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Aztec Warrior at a SDSU football game.

SDSU should celebrate Aztec culture

by Peyton Antil, Contributor // October 23, 2019

For decades at San Diego State, there has been a contentious debate about the cultural appropriateness of our school mascot, the Aztec Warrior. In recent...

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SDSU to keep Aztec moniker

by David Santillan, Assistant News Editor // May 17, 2018

After several months of deliberation, San Diego State announced it will retain the use of the Aztec moniker but begin to refer to the Aztec mascot as a...

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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

by Will Fritz // 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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A man portrays the Aztec Warrior mascot at a sporting event in spring 2017.

No announcement yet on mascot task force

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // February 14, 2018

San Diego State officials have not yet announced the members of a task force to explore the appropriateness of the Aztec Warrior mascot. The university...

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University moves ahead with selecting Aztec mascot and moniker task force

by Diana Guevarra, Staff Writer // January 29, 2018

Members of a special task force designed to investigate the future of the Aztec mascot and moniker will be announced this week. In November, The University...

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'Native American Heritage Month' event held at basketball game amid mascot controversy

‘Native American Heritage Month’ event held at basketball game amid mascot controversy

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // November 27, 2017

Native American Heritage Month was honored at the Nov. 18 San Diego State men’s basketball game against McNeese State University, raising questions among...

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Special Commentary: SDSU identity will be lost with mascot change

by Zach Pellonari // November 20, 2017

On Nov. 7, 2017, the San Diego State University Senate voted 52-15 in favor of a resolution to eliminate the Aztec Warrior mascot and form a task force...

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Students, alumni react to mascot resolution

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // November 15, 2017

Following a resolution to retire the human representation and use of weapons by the Aztec Warrior mascot passed by the University Senate, students and...

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The Aztec Warrior mascot leads the football team on to the field.

Editorial: Alumni reaction to mascot resolution defies university’s values

by The Editorial Board // November 15, 2017

The issue: A University Senate resolution to retire the Aztec Warrior mascot has galvanized alumni against the current generation of students and led...

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University Senate passes resolution to retire use of human Aztec Warrior mascot

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // November 7, 2017

This story was updated at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 to include an official statement from SDSU. The University Senate passed a resolution to retire...

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SDSU event to unveil campus rock ‘n’ roll mural

by Sarah Tanori, Senior Staff Writer // 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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Aztec mascot debate could make a return

by Maddy Perello, Contributor // September 18, 2015

The Washington Redskins have been a controversial mascot yearly, but this year a federal judge ordered the cancellation of the trademark. Though it will...

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