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David Santillan

David Santillan, Assistant News Editor

 

David is a senior at San Diego State where he is majoring in French. David has been working at The Daily Aztec since 2017 and is the current Assistant News Editor. He is a transfer student from Palomar College, where he worked as an arts & culture writer for The Telescope, Palomar's on-campus newspaper.

All content by David Santillan

JMS classes aren’t doing enough

May 9, 2019

Most of the graduating seniors on The Daily Aztec’s editorial board are students in JMS. We know the territory. We know what’s taught in these classes. There...

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Senior Farewell: David Santillan

Senior Farewell: David Santillan

May 8, 2019

And seven years later I’m finally done! When I graduated high school I wanted to be a photographer. Funny how things change. But it was through that...

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[Photo] Senior Farewell: Kemi Giwa

May 8, 2019

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Screenshot of the Snapchat video in which SDSU student Martin Ruiz can be heard making threats to student CJ Simmons.

Police make an arrest in racist Snapchat case

May 1, 2019

University police have arrested 24-year-old Martin J. Ruiz in connection with a racist Snapchat video sent to a San Diego State student. Ruiz, an SDSU...

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Racist Snapchat video sent to a student prompts response from SDSU

April 30, 2019

San Diego State found itself addressing racism this week for the third time in two months. In series of Snapchat videos and videos, an unidentified...

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(Left to right) IFC President Jacob Mahony, CPA President Nicole Calise and women’s studies sophomore Alison Aiken discussed their perspectives on Greek life at an April 22 event. The event tackled the issue of sexual assault within the Greek community.

[Photo] Event gives insight into the good and bad of Greek life at SDSU

April 23, 2019

(Left to right) IFC President Jacob Mahony, CPA President Nicole Calise and women’s studies sophomore Alison Aiken discussed their perspectives on Greek...

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Festival-goers attend the annual music and arts festival in the Coachella Valley, held on April 12-14.

[Photo] All the things Coachella had to offer this year

April 17, 2019

Festival-goers attend the annual music and arts festival in the Coachella Valley, held on April 12-14.

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[Video] SDSU says communication about PSFA odor issues was a ‘failure,’ building to remain closed

April 9, 2019

Confusion and annoyance marked the tone of the second open forum about the closure of a campus building on April 8, as former occupants grappled with news...

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Salvador Hector Ochoa will assume the role of provost on July 2.

University selects Salvador Hector Ochoa to become the next provost

April 9, 2019

The search for the San Diego State’s next provost is over. University President Adela de la Torre announced in an April 8 campus-wide email that Salvador...

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300 vacunas Moderna contra COVID-19 a llegado a SDSU

Single mumps case confirmed at SDSU

March 29, 2019

San Diego State officials have identified a case of the mumps virus involving a student. According to a campus-wide email sent Friday afternoon by Cynthia...

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A.S. presidential candidate Christian Onwuka.

A.S. presidential candidate Christian Onwuka

March 20, 2019

Position: President Name: Christian Onwuka Year: Senior Major: Finance Slate: Vote SDSU Why did you decide to run for this position? “From...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate George Scott.

[Photo] A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate George Scott

March 20, 2019

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate George Scott.

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A.S. presidential candidate Mariya Nadberezhna.

[Photo] A.S. presidential candidate Mariya Nadberezhna

March 20, 2019

A.S. presidential candidate Mariya Nadberezhna.

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Winston Liew.

[Photo] A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Winston Liew

March 20, 2019

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Winston Liew.

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A.S. executive vice president candidate Christian Holt.

[Photo] A.S. executive vice president candidate Christian Holt

March 20, 2019

A.S. executive vice president candidate Christian Holt.

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A.S. vice president of external relations candidate Stephanie Estrada.

[Photo] A.S. vice president of external relations candidate Stephanie Estrada

March 20, 2019

A.S. vice president of external relations candidate Stephanie Estrada.

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A.S. executive vice president candidate Kyla Blaylock.

[Photo] A.S. executive vice president candidate Kyla Blaylock

March 20, 2019

A.S. executive vice president candidate Kyla Blaylock.

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A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate Dustin Adkins.

[Photo] A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate Dustin Adkins

March 20, 2019

A.S. vice president of financial affairs candidate Dustin Adkins.

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Student Success Specialist for PSFA Renee Rodriguez-Merino works in a temporary office space on the fourth floor of Adams Humanities after dangerous fumes in the PSFA building have deemed the area unsafe for faculty.

Dangerous fumes force faculty out of PSFA building

March 6, 2019

Fumes from renovations in the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building have prompted at least one department to temporarily relocate their offices to...

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Police: Armed suspects rob victims along Montezuma Road

Police: Armed suspects rob victims along Montezuma Road

February 21, 2019

Two people were robbed at gunpoint last night in the College Area, according to San Diego State police. It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Montezuma Road...

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Studio arts junior Avia Ramm stands in front of her painting outside the South Art building, which was reported stolen on Jan. 23.

Crime report: Stolen painting, suspicious letters, indecent exposure

January 31, 2019

Theft On Jan. 22, around 1:55 p.m., an iPhone 10S was taken from a backpack during a basketball game at the Aztec Recreation Center. On Jan. 23, studio...

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Counseling and Psychological Services reports rise in students seeking support for sexual assault

Counseling and Psychological Services reports rise in students seeking support for sexual assault

January 30, 2019

Updated on 2/7/19 Students seeking support for sexual assault from Counseling and Psychological Services at San Diego State increased significantly...

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Thousands met up in downtown San Diego on Jan. 19 to participate in the third annual Women's March.

Thousands take to streets for third annual Women’s March

January 23, 2019

Despite recent accusations of anti-Semitism, thousands of activists gathered in downtown San Diego for a third consecutive year to participate in the Women’s...

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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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This semester marks President Adela de la Torre's first in the position.

Fall 2018: The semester in review

December 12, 2018

Here are some of the highlights from this semester. SDSU’s New President History was made this year at San Diego State with the inauguration of...

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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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A migrant child stands in front of Mexican police in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday, Nov. 25 during a protest at the border.

Port of entry closure poses threats to SDSU’s transborder commuters

December 5, 2018

San Diego State officials said they are preparing to offer assistance and resources to students, faculty and staff members who live or work in Tijuana...

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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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CSU extends application deadline into December in light of recent wildfires

CSU extends application deadline into December in light of recent wildfires

November 30, 2018

The California State University announced it will extend the priority application deadline for prospective students in an attempt to accommodate those...

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Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaking during a

[Photo] Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom stops by SDSU ahead of midterm elections

November 3, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaking during a "bus stop" rally on Nov. 2 at San Diego State.

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Breaking down the ballot: What Measure G and Measure E could mean for the SDCCU Stadium site

November 3, 2018

On Nov. 6, voters in the city of San Diego will take to the polls and likely see a ballot full of unfamiliar names, measures and propositions. Measure...

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SDSU alumnus makes emergency plane landing

October 25, 2018

A San Diego State alumnus was the pilot who made an emergency plane landing on Interstate 8  the morning of Friday, Oct. 19, safely guiding it onto a...

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Former interim President Sally Roush addresses the press to express her support for the SDSU West initiative.

San Diego leaders gather to endorse SDSU West initiative

October 16, 2018

Former San Diego State Interim President Sally Roush and others came out together in support of SDSU West, or Measure G, during a press conference on Oct....

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An image of the suspect, identified as Leo Valentine, posted to Twitter by university police Wednesday afternoon.

Police search for suspect near campus

September 26, 2018

This story was updated on Thursday 4:30 p.m.  Police were searching for a man in a canyon north of San Diego State's campus Wednesday afternoon. University...

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Photo of SDSU's chapter of Nu Alpha Kappa, a Latino-based organization on campus.

Diverse students find home in multicultural Greek organizations

September 26, 2018

Psychology senior and Lambda Sigma Gamma President Valentina Valenzuela said her first months at San Diego State were met with a lot of culture shock....

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Choral studies professor Patrick Walders will be dropping his lawsuit against two of his former graduate students.

Choral professor drops suit against a former student alleging affair

September 19, 2018

San Diego State music professor Patrick Walders has dropped the defamation lawsuit against a former student. Walders had filed a lawsuit in April,...

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College Area hit with a third robbery in two weeks

September 8, 2018

Police were searching for a suspect in another robbery in the College Area Saturday morning. It's the third robbery to take place near San Diego State's...

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San Diego Democrats endorse SDSU West

September 4, 2018

The San Diego County Democratic Party has joined the list of groups endorsing the SDSU West ballot initiative. The group backing the initiative, Friends...

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Car chase ends near SDSU on first day of classes

Car chase ends near SDSU on first day of classes

August 27, 2018

Three suspects were in custody Monday morning after a police chase ended on San Diego State’s campus. University officials sent out a text alert at...

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Associate professor Patrick Walders in a headshot for SDSU's music department's staff website.

Professor files suit after being put on leave for alleged misconduct

August 24, 2018

San Diego State music professor Patrick Walders remains on administrative leave after filing a lawsuit against his former teaching assistant and another...

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This semester marks President Adela de la Torre's first in the position.

Meet SDSU’s first female, Latina president

August 24, 2018

In the midst of major shifts at San Diego State, the biggest promises to be the new president, one who seems intent on leading a wave of change throughout...

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Campus Carnival. Courtesy of Monica Linzmeier.

Aztec Nights events embrace new themes following student feedback

August 22, 2018

The themed event nights for students known as Aztec Nights will be coming back with more activities this year to appeal to a wider audience of students. Aztec...

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SI leaders help students in general education STEM courses learn complicated concepts.

STEM students see success with Supplemental Instruction tutoring program

August 22, 2018

The tutoring program known as Supplemental Instruction has proven to be successful in helping students with difficult general education classes. The...

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[Photo] What I wish I knew freshman year

August 22, 2018

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Campus meningitis vaccine clinics to take place in Viejas Arena on Oct. 5 and 8.

[Photo] A guide to San Diego’s upcoming concerts

August 19, 2018

Campus meningitis vaccine clinics to take place in Viejas Arena on Oct. 5 and 8.

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Poke One N Half is one of five South Campus Plaza restaurants that now accept meal plan.

[Photo] Must-try College Area dining spots to satisfy your tastebuds

August 16, 2018

Poke One N Half is one of five South Campus Plaza restaurants that now accept meal plan.

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University officials celebrate the opening of the Undocumented Resource Area.

[Photo] Undocumented Resource Area opens amid challenges to DACA program

August 15, 2018

University officials celebrate the opening of the Undocumented Resource Area.

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