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Aztec Appetite: West Coast Tavern is ideal for North Park lovers

by Jennifer Bowman

September 23, 2011

The first time I tried the West Coast Tavern was earlier this year -- St. Patrick’s Day. It was fairly crowded, but somehow I was able to enjoy a lively atmosphere with food that far exceeded my expectations. It had everything there is to love about North Park. I became an instant fan. And that was before I fi...

New soundtrack celebrates 20 years of Pearl Jam

by Trenton Villanueva

September 20, 2011

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of one of the best albums of all time, Pearl Jam’s seminal debut album, “Ten.” Released in August 1991 and featuring songs “Even Flow,” “Jeremy” and “Alive,” “Ten” remains...

Paqui: Taking a bid of faith

by Staff

September 19, 2011

By Kiori Snyder I waited for this moment for an entire week -- bid day. My heart pounded and my mind raced as I carefully opened the envelope that concealed what the next four years of my college life would be like. There it was, exactly what I had been so eagerly waiting for....

Aztec Appetite: How to Love Your Server

by Jennifer Bowman

September 14, 2011

Here's some food for thought that might be difficult to swallow -- you're probably rude and difficult when you go out to eat. Maybe you don’t realize those annoying little habits of yours at the dinner table -- texting, refusing...

Paqui: Rush Week for Kiori

by Staff

September 12, 2011

By Kiori Snyder It felt like speed dating. I walked into each house and talked to three or three girls for a few minutes, trying to get to know them as well as possible in such a short amount of time. I had h...

JAM: Local Review – Her Bed of Thorns

by Trenton Villanueva

September 6, 2011

If you ever needed a quick injection of hard rock to quench your head-banging fix, you could do a lot worse than local band Her Bed of Thorns. Brewed from the catacombs of The Great White North--Encinitas--Her Bed of Thorns’ self-titled release bring...

BLOGGERS: Kiori of Paqui – The Freshman Blog

by Staff

September 5, 2011

Hello, Aztecs! My Name is Kiori Snyder and I am your freshman blogger! Being a native California girl and growing up in Newport Beach, I knew State was the right choice for me because I would never be too far from the beach.  A...

BLOGGERS: Trent of J.A.M.

by Trenton Villanueva

September 5, 2011

Name: Trenton Villanueva Major: Journalism and Media Studies Age: 21 On Music, or something: German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once uttered, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” While I agree...

Record Rewind: An Original Blonde

by Mark Jacobo

July 31, 2011

Before Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, even Madonna, and certainly before Kesha (I refuse to stylize her name with a dollar sign), there was Debbie Harry. Don’t recognize the name? You recognize Harry’s blonde hair, and her talented band named after it -- Blondie. Blondie, one of the defining groups of ...

JAM: A bittersweet return

by Trenton Villanueva

July 30, 2011

I’ve always considered myself a glass-half-full type of guy, so I’ll start by giving our loyal San Diego State University readers some good news: everyone’s favorite music blog, J.A.M, has returned from its summer hiatus with a vengeance and the int...