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$1.3 mil grant will send students to China

by Hannah Beausang

November 1, 2012

San Diego State received a $1.3 million grant to study the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey, more commonly known as the golden monkey, in relation to conservation. National Science Foundation awarded the grant for members of the biology...

Hirshman frees house elf

by Staff

October 31, 2012

Rita Skeeter, Yellow Journalist The office of San Diego State’s President Elliot Hirshman was in uproar yesterday following a series of events that led to the release of the president’s subservient house elf. Th...

First lady visits La Jolla

by Stephanie Saccente

October 30, 2012

First lady Michelle Obama visited La Jolla Friday morning for a breakfast fundraiser at the home of Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan. The fundraiser was held to raise money for President Barrack Obama’s re-e...

Haunted Trail brings frightful fun to park

by Christian Benavides

October 30, 2012

The line grows with your anticipation, as if you are waiting to walk off a plank on some imaginary pirate ship in your head. “Bam Bam Bam!” a masked man slams an empty garbage can nearby and you jump up and curse at the ...

SDSU student found with arsenal

by Staff

October 30, 2012

Antonio Zaragoza, Editor in Chief J. Hutton Marshall, Managing Editor A San Diego State student was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and weapons charges during an undercover p...

Prop 35: Sex traffic law vaguely expands police power

by Heather Rushall

October 29, 2012

Proposition 35, if passed, will create harsher punishments for those who participate in the sex trafficking industry. These punishments include prison sentences up to 15-years-to-life and fines up to $1.5 million. Those who are con...

Prop. 38: Tax pain without educational gains

by Matthew Smith

October 29, 2012

Proposition 38 is one of two initiatives that would raise taxes in order to increase revenue for public education. Only one can be enacted. In order to pass, Proposition 38 will need to win at least 50 percent of the vote and get mo...

Voters choose panda name

by Laura Nguyen

October 29, 2012

The San Diego Zoo’s 12-week- old male giant panda cub needs a name. Chinese tradition is a newborn panda is not named until after it’s at least 100 days old. As the 100th day approaches in mid-November, the zoo has decided to make things interesting. It has enlisted the help of the pub...

Costumed bike riders crowd San Diego streets

by Christopher B. Keller

October 29, 2012

More than 1,000 costumed bicyclists took control of San Diego’s streets last Friday evening. Streaming out of Balboa Park with wheels rolling, bells ringing and lights flashing, this year’s Critical Mass Halloween bike ride rode...

SDSU celebrates Mary Shojai’s life

by Sara A. Diaz de Sandi

October 29, 2012

The memorial for former San Diego State Director of Student Disability Services Mary Shojai was held yesterday at the SDSU Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center. On Sept. 30th, Shojai was found murdered in her Santee home. M...

Scott Peters: His policies in his own words

by Leonardo Castaneda

October 25, 2012

Congressional candidate Scott Peters spoke to The Daily Aztec about his campaign for the 52nd District against incumbent Brian Bilbray. Here are some of his responses to the important issues facing the U.S. in the coming years. On Obama...