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Jacob Sisneros

Jacob Sisneros, Editor in chief

Jacob Sisneros is editor in chief of The Daily Aztec. He's a senior journalism major with past editorial experience at his community college paper La Voz Weekly. Jacob has been with The Daily Aztec for three semesters now after transferring from De Anza College in fall 2015. His dream job is to work for Sports Illustrated or The New York Times.

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Senior forward Jeroen Meefout jumps for a header during SDSU’s 0-1 loss to Washington on Oct. 26.

Dutch duo complete soccer journey at SDSU

November 8, 2017

It’s no coincidence that two Dutch soccer players who grew up 50 minutes apart ended up playing for a university roughly 5,600 miles from their hometowns....

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Student Services West, where the Office of the Registrar is located. Registration dates for students will be moved up beginning summer 2018.

University moves up registration dates — and fee deadlines — for continuing students

October 19, 2017

Registration for classes will occur earlier for continuing students starting in summer 2018. Continuing students will now register for their fall semester...

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[Video] Future of Qualcomm Stadium, grounds crew remain in limbo

May 3, 2017

Every weekday his hand hits the alarm at 5 a.m. He gets dressed, drinks a cup of coffee and makes the one-hour commute from Temecula, California to...

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Senior Farewell: Editor in Chief

Senior Farewell: Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017

I don’t know how to start this, or end this, or what to put in the middle, but here we go. I will start by thanking everyone who has made it possible...

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City ordinances aim to stem growth of “mini-dorms”

March 1, 2017

Chemistry senior Jon Bush hasn’t lived in a house with fewer than six tenants since his freshman year. His junior year he had a family of rats living...

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Now trending on the Mesa

Now trending on the Mesa

May 13, 2016

San Diego State has undergone a vast amount of change since its inception in 1897 and continues to grow with each incoming class of students. The four...

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Hundreds of students protest President Hirshman regarding BDS posters

Hundreds of students protest President Hirshman regarding BDS posters

April 27, 2016

Following a silent protest of San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman during a ceremony to swear in incoming Associated Students President Jamie Miller,...

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Domination of Mountain West wasnt enough for SDSU basketball to get into NCAA Tourney

Domination of Mountain West wasn’t enough for SDSU basketball to get into NCAA Tourney

March 14, 2016

Clinched regular season Mountain West  title with three games remaining, have two seniors set a record for most regular season conference wins in conference...

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McKynzie Fort on a path toward greatness for SDSU womens basketball

McKynzie Fort on a path toward greatness for SDSU women’s basketball

March 14, 2016

Sophomore guard McKynzie Fort isn’t your typical team leader. She’s quiet, humble and only outspoken when she needs to be, yet she led the Aztecs...

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Associated Students presidential and vice presidential candidates discuss roles, representing students and the CFA strike

Associated Students presidential and vice presidential candidates discuss roles, representing students and the CFA strike

March 10, 2016

Three candidates for Associated Students President and two candidates for Executive Vice President squared off in the courtyard of the Conrad Prebys Aztec...

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New Mountain West tournament will only allow eight teams starting in 2017

New Mountain West tournament will only allow eight teams starting in 2017

March 9, 2016

The “Elite Eight” will have new meaning for the Mountain West starting in 2017. The MW Board of Directors announced on Dec. 17, 2015 that they will...

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Executive Vice President candidate Patty Masengale

Executive Vice President candidate Patty Masengale

March 7, 2016

Position: Executive Vice President Name: Patty Masengale Year: Junior Major Business management specializing in human resources Minoring in...

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Vice President of University Affairs candidate Arnelle Sambile

Vice President of University Affairs candidate Arnelle Sambile

March 7, 2016

Position: Vice President of University Affairs Name: Arnelle Sambile Year: Junior Major: Double major in English and communications What made...

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Kanye West’s 7 pieces of advice for college students

February 29, 2016

The Internet has been abuzz about Kanye lately with the dropping of his album "Life of Pablo" and recent Twitter tirades. Kanye says a lot of nonsense,...

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SDSU womens basketball extends win streak with 53-40 win over Wyoming

SDSU women’s basketball extends win streak with 53-40 win over Wyoming

February 24, 2016

To say this season has been up and down for the Aztecs would be an understatement. After a three-game win streak to end December, the Aztecs dropped...

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FratMANers and SISSTER team up for sexual assault awareness at SDSU

FratMANers and SISSTER team up for sexual assault awareness at SDSU

February 24, 2016

FratMANers has been around for six years at San Diego State and now welcomes SISSTER and a new faculty organizer to its effort to increase awareness about...

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Underage drinking up despite SDSUs e-Checkup To Go

Underage drinking up despite SDSU’s e-Checkup To Go

February 17, 2016

In the seventh year since e-Checkup To Go (E-CHUG) was required for incoming freshmen and transfer students, disciplinary referrals for alcohol in the...

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Aztecs womens basketball establishs first win streak of 2016 with 65-54 double OT win over Fresno State

Aztecs women’s basketball establishs first win streak of 2016 with 65-54 double OT win over Fresno State

February 10, 2016

Win streak. That is something San Diego State women's basketball hasn’t been able to say since Dec. 30, but that changed with a 65-54 double overtime...

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California Faculty Association plans 5-day strike in April

California Faculty Association plans 5-day strike in April

February 8, 2016

The California Faculty Association Board has decided to implement a five-day strike starting April 13 if no agreement is reached with California State...

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SDSU basketball makes a run at history against a tough New Mexico team

SDSU basketball makes a run at history against a tough New Mexico team

February 6, 2016

If the game against Colorado State was any indication, it hasn’t been easy for San Diego State men’s basketball to remain one of the few unbeaten teams...

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla addressed Associated Students on Feb. 3.

[Photo] A.S. update: California Secretary of State guest speaker and voter registration

February 5, 2016

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla addressed Associated Students on Feb. 3.

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Notebook: Aztecs defense comes in clutch against Colorado State

Notebook: Aztecs’ defense comes in clutch against Colorado State

February 3, 2016

Defense has been the bread and butter of head coach Steve Fisher’s teams at San Diego State. It’s the reason the team has won or shared the regular-season...

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Head coach Van Wyk still has one goal in mind for SDSU softball

Head coach Van Wyk still has one goal in mind for SDSU softball

February 3, 2016

More than 1,000 games into her coaching career, San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk’s goal still hasn’t changed. Despite taking her...

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SDSU womens basketball drops eighth straight to UNLV, 55-41

SDSU women’s basketball drops eighth straight to UNLV, 55-41

January 30, 2016

No team is happier to see the calendar change than San Diego State women’s basketball. The Aztecs dropped their eighth game in a row, 55-41, and lost...

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Humanities lecture explores issues in digital age

Humanities lecture explores issues in digital age

January 28, 2016

A Google executive known as one of the “fathers of the Internet” and an art historian with a heavy background in the humanities came together Tuesday,...

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SDSU womens basketball looks to end 6-game skid against Nevada

SDSU women’s basketball looks to end 6-game skid against Nevada

January 26, 2016

Twenty-six days into January and the San Diego State women’s basketball team is still trying to find the form it finished with in December. The Aztecs...

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Aztecs womens basketball remains winless in 2016 after tough 54-49 loss to Fresno State

Aztecs women’s basketball remains winless in 2016 after tough 54-49 loss to Fresno State

January 20, 2016

The Aztecs still can’t buy a win in 2016. During their five-game skid to open the new year they have lost three games by a combined 13 points and...

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Womens basketball winter break update: The tale of 2 months

Women’s basketball winter break update: The tale of 2 months

January 20, 2016

The new year hasn’t been kind to the San Diego State women’s basketball team. After finishing December strong with a record of 4-2 including three...

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A.S. update: Council discusses San Bernardino shootings, campus diversity

A.S. update: Council discusses San Bernardino shootings, campus diversity

December 10, 2015

In its last meeting of the semester,the College Life Council of Associated Students discussed past events A.S. held, future A.S. events, reactions to the...

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Womens basketball looks to take another step forward against Loyola Marymount

Women’s basketball looks to take another step forward against Loyola Marymount

December 10, 2015

The San Diego State women’s basketball team is evolving quickly under third-year head coach Stacie Terry and took its biggest stride of the season against...

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Do unregulated cost of attendance stipends cause recruiting advantages?

Do unregulated cost of attendance stipends cause recruiting advantages?

December 9, 2015

Ten months ago the NCAA voted to approve a measure that requires the Power Five conferences to cover the full cost of attendance for scholarship student-athletes. So...

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Aztecs come up short against undefeated University of San Diego, 60-53

Aztecs come up short against undefeated University of San Diego, 60-53

December 4, 2015

In the 39th women's basketball matchup between crosstown rivals University of San Diego and San Diego State, the Toreros were able to keep their win streak...

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A.S. update: Council reviews student worker requirements

A.S. update: Council reviews student worker requirements

November 23, 2015

In a joint meeting of the College Life Council and University Council, Associated Students members reflected on their work this semester and got a visit...

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Aztec Shops attempts to stop student workers unionizing

Aztec Shops attempts to stop student workers unionizing

November 23, 2015

A group of around 15 San Diego State students were turned away after marching to the office of Donna Tusack, CEO of Aztec Shops, to request a meeting and...

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Womens basketball team looks to remedy offensive, defensive woes against Washington

Women’s basketball team looks to remedy offensive, defensive woes against Washington

November 23, 2015

A 0-3 San Diego State women’s basketball team that has had trouble finding its offensive rhythm so far travels to the University of Washington to face...

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Womens basketball falls 65-54 against UC Davis, suffers third straight loss to start season

Women’s basketball falls 65-54 against UC Davis, suffers third straight loss to start season

November 20, 2015

San Diego State women’s basketball won’t be looking forward to playing the Big West any time soon. SDSU fell 65-54 Thursday night at Viejas Arena...

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The Moxie Foundation awarded for philanthropic generosity

The Moxie Foundation awarded for philanthropic generosity

November 18, 2015

The Moxie Foundation’s latest donation of $5.1 million helped it win the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award last week. The San Diego chapter...

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SDSU Womens basketball looks to part with the red sea

SDSU Women’s basketball looks to part with the ‘red sea’

November 18, 2015

There is one constant in photos of the San Diego State women’s basketball team playing at Viejas Arena in recent years: the red sea. Not the body...

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Womens basketball looks to bounce back with home matchups against UC Riverside and UC Davis

Women’s basketball looks to bounce back with home matchups against UC Riverside and UC Davis

November 16, 2015

Bad news: A 20-point blowout loss on the road to Long Beach State is not how the San Diego State women’s basketball wanted to start its season. Good...

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Aztecs suffer blowout loss to Long Beach State in season opener

Aztecs suffer blowout loss to Long Beach State in season opener

November 14, 2015

Long Beach State's women’s basketball team has been historically dominant over San Diego State and Friday’s game at the Walter Pyramid failed to reverse...

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Construction begins for Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex

Construction begins for Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex

November 10, 2015

Construction officially began for the Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex at San Diego State on Friday, Nov. 6. Nearly 250 people, including...

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Campus safety app nears release

Campus safety app nears release

November 10, 2015

The San Diego State Police Department will soon release a new mobile app to improve safety on campus and enhance communication between students and campus...

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Womens basketball breezes by Point Loma in exhibition, 76-61

Women’s basketball breezes by Point Loma in exhibition, 76-61

November 6, 2015

In a fast-paced, high-scoring exhibition game that included freshman forward Aranxta Gomez Ferrer scoring 14 points in her first collegiate action, San...

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SDSU basketball teams adjust to new NCAA rules

SDSU basketball teams adjust to new NCAA rules

November 4, 2015

The start of the 2015-16 NCAA basketball season brings a number of changes to the rulebook for the men’s and women’s game. The most prominent of...

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Aztecs Rock Hunger food drive kicks into gear

Aztecs Rock Hunger food drive kicks into gear

October 28, 2015

Two San Diego State students and a former Associated Students president shared their experiences with homelessness and food insecurity Thursday night to...

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The Strategic Planning Committee will finish reviewing feedback during the upcoming spring semester.

A.S. update: Expanded crime alerts, Aztecs Rock Hunger, sustainability

October 21, 2015

Campus safety, the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign and sustainability efforts were the main topics of discussion at the biweekly meeting of the Associated...

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SDSU mens soccer falls short against No. 3 Stanford

SDSU men’s soccer falls short against No. 3 Stanford

October 19, 2015

Coming off a shutout win against UC Berkeley, San Diego State men’s soccer fell 3-1 to No. 3 Stanford University as the Cardinal extended their winning...

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Aztec mens soccer hopes to notch first Pac-12 win this weekend against Cal, Stanford

Aztec men’s soccer hopes to notch first Pac-12 win this weekend against Cal, Stanford

October 15, 2015

After a tough road trip that included three losses to open Pac-12 play, San Diego State men’s soccer is back home and looking to rebound in its weekend...

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Verve energy drink company found to be pyramid scheme

Verve energy drink company found to be pyramid scheme

October 14, 2015

Multi-level marketing company Vemma Nutrition was recently shut down by the Federal Trade Commission for operating as a pyramid scheme. The company is...

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Pac 12 play starts for SDSU mens soccer against Washington, Oregon State

Pac 12 play starts for SDSU men’s soccer against Washington, Oregon State

October 1, 2015

After a 1-0 victory in double overtime over University of the Pacific on Sunday, the San Diego State men’s soccer team will look to continue its early...

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Balance boards roll out on campus

Balance boards roll out on campus

September 30, 2015

It’s a skateboard. It’s a Segway. No, it’s a brand new development in personal transportation. Commonly referred to as hoverboards, despite not...

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3rd schools the charm for SDSUs Rene Reyes

3rd school’s the charm for SDSU’s Rene Reyes

September 23, 2015

Despite the cold winters he was accustomed to growing up in Norway, senior forward Rene Reyes is off to a hot start this season for San Diego State men’s...

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Career fair brings major corporations to campus

Career fair brings major corporations to campus

September 21, 2015

San Diego State held a career and internship fair on campus Thursday featuring Fortune 500 companies Amazon, Target and PepsiCo. Employers were looking...

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Aztec mens soccer stays undefeated with 3-1 win over Rio Grand Valley

Aztec men’s soccer stays undefeated with 3-1 win over Rio Grand Valley

September 19, 2015

After its first weekend in program history with two 0-0 ties, the San Diego State men’s soccer team found the goals it was looking for in a 3-1 win over...

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SDSU alumni innovators featured on TV show

SDSU alumni innovators featured on TV show

September 16, 2015

Two San Diego State alumni recently showcased their start-up business on a reality television show that aired Tuesday. Blenders Eyewear co-founders...

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UGG founder speaks on campus

UGG founder speaks on campus

September 9, 2015

The first Entrepreneur Society meeting, featuring the founder of UGG boots, attracted such a big crowd it caused a fire hazard. Approximately 150 students...

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SDSU mens soccer improves to 3-0 with shutout win George Washington

SDSU men’s soccer improves to 3-0 with shutout win George Washington

September 6, 2015

Three was the magic number for the San Diego State men’s soccer team as it cruised to a 3-0 win over the George Washington University Colonials in Sunday’s...

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SDSU mens soccer grinds out 3-1 win over San Diego Christian

SDSU men’s soccer grinds out 3-1 win over San Diego Christian

September 5, 2015

The San Diego Christian men’s soccer team entered Saturday’s game against San Diego State with a 360-minute shutout streak. That streak didn’t survive...

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Trader Joes to open at SDSU

Trader Joe’s to open at SDSU

September 1, 2015

Trader Joe’s announced last week they will open a location at San Diego State’s South Campus Plaza once construction is complete. The health-oriented...

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