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Brenden Tuccinardi

Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief

Brenden is a fourth-year studying advertising with a minor in interdisciplinary studies. He has a passion for music, art and design and hopes to pursue a career in visual journalism. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Brenden_Tucc

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Senior Farewell: Brenden Tuccinardi

Senior Farewell: Brenden Tuccinardi

May 5, 2021

I don’t know how to feel writing this. Nostalgic, sad, relieved, overjoyed? Honestly, it’s all of the above and then some. This year – and this job...

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University Senate resolution will create new SDSU mascot

University Senate resolution will create new SDSU mascot

May 4, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, the San Diego State University Senate passed a resolution urging SDSU President Adela de la Torre and the administration to begin the...

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SDSU's Hepner Hall building

Pending FDA approval, CSU and UC will require COVID-19 vaccines in the fall

April 22, 2021

The California State University and University of California systems will require all students, faculty and staff (including auxiliary employees and contractors)...

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Two groups marched through Downtown Tuesday evening.

Derek Chauvin found guilty, San Diego streets alive with marchers

April 21, 2021

The streets of San Diego were filled with music, honking, and the noise of celebration today. The nation breathed a collective sigh of relief.  On...

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Fall 2021 to be primarily in-person, San Diego State announces

Fall 2021 to be primarily in-person, San Diego State announces

April 7, 2021

San Diego State is planning to offer primarily in-person instruction in the fall and open on-campus housing to thousands of more students, university leaders...

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

‘SDSU Now’ blackmail accusation tabled due to insufficient evidence

April 2, 2021

The complaint alleging Associated Students President-elect Ashley Tejada and her slate, SDSU Now, blackmailed their opponent was tabled indefinitely at...

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Created by two SDSU alumni and two current students, the Bucket app is flipping the script on the way social media works.

SDSU alumni and current students say ‘buck’ it and launch new social media app ‘Bucket’

April 2, 2021

Today’s social media platforms revolve around users’ past experiences. LinkedIn is where people showcase the jobs they’ve had. Instagram is the place...

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Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, will host San Diego State's May in-person graduation ceremonies.

[Photo] In-person commencement to be held at Petco Park

April 1, 2021

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, will host San Diego State's May in-person graduation ceremonies.

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San Diego State women’s basketball senior guard Téa Adams drives for a layup during the Aztecs' 79-77 win over Fresno State on Feb. 20, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Highlighted by 809 career points, Adams leaves legacy at SDSU

March 30, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball senior guard Téa Adams drives for a layup during the Aztecs' 79-77 win over Fresno State on Feb. 20, 2021 at Viejas...

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‘SDSU Now’ accused of blackmail in Elections Committee meeting

March 29, 2021

Associated Students President-elect Ashley Tejada and her slate, SDSU Now, were accused of blackmailing A New Hope presidential candidate Bella Martelino...

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[Video] 2021 AS Election Debate: President

March 20, 2021

Moderated by The Daily Aztec’s Editor in Chief Brenden Tuccinardi and Social Media Editor Catlan Nguyen, the two candidates running for Associated Student...

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San Diego State men’s basketball sophomore forward Keshad Johnson attempts a layup during the Aztecs’ 68-57 Mountain West Conference tournament victory over Utah State on March 13, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] Column: How far can SDSU go in the NCAA Tournament?

March 17, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball sophomore forward Keshad Johnson attempts a layup during the Aztecs’ 68-57 Mountain West Conference tournament victory...

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[Video] 2021 AS Election Debate: VP External Relations

March 16, 2021

Moderated by The Daily Aztec’s editor in chief Brenden Tuccinardi and news editor Jadyn Brandt, the two candidates for Vice President of External Relations,...

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[Video] 2021 AS Election Debate: VP Financial Affairs

March 16, 2021

Moderated by The Daily Aztec’s editor in chief Brenden Tuccinardi and news editor Jadyn Brandt, the two candidates for Vice President of Financial Affairs,...

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San Diego State men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher is caught by his players after doing a

[Photo] Third time’s the charm: Aztecs defeat Utah State to hoist Mountain West tournament trophy

March 13, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher is caught by his players after doing a "trust fall" after the Aztecs' 68-57 Mountain West Conference...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a layup during the Aztecs' Mountain West Conference tournament semifinal win over Nevada on March 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] Aztecs return to MWC tournament championship game, hope to win second in eight years

March 13, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a layup during the Aztecs' Mountain West Conference tournament semifinal win over Nevada...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel attempts a fadeaway jumper during the Aztecs' 77-70 win over Nevada on March 12, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] Three observations: Aztecs knock off No. 5 seed Nevada, advance to championship game

March 12, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel attempts a fadeaway jumper during the Aztecs' 77-70 win over Nevada on March 12, 2021 at the...

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Anti-Semitic vandalism reported at South Campus Plaza North

Anti-Semitic vandalism reported at South Campus Plaza North

March 11, 2021

San Diego State issued a statement of support for the university’s Jewish community after anti-Semitic vandalism appeared on the exterior walls of a...

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San Diego State men's basketball freshman guard Lamont Butler (left) defends Wyoming freshman guard Marcus Williams during the Aztecs' 69-66 win over the Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

[Photo] No. 1 seed Aztecs survive battle against No. 8 Wyoming in quarterfinals of MWC tournament

March 11, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball freshman guard Lamont Butler (left) defends Wyoming freshman guard Marcus Williams during the Aztecs' 69-66 win over the...

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Blog: Catlan Nguyen named editor in chief for 2021-22

March 11, 2021

Catlan Nguyen, the current social media editor at The Daily Aztec, has been named editor in chief for the 2021-22 academic year.  Since Fall 2019,...

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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

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...

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Plans for possible in-person commencement announced

Plans for possible in-person commencement announced

March 5, 2021

San Diego State grads could be celebrating in-person this May. Should conditions continue to improve and coronavirus cases continue to decline, the classes...

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While expanded vaccine eligibility offers a glimmer of hope, the country mourns the loss of more than 500,000 lives to COVID-19. The flags in front of Hepner Hall flew at half mast in honor of those lost.

As nation marks grim milestone, San Diego County expands vaccine eligibility

February 25, 2021

500,000 more San Diego county residents will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now that the county has moved into Phase 1B, Tier 1. Individuals...

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The Daily Aztec Music podcast is where DA arts & culture lives. It's a working title, but it tells you all you need to know. Every week we'll be talking tunes.

[Photo] Daily Aztec Music!: Meet the hosts

February 19, 2021

The Daily Aztec Music podcast is where DA arts & culture lives. It's a working title, but it tells you all you need to know. Every week we'll be talking...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztec's weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego State's student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the week's biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

[Photo] Production Night: AS election season is here and other news…

February 18, 2021

Production Night is The Daily Aztec's weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego State's student newsroom. Writers, editors and...

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Back in October, when this photo was taken, the massive parking lot had been torn up. Today, a large chunk of the stadium is gone.

[Photo] Reflections on the demolition of SDCCU Stadium

February 4, 2021

Back in October, when this photo was taken, the massive parking lot had been torn up. Today, a large chunk of the stadium is gone.

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Lawn signs scattered down College Avenue and a website are just some of the indications Del Cerro residents aren't happy with a proposed mega-church development in their neighborhood.

[Photo] Del Cerro residents campaign to ‘save’ neighborhood from ‘mega project’ development

February 3, 2021

Lawn signs scattered down College Avenue and a website are just some of the indications Del Cerro residents aren't happy with a proposed mega-church development...

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SDSU approved to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines starting next week

SDSU approved to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines starting next week

February 2, 2021

Eligible San Diego State students, faculty and staff won’t have to go very far to get vaccinated for COVID-19.  In a University Senate meeting on...

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Then-San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks at the Aug. 17 ground breaking ceremony for Aztec Stadium.

Kevin Faulconer running for California governor

February 1, 2021

After forming an exploratory committee on Jan. 4, former San Diego Mayor, San Diego State alumnus and former Associated Students President Kevin Faulconer...

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Q&A: Rep. Sara Jacobs talks about her first days in Congress

Q&A: Rep. Sara Jacobs talks about her first days in Congress

January 28, 2021

Rep. Sara Jacobs' time in Congress has already been very eventful. The freshman Democratic congresswoman from California’s 53rd Congressional District...

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After a large influx of phishing scams originating from SDSU student email accounts, the university is implementing more robust security protocols.

[Photo] Onslaught of phishing attacks prompt tighter security for student emails

January 28, 2021

After a large influx of phishing scams originating from SDSU student email accounts, the university is implementing more robust security protocols.

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San Diego State has applied to the state Department of Health to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site.

[Photo] SDSU delays in-person instruction to March, applies to distribute vaccine

January 26, 2021

San Diego State has applied to the state Department of Health to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site.

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President Biden's inaugural address carried a theme of unity as he pledged to be a president for all Americans.

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President, Kamala Harris makes history as first female, Black VP

January 20, 2021

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America on Jan. 20 in a ceremony that was anything but ordinary and...

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Trump-incited violence at US Capitol stalls Electoral College vote

Trump-incited violence at US Capitol stalls Electoral College vote

January 6, 2021

On Jan. 6, while Vice President Mike Pence presided over a joint session of Congress where newly sworn-in lawmakers gathered to certify the Electoral College...

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Duncan Hunter, an SDSU alumnus, represented California's 50th Congressional District from 2013 until he resigned in 2020.

Trump pardons SDSU alumnus Duncan Hunter

December 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including former Republican congressman and San Diego State alumnus Duncan Hunter.  Hunter...

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In-person instruction in Spring 2021 will start two weeks after students return from winter break to allow mandatory testing to occur.

[Photo] Spring 2021 in-person instruction to be delayed two weeks to allow for COVID-19 testing

December 10, 2020

In-person instruction in Spring 2021 will start two weeks after students return from winter break to allow mandatory testing to occur.

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Associated Students gave voice to students' concerns and asked President de la Torre to reinstate Spring Break.

A.S. sends letter to President de la Torre demanding Senate decision be reversed

December 4, 2020

In an evening meeting on Dec. 4, the Associated Students Board of Directors drafted and approved a letter to San Diego State President Adela de la Torre...

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

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

December 4, 2020

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

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Dylan Hernandez, a freshman at SDSU, died on Nov. 8 after falling off his bunk bed in his dorm room. He had attended a fraternity party before the incident.

San Diego State, CSU, Phi Gamma Delta sued for negligence in death of SDSU freshman Dylan Hernandez

December 2, 2020

Content Warning: Detailed descriptions of hazing Last week, the father of Dylan Hernandez – the San Diego State freshman who died last year – ...

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