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Senior Farewell: Lauren J. Mapp

Senior Farewell: Lauren J. Mapp

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // May 8, 2019

A few weeks ago, I woke up as I do every morning. I grabbed my phone off the nightstand, scrolled through Twitter, read the news and eventually, ever so...

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How music has evolved over my college career

How music has evolved over my college career

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // May 1, 2019

To say I have taken the long route to completing my bachelor’s degree would certainly be an understatement. I started college back in 2003 as a theater...

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Upcoming summer movies to get excited for

Upcoming summer movies to get excited for

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // April 24, 2019

After finals are turned in and the temperature starts to rise, cinephiles will start to make their annual summer pilgrimage to the movie theaters to escape...

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SDSU journalism introduces class on Selena, identity for spring 2020

SDSU journalism introduces class on Selena, identity for spring 2020

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // April 24, 2019

Tejano pop culture idol Selena Quintanilla-Pérez will be the subject of a course on Latin identity and representation in the media at San Diego State...

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Wesley House provides affordable housing for students on a budget

Wesley House provides affordable housing for students on a budget

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // April 17, 2019

Housing for students at San Diego State may come in the form of dorm rooms, College Area houses and apartment buildings, or simply living with local family...

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Theorizing how 'Game of Thrones' will end

Theorizing how ‘Game of Thrones’ will end

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // April 10, 2019

After waiting for almost two years, the much-anticipated final season of “Game of Thrones” will reveal who finally gets to reign from the iron throne....

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Guilty pleasure classic films don't always hold up over time

Guilty pleasure classic films don’t always hold up over time

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // March 20, 2019

Cinephiles like myself love watching classic films that have been deemed quintessential to mainstream, American culture. For hours on end, I have snacked...

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Ida B. Wells was an investigative reporter in  the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.

Honoring the black writers who inspired me

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // February 27, 2019

Black History Month is a time to learn and appreciate the history of influential African-Americans in our nation. As a writer of color, I feel it is fitting...

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Filmmaker Stephen Most speaks during a panel after a screening of “Wilder than Wild” on Feb. 12.

Wildfire documentary screens at SDSU

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // February 20, 2019

When the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County became fully contained in September 2013, it was on record as the third largest fire in California’s state history,...

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Preparing for graduation amidst industry layoffs

Preparing for graduation amidst industry layoffs

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // February 6, 2019

Senior year was supposed to be an exciting time. Between sessions of working on my multimedia capstone project and practicing my photojournalism and video...

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Savoring the memories of my trip to Prague

Savoring the memories of my trip to Prague

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // January 30, 2019

Traversing across the winding, cobblestone streets from one destination to the next, we toured the beautiful baroque library and Meridian Hall of the Clementinum,...

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Freshman selected as finalist for Mazda-sponsored race

Freshman selected as finalist for Mazda-sponsored race

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // December 12, 2018

San Diego State business administration freshman Hannah Grisham was selected as one of the top four candidates in the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. “It’s...

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