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Brandon Balayan, Staff Writer, Staff Photographer

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 Armenian Genocide protest in Los Angeles 2018

Biden officially recognizes Armenian Genocide

May 5, 2021

On April 24, President Joe Biden released a statement that officially recognizes the deportations, death marches and massacres of about 1.5 million Armenians...

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President Biden anticipated to recognize Armenian Genocide on April 24

President Biden anticipated to recognize Armenian Genocide on April 24

April 21, 2021

It was April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia, and Mika Melikyan was with three of his other seventh grade classmates at the city’s Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide...

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SDSU President’s Lecture Series was meant to foster diplomacy, but was more like propaganda 

SDSU President’s Lecture Series was meant to foster diplomacy, but was more like propaganda 

March 26, 2021

There are stark differences between promoting diplomacy and propaganda, and San Diego State seems to have difficulty discerning between the two.  On...

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A.S. presidential candidate Ashley Tejada

A.S. presidential candidate Ashley Tejada

March 22, 2021

Position: President  Name: Ashley Tejada Slate: SDSU Now Year: Fourth Year Major: English with Leadership minor Why did you decide to run...

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San Diego State womens basketball freshman forward Kim Villalobos jumps for the opening tip during the Aztecs’ 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs omit March 4 game, get ready for Mountain West tournament

March 4, 2021

San Diego State women's basketball freshman forward Kim Villalobos jumps for the opening tip during the Aztecs’ 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5, 2021...

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Lorena Lazard showcased a piece by Mexican artist Aline Berdichevsky called La Patrona, two filled-up cloth bags attached by a rope.

School of Art and Design hosts guest lecture series about amplifying solidarity

February 25, 2021

As a child, jewelry artist Lorena Lazard enjoyed playing in the mud, and found great pleasure in manipulating the pliable earth to create whatever she...

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Students gather at an SDSU International Youth and Students for Social Equality  event in 2017. (Courtesy of Melody, an SDSU IYSSE alumni)

San Diego State Socialists call for working class revolution

February 19, 2021

For Emanuele Saccarelli, the unfulfilled promises of peace following the collapse of the USSR and the current situation of the world can be attributed...

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Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez faces a New Mexico defender during the Aztecs 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs drop fifth straight in 65-48 loss to New Mexico

February 6, 2021

Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez faces a New Mexico defender during the Aztecs' 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5 at Viejas Arena.

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Freshman guard Lamont Butler attempts a layup during the first half of the Aztecs 87-57 win over Wyoming on Jan. 28 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Men’s basketball’s explosive first half leads to record-breaking performance over Wyoming

January 29, 2021

Freshman guard Lamont Butler attempts a layup during the first half of the Aztecs' 87-57 win over Wyoming on Jan. 28 at Viejas Arena.

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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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Ayanian (right) at an Armenian Youth Federation protest against Azerbaijani aggression in Artsakh. Photo provided by Nayiri Ayanian.

Armenian students are occupied with the difficult realities of losing loved ones, their land and the Nagorno-Karabakh war as finals approach

December 10, 2020

As the fall semester comes to an end, students are nestled in their homes and must confront the burden of finals week. However, finals are an individual...

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Turning Point USA at SDSU, a student political organization on campus, agrees that polarization has been prominent in politics, especially following the 2020 election.

With the 2020 election over, SDSU Democrats, Republicans and political scientists see polarization rising

November 22, 2020

If one were to observe Newton’s cradle, they may notice the outer spheres are creating the continual momentum, and the ones in the middle remain still....

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Project Rebound gives formerly incarcerated students a second chance

October 5, 2020

During COVID-19, being confined to the four walls of our homes may be a new experience. However, the students of Project Rebound are all too familiar with...

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Active Minds Co-Public Relations Chair Phoebe Shorter at a club event.

Active Minds Club helps student and others overcome mental health issues

September 11, 2020

In Oct. 2019, San Diego State psychology senior Phoebe Shorter noticed she felt different. Along with her book bag, she carried despair inside and out...

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