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Kelly Hillock

Kelly Hillock, Editor in Chief

Kelly Hillock is the editor in chief for The Daily Aztec for the 2015-16 academic year. She is a senior studying  public relations and English here at San Diego State. Previously, Kelly served in many roles at The Daily Aztec, such as the features editor, public relations specialist, copy editor and senior staff writer. For questions or comments, contact Kelly at editor@thedailyaztec.com

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Showing your true colors of red and black

Showing your true colors of red and black

May 13, 2016

Before freshman year began, new Aztecs gathered with their families in Viejas Arena for New Student and Family Convocation. It was the first time many...

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Senior Farewell: Kelly Hillock

Senior Farewell: Kelly Hillock

May 4, 2016

Most days, it feels like the only peace I can get is walking home from The Daily Aztec newsroom, headphones in, and taking deep breaths of the scents of...

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CSU Chancellor Timothy White said earlier this month that the only refunds students would be getting would be for parking, meal plans and residence halls.

CSU Chancellor White hopes his public forum at SDSU spurs ‘in-depth conversations’

March 4, 2016

California State University Chancellor Tim White spoke at San Diego State on Wednesday afternoon, March 2, to participate in a public university forum,...

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SDSU unveils historic rock n roll mural

SDSU unveils historic rock ‘n’ roll mural

November 5, 2015

San Diego State unveiled the restoration of a campus rock n' roll mural in the Love Library on Thursday, Oct. 29. The mural was originally at the old...

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KAABOO embraces San Diego vibes for inaugural festival

September 21, 2015

It’s hot in San Diego, but that didn’t stop a crowd of at least 40,000 festival-goers from spending the weekend outside at the Del Mar Fairgrounds...

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Letter: Welcome back, Aztecs

Letter: Welcome back, Aztecs

August 26, 2015

Welcome home, Aztecs - to those of you who are new to our campus and the many who are returning.  We have an exciting year ahead, full of new opportunities...

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Going back to school as told by Harry Potter

Going back to school as told by Harry Potter

August 24, 2015

When you just have to get back to Hogwarts...or, San Diego State, in our case, it can be such sweet sorrow to part with our beloved summer. Lucky for us,...

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Shopping was my cardio

February 26, 2015

Step one: Browse websites with cute clothes. Step two: Buy cute clothes from website with the press of a button. Step three: Wait a few days. Step four:...

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Smize for the selfie

February 23, 2015

“Do you wanna be on top?” asks Tyra Banks, her eyes smoldering at me through the TV screen. Smoldering into straight into my soul. “Yes, Tyra. I...

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A.S. begins accepting election applications

A.S. begins accepting election applications

February 2, 2015

Applications for San Diego State's Associated Students elected positions are now available through Feb. 12. “I really encourage people to get out...

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Love at SDSU: Matt Doran and Kelly Callas

Love at SDSU: Matt Doran and Kelly Callas

January 22, 2015

Matt Doran and Kelly Callas have found their happily ever after and it all started within the walls of the musty The Daily Aztec offices. Both 2012 graduates,...

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Going back to school, Disney-style

Going back to school, Disney-style

January 21, 2015

Winter break is sadly coming to an end, and we’re all struggling coming back to campus for spring semester. One whole month without classes or homework...

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Tasty Tuesday: Cozy up at The Living Room for finals week

Tasty Tuesday: Cozy up at The Living Room for finals week

December 9, 2014

It’s called The Living Room for a reason — this cafe has a cozy, homey atmosphere just like what the perfect living room should be. With bookshelves...

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Stars collide for Homecoming royalty

Stars collide for Homecoming royalty

November 13, 2014

The 2014 Homecoming king and queen were announced among the bright lights and cheers at last Saturday’s Homecoming football game. During halftime, homeland...

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[VIDEO] Homecoming talent show ignites the night

November 5, 2014

The talent and creativity of San Diego State students ignited the night on Tuesday at the Aztec Green in front of the trolley station. This year’s Homecoming...

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Reasons for the seasons

October 16, 2014

It’s been sixteen days and I still don’t have it. Sixteen days into October and I don’t have the most important thing of the season: Count Chocula. We...

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Restaurant Guide: Customers flip for Filippis Pizza

Restaurant Guide: Customers flip for Filippi’s Pizza

October 9, 2014

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto establishes itself with a charming plaque above the door that reads, “Filippi’s, Since 1950.” Upon walking through the threshold,...

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Pumpkin spice obsessed

September 18, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of year: the leaves change into golden hues and crunch beneath boots; there’s a chill in the air, favorite sweaters are...

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Three Students Taking a Test

Keeping class in the classroom

September 15, 2014

Now that the fall semester is in full swing and unofficial classroom seating charts have been established, college classroom etiquette needs some attention....

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There’s a first time for everything

August 28, 2014

The first few days at San Diego State can make or break you. While most of us are seasoned professionals at this place we call our scholastic home, the...

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A world of waffles arrives at San Diego State

A world of waffles arrives at San Diego State

August 20, 2014

The beloved La Casitas closed and in its place is now an eatery that serves everything waffles. Bruxie sells gourmet waffle sandwiches, breaking the boundaries...

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Survival Guide: Places on campus

Survival Guide: Places on campus

August 18, 2014

Written in collaboration with Chelsea Baer.  Calpulli Calpulli houses Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Disability Services and Student...

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Moving: move it or lose it

August 4, 2014

Boxes upon boxes are scattered everywhere. Some sealed and labeled neatly, but most are open and half-full with their contents spilling out. How is...

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Cats vs. dogs: a love tail

July 21, 2014

The crazy cat lady trope is one we are all familiar with. Old and alone, she generally has somewhere between 3 and 300 cats milling about her house. These...

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Addicted to social media

July 7, 2014

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest. I hate them all. They have ruined my life. And I can’t stop checking every single platform every 15...

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Between sheets and sleep

June 23, 2014

the words become dust in my eyes, showing you what I carry with you, as you pry the heaving feeling from your chest how can I tell you, with only...

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New minor inspires social change

New minor inspires social change

May 5, 2014

In a society stricken with inequalities and apathy, the ability to be culturally aware and empathetic is not only a marketable skill, but also necessary...

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Class it up this spring break

Class it up this spring break

March 27, 2014

Since nearly every day is like spring break in San Diego, this week-long vacation is the perfect time to indulge your classy side, or at least, pretend...

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Anthropology Department Chair Seth Mallios

Q&A with Anthropology Department Chair Seth Mallios

March 7, 2014

The Aztec Center was the original campus living room, fortifying the legacy of our community-oriented campus. Approved for funding in 1963, it opened its...

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Stylish sushi served at swanky eatery

Stylish sushi served at swanky eatery

March 6, 2014

Upon entering Tokyo Sushi Loha, you’ll find yourself in a club-like atmosphere with loud electronic dance music and colored lights dancing around the...

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The must-have apps for traveling

The must-have apps for traveling

February 27, 2014

Studying abroad is atop many college students’ bucket lists and at San Diego State many achieve that goal. More than 1,800 SDSU students studied abroad...

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Alumnus teaches raw business skills

Alumnus teaches raw business skills

January 27, 2014

As an Aztec who was a businessman for 30 years, lecturer Craig Stevens brings his expertise to students in Business Administration 402. Stevens climbed...

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Lovin’ for a lefty

January 23, 2014

“Whoa. You’re left-handed?” The disembodied voice that has asked me that very question during the last 15 years has taken shape in every form:...

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The Daily Aztecs local shop guide

The Daily Aztec’s local shop guide

December 5, 2013

Harlequin Boutique Harlequin Boutique opened in June, and it has quickly established itself as a prominent boutique for fashion, accessories and home...

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Chatting with SDSUs preeminent historian

Chatting with SDSU’s preeminent historian

November 24, 2013

San Diego State's Department of Anthropology Chairman and author of SDSU's historical book, "Hail Montezuma! The Hidden Treasure of SDSU" Seth Mallios...

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Keep your pandas out of my library

November 12, 2013

It’s 10 a.m. and I’m in the 24/7 Study Area, much to my dismay. It’s impossibly too early for brain functions, but I’m here to get some good old-fashioned...

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The Blonde Abroad

The Blonde Abroad

November 4, 2013

San Diego State alumna and travel blogger Kiersten Rich is the woman, or blonde, rather, behind “The Blonde Abroad,” a dominant blog in the travel...

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GREEN Program inspires SDSU student

GREEN Program inspires SDSU student

October 24, 2013

Lush rainforests, striking waterfalls and a rich culture create an idyllic canvas to discover one’s identity and passions. After an intensive 12-day...

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Deli serves fun along with its food

Deli serves fun along with its food

October 10, 2013

Open the door to the Deli Llama and you’ll find yourself stopped short, unable to move past the queue that snakes all the way to the entrance. A phone...

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Series teaches publishing skills

Series teaches publishing skills

September 26, 2013

Written in collaboration with Melissa Artobello Publishing a book is every writer’s dream, but after the excitement has worn off, the reality of the...

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The Roommate Ps & Qs

August 31, 2013

Although the sticky heat of summer lingers, the fall semester has officially begun. With new roommates and a apartment, a living situation can be more...

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President O’Keefe reflects on experiences in office

March 26, 2013

San Diego State is where leadership begins. Associated Students President Rob O’Keefe embodies the leadership worthy of an Aztec: filled with passion,...

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Secret Cookie Service delivers joy to clients

Secret Cookie Service delivers joy to clients

March 19, 2013

My iced coffee is down to its melted dregs as I look up at each person entering Starbucks–but, each time, it’s never who I’m expecting. I’m...

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Culinary Theater serves SDSU

February 17, 2013

The line for Panda Express is practically a mile long. The line for Starbucks is even longer. You can barely take two steps without bumping into someone...

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