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Jamie Ballard

Jamie Ballard, Managing Editor

Jamie Ballard is the managing editor of The Daily Aztec for 2016-17. She has been a member of The Daily Aztec since 2013, first as a staff writer and then as a news editor. Her work has been featured at Esquire.com, San Diego CityBeat, Student Universe, and several other sites. Jamie also works as an editorial assistant for Mike Sager, writer-at-large for Esquire and founder of The Sager Group. Follow her at @BallardJamie23 or email her at me@thedailyaztec.com

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Senior Farewell: Jamie Ballard

Senior Farewell: Jamie Ballard

May 3, 2017

There’s a quote I have hanging on the wall of my office that reads, “You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.”...

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Sex and death with Los Campesinos!

Sex and death with Los Campesinos!

March 1, 2017

I came to learn about indie rock band Los Campesinos! the way I imagine most of their fans do: a pretentious boyfriend who was determined to “teach”...

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Judge rules SDSU violated Title IX procedure

Judge rules SDSU violated Title IX procedure

March 1, 2017

A San Diego court ruled on Feb. 2 that San Diego State violated procedural fairness in a Title IX investigation, by failing to provide a student accused...

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Rape kits absent from university campuses

Rape kits absent from university campuses

February 15, 2017

Of the four major universities in San Diego, none of them have rape kits available in their campus health centers, despite the fact that college populations...

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[Photo] Immigration ban sparks protests

February 1, 2017

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[Photo] Mandato de Trump causa protestas

February 1, 2017

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Aztecs travel the world over winter break

Aztecs travel the world over winter break

January 18, 2017

As many college graduates can attest to, having a long winter break is a luxury that ceases to exist in “the real world.” Several SDSU students took...

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Our most-read stories of 2016

Our most-read stories of 2016

December 31, 2016

2016 was a noteworthy year at The Daily Aztec. We covered several demonstrations ranging from Black Lives Matter demonstrations after the arrest of Marquis...

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City minimum wage does not apply at SDSU

City minimum wage does not apply at SDSU

November 28, 2016

Why doesn’t San Diego State University pay all student employees the city minimum wage? Psychology sophomore Kiana Wiley has worked in the serials department...

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Updated: Clowns reportedly attack man near SDSU, police questioning incident

October 29, 2016

This story was updated to include information from SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl at 1:36 p.m. PST. A man reported being attacked and stabbed by four people in...

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Identity Evropa clashes at San Diego State

Identity Evropa clashes at San Diego State

October 5, 2016

Over the last few weeks, several students have noticed distinctive fliers, posters and stickers appearing on campus. The posters typically feature a Greek...

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SDSU student died at Hard Summer Music Festival

August 1, 2016

San Diego State student Alyssa Dominguez was reportedly one of three people who died at the Hard Summer Music Festival in Los Angeles this past weekend. LA...

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Parking and Transportation Services will begin using license plates to verify parking permits.

SDSU plans for new directional signage

May 16, 2016

San Diego State recently announced a two-part plan to improve directional signage for visitors on campus. The school plans to implement new parking garage...

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SDSU police chief to pursue new opportunity

SDSU police chief to pursue new opportunity

May 5, 2016

Chief Lamine Secka of the San Diego State Police Department will be leaving his post as police chief on May 16, to pursue a new role as SDSU's director...

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SDSU accused of mishandling sexual assault investigation

May 4, 2016

An SDSU student, identified only as 19-year-old  “John Doe” in official court documents is bringing charges against the university, claiming that...

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Students meet with Hirshman regarding 'terrorist' fliers

Students meet with Hirshman regarding ‘terrorist’ fliers

May 2, 2016

After a protest last week regarding President Elliot Hirshman's failure to condemn anti-BDS fliers on campus, students met with him this morning to discuss...

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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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Business student honors friend's death with fundraiser for service

Business student honors friend’s death with fundraiser for service

April 27, 2016

Shauna Haynes was described as “always caring, always giving, someone who always wanted to make sure you were having a good day.” This description...

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SDSU Grad Students demonstrate against administration behavior

SDSU Grad Students demonstrate against administration behavior

April 27, 2016

A group of graduate students and supporters delivered a letter condemning administrative behavior toward student activists to President Elliot Hirshman’s...

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SDSU prepares for Take Back the Week events

SDSU prepares for Take Back the Week events

April 21, 2016

Students, staff and faculty at San Diego State are gearing up for a week-long series of events focused around sexual violence awareness, transparency and...

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Indecent exposure in Love Library, suspect still at large

Indecent exposure in Love Library, suspect still at large

April 13, 2016

On April 12, two female students reported being approached by a man who proceeded to pull down his pants and expose his genitals to them. The incident...

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CSU system agrees to give faculty 5 percent salary increase

CSU system agrees to give faculty 5 percent salary increase

April 8, 2016

After several months of dispute over faculty salaries and the threat of a systemwide strike, the California State University system has agreed to grant...

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Strike postponed as CFA and CSU announce tentative agreement

Strike postponed as CFA and CSU announce tentative agreement

April 7, 2016

In the midst of a 48-hour blackout period, the California Faculty Association announced that the planned faculty strike across all 23 California State...

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Strike preparations on hold as CFA and CSU agree on 'blackout period'

Strike preparations on hold as CFA and CSU agree on ‘blackout period’

April 6, 2016

The California Faculty Association and California State University management have both agreed to temporarily halt strike preparations and make a final...

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Proposed SDSU West Campus plan unveiled

Proposed SDSU West Campus plan unveiled

April 6, 2016

With the Chargers looking to move downtown, there has been much discussion about what would happen to Qualcomm Stadium. One proposal, discussed in a...

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Crime and Incident Report: Public intoxication, trespassing

March 23, 2016

Disturbing the peace On Wednesday, March 16, before 10:30 a.m., San Diego State police responded to the Starbucks in College Square for a report of a...

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A.S. voting turnout soars to 20 percent

A.S. voting turnout soars to 20 percent

March 23, 2016

This year’s Associated Students election marked the highest voter turnout rate in A.S. history with 6,056 votes, up from last year’s total of 4,221...

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The crowd swarms around Miller as she is declared A.S. President.

Students elect next Associated Students representatives with highest voter turnout in history

March 18, 2016

Energy was high in Montezuma Hall on Thursday, March 17 for the announcement of the Associated Students elections results. The event was scheduled to begin...

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College Area house busted for numerous drug violations

College Area house busted for numerous drug violations

March 18, 2016

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, approximately 15 police officers, including members of the SWAT team, descended on a house on the corner of...

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SDSU Waterski Club president receives national award for tireless efforts

SDSU Waterski Club president receives national award for tireless efforts

March 9, 2016

It’s a sunny day at Imperial Lakes in El Centro, and San Diego State Waterski and Wakeboard Club President Newt Cutcliffe has been towing waterskiers...

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Associated Students executive candidates debate faculty strike, A.S. transparency

Associated Students executive candidates debate faculty strike, A.S. transparency

March 8, 2016

The candidates for Associated Students Vice President of Financial Affairs, Vice President of External Relations, and Vice President of University Affairs...

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Vice President of University Affairs candidate Chimezie Ebiriekwe

Vice President of University Affairs candidate Chimezie Ebiriekwe

March 7, 2016

Position: Vice President of University Affairs Name: Chimezie Ebiriekwe Year: Sophomore Major: Business marketing Why did you decide to run...

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KCR College Radio wins national 'Best Station' award

KCR College Radio wins national ‘Best Station’ award

March 7, 2016

San Diego State’s KCR College Radio won several national awards, including best station overall, at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards on...

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