The Daily Aztec

MLK mural beautifies State Route 94

by Michele Pluss

October 25, 2012

More than 50 years after his famous speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream lives on in the everyday lives of San Diegans, this time in the form of a mural along the eastbound side of State Route 94. The mural spans 225 feet lon...

SDSU professors discover four-star solar system

by Will Houston

October 25, 2012

This month, two San Diego State astronomy professors were part of the discovery of a unique, new planet. The planet, labeled PH1, is a gas giant approximately six times larger than Earth. It also orbits a pair of twin suns, making...

SDSU shows diversity among grads

by Hannah Beausang

October 25, 2012

San Diego State boasts an all- time high in graduation and diversity rates. According to SDSU NewsCenter, the six-year graduation rate is at 66.5 percent, an increase from 65.7 percent in 2011. Graduation rates increased to 63.5 p...

Female finalist almost new mascot

by Stacey Oparnica

October 24, 2012

A 19-year-old San Diego State student may have made Aztec history when she tried out to be the Aztec Warrior on Oct. 1. Director of Corporate and Com- munity Relations at SDSU Athletics Christian Deleon said it’s possible Diamonte H...

Govt. aid affects funding

by Jamie Kay Wilde

October 24, 2012

Students at San Diego State are always seeking ways to pay for their college expenses. However, as tuition continues to rise, government aid slowly becomes less available. On Oct. 22, Professor David Price, a professor of anthro-...

Candidates talk foreign policy

by Andrea Ciardiello

October 24, 2012

President Barack Obama and Gover- nor Mitt Romney faced off for the final debate, 15 days before the Nov. 6 vote, on Monday night at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. During the 90-minute session, Obama and Romney focused...

3,300 7th graders visit SDSU

by Tara Millspaugh

October 23, 2012

Seventh-grader Vivianna Cabrales eagerly walked around the San Diego State campus on Saturday with her mother, participating in the 13th annual Compact for Success campus visit to SDSU, which targets seventh grade students. App...

DoE grants SDSU $1.25 mill

by David Hernandez

October 23, 2012

San Diego State recently received a $1.25 million grant to fund a project that will prepare students to become school counselors, psychologists and social workers in order to assist foster youth with special education needs and...

Solar energy project receives $3.9 mil

by Hannah Beausang

October 23, 2012

San Diego State Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering Fletcher Miller received a $3.9 million grant for the development of solar energy technology. Miller was awarded the grant on Oct. 16 through the U.S. Departmen...

Border undergoes new renovations

by David Alvarado

October 23, 2012

The San Diego international border at San Ysidro is undergoing renovations designed to enhance Mexico’s output and decrease traffic congestion. Consisting of three phases with a current cost of $577 million, the project...

Final beam “tops off”

by Amanda Guerrero

October 22, 2012

A crowd of students, staff, community members and construction workers cheered as the final beam of the San Diego State Aztec Student Union was lowered into place at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Oct. 18 during the building’...