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Greek life is more than just parties

April 19, 2017
Greek life has more to it than meets the eye
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Trendy photo-ops distract from genuine experiences

April 5, 2017

San Diego is home to tons of unique restaurants, bars, coffee shops and murals — places that make for great Instagram pictures. Many have been labeled...

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Irresponsible students should ‘GoFund’ themselves

February 28, 2017

GoFundMe was launched seven years ago as a creative way to fundraise. Donation bins have become a thing of the past and crowdfunding has become the fastest...

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SDSU Journalism students must look outside JMS program to learn select skills

February 22, 2017
“In one semester abroad, I felt more prepared for my future career as a magazine journalist than in all my time at State combined.”
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Marchers at the San Diego Women's March, Jan. 21, 2017.

In their own words: SDSU students, alumni march for women in San Diego

February 2, 2017
"I marched on Saturday to show the government just how many of us passionately care about these issues."
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New city ordinance changes and SDSU’s Sophomore Success Program bad news for students

November 28, 2016

New housing policy and city ordinance changes are poised to adversely affect the San Diego State Greek community for years to come. In addition to SDSU’s...

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Don’t fall for plastic-industry sponsored initiative, vote yes on Prop 67

October 19, 2016

California voters might be confused by the appearance of not one but two plastic bag propositions on the November ballot. That is exactly the confusion...

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Campus judicial system: A total cop-out

April 30, 2015

At San Diego State, along with every other California State University, when a student is accused of sexual assault, he or she goes through the same judicial...

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On-campus tabling solicits student attention

April 21, 2015

It seems as though not a day goes by at San Diego State where there isn't some sort of tabling on campus. Whether it is for student organizations or nonprofit...

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Forgotten drought spells dry reminder

March 17, 2015

California, at least the southern part where San Diego is located, is considered a desert. However, with this ongoing drought, it seems as though many...

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Sensational journalists are on the rise

March 2, 2015

Today’s media has evolved greatly from what it started as centuries ago, and not for the better. Society greatly influences what the news focuses on...

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10 social media do's and dont's

10 social media do’s and dont’s

February 18, 2015

In today’s day and age, technology, particularly social media, has begun to make a big impact on our daily lives. In a recent study, Baylor University...

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Sexual assault training falls short of expectations

February 10, 2015

Editor's note: The author of this column is a member of Greek Life and a Daily Aztec staffer. The opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily represent...

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SDSU out of tune with ticket costs

SDSU out of tune with ticket costs

December 8, 2014

Here at San Diego State, students have the benefit of both the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater and Viejas Arena conveniently located on campus....

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Kappa Delta members say goodbye to sister

Kappa Delta members say goodbye to sister

November 20, 2014

Melissa Kennon was admitted into the hospital early Friday morning on Nov. 7 and in a few hours, she succumbed to her injuries. At the age of 19, she tripped...

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The library will temporarily close on Monday, March 16, so SDSU librarians and staff can prepare for campus changes due to the coronavirus.

Library etiquette remains on the shelves

November 17, 2014

The library is a place where many students go frequently. We go there to study and to do homework, while others go just to pass. When we were younger,...

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Parties illicit sexual assault

November 13, 2014

For years, police and college students have placed the blame of sexual assault on prowlers — strangers who attack unsuspecting victims in alleys when...

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Let them skate

October 28, 2014

For students on college campuses across the nation, there is a common struggle. This struggle, whether we’d like to admit it or not, is basically the...

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Kappa Delta sisters say farewell to Sara Stelzer

Kappa Delta sisters say farewell to Sara Stelzer

October 27, 2014

Editor's note: The writer is a member of Kappa Delta and staff columnist for The Daily Aztec. Sara Stelzer was admitted to the hospital Tuesday, Oct....

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An article a day keeps the ignorance away

October 20, 2014

As an employee of The Daily Aztec’s Street Team, I have a lot of firsthand experience with students’ opinions of our student-run newspaper. Every week,...

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Professors ban all in-class distractions

Professors ban all in-class distractions

October 10, 2014

In today’s day and age, technology is practically taking over our everyday lives. As college students, we are constantly on our phones and laptops in...

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Bottles of Liquor at a Bar

Alcohol-free ‘Dry Periods’ aren’t working

September 12, 2014

Here at San Diego State, there has been a five-week Dry Period at the beginning of the school year for the last seven years. Dry Period is supposed to...

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Registration dates inconveniencing students

September 9, 2014

Here at San Diego State, not only are we known for our partying, but we’re also known for our terrible registration. I can’t even count how many people...

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The best places to eat on campus

The best places to eat on campus

September 2, 2014

Here at San Diego State, freshmen have quite a few restaurant options on the meal plan, which can be quite overwhelming when you’re new to campus. There...

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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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Survival Guide: Tips from the pros to get you on Greek Row

Survival Guide: Tips from the pros to get you on Greek Row

August 18, 2014

Welcome to San Diego State, freshmen! The start of your first-year as a college student means getting in the swing of things and Greek recruitment. Whether...

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Aztecs, please take your shenanigans off campus

Aztecs, please take your shenanigans off campus

May 1, 2014

In college, you often see some pretty strange people do some pretty strange things. Aztecs witness the unexpected everywhere on campus: in class, in the...

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Random assignments create housing inequality

April 29, 2014

Freshmen at San Diego State have to endure the dorms for a year. If we aren’t in SDSU’s local admission boundary, we are required to pick a room type,...

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Celebrity status doesn't grant immunity

Celebrity status doesn’t grant immunity

March 31, 2014

We’ve all been there: obsessed with a band, actor or singer. As we grew up, we learned to look up to celebrities in the spotlight and now it’s even...

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Students need on-campus employment opportunities

March 4, 2014

When I was in high school, my parents told me they didn’t want me to get a part-time job. Instead, they wanted me to focus on school and get good grades...

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Course snatcher app is an unfair advantage

February 11, 2014

With the anticipation of each new semester comes the stress of registering for classes at San Diego State. Our school has a system to ensure that the students...

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Freshmen face move-in mayhem with on-campus housing

Freshmen face move-in mayhem with on-campus housing

February 5, 2014

This year, the spring semester began on Jan. 22 for students here at San Diego State. Most students prefer to come back to school a few days early, giving...

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Breast cancer awareness isn’t enough

November 6, 2013

October just ended, and along with the arrival of fall and tons of pumpkins, pink ribbons suddenly became ultra-conspicuous last month. That’s right,...

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