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Jadyn Brandt, News Editor

Jadyn is a third-year journalism major with a minor in political science. This is her second year at the Daily Aztec and she hopes to pursue a career in digital journalism after graduation. You can follow her on Twitter @jadynbrandt

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Screen shot shows President Adela de la Torre and senate members on Zoom meeting.

Students and parents strongly oppose faculty request for online switch

September 15, 2021

San Diego State’s University Senate proposed giving faculty the choice to change their courses to fully virtual instruction without dean approval for...

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[Video] Students Return To SDSU Campus For The First Time Since 2020

August 31, 2021

Students attending San Diego State return to campus for in-person classes and events after more than a year of virtual learning.

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‘SDSU Now’ sweeps A.S. elections

April 14, 2021

Ashley Tejada and the rest of the SDSU Now slate swept the 2021 Associated Students elections, winning each executive board position.  The results...

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A.S. vice president of external relations candidate Fabiola Moreno

A.S. vice president of external relations candidate Fabiola Moreno

March 22, 2021

Position: Vice President of External Relations Name: Fabiola Moreno Pronouns: She/Her Year:  Third Year Major: Political Science & Criminal...

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Candidates for Executive VP debate

Candidates for Executive VP debate

March 22, 2021

Two candidates for Associated Students Executive Vice President took part in an online debate moderated by The Daily Aztec in preparation for the A.S....

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[Video] 2021 AS Election Debate: VP External Relations

March 16, 2021

Moderated by The Daily Aztec’s editor in chief Brenden Tuccinardi and news editor Jadyn Brandt, the two candidates for Vice President of External Relations,...

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[Video] 2021 AS Election Debate: VP Financial Affairs

March 16, 2021

Moderated by The Daily Aztec’s editor in chief Brenden Tuccinardi and news editor Jadyn Brandt, the two candidates for Vice President of Financial Affairs,...

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The Womens Network creates space for authentic networking

The Women’s Network creates space for authentic networking

February 15, 2021

As a freshman at Syracuse University, Jamie Vinick found herself seated in a lecture hall afraid to raise her hand and ask questions of her lecturers that...

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Perspective: Different police response to Capitol Riot and Black Lives Matter protests evidence of two Americas

Perspective: Different police response to Capitol Riot and Black Lives Matter protests evidence of two Americas

February 15, 2021

History was made on Jan. 6 as Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol with ease.  As America watched the news unfold that fateful morning the...

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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.

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

November 18, 2020

San Diego County slipped back into the most restrictive tier in California’s reopening blueprint this past weekend, after the county’s case rate was...

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CSU launches the Center to Close the Opportunity Gap

CSU launches the Center to Close the Opportunity Gap

November 16, 2020

The California State University system held a virtual launch of the Center to Close the Opportunity Gap on Tuesday Nov. 10. The center was established...

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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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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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SDSU COVID-19 Update

October 13, 2020

San Diego State University is continuing its efforts to combat cases of the novel coronavirus on campus this semester. Currently, the university has...

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Joseph I. Castro chosen as next CSU Chancellor

Joseph I. Castro chosen as next CSU Chancellor

September 23, 2020

The California State University system has announced Dr. Joseph I. Castro will replace Timothy P. White as the system’s eighth Chancellor, starting early...

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Wildfire resources available for SDSU students, faculty and staff

Wildfire resources available for SDSU students, faculty and staff

September 15, 2020

As multiple fires continue to burn across California forcing some communities to evacuate and high temperatures are leaving others without power, San Diego...

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Two weeks and 64 cases later, San Diego State pauses in-person instruction

Two weeks and 64 cases later, San Diego State pauses in-person instruction

September 2, 2020

Two weeks and 64 confirmed and positive coronavirus cases into the semester, San Diego State has placed a four-week moratorium on in-person instruction,...

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Covid-19 Update: SDSU reports two new positive cases, University Police respond to large gatherings over the weekend

August 27, 2020

Two more San Diego State students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the university’s total number of confirmed cases to 27.  According...

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CSU’s alternative to AB 1460 passes despite disapproval from ethnic studies community

CSU’s alternative to AB 1460 passes despite disapproval from ethnic studies community

July 29, 2020

Orlando Mayorquin, The Sundial— The California State University Board of Trustees voted 13-5 to pass a measure to establish a CSU systemwide ethnic studies...

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ICE reverses controversial policy for international students

ICE reverses controversial policy for international students

July 15, 2020

Amid the flood of breaking news on the coronavirus pandemic and racial awakening for the country,  ICE announced last week students studying with F-1...

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SDSU shares Ten Point Plan to advance racial justice

SDSU shares Ten Point Plan to advance racial justice

July 15, 2020

On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, San Diego State released a Ten Point Plan which outlines the steps the university plans to take in order to better...

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Racist Zoom bombing attack disrupts University Senate meeting

Racist ‘Zoom bombing’ attack disrupts University Senate meeting

June 23, 2020

As the University Senate began their first-ever Expanded Senate Executive Committee meeting on June 4 – in response to the murder of George Floyd and...

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City council approves conceptual purchase agreement for Mission Valley land

May 30, 2020

Many members of the San Diego State community have been eagerly awaiting the finalization of the Mission Valley Purchase and Sale Agreement for over a...

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group of graduates holding diploma

SDSU hosts first-ever virtual graduation

May 21, 2020

San Diego State University’s graduating class of 2020 traded Viejas Arena for their living rooms on May 16 as they took part in the university’s first-ever...

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University Senate approves resolution to better support women faculty of color

May 19, 2020

A resolution to hire and support more women faculty of color was approved to the University Senate on May 5. The resolution — titled "Creating a More...

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An aerial rendering of SDSUs proposed multi-use stadium at the site of its Mission Valley expansion.

SDSU moves forward in Mission Valley, eyes 2020 completion date for new stadium despite pandemic

May 9, 2020

San Diego State’s proposed timeline to construct a 35,000 seat multi-use stadium in Mission Valley is moving forward as planned, despite potential setbacks...

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The ARC Express at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Aztec Recreation goes virtual with health, fitness classes amid lockdown

April 27, 2020

For San Diego State students and staff who are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aztec Recreation is working to provide the community with accessible...

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Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force recommends additional support for Latinx students, staff

April 26, 2020

San Diego State’s Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force held a Virtual Town Hall on April 22 to discuss the initiatives recommended by the task force...

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Womens Resource Center advocates for sexual assault survivors with virtual Take Back the Week event

Women’s Resource Center advocates for sexual assault survivors with virtual ‘Take Back the Week’ event

April 20, 2020

Last week, the Women’s Resource Center and San Diego State’s Sexual Violence Task Force hosted Take Back the Week, an annual weeklong event created...

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San Diego State suspends study abroad exchange program for fall semester, citing global pandemic

San Diego State suspends study abroad exchange program for fall semester, citing global pandemic

April 13, 2020

San Diego State has decided to suspend all university inbound and outbound study abroad exchange programs for the fall 2020 semester due to the ongoing...

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University announces new Vice President for University Relations and Development, President and CEO of The Campanile Foundation

University announces new Vice President for University Relations and Development, President and CEO of The Campanile Foundation

March 31, 2020

San Diego State  announced on March 16 that Adrienne Vargas will now be serving as the Vice President for University Relations and Development and the...

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Student petition advocates for passing grades across all classes amid coronavirus pandemic

Student petition advocates for passing grades across all classes amid coronavirus pandemic

March 23, 2020

San Diego State students have created a Change.org petition asking the university to grant passing grades to all students whose classes are now online...

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Jacob Alvarado Waipuk was recently named the university’s first ever Tribal Liaison.

University names first Tribal Liaison to enhance American Indian representation, educational opportunity

March 11, 2020

When Jacob Alvarado Waipuk graduated from San Diego State in 2014, he knew he would go on to make a difference in his community. What he didn’t know...

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Fraternity, sorority chapters struggle to fill houses in second year of Sophomore Success program

Fraternity, sorority chapters struggle to fill houses in second year of Sophomore Success program

March 4, 2020

As San Diego State approaches its second year implementing the Sophomore Success program, students in Greek life are having trouble finding eligible sophomores...

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SDSU suspende el Programa de Estudios Internacionales en Corea del Sur para proteger a sus estudiantes del coronavirus

SDSU suspende el Programa de Estudios Internacionales en Corea del Sur para proteger a sus estudiantes del coronavirus

March 4, 2020

La Universidad Estatal de San Diego (SDSU) ha decidido cancelar los Programas de Estudio Internacional en Corea del Sur durante el semestre de primavera...

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San Diego State suspends study abroad programs in Italy

San Diego State suspends study abroad programs in Italy

March 2, 2020

Last month, San Diego State decided to suspend all study abroad programs in China and South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, students studying...

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Administrators and community members unveil the new Latinx Resource Center inside Love Library.

University unveils Latinx Resource Center in library’s Chicanx section

February 26, 2020

On Feb. 20, San Diego State unveiled the new Latinx Resource Center, which currently resides in the Chicanx section of Love Library. The Latinx Resource...

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A rendering of the proposed Aztec Recreation Center expansion.

Construction begins on Aztec Recreation Center amid changes to payment plan

February 12, 2020

Construction on the Aztec Recreation Center is currently underway after San Diego State students voted to renovate and expand the gym back in a March 2018...

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University affirms support of students, families implicated in Trump Administrations extended travel ban

University affirms support of students, families implicated in Trump Administration’s extended travel ban

February 5, 2020

On Jan. 31, San Diego State sent a campus-wide email detailing President Donald Trump’s extension of the travel ban and its relation to the university. The...

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Las vacaciones de primavera de 2021 serán reemplazadas por cuatro días de “descanso y recuperación” después de la votación del Senado estatal de San Diego 44-28 aprobada el 1 de diciembre.

Career Services unveils new platform to find jobs, connect with peers

January 29, 2020

Career Services has introduced a new job-search platform for San Diego State students that modernizes the job search and enables peer communication. The...

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Emergency repairs planned for campus steam system

Emergency repairs planned for campus steam system

December 21, 2019

Facilities Services will be completing emergency repairs on the campus’ steam system from approximately Dec. 29 to Jan. 19. The first phase of repairs...

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Virtual reality startup founded on campus brings new experiences to children’s hospitals

December 12, 2019

Lift Your Eyes is a virtual reality startup company formed by linguistics senior Armando Flores, accounting senior Karina Ornelas and SDSU alumnus Nicholas...

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Students exhibiting any symptoms of mumps are encouraged to reach out to a medical provider.

Single mumps case confirmed at SDSU during finals week

December 12, 2019

San Diego State health officials have confirmed a single case of mumps involving a student who lives off-campus on Dec. 12. The campus is not currently...

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Journalist, SDSU alum Bradley J. Fikes dies at 61

Journalist, SDSU alum Bradley J. Fikes dies at 61

November 26, 2019

San Diego Union-Tribune biotech writer and The Daily Aztec alumnus Bradley J. Fikes passed away on Nov. 20.  He passed away due to natural causes while...

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Protests in Ecuadorian capital halt SDSU study abroad experiences

November 22, 2019

Recent protests in Ecuador have affected San Diego State students’ study abroad experiences this semester.  It is the second instance of unrest in...

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SDSU’s cheer team and the school band perform on Campanile walkway.

[Photo] Cheer, band performances highlight SDSU homecoming pep rally

November 8, 2019

SDSU’s cheer team and the school band perform on Campanile walkway.

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SDSU, Southwestern College receive federal grant to support transfers in STEM

November 6, 2019

San Diego State has partnered with Southwestern College to receive a $5 million federal grant for transfer students majoring in STEM fields that will create...

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Student organizers canvass outside Love Library for Andrew Yang (D).

Student activists host canvassing event for Democratic presidential candidate Yang

October 30, 2019

The 2020 presidential election is still more than a year away, but some San Diego State students are already working to promote their candidate of choice. On...

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The Student Ability Success Center and Aztec Adaptive Sports co-hosted the Sports for All symposium outside Hepner Hall.

Sports for All symposium raises awareness, support for adaptive athletics

October 17, 2019

On Oct. 17 the Student Ability Success Center and Aztec Adaptive Sports came together to raise student awareness and support the Adaptive Athletics program...

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Native American Student Alliance organized a rally to recognize Indigenous People’s Day.

[Photo] Native American Student Alliance, allies celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

October 15, 2019

Native American Student Alliance organized a rally to recognize Indigenous People’s Day.

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CSU considers new quantitative reasoning course requirement for applicants

October 9, 2019

The California State University system is considering a proposal that would add an additional admissions requirement of a year-long quantitative reasoning...

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Paint your political scene was another way for students to get involved in the political conversation at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Associated Students hosts ‘Rock the Vote’ event

October 2, 2019

Associated Students hosted a joint Rock the Vote event and paint your political scene event on Sept. 25 for National Voter Registration Day. The event...

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SDSU community takes part in global climate strike

September 21, 2019

On Sept. 20, the San Diego State community marched for climate reform in the Global Climate Strike inspired by 16-year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg. Students,...

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So-Cal Chicken unveiled new meal options, including vegan and vegetarian options, as it raised prices on certain items.

So-Cal Chicken adds new food options, shrinks portions

September 18, 2019

So-Cal Chicken has decreased their portion sizes and increased prices since the last semester.  After updating menus to show nutritional information,...

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