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Trivia crack, meet reality

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Every month I feel like there’s a new hit iPhone or Android app that everyone refuses to quit talking about. An example of this month’s app is none other than Trivia Crack. If you haven’t heard of Trivia Crack, or have yet...

Tunes that ease studying

by Olivia Litsey, Assistant Features Editor

February 2, 2015

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Every student has their own way of studying. For me, some of my assignments require pure silence and single-minded concentration, while others require motivation to keep me awake and productive. The music that can push a sleep-deprived...

Online comments cruelty

by Conor Nordberg, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

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If you had told someone 50 years ago that anyone could have the capability to communicate instantaneously with someone else regardless of distance, they would have likely laughed at the very idea. But thanks to modern technology,...

New year, new resolutions

January 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Precisely the day after Christmas, stores across America wipe out their wintery collection of sweaters and coats and move the fitness section to the front of the store and display swimwear on the mannequins. While we are still...

Phoenix Rising: Part 4

by Max Saucedo, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Online Exclusive, The Back Page

Editor's Note: Phoenix Rising is an ongoing series for The Back Page. Click here to read the first three parts in the series. “Six months.  That’s how long it took for Faust to pull the greatest magic trick off that the world...

The new face of video games

by Conor Nordberg, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

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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...