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Andrew Dyer

Andrew Dyer, Editor-in-chief

Andrew is a fourth-year journalism major and sociology minor. Andrew transferred to San Diego State in 2016 after receiving his associate's degree in journalism from Southwestern College in Chula Vista. At SWC, Andrew was the assistant arts and assistant news editor of the Southwestern Sun.
Andrew began college in 2014 after more than 10 years in the U.S. Navy to pursue a career in journalism.

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Senior Farewell: Andrew Dyer

Senior Farewell: Andrew Dyer

May 2, 2018

The newsrooms It's difficult to say what The Daily Aztec and the people I've worked with here have meant to my two years at San Diego State without...

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Students gather in front of a graphic anti-abortion display in the middle of campus.

[Photo] Activists raise abortion display near Hepner

May 1, 2018

Students gather in front of a graphic anti-abortion display in the middle of campus.

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The Daily Aztec newsroom in the basement of the Education and Business Administration building.

[Photo] Editorial: Student newsrooms need support

April 25, 2018

The Daily Aztec newsroom in the basement of the Education and Business Administration building.

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Blog: Will Fritz named Editor in Chief for 2018-2019

Blog: Will Fritz named Editor in Chief for 2018-2019

April 12, 2018
The Daily Aztec is also accepting applications for section editor positions for next academic year.
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Surrounded by fellow candidates and supporters, President-elect Chris Thomas reacts to the election results.

[Photo] Elevate SDSU slate sweeps A.S. elections — except for one seat

March 22, 2018

Surrounded by fellow candidates and supporters, President-elect Chris Thomas reacts to the election results.

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Staff of The Daily Aztec at the 2018 CCMA Awards in Long Beach, CA. Left to right: David Santillan, Andrew Dyer, Will Fritz, Bella Ross and Kelly Smiley.

Blog: The Daily Aztec wins multiple awards at national journalism convention

March 5, 2018

The Daily Aztec won a third place "Best of Show" award for its print newspaper and a fifth place "Best of Show" award for its website at the 2018 Associated...

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Correction: Sports writer fabricated quotes in women’s tennis story

February 6, 2018

A staff writer has been removed from his position at The Daily Aztec after admitting he fabricated two quotes in a story published online Jan. 29 and in...

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Two protesters confront one another at Chicano Park on Saturday.

[Photo] Protesters clash at Chicano Park

February 7, 2018

Two protesters confront one another at Chicano Park on Saturday.

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Flyers found in SDSUs Music building.

[Photo] White nationalist flyers appear at San Diego State

February 7, 2018

Flyers found in SDSU's Music building.

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Crystal Sudano filed discrimination complaints not just against Lecturer Ozzie Monge, but American Indian Studies Dept. Chair David Kamper. Photo illustration by Andrew Dyer.

Chair of American Indian Studies cleared of wrongdoing in discrimination investigation

January 26, 2018
Documents shed light on the series of events surrounding student's complaint against high-profile lecturer and the university's response
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Students crowd the sidewalk in front of Love Library at the start of the Fall 2016 semester.

[Photo] University applications soar to all-time high

January 18, 2018

Students crowd the sidewalk in front of Love Library at the start of the Fall 2016 semester.

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Workspaces in the new EIS Complex. Photo by Andrew Dyer

[Photo] New Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex opens its doors

January 17, 2018

Workspaces in the new EIS Complex. Photo by Andrew Dyer

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American Indian Studies Lecturer Oscar Ozzie Monge at an Associated Students vote on a resolution to retire the Aztec mascot and moniker in April 2017. Monge has been outspoken in favor of ending the mascot.

Lecturer who led mascot retirement fight discriminated against white student because of her race, investigation finds

January 4, 2018

A San Diego State lecturer has been found to have discriminated against and harassed a student because of her race, then retaliated against her when she...

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American Indian Studies Lecturer Oscar Ozzie Monge at an Associated Students vote on a resolution to retire the Aztec mascot and moniker in April 2017. Monge has been outspoken in favor of ending the mascot.

[Photo] Ozzie Monge may return to campus for fall 2018

April 12, 2018

American Indian Studies Lecturer Oscar "Ozzie" Monge at an Associated Students vote on a resolution to retire the Aztec mascot and moniker in April 2017....

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Penny hits the hole against Stanford. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

[Photo] Anatomy of a Heisman Trophy snub

December 22, 2017

Penny hits the hole against Stanford. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

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Sally Roush, the current SDSU president, speaks at a press conference in November. Roush stepped into the role on a temporary basis after former university president Elliot Hirshman stepped down at the end of June 2017.

[Photo] University reveals renderings for proposed Mission Valley campus

November 29, 2017

Sally Roush, the current SDSU president, speaks at a press conference in November. Roush stepped into the role on a temporary basis after former university...

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Blog: Daily Aztec columnist compromised by outside lobbying group

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 15, The Daily Aztec published a story by Senior Staff Columnist Talia Raoufpur called "Israel-Palestine conflict misrepresented in recent lecture...

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Sanders discusses SDSUs latest economic impact report. From left: Councilwoman Georgette Gomez, State Sen. Toni Atkins, SDSU President Sally Roush, San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer and San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation CEO Mark Cafferty.

[Photo] With local dignitaries present, SDSU announces latest economic impact report

November 17, 2017

San Diego Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Sanders discusses SDSU's latest economic impact report. From left: Councilwoman Georgette Gomez, State Sen. Toni...

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Blog: The Daily Aztec named Best College Newspaper at Excellence in Journalism Awards

Blog: The Daily Aztec named ‘Best College Newspaper’ at Excellence in Journalism Awards

October 25, 2017

San Diego State's independent student newspaper was awarded "Best College Newspaper" by the San Diego Press Club at the 44th annual Excellence in Journalism...

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Editor in Chief Andrew Dyer interviewed San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Sept. 22.

Q&A: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

October 18, 2017

San Diego State is launching a pitched political battle that touches on many of the issues that define life in Southern California — land use, higher...

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Edward Morfeld, of San Diego, struggles to be heard as other protesters swarm and block his sign. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

[Photo] ‘Rally Against Hate’ marches through San Diego

August 30, 2017

Edward Morfeld, of San Diego, struggles to be heard as other protesters swarm and block his sign. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

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Students rallied on campus  after the election of Donald Trump in November, 2016.

Students say campuses not friendly to conservative values

August 27, 2017

It was just a short, simple gripe on social media. “As a Republican in college, I am genuinely afraid to speak about my conservative views in fear...

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SDSU freshman fullback Adam Eastwood blocks for freshmen running back Kaegun Williams during the teams practice at Miramar MCAS.

[Photo] SDSU injury report: chickenpox, hamstring issues hamper Aztecs

August 13, 2017

SDSU freshman fullback Adam Eastwood blocks for freshmen running back Kaegun Williams during the team's practice at Miramar MCAS.

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Blog: The Daily Aztec named ‘Best College Newspaper’ by local chapter of Society of Professional Journalists

July 24, 2017

San Diego State’s independent student newspaper The Daily Aztec was awarded “Best College Newspaper” by the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional...

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A yard sign reading Tell SDSU to save Aztec Canyon sits in front of a green house. Chapultapec Hall is visible in the background.

Rift develops between SDSU, residents over canyon construction

June 16, 2017

College Area residents packed into the warm, stuffy sanctuary at Faith Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening for the College Area Community Council and...

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Review: Indie Icon returns with ambition

Review: Indie Icon returns with ambition

April 19, 2017

Father Josh Misty’s Coachella warm-up gig in San Diego at Humphrey’s by the Bay was a tale of two shows: one, a polished and prepared set destined...

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Students march to change the mascot prior to the spring 2017 AS vote. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

[Photo] Students march to change SDSU mascot

April 19, 2017

Students march to change the mascot prior to the spring 2017 AS vote. Photo by Andrew Dyer.

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Arnelle Sambile, English and communication senior (left), protests with the Muslim Student Association Feb. 7, 2017.

[Photo] Student relationships affected by fear from ban

February 15, 2017

Arnelle Sambile, English and communication senior (left), protests with the Muslim Student Association Feb. 7, 2017.

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Milo Yinnopoulos face with red spatter on a black background and the words of the first amendment reflected on his face.

No, UC Berkeley did not step on Yiannopoulos’ right to free speech

February 8, 2017
Yiannopoulos’ college tour has generated gobs of attention for the malignant narcissist.
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The author opens a present no one wants.

[Photo] If she doesn’t ask, don’t send

December 14, 2016

The author opens a present no one wants.

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An SDSU student pedals across campus

[Photo] SDSU, College Area would benefit from bike-share

December 14, 2016

An SDSU student pedals across campus

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Honoring Native American heritage requires more than turquoise jerseys

Honoring Native American heritage requires more than turquoise jerseys

November 30, 2016

­­­For the third year in a row the San Diego State men’s basketball team wore turquoise uniforms as part of the N7 program to — as GoAztecs.com...

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Students demonstrate on campus following the election of Donald Trump.

[Photo] Daily Aztec columnists react to election

November 17, 2016

Students demonstrate on campus following the election of Donald Trump.

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Presidential campaigns ignored policy

November 9, 2016

The confetti has been swept, the speeches given and stories written. On TV pundits will continue to opine on the national and local ramifications of this...

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Former SDSU President Elliot Hirshman.

[Photo] Editorial: Wicker hiring shows SDSU, Hirshman learned nothing from $3.35 million lawsuit

November 2, 2016

Former SDSU President Elliot Hirshman.

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Time to call right-wing extremism what it is: radical Christian terror

October 26, 2016

A common fear expressed in anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric is the threat terrorism coming out of these sometimes-insular communities....

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San Diego City Councilman and California State Assembly Candidate Todd Gloria argues in favor of Measure A at a debate at Politifest.

Measure A would fund needed infrastructure

October 5, 2016

San Diego County voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase alongside dozens of local and state initiatives on their bloated ballots this November....

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Students protesting around the Starbucks at the student union holding signs about their concerns.

Opinion: D.A. Dumanis should drop the charges against Marquis Campbell

September 28, 2016
From slave patrols to Jim Crow, black resistance was often met with violence and death, either at the hands of or with the consent of law enforcement.
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SDSU Chief of Police Josh Mays said university police will make changes to the way they describe suspects to be more racially sensitive.

[Photo] [UPDATED]: Video of SDSUPD forcefully detaining man sparks campus demonstrations

September 15, 2016

SDSU Chief of Police Josh Mays said university police will make changes to the way they describe suspects to be more racially sensitive.

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Media coverage of Trump, Clinton deplorable

Media coverage of Trump, Clinton deplorable

September 15, 2016
She walked her statement back after it dominated the weekend news cycle, but she was not wrong.
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Measure C Con: Rich get richer in new stadium plan

‘Measure C’ Con: Rich get richer in new stadium plan

September 7, 2016

In January, Chargers president Dean Spanos came crawling back to San Diego with his tail between his legs after the NFL offered Los Angeles to the Rams...

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[Photo] Desafios para nuevos estudiantes

August 24, 2016

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Keep an open mind to battle closed mindset

August 24, 2016
American culture is in the midst of an ideological war, and one look at the scoreboard suggests ignorance is winning.
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Sanders supporters swelter waiting for the then-candidate to speak at a May rally in National City, California.

Opinion: Sanders lost, get over it

August 17, 2016

“Lock her up! Lock her up!” This anti-Clinton refrain was all the rage at the Republican National Convention in late July. No surprise. Republican...

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