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Catlan is a fourth-year studying Journalism with a minor in Sustainability from Stockton, CA. She has a passion for graphic design, music, art and the environment. Twitter @CatlanNguyen

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Catlan is a fourth-year double majoring in Journalism and Sustainability from Stockton, CA. She has a passion for graphic design, music, writing and the environment. Twitter @CatlanNguyen

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University Senate Update: Commencement, COVID vaccines and Fall 2021 semester

University Senate Update: Commencement, COVID vaccines and Fall 2021 semester

March 3, 2021

Plans for this year’s commencement, in-person classes for next semester and the future of COVID-19 vaccination requirements were discussed at the San...

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Yna Pineda performing an original song accompanied with graphic design illustrations from Kenzie Barnickle. Screenshot courtesy of More Than Music.

[Video] Aztec Music Group, SDSU Rotaract team up for ‘More Than Music’ festival

February 23, 2021

The flashing lights.  The feeling of excitement and anticipation in the air.  Being connected to your community. These are all aspects regular...

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Perspective: Recent increased attacks on Asian-Americans reminded me to embrace my roots

Perspective: Recent increased attacks on Asian-Americans reminded me to embrace my roots

February 20, 2021

Due to the hateful disinformation spread about how Chinese people are the leading cause of the pandemic, violent attacks on Asian-Americans in the Bay...

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Student loans on pause, what it means for SDSU students

Student loans on pause, what it means for SDSU students

February 16, 2021

One of the first actions President Joe Biden enacted was extending the pause on student loan payments without interest until Sept. 30. This extension...

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Members of SDSU VSA wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year through Discord. Courtesy of the SDSU VSA.

Vietnamese Student Association rings in Lunar New Year by fusing old and new traditions

February 16, 2021

Lunar New Year or “Tet” recently passed this Feb. 12, bringing the world into the Year of the Ox. Due to the pandemic, the regular three-day festivals...

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Credit/No Credit option extended indefinitely for duration of pandemic

Credit/No Credit option extended indefinitely for duration of pandemic

February 11, 2021

The decision to extend the credit/no credit policy indefinitely during the pandemic was approved at the San Diego State Academic Senate meeting on Feb....

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Night Stalker uses a unique format compared to other true crime series, with first-hand interviews and accounts from victims and main detectives.

Review: Netflix’s “Night Stalker” brings thrills and horror to a true crime documentary

February 4, 2021

With the rise in popularity of true crime documentary series on Netflix, “Night Stalker” seemed destined to get lost among other true crime content. Within...

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Parents, students seething over possible suspensions due to COVID-19 policy violations

February 2, 2021

Since September, more than 1,400 San Diego State students began receiving notices of alleged violations of the university's COVID-19 policies. In late-November...

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Undergraduate, graduate and international students discuss their reasons for taking a leave of absence during the Spring 2021 semester. Weston Robertson (top left), Zoe Jones (top right), Ornella Rossi (bottom left) and Jeannette Espinoza (bottom right).

[Video] Students plan to take semester off after first full semester of online learning

December 10, 2020

As San Diego State students are reaching the end of their first semester amidst a pandemic, many have decided to take next semester off. 971 students...

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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.

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

November 25, 2020

Since the start of the semester, San Diego State has reported 1,520 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This is the highest number reported at any...

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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.

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

November 18, 2020

Earlier this month, California voters passed five of the propositions on the ballot and rejected seven. Proposition 17, which allows state parolees...

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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.

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

October 26, 2020

Should every citizen in the United States get the right to vote? Should one mistake take your voice away? With the elections approaching quickly,...

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Millions of Californians will be voting by mail. Before you cast your ballot make sure you know what to do.

Do you know how to vote? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered

October 13, 2020

With the election less than a month away and the nation still gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, voting this year will be very different from what we...

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SDSU alumna Kate Rose Mabel Coughlin started her own thrifting brand,

SDSU graduate creates thrift-inspired clothing brand

October 9, 2020

Looking to revamp your wardrobe without contributing to fast fashion? Recent San Diego State graduate Kate Rose Mabel Coughlin’s new clothing line...

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Journalism professor and Emmy-winning broadcast news producer Jerry McCormick is looking to start the first ever NABJ at SDSU.

National Association of Black Journalists look to start new chapter at SDSU

September 25, 2020

This semester, the National Association of Black Journalists is looking to start their first chapter at San Diego State. “I really wanted to start...

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Screenshot from Grant Jordan's prerecorded performance which was suppose to air in the Virtual Nooner series.

Derailed by miscommunication and misunderstanding, first ‘Virtual Nooner’ cancelled

September 15, 2020

The first San Diego State Virtual Nooner performance of the semester featuring student musician Grant Jordan was scheduled to air on the Associated Students’...

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Kativa released their debut single, Ethereal, on Aug. 17.

Underground Sound: SDSU sibling duo forge new path with latest single ‘Ethereal’

September 11, 2020

From the minute students step onto college campuses they're expected to have a plan for the rest of their lives. They choose a major, look for internships...

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Outside of the Amazon Tracy fulfillment center.

Opinion: Amazon warehouse jobs aren’t worth the salary despite the effects of COVID-19

August 3, 2020

In order to become a monopoly, a company must cut some costs to become profitable and Amazon is no stranger to this. While Amazon offers slightly above...

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Prospective SDSU students talk to a representative at the Aztec Parents Group table at a previous Explore SDSU event.

Explore SDSU shifts to virtual platform due to coronavirus outbreak

March 21, 2020

Explore SDSU, an annual open house for admitted and prospective students has been canceled due to the coronavirus and recommendations from the Centers...

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The crew pulled together the opening night and matinee performance for the last theater show.

For the Skull and Dagger Society, the show must go on

March 13, 2020

San Diego State’s Skull and Dagger Society put on the last Professional Studies of Fine Arts production of the semester as all other plays, concerts...

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Marketing and business freshman Mary Kohaut won Miss San Diego and gained a lot from the experience.

Students win scholarships and crowns in Miss San Diego beauty pageant

March 11, 2020

The glitz and glamour of a pageant is enough to make anybody feel like Sandra Bullock in “Miss Congeniality,” but there’s much more to pageants than...

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Dragons, War, Fire, & Desire: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Literary and Cinematic Adaptations of Game of Thrones & A Song of Ice and Fire will take place on May 1 at Scripps Cottage.

Preview: Department of Classics and Humanities to bring Game of Thrones characters to life at Scripps Cottage

March 6, 2020

San Diego State fans of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" will soon be able to experience live reenactments of Arya Stark’s most famous duels and interact...

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Academic freedom, attacks on higher education among topics discussed at 'Scholars at Risk' event

Academic freedom, attacks on higher education among topics discussed at ‘Scholars at Risk’ event

March 4, 2020

San Diego State hosted an Academic Freedom panel on March 2 at the International Student Center to showcase its work with Scholars at Risk. The panel...

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Podcast explains tricky love concepts

Podcast explains tricky love concepts

February 12, 2020

Do you feel like you can never figure out the pesky concept called love, especially with Valentine’s Day on the horizon? San Diego State alumnus...

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University approves two student fee increases to fund mental health counselors, identity centers

University approves two student fee increases to fund mental health counselors, identity centers

February 5, 2020

San Diego State students will soon see an increase in their fees beginning in the fall 2020 semester. President Adela de la Torre approved both the...

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A group of inmates get a chance to create art and express themselves.

Inmates get creative in the arts with the Prison Arts Collective

January 22, 2020

No matter what walk of life you come from, art can heal and help many express themselves at their worst and at their best. The Prison Arts Collective...

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Student advocates call for financial aid reform in governor's budget

Student advocates call for financial aid reform in governor’s budget

January 22, 2020

Members of three student advocacy organizations from California colleges are calling for financial aid reform to address the affordability crisis facing...

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There were lots of lights throughout Balboa Park for December Nights, including this huge Christmas tree.

December Nights lights up Balboa Park’s sky again

December 11, 2019

The holiday season in San Diego may not always feel like winter with the warm weather, but the various holiday events in town warm even the grinchiest...

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Quickie Delivery provides condoms and mints to SDSU students.

New condom delivery service debuts on campus

December 10, 2019

Ever get caught up in the passionate heat of the moment just to realize you have to stop because neither of you lovebirds brought protection? While...

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The Aztec Rocks Hunger  food drive broke yet another campaign record in its 10th anniversary.

Aztecs Rock Hunger breaks another campaign record in 10th anniversary

December 10, 2019

Associated Students announced a new campaign record for the Aztecs Rock Hunger food drive — 601,607 pounds of food — at the Aztec Student Union courtyard...

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Green Love held 'Building a More Sustainable Future' at Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, one of many LEED certified buildings on campus.

Green Love’s ‘Building a More Sustainable Future’ event eyes more efficient buildings

November 20, 2019

The Associated Students Green Love Commission hosted “Building a More Sustainable Future” on Nov. 13 in the Aztec Student Union theatre. The event...

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Students used printing presses to make designs on totes, shirts and bandanas.

Students screen print with puppies and pizza

November 14, 2019

With finals season just around the corner, San Diego State students are approaching one of the most stressful times of the semester. To counter this,...

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The Pride Center celebrated Day of the Dead.

The Pride Center highlights intersectionality and transgender women for the Day of the Dead

November 6, 2019

The Pride Center hosted a Dia de los Muertos celebration on Nov. 1 to bring more awareness to intersectionality and to make all students with multiple...

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SDSU and student organizations are hosting forums to educate students on the two proposed fee increases. If approved, the additional fees will take effect fall 2020.

University, student organizations host forums on proposed student fee increases

November 6, 2019

Multiple organizations on campus are holding student forums to educate students regarding two proposed fee increases aimed at expanding mental health resources...

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Max Conahey, left, plays rhythm guitar with his friend Nate Williams, right, who is the vocalist and bass player.

Students fuse modern punk and hard rock

October 23, 2019

Outside the Frame, a punk rock band made of San Diego State students, won the first Open Mic Night and is in the running to perform for at Battle of the...

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Pina colada and bao buns

Grass Skirt combines speakeasy vibe with tiki bar fun

October 16, 2019

People passing by may think the Grass Skirt is just a small poke restaurant, but those who venture further will find out that there’s more than meets...

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Grant Jordan lays on the floor while other band members continue shredding.

Student sings his stories during Nooner set

October 9, 2019

Psychology freshman Grant Jordan performs on Oct. 9, as the Nooner performance. The Nooner is held in the Aztec Student Union courtyard from noon to...

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