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The new face of video games

by Conor Nordberg, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under The Back Page

How would you feel buying a book only to discover that half of its pages were missing? Or how about sitting down in a movie theater where the sound is dubbed incorrectly? This is the kind of treatment video games have been receiving...

Grown-ups are a myth

by Marissa Ochoa, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Daily Aztec Stories, The Back Page

Throughout school, we’ve always looked up to grown-ups for guidance. Needed help with your ABCs? You called your grown-up teacher. Fell off your bike? You cried for your grown-up parents. Every time assistance was needed, we...

Surviving a cheesy job

by Chris Blakemore, Graphics Specialist

December 1, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Enduring a part-time job while being a full-time student is a daunting task. My undergraduate career was once a hybrid of feigning interest in political science lectures and manhandling pizza dough on weekends. For four years...

Dreadful dating disasters

by Chris Blakemore, Graphics Specialist

November 24, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Failure runs prominently throughout the annals of my dating history. Now a grown man, at least in the sense of complaining about today’s music and experiencing mysterious joint pain, I can look back on my courting woes with...

Woes of a broke student

by Christine Whitman, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

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Many of you may believe this to be a rant about what it’s like to be a broke college student at San Diego State. Let me reassure you, it most definitely is. In college, nothing is cheap. Rent is high and utility payments...

Politics, polls and people

by Max Saucedo, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014

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Ring, ring. “Issacs. No, the governor does not have a stance on the salmonella outbreak. That’s health; go pester them. And while you’re at it, go eat some of that chicken yourself, Steve!” Hangs up phone. There’s a...

The gift of the mini-cactus

by KC Stanfield, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 13, 2014

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When you go out on a date with a girl, it’s pretty safe to bring her a bouquet of flowers. But how exactly do you decide on which flowers to get her? The answer is really simple. You don’t get her any and should feel bad for...

Workaholics Anonymous

by Jamie Ballard, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

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This week, are you: A) Studying for your classes, B) Working part time C) Staying active in your student organization of choice D) All of the above? My pick is D).I am a full-time student, working two jobs and st...

Manure stinks up campus

by Marissa Ochoa, Staff Columnist

November 3, 2014

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Break out the perfume and cologne. Cover your faces because guess what, our school stinks. And I mean that in the most literal sense. San Diego State has been taken over by the overwhelming smell of fertilizer. It’s the morning,...

From Halloweens past

by Cami Buckman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

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Tis’ the season of oddly carved pumpkins, jumbo bags of snack-sized candy and unoriginal costumes ­— it’s Halloween time. We all know those people that are a bit too excited when they see the signs to pop-up Halloween stores,...

The sick sensationalism

by Conor Nordberg, Contributor

October 27, 2014

Filed under The Back Page

Step 1: Ebola comes to America. Step 2: The virus spreads. Step 3: The government decides to quarantine the general public for their safety. Step 4: Cities go under martial law. Step 5: People are forced out of their...

Adventures at the movies

by Christine Whitman, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

Filed under The Back Page

There’s an awesome new movie in theaters that you are just dying to see. These days, going to the movies is more of a mission. You pack all your friends in into one car and drive 15 minutes to the closest movie theater. But...