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Aretha Matsushima

Aretha Matsushima, Staff Writer

Aretha is a second-year journalism major. She is a writer for the news section. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in Journalism.

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Arrests made in armed robbery on Montezuma Road

Arrests made in armed robbery on Montezuma Road

September 29, 2019

San Diego State Police Department released an update about an arrest made regarding the armed robbery that occurred on Montezuma Road on Sept. 19. In...

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Native American Student Alliance organized new banners on Campanile Walkway.

Native American Student Alliance, university work to recognize indigenous campus population

September 18, 2019

San Diego State’s Native American Student Alliance has collaborated with the university on initiatives to better recognize the native and indigenous...

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New my.SDSU initiative seeks more modern online student experience

New my.SDSU initiative seeks more modern online student experience

September 18, 2019

The new my.SDSU program looks to integrate web portal and the Student Information Management System to facilitate a more modern online experience for accessing...

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San Diego State has increased the admission rates of out-of-state and international freshmen students.

SDSU out-of-state, international student admissions increase

September 11, 2019

In recent years, data shows San Diego State has increased the admission rates of out-of-state and international freshmen students, a trend dating back...

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SDSU unveiled a new personalized scholarship portal, set to launch spring 2020.

SDSU unveils new personalized scholarship portal for spring 2020

August 21, 2019

San Diego State’s new scholarship portal, set to launch spring 2020, will allow students to apply and search for scholarships through a single application.  The...

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Flavors Express is set to open its new location Aug. 16.

Flavors of East Africa to take over location of campus pho restaurant

August 14, 2019

Flavors Express, a new addition to the Flavors of East Africa restaurant that serves authentic East African food, has made a permanent home for itself...

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Least expensive meal plan option to be dropped starting next school year

Least expensive meal plan option to be dropped starting next school year

May 8, 2019

The freshmen resident 10 Meals plan, the lowest in cost of the four freshmen meal plans, will no longer be an option for students starting next fall. San...

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SDSU researchers discovered a new planet, Kepler 47b, a circumbinary planet.

SDSU researchers discover new planet

May 1, 2019

A group of San Diego State astronomers located a third planet within the Kepler 47 system with findings unique to other circumbinary planet discoveries....

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Your Voice Matters event focuses on mental health resources for students

Your Voice Matters event focuses on mental health resources for students

April 22, 2019

Your Voice Matters, a campaign run through Associated Students, held a forum for students and faculty on April 15 to discuss mental health and the resources...

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Representatives from the two faculty and staff unions on campus are raising concerns about the university's new parking permit policy.

New policy will bar freshmen from having cars on campus

April 10, 2019

A new university policy starting next fall will ban freshman residents from bringing cars to campus unless approval is granted through a waiver. The...

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New campus training aimed at tackling implicit biases

New campus training aimed at tackling implicit biases

March 27, 2019

San Diego State administrators developed a new program this semester aimed at targeting implicit bias that will be offered to all faculty at San Diego...

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A.S. executive vice president candidate Christian Holt.

A.S. executive vice president candidate Christian Holt

March 20, 2019

Position: Executive Vice President Name: Christian Holt Year: Junior Major: Kinesiology Slate: None Why did you decide to run for this...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Winston Liew.

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Winston Liew

March 20, 2019

Position: Vice President of University Affairs Name: Winston Liew Year: Junior Major: Computer Engineering Slate: None Why did you decide...

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The campus flower stand has transitioned ownership to become SDSU Flowers.

Campus flower stand under new ownership

March 13, 2019

SDSU Flowers is the newest owner of the campus flower shop next to the San Diego State Bookstore and is hoping to make some changes around the stand. The...

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Volcom Co-Founder Thom McElroy lectured students on the key to entrepreneurship at a Feb. 13 event.

Volcom co-founder enlightens students on key to entrepreneurship

February 15, 2019

San Diego State’s Entrepreneur Society hosted Volcom Co-founder Thom McElroy at a forum on Feb. 13 to give students an opportunity to learn from his...

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Black Resource Center, Pride Center collaborate to promote HIV/AIDS awareness

Black Resource Center, Pride Center collaborate to promote HIV/AIDS awareness

February 11, 2019

For the first time, the Black Resource Center and the Pride Center at San Diego State held an event for students in support of National Black HIV/AIDS...

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The Den closed over winter break and will soon undergo construction to become Plant Power, a vegan fast food restaurant.

The Den, Culinary Kitchen shut down over winter break

February 6, 2019

Two San Diego State dining options – The Den by Denny’s and the East Commons Culinary Theatre – will no longer be operating as restaurant competition...

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Vending machines will begin accepting OneCards as payment starting this semester.

Campus vending machines now accepting OneCards as payment

January 30, 2019

Any time students stop by a campus vending machine from now on, they will now have the option to make their purchase with their SDSUcard. SDSUcard office...

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic San Diego State has transitioned to primarily online instruction using Zoom, Canvas and Blackboard.

Eduroam changes bring promise of better network performance

January 30, 2019

Over the course of the fall semester, the eduroam network has undergone major technical enhancements to improve security and stability, changes San Diego...

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An SDSU student smokes a cigarette on campus — where smoking is prohibited.

‘Thirdhand smoke’ can be embedded in furniture, fabrics, SDSU research says

December 13, 2018

A new San Diego State study shows tobacco smoke can embed traces of toxins into furniture and fabrics. SDSU Department of Psychology Chairman Georg E....

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Community forum addresses developments in autism research

Community forum addresses developments in autism research

December 7, 2018

The San Diego State Center For Autism and Developmental Disorders held a community forum to commence the opening of their new center on Nov. 30 in Storm...

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College Area Community Garden founder and president Henry Bertram encourages students to get involved with the garden in light of the university’s decision to end their partnership with CACG.

SDSU Dining plans to ends contract with College Area Community Garden, frees land plots for student rental

November 19, 2018

After two years, San Diego State Dining will stop using the College Area Community Garden to source produce for students at the end of 2018. Henry Bertram,...

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More than 37,000 joined in downtown San Diego in January 2018 for the second annual Women's March.

New women’s studies course examines #MeToo movement

November 15, 2018

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, San Diego State’s women’s studies department is stepping aside from their usual curriculum to offer a special...

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Proposition 12 has gained significant support from animal's rights activists for increasing the amount of space required in cages for farm animals.

SDSU’s Vegan Club talks Proposition 12 ahead of midterms

October 31, 2018

Proposition 12, which seeks to modify existing regulations on farm animal compliance, is a political move San Diego State’s Vegan Club said they can...

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The decrease in the number of humanitites courses required to graduate has led to outrage on other CSU campuses where some students claim this decision will limit students’ exposure to varying cultural perspectives.

CSU implements changes to GE humanities requirements

October 17, 2018

California State University-wide changes to general education requirements, which have not yet been implemented at San Diego State, mean students will...

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Students explore affordable study abroad options

Students explore affordable study abroad options

October 10, 2018

For those looking to explore the world through study abroad programs while avoiding the expense, the Study Abroad Office at San Diego State wants students...

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Unauthorized guests cause security issues in residence halls

Unauthorized guests cause security issues in residence halls

October 4, 2018

Security risks at two campus residence halls have caused residential education staff to take action against the threat of unauthorized guests. Two non-residents...

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