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Lainie Fraser

Lainie Fraser, Staff Writer

Lainie Fraser is a journalism sophomore at SDSU. She started writing for The Daily Aztec in 2014 and  is currently a staff writer for the features section.

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University Dance Company showcases evening full of messages

University Dance Company showcases evening full of messages

April 28, 2016

The University Dance Company at San Diego State strives to combine art, distinguished choreography and technical training. These efforts are put on display...

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Housing community welcomes students in military training

Housing community welcomes students in military training

April 6, 2016

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, or the ROTC, at San Diego State has been named one of the best leadership courses in the country by the...

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SDSU Downtown Gallery explores space and sound through photography

SDSU Downtown Gallery explores space and sound through photography

March 23, 2016

San Francisco Bay Area artist Jeff Ray typically photographs the geographical surroundings close to him. He explores the natural coast, World War II...

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Director of orchestras finds exciting community in SDSU

Director of orchestras finds ‘exciting community’ in SDSU

March 2, 2016

Selected by The San Diego Union-Tribune as one of three “Faces to Watch” in classical music in 2014, Michael Gerdes has found a home at San Diego State. Gerdes...

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Students flex engineering muscle with Engineers Without Borders

Students flex engineering muscle with Engineers Without Borders

March 1, 2016

San Diego State’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a nonprofit organization, works to create sustainable solutions for struggling communities internationally,...

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Pre-Law Society preps students for law school life

Pre-Law Society preps students for law school life

September 9, 2015

The Pre-Law Society at San Diego State is a unique opportunity to network and prepare for the process of applying to law school. “I joined the Pre-Law...

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Alumnus helps elderly for Guardian Angels program

Alumnus helps elderly for Guardian Angels program

August 6, 2015

Mark Maxwell is a San Diego State alumnus who has dedicated his life to changing the lives of others forever. After graduating with a degree in communications...

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Professor prioritizes research skills

Professor prioritizes research skills

April 30, 2015

Valerie Barker is a media studies professional, animal lover and avid gardener. Barker has been a journalism and media studies professor at San Diego State...

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Faculty-in-residence provide relief

Faculty-in-residence provide relief

April 23, 2015

Faculty-in-residence are professors who live within the residence halls. They are experienced individuals who are invested in and respectful of those around...

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The final leg of a semester

April 16, 2015

While Thanksgiving break takes the cake for the worst kind of vacation, spring break is no better. Spring break has become synonymous with fun and relaxation....

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Polant works to serve the students

Polant works to serve the students

April 9, 2015

Corey Polant is a student who has chosen to not only get involved on campus, but to become truly connected with students and faculty. Polant is the...

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Restaurants please with green menus

Restaurants please with green menus

March 26, 2015

San Diego has more to offer than beautiful beaches and weather. It is an amazing climate for farmers and the perfect supplier for chefs. The following...

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The life of a coffee addict

March 12, 2015

I’m not sure I can pinpoint the moment it started. I still remember the days, back in middle school, when I would get in line behind my friends and...

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Shopping in San Diego

Shopping in San Diego

February 26, 2015

San Diego offers a multitude of unique neighborhoods, all complete with their own distinct style. The Daily Aztec took to the streets of America's Finest...

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Tasty Tuesday: Unwind at Clockwork Coffee

Tasty Tuesday: Unwind at Clockwork Coffee

February 17, 2015

Clockwork Coffee Shoppe is a new coffee shop located on College Avenue.  While new, it has proven to be a cozy and inexpensive spot in College Area. The...

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Dance the night away for kids who cant

Dance the night away for kids who can’t

February 16, 2015

On March 6, San Diego State will be hosting its first Dance Marathon. All Aztecs are being asked to participate in 12 hours of themed dancing, activities...

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Understanding the general catalogue

Understanding the general catalogue

January 29, 2015

When the roughly 500-paged General Catalogue is handed out at orientation, it may seem daunting, intimidating, and maybe even useless. From personal experience,...

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SDSU alum scores with new sports novel

SDSU alum scores with new sports novel

November 27, 2014

Sports writer Robert Miech is a San Diego State alumnus that has been covering sports since his college years at SDSU. He started at The Daily Aztec...

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Rotaract inspires service above self

Rotaract inspires ‘service above self’

November 2, 2014

The Rotaract club began in 1968 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has become a global effort to bring the world closer together. With roughly 9,000 clubs...

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Restaurant Guide: Take takeout to a whole new level

Restaurant Guide: Take takeout to a whole new level

October 9, 2014

Lucky Liu’s, located on J Street in Gaslamp, has proven to be a noteworthy Chinese restaurant. The atmosphere, while slightly dark, was relaxing and...

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Restaurant Guide: Mona Lisa smiles at Little Italy restaurant

Restaurant Guide: Mona Lisa smiles at Little Italy restaurant

October 8, 2014

Dining in at Mona Lisa Italian Foods can make you feel like you are eating a home-cooked family meal in Italy. The space is warm and cozy, with candle...

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Get employed and educated on campus

September 25, 2014

Getting involved on campus is an important way to make friends and memories at San Diego State. Sports, clubs and Greek life are fun and common choices...

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Hepner Hall

Finding a home away from home

September 15, 2014

Hundreds of miles, hours on flights and painful time changes pretty well sums up an out-of-state student. Not being from California can be tricky for the...

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The cover of David Caraccios novel

Aztec author visits past with history novel

August 28, 2014

David Caraccio is a San Diego State alumnus who recently published his first novel “Tiburcio! Love, crime and rebellion in early California.” Caraccio...

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Does distance make the heart grow fonder?

Does distance make the heart grow fonder?

July 21, 2014

Relationships come and go and sometimes they seem to do it at the worst possible time. Maybe life has other obligations or maybe the problem is distance. A...

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Skip the sun, get a glow the healthy way

Skip the sun, get a glow the healthy way

July 18, 2014

Everyone at some point has wanted a “healthy glow,” whether it’s a must-have for summer, or a vacation, the thought of tan skin has crossed the...

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