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Downtown boys bring activist punk to San Diego

Downtown boys bring activist punk to San Diego

April 19, 2017

Downtown Boys’ brand of political music did not arise in the era of Donald Trump, it has been its response to a culture that’s been in place for decades....

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Becoming pioneers of hardcore punk

September 21, 2016

Coffee, farts and self-deprecation. These aren’t the usual themes a band of 50-somethings would be singing about, but to punk legends, Descendents,...

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Chicana and Chicano studies freshman fights for representation with music

Chicana and Chicano studies freshman fights for representation with music

March 2, 2016

Activism and art come hand in hand for Chicana/Chicano studies freshman Natalie Martinez as a Chicana woman playing music. Martinez is a budding musician...

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New Pride Center coordinator hopes to lead more inclusive campus

New Pride Center coordinator hopes to lead more inclusive campus

February 10, 2016

In the last year, the implementation of the Pride Center, located on the corner of Campanile Drive and Lindo Paseo, on campus has helped combat issues...

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SDSU writers’ conference returns to inspire

January 20, 2016

Each year, hundreds of writers from as far as Japan, South America and Switzerland congregate in San Diego for a renowned conference meant to help kick-start...

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M.E.Ch.A fights for higher education

M.E.Ch.A fights for higher education

December 2, 2015

As one of the oldest organizations at San Diego State, Movimiento Estudianil Chican@ de Aztlan (Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan) aims to unify and gain...

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Student strives to educate with art

Student strives to educate with art

November 18, 2015

A sophomore majoring in studio art, Chelsey Magaoay isn’t a run-of-the-mill pretty artist or egotistical creative. The San Diego State artist strives...

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San Diego Music Thing hosts great acts

San Diego Music Thing hosts great acts

November 10, 2015

With the rise of commercial music festivals in San Diego, such as the CRSSD Festival and KAABOO, it can be difficult to find larger-scale events that host...

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SDSU event to unveil campus rock ‘n’ roll mural

October 28, 2015

Live music has been the soundtrack of San Diego State for more than half a century. At 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, students, staff and alumni will...

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Show opener Julia Holter overshadows main act

Show opener Julia Holter overshadows main act

October 15, 2015

A windy and ominous climate awaited Julia Holter in a night of firsts. The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter made her debut San Diego appearance at...

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SDSU starts series addressing rape culture

October 9, 2015

As the instances of sexual assault continue to rise on college campuses, rape culture finds itself at the center of conversations around the nation. Rape...

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Engineering club earns hometown win

Engineering club earns hometown win

October 7, 2015

The San Diego State Mechatronics Club returned to campus this semester with hometown glory after its first international win. During the summer, for...

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World Music Series commences with Qawwali music show

September 21, 2015

Musically enriching as it is culturally important, the San Diego State School of Music and Dance’s World Music Series provides an opportunity for the...

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The Garden grows with new album

The Garden grows with new album

September 16, 2015

It’s not every day one encounters a punk band whose members are high-fashion models — and twins. Wyatt and Fletcher Shears have been playing music...

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Atlas Genius show is larger than life

Atlas Genius show is larger than life

September 7, 2015

There’s always a nervous energy in the room waiting for a band to emerge and start playing. Atlas Genius was no exception at its House of Blues performance...

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Punk band X plays with open mind

Punk band X plays with open mind

September 2, 2015

Not many bands have the ability to stay with their original lineup and sustain momentum, yet pioneers of the first wave American punk movement, X, have...

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Balboa museum hosts emotionally moving multimedia exhibit

Balboa museum hosts emotionally moving multimedia exhibit

May 4, 2015

Walking into the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, there is a video mosaic taking up 46 feet of its back wall with hundreds of people talking....

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Toro y Moi at the Observatory North Park

Toro y Moi chills at the Observatory

April 23, 2015

Arriving at the Observatory last Wednesday night to watch Toro y Moi, a few questions were raised. A pioneer of the chill-wave movement was to perform....

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Indie band hits home with lyrics

Indie band hits home with lyrics

April 16, 2015

Cathartic. That’s the only way to describe Andrew Jackson Jihad’s set on April 10 at the Irenic. Most people know AJJ for its blunt yet mocking...

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Young solo artist matures musically

Young solo artist matures musically

April 9, 2015

Milo-esque glasses, big curls and a guitar are Isaac. One can usually find him on campus sitting on his computer with his stereo headphones listening to...

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Local venues cater to DIY scene

Local venues cater to DIY scene

April 9, 2015

Let’s face it, any broke college student who loves music does not want to consistently spend $30-$50 on a show. That could mean food, basic necessities,...

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Local artist takes talent to new level

Local artist takes talent to new level

February 11, 2015

While many artists explain their emphasis as painting, sculpting or drawing, Ariel Gomez is a tattoo flash painter. Gomez primarily paints American traditional...

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Local theatre shifts to new ownership

Local theatre shifts to new ownership

January 29, 2015

San Diego music fans definitely have something to be excited for in 2015: On Jan. 15, the North Park Theater on University Avenue officially went under...

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Washington rocker debuts solo project

Washington rocker debuts solo project

January 26, 2015

Ian Vanek is the drummer and vocalist of art-rock group Japanther, and the artist now focuses his time on Howardian, a solo side project of pure Pacific...

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Tennis serves an ace of an album with 'Ritual in Repeat'

Tennis serves an ace of an album with ‘Ritual in Repeat’

January 21, 2015

Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley are Tennis. The duo released their third record “Ritual In Repeat” on Sep. 9 through Communion Music. Looking at...

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Student rapper rhymes for charity

Student rapper rhymes for charity

December 8, 2014

Evonte Jina is a San Diego State business administration senior by day and stellar rapper Chaos by night. His new mixtape “Who is Dominic Pierce?”...

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Campus opera offers dapper rendition of 'Ameilia Goes to the Ball'

Campus opera offers dapper rendition of ‘Ameilia Goes to the Ball’

November 21, 2014

When one thinks opera, it might be bring up Marie Antoinette-esque outfits and a medley sang in foreign languages. San Diego State’s Lyric Opera Theatre...

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[VIDEO] Student Showcase

November 21, 2014

Studio art major Ricky Lopez talks to Staff Writer Sarah Tanori about his artwork and his process.

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Benches receive bold revamping

Benches receive bold revamping

November 10, 2014

The teal and gray benches around campus are essentially the history of San Diego State. They date back as early as the 1930s when they were first installed....

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Day of the Dead gallery keeps art alive

Day of the Dead gallery keeps art alive

November 3, 2014

On Saturday, Nov. 1, La Bodega Gallery in Barrio Logan held a group art show from 5-10 p.m. in honor of Dia de los Muertos. Walls covered with traditional...

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Swedish singer debuts solo album

October 27, 2014

“Love me, love me, say that you love me.” We know it, we love it: the undeniably charming song “Lovefool” by the Cardigans. Luckily enough, the...

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Waiting for Mamu

Delightful docs ditch the effects

October 23, 2014

Films are ethereal. They take you to new, mystical places never thought possible. The same happens when you watch documentaries as they take a lens on...

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Soundtracks score big in 2014

October 23, 2014

When watching movies, soundtracks are often overlooked or even ignored. There’s a story going on, so who cares about the background? What most don’t...

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Phi Mu Alpha serenades SDSU community

October 7, 2014

A men’s music fraternity? What might come to mind are some boys belting out tunes over red Solo cups, right? Wrong. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are men...

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Surreal art

Local surrealist painter takes art to a new dimension

September 26, 2014

A handyman by day and psychedelic painter by night, San Diego surrealism artist Eddy Berducido is perhaps the reincarnation of the great Salvador Dali....

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King Tuff brings his unique rock music to The Irenic

September 25, 2014

King Tuff is the mocking little devil on your shoulder. Kyle Thomas, more known as King Tuff, has circulated the DIY scene as a member of several acts....

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Weekend guide to San Diego Music Thing

September 12, 2014

One of the most gnarly concert seasons of the year, San Diego Music Thing is upon us this weekend on Sep. 12-13. Here are my top five must-see picks for...

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Rock duo beats down heartbreak

August 28, 2014

Nicky Veltman on drums and back-up vocals with Vincent Frederick on guitar and lead vocals are The Singles. The two recently released their debut record...

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