The Daily Aztec

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Editors say farewell: Elisse Miller, features editor

May 8, 2014

It’s Sunday morning. I’m at a Denny’s in City Heights, enjoying the two things I’ve come to appreciate most during college—greasy food and coffee....

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Student detects eatery air pollution

Student detects eatery air pollution

May 5, 2014

The air in East Commons may fail U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pollution standards, according to student research. Public health senior Kathryn...

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Underneath the graduation gown

Underneath the graduation gown

May 2, 2014

Graduation is a mere two weeks away, and even though I still have final projects and job applications ahead of me, the most frivolous question lingers...

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Stop hiding, ain't no shame in your STD game

Stop hiding, ain’t no shame in your STD game

April 28, 2014

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … except for herpes. That s--t will come back with you.” This is just one of the many comedic one-liners...

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Meet your must-have summer item

Meet your must-have summer item

April 25, 2014

Dressing for warmer weather should all be about ease, otherwise you'll end up working up a sweat with complicated, constricting clothing. That's why my...

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How to dress for Coachella

How to dress for Coachella

April 9, 2014

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins this weekend which means that festival season is officially here. It's time to break out your hot...

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How to survive the rest of the semester

April 7, 2014

With the upsetting end of spring break, it’s time to hit the books for an agonizing five weeks of classes before finals and, most importantly, summer...

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The Sweet 16 just got sweeter

The Sweet 16 just got sweeter

March 26, 2014

Point Loma cookie bakery The Cravory is cheering on San Diego State men's basketball in the only way they know how to—with cookies. The Cravory has...

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The best bikinis for spring break

The best bikinis for spring break

March 21, 2014

Students are having a hard time studying right now, mainly because visions of booze and beaches are dancing in their heads. That's right, spring break...

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Out-of-this-world outfits

Out-of-this-world outfits

March 15, 2014

No need to be down to earth for this trend. Cosmos-inspired clothing is hitting stores in the form of intense galaxy prints and delicate depictions of...

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A recreation of Mario Torero's original Aztec Center mural

Painting the way: Campus murals as cultural expression

March 7, 2014

Students who wander to the second floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union can view artistic echoes of the past.  Specifically, tiled photographs...

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Academy Awards dressing on a dime

March 7, 2014

The Academy Awards is always an important evening for fashion. Gowns and jewels fill the red carpet while every celebrity is asked "Who are you wearing?" This...

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Get a free designated driver tonight

Get a free designated driver tonight

March 4, 2014

If partying is your priority this Fat Tuesday, be sure it’s safe. Finding a designated driver can sometimes be difficult this time of year, but Lyft...

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The top 5 items every wardrobe needs

The top 5 items every wardrobe needs

February 28, 2014

It's almost March, and let's face it--almost all New Year's resolutions are abandoned. While healthier diets and better grades may have dropped from your...

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Valentine's Day dressing

Valentine’s Day dressing

February 7, 2014

Valentine's Day, Singleness Awareness Day or Galentine's Day--whatever you celebrate on Feb. 14, there's one rule to follow--look cute. Whether at an...

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Ugly christmas sweaters are ugly no more

Ugly christmas sweaters are ugly no more

December 18, 2013

Christmas is right around the corner, and ugly Christmas sweater party invites are hitting Facebook inboxes everywhere. If there's anything a San Diego...

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The hunter vs. the hunted

December 12, 2013

It was Sunday morning. The Wisconsin air was a warm fleece blanket held up by the stretching fingers of maples and evergreens.  Janie swung on the back...

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In defense of the selfie

December 9, 2013

Living in the 21st century certainly has its benefits—a robot-voiced entity named Siri can tell me how to get to the nearest gas station, I can have...

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SDSU students have style

SDSU students have style

December 5, 2013

The latest fashion can be seen in magazines and on runways, but they come alive when worn by your peers. Here is a sample of San Diego State's student...

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Military-style coats help usher in winter style

Military-style coats help usher in winter style

November 23, 2013

With the return of cold weather to San Diego, the boots, leggings and sweater uniform of college females can be seen everywhere on campus. This season,...

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Autumn brings new twists on plaid

Autumn brings new twists on plaid

November 9, 2013

Plaid has always been a fall fashion staple. The fabric practically smells like fresh pencils and pumpkin pie. Whether it's because of nostalgia for the...

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Say it out loud with your sweater

Say it out loud with your sweater

October 27, 2013

Sometimes it's simply easier to wear your heart on your sleeve, or rather, your thoughts on your clothes.  T-shirts and sweaters everywhere are now displaying...

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Fashion Week San Diego showcases local talent

October 14, 2013

The third annual Fashion Week San Diego took place Oct. 3-6 featuring artistic clothing designs from 26 designers. There were over 3,500 attendees at events...

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Dessert spot's menu is 'Up2you'

Dessert spot’s menu is ‘Up2you’

October 10, 2013

A glowing sign hangs in the window.  In circus-like lettering it reads, “Open,” drawing the wanderers of Kearny Mesa into a cozy space.  Birdcages...

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Sushi Do is a sushi don't

Sushi Do is a sushi don’t

September 6, 2013

Sushi dinners are normally reserved for first dates, birthday celebrations and payday.  Soon, this will no longer be the case.  Sushi Do has come to...

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End of summer lovin'

End of summer lovin’

August 22, 2013

As students start to tuck away their beach bags and reach for their backpacks, many anticipate the chaos of the upcoming school year.  Job changes, new...

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Roundtable discussion: Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control”

August 22, 2013

Written in collaboration with Ryo Miyauchi and Nick Knott Elisse Miller: A rap track is only worth its weight in hype. That being said, it looks like...

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Which popular Internet radio app is best for you?

July 8, 2013

When Apple announced the launch of iTunes Radio last month, many were left wondering if another music streaming service is really what radio lovers wanted. ...

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Aztec leaders awarded for diversity efforts

April 28, 2013

San Diego State honored several Aztec leaders for their commitment to campus diversity last Wednesday at the ninth annual SDSU Diversity Awards celebration....

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Eccentric style on display in Paris for fashion week

March 14, 2013

All good things must come to end, and such is true for the biannual four-week-long span of fashion shows.  Models, photographers and writers settled in...

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Grant helps researcher find autism brain patterns

Grant helps researcher find autism brain patterns

December 5, 2012

A San Diego State research assistant professor of psychology will receive $600,000 in grant money from the National Institute of Mental Health to study...

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Cinemas of the future?

November 1, 2012

While movie ticket prices continue to rise, people feel they deserve an outing that’s not reduced to stiff seats, peeling wallpaper and stale popcorn....

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Aztecs rock campus voting registration

October 31, 2012

San Diego State registered more new voters this fall than any other CSU with 4,413 students registering through the Rock the Vote campaign. Each CSU...

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The beauty of Balboa Park

October 11, 2012

For those who thirst for knowledge, Balboa Park is the perfect date destination. With more than 15 museums covering topics including cars, science...

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Explosion of comedy rocks Aztec Nights

September 13, 2012

Four Comedians came to San Diego State for its annual Comedy Explosion, part of Aztec Nights, a series of events providing clean fun to students. Rap...

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Hotel taxes used questionably

September 13, 2012

Hotel owners in Chula Vista discovered a self-imposed tax intended to increase tourism funding has been spent on the salaries for Chamber of Commerce members...

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SDSU honor society ranks top in nation

August 27, 2012

San Diego State’s Mortar Board chapter gained attention this summer as it became the very first to win the prestigious Ruth Weimer Mount Conference Excellence...

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Protein shown to prevent flu

July 23, 2012

Researchers at San Diego State may have discovered a protein that would offer a new cure for the flu virus. This synthetic protein, dubbed EP67, “induces...

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Chancellor announces retirement

Chancellor announces retirement

June 25, 2012

Chancellor of the California State University system, Charles B. Reed, announced his retirement on Thursday, May 24. In an email, Reed said he is “now...

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Cultural organizations celebrate graduation

May 9, 2012

Every year, different cultural organizations host celebrations for graduating seniors to recognize achievements with peers, alumni, family, faculty and...

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Sex trafficking victim speaks

May 1, 2012

As part of GiRL FeST San Diego, a lecture and panel discussion was hosted at San Diego State Friday titled “War on Women: Human Trafficking in the U.S.”...

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Barzanji was found unresponsive in the Phi Kappa Theta house. | Dustin Michelson, Staff Photographer

SAE president found dead

April 22, 2012

San Diego State tragically lost an important member of its community last Friday. At 8:30 a.m. on April 20, Barzeen Barzanji, president of the Sigma...

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Aztecs rally to take back the night

April 16, 2012

Last Tuesday, San Diego State’s student organization Womyn’s Outreach Association hosted an event promoting the end of domestic violence and abuse...

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Study reveals gender stereotypes

April 4, 2012

Two international San Diego State students recently conducted an independent research study on campus analyzing the unequal treatment of women. The...

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Professor connects with students

March 20, 2012

On Friday, San Diego State honored professor Dr. Sanford Bernstein by electing him as speaker of its annual Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture....

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Dr. Sandy Bernstein, Professor of Biology | Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

Science professor soars

March 1, 2012

Every year, San Diego State applauds its faculty and professors who have made great strides in scholarship and research through the Albert W. Johnson...

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Soledad Cross ruling appealed

February 16, 2012

Last Thursday, the Liberty Institute relaunched its “Don’t Tear Me Down” campaign as an effort to keep the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross...

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SDSU hosts ROTC trainees

February 9, 2012

Last Thursday, San Diego State became the figurative classroom for future soldiers. SDSU had the honor of hosting a drill and ceremony training operation...

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Planned Parenthood refinanced

February 8, 2012

For the past five years, breast cancer awareness charity group Susan G. Komen for the Cure has given a financial grant to Planned Parenthood. Such funds...

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MCT Campus

File-sharing site gets shut down

January 31, 2012

On Jan. 19, one of the nation’s most popular file-sharing websites, megaupload.com, was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice because of allegations...

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