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Madison Hopkins

Madison Hopkins, Managing Editor

Madison Hopkins is a senior at SDSU studying journalism and women's studies. She has worked with The Daily Aztec for three years and is currently the managing editor for the 2014-15 academic year. Previously, Madison worked as a copy editor, senior staff writer and opinion editor. She will graduate in May 2015.

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by Monica Linzmeier

Senior farewell: Madison Hopkins

May 7, 2015

When I first came to The Daily Aztec offices, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. It was the beginning of my sophomore year and I had only just decided...

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Off-campus house ‘Sigtopia’ location of two alleged sexual assaults

February 23, 2015

Last semester, the San Diego State police reported that 17 sexual assaults occurred near campus. Of those incidents, seven allegedly occurred at fraternity...

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Screenshot from Ballast Point website

Ballast Point crafts home brewers

December 4, 2014

If you live in the dorms, home brewing isn’t exactly an option. But for those of us who live off campus and are 21 or older, home brewing offers opportunities...

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[Video] [VIDEO] Boo Parade spreads Halloween spirit

October 28, 2014

The ninth annual College Area Boulevard Boo Parade took place last Saturday on El Cajon Boulevard. The event brought together local business owners and...

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Mascot metamorphosis

Mascot metamorphosis

October 6, 2014

The Aztec Warrior mascot can be seen running the length of the field at football games, cheering on “The Show” at Viejas Arena and promoting the San...

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4.0 Deli set to close at the end of the month

July 23, 2014

4.0 Deli, a staple of the San Diego State community, will permanently close its doors at the end of the month. The information was released on the sandwich...

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Change the name of the blame game

Change the name of the blame game

April 21, 2014

I don’t need to explain that people say stupid things on the Internet, especially when they have the freedom of anonymity. This stupidity often comes...

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Downtown Los Angeles

How to spend a day in Los Angeles

March 27, 2014

This spring break, it’s time to get away. Everyone needs a break now and then, so why not take that break at a new locale with new people? Problem is,...

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Aztecs deserve admin transparency

Aztecs deserve admin transparency

March 24, 2014

The Student Success Fee is happening. Most of you probably know this by now. The topic has raged through campus during the past few weeks. Associated...

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A+ Review doesn't cheat the system

A+ Review doesn’t cheat the system

March 13, 2014

Flashcards? Check. Notebook? Check. Highlighters? Check. Intricate reviews compiled of study materials, homework and potentially even past exams? That...

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Roof garden

From top to bottom: SDSU’s commitment to sustainability

March 7, 2014

The new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State may appear to have been built exclusively for the pleasures of the students, but plans for...

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Word from the wise on the student success fee

February 10, 2014

With the newly proposed Student Success Fee up for debate at informational forums throughout the month, The Aztec decided to do some investigating into...

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Open forum polling analyzed

February 10, 2014

In order to gather a more accurate picture of the variety of opinions Aztecs have regarding the Student Success Fee, The Aztec held our own informal polling...

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Attend success fee forums or pay the price of apathy

Attend success fee forums or pay the price of apathy

January 27, 2014

This semester, Aztecs will have the opportunity to have their voices heard. No, I’m not talking about the mayoral or Associated Students elections,...

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How to turn your resolutions into realities

January 23, 2014

So now what? You’ve made the resolutions, mentally dedicated yourself to change and decided that this is the semester you will make things happen. Maybe...

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Durante esta fecha, las personas consumen más productos sexuales.

Wrap it up tight or it’ll itch at night

December 2, 2013

Condoms are proven to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases—got it? I was hoping that was an unnecessary statement for most readers, but...

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SD Mayoral frontrunner Kevin Faulconer was all smiles at the KPBS debate in October.

Faulconer offers generic solutions to complicated problems

November 12, 2013

During the past few weeks, I have written about two of the top four candidates in the upcoming San Diego mayoral election. This week, I researched Kevin...

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Aguirre marches to the beat of his own drum

November 4, 2013

As the Nov. 19 special election approaches, one man stands out among the top four mayoral candidates, not as the top contender in polls, endorsements or...

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Men’s rights activists miss the point

October 9, 2013

At my freshmen orientation, one memory stands out particularly clearly among the blur of a campus tour, class registration and endlessly awkward get-to-know-each-other...

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SDSU truly leads the way as LGBT-friendly school

SDSU truly leads the way as LGBT-friendly school

October 8, 2013

San Diego State is known for its inclusive stance towards diversity. The LGBT community, in particular, is a large and respected part of our campus, earning...

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Plan B availability protects students

September 30, 2013

A college student goes out on a Friday night. She meets a nice guy, has a nice time and decides to have an ever nicer time back at his house. The two wake...

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SDSU moves up in imperfect ranking system

September 24, 2013

Last week, U.S. News and World Report released its annual Best College list. San Diego State received particular attention as it made the largest increase...

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Diverse artistic expression is supported by SDSU leaders

Diverse artistic expression is supported by SDSU leaders

September 16, 2013

As children grow up, parents monitor what they are exposed to. A password is put on the Playboy channels, Radio Disney exclusively blasts through the car...

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Short shorts draw attention on campus

Is too much skin below the shorts over the line?

September 9, 2013

It takes a lot to get my attention when I’m walking around campus. Best friends will wave and shout, but I just keep walking with my headphones turned...

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Students deserve to know about professors

Students deserve to know about professors

August 26, 2013

Choosing one's own schedule, classes and professors is one of the benefits of the collegiate lifestyle. However, with thousands of options, and generally...

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Athletic supporters promote campus unity

June 25, 2013

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not into sports. I don’t have any particular problem with them, I’ve just never been interested in learning...

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Political pressure from profs helps students

April 21, 2013

College students are young minds waiting to be molded by the masters of education into productive members of society. They enter an institution of higher...

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Grading software fails students’ education

April 11, 2013

I’m a writer. Hopefully this is obvious because you are reading this and my name is at the end of the column. I take pride in a finished written piece...

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Safe ride programs cut off drunk drivers

Safe ride programs cut off drunk drivers

April 8, 2013

Driving isn’t my strong suit. Receiving my license took a few tries and I have always been forced to rely on my brave passengers to make my driving...

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SDSU needs to fork over some etiquette education

March 26, 2013

Imagine this: You graduated college and you’re at your first fancy business luncheon for your new job. The food is served onto one of three pristine...

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Focus attention on achievements, not body size

February 24, 2013

During an award-winning night at the Grammy’s, Adele and Kelly Clarkson were praised for their hard work and talent with the most prestigious honors...

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Forget the stereotypes and embrace feminism

February 18, 2013

Labels dominate our existence. We can be black, white, gay, straight, single, nerds, stoners, liberals and anything else you can think of. Identifying...

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Insidious porn sullies tech advancement

February 10, 2013

It’s the golden rule of technology that when something new is created, someone will figure out how to get naked on it. Our generation is one of sexual...

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Put your phone away and start the real conversation

Put your phone away and start the real conversation

February 3, 2013

No phones at the table!” Every parent in America has probably said this at one time or another. At least mine did—a lot. Growing up in a generation...

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SDSU needs innovation on registration frustation

January 27, 2013

Remembering my past experiences with class registration at San Diego State, one thing comes to mind: the gut-wrenching feeling of panic when registration...

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Don’t brand children with a genetic scarlet letter

January 23, 2013

Looking back on the recent tragedies our country has faced, it’s natural to wonder if they could have been prevented. People demand change for gun control,...

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Birth control should be a right not a luxury

December 2, 2012

During an emergency, you must take immediate action. When an intruder breaks in late at night, nobody would tell you to wait days for police approval and...

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Don’t sell out the holidays for a bargain

November 25, 2012

Once a year in the U.S., civilization as we know it ceases to exist. People who are otherwise perfectly normal, upstanding citizens transform into...

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Pandora owed for fair license fees

November 14, 2012

The modern music experience centers around the customer. Gone are the days when the household radio provided the main source of entertainment and listeners...

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Beauty standards redefined

November 7, 2012

When looking in the mirror, it’s easy to spot the things a person hates about his or herself. Thunder thighs, love handles and “cankles” galore...

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Share your lunch and politics on Facebook

November 4, 2012

Scrolling through social network newsfeeds can be a mundane activity filled with dull statuses and pictures of every irrelevant thing your friends...

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Beware of for-profit corporate pinkwashing

October 24, 2012

It’s October, which means fall has finally begun, bringing with it an end to the incredible heat of summer, new Halloween decorations and pink—pink...

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SDSU comes out in support of LGBTQ rights

October 15, 2012

Ignorance is bliss, except when it's not. In reality, ignorance usually leads to embarrassingly inaccurate misconceptions about communities and people...

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Escort service must do more for students

October 10, 2012

During the day, San Diego State is a beautiful institution for students to live and learn. However, at night, the reality of safety concerns takes a higher...

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Erotic uniforms objectify women athletes

October 3, 2012

Professional athletes are a prime example of impeccable physical fitness. We expect them to work hard, win games and, apparently do all of this half...

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Colloquial use of the word ‘rape’ is not ok

September 25, 2012

Stupidity happens. Some mistakes are more permissible than others, but using the word “rape” in casual and incorrect contexts is inexcusable. For...

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Escape Facebook’s grasp

September 19, 2012

Who knows you the best? If you make a mental list, it would probably include family and maybe close friends, not an online social networking community....

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