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Amal Younis

Amal Younis, Multimedia Editor

Amal Younis is an SDSU journalism senior and the multimedia editor for The Daily Aztec. She is Egyptian, born and raised, and moved to the United States as an international student to attend SDSU. She started her journalism journey in Fall 2017 and has since written for news, taken photos, produced and created videos. Her passion for broadcast journalism will hopefully translate to any country she moves to after graduation. Follow her twitter @amalhyounis

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Senior Farewell: Amal Younis

Senior Farewell: Amal Younis

May 15, 2020

Looking back to when I was applying to college all the way from Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. is so surreal. I honestly have no idea how I got so lucky in picking...

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[Video] San Diego State Uprooted — episode two: Peter Curry

May 9, 2020

Peter Curry is a third year journalism and media studies major. Curry talks to Senior Staff Reporter Reese Savoie on his experiences dealing with mental...

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[Video] San Diego State Uprooted — episode one

May 1, 2020

Jaiden Davis is a third year studying child and family development. Davis is not only a full-time student but also works at a College Area grocery store....

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[Photo] Teams formed to weigh academic options for fall semester

April 29, 2020

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live — January 31, 2019

February 1, 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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[Video] Theta Chi ousted from mansion by national chapter due to hazing violations

January 29, 2020

The San Diego State chapter of Theta Chi was removed by the national organization after an investigation found the fraternity partook in hazing during...

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[Video] SDSU community members attend premiere of “Chicana Stardust”

December 1, 2019

Digital Gym Cinema holds the premiere of a short sci-fi film called "Chicana Stardust." SDSU students and alumi attended the event.

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All 14 IFC-affiliated fraternities suspended following incident at chapter party

[Video] All 14 IFC-affiliated fraternities suspended following incident at chapter party

November 8, 2019

San Diego State President Adela de la Torre has suspended all Interfraternity Council chapters after SDSU Police launched an investigation into an incident...

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[Photo] Day of the Dead takes on political issues

November 6, 2019

Musicians received visitors.

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[Video] Estudios de Chicano/a organizan comemoración de Día De Muertos

November 1, 2019

Estudiantes y profesores de SDSU presentan altar para honrar a 27 difuntos activistas y académicos, y cinco niños fallecidos. La comunidad fue...

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[Video] SDSU students discuss the dorm lottery system

October 25, 2019

San Diego State University students voice their opinions on the dorms and the system that picks where they will live their freshman year

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[Video] Battle for Southern California: Lakers vs. Clippers

October 25, 2019

It's a new NBA season. Aztec all-star Kawhi Leonard returns home to SoCal to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Can Lebron James and the Lakers take on...

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[Video] Four more fraternities placed on interim suspension following alcohol, hazing, health violations

October 21, 2019

Four more fraternities have been put on interim suspension at San Diego State — bringing the total number of chapters facing disciplinary investigations...

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[Video] SDSU students voice their opinions on climate change

October 14, 2019

San Diego State students discuss climate change and their thoughts on the matter.

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[Video] SDSU restricts big groups from tailgating

October 14, 2019

San Diego State says groups of 25 or more must register online 3 business days before tailgating.

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[Video] Students discuss freshmen car restrictions

October 3, 2019

San Diego State students voice their opinions on a new rule restricting freshmen from bringing their cars on campus.

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[Video] DA Beat: Sept. 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

Three fraternities suspended, ramped up security for M@College apartments and much more on this week's Daily Aztec Beat.

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[Video] Students express thoughts on micro-mobility ban

September 16, 2019

San Diego State University announced restrictions on all dockless scooters, bikes and other personal electronic mobility devices several days before the...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: Sept. 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Three fraternities are now barred from social events following alcohol-related incidents, a dangerous warning from the County District Attorney’s office,...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: September 6, 2019

September 9, 2019

The Professional Studies and Fine Arts building remains closed until 2020, SDSU partners with Lyft to compensate rides after banning e-scooters, SDSU takes...

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[Video] Plant Power or The Habit?

August 24, 2019

Welcome to the Fall 2019 semester! There are many options to chose when hunger strikes. Whether you just finished your monthly burnout at the ARC or finished...

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[Video] Hundreds march to protest migrant detention centers in San Ysidro

July 12, 2019

Activists gathered to protest the living conditions of the migrant detention centers, abolish ICE and raise awareness.

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[Video] Avia’s Story

May 10, 2019

Avis Rose was a freshman when she was sexually assaulted by a 30-year-old man she met on Tinder.

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[Video] Dr. Mary Joyce Juan discusses sexual assault and campus resources

May 9, 2019

Dr. Mary Joyce Juan talks with The Daily Aztec reporter Stephan Early about what sexual assault is and how to seek help.

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[Video] Sexual assault on campus: kNOw MORE

May 8, 2019

kNOw MORE takes a look at the sexual assault environment in San Diego State and other college campuses. This is the first of our video series, to learn...

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Carley Fischer, the lead singer of San Diego punk band Creature Culture, performing at the Che Cafe on April 19.

[Video] Local San Diego music scene gets a taste of cancel culture

May 8, 2019

Note: This story includes explicit descriptions of sexual assault. In 2018, NPR reported in a podcast that fans of the hardcore music scene in Richmond,...

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[Photo] Senior Farewell: Stephan Early

May 8, 2019

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[Video] NFL draft prospect from SDSU accused of emotional, physical abuse

April 24, 2019

Note: This story includes explicit descriptions of domestic violence. He’s 6 feet 6 inches tall and 312 pounds. He’s a 2019 NFL draft prospect and...

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[Video] Local sophomores not promised housing on campus

March 29, 2019

The Sophomore Success program does not require local sophomores to live on campus, and they are placed on an interest list for housing until May 2019.

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[Video] New Islamic and Arabic studies major at SDSU

March 29, 2019

San Diego State offers a new major called Islamic and Arabic studies starting the Fall 2019 semester.

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[Video] Bernie Sanders rallies voters for 2020 campaign

March 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders kicked off his California campaign on Friday in Downtown San Diego at Waterfront park.

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[Video] AD: Tour of Campus Village near SDSU

March 8, 2019

AD: Join us for a tour of Campus Village, an apartment complex near SDSU campus with a variety of amenities for their residents.

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[Video] BRC offers space for Black community on campus

February 27, 2019

The Black Resource Center is a place for students, staff and faculty who are Black and African American to call home. San Diego State students discuss...

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[Video] SDSU students discuss Apple Inc. products in light of privacy concerns

February 27, 2019

With the rise of Apple Inc. privacy concerns, San Diego State students choose between usability and privacy.

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Everbowl, SDSUs newest eatery, opened in South Campus Plaza at the end of January.

[Photo] SDSU’s newest healthy eatery Everbowl is a hit

February 13, 2019

Everbowl, SDSU's newest eatery, opened in South Campus Plaza at the end of January.

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[Video] SDSU students react to increase of electric bike and scooter presence

February 12, 2019

Electric bikes and scooters are increasing in numbers on the San Diego State campus. Some students believe their presence is important while others disagree.

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Shake Smart has two locations on campus, one in the Aztec Student Union and one outside of the Aztec Recreation Center.

[Photo] Shake Smart moves toward environmentally friendly utensils

February 6, 2019

Shake Smart has two locations on campus, one in the Aztec Student Union and one outside of the Aztec Recreation Center.

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[Video] Women’s March San Diego hosts third annual march

January 22, 2019

Women's March holds their third annual march on Jan. 19 to advocate for women and human rights, social justice and access to healthcare.

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[Video] SDSU provides housing aid for transborder commuters

December 10, 2018

An email sent by the dean of students, Randy Timm, SDSU will be providing temporary housing for transborder commuters in the event of another port of entry...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: December 6, 2018

December 6, 2018

San Diego State shows support for LGBTQIA community, SDSU donation drives, The Daily Aztec Sports recap and more on this week's episode of The Daily Aztec...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: November 6, 2018

November 30, 2018

San Diego State provides support for students living in Tijuana who might be affected by the migrant controversy, SDSU considers mandating Meningitis-B...

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[Video] Campus vigil honors those killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

October 30, 2018

The crowd of university and community members, sitting silently among one another in a moment of reflection, joined hands. “We will build a better...

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[Video] SDSU partners with San Diego Opera

October 24, 2018

San Diego State and the San Diego Opera created a new joint program for the schools of music and dance to help students get professional experience.

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[Video] Meningitis vaccination clinics take over Viejas Arena after campus outbreak

October 8, 2018

A week after a meningitis outbreak was declared at San Diego State, the university partnered with San Diego Public County Health Services to hold the two...

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[Video] Sophomore Success Program strives to prepare underclassmen

October 5, 2018

San Diego State implemented a new program called Sophomore Success this Fall 2018 semester. This program requires Freshmen and Sophomores to live on campus...

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[Video] Thinking Out Loud: SDSU West vs. SoccerCity

September 24, 2018

Students voice their opinions on SoccerCity vs. SDSU West before San Diego votes in November.

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[Video] Recent robberies spark increased police presence at SDSU

September 24, 2018

A rise in crimes on and around the SDSU campus has caused an increase in campus police and encouraged A.S. to create a Safety week for students to learn...

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Crime report: petty theft, sleeping in EBA, alcohol possession

Crime report: petty theft, sleeping in EBA, alcohol possession

September 13, 2018

Suspicious Person A non-SDSU student was ordered to stay off campus for seven days after urinating on the North Art building stairs at about 5:15 p.m....

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Crime report: drunkenness at Eureka!, changing clothes in public

August 15, 2018

Public Intoxication A non-SDSU student was arrested and taken to county jail for public intoxication at Eureka! at about 7 p.m. Aug. 1. Just before 11...

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[Video] Refugees step up to help the homeless in El Cajon

August 14, 2018

Huma Ghosh PH.D a San Diego State Women's studies professor, and some of her students volunteer with License to Freedom, a refugee crisis center, to help...

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Crime report: Drunkenness at Trader Joes, yelling profanity

Crime report: Drunkenness at Trader Joe’s, yelling profanity

May 7, 2018

Public Intoxication A non-SDSU student was arrested and taken to county jail after being reported for public intoxication at Broken Yolk just before...

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Crime report: Streaking on frat row, laptop theft

April 27, 2018

Reckless Driving A woman was reported for driving recklessly just before 9:30 p.m. April 14 on Aztec Circle Drive . She was unable to maintain lanes...

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Crime report: Underage marijuana possession, public intoxication at Eureka

April 18, 2018

Burglary A car’s passenger seat window was reported smashed between noon March 24 and 10:45 p.m. April 1 at Parking 4.  Another vehicle’s passenger...

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[Photo] Aztec Art Contest brings color to campus

April 18, 2018

Students at the Aztec Art Contest admire the work.

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Crime report: Drunk at Which Wich, defecation in Dramatic Arts building

April 5, 2018

Public Intoxication A man was reported to university police for refusing to leave Which Wich after falling asleep around 8:50 p.m. March 17. The non-SDSU...

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Crime report: Two women fight at Eureka!, man urinates on Starbucks wall

March 24, 2018

Disturbing the Peace Two women were reported fighting for at Eureka! around 11:45 a.m. March 14. Both were on the floor and one was being hit with a...

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[Video] Behind the bells at SDSU

March 23, 2018

Dr. Terry O'Donnell explains how he operates the Fletcher Symphonic Carillon, better known as the bells at SDSU, that play every day with different...

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Crime report: Public intoxication, theft

March 15, 2018

Public Intoxication An SDSU student was arrested and taken to county jail for public intoxication at Tarastec Residence Hall just before 3:50 a.m. March...

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Crime report: Man punches someone at The Habit, non-student tries to steal bicycle wheels

March 9, 2018

Public Intoxication An SDSU student was arrested and taken to jail for being drunk in public at Scripps Cottage at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21. At about 12:30...

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Students discuss overturning prior marijuana convictions

[Video] Students discuss overturning prior marijuana convictions

March 6, 2018

The law on Marijuana is starting to take effect, stores were able to begin selling recreational marijuana starting Jan. 1 2018. This brought attention...

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Crime report: Drunk man asks people to hug him and touch his finger, student steals greeting card

March 5, 2018

Public Intoxication At Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, a non-SDSU student was cited for being a minor consuming alcohol just before 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 18. Editor's...

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Crime report: Student sells pills at restaurant, man pretends to shoot people with a stick

Crime report: Student sells pills at restaurant, man pretends to shoot people with a stick

February 23, 2018

Public Intoxication Just after 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, a San Diego State student was arrested and taken to county jail for public intoxication after selling...

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Crime report: Car is egged, man refuses to leave restroom

February 15, 2018

Vandalism Police were told a vehicle in Parking 2 was egged at some point between 8:20 and 10:40 a.m. on Feb. 3. Public Intoxication An SDSU student...

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Crime report: Singing amid indecent exposure, hot-wiring a golf cart

Crime report: Singing amid indecent exposure, hot-wiring a golf cart

February 9, 2018

Battery A non-SDSU student was ordered to stay off campus for seven days after he reportedly punched a female employee at Subway on Lindo Paseo just...

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Crime report: Drunk man in Zura, attempted shoplifting

February 1, 2018

Public Intoxication At 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 19, a “heavily intoxicated” student tried to attack people near the Cuicacalli residence hall. The student...

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Crime report: naked at Extended Studies, fleeing Trader Joes with stolen food

Crime report: naked at Extended Studies, fleeing Trader Joe’s with stolen food

January 22, 2018

Indecent Exposure At about 1:10 p.m. at the Extended Studies Center, a non-SDSU student was cited and ordered to stay off campus for seven days after...

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Crime report: Assault on an officer, car theft

Crime report: Assault on an officer, car theft

December 14, 2017

Assault on a Peace Officer At 11:43 p.m. on Nov. 29, a San Diego State student was cited for grabbing a university police officer. The officer was investigating...

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Crime report: Bus assault, apartment break-ins

December 7, 2017

Battery Just before 6:10 p.m. on Nov. 22, a non-SDSU student was arrested at the MTS Transit Center and taken to county jail for public intoxication...

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There is currently no known, immediate threat to campus, according to police officials. San Diego Police Department is currently heading this case.

Crime report: Grocery excitement, public drunkenness

November 30, 2017

Indecent Exposure At about 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 18, a non-SDSU student was reported to university police for masturbating in a Trader Joe’s bathroom....

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Crime report: Public urination, shouting about cancer

Crime report: Public urination, shouting about cancer

November 26, 2017

Burglary At about 12:35 p.m. on Nov. 10, welding equipment was reported to have been stolen from the Engineering building, according to San Diego State...

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Crime report: Vehicle burglary, possession of a controlled substance

Crime report: Vehicle burglary, possession of a controlled substance

November 16, 2017

Vehicle Burglary An SDSU student’s car was reported broken into on Oct. 31 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Parking 7. It appeared the driver’s lock...

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Crime and incident report: Halloweekend intoxication, officer battery

Crime and incident report: Halloweekend intoxication, officer battery

November 10, 2017

Battery Just before 9:10 a.m. on Oct. 27, a non-San Diego State student was reported to university police for “screaming and moaning” in front of...

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Crime report: Intoxication, BCB burglary

November 3, 2017

Public Intoxication A non-SDSU student was arrested and taken to county jail for public intoxication and possession of marijuana at South Campus Plaza...

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There is currently no known, immediate threat to campus, according to police officials. San Diego Police Department is currently heading this case.

Crime report: Pizza robbery, trespassing

October 27, 2017

Robbery At about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, an SDSU student was arrested for attempting to steal a pizza from a delivery person’s hands at Domino’s on...

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Crime report: Sexual assault, robbery, laptop theft

October 21, 2017

An earlier version of this story said the Oct. 8 sexual assault occurred at a fraternity house. A police media bulletin was updated Oct. 24 to show the...

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Sexual assault reported on 55th Street

Sexual assault reported on 55th Street

October 20, 2017

A previous version of this story said the sexual assault occurred at a fraternity house. University police have since told The Daily Aztec their media...

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Students and sympathizers protest Columbus Day, demanding that it be changed to Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 5

Native American Student Alliance protests Columbus Day

October 7, 2017

The San Diego State Native American Student Alliance held its first Indigenous Peoples Day rally Oct. 5 in protest of Columbus Day. NASA organized the...

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Obituary: Jasmine Madarang, 1997-2017

October 4, 2017

San Diego State student Jasmine Madarang passed away Saturday, Sept. 16. Madarang, 20, was a mechanical engineering junior. Born on July 22, 1997, she...

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Susan Roch, mother of SDSU professor Marie Roch, views Mondays solar eclipse through special glasses

Eclipse captures attention at SDSU, across nation

August 23, 2017

People from all over the country stopped what they were doing Monday morning and stepped outside to bask in the shadow of the moon during the first solar...

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August 23, 2017

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Michael Leggerie: 1996-2017

Michael Leggerie: 1996-2017

April 26, 2017

San Diego State student Michael “Mikey” L. Leggerie, died on Sunday, April 9. Leggerie, 21, was a music composition and mathematics double major....

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