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Elpin Keshishzadeh

Elpin Keshishzadeh, Opinion Editor

Elpin has been with The Daily Aztec since 2013. Prior to her editorship position, she was a copy editor and a news writer. As a public relations senior, she hopes to attend law school after graduation in the spring.

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Senior Farewell: Elpin Keshishzadeh

Senior Farewell: Elpin Keshishzadeh

May 7, 2015

I remember my first interview with The Daily Aztec like it was yesterday — might as well have been, that’s how quickly the last two years have passed....

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Survey results: Ignorance

April 30, 2015

Sexual assault took center stage at San Diego State last semester, but the latter half of spring 2015 took a surprising turn when the school took its first...

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Ten signs youre about to graduate: Friends syle

Ten signs you’re about to graduate: Friends syle

March 18, 2015

It's now less than two months out from graduation and many realities are starting to sink in: you need a job, you still don't know how to file your taxes...

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A.S. debates rebuttal campus concerns

March 16, 2015

With an array of campus-related issues demanding attention, the presidential candidates of the 2015 Associated Students campaign have their work cut out...

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Bar bridges quality and cost gap

Bar bridges “quality and cost” gap

March 5, 2015

Living in College Area, good, quality food isn’t necessarily spilling over in abundance. Options are often limited to burgers, burritos or a burger burrito...

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10 ways Gilmore Girls relates to all college students

10 ways Gilmore Girls relates to all college students

January 27, 2015

If you have watched the glorious seven seasons of the most wonderful television series (three times through if you're super committed), you understand...

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Ending Greek Life is not the sexual assault solution

January 26, 2015

Fall semester was equivalent to a season of  “Scandal,” minus some presidential hook-ups. San Diego State had its work cut out with its majority of...

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SDSU alumnus hopps into brewing

December 4, 2014

1987 San Diego State Alumna Major: Political science Minor: Business administration Favorite beer: Belching Beaver’s Rye IPA and Double IPA:...

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Issues of race blanket federal discrepancy

December 2, 2014

The events of Ferguson have taken the nation by storm and it’s become a popular topic of discussion on every news outlet, late-night TV show and family...

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Journalists without ethics

October 27, 2014

The life of a journalist is a stressful one. Incredible headlines and story ideas don’t pop up like spam emails — in fact their rarity is what makes...

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Fraternity rushes with millions

Fraternity rushes with millions

September 18, 2014

Theta Chi has been all the hype recently at San Diego State. Initially, I assumed it was just another fraternity getting a bit of buzz about something...

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Sexual assault unmasked

September 8, 2014

I’m sure many students are as tired of reading about sexual harassment issues on campus as I am writing about them. I’ve practically become a beat...

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Then and now: Greek

Then and now: Greek

August 25, 2014

It’s no secret that Greek life is one of the most prominent organizations on campus. Having been around since 1899, Fraternal organizations are one of...

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Audit report provides ideas on reporting, not preventing, sexual violence

July 7, 2014

Hold on to your seats, Aztecs—the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence audit report for San Diego State University has been released. Just in case...

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Test curves protect flawed system

Test curves protect flawed system

May 1, 2014

With the semester coming to a close, students are struggling to hold onto their GPAs. This is the time when calculations are made to determine the final...

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Aztecs help Relay for Life beat its fundraising goal

April 16, 2014

This past weekend, San Diego State students raised $27,577 for cancer research during the annual Relay for Life fundraiser. Relay for Life is organized...

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Unorthodox campaigns not a new thing in A.S.

March 26, 2014

Co-written by Briana Stanley In recent weeks, a San Diego State student’s campaign video for an Associated Student’s position sparked controversy...

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Aztec Shops director named NACS president

Aztec Shops director named NACS president

March 26, 2014

Aztec Shops Campus Stores Division Director Todd Summer was sworn in as the 86th president of the Board of Trustees for the National Association of College...

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SD ranked 13th best U.S. city for female entrepreneurs

March 18, 2014

San Diego has been ranked as the 13th best city in the country for female entrepreneurs in a study conducted by financial analysts from NerdWallet. The...

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Former womens basketball coach sues SDSU

Former women’s basketball coach sues SDSU

February 26, 2014

Former San Diego State women’s basketball coach Beth Burns is suing the SDSU for wrongful termination. The claim, filed on Feb. 18,  covers complaints...

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CSU students remain uninsured despite Obamacare

February 24, 2014

A recent poll shows 30 percent of students in the California State University system may be uninsured and the high cost of healthcare is the principal...

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Interim police chief sets goals for SDSUPD

Interim police chief sets goals for SDSUPD

February 13, 2014

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, San Diego State interim Chief of Police Lamine Secka participated in an open forum regarding his candidacy for the position of SDSU...

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SDSU Confessions re-launches post shutdown

‘SDSU Confessions’ re-launches post shutdown

February 9, 2014

On Jan. 31, the San Diego State Confessions Facebook page was shut down after a submission with mention of a racial slur brought on numerous reports. The...

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SDSU offers counseling services to City Heights

February 3, 2014

The Center for Community Counseling & Engagement, a mental health clinic run by San Diego State, is offering three new counseling groups in City...

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SDSU receives $2.3 million in donations

December 9, 2013

In the past week, San Diego State has received two separate donations of more than $1 million from SDSU alumnus Jack McGrory and former Qualcomm executive,...

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SDSU faces audit of sexual harassment complaints

November 27, 2013

San Diego State, along with California State University Chico, will undergo an audit to review how the campus handles sexual assault reports, according...

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SDSU Green Love puts pollution in the bag

November 22, 2013

San Diego State’s Green Love Initiative hosted the Green Lunch Bag Series event at Scripps Cottage on Wednesday. The Green Lunch Bag Series is a series...

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Stigma impacts sexual assault reports

Stigma impacts sexual assault reports

November 18, 2013

One in 10 young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 have been a victim of an act of sexual violence at least once, according to a recent study by the...

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Human rights lecturer talks global war crimes

November 14, 2013

Faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley Eric Stover visited San Diego State on Tuesday to lecture on global...

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Fame entwines student via phone app

Fame entwines student via phone app

November 1, 2013

Twitter’s mobile app Vine has received much attention since its launch. This video app allows users to record six-second clips without the ability to...

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Criminal justice professor breaks down Filner’s charges

October 24, 2013

Two weeks ago, San Diego’s former mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty to felony of imprisonment and two misdemeanor battery charges in the San Diego County...

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Short election faces poor turnout

Short election faces poor turnout

October 15, 2013

On Nov. 19, the City of San Diego will hold a special election to replace former mayor Bob Filner. This special election is different than other elections...

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CA bike legislation protects cyclists

September 28, 2013

Last Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a statewide legislation that promotes safer conditions for bicyclists on the road, according to CBS Local. The legislation...

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SDSU cancer survivor honored as CSU Trustee scholar

SDSU cancer survivor honored as CSU Trustee scholar

September 27, 2013

The California State University Board of Trustees and CSU Foundation Board of Governors gathered Tuesday at the Glenn S. Dumke Auditorium in Long Beach...

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Mental health bill aims to educate

September 24, 2013

Earlier this month, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 330, which is now facing a final vote by the governor. The bill, written by Sen. Alex Padilla,...

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SDSU remembers Sept. 11 attacks with campus ceremony

September 12, 2013

San Diego State’s Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps held a ceremony Wednesday morning to honor the lives  lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...

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El Cajon alcohol policy takes a shot at underage drinking

September 4, 2013

The debate about alcohol-sale policies in El Cajon came to an end last Tuesday when the El Cajon City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance to...

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