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Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer

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Opinión: Graduados debemos de aprender a escuchar

May 12, 2020

Terminar la universidad es un hito en nuestros viajes académicos. Muchos de nosotros hemos estado asistiendo a la escuela desde la primaria sin descansar....

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College graduates, let’s learn to listen to others even when we disagree

May 4, 2020

Finishing college is a milestone in our academic journeys. Many of us have been going to school since kindergarten without any breaks. Graduating means...

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A screenshot of the Zoom meeting where zoombombers intruded upon a Q&A session hosted by a Filipinx organization on campus, yelling racial slurs.

‘Zoom bombing’ issues nationwide, on campus prompt increased security measures

April 22, 2020

A racist "Zoom bombing" incident regarding a campus Filipinx organization prompted concerns about the safety of the Zoom online conferencing application,...

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A screenshot of the Zoom meeting where zoombombers intruded upon a Q&A session hosted by a Filipinx organization on campus, yelling racial slurs.

Zoom ofrece nueva actualización para evitar intrusos en las videollamadas

April 21, 2020

La organización Filipinx de la Universidad Estatal de San Diego fue hackeada, "zoombombing", por piratas cibernéticos, el cual provocó algunas preocupaciones...

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Opinion: Use this time in quarantine to practice mindfulness

April 10, 2020

It's been weeks since schools across the states closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Watching the world adjust to what feels like an aberration of our reality...

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Opinión: Cómo funciona la atención plena ante la pandemia del COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Ha pasado más de un mes desde que las escuelas de todo el país cerraron debido a las precauciones ante el Covid-19 y no ha sido difícil ver cómo el...

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A.S. presidential candidates Christian Holt (left) and Steven Plante (right) debated on Wednesday after on issues pertaining to the campus community.

Candidates for VP of financial affairs, executive VP and president face off in second day of debates

March 21, 2020

Candidates for vice president of financial affairs, executive vice president and president gathered to debate in the theatre at Montezuma Hall on March...

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Students gather in the Aztec Student Union courtyard to watch election night coverage on March 3.

Students react to Super Tuesday results at Aztec Student Union Courtyard

March 11, 2020

On March 3, students gathered around a screen at the Aztec Student Union Courtyard to watch primary results pour in for California and 15 other jurisdictions.  Some...

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PSFA pushing classes to virtual platforms, rest of university preparing to follow suit

March 10, 2020

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts is shifting most courses to virtual platforms beginning today, according to an email sent to students....

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Journalists have a responsibility to vote

March 4, 2020

Objectivity and neutrality are concepts that have been debated amongst journalists and media scholars for decades, while audiences use those concepts to...

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Las minorias cada vez logran más empoderamiento en los medios de comunicación en Estados Unidos

February 19, 2020

Mientras veía desarrollarse el medio tiempo del Super Bowl, enfrenté una ola de emociones conflictivas dentro de mi.  Por un lado, fue maravilloso...

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Renowned attorney and author Benjamin Crump spoke about civil rights and his life as an attorney at Montezuma Hall Theatre on Feb. 18.

Black Resource Center hosts renowned attorney, civil right activist

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 18, the Black Resource Center invited renowned attorney and author Benjamin Crump to speak at Montezuma Hall Theatre about his achievements and...

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Latinx community should rally behind black-led movements

Latinx community should rally behind black-led movements

February 19, 2020

As I watched the Super Bowl Halftime unfold, I faced a wave of conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it was delightful to have two Latina women headline...

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Panelists Ibraham Fardan, Patrick Germany, Defforest Hancock, Rene Walton and Robert

Local members of Black Panther Party talk party history, misconceptions

February 12, 2020

Members of the San Diego Black Panther Party were invited as panelists to the Black Resource Center to discuss misconceptions about the organization on...

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Candidates from the 53rd Congressional District debated their plans to combat climate change and increase housing supply in San Diego on Feb. 3.

Democratic congressional candidates debate climate change, housing crisis

February 5, 2020

Five Democratic candidates vying for California's 53rd congressional district debated climate crisis initiatives to constituents on Feb 3 at the Vista...

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Students should be taught about protecting their data

Students should be taught about protecting their data

January 22, 2020

The beginning of a new decade can evoke reflection on our individual or collective milestones. One of the most significant developments over the past decade...

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AB 5 hurts student journalists

December 11, 2019

For journalism students graduating this spring in California, or writers merely looking to work in the state, there is a new law that will affect their...

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Opinión: Bolivia en el ojo del hurácan democratíco

December 4, 2019

La destitución del expresidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, fue un golpe de estado. No importa si ves a Morales como un héroe o no, esto debería preocupar...

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Above is a painting that was done for the Reborder Conference by Kline Swonger, Juan Cabrera Meredith Habermann, Kitty Nix, Sage Serano and Zac Keane.

Bi-national conference discusses water resources

December 4, 2019

San Diego State hosted the first day of the bi-national Reborder conference entitled “The Water We Share” and “El Agua Que Compartimos” on Nov....

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Students working together on a group project.

Group projects are hard for busy students

November 13, 2019

With the semester nearing its end, group work tends to dominate the last couple of weeks. Time management as a student is already stressful enough with...

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En memoria a Gus Chávez ex director de EOP en SDSU

November 6, 2019

En las comunidades latinx, hay gente que son admirados  por su dedicación a mejorar las situaciones de los que más necesitan ayuda. Gus Chávez era...

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A.S. President, students react to proposed student fee increases

A.S. President, students react to proposed student fee increases

November 6, 2019

The proposed increase in the Health Services Fee and Instructionally Related Activity Fee in fall 2020 have raised concerns and questions among San Diego...

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Candidates from the 53rd Congressional District discuss foreign policy and national security issues.

Congressional candidates discuss national security, foreign policy

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 26, the Truman National Security Project and San Diego State’s School of Public Affairs hosted a National Security Forum with candidates from...

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The GSP exam is a barrier for Latinx students pursuing a journalism major

October 2, 2019

The Daily Aztec has published various stories on the barriers upheld by the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation test. Each evaluation brings a valid point...

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Progressivism holds Democrats together when it's not tearing them apart

Progressivism holds Democrats together when it’s not tearing them apart

September 25, 2019

In philosophy, progressivism is centered on the advancements in economics, sciences and social organization and their role in improving humankind. Progressive...

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It’s time to rethink the way we view progress

September 11, 2019

Too often the idea of progress is equated to linearity. As a result, statements like, "It is 2019. How is it that we are still (fill in the blank)?" become...

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You’re still valid for being a transfer student

August 26, 2019

If someone in elementary school had told me that I wasn't going straight into a four-year university after high school, I might have been devastated. It...

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The myth of objectivity in journalism failed the Latinx victims in El Paso

August 21, 2019

Earlier this month, in El Paso, the U.S. saw one of the deadliest anti-Latinx hate crimes in decades. 22 people lost their lives.  The motive of the...

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A student gets pied during the Greek Week event

Greek Week raises over $10,000 for foster youth

April 12, 2019

Greek Week’s support of the local nonprofit Promises2Kids, a charity focused on working with foster youth, proved successful as the event raised over...

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The media handled the Mueller report very poorly

April 10, 2019

It's now been more than a couple of weeks since the Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report on whether or not the Trump administration colluded...

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