San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec

San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec




San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec

Senior farewell: Sarah Smith

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I put in my application to be a volunteer photographer with The Daily Aztec over winter break of my sophomore year and originally, I wasn’t sure if I would be chosen.

I never expected that The Daily Aztec would become such a large part of my college experience.

Once I was chosen to be a staff photographer, my journey started. I received my first photo assignment to photograph the Calpulli Center on campus and from there my assignments ranged from Calpulli to baseball games, soccer games, and more.  I even got a pass to stand on the sidelines and photograph football.

My first semester as a staff photographer I was honored by my photo editor at the time, Monica Linzmeier, who gave me the Most Dedicated Photographer award at the end-of-semester banquet.

After winning this award I was filled with happiness and eager to prove that I would continue my dedication with this paper.

Even though I was thrilled with the recognition, I never thought that I could hold the position of photo editor that Monica held, because I never thought that I could follow in her footsteps and do as amazing a job as she did. 

Fast-forward two years, and I was chosen as the Assistant Photo Editor and now I share in all of the responsibilities of the Photo Editor.

Even though I am not the “head honcho” of the photo section, I never thought that I would come this far within this organization.

Since having my position with The Daily Aztec, I have enjoyed the time that I have gotten to spend in the office with all of my new friends.

I am sad that my time at The Daily Aztec is coming to an end, but I am truly grateful for all of the experiences that this paper has given me.

Upon my departure, I look forward to following all of the successes of the new photo editor, Kelly Smiley, and of The Daily Aztec as a whole.

About the Contributor
Sarah Smith, Assistant Photo Editor
Sarah Smith is a senior at San Diego State University seeking a bachelor’s degree in the performing arts with a minor in Child and Family Development. Sarah has been an active member in Alpha Phi sorority throughout her time at State and recently returned from her semester abroad where she studied at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. She has been a staff photographer for The Daily Aztec since her sophomore year and has enjoyed photographing everything from sports to concerts to events like Greenfest. Sarah hopes to one day move to Los Angeles and become a successful film actress.
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