New residents make SDSU home

by Olivia Litsey, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

San Diego State’s campus was buzzing last Friday, Aug. 21 with a nervous yet excited type of energy. The sound of moving carts on concrete and roommates meeting for the first time filled the air as more than 4,500 SDSU students moved into the residence halls. Of these new residents, 670 moved into the newly renovated Zura Hall, which was completed in early August. The Daily Aztec spoke with a few of SDSU’s newest students about their thoughts going into their freshman year.

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Cheyenne Mills, child and family development

Where are you from?

From Redondo Beach

Why SDSU?

I don’t know, I stepped on campus and I just immediately it was the one I wanted to go to.

What are you looking forward to the most?

Meeting new people & meeting new people. Public speaking (Comm 103)

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Sydney Tran, chemistry

Where are you from?

I’m from Orange County, I originally wanted to go to UCSD and I didn’t get in and I looked further into the schools and I would much rather go here. Just because of the atmosphere, it’s a lot more fun over here, I feel like.

What are you looking forward to? 

Probably dorming, getting to know people, my roommate too, my roommate’s really cool.

What are you most nervous about?

Probably just my classes because Chemistry is really hard — it was hard in high school let alone here so I’m kind of nervous for that.

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Baili Blackwell, kinesiology

Where are you from? 

I’m from Los Angeles, I chose SDSU because I heard it’s a really good school based off of people that went here before I went here. I knew it was hard to get into so I was surprised myself that I got in.

What are you looking forward to the most?

Meeting new people and experiencing new things.

What are you most nervous about?

I’m kind of scared about getting to class on time because it’s a really big school.

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Colin Moe, business administration

Where are you from?

Sacramento, We lived in SoCal for a little bit over in San Clemente and when I got in here I came to the campus and I really fell in love with the place.

What are you most looking forward to? 

The personal growth I’m going to go through and all the new friends I’m going to make.

What are you most nervous about?

My parents are pretty cool so I’ll miss them. They’ll be 500 miles away, but it’s all good.

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Justin Kramer, international security and conflict resolution

I’m from Los Angeles and my parents went here and it’s close to home.

What are you most looking forward to? 

Freedom, I don’t know.

What are you most nervous about?

Laundry, I’m not looking forward it.

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Michelle De La Rosa, communication

Where are you from?

Venezuela. I’ve always loved California so that’s why I chose to come here.

What are you most looking forward to?

Meeting new people.

What are you  most nervous about?

Being away from my parents.

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Courtney Beckman, kinesiology

Where are you from? Why did you pick SDSU?

I’m from Dana Point, I picked SDSU because I thought it was a beautiful campus and the academics were good.

What are you most looking forward to? 

Probably just getting my education and powering through my degree I guess.

What are you most nervous about?

Probably the workload. Studying habits, definitely. I didn’t study in high school.

 

 

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Aashi Jain, business administration and information systems

Where are you from?

Irvine, I came to SDSU because I got into a good school for my major.

What are you most excited about? 

Getting experience and making new friends, living here.

What are you most nervous about? 

The schoolwork.

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Jackson Bullman, business management

Where are you from? Why did you choose SDSU?

Gig Harbor, Washington, I chose SDSU because it’s in California. The weather. And it’s a good school.

What are you most looking for? 

The Greek system, probably.

What are you most nervous about? 

Classes, it will be hard.