The Daily Aztec

Discover Disneyland’s hidden park secrets

by Rachel Verbits

March 22, 2011

It’s hard to deny that magical feeling when leaving the real world behind and entering the gates of Disneyland. No matter how many trips have been made to this wonderful amusement park, part of the magic of the “Happiest Place on Ea...

‘ShamROCK’ around the Gaelic clock

by Rachel Verbits

March 17, 2011

Lads and lasses looking to fully celebrate the Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day this year will be pleased to know there’s no need to travel all the way to Dublin, Ireland to have some fun. The Gaslamp District will be...

MARDI GRAS: Delve into New Orleans’ rich history

by Emma Secker

March 8, 2011

Aside from debauchery, colorful costumes, flashy beads and flashing women, many students might be unaware of the true cultural history behind Mardi Gras and how the holiday has evolved into the boisterous celebration it is...

MARDI GRAS: Enjoy Mardi Gras festivities in Hillcrest

by Miranda Adler

March 8, 2011

Looking for a place to celebrate diversity, enjoy live entertainment and show a little skin in exchange for prizes? Head to Hillcrest tonight for the annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras Street Party celebration. If the promise of booze, babes and beads isn’t enough, keep in mind all ...

MARDI GRAS: DJs bring fanfare to nightlife downtown

by Sydnee Brooker

March 8, 2011

Tonight will not be a standard evening downtown. It will be a fat one. World famous disc jockeys, fairies on stilts and more than 100,000 people decorated in bright beads will be flooding Fifth Avenue from 6 p.m. to midnight. The Gaslamp Quarter Association will be throwing the 17th annual Mardi Gras celebration. Marisa Luque, the public relations...

The only way to see California is from the driver’s seat

by Michael Misselwitz

March 3, 2011

Above California’s southernmost oasis, beyond the Southern California-Northern California divide and along the continent’s western brink, the California coastline is a diverse sanctuary home to what are known as some of the most enc...

Lake Havasu and SWAT know how to party spring break style

by Miranda Adler

March 3, 2011

Looking for sunshine, entertainment and general college mayhem? This spring break, Summer Winter Action Tours is taking control of Lake Havasu, Ariz. and catering to more than 300 students looking for a good time. SWAT trips have been popu...

Spring break cruises to take on a budget

by Rachel Verbits

March 1, 2011

With spring break just around the corner, students are starting to dream of tropical landscapes and lazy days lounging on vacation. While the usual hot spots such as Las Vegas and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico are always popular choices for Aztecs, an alte...

Spots not to miss when visiting Los Angeles

by Sydnee Brooker

February 28, 2011

Los Angeles County is comprised of 4,060 square miles of developed land overflowing with restaurants, bars, clubs, stores and an estimated 10 million people. To put things into perspective, San Diego County is about 139 square miles larger than L.A.,...

What to do when flights are troublesome

by Marie McCarty

February 28, 2011

The influx of passengers during busy travel times such as spring break often means airlines are inundated with problems. Flight delays and cancellations are common mishaps during these times. It is important for spring break travele...

Cortes Bank challenges surfers with 70-ft waves (VIDEO)

by Michael Misselwitz

February 20, 2011

In 2008, professional surfer Mike Parsons rode a wave for the record books. The wave’s dizzying camber arched more than 70 feet from lip to trough (almost as tall as the Zura residence hall), and importuned Parsons’ famous ride ...

Essential apps to buy before traveling

by Marie McCarty

February 20, 2011

In the endless assortment of applications available in the Apple App Store, preparing a travel-ready iPhone may appear to be a daunting task. Opposed to spending hours painstakingly scrolling through user reviews and to...