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Cami Buckman

Cami Buckman, Arts and Culture Editor

Cami Buckman is the editor of Arts and Culture and has been a writer for the section since Fall 2014. She is currently a senior majoring in journalism and double minoring in film and international studies. Follow her on all social media at @camibuckman

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Senior Farewell: Cami Buckman

Senior Farewell: Cami Buckman

May 2, 2018

What started with an article about the Finance and Investment Society grew into four years of bylines, videos, interviews, editorial meetings, late nights...

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Members of Creative State gather following a group meeting on April 2.

Campus collective promotes artists through throwback vibes

April 4, 2018

Creativity strikes in the unlikeliest of places. For Paul McCartney, the conception of Beatles song “Yesterday” was inspired from a melody he heard...

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Ben Lusher, Richard Saunders and Elliott Skinner  of Thirdstory brought their sweet melodies to The House of Blues in San Diego on March 21.

Powerhouse trio Thirdstory makes harmonious stop in San Diego

April 2, 2018

When the stage lights dim and the house lights rise, crowds are meant to leave. But at Thirdstory’s San Diego show, the crowds kept dancing, grooving...

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Cooper Lopez and Tyler Thren table their product at Entrepreneurship Day on March 7.

[Photo] ‘Power to the People’ Italian hip hop workshop crosses language barriers

March 14, 2018

Cooper Lopez and Tyler Thren table their product at Entrepreneurship Day on March 7.

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Documentary shares story of police shooting, mental illness and a family’s fight for justice

February 14, 2018

Community members and supporters met at a candlelight vigil to support the Hamilton family and the tragedy that occurred. At the vigil Dameion Perkins...

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‘Catfish: The TV Show’ makes casting stop at SDSU

January 22, 2018

The hit MTV show “Catfish: The TV Show” is making a stop at San Diego State and is looking for its next potential subjects. “Catfish: The TV Show”...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU Basketball Preview

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU Basketball Preview

November 11, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU’s men’s basketball season opening this week. Tune in for game footage from SDSU’s football season,...

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Comedian Brian Regan is set to bring his observational humor and stand-up to San Diego Nov. 17 at the Balboa Theater.

Comedian Brian Regan creates laughs from the everyday ordinary

November 7, 2017

Joining the ranks of comedy greats like Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle, Brian Regan is like a rotisserie chicken in the world of seasoned stand-up comedians. From...

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Reinaldo Lourival, an expert in environmental conservation, spoke with SDSU about the efforts needed to help sustain Brazils ecosystems.

[Photo] Brazilian conservation expert visits SDSU to share message of sustainability

October 30, 2017

Reinaldo Lourival, an expert in environmental conservation, spoke with SDSU about the efforts needed to help sustain Brazil's ecosystems.

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Jeffreys Bay, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is a popular destination for surfers and tourists driving along the Garden Route.

[Photo] Naked and Afraid in South Africa

April 19, 2017

Jeffreys Bay, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is a popular destination for surfers and tourists driving along the Garden Route.

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Journalism senior Cami Buckman received the Gilman scholarship which helped in funding her semester studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.

Scholarships aid students while abroad

October 18, 2017

San Diego State offers students who wish to study abroad a variety of scholarship options to help fund their international endeavors. For example, the...

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DA Preplay – SDSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

[Video] DA Preplay – SDSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

October 7, 2017

  Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to be played Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 7:45 p.m....

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SDSU students respond to Black Minds Matter course

[Video] SDSU students respond to Black Minds Matter course

September 29, 2017

San Diego State will be offering a new graduate course called Black Minds Matter starting in October 2017. The course will connect themes from the...

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Sophomore cornerback Ron Smith intercepts a pass during the second quarter of SDSUs 20-17 win over Stanford University.

[Video] DA Preplay – Air Force Academy Game

September 23, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2017 Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game at the Air Force Academy, to be played Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at...

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New anthology “Chicana Tributes: Stories for the New Generation,” is displayed outside of an organized panel discussion in Love Library.

[Photo] New SDSU published anthology pays tribute to local Chicana activists

September 18, 2017

New anthology “Chicana Tributes: Stories for the New Generation,” is displayed outside of an organized panel discussion in Love Library.

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Steve Aoki causes caked-up chaos in Del Mar

September 7, 2017

The electronically fueled music hit a crowd of fist-pumping, shoulder-riding, sweat dripping concert goers like a metaphorical machine gun, in the best...

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Bill Burr will be performing his stand up special Sept. 2 at Harrahs SoCal Events Center

Comedian Bill Burr set to visit San Diego

August 26, 2017

Somewhere between an overly opinionated uber driver and a tipsy uncle at Christmas lies one of the top comedic voices of his generation—comedian Bill...

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Eat San Diego opens new free food park in City Heights.

[Photo] Free food park grows sense of community in City Heights

August 16, 2017

Eat San Diego opens new free food park in City Heights.

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The Adaptive Fitness Clinic supports student learning

The Adaptive Fitness Clinic supports student learning

January 25, 2017

Peterson Gym is a place to watch volleyball games, attend large lecture classes or stare at while waiting in line for a BCB coffee. However for many...

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This fiery mural located on the Art North building is definitely hard to miss. Paying homage to the murals in Chicano Park, Professor Mario Torero and his students debuted “Eyes of Picasso” in December 2016. Other than the mural having a compelling backstory, it is sure to literally brighten up anyone’s Instagram feed.

A tour of the hidden maze that is the art building

November 17, 2016

Hepner Hall, Love Library and the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union are all recognizable places on campus every San Diego State student knows of. But many...

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The lost art of darkroom photography

November 16, 2016

Pictures nowadays can literally be taken with the touch of a finger. Practically every individual has access to a camera and can be a photographer in...

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The Daily Aztec Does: Marching Band

October 25, 2016

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‘Blood at the Root’ examines racial injustice

October 5, 2016

“Southern trees bear strange fruit, blood on the leaves and blood at the root.” A poem written in protest of lynching African-Americans was a catalyst...

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Social work professor specializes in community

Social work professor specializes in community

October 3, 2016

Lianne Urada is a new assistant professor in the San Diego School of Social Work, but she's also an traveler and an activist with a specific focus on marginalized...

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Festival goers browse the local vendors and food trucks.

Adams Avenue street fair returns to Normal Heights

September 28, 2016

The sun was shining, the music was playing, the food stands were cooking and the vendors were selling. It seems the 35th annual Adams Avenue street...

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An Aztec among elephants

An Aztec among elephants

August 29, 2016

Volunteers in Thailand wake up at 6 a.m. with the aroma of spicy food already filling the room. Fast-forward to noon, and an aroma of other sorts surrounds...

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Upperclassmen advice to freshmen

August 24, 2016

Every Aztec has felt the nerves that come along with starting their first semester of college. It’s a great feeling to finally meet students from around...

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Aztecs prepare for move-in day

August 24, 2016

Move-in day is a time for new Aztecs to meet their roommates, put together their small dorm rooms and sweat profusely from walking up endless flights of...

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The BFG shares wonder to theater lovers of all ages

‘The BFG’ shares wonder to theater lovers of all ages

April 27, 2016

Prepare to be whisked away to the days of wonder and childhood with the School of Theatre, Television and Film’s production of “The BFG.” Taken...

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Painting professor creates art and sculpture from flesh and bone

Painting professor creates art and sculpture from flesh and bone

April 20, 2016

Nestled behind the Hardy Tower and the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building lie the art buildings. In these buildings there is a door camouflaged...

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The dos and don’ts to follow in a roommate relationship

April 6, 2016

Roommates are like mayonnaise: you either love them or you hate them. It’s no surprise that college students are often subject to having roommates, and...

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Four SDSU singers compete at Campus Superstar

Four SDSU singers compete at Campus Superstar

March 24, 2016

The judges have deliberated, and the time has come. Contestants have been narrowed down to only a talented few. The students have done all they can do...

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Over-the-top music and imagination fill The Drowsy Chaperone

Over-the-top music and imagination fill ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

March 9, 2016

Prepare to escape into a world of outrageous dance numbers, elaborate imagination and utter absurdity in the School of Theatre, Television and Film’s...

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SDSUs Gamelan ensemble celebrates Javanese culture

SDSU’s Gamelan ensemble celebrates Javanese culture

March 2, 2016

The School of Music and Dance at San Diego State has a variety of programs and performing groups, including groups classified as world music. There are...

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Famed filmmaker hosts screening of his documentary on the Indonesian Massacres

Famed filmmaker hosts screening of his documentary on the Indonesian Massacres

February 22, 2016

Notable philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist George Santayana once said those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In the years...

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San Diego winter is a joke

February 17, 2016

There has been a heat wave in San Diego, and it seems like just yesterday San Diego residents were sporting their favorite winter beanies, boots and sweaters. Oh...

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SDSUs ASPIRE program fees raise questions

SDSU’s ASPIRE program fees raise questions

February 17, 2016

Students in violation of alcohol- or drug-related offenses on campus are often subject to complete the Alcohol and Substance Prevention Intervention Redirection...

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Womens Resource Center hosts first Galentines Day event

Women’s Resource Center hosts first Galentine’s Day event

February 16, 2016

Gal pals from all across San Diego State united at the Women’s Resource Center for the first ever Galentine’s Day event. Galentine’s Day, a phrase...

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New stacked courses program encourages collaboration among SDSUs academic departments

New stacked courses program encourages collaboration among SDSU’s academic departments

February 5, 2016

Like orange juice and toothpaste, there are certain things that should never be paired together. Like this nasty combination, it seems that courses centered...

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A.S. officer is truly a die-hard Aztec

A.S. officer is truly a die-hard Aztec

January 27, 2016

He’s the smiling face seen when walking around campus, the voice heard proudly singing the fight song and  the guy with a name too catchy to forget....

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A turkey-hater’s Thanksgiving struggle

November 23, 2015

'Tis the season for family feasting and overeating. While we all prepare to stretch our stomachs for many activities that Thanksgiving entails, I can’t...

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VIDEO: What is art?

November 18, 2015

The Daily Aztec's first annual arts special issue hits newsstands today, Nov. 18. We asked our fellow Aztecs what art means to them.  

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Art classes give students space to express

Art classes give students space to express

November 18, 2015

San Diego State offers a handful of unique courses among its variety of classes for students to fulfill their artistic needs. Tucked inside the intricate...

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SDSU School of Theatres latest production journeys Into the Woods

SDSU School of Theatre’s latest production journeys “Into the Woods”

November 4, 2015

A magical story of witches, giants and hungry wolves cast a spell on San Diego State on Thursday, Oct. 30 with the debut performance of “Into the Woods”...

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Pixar storyboard artist speaks at SDSU

November 2, 2015

Rosana Sullivan is a Pixar storyboard artist who is most notable for her recent work on the upcoming film “The Good Dinosaur.” As a child who doodled...

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Film tells Apple co-creator’s story

October 21, 2015

With the recent release of the new iPhone 6S, Apple Watch and iPad Pro, it’s fitting that yet another movie depicting Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has...

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International food caters to academics

International food caters to academics

October 21, 2015

Food is a common thing that all people enjoy, but depending where in the world a student on campus may be from, he or she brings a unique perspective on...

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Televised event honors San Diego teachers and SDSU alumni

Televised event honors San Diego teachers and SDSU alumni

October 16, 2015

Nineteen San Diego State alumni were honored for their contributions to teaching and learning at the live “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” event...

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Burger dishes have Greek twist

Burger dishes have Greek twist

October 14, 2015

When hearing the name Canada Steak Burger, what comes to mind? Perhaps visions of maple syrup-infused patties? Maybe thick, greasy, bacon-wrapped creations? Well,...

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Students lead a pura vida lifestyle

Students lead a ‘pura vida’ lifestyle

September 23, 2015

There is a term used in Costa Rica known as “pura vida,” or pure life. Its spiritual and cultural meaning is not easily translated. Put simply, living...

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Maclure goes the extra mile

Maclure goes the extra mile

September 18, 2015

College is the time to expand one’s mind, create new friendships and, most importantly, build a professional career. Some Aztecs go above and beyond...

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Summer in Shabby Land

September 16, 2015

While most Aztecs probably spent their summers sleeping in until the early afternoon hours or soaking in some sun, I spent my summer working as a ride...

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City Tacos redefines the average taqueria

City Tacos redefines the average taqueria

September 1, 2015

Forget any and all previous taco knowledge, because City Tacos has redefined the delicious tortilla creation. Located on University Avenue in the vibrant...

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