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Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor

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Production Night is The Daily Aztec's weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego State's student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the week's biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: AS election season is here and other news…

February 18, 2021

Applications for Associated Students positions closed today kicking off an election that is anything but ordinary. The entirely virtual environment presents...

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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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The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

February 13, 2021

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity is the Black History Month theme for this year. The Black Resource Center at San Diego State...

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(Top l-r) DARRELL BRITT-GIBSON as Bobby Rush, DANIEL KALUUYA as Chairman Fred Hampton and ASHTON SANDERS as Jimmy Palmer in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Warner Bros. Studios hosts roundtable for new film “Judas and the Black Messiah”

February 10, 2021

Fred Hampton is a name some people would not recognize, but many should. He was the Chairman of the Black Panther Party chapter stationed in Illinois and...

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Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez faces a New Mexico defender during the Aztecs' 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs drop fifth straight in 65-48 loss to New Mexico

February 6, 2021

In an aggressive scramble for the win, San Diego State women’s basketball once again put up a fight against New Mexico but fell short, losing 65-48 on...

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Freshman center Kamaria Gipson attempts a layup over four Air Force defenders during the Aztecs' 59-54 win over the Falcons on Jan. 23 at Viejas Arena.

Gipson, Staples shine in home win against Air Force

January 23, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball secured a win against Air Force with a score of 59-54 on Jan. 22 at Viejas Arena.  The Aztecs started off slow,...

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San Diego State women's basketball will become the tenth team in the country to rep Jordan Brand.

Women’s basketball to wear Jordan Brand in 2021-22

January 21, 2021

The San Diego State women’s basketball team will don a new look in 2021-22, joining just nine other women’s programs throughout the United States. The...

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Junior guard Mercades Staples pulls up for a jumper during the Aztecs' 68-60 win over Utah State on Jan. 14, 2021. Staples scored a career-high 25 points.

Staples scores career-high 24 points, Adams injured in women’s basketball win

January 15, 2021

Although San Diego State women’s basketball only led for seven minutes and 37 seconds of the game, they ended up on top with a winning score of 68-60...

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Freshman guard/forward Kim Villalobos looks to drive past the UC Irvine defense during the Aztecs' 66-55 win over the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball earns first conference win of season, splits series with Nevada

January 11, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball opened up Mountain West Conference play this past weekend, walking away with one win and one loss from a two-game...

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Trump-incited violence at US Capitol stalls Electoral College vote

Trump-incited violence at US Capitol stalls Electoral College vote

January 6, 2021

On Jan. 6, while Vice President Mike Pence presided over a joint session of Congress where newly sworn-in lawmakers gathered to certify the Electoral College...

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In-person instruction in Spring 2021 will start two weeks after students return from winter break to allow mandatory testing to occur.

Spring 2021 in-person instruction to be delayed two weeks to allow for COVID-19 testing

December 10, 2020

San Diego State will delay the start of in-person instruction in Spring 2021 for two weeks following students’ return from winter break, the university...

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Junior guard Sophia Ramos prepares to fire a 3-point shot during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena. Ramos led the Scarlet and Black with xx points, including xx makes from beyond the arc.

Three observations: Women’s basketball falls to Cal Baptist, 75-71, in home opener

December 2, 2020

San Diego State women's basketball lost 75-71 to Cal Baptist in its first home game of the 2020-21 season. With the loss, the Aztecs fall to 1-2 after...

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Then-sophomore guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive to the basket while facing a USD defender during the Aztecs' 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball ‘excited’ to be back, looks to surprise MWC

November 24, 2020

The San Diego State women’s basketball season is here after an unusual summer.  After last year’s first round Mountain West Conference Tournament...

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ARC renovations progress; scheduled to be completed Spring 2022

ARC renovations progress; scheduled to be completed Spring 2022

November 15, 2020

The Aztec Recreation Center expansion and renovation entered phase three of construction and is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2022.  In March...

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Sophomore forward Mallory Adams jogs down the court after sinking a shot during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena. SDSU president Adela de la Torre (second from left sitting courtside) is seen clapping after the play.

Mallory Adams to return to action in 2020-21 following knee injury

November 13, 2020

San Diego State women's basketball sophomore forward Mallory Adams is nearing the end of recovery from an ACL injury that ended her 2019-20 season early. Adams...

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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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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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Due to the coronavirus pandemic San Diego State has transitioned to primarily online instruction using Zoom, Canvas and Blackboard.

SDSU online classes disrupted by Zoom, Canvas outage

September 28, 2020

While power outages and broken water mains have cancelled classes in the past, San Diego State faced a different type of outage, the impacts of which were...

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Sophomore guard/forward Mallory Adams dribbles near the top of the key during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball reacts to NCAA announcement regarding 2020-21 season start date

September 28, 2020

After months of uncertainty, the NCAA announced Nov. 25 will be the official start date for the women and men’s basketball 2020-21 season. San Diego...

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County residents and business owners gathered at Waterfront Park in front of the county administration at the

‘San Diego Means Business’ rally calls on county supervisors to defy state on reopening

September 21, 2020

A rally was held outside the San Diego County Administration building on Sept. 21 to protest a third county-wide shutdown and encourage county supervisors...

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San Diego State to test all on-campus residents, implement surveillance testing program

San Diego State to test all on-campus residents, implement surveillance testing program

September 15, 2020

All students living on-campus at San Diego State are now required to be tested for COVID-19, the university announced in a campus-wide email Sept. 15,...

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BREAKING: 120 new positive COVID-19 cases reported among SDSU students

September 4, 2020

San Diego State confirmed an additional 120 COVID-19 cases on Sept. 4 following the announcement of a declared outbreak within the community’s undergraduate...

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On Monday, SDSU reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 among students. Three of these were students living on campus at Zapotec, Villa Alvarado and South Campus Plaza North.

BREAKING: 13 new COVID-19 cases reported, including three among on-campus students

August 31, 2020

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases have been reported by San Diego State University on August 31, bringing the total case count since March to 45. For the...

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On Aug. 29, M@College Apartments notified residents of a positive COVID-19 case at the College Ave. apartment complex.

Covid-19 Update: M@college reports positive case, 3 additional off-campus cases, SDSU beefs up enforcement of health guidelines

August 30, 2020

A resident living in M@college apartments has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to an email sent to residents on Aug. 29. Additionally, three off-campus...

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SDSU urges students to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines

August 27, 2020

San Diego State released an email reminding students to adhere by the school, county, and state safety regulations regarding COVID-19. This comes...

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IFC implements social moratorium due to COVID-19

IFC implements social moratorium due to COVID-19

August 24, 2020

The San Diego State Interfraternity Council announced the implementation of a Social Moratorium on August 21. All fraternities and sororities must abide...

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SDSU Downtown Gallery forced to close due to budgetary constraints

SDSU Downtown Gallery forced to close due to budgetary constraints

August 11, 2020

Due to budget constraints San Diego State’s Downtown Gallery, which occupied a part of San Diego’s historic Electra building since 2011, closed at...

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VP of Diversity and Inclusion, RJ Hullum

IFC selects first Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

July 23, 2020

In the wake of continued protests against police brutality and challenges to systemic racism, San Diego State’s Interfraternity Council added a new position...

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Breaking: Police investigation into freshman death closed, no charges filed

July 2, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Adela de la Torre announced the conclusion of San Diego State University Police Department’s six-month-long investigation...

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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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One dead, one injured in shooting at Aztec Pacific Apartments

One dead, one injured in shooting at Aztec Pacific Apartments

May 28, 2020

One man was killed and another was severely injured during a shooting that occurred at Aztec Pacific Apartments around 7:30 p.m. on May 27, San Diego police...

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SDSU provides information about Disaster Relief for Immigrants Fund

May 24, 2020

San Diego State University announced the implementation of a state program that allows undocumented employees and students to receive COVID-19 relief funds.  California...

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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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Campus sustainability initiative passed by University Senate

May 19, 2020

New guidelines for university policies and procedures surrounding sustainability at San Diego State were approved by vote of the University Senate on May...

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SDSU students begin receiving CARES Act disbursements

SDSU students begin receiving CARES Act disbursements

May 8, 2020

Updated: Monday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. San Diego State has confirmed the disbursement of CARES Act funding to students and released the criteria officials...

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Residence halls remain open to more than 100 students who were granted exceptions

May 5, 2020

Approximately 160 San Diego State students continue to live on-campus after students were given one day to move out of residence halls in March due to...

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Mechanical engineering professor Kevin Wood, along with master’s students Jack Lucas and Tyler Lestak, created prototypes of ventilators built with materials that can be purchased on Amazon.

SDSU professor designs ventilator prototype that could help coronavirus patients

May 4, 2020

As the fight against COVID-19 leaves hospitals and intensive care units in desperate need of medical supplies, one San Diego State professor has worked...

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University postpones lottery that determines residence hall placements for sophomores

University postpones lottery that determines residence hall placements for sophomores

April 30, 2020

San Diego State has postponed the housing lottery process that determines campus residence hall placement for students who are part of the Sophomore Success...

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Teams formed to weigh academic options for fall semester

April 29, 2020

San Diego State said plans for the Fall 2020 semester are still uncertain, but the decision is planned to be announced in the beginning of May, in a university-wide...

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El Centro de Brasil en SDSU organizó su conferencia virtual con invitados Abner Francisco Sótenos, Monique Paula, y Watufani Poe. Los invitados hablaron sobre los problemas raciales y sociales en Brasil.

Associated Students leaders petition to expand credit/no credit option to all courses

April 16, 2020

A Change.org petition called “Expand SDSU Credit/No-Credit” was started by San Diego State’s Associated Students after the university extended the...

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This is a rendering of what the new Don Powell Theater is expected to look like.

Renovations to come to Performing Arts District at SDSU

April 7, 2020

San Diego State intends to renovate and enhance the Performing Arts District on campus by renovating the Main Stage and incorporating a second stage with...

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Student who lived on campus tests positive for coronavirus, virtual resources expanding

Student who lived on campus tests positive for coronavirus, virtual resources expanding

March 31, 2020

San Diego State has announced a new SDSU community case of coronavirus, along with an expansion of its social distancing period and access to virtual student...

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Public Health program hosts webinar informing students about coronavirus pandemic

March 30, 2020

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health hosted a webinar on March 26 to discuss what college students need to know about the COVID-19...

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NCAA officially grants spring athletes extra year of eligibility, winter sports excluded

NCAA officially grants spring athletes extra year of eligibility, winter sports excluded

March 30, 2020

After a vote by the Division I council, the NCAA announced Monday that spring athletes will qualify for an additional year of eligibility. However,...

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