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San Diego State freshmen move out of campus housing in mid-March amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Students remember chaos, uncertainty of coronavirus dorm closures last year

by Jeanette Giovanniello, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021

This week marks one year since San Diego State students went virtual and on-campus students were given just one day to move out. After classes were moved to an online platform and shelter-in-place orders...

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Quick Take: March kicks off with releases from big-name artists

by Jacob Sullivan, Contributor March 13, 2021

Since the start of 2021, music releases have seemed to be a minor discussion. The year for music has definitely started off slow, partly due to the heightened political climate, and record label regulations...

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Column: Top ten ways to spend your rest and recovery days

Column: Top ten ways to spend your rest and recovery days

by Emily Forschen, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

If you’re following anyone on social media, you know how excited everyone is that spring break has been changed to a series of “recovery days” on different days throughout the semester.  With...

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Screenshot from the interview with “Lovecraft Country” production designer Kalina Ivanov conducted by co-host Gabriel Adibe.

School of Journalism and Media Studies’ screening circle addresses social justice issues with “Lovecraft Country” 

by Aleah Jarin, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) analyzed scenes from episode one of HBOMax’s “Lovecraft Country” in its first-ever Screening Circle on Thursday, March 4 via Zoom.  Similar to...

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Social media star Bretman Rock featured at influencer spotlight event

by Aleah Jarin, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

San Diego State welcomed 22-year-old social media beauty guru and YouTuber Bretman “DaBaddest” Rock at the Aztec Student Union Board's first-ever influencer spotlight event on Thursday, March 4.  Rock...

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Rapper Kalan.FrFr was a defensive back for San Diego State football from 2013-2016.

SDSU football alum and rapper Kalan.FrFr signs with music label Roc Nation

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer March 10, 2021

It’s time to add another name to the list of famous former students at San Diego State University. The alumni most recognized at SDSU include sports stars like Tony Gwynn, Kawhi Leonard and Marshall...

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A student talks to a representative at the San Diego State office of Financial Aid and scholarships

Second round of relief money distributed to students

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor March 10, 2021

At the end of last month, $14.9 million in emergency relief aid was given to qualifying San Diego State students. The funding came from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which granted SDSU...

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A newstand with an old, faded edition of The Daily Aztec print edition.

An unprecedented year in review: Online classes, spring break cancellation, struggle for racial justice

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

On March 11, 2020, The Daily Aztec published its last print edition, although editors at the time did not know it. Days later, San Diego State announced that all classes would be moving online, notified...

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Minari tells the story of a Korean-American familys adjustment to change as they move to a rural lifestyle in Arkansas.

Review: Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” explores Korean-American family’s adjustment to new lifestyle

by Emily Forschen, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

“Remember what we promised each other when we got married?” Jacob Yi, played by Steven Yeun, asks his wife in a doctor’s office waiting room. “We said we would go to America and save each other.” Vibrant...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell pulls up for a mid-range shot during the Aztecs 73-60 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament on March 5, 2020 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Column: One year later, it’s special for the Aztecs to be back

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer March 8, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball is gearing up for the most pivotal moments of the season as it heads into the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas this upcoming week.  The Aztecs hope...

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Aztec Adventures encourages student wellness with virtual hiking competition

by Kayla Brown, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

With COVID-19 keeping students cooped up inside, there is a significant need to get outdoors. San Diego State’s Aztec Adventures is hosting a second month-long virtual hiking competition for March. According...

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The San Diego State womens soccer team celebrates after its 3-2 win over Nevada on March 5, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

Watkins scores game-winner in Aztecs’ season opener

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor March 6, 2021

After transferring from the University of Oregon, San Diego State women’s soccer forward Claire Watkins was looking forward to finally getting the chance to play in front of friends and family this season. It...

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