The Daily Aztec

Shadowing directors of Campus MovieFest contest: Slender: the game is real

by Michele Pluss

November 19, 2012

San Diego State journalism freshman Brittany Ordaz sits in a quiet, dark room, the focus of her entire world shrunk down to the events unfolding before her on the computer game she’s playing. Yet even as she tells herself it's...

Shadowing directors of Campus MovieFest contest: Vagabond

by Hannah Beausang

November 19, 2012

A homeless man sits alone at a bus stop. In one hand, he clutches a tattered grocery bag full of plastic bottles. In the other, he holds a dying cigarette, smoked all the way down to the filter. His dirty face is adorned w...

Professor’s passion sets inspiring example

by Laurel Vozely

October 24, 2012

It all began in Thibodaux, La. An opinionated young band geek made her way to Tulane University to understand more about our political system and government. However, what resulted was an experience immersed in community service and ...

Student org of the week: Entrepreneur Society

by Bridget Chapman

October 24, 2012

In order to succeed in today’s economy, thinking outside the box isn’t enough. Instead, it’s time to invent a new box. With unemployment rates as high as they are, students need to be prepared for the world they will fa...

Art comes alive at Chicano Park

by Christian Benavides

October 17, 2012

Unity, pride, culture—all words flowing through the concrete walls of Chicano Park. Chicano Park, located near the intersection of Logan Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, is more than a typical neighborhood park wi...

Student breaks silence on domestic violence

by Lauren Yap

October 16, 2012

Kristen Paruginog is a survivor, terrorized by an abusive boyfriend for three years before escaping. “I’ve been through hell and back. I’ve been tied with my hands and legs behind my back while he suffocated me. He strangled me ...

Professor lives life to fullest outside of class

by Aisha Belagam

September 25, 2012

Strolling down campus every morning in funky Hawaiian shirts, Ronald King seems like any other political science professor to most students. There is an air of intelligence about him. However, he is anything but ordinary. I...

ROTC cadet inspired to lead

by Edward Henderson

September 11, 2012

The piercing sounds of sirens and alarms triggered on Sept. 11 from the impact of the Boeing 757 and 767 jets that crashed into the World Trade Center on served as a warning for pedestrians and onlookers to vacate the area. However, f...

Future leader is poised to make an impact

by Edward Henderson

September 6, 2012

In the aftermath of conquering the SAT’s, compiling recommendations from professors and writing personal statements that presented the best possible versions of ourselves, it was time to open the email that would decide our colle...

First-generation college student begins legacy

by Christian Benavides

September 6, 2012

We all remember the first day of college. It was the first day we stepped into our future, the day we became independent. Now, there are new batches of freshmen experiencing these same milestones at San Diego State. Gilbert Sarabi...

Professor embraces leadership

by Allie Bidwell

August 27, 2012

Professor William Snavely believes leadership is all about decision-making. Simply put, good leaders make mindful choices and poor leaders make mindless choices. In the classroom, he tries to instill this idea in his student...

Children’s Center director embraces teamwork

by Allie Bidwell

June 25, 2012

Walk into a classroom at the San Diego State Children’s Center and you’ll find a room filled with the carefree laughter of children singing, dancing and creating structures with building blocks — or just about anything they...