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Will Fritz

Will Fritz, Editor in Chief

Will Fritz is the editor in chief of The Daily Aztec for the 2018-19 academic year. A fourth-year journalism major, he's a weekend breaking news reporter for City News Service, an editorial intern at Voice of San Diego and president of SDSU's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Follow him on Twitter at @fritzed_, and contact him directly at (619) 594-4190 or editor@thedailyaztec.com.

All content by Will Fritz

JMS classes aren’t doing enough

May 9, 2019

Most of the graduating seniors on The Daily Aztec’s editorial board are students in JMS. We know the territory. We know what’s taught in these classes. There...

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Senior Farewell: Will Fritz

Senior Farewell: Will Fritz

May 8, 2019

So I have absolutely no clue how to write this. I know it’s such a cliché to say things like this, but if you had told me on Aug. 20, 2015, that I...

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BREAKING: Person Fatally Shot Near Campus

May 2, 2019

A man was shot and killed not far from San Diego State's campus early Thursday morning, police said. It happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 6600 block...

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From left to right: former A.S. president Chimezie Ebiriekwe, A.S. president-elect Christian Onwuka and current A.S. President Chris Thomas celebrate Onwuka's victory at Montezuma Hall Thursday night. The Vote SDSU slate, headed by Onwuka, swept this year's A.S. elections.

[Photo] Vote SDSU slate sails to victory in 2019 A.S. elections

March 28, 2019

From left to right: former A.S. president Chimezie Ebiriekwe, A.S. president-elect Christian Onwuka and current A.S. President Chris Thomas celebrate Onwuka's...

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Pedestrian fatally struck by car near SDSU

March 22, 2019

A woman was dead after a crash just south of San Diego State's campus Friday night. A driver struck a pedestrian just after 7:40 p.m. on College Avenue...

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Blog: Bella Ross named editor in chief for 2019-2020

Blog: Bella Ross named editor in chief for 2019-2020

March 22, 2019

Bella Ross, The Daily Aztec's current news editor, has been named editor in chief for the 2019-2020 academic year. Ross is a junior majoring in journalism...

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Presidential candidates Mariya Nadberezhna and Christian Onwuka debate in Montezuma Hall on Wednesday, March 20. The debates were moved out of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union due to inclement weather.

[Photo] A.S. presidential candidates face off in last day of debates

March 21, 2019

Presidential candidates Mariya Nadberezhna and Christian Onwuka debate in Montezuma Hall on Wednesday, March 20. The debates were moved out of the Conrad...

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A.S. vice president of external affairs candidates Stephanie Estrada (left) and Angelica Espinoza face off in the second day of A.S. election debates at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on March 20.

[Photo] Candidates for A.S. vice president of external relations, executive vice president face off in second day of debates

March 20, 2019

A.S. vice president of external affairs candidates Stephanie Estrada (left) and Angelica Espinoza face off in the second day of A.S. election debates at...

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Vice President of Financial Affairs candidate Dustin Atkins, who's running unopposed, addresses students at the Student Union.

[Photo] A.S. VP of university affairs, VP of financial affairs candidates kick off election season at first day of debates

March 19, 2019

Vice President of Financial Affairs candidate Dustin Atkins, who's running unopposed, addresses students at the Student Union.

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Mr. President, my trans mom is fit to serve

January 30, 2019

Disgust. Anger. Exasperation. These are some of the things I felt when my phone buzzed on Jan. 22 to notify me the Supreme Court had lifted the injunctions...

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A vehicle flipped into a ditch near campus during an accident on Oct. 28.

[Photo] Car careens into ditch near campus

October 28, 2018

A vehicle flipped into a ditch near campus during an accident on Oct. 28.

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Sigma Nu was removed from campus by their national chapter after confirmed violations to the chapter's alcohol policy.

[Photo] Sigma Nu fraternity ousted from campus by national chapter

October 23, 2018

Sigma Nu was removed from campus by their national chapter after confirmed violations to the chapter's alcohol policy.

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Students line up for meningitis vaccinations outside of Viejas Arena on Oct. 8 after this year's first meningitis scare.

Breaking: Walgreens to re-administer meningitis vaccines after improper dosage temperature

October 18, 2018

Update: Oct. 19, 11:15 a.m. In a statement, university officials said they are working with Walgreens and the County of San Diego Health and Human...

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Multiple injuries reported in crash near SDSU

October 4, 2018

Two people were injured in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle near San Diego State's campus Thursday evening. The collision was reported around...

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I’m the editor-in-chief. Here’s my unsolicited advice to freshmen.

August 22, 2018

You can do anything you can put your mind to. And never stop fighting. I know these sound like clichés, and that’s because they are. But they still...

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File photo. Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed the state budget for fiscal year 2019, giving the CSU system an almost-$200 million increase.

Governor signs 2019 budget, CSU to get increase of almost $200 million

June 27, 2018

The California State University will receive much more funding during the coming fiscal year than initially proposed at the start of state budget negotiations...

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Gov. Jerry Brown discusses a budget proposal in 2012. (Lezlie Sterling/Sacramento Bee/MCT)

Governor’s ‘May revision’ budget proposes additional $100 million for CSU deferred maintenance

May 11, 2018

The California State University system may receive an additional $100 million for deferred maintenance in fiscal year 2019. California Gov. Jerry Brown's...

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Police on the lookout for two men who tried to steal student's phone

Police on the lookout for two men who tried to steal student’s phone

May 3, 2018

Police were searching for two people suspected of trying to steal a cellphone from a San Diego State student Thursday. It happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday...

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Brandon Jones, now-former president of SDSU College Republicans, near the Education and Business Administration building on April 23.

What’s next for San Diego State’s controversial College Republicans leader?

April 25, 2018

You’re arguably the most prominent College Republican right now. What’s it like being in the news so much? I would say it’s interesting. You know,...

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Why the arrest of a ‘Smallville’ star has me completely shook

April 25, 2018

I can’t remember how old I was when I watched “Smallville” for the first time. The show, which premiered in 2001, depicts the life of a teenage Superman....

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San Diego State's Aztec Warrior mascot – now to be called a

Faculty union condemns Aztec mascot

April 23, 2018

The union representing most California State University faculty voted last week to condemn San Diego State’s mascot, as well as those of two other CSU...

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CSU Chancellor Timothy White said earlier this month that the only refunds students would be getting would be for parking, meal plans and residence halls.

No tuition increase for 2018-19, chancellor says

April 20, 2018

Tuition levels will remain the same at California State University campuses next year, the chancellor’s office announced today. The CSU Board of Trustees...

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Firefighters battle a brush fire on SDSU's campus Wednesday morning.

Firefighters respond to small brush fire on campus

March 21, 2018

Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire on the east side of San Diego State's campus Wednesday morning. The blaze — about 20 feet by 40...

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Suspect in Friday morning robbery near campus turns self in

March 20, 2018

A man suspected of being involved in a robbery near San Diego State's campus turned himself in, university police said Tuesday. The robbery occurred...

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Write-in candidates join A.S. presidential race

March 20, 2018

Two write-in candidates have jumped into the race for Associated Students president at the eleventh hour. Alexander Pearson and Megan Mueller both completed...

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Police searching for man suspected for robbery near campus

March 16, 2018

Police are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery near San Diego State's campus Friday morning. Just after 11 a.m., an unknown man approached...

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Chapultepec residence hall in 2015.

[Photo] Chapultepec has a fire alarm problem, residents say

March 16, 2018

Chapultepec residence hall in 2015.

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A.S. presidential candidate Chris Thomas

A.S. presidential candidate Chris Thomas

March 14, 2018

Name: Chris Thomas Position: president (unopposed) Year: senior Major: kinesiology Why do you want to run for president? I love what I’ve...

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Fraternities hammered with ‘social moratorium’

March 12, 2018

San Diego State’s Interfraternity Council placed all 15 of its active member fraternities on a social moratorium late Friday. The moratorium prohibits...

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A rendering of the proposed Aztec Recreation Center expansion.

Students to vote on ARC expansion referendum

February 28, 2018

Students will vote on a referendum to nearly double the size of the more-than-20-year-old Aztec Recreation Center this week. The idea behind the referendum...

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Federal agents arrest man after drugs are found in ARC locker

February 21, 2018

A man is in jail after drugs and a weapon were found Tuesday in a locker at the Aztec Recreation Center. A search by Drug Enforcement Administration...

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A man portrays the Aztec Warrior mascot at a sporting event in spring 2017.

Despite assurances, university now says Aztec task force members won’t be named

February 19, 2018
A university statement from Jan. 17 was later changed to remove the reference to the Feb. 2 announcement date.
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Man gropes woman walking on campus

Man gropes woman walking on campus

February 16, 2018

A man is suspected of groping a woman on campus Thursday night, university police said. At about 8:45 p.m., a woman walking toward Campanile Walk from...

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City certifies signatures for SDSU West initiative

February 16, 2018

The San Diego City Clerk verified signatures in support of the SDSU West initiative Thursday, clearing a hurdle for the project to go to a public vote. Friends...

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The Hardy Avenue Apartments were burglarized Monday night.

Man burglarizes apartments near campus

February 13, 2018

Police are searching for a man suspected of burglarizing apartments near San Diego State’s campus. Between about 10:20 and 10:45 p.m. Monday, the...

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Two protesters confront one another at Chicano Park on Saturday.

Protesters clash at Chicano Park

February 7, 2018

Two opposing groups of protesters clashed in Chicano Park over the weekend, resulting in three arrests — including one after a police officer was punched...

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Adela de la Torre, vice chancellor of student affairs and campus diversity at UC Davis, will serve as SDSU's new president. Photo courtesy of SDSU Newscenter.

New university president has a diverse background

February 7, 2018

San Diego State’s next president has a history of working with diverse groups of students on a wide range of issues. It’s even in her job description. Adela...

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Adela de la Torre, vice chancellor of student affairs and campus diversity at UC Davis, will serve as SDSU's new president. Photo courtesy of SDSU Newscenter.

CSU Board of Trustees announces new SDSU president

January 31, 2018

Adela de la Torre, vice chancellor of student affairs and campus diversity at UC Davis, will be San Diego State’s next president, officials announced...

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A sign displayed on the former Phi Kappa Theta chapter house the week after the fraternity's expulsion from campus.

University protected fraternity despite violations, emails show

January 31, 2018

A fraternity kicked off campus last semester had a six-year history of violations before the university finally expelled it, documents obtained by The...

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SDSU's Presidential Selection Committee convenes in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Sept. 25

Breaking: University to name new president Wednesday

January 26, 2018

San Diego State's new president will be named Wednesday at 8 a.m., university officials confirmed. The announcement comes after a secretive, 6-month...

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Will Fritz's 1995 Nissan Pickup in Temecula.

Saying ‘goodbye’ to my best friend

January 24, 2018

I didn’t realize how hard it would be to say goodbye. Maybe that was foolish of me. There I was, sobbing uncontrollably as I pulled out of the...

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American Indian Studies Lecturer Oscar

Lecturer who was found to have discriminated against white student no longer teaching this semester

January 17, 2018

The professor who was recently found to have discriminated against a student because of her race by the California Department of Justice will no longer...

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Stories to watch in 2018

January 17, 2018

Presidential search The California State University Board of Trustees has started to narrow down candidates to permanently take over the role of San...

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American Indian Studies Lecturer Oscar

Lecturer who led mascot retirement fight discriminated against white student because of her race, investigation finds

January 4, 2018

A San Diego State lecturer has been found to have discriminated against and harassed a student because of her race, then retaliated against her when she...

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Power outage knocks out Wi-Fi across campus

Power outage knocks out Wi-Fi across campus

December 20, 2017

San Diego State's free Wi-Fi service was disrupted by a power outage Wednesday morning. A small, unplanned power outage took Wi-Fi systems offline about...

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