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Soccer Fans and Young Adults Make a Toast in Bar

The ‘buddy system’ gets an upgrade with apps

September 10, 2014

College can be a pretty wild place. Oftentimes, students are too caught up in the partying that they don't pay attention to their own safety. It's important...

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Smart Phones

Diabetes app for college students

September 4, 2014

Going back to school can add extra stress to diabetic students’ shoulders. Students shouldn’t have to be nervous about having an emergency while in...

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Upgrade your shopping with apps

Upgrade your shopping with apps

July 7, 2014

With summer comes a lot of free time and I don't know about you, but for me, that means a lot of time to shop. Summer also means I never want to leave...

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Amsterdam: Adult Disneyland

Amsterdam: Adult Disneyland

May 1, 2014

The last major stop on our tour was the Netherlands. Of course, the highlight was our time spent in Amsterdam, but before that, we took some time to explore...

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Switzerland: Stunning sights from mountain tops to grassy valleys

Switzerland: Stunning sights from mountain tops to grassy valleys

April 25, 2014

After departing from Italy, we entered Switzerland, driving through the country side along mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. Pure, beautiful nature. ...

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Event will

Event will “start up” student careers

April 23, 2014

Looking for a job or internship can be a challenging task. Thankfully, San Diego State is making it easier with Start-up @ State. Hosted by the Lavin Entrepreneurship...

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Italy: Country of carbs and cappuccinos

Italy: Country of carbs and cappuccinos

April 18, 2014

Up next on the Euro tour was Italy, where we spent 5 days and 4 nights exploring the peninsula, famous cities and landmarks, and the wonders of Italian...

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New app allows anonymous sharing

New app allows anonymous sharing

April 12, 2014

If there's one thing college students of the 21st century absolutely love, it's apps. New apps are released left and right, and San Diego State students...

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France: Je t'adore

France: Je t’adore

April 12, 2014

During my trip to London, my parents, aunt, cousins, and I took a 16 day Europe tour with Expat Explore. Our first destination was France. We crossed...

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Hawaii: Spring Break

Hawaii: Spring Break

April 8, 2014

What did I do for spring break? I went to Oahu, Hawaii with my parents and two friends. And it was amazing! The second after we checked into our hotel...

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Groveland: My personal retreat

Groveland: My personal retreat

March 28, 2014

Fun fact about me: My family owns a vacation home in Groveland, California. You're probably wondering “where the hell is that?”. I don't blame you....

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Beer sampling platter

Save some dough this spring break

March 27, 2014

Spring break is about going at your own pace. Whether you want to take it slow or get some adventure in, here are some suggestions for impressing a date...

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Canada: The great outdoors

Canada: The great outdoors

March 21, 2014

In 2009, my parents and I took a road trip to British Columbia to visit our friends. We spent a week driving and sightseeing in Oregon and Washington....

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Student art stuns at showcase

Student art stuns at showcase

March 13, 2014

March 6 was a big day for Arts Alive SDSU. In celebration of the grand opening of the Conrad Preby's Aztec Student Union, the committee, consisting of...

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England: Found myself in the city near Piccadilly

England: Found myself in the city near Piccadilly

March 11, 2014

I had always wanted to go to England, so when I found out I had relatives in London, I couldn't have been more exciting to plan a trip to visit them....

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Mouth-watering meat

Mouth-watering meat

March 6, 2014

One thing is for sure when it comes to college kids: we have a craving for good food and we want a lot of it. There's no better place than Manna Korean...

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Thailand: Experiences beyond hangovers

Thailand: Experiences beyond hangovers

March 2, 2014

Holla! City of Squala! If you didn't get that Hangover 2 reference, this blog post is about Bangkok, as well as other places in Thailand that my family...

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Melissa’s Magic Carpet

February 20, 2014

My name is Melissa Artobello and welcome to my travel blog. Let me introduce myself. You may have read my work as a Features writer, but now, I'm excited...

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Schedule for some campus lovin'

Schedule for some campus lovin’

February 13, 2014

Arts Alive SDSU Valentine's Day Instagram Contest Where: “I Heart You” benches by the music building. How: Upload a cutesy picture involving the...

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Malaysia: My home away from home

Malaysia: My home away from home

February 7, 2014

My mom is from Malaysia, and her entire family is still there, so every other year my parents and I go to visit. I've been to Malaysia a total of 8 times...

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Time to achieve success

Time to achieve success

January 30, 2014

Do you think your 9-to-5 job restricts you from living life the way you want to? Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, but what you do in that time...

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Student harnesses algae power

Student harnesses algae power

January 13, 2014

It’s trendy to be “green” in 2014, but not everyone who talks the talk also walks the walk. Then again, San Diego State students are not like everyone...

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Painted benches brighten campus

Painted benches brighten campus

January 13, 2014

 “Art humanizes us,” Head of San Diego State's Graphic Design Program Patricia Cué Couttolenc said. “Art connects us. It shows us a side of life...

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Wagging tails and large plates found at local cafe

Wagging tails and large plates found at local cafe

January 6, 2014

The Stratford Court Cafe solves the problem of craving delicious sandwiches or a hot cup of coffee, but not being able to go anywhere because you’re...

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How to score on your next thrift store trip

How to score on your next thrift store trip

December 5, 2013

 Before you go pop some tags with $20 in your pocket, read these helpful tips to achieving a successful thrift-shopping experience. 1) What can I wear...

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Local businesses encourage the exchange of clothes

Local businesses encourage the exchange of clothes

November 21, 2013

As college students, we're always looking for ways to make money. For the fashionably-inclined, most of us want to spend that money on new clothes. There’s...

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No gluten for you!

No gluten for you!

November 14, 2013

Fad diets come and go, but some diet restrictions are more than that—they’re serious health concerns. San Diego State's dining services cater to...

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5k run brightens San Diego

5k run brightens San Diego

October 18, 2013

On your marks, get set, color! On Saturday, Oct. 12, thousands of people gathered at Qualcomm Stadium for the popular Color Run. The Color Run is a...

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VentureStart competition encourages student entrepreneurs

VentureStart competition encourages student entrepreneurs

October 5, 2013

The goal: create a team, design an elaborate business model and win cash prizes. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 50 San Diego State students gathered in the Arts...

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The future is bright for student entrepreneur

The future is bright for student entrepreneur

September 27, 2013

You might see him on campus going to class or grabbing a bite to eat at San Diego State's East Commons. However, business management freshman Matthew Weilbacher...

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