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Kelly Kerrigan, Senior Staff Writer

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Senior Farewell: Kelly Kerrigan

Senior Farewell: Kelly Kerrigan

May 15, 2020

In October of my freshman year, I nervously sent in sample pieces to The Daily Aztec hoping there could be a spot for me as a writer. I remember flipping...

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A modern Renaissance: Senior says quarantine has cleared time for creative expression

May 10, 2020

For Dane Allebes Anderson, boundaries simply do not exist; not in life, not in art and not in his mind. The applied design senior has spent his college...

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See is uploading fashion videos to her Youtube channel

A modern Renaissance: Fashion student makes Youtube channel to share looks

May 6, 2020

Business management and entrepreneurship junior Alexya See decided to bring her adoration of fashion and lifestyle to YouTube during quarantine. Her...

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Grant Spiegal created for my friends and his own music.

A modern Renaissance: Quarantine grants student artists time to hone in on their craft

April 20, 2020

A Modern Renaissance The renaissance was an era of rebirth for humanity during the 14th through 17th centuries of European culture. During this time,...

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After wanting red cords, he finally scored some.

Scene at State: Red Corduroy and Converse

March 17, 2020

Meet Peter Pagel, the nursing freshman who expresses himself best through thrifting and styling. His favorite staple pieces include overalls, patterned...

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She experiments with bright, interesting makeup styles.

Scene at State: Royal fashion from trendy student

February 26, 2020

When you tie together the royalty of the late Prince and the boldness of modern fashion icon Travis Scott, somewhere in the middle you’ll find media...

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Dating tips for dummies

Dating tips for dummies

February 12, 2020

Rom-coms have made us believe that dating is easy and fate will draw us together with our one true love. According to the movies, we’ll drop our wallet...

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Pink makeup and filters are a classic look for eGirls.

New influencers on the block: eTeens

February 5, 2020

A year ago, if you asked me or anyone my age what Tik Tok was, we would have had no idea what you were talking about.  Now, Tik Tok has lured us in...

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Australian rocker Tame Impala is set to perform at Pechanga Arena on March 9 after the release of his anticipated album

Spring concert guide for San Diego

January 22, 2020

San Diego is bringing lots of musical talent this upcoming spring. Large acts hit hot spots in San Diego such as the Observatory, SOMA, Pechanga and San...

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Graphic design senior turns album art into a career

Graphic design senior turns album art into a career

November 20, 2019

For graphic design senior Chandler Brunelli, what started off as a hobby of recreating his favorite album art has now turned into a career. Brunelli has...

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Photography student creates his own realities

Photography student creates his own realities

November 20, 2019

When marketing senior Steven Tyson seeks to find comfort in life, escape reality and find serenity in the natural world, he takes a look through his camera...

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10 trends to bring out for fall fashion in San Diego

10 trends to bring out for fall fashion in San Diego

October 30, 2019

Fall weather is upon us. That means Halloween is coming, the leaves are changing and football season is here to stay. Around the country, people are pulling...

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Booch Please

JuneShine starts quirky industry trend

October 16, 2019

You can no longer go to a bar or grocery store in San Diego without finding hard kombucha on the shelves. The distinct flavors and potent taste of kombucha...

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Lizzo dropped a new album and will be performing at San Diego State on Thursday, Oct. 24. at the Cal Coast Open Air Theater.

Upcoming semester chock full of concerts

August 14, 2019

This past summer was not short of new things, like animal prints, colorful makeup, “Euphoria” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” But, most importantly...

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Pop breakthrough Billie Eilish will perform at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU on July 13.

A guide to San Diego’s summer concerts

May 8, 2019

Summertime is right around the corner, and with that comes a lot of artists stopping by San Diego and the rest of Southern California on their big summer...

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(Left to right) IFC President Jacob Mahony, CPA President Nicole Calise and women’s studies sophomore Alison Aiken discussed their perspectives on Greek life at an April 22 event. The event tackled the issue of sexual assault within the Greek community.

Campus groups work to tackle sexual assault in Greek life

May 8, 2019

Throughout the media Greek organizations across the nation have been scrutinized over the last few decades based on their actions. Two programs here at...

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Mt. Joy and Wilderado show potential at San Diego concert

Mt. Joy and Wilderado show potential at San Diego concert

April 10, 2019

Wilderado and Mt. Joy concluded their tours on Sunday, April 7 at the Music Box in San Diego, with two raw authentic performances leaving the audience...

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Interior architecture senior Shadi Karbasi and business management junior Delfina Glover sell pieces on their Instagram pages, @delfinaglover and @shadi.karbasi.

Scene at State

March 27, 2019

Vintage and recycled clothing is coming back into style more than ever. People are starting to make conscious efforts to find articles of environmentally-friendly...

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How to make a college room feel like home

How to make a college room feel like home

March 6, 2019

Living in the College Area is far from luxurious, usually very loud and not always as clean and cozy as the home you grew up in. No matter where in the...

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Pop singer Dua Lipa took home the award for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys ceremony.

Everything to know about this year’s Grammy winners

February 20, 2019

This year's Grammy Awards tried to put a fresh spin on the awards ceremony, addressing social issues throughout and hiring Alicia Keys as host, whose messages...

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Rotaract Club to host 'More Than Music' Fest to support those affected by wildfires

Rotaract Club to host ‘More Than Music’ Fest to support those affected by wildfires

February 6, 2019

Rotaract Club has created a way to combine San Diego State’s passion for music and art while giving back to the community at its event “More Than Music”...

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Viejas Arena dará oprtunidad para la vacunación de más personas elegibles en la comunidad de San Diego

A guide to San Diego’s spring concerts

January 23, 2019

While 2018 was a great year for the music industry, leaving us with incredible, groundbreaking, new albums and artists, 2019 has potential to be even better....

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Five essential books for music lovers

Five essential books for music lovers

November 28, 2018

If you find yourself being a lover of all things music, one of the best ways to indulge in your obsession, beyond listening to artists and going to concerts,...

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Scene at State: Animal print's resurgence

Scene at State: Animal print’s resurgence

November 16, 2018

As we put the vibrant colors of summer fashion back into storage, it is time to pull out the cozy warm-colored sweaters and coats for this winter. The...

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Scene at State

Scene at State

November 7, 2018

Bringing old aspects of past decades into modern society has been quite the trend nowadays, whether it is with music, art, hairstyles and so much more....

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Alina Baraz's recent stop at the Observatory was the last on her tour in support of EP

Alina Baraz shines at the Observatory

October 31, 2018

The soulful Alina Baraz stepped onto stage at the Observatory in North Park on Oct. 24, closing the tour in support of her new EP, “The Color of You.”...

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The Growlers bring 'beach goth' to Soma

The Growlers bring ‘beach goth’ to Soma

October 24, 2018

Tucked away behind the Valley View Casino Center, surf rock band The Growlers seized the night at Soma on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The California natives danced...

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Greta Van Fleet holds free show, film screening in Los Angeles

Greta Van Fleet holds free show, film screening in Los Angeles

September 12, 2018

In the middle of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, up-and-coming rock band Greta Van Fleet invited fans for a free private screening of their new film and intimate...

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The Smashing Pumpkins' reunion tour is more than nostalgia

The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion tour is more than nostalgia

September 6, 2018

In San Diego,  full of blue skies, palm trees and endless summers, the Smashing Pumpkins brought the dark wave of alternative rock that music fans have...

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Ayman Dandashi displaying CBD oils.

Student’s life-changing accident leads to 2 CBD companies

August 24, 2018

After Ayman Dandashi severed all his nerves, tendons and ulnar artery in his right arm in a life-threatening accident, he had no choice but to turn to...

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