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Jeanette Giovanniello, Senior Staff Writer

Jeanette Giovanniello is a junior studying journalism at San Diego State. She is from Long Island, New York and aims to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Jeanette began writing for The Daily Aztec in September 2019. Follow her on Twitter @jeanettegiov.

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Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, will host San Diego States May in-person graduation ceremonies.

In-person commencement to be held at Petco Park

April 1, 2021

San Diego State is moving forward with in-person commencement plans this May. After nearly a month of speculation, the university announced that ceremonies...

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A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate Abigail Tamayo

A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate Abigail Tamayo

March 22, 2021

Name: Abigail Tamayo Position: Vice President of Financial Affairs Slate: A New Hope Year: Fourth year Major: Sociology Why did you decide...

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VP of External Relations candidates Fabiola Moreno and Shawki Moore debate on Zoom.

Candidates for VP of External Relations, Finance debate

March 22, 2021

The candidates for Associated Students Vice President of Financial Affairs and Vice President of External Relations debated on Zoom in sight of next week's...

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San Diego State freshmen move out of campus housing in mid-March amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Students remember chaos, uncertainty of coronavirus dorm closures last year

March 17, 2021

This week marks one year since San Diego State students went virtual and on-campus students were given just one day to move out. After classes were...

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After a large influx of phishing scams originating from SDSU student email accounts, the university is implementing more robust security protocols.

Onslaught of phishing attacks prompt tighter security for student emails

January 28, 2021

After a significant increase in phishing emails, San Diego State’s IT team is adding an extra step for student log in.  In order to increase security,...

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Intuitive eating can help you avoid feeling guilty about whats on your plate this holiday season.

A look into “intuitive eating” during the holiday season

December 8, 2020

Have you ever been too shy to go for seconds? Or regretted wearing jeans to a big dinner?  As we dive into the holiday season, it gets hard to resist...

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An Instagram screenshot of a promotional banner for Confronting A Rising Tide.

GreenLove launches “Confronting a Rising Tide” to promote wildlife protection

December 8, 2020

Green Love, the sustainability commission of Associated Students, is set out to raise awareness on the state of marine ecosystems. The “Confronting a...

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The Daily Aztec moderated a debate between SDSU College Democrats and TPUSA at SDSU on Oct. 28.

SDSU students share election reactions, first-time voting experiences

December 3, 2020

After four nights of waiting in wonder, the 2020 Presidential Election came to an end once the Associated Press called the race for former Vice President...

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Viejas Arena was one of many super poll sites operated by the county.

SDSU hosts super poll site at Viejas Arena

November 4, 2020

Students and members of the San Diego community were invited to vote in-person at Viejas Arena located on San Diego State’s campus from Oct. 31 to Nov....

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SDSU students weigh-in leading up to election

November 2, 2020

For many San Diego State students, the 2020 Election is their first voting experience, However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, some have decided...

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SDSU issues ‘stay at home’ order to on-campus residents

September 6, 2020

In light of the holiday weekend, San Diego State has issued a “Stay at Home” order to all students living in on-campus housing.  In an email sent...

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Black Lives Matter co-founder hosts Q&A for SDSU students

Black Lives Matter co-founder hosts Q&A for SDSU students

August 30, 2020

Black Lives Matter co-founder, Patrisse Cullors spoke to San Diego State students about Black Lives Matter through a virtual Q&A on August 23. The...

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Virus may push Spring 2020 commencement ceremony to December

Virus may push Spring 2020 commencement ceremony to December

July 14, 2020

Recent San Diego State graduates may have to wait even longer for an in-person commencement ceremony.  In a campus wide email, SDSU announced possible...

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Forced out of their lease, Cal Copy closes its doors

Forced out of their lease, Cal Copy closes its doors

July 6, 2020

The doors of Cal Copy, the small digital print shop located on College Avenue, closed on June 26, marking the end of a San Diego State staple students...

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SDSU alumnus Lalo Alcaraz was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartoons.

San Diego State, Daily Aztec alumnus a finalist for Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning

May 16, 2020

San Diego State alumnus Lalo Alcaraz was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his editorial cartoons, which are praised for his satirical Latinix perspective...

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SDSU seniors react to the realities of a virtual graduation

SDSU seniors react to the realities of a virtual graduation

May 7, 2020

San Diego State seniors will be turning their tassels behind their computer screens this May, as this year’s graduation marks the first-ever digital...

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A credit/no credit flowchart, produced by the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, to help guide students. This guide is specific to PSFA students.

Understanding SDSU’s credit/no credit option, course withdrawal extension

April 23, 2020

San Diego State has expanded the credit/no credit option for all spring 2020 courses, according to a campus-wide email sent on April 20. This revision...

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

CSU Board approves design, financing plan for new Aztec Stadium

March 29, 2020

San Diego State’s plans for a new multi-use stadium received approval from the California State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday, according to...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Sophie Chance.

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Sophie Chance

March 21, 2020

Name: Sophie Chance Position: Vice President of University Affairs  Slate: Serve SDSYOU Year: Senior on a five-year track (Class of 2021) Major:...

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A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate David Gamble

A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate David Gamble

March 21, 2020

Name: David Gamble Position: Vice President of Financial Affairs Slate: Serve SDSYOU Year: Sophomore Major: International Security and Conflict...

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PSFA Dean Peggy Shannon answered questions from faculty and staff on March 11 and March 12 pertaining to the decision for SDSU to go online-only.

PSFA holds open forum for faculty, staff to discuss updates as SDSU goes virtual

March 13, 2020

In light of San Diego State moving classes to a virtual platform after this week, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts held open forums with...

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Faculty advised they may have to teach online, students demand online courses amid coronavirus fears

Faculty advised they may have to teach online, students demand online courses amid coronavirus fears

March 8, 2020

San Diego State officials have warned faculty they may have to teach classes online only in light of coronavirus concerns, an option students seem increasingly...

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Social work freshman Sierra Harvey collected all food containers from her first semester to create a sustainable work of art.

Freshman reuses disposable food containers to promote sustainable practices

February 26, 2020

A freshman found a way to make her San Diego State dining experience both sustainable and creative, showcasing an art display of plastic containers and...

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University, Adobe partnership to bring free Creative Cloud apps for students

University, Adobe partnership to bring free Creative Cloud apps for students

February 26, 2020

Graphic designers, photographers and creatives of all sorts can look forward to a new collaboration between San Diego State and Adobe — providing free...

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Rendering of the SDSU Innovation District in Mission Valley.

CSU board approves SDSU Mission Valley financing plan, environmental analysis

February 1, 2020

San Diego State’s plan for a Mission Valley expansion project progressed again Wednesday after the California State University Board of Trustees unanimously...

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Dylan Hernandez, a freshman at SDSU, died on Nov. 8 after falling off his bunk bed in his dorm room. He had attended a fraternity party before the incident.

Vigil hosted to honor the memory of Dylan Hernandez

December 16, 2019

Members of the San Diego State community came together on Dec. 12 to remember the lost life of a fellow Aztec. Students gathered in remembrance of Dylan...

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A steam leak at the Music building back in November was one of the factors that led to the creation of the Change.org petition.

Students, alumni petition for renovation, modernization of Music building

December 11, 2019

A Change.org petition to modernize the Music building emerged on Nov. 22, yielding nearly 1,400 signatures from students, faculty and alumni.  The...

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

San Diego State announces multi-million dollar donation to help fund Mission Valley stadium

December 5, 2019

San Diego State announced a $15 million major gift from local philanthropist Dianne L. Bashor on Thursday that will help the university finance its new...

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The College Area Community Council discusses their latest report at a meeting on Nov. 13.

Community Council proposes higher density redevelopment around campus

November 16, 2019

Local residents have ideas for major redevelopment within the College Area. Members of the College Area Community Council have developed a plan to increase...

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Environmental science senior Christopher Davis discusses environmental justice and his experience studying abroad in Bali.

‘Sustainability Has No Borders’ event explores environmentalism in global context

October 27, 2019

San Diego State’s Office of Sustainability makes consistent efforts to promote environmentalism on campus, but their latest event aimed even further...

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Aztecs Rock Hunger announced a goal to raise 619,000 pounds of food.

Aztecs Rock Hunger sets new fundraising goal for 10th anniversary campaign

October 23, 2019

In sight of it’s 10th anniversary, the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign is striving towards it’s most noteworthy fundraising goal yet, which is more significant...

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Aztec Dance Marathon raises money for local children’s hospitals. This photo was taken prior to 2020.

Dance Marathon team kicks off Miracle Week to raise funds, awareness

October 16, 2019

The Dance Marathon at SDSU team kicked off their Miracle Week on Oct. 7 to promote fundraising and registration for the annual event.  As the team...

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CSU audit: SDSU failed to meet health, safety standards in campus labs

CSU audit: SDSU failed to meet health, safety standards in campus labs

October 9, 2019

San Diego State has failed to meet safety standards within the school’s science labs, according to a CSU health and safety audit published last month. The...

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

Student Health Services extends deadline to submit immunization records

October 2, 2019

After establishing multiple new vaccination requirements for all incoming students, San Diego State extended the deadline to submit immunization records...

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SDSU President Adela de la Torre speaks about the universitys long-term vision at the Strategic Planning Team kickoff event.

SDSU launches Strategic Planning Team to develop long-term vision

September 25, 2019

San Diego State launched a Strategic Planning Team to invite students to help determine the future of the university during a period of development. The...

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Brazilian Student Association seeks to raise cultural awareness

September 18, 2019

The Brazilian Student Association at San Diego State is preparing for a semester of representation, connection and awareness. The organization has been...

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