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Looking in the mirror: body image issues

by Annie Beltran, Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

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Everyone has body image issues. Either every year the skin surrounding my body gets worse, or every year I wear my skin I identify new details. The way I look to other people matters to me. Although I may appear very confident...

Out of hot water, into ice

by Ethan Bailey, Senior Staff Writer

September 4, 2014

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For what seems like an eternity, my Facebook and Instagram feeds have been clogged up with videos of people dumping ice water over their heads. My initial reaction to these clips was, “Um ... what?” Without giving a care, I ...

The online dating game: part 2

by Annie Beltran, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014

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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...

Moving: move it or lose it

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor

August 4, 2014

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Boxes upon boxes are scattered everywhere. Some sealed and labeled neatly, but most are open and half-full with their contents spilling out. How is it possible for one person to have this much stuff? There’s a ton of expired...

Why I’m an Aztec for life

by Victoria Valenzuela

May 8, 2014

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Every song ends, but that’s no reason to not enjoy the music. OK, that might just be a “One Tree Hill” reference, but you get the idea. Even though you know there’s an inevitable end, you still have to take the time to enj...

The everlasting moment

by Kara Fergason

May 5, 2014

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It was one of those days I hoped would never end. Truthfully, I felt this way every day we spent together. She was like a feather, awaiting the gust of wind that would inevitably blow her away. But still, I held on to that hope....

Graduation: More than just an arch of balloons

by Michelle Monroy

May 1, 2014

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As graduation approaches, I think about the brave souls who will pass under the arc of balloons with their friends and families watching them. One foot following the other, you’ll try to remember how to walk for this precious...

Beyond

by Sarah Gough

April 26, 2014

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How did life become this complicated? Reality is simply the culmination of the end results of the circumstances we’re put in, the decisions we make, and the passage of time ultimately alerting those decisions. And all...

Canvassing or Harassing

by Ellen Rex

April 24, 2014

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It’s a beautiful Thursday evening on San Diego State’s gorgeous campus, and I’m exhausted from a long day of lectures, midterms, unnecessary human interaction and work.  All I want is some passion tea from Starbucks and...

Enjoy the struggle/You mean the world to me

by Sarah Gough

April 21, 2014

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Enjoy the struggle I walked through a cemetery last night. Time became finite and simultaneously expanded into something beyond my understanding. I dreamt that the bulk of my life had passed by, As I stood in the back...

Frustrated but lubricated

by Chris Blakemore, Graphics Specialist

April 14, 2014

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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...