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The online dating game: part 2

by Annie Beltran, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014

Filed under The Back Page

For those who remember several months ago I publicly announced, by means of this back page, that I decided to partake in the game of dating apps. So I’ve gone on some dates with women I refer to as “randoms,” because...

There’s a first time for everything

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor

August 28, 2014

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The first few days at San Diego State can make or break you. While most of us are seasoned professionals at this place we call our scholastic home, the newbies around here are in the throes of experiencing these typical Aztec...

How to tell that freshmen have arrived on campus

by Bree Lutjens, Staff Writer

August 18, 2014

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The freshmen are coming! The freshmen are coming! As August draws to a close, it's time for one of our favorite beginnings of fall phenomenon: the arrival of freshmen on campus. Though we know it happens every year, it serves...

Cats vs. dogs: a love tail

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor

July 21, 2014

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The crazy cat lady trope is one we are all familiar with. Old and alone, she generally has somewhere between 3 and 300 cats milling about her house. These cats all have names like “Freckles” or “Mr. Twinkles.” Sometimes,...

Addicted to social media

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor

July 7, 2014

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest. I hate them all. They have ruined my life. And I can’t stop checking every single platform every 15 minutes … or seconds. I don’t even know why I’m addicted to these platform...

The truth about San Diego State

by Caitlin Johnson

April 25, 2014

Filed under Blog

Dear prospective students and incoming freshmen, As you traverse the beautiful campus that is San Diego State, validating your desire to have your parents fork out tuition so you can soak in sun on the beach, I’m sure your...

Frustrated but lubricated

by Chris Blakemore, Graphics Specialist

April 14, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

The location: my parents’ house.  The car: a 2002 Honda Accord.  The task: change the oil.  The problem: see location. For anyone who’s seen the television show “Arrested Development,” you’re familiar with how...

Government hot air, on the air

by Max Saucedo

March 24, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

“Welcome back to 98.3 CRK Radio. I’m your host, ‘Mayday’ Jane Cornett. Today I’m joined by the deputy governor, Mr. Ronald Avery. How are you, Mr. Avery?” “Jane, there’s no need for formalities, call me Ron. It...

Living the lively lake life

by Chris Blakemore

March 17, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

It’s 6:33 a.m. I awake to a morning woodpecker. The bird, not the … never mind. I think I hear a squirrel clamoring across the top of my tent, or maybe it’s just the sound of someone’s labrador marking its territory all...

The underage struggle

by Ellen Rex

March 10, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

I love music. I love when I can feel the beat in my heart and feel as if the lead singer is singing just for me. I love music that’s so loud my ears start ringing. I love walking out of a concert and having to scream at the...

Not a problem-free philosophy

by Annie Beltran

November 18, 2013

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Coming from the great southern land of Texas, I’m used to hearing jargon geared toward the location. I honestly had no clue “y’all” wasn’t the plural form of “you” until eighth grade. One colloquialism I still...