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Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

Brenden is a fourth-year studying advertising with a minor in interdisciplinary studies. He has a passion for music, art and design and hopes to pursue a career in digital journalism. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Brenden_Tucc

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Plans for possible in-person commencement announced

Plans for possible in-person commencement announced

March 5, 2021

San Diego State grads could be celebrating in-person this May. Should conditions continue to improve and coronavirus cases continue to decline, the classes...

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While expanded vaccine eligibility offers a glimmer of hope, the country mourns the loss of more than 500,000 lives to COVID-19. The flags in front of Hepner Hall flew at half mast in honor of those lost.

As nation marks grim milestone, San Diego County expands vaccine eligibility

February 25, 2021

500,000 more San Diego county residents will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now that the county has moved into Phase 1B, Tier 1. Individuals...

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The Daily Aztec Music podcast is where DA arts & culture lives. It's a working title, but it tells you all you need to know. Every week we'll be talking tunes.

[Photo] Daily Aztec Music!: Meet the hosts

February 19, 2021

The Daily Aztec Music podcast is where DA arts & culture lives. It's a working title, but it tells you all you need to know. Every week we'll be talking...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztec's weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego State's student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the week's biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

[Photo] Production Night: AS election season is here and other news…

February 18, 2021

Production Night is The Daily Aztec's weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego State's student newsroom. Writers, editors and...

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Back in October, when this photo was taken, the massive parking lot had been torn up. Today, a large chunk of the stadium is gone.

[Photo] Reflections on the demolition of SDCCU Stadium

February 4, 2021

Back in October, when this photo was taken, the massive parking lot had been torn up. Today, a large chunk of the stadium is gone.

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Lawn signs scattered down College Avenue and a website are just some of the indications Del Cerro residents aren't happy with a proposed mega-church development in their neighborhood.

[Photo] Del Cerro residents campaign to ‘save’ neighborhood from ‘mega project’ development

February 3, 2021

Lawn signs scattered down College Avenue and a website are just some of the indications Del Cerro residents aren't happy with a proposed mega-church development...

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SDSU approved to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines starting next week

SDSU approved to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines starting next week

February 2, 2021

Eligible San Diego State students, faculty and staff won’t have to go very far to get vaccinated for COVID-19.  In a University Senate meeting on...

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Then-San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks at the Aug. 17 ground breaking ceremony for Aztec Stadium.

Kevin Faulconer running for California governor

February 1, 2021

After forming an exploratory committee on Jan. 4, former San Diego Mayor, San Diego State alumnus and former Associated Students President Kevin Faulconer...

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Q&A: Rep. Sara Jacobs talks about her first days in Congress

Q&A: Rep. Sara Jacobs talks about her first days in Congress

January 28, 2021

Rep. Sara Jacobs' time in Congress has already been very eventful. The freshman Democratic congresswoman from California’s 53rd Congressional District...

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After a large influx of phishing scams originating from SDSU student email accounts, the university is implementing more robust security protocols.

[Photo] Onslaught of phishing attacks prompt tighter security for student emails

January 28, 2021

After a large influx of phishing scams originating from SDSU student email accounts, the university is implementing more robust security protocols.

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San Diego State has applied to the state Department of Health to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site.

[Photo] SDSU delays in-person instruction to March, applies to distribute vaccine

January 26, 2021

San Diego State has applied to the state Department of Health to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site.

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President Biden's inaugural address carried a theme of unity as he pledged to be a president for all Americans.

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President, Kamala Harris makes history as first female, Black VP

January 20, 2021

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America on Jan. 20 in a ceremony that was anything but ordinary and...

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Trump-incited violence at US Capitol stalls Electoral College vote

Trump-incited violence at US Capitol stalls Electoral College vote

January 6, 2021

On Jan. 6, while Vice President Mike Pence presided over a joint session of Congress where newly sworn-in lawmakers gathered to certify the Electoral College...

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Duncan Hunter, an SDSU alumnus, represented California's 50th Congressional District from 2013 until he resigned in 2020.

Trump pardons SDSU alumnus Duncan Hunter

December 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including former Republican congressman and San Diego State alumnus Duncan Hunter.  Hunter...

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In-person instruction in Spring 2021 will start two weeks after students return from winter break to allow mandatory testing to occur.

[Photo] Spring 2021 in-person instruction to be delayed two weeks to allow for COVID-19 testing

December 10, 2020

In-person instruction in Spring 2021 will start two weeks after students return from winter break to allow mandatory testing to occur.

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Associated Students gave voice to students' concerns and asked President de la Torre to reinstate Spring Break.

A.S. sends letter to President de la Torre demanding Senate decision be reversed

December 4, 2020

In an evening meeting on Dec. 4, the Associated Students Board of Directors drafted and approved a letter to San Diego State President Adela de la Torre...

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A small group of students marched through campus in protest of the university's decision to eliminate the traditional nine-day spring break.

Days after Spring Break decision, students continue to push back on and offline

December 4, 2020

Content Warning: mentions of extreme situations including death, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety Since San Diego State’s University Senate...

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Dylan Hernandez, a freshman at SDSU, died on Nov. 8 after falling off his bunk bed in his dorm room. He had attended a fraternity party before the incident.

San Diego State, CSU, Phi Gamma Delta sued for negligence in death of SDSU freshman Dylan Hernandez

December 2, 2020

Content Warning: Detailed descriptions of hazing Last week, the father of Dylan Hernandez – the San Diego State freshman who died last year – ...

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BREAKING: University Senate to vote on canceling Spring Break

BREAKING: University Senate to vote on canceling Spring Break

November 30, 2020

Spring Break is once again on the chopping block at San Diego State. On Dec. 1, the University Senate will vote on a proposal that will eliminate the...

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San Diego State students, faculty and staff can get tested for COVID-19 for free by appointment at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center.

[Photo] COVID-19 Update: Cases on the rise, testing continues

November 25, 2020

San Diego State students, faculty and staff can get tested for COVID-19 for free by appointment at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center.

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Viejas Arena (pictured here) served as one of many polling sites where voters could decide on one of the 15 measures on the ballot in California.

[Photo] Formerly incarcerated SDSU students, alumni react to passage of Proposition 17

November 18, 2020

Viejas Arena (pictured here) served as one of many polling sites where voters could decide on one of the 15 measures on the ballot in California.

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San Diego County residents and SDSU students wait in line to get tested at the county-operated COVID-19 testing center at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on Nov. 18.

[Photo] San Diego County is back in the Purple Tier. What does that mean for SDSU?

November 18, 2020

San Diego County residents and SDSU students wait in line to get tested at the county-operated COVID-19 testing center at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni...

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SDSU pauses in-person instruction until spring

SDSU pauses in-person instruction until spring

November 18, 2020

On the same day that San Diego County reported 718 new cases of COVID-19, San Diego State announced that its remaining in-person courses would transition...

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The Daily Aztec moderated a debate between SDSU College Democrats and TPUSA at SDSU on Oct. 28.

[Photo] Turning Point USA and SDSU College Dems debate ahead of Election Day

November 3, 2020

The Daily Aztec moderated a debate between SDSU College Democrats and TPUSA at SDSU on Oct. 28.

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California's 49th, 52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts cover much of San Diego. The Daily Aztec sat down with the candidates to ask them about the issues college students care about most.

[Photo] How CA 49th, 52nd, and 53rd candidates line up on the issues

November 3, 2020

California's 49th, 52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts cover much of San Diego. The Daily Aztec sat down with the candidates to ask them about the issues...

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San Diego County has stepped in to control parties at SDSU before Halloween.

Trick or treat? Cease-and-desist orders issued to SDSU residences planning on holding large gatherings

October 30, 2020

Like Halloween candy, the San Diego County Health Officer handed out cease-and-desist orders on Oct. 30 to residents of eight off-campus houses located...

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Proposition 17 is one of 12 initiatives on the California Ballot. If passed, Prop 17 would restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people still on parole.

[Photo] Some SDSU students can’t vote. Proposition 17 will change that

October 26, 2020

Proposition 17 is one of 12 initiatives on the California Ballot. If passed, Prop 17 would restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people still...

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The Daily Aztec has created this voter guide to help you navigate the 2020 California propositions.

Guía de votación para las propuestas de California

October 26, 2020

Guida traducida por Noé Sandoval y Daniel Guerrero Proposición  14  La Proposición 14 autoriza a los bonos a continuar financiando las células...

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Democrats Sara Jacobs and Georgette Gòmez are both running to represent California's 53rd Congressional District, a seat held by Democrat Susan Davis since 2003.

[Photo] VIDEO: California 53rd Congressional Race Breakdown: Sara Jacobs vs. Georgette Gómez

October 21, 2020

Democrats Sara Jacobs and Georgette Gòmez are both running to represent California's 53rd Congressional District, a seat held by Democrat Susan Davis...

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The Daily Aztec has created this voter guide to help you navigate the 2020 California propositions.

DA Voter Guide: California Propositions

October 21, 2020

Proposition 14 Prop 14 authorizes bonds to continue funding stem cell and other medical research. It issues $5.5 billion in bonds to investors and...

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San Diego County residents rallied in support of California Propostion 16.

[Photo] Residents of all backgrounds rally behind Prop 16

October 21, 2020

San Diego County residents rallied in support of California Propostion 16.

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Cost-saving measures make a dent in SDSU budget gap, but CSU cuts create uncertainty

Cost-saving measures make a dent in SDSU budget gap, but CSU cuts create uncertainty

October 21, 2020

Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the state, California State University and San Diego State budgets. Nevertheless, above...

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The definitive blue seats will be some of the first things to come out of the stadium as demolition gets underway. SDSU will be auctioning off seats for fans that want a piece of the stadium for themselves.

[Photo] SDCCU Stadium: A new era follows the end of an old one

October 15, 2020

The definitive blue seats will be some of the first things to come out of the stadium as demolition gets underway. SDSU will be auctioning off seats for...

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SDSU passes 1,000 cases, limited in-person instruction to resume Oct. 12

SDSU passes 1,000 cases, limited in-person instruction to resume Oct. 12

September 30, 2020

Since Aug. 24, San Diego State has reported 1,080 cases of COVID-19 associated with the university, the vast majority among students, and more specifically...

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El Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center se ha convertido en un sitio para pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego. El sitio ofrece pruebas gratuitas a estudiantes y es operado por el Condado de San Diego.

[Photo] COVID-19 Update: Total SDSU cases nearing 1,000, four new cases among faculty/staff, 30 among students

September 22, 2020

El Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center se ha convertido en un sitio para pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego. El sitio ofrece...

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