The Daily Aztec

Visit these must-see spots before graduation

by Miranda Adler

February 20, 2011

Graduation is quickly approaching. Whether that fact evokes feelings of excitement, relief or impending doom varies among individuals. San Diego offers numerous activities students can check off their bucket lists before graduation. Get physical San Di...

Dive into SD’s plentiful coves and kelp beds

by Kristen MacBride

February 20, 2011

Exploration has been the defining characteristic of human history. Boundaries have been pushed and new places discovered. The mountains and valleys have been conquered, but the big blue deep remains a mystery. Fortunate...

Explore Catalina Island’s rich coast

by Kristen MacBride

February 7, 2011

Catalina Island is a destination where visitors choose the experience. The island offers countless activities that appeal to vacationers of all ages to create the perfect getaway. Catalina’s shadowy outline can be se...

Find affordable lodging when skiing

by Sydnee Brooker

February 7, 2011

It’s that time of year when people hit the slopes more often than the beach. However, seasonal changes come with a price. On top of gas, the cost of equipment and lift tickets can be as much as $92 at resorts such as Mammoth Mountain. If more is desired than a day trip to Bear Mountain, winter athletes must scrou...

Take a safari through the famous SD Zoo

by Michael Misselwitz

February 3, 2011

Last week, a hippo was born in San Diego. The newborn of San Diego’s beloved hippo Funani is the latest addition to the family of more than 4,000 animals at the San Diego Zoo, where more than 800 species inhabit 100 acres of jungle, forest and desert habitats. For decades, the zoo has been world-renowned for ...

Delve into Balboa for Museum Month

by Miranda Adler

February 1, 2011

San Diego is home to the largest urban cultural park in the nation. Rich and available to the aesthetic and historical interests of all, Balboa Park offers a cheerful break from the doldrums of everyday life. Unfortunately, accessibility can often breed neglect and i...

The exciting history of SD’s oldest park

by Emma Secker

January 31, 2011

San Diego’s Balboa Park got its name in 1910,  replacing its original title, “City Park.” The comparatively bland name was swapped as an homage to Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, a Spanish conquistador who claimed all of the shores...

Embrace the cultural beat at Balboa Park

by Sydnee Brooker

January 30, 2011

Heading north on Park Boulevard just past Inspiration Point, visitors will come to an establishment that honorably supports Balboa Park’s reputation as a landscape of art and culture. The World Beat Culture Center is home to music and knowledge ...

‘Hanging’ with the skies above San Diego

by Rachel Verbits

January 24, 2011

It’s no secret there are countless ways to explore America’s Finest City. Hiking by land, boating by sea and even exploring by air. The concept of hang gliding can be traced back to early ideas from Leonardo da Vinci; ...

New networking site is just for students

by Staff

December 6, 2010

By Amy DeVito, Staff Writer San Diego State students are finding new ways to connect online with the local college community. Breaking into the San Diego college scene just this year, thelbbsd.com, or The Little Black Book, is a social ne...

Poor regions of China learn English

by Staff

December 5, 2010

By Ana Ceballos, Staff Writer It has been approximately five years since San Diego State began taking part in the Summer Service Learning Program in China. With  support from the Wang Foundation and Tsinghua University, students are able to participat...

NEIGHBORHOODS: Holiday parade lights up San Diego harbor

by Staff

December 5, 2010

As the seasonal celebrations near, the Parade of Lights gets the party started By Rachel Verbits, Staff Writer There's no better way to welcome the holidays than decorating with families and friends. Windows, trees a...