The Daily Aztec’s Fall 2013 staff awards

by Leonardo Castaneda

Fall 2013 is done, and The Daily Aztec is looking back at all the changes that made this semester great. We keep coming back to one thing: the writers, account executives, photographers, editors and designers who put the newspaper together every day. We honor some of those hardworking Aztecs for their incredible contributions to deliver the news and information the San Diego State community needs with our end of semester awards.

Thank you to everyone who is part of The Daily Aztec for your time and energy, and for being part of an organization celebrating 100 years of student journalism at SDSU. And, most of all, thank you to our readers, who continue to support us and to make our presence on this campus possible.

Happy holidays, we’ll be back next semester for even more amazing content from The Daily Aztec.



Most Dedicated: Camille Lozano

Best New Writer: April Testerman


Best New Writer: Olivia Litsey
Most Dedicated: Richard Freeland
Best Back Page Writer: Annie Beltran


Most Dedicated Writer: Matthew Bain
Most Improved Writer: Terence Chin
Most Versatile Writer: Ethan Bailey
Rookie Writer of the Semester: Patrick Carr


Most Dedicated Award: Ryo Miyauchi
Best Newcomer: Jamie Ballard
Reader Favorite: Jordan Pollock


Best Writer: Madison Hopkins
Most Dedicated: Maria del Carmen Huerta
Best New Writer: Morgan Rubin


Best Features Photo: Kevin Serrano
Best Sports Photo: Kristian Carreon
Best News Photo: Wesley Beights


Most Dedicated: David Hernandez
Most Valuable Player: Caitlin Johnson
Best Spacepants: Gloria Castillo


Best Eye for Detail : Carlos Jimenez
Best Thematic Integration: Mark Anthony Santos


Most Valuable Player – Tony Disarufino
Top Salesman – Chase Gillmore
Most Improved – Marissa Walsh
Outstanding Leadership – Jordan Kato


Best special issue: The Fashion, Features

Best section: News Section

Best editor: Adriana Bush, Sports Editor