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Alexa Oslowski

Alexa Oslowski, Photo Editor

Alexandra Oslowski (she/her) is a 5th-year student studying journalism with a minor in art from Cameron Park, California. She is a transfer student from UC Santa Cruz and in her third year at San Diego State. She has a passion for photography, music, and writing. Alexa hopes to pursue a career in digital journalism or photojournalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AlexaROslowski.

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San Diego State mens basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel and senior forward Matt Mitchell pictured during the 2020-21 season.

[Photo] Column: Jordan Schakel and Matt Mitchell rank among best duos in program history

May 14, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel and senior forward Matt Mitchell pictured during the 2020-21 season.

All four seniors featured in this edition of Writers Roundtable are pictured.

[Photo] Writer’s Roundtable: Memories on the Mesa (Part 2)

May 7, 2021

All four seniors featured in this edition of Writer's Roundtable are pictured.

Senior Farewell: Alexa Oslowski

Senior Farewell: Alexa Oslowski

May 5, 2021

When I first transferred to SDSU, I had no idea what to expect. I had already spent two years at a UC, I moved across the state from my family and friends,...

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All five seniors featured in this edition of Writers Roundtable are pictured. Part 2 of Memories on the Mesa will be released next week.

[Photo] Writer’s Roundtable: Memories on the Mesa (Part 1)

May 5, 2021

All five seniors featured in this edition of Writer's Roundtable are pictured. Part 2 of Memories on the Mesa will be released next week.

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Photo courtesy of Dr. Esther Rothblum

Feature: Co-founder of the LGBTQ+ Studies department announces retirement

May 4, 2021

Dr. Esther Rothblum is currently the Professor and Interim Chair of Women's Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies Director at San Diego State. Her research and writing...

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Straight allies should do more to advocate for LGBTQ+ students on campus

Straight allies should do more to advocate for LGBTQ+ students on campus

April 28, 2021

It’s no secret that 2021 is set to become the worst year for legislative attacks against LGBTQ+ people.  Viral videos have circulated of trans elementary...

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San Diego State water polo senior utility Emily Bennett prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

[Photo] Aztecs come up short in Golden Coast Conference title game

April 27, 2021

San Diego State water polo senior utility Emily Bennett prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU...

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San Diego State water polo senior driver Karli Canale prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

[Photo] Water polo heads to Golden Coast Conference tournament with everything clicking

April 21, 2021

San Diego State water polo senior driver Karli Canale prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

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Eight seniors from the San Diego State water polo team pose for a photo during Senior Day festivities and before the Aztecs 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

Water polo wins final home game, advances to Golden Coast tournament

April 19, 2021

San Diego State water polo played its final home game at the SDSU Aquaplex against No. 17 California Baptist University on April 17, securing a 16-9 victory...

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The A.S. Elections Committee found that SDSU Now did not violated any A.S. Elections Codes.

[Photo] ‘SDSU Now’ blackmail accusation tabled due to insufficient evidence

April 2, 2021

The A.S. Elections Committee found that SDSU Now did not violated any A.S. Elections Codes.

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The Pride Center offers weekly events for LGTBQ+ students to connect with others in the campus community.

Pride Center provides important virtual connections for campus LGBTQ+ community

March 31, 2021

It’s easy to feel isolated from your community during a completely online world. However, resource centers are an amazing space to connect with other...

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San Diego State mens soccer junior midfielder Tristan Weber attempts to control the ball during the Aztecs 2-2 draw against UCLA on March 24, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Men’s soccer holds on for 2-2 draw with UCLA

March 27, 2021

San Diego State men's soccer junior midfielder Tristan Weber attempts to control the ball during the Aztecs' 2-2 draw against UCLA on March 24, 2021 at...

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San Diego County opening vaccination site at Viejas Arena

March 22, 2021

Starting on March 23, Viejas Arena will become San Diego County’s newest vaccine site, according to an email sent by San Diego State President Adela...

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Opinion: Normalize mental health resources for young adults

Opinion: Normalize mental health resources for young adults

March 3, 2021

It’s no secret that the last 12 months have thrown countless obstacles and struggles at everyone. Whether it was our health, financial situation, professional...

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First Rest and Recovery Day receives criticism from students

First Rest and Recovery Day receives criticism from students

March 3, 2021

Last December, San Diego State’s University Senate voted to remove spring break and replace it with four “rest and recovery days” spread throughout...

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San Diego State mens basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell and freshman guard Lamont Butler (left) celebrate at half court after the Aztecs 62-58 win over Boise State on Feb. 27, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Three observations: Aztecs sweep Boise State in Senior Day victory

February 28, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell and freshman guard Lamont Butler (left) celebrate at half court after the Aztecs' 62-58 win...

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San Diego State womens basketball senior guard Téa Adams (left) poses with head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs 82-61 loss to Fresno State on Senior Day, Feb. 21, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs unable to pull off Senior Day victory

February 22, 2021

San Diego State women's basketball senior guard Téa Adams (left) poses with head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs' 82-61 loss to Fresno State...

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San Diego State mens basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel drives to the basket during the Aztecs 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Men’s basketball update: Schakel honored, newly-ranked Aztecs prepare for Fresno State

February 17, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel drives to the basket during the Aztecs' 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at...

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Sophomore forward Keshad Johnson finishes a one-handed slam during the Aztecs 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Column: Are offensive struggles a concern headed into tournament season?

February 13, 2021

Sophomore forward Keshad Johnson finishes a one-handed slam during the Aztecs' 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell looks on the court during the Aztecs 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs win sixth straight thanks to Schakel’s strong second half

February 11, 2021

Senior forward Matt Mitchell looks on the court during the Aztecs' 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

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Junior forward Nathan Mensah slams it home during the Aztecs 98-71 win over Wyoming on Jan. 31 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Three observations: Men’s basketball routs Wyoming, takes series with 98-71 win

January 31, 2021

Junior forward Nathan Mensah slams it home during the Aztecs' 98-71 win over Wyoming on Jan. 31 at Viejas Arena.

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Junior guard Mercades Staples pulls up for a jumper during the Aztecs 68-60 win over Utah State on Jan. 14, 2021. Staples scored a career-high 25 points.

[Photo] Staples scores career-high 24 points, Adams injured in women’s basketball win

January 15, 2021

Junior guard Mercades Staples pulls up for a jumper during the Aztecs' 68-60 win over Utah State on Jan. 14, 2021. Staples scored a career-high 25 points.

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Ariana Grande, Aminé, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and The Strokes are the artists that round out our picks for part two of 2020s Albums of The Year.

DA Staff Picks: The Best Albums of 2020, Part Two

December 22, 2020

As the year comes closer to an end, here is the second installment of the DA Staff picks for best albums of 2020. Check out Part One. Ariana Grande –...

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With podcasts available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music, people can listen anytime they’re on the go, even for a run.

SDSU Alumni Start Podcasts to Empower Generation Z

December 9, 2020

Podcasts are the new blogs. Everybody seems to have one, and it’s easy to see why. The barriers to entry are low. All you need is a computer, microphone...

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A small group of students marched through campus in protest of the universitys decision to eliminate the traditional nine-day spring break.

Days after Spring Break decision, students continue to push back on and offline

December 4, 2020

Content Warning: mentions of extreme situations including death, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety Since San Diego State’s University Senate...

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Racial Justice, transportation, housing among top priorities for council candidates

November 3, 2020

District 1 - La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines Joe Lacava Joe Lacava is a San Diego State graduate and is a native San Diegan. According to his...

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Georgette Gomez (running for CA 53) has a history of environmental activism and her campaign imagery reflects that.

[Photo] Candidates show their true colors with political yard signs

November 3, 2020

Georgette Gomez (running for CA 53) has a history of environmental activism and her campaign imagery reflects that.

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On Aug. 29, M@College Apartments notified residents of a positive COVID-19 case at the College Ave. apartment complex.

[Photo] Covid-19 Update: M@college reports positive case, 3 additional off-campus cases, SDSU beefs up enforcement of health guidelines

August 30, 2020

On Aug. 29, M@College Apartments notified residents of a positive COVID-19 case at the College Ave. apartment complex.

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Junior guard Malachi Flynn drives left during the Aztecs 81-68 victory over Boise State in the Mountain West tournament semifinal on March 6 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] Flynn becomes first Aztec to be named John R. Wooden All-American since 1984

April 2, 2020

Junior guard Malachi Flynn drives left during the Aztecs' 81-68 victory over Boise State in the Mountain West tournament semifinal on March 6 at the Thomas...

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SDSU to go online-only starting Friday, cancels most events until April 8

[Video] SDSU to go online-only starting Friday, cancels most events until April 8

March 12, 2020

Effective Friday, March 13, all face-to-face instruction aside from lab classes will be halted to prevent the spread of coronavirus, superseding an announcement...

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Senior forward Yanni Wetzell completes a slam dunk during the Aztecs 81-68 win over Boise State on March 7 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] Aztecs take on Utah State in conference title game for second straight year

March 7, 2020

Senior forward Yanni Wetzell completes a slam dunk during the Aztecs' 81-68 win over Boise State on March 7 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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Aztecs junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a 3-pointer over a Boise State defender during a 81-68 SDSU win on March 6 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] Aztecs recover from 16-point deficit, advance to conference tournament championship

March 6, 2020

Aztecs junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a 3-pointer over a Boise State defender during a 81-68 SDSU win on March 6 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las...

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Supporters of Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar cheer on as candidates make their way around the media round robbin.

[Photo] Sanders wins California Democratic primary, local races still too close to call

March 3, 2020

Supporters of Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar cheer on as candidates make their way around the media round robbin.

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live — Feb. 20, 2020

February 26, 2020

In this episode, Angela Kurysh and Diane Lopez discuss all things SDSU including political debates, Black History Month and Coronavirus. Stay tuned for...

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Senior left fielder Kristen Parker reaches third base during the Aztecs 8-1 win over Loyola Marymount on Feb. 18 at SDSU Softball Stadium. Parker ended the game with a double and two RBIs.

[Photo] Softball defeats Loyola Marymount 8-1 to earn fifth straight win

February 19, 2020

Senior left fielder Kristen Parker reaches third base during the Aztecs' 8-1 win over Loyola Marymount on Feb. 18 at SDSU Softball Stadium. Parker ended...

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[Video] Tijuana Home Build connects students through transborder projects

February 17, 2020

As part of SDSU Rotaract, the Tijuana Home Build aims to educate students through building homes for impoverished neighborhoods south of the border.  

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Dating as a bisexual girl is challenging

Dating as a bisexual girl is challenging

February 12, 2020

Relationships in college are nothing short of a roller coaster. It’s all about getting to know people from scratch, learning how to be independent and...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live — Feb. 7, 2020

February 8, 2020

Journalists are backed into a corner. Having found ourselves as creators and truth seekers, we are in competition with an ever-growing online presence...

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UTK has unveiled new TV screens that display individual order numbers where students can track the progress of their order.

[Photo] University Towers Kitchen adds video boards, phases out physical buzzers to track order progress

February 5, 2020

UTK has unveiled new TV screens that display individual order numbers where students can track the progress of their order.

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Student outside of Viejas Ticket Office.

[Photo] Let’s bring back camping for student basketball tickets

February 5, 2020

Student outside of Viejas Ticket Office.

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Rapid 215 currently connects SDSU and downtown using El Cajon Boulevard.

[Photo] New bus-only lanes help transit commuters to SDSU

January 29, 2020

Rapid 215 currently connects SDSU and downtown using El Cajon Boulevard.

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SDSU admissions must support its transfer students

SDSU admissions must support its transfer students

December 11, 2019

As a senior in high school, nothing felt more stressful than college decisions. You’ve made it to the final hurdle. You’ve taken the classes, received...

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Chainsmoker member Drew Taggart sang to the crowd.

[Photo] Chainsmokers and 5SOS excite the crowd at Viejas Arena

December 3, 2019

Chainsmoker member Drew Taggart sang to the crowd.

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Angela LaChica was recognized by the California Women’s Leadership Association for her incredible leadership.

SDSU alum, business owner receives Women to Watch 2020 award

November 22, 2019

Angela LaChica, San Diego State Alumna and business owner, can now add award winner to her title of CEO at LaChica Sports. On Nov. 7, LaChica was recognized...

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The departments displaced from the closure of PSFA last year have found a permanent home in Adams Humanities.

[Photo] Former PSFA departments find permanent home in Adams Humanities

November 22, 2019

The departments displaced from the closure of PSFA last year have found a permanent home in Adams Humanities.

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A steam leak at the Music building back in November was one of the factors that led to the creation of the Change.org petition.

Emergency services address pipe rupture on campus

November 16, 2019

Around 2 p.m Saturday, multiple fire trucks appeared on campus to respond to a pipe rupture in the Music building on Campanile Walkway. Steam could be...

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Candidates (left to right) Tasha Williamson, Barabra Bry and Todd Gloria debate the issues in Montezuma Hall.

[Photo] San Diego mayoral candidates discuss student housing, SDSU Mission Valley in campus debate

November 5, 2019

Candidates (left to right) Tasha Williamson, Barabra Bry and Todd Gloria debate the issues in Montezuma Hall.

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Teams play spikeball during the event.

[Photo] Students spike balls instead of drinks on the new turf field

October 30, 2019

Teams play spikeball during the event.

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Outside of the Don Powell Theatre at SDSU.

[Photo] A career in entertainment is possible

October 30, 2019

Outside of the Don Powell Theatre at SDSU.

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Aztec Warrior at a SDSU football game.

[Photo] SDSU should celebrate Aztec culture

October 23, 2019

Aztec Warrior at a SDSU football game.

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Outside of Calpulli where students have access to medical resources.

[Photo] Patients struggle when Medi-Cal fails to cover prescription costs

October 16, 2019

Outside of Calpulli where students have access to medical resources.

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San Diego State senior outside hitter Hannah Turnlund goes for a spike during the Aztecs 3-1 win over New Mexico on Oct. 5 at Peterson Gym.

[Photo] Volleyball snaps two-game skid in conference victory over New Mexico

October 5, 2019

San Diego State senior outside hitter Hannah Turnlund goes for a spike during the Aztecs' 3-1 win over New Mexico on Oct. 5 at Peterson Gym.

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Victoria

[Photo] How my past turned me into a proud Latina

October 2, 2019

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Students exhibiting any symptoms of mumps are encouraged to reach out to a medical provider.

[Photo] Student Health Services extends deadline to submit immunization records

October 2, 2019

Students exhibiting any symptoms of mumps are encouraged to reach out to a medical provider.

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SDSU provides a number of resources to help SDSU students looking to quit smoking.

[Photo] SDSU provides resources to help students quit smoking amid rise in vaping-related casualties

October 2, 2019

SDSU provides a number of resources to help SDSU students looking to quit smoking.

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Native American Student Alliance organized new banners on Campanile Walkway.

[Photo] Native American Student Alliance, university work to recognize indigenous campus population

September 18, 2019

Native American Student Alliance organized new banners on Campanile Walkway.

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New security measures are being taken by residents of M@College student apartments.

[Photo] M@College issues new security measures following burglaries

September 11, 2019

New security measures are being taken by residents of M@College student apartments.

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Pictured left to right: A.S. President Christian Onwuka, Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa, SDSU President Adela de la Torre, and Chair of the University Senate Mark Wheeler.

[Photo] SDSU community welcomes new provost, senior vice president

September 1, 2019

Pictured left to right: A.S. President Christian Onwuka, Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa, SDSU President Adela de la Torre,...

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Lolitas Mexican Food is set to open at South Campus Plaza fall 2019.

[Photo] Lolita’s to open at South Campus Plaza this fall

August 21, 2019

Lolita's Mexican Food is set to open at South Campus Plaza fall 2019.

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[Video] Students discuss opinions on Greek life

February 19, 2019

San Diego State students weigh in on the perception of Greek life on campus

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