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Kayla Jimenez, News Editor

Kayla Jimenez (@misskaylajj) is the News Editor for The Daily Aztec. She has written for the paper since Fall 2015 and is a current senior journalism major. She plans to become an investigative reporter with focus on politics and social issues after graduating in May 2017. Send tips to news@thedailyaztec.com

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Senior farewell: News Editor

Senior farewell: News Editor

May 3, 2017

Each Tuesday of the past year, I walked past the bright, red The Daily Aztec newsstands on campus and thought to myself -- ‘a new issue will be on stands...

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YG did not break $60k contract

YG did not break $60k contract

March 13, 2017

Despite a report by Complex magazine claiming rapper YG broke a contract with San Diego State by performing “F--- Donald Trump” at the GreenFest concert,...

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President Elliot Hirshman

President Hirshman to leave SDSU

March 8, 2017

San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman announced his resignation Wednesday, March 8 effective at the end of June. Hirshman, who has served six years...

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[Photo] Viaje enfocado en la investigación

March 8, 2017

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Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs candidate Chris Thomas

Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs candidate Chris Thomas

March 6, 2017

Name: Chris Thomas Position: VP of University Affairs Year: Junior Major: Athletic training 1. Why did you decide to run for A.S. VP of University...

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Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs candidate Brie Hornig

Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs candidate Brie Hornig

March 6, 2017

Name: Brie Hornig Position: Vice President of University Affairs Year: Junior Major: Sustainability 1. Why did you decide to run for Vice...

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Arnelle Sambile, English and communication senior (left), protests with the Muslim Student Association Feb. 7, 2017.

Student relationships affected by fear from ban

February 15, 2017

Freddie Gonzalez, a Mexican-Muslim mechanical engineering senior, said he is heartbroken when he visits the mosque because he sees people who know their...

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Man dies after falling off BLVD 63 balcony

Man dies after falling off BLVD 63 balcony

February 10, 2017

A 25-year-old man fell to his death from the fourth floor of BLVD 63 Apartments, a complex known for student housing, around 3 a.m. on Feb 4. He was not...

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Immigration ban sparks protests

Immigration ban sparks protests

February 1, 2017

San Diego community members gathered at the San Diego International Airport on Jan. 28 and 29 to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning...

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SDSU faculty join San Diego Women’s March

January 25, 2017

As more than 30,000 San Diego community members marched downtown in pink pussy hats and signs that yielded “A woman’s place is in the resistance”...

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Mobile food pantry aims to alleviate hunger

Mobile food pantry aims to alleviate hunger

January 25, 2017

In effort to address food insecurity at San Diego State, as determined by a study from the California State University, Associated Students is continuing...

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Fire near Hepner Hall causes evacuations

Fire near Hepner Hall causes evacuations

January 24, 2017

Update: Hepner Hall 221 has regained power while Communication 112 and offices 101 and 201 remain without it. (Jan. 24 11:24 PST) Campus police evacuated...

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CSU wont help deport Dreamers

CSU won’t help deport ‘Dreamers’

November 21, 2016

Lizeth Acevado Cano, 20, a San Diego State student and undocumented immigrant from Mexicali Baja California Mexico, has to be careful with the actions...

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Student protest erupts at SDSU after Trump’s election

November 10, 2016

San Diego State students chanted “No hate at state” and “Not my president” at an anti-Trump protest on campus, two days after Donald Trump was...

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SDSU panel discusses gender roles in the 2016 election

SDSU panel discusses gender roles in the 2016 election

November 8, 2016

Five days before the general election, a panel of San Diego State professors encouraged students to vote for Hillary Clinton and discussed how gender impacted...

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Brave Project starts sexual assault discussion

Brave Project starts sexual assault discussion

October 12, 2016

As part of an initiative to address sexual assault on campus, the Women’s Resource Center is hosting a monthly certification training on Title IX policies,...

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San Diego State students demand change from campus police

San Diego State students demand change from campus police

September 28, 2016

Two San Diego State student groups will request a list of reforms from the campus police department at next month’s open forum with Captain Joshua Mays...

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SDSU Chief of Police Josh Mays said university police will make changes to the way they describe suspects to be more racially sensitive.

[UPDATED]: Video of SDSUPD forcefully detaining man sparks campus demonstrations

September 15, 2016

This story was updated at 7:45pm.  A video shot on San Diego State campus appears to show two San Diego State Police Department officers forcefully...

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Student Research Symposium highlights interdisciplinary projects

Student Research Symposium highlights interdisciplinary projects

March 9, 2016

San Diego State students and faculty filled Montezuma Hall on Friday and Saturday to hear original research from more than 550 students at the Ninth Annual...

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SDSU Feminist Research Symposium expands focus areas

SDSU Feminist Research Symposium expands focus areas

March 1, 2016

San Diego State students from the women’s studies department’s “Women’s Movements and Activism” course presented their original research at Bread...

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Courtesy of Grow Magazine

New digital magazine could help SDSU students with finances

February 1, 2016

Grow is a new digital magazine platform launched by the founders of Acorns, a mobile investment application company, for students interested in financial...

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GroupRaise offers students fundraising opportunities

GroupRaise offers students fundraising opportunities

January 27, 2016

GroupRaise, an online restaurant fundraising company, is offering a new opportunity for student leaders at San Diego State.  Students have the chance...

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Students join CSU faculty in protest for higher pay

Students join CSU faculty in protest for higher pay

November 23, 2015

More than 1,000 faculty and students from the 23 California State University campuses marched near Chancellor Timothy White’s office in Long Beach on...

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SDSU faculty to demand pay raise at CSU board meeting

SDSU faculty to demand pay raise at CSU board meeting

November 16, 2015

San Diego State faculty and students will join other California State University faculty for a rally at CSU headquarters Tuesday to demand a 5 percent...

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New sustainability initiatives on campus

October 14, 2015

Faculty and students from the sustainability discipline at San Diego State teamed up with environmental groups to develop and implement new initiatives...

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App attracts student investors

App attracts student investors

October 7, 2015

A new mobile investment application called Acorns is made for college millennials who are interested in investing spare change. “Acorns is really designed...

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Greek life expands on campus

Greek life expands on campus

September 30, 2015

More than 1,000 sorority recruitment hopefuls gathered at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union this month, awaiting assignment or rejection from the...

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Flying Samaritans club comes to the rescue with medical aid

Flying Samaritans club comes to the rescue with medical aid

September 23, 2015

San Diego State’s Flying Samaritans chapter loads up 30 to 40 students and health professional volunteers in caravans each month en route to Ejido Matamoros,...

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