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Sydney Olmstead , Staff Writer

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Freshman utility player Kiera Wriight chokes up on the bat against UCLA on Feb. 10.

Aztecs attempt to fight off déjà vu

April 19, 2017

The San Diego State softball team has made 11 NCAA Division I tournament appearances since 2001 and holds a Mountain West-record seven regular-season titles...

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Freshman shortstop Shelby Thrompson reacts to a hit by a UCLA batter on Feb. 10.

Aztecs’ bats surge in series sweep

April 19, 2017

The San Diego State softball team went undefeated in its home series against the University of New Mexico from April 13-15, run-ruling the Lobos in two...

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Courtesy of the Old Globe

Grinch steals holidays

December 14, 2016

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” returns to The Old Globe Theatre for its 19-year anniversary this holiday season.  Shows have been...

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Photo courtesy of Ken Jacques

Striving to break into the ‘boys club’

November 16, 2016

San Diego State theater graduate student Caroline Andrew is a light designer for various theatrical productions, art projects and music shows. This means...

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Extra life uses the power of gaming for charity

Extra life uses the power of gaming for charity

November 11, 2016

In traditional public opinion, the negative connotations associated with video games have seemed to outweigh the positives. However, the gaming community...

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TwitchCon becomes gamers haven

TwitchCon becomes gamers haven

October 12, 2016

A sea of purple flooded the San Diego Convention Center when TwitchCon took over last weekend. Gamers, artists, musicians and fans spent three days exploring...

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Acts of kindness gave way to chaos

October 5, 2016

The lines were filled with metal heads dressed in black, the stench of alcohol and smoke thick in the air. My friend and I were ready to watch some epic...

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Tasty Tuesday: The Milk Bar combines cereal and ice cream

Tasty Tuesday: The Milk Bar combines cereal and ice cream

September 27, 2016

Cereal-infused milkshakes. It sounds like an idea that was born in the mind of a kid that was left home alone to eat whatever wild concoction he could...

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New theatre professor looks to give back to students

New theatre professor looks to give back to students

September 12, 2016

San Diego State’s School of Theatre, Television and Film added a new member to its faculty and staff this year, assistant professor Charles Murdock Lucas. Lucas...

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Molly Sturdivant has been sturdy offensive force for SDSU softball

Molly Sturdivant has been sturdy offensive force for SDSU softball

April 20, 2016

There are no outs in the bottom of the first inning with runners on first and second as freshman Molly Sturdivant comes up to the plate on a dark and cloudy...

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Lack of offense keeps SDSU softball from taking series over Colorado State

Lack of offense keeps SDSU softball from taking series over Colorado State

April 10, 2016

San Diego State softball outhit Colorado State, 10-8, in the series finale Saturday afternoon, but left nine runners on base throughout the game as the...

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Late-inning error helps SDSU softball gain split of doubleheader against Colorado State

Late-inning error helps SDSU softball gain split of doubleheader against Colorado State

April 9, 2016

Due to forecasted rain, San Diego State softball’s scheduled Sunday afternoon game against Colorado State was moved to Friday before the original series...

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SDSU softball looking to pick up the pieces after lackluster Mountain West start

SDSU softball looking to pick up the pieces after lackluster Mountain West start

April 6, 2016

San Diego State softball opened up its Mountain West season on March 24 at UNLV, continued at home against  Univerity of Nevada and then wrapped up spring...

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SDSU softballs late rally not enough to beat Ohio State

SDSU softball’s late rally not enough to beat Ohio State

March 18, 2016

San Diego State softball left 13 runners on base in its 4-3 loss to Ohio State on Wednesday night. Each team had plenty of chances throughout the night...

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SDSU softball swept in doubleheader to close out San Diego Classic I

SDSU softball swept in doubleheader to close out San Diego Classic I

March 7, 2016

After beating Texas A&M University, 10-5, on Friday, the San Diego State softball team struggled both on the field and at the plate in Saturday’s...

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Duo of Erica Romero and Jenavee Peres have set the tempo for SDSU softball

Duo of Erica Romero and Jenavee Peres have set the tempo for SDSU softball

February 24, 2016

A strong bond between a pitcher and a catcher is a crucial factor to a softball team’s success. The connection between these two players is what sets...

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Aztecs downed by No. 18 Kentucky 5-1 in opening of Campbell/Cartier Classic

Aztecs downed by No. 18 Kentucky 5-1 in opening of Campbell/Cartier Classic

February 19, 2016

San Diego State softball lost 5-1 to No. 18 University of Kentucky Thursday night in its first home game of 2016. The game was part of the 26th annual...

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SDSU softball sees a lot of real good and a lot of real bad in opening-day doubleheader at Titan Classic

SDSU softball sees ‘a lot of real good and a lot of real bad’ in opening-day doubleheader at Titan Classic

February 14, 2016

The San Diego State softball team has traditionally played well in season-opening games under head coach Kathy Van Wyk, winning 14 of their last 15 season-openers. The...

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SDSU softball leaning on new outfield to take it to 9th straight postseason appearance

SDSU softball leaning on new outfield to take it to 9th straight postseason appearance

February 3, 2016

San Diego State softball has earned a trip to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship for eight consecutive seasons and 11 times in the last 15 years....

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SDSU volleyball beats SJSU, wins for fourth time in five games

SDSU volleyball beats SJSU, wins for fourth time in five games

November 22, 2015

Continuing its strong November presence, the San Diego State volleyball team defeated San Jose State Saturday afternoon in three sets (25-21, 25-22, 25-23)....

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Psomas journey from Greece paying dividends for SDSU volleyball

Psoma’s journey from Greece paying dividends for SDSU volleyball

November 10, 2015

Alexandra Psoma rises on the day that will mark the beginning of a new journey and boards the plane that will take her across the Atlantic Ocean. This...

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Aztec volleyball dominates against Fresno State

Aztec volleyball dominates against Fresno State

November 6, 2015

On Thursday night, San Diego State volleyball took on Fresno State for the second time this season. The Aztecs were able to add another win to their already...

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SDSU volleyball gets second chance at Colorado State, Wyoming

SDSU volleyball gets second chance at Colorado State, Wyoming

October 28, 2015

Earlier this season, San Diego State volleyball faced two of the toughest opponents in the Mountain West: Colorado State and University of Wyoming. The...

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SDSU volleyball looks to carry momentum into pivotal weekend match against Boise State

SDSU volleyball looks to carry momentum into pivotal weekend match against Boise State

October 17, 2015

Back-to-back victories have set a new tone for the San Diego State volleyball team. Last week the team broke a four-game losing streak with a win against...

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SDSU volleyball drops third game in a row, bested by No. 20 Rams

SDSU volleyball drops third game in a row, bested by No. 20 Rams

October 5, 2015

Despite putting up a good fight, the San Diego State volleyball team lost to Colorado State in just three sets on Saturday afternoon. The first set ended...

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Womens volleyball to get tested at home with two top-25 opponents

Women’s volleyball to get tested at home with two top-25 opponents

September 30, 2015

For the first time in nearly a month, San Diego State volleyball will wear its home uniforms when it takes on two nationally ranked teams this week. SDSU...

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Alexis Cage looks to pave her own SDSU legacy through volleyball

Alexis Cage looks to pave her own SDSU legacy through volleyball

September 23, 2015

The lights glisten off the waxed surface of the gym floor and footsteps echo as San Diego State volleyball sophomore Alexis Cage takes the court with her...

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