been contributing to the newspaper since 2012. She plans to graduate in May 2015 with a B.A. in journalism and an emphasis in media studies.

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Campus grows with new complex

Campus grows with new complex

April 23, 2015

Whether commuting or walking from an on-campus housing unit, it’s hard to dodge all the construction going on around San Diego State. Luckily, this means...

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KCR takes the gold in New York City

KCR takes the gold in New York City

April 20, 2015

In March, San Diego State’s student-run radio station, KCR, received the Golden Microphone for Best Online College Radio Station at the Intercollegiate...

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Spring Breaking the rules

April 9, 2015

No one can really prepare you for your senior year or the tremendous toll your body, bank account and social life will take as you slowly try and say goodbye...

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GreenFest aims for lasting influence

GreenFest aims for lasting influence

March 26, 2015

San Diego State students have all come to love GreenFest week. However, between all of the fun events during the week — the opportunity to take home...

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Love me Tinder, love me true

March 23, 2015

Nothing says you’re single quite like the holiday season. Beginning with Halloween and all the way to Valentine’s Day, single people are constantly...

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Alum family business moo-ving up

Alum family business moo-ving up

March 19, 2015

From the football field and science labs to the world of big business, one Aztec alumnus is using his life as a student athlete to inspire leadership in...

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Spanish Professor is ‘Aztec for Life’

Spanish Professor is ‘Aztec for Life’

March 12, 2015

As students, it’s not easy waking up every morning and going to class, especially when you’ve been studying all-night or trying to catch up on homework...

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Student blogger shoots for the stars

Student blogger shoots for the stars

March 2, 2015

With the right idea, enough creativity and resources, essentially anyone can be a blogger. However, it takes a certain sense of style and confidence to...

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Fashion model still struts her stuff

Fashion model still struts her stuff

February 26, 2015

The beauty of attending a university with students from diverse backgrounds is continuing to be surprised by their past experiences. One student in particular...

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Shoe complex to business success

February 26, 2015

When Dante Rowley was a sophomore in high school, he had no idea his sneaker fetish would eventually lead him to success as a young business owner today....

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Fashion advice from a long-lost sister

Fashion advice from a long-lost sister

February 26, 2015

YouTube can make anyone famous, for both good and bad reasons. The videos on the website can be used for entertainment, but there are a few instances...

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Tasty Tuesday: Embrace spicy simplicity at Café Coyote

Tasty Tuesday: Embrace spicy simplicity at Café Coyote

February 24, 2015

When it comes to Mexican food, I'm sold at chips and salsa. San Diego is home to hundreds of unique Mexican restaurants and after a long awaited struggle,...

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Students specialize in wine on trip to Spain

Students specialize in wine on trip to Spain

February 19, 2015

For the past 10 years, San Diego State has offered a Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine through the College of Extended Studies. Recently,...

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The Olive Oil Cafe: Extra virgins welcome

The Olive Oil Cafe: Extra virgins welcome

February 9, 2015

San Diego State offers a variety of different restaurants, fit to satisfy any craving a student may desire. Among the many chain restaurants sits the one...

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Love at SDSU: Blinded by the light of true love

Love at SDSU: Blinded by the light of true love

January 29, 2015

The film critic fell in love with the music critic and Bruce Springsteen was the power that brought them together. Matthew Eisen and Karla Peterson were...

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New health problem, ‘drunkorexia,’ invades SDSU

December 8, 2014

The end of the semester is near. While some students are trying to make the best out of the next few weeks, health professionals are concerned with recent...

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Seeking thrills in San Diego

Seeking thrills in San Diego

November 17, 2014

The city of San Diego was recently named a top thrill-seeking city in the U.S. In fact, San Diego claimed the number two spot, second only to Philadelphia. The...

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New club discovers adventure

New club discovers adventure

November 3, 2014

For some students bitten by the travel-bug, having the desire to travel with bank account unwilling to support such venturesome aspirations is a challenge. However,...

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Aztec inspires others with recovery

Aztec inspires others with recovery

October 20, 2014

A year ago, English freshman Julia Grigorian was suffering from anorexia and never imagined attending San Diego State. After creating a blog dedicated...

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On-campus dining gets upgrade

On-campus dining gets upgrade

October 16, 2014

With a variety of food options around campus, it could be overwhelming for students to narrow their search down to one specific restaurant. While Chipotle,...

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Restaurant Guide: Italian dreams meet in North Park

Restaurant Guide: Italian dreams meet in North Park

October 9, 2014

Located in North Park sits a hole-in-the-wall restaurant where authentic Italian food meets sunny San Diego. Caffe Calabria is a little taste of Italy...

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Aztec stars in MTV reality show

Aztec stars in MTV reality show

October 6, 2014

One San Diego State student is about to make reality television, a reality. Briana Lacuesta is a second-year transfer student who spent her summer in San...

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Spotlight SDSU on-campus organizations

Spotlight SDSU on-campus organizations

September 25, 2014

Women Engineers, UNITE! Women seeking a career in the field of engineering can become part of the Society of Women Engineers, a nonprofit organization...

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New LGBT certificate program offered

New LGBT certificate program offered

September 23, 2014

San Diego State is now offering a post-baccalaureate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender certificate program to graduate students from all different...

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Sassy City Chicks returns to San Diego

September 3, 2014

Sassy City Chicks- try saying that three time fast! This event is as fun as it sounds. Sassy City Chicks is a national brand known for their pop-up shopping...

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Aztec chef wins regional competition

Aztec chef wins regional competition

May 1, 2014

When Ed Glebus was first announced as the new associate director and executive chef for Aztec Shops at San Diego State, he had no idea his first order...

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Ditch the fro-yo, snack on boba

Ditch the fro-yo, snack on boba

March 6, 2014

The last place you would expect to find a treasure is always the first place you should start looking. Centered in the gold mine that is Zion Market in...

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How to spend a Valentine’s night-in

February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day is the time of year couples spoil one another with big, expensive gifts and fall in love all over again. It’s the day men and women...

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The do’s and don’ts of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day can sometimes be the equivalent of finals week summed up in a 24-hour period: you spend hours preparing for a small amount of time and...

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Aztecs guide journalists to career success

Aztecs guide journalists to career success

December 17, 2013

Two San Diego State alumni have mastered the art of problem solving. Anuj Garg and Greg Verioti were in the 18th class to graduate in the Executive Masters...

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Website guides students to financial peace

Website guides students to financial peace

November 14, 2013

Late-night cramming sessions, overdoses on caffeinated drinks and sleep-deprived exam mornings: Students think the worst is done once they put on their...

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Costumes to beware of

Costumes to beware of

October 31, 2013

That time of year is finally back when it’s socially acceptable to wear ridiculous outfits and parade throughout the street with bags full of candy....

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A capella men mix machismo and music

A capella men mix machismo and music

October 2, 2013

What’s more attractive than a guy who can sing? The answer: a group of guys singing in harmony, using only their voices to capture the hearts and laughs...

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Gun control bill fails, Obama shows disappointment

April 25, 2013

The U.S. Senate denied the approval of several measures to expand gun control. On April 17, the country watched as the bill failed to receive the 60...

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NHL, NFL form alliance with LGBT community

April 19, 2013

With rumors circulating about NFL players choosing to come out to the public about their sexual orientations, national sports leagues are forming alliances...

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Online proxy marriages raise concern

March 12, 2013

Online dating has not only transformed the concept of courtship, it has revolutionized the practice of marriage. Couples are now Skyping their “I do’s.” These...

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Feminism enters the gun control debate

February 18, 2013

As controversial debates about gun legislation continue to hold Congress’ attention, both sides of the issue are turning to women to strengthen the...

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Equal rights given to disabled athletes

Equal rights given to disabled athletes

January 28, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued a directive last Friday, which clarified the equal opportunities students with disabilities...

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Puerto Rico votes for Statehood

November 15, 2012

Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory, has voted to change its long-time relationship with the U.S., in hopes of becoming the 51st state. “It’s the fourth...

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Clinton endorses candidate Filner

November 6, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Democratic Rep. Bob Filner for the next Mayor of San Diego Mayor last Wednesday. According to KPBS, Filner said...

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Retired professors donate $2.4 mil

October 18, 2012

San Diego State’s Musical Theatre program received a $2.4 million donation from professors emeriti, Carey Wall and Terry O’Donnell, last week....

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Book theft increases at SDSU Bookstore

September 26, 2012

Since the beginning of the semester, the San Diego State Bookstore has encountered shoplifting situations where students have repeatedly attempted...

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