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Jasmine Bermudez

Jasmine Bermudez, Assistant News Editor

Jasmine Bermudez is the assistant news editor at The Daily Aztec. She is a fourth year journalism major and political science minor at San Diego State.

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Senior Farewell: Jasmine Bermudez

Senior Farewell: Jasmine Bermudez

May 2, 2018

I don’t know if it has fully hit me that in less than two weeks I will be graduated and my key card access to The Daily Aztec dungeon will be revoked....

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SDSU's Black Resource Center under construction in January.

‘We just needed a place to call our own’: Black Resource Center opens

April 11, 2018

A student-led initiative led to SDSU opening its first Black Resource Center this semester.  Black Resource Center coordinator Quincey Penn said the...

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Estudiantes se paran en una línea, mostrando carteles que tienen los nombres de los quienes fallecieron en el tiroteo de Florida.

[Photo] SDSU se une a la demostración nacional para conmemorar a las vidas perdidas

March 21, 2018

Estudiantes se paran en una línea, mostrando carteles que tienen los nombres de los quienes fallecieron en el tiroteo de Florida.

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Seventeen San Diego State students at Wednesday's school walkout held up signs with the names and ages of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims. Photo by Jasmine Bermudez

[Photo] San Diego State students take part in national school walkout

March 15, 2018

Seventeen San Diego State students at Wednesday's school walkout held up signs with the names and ages of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims....

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A.S. executive vice presidential candidate Nick Wohlman

A.S. executive vice presidential candidate Nick Wohlman

March 14, 2018

Name: Nick Wohlman Position: executive vice president Year: junior Major: business management Why do you want to run for executive vice president? I ...

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Non-student removed from campus after making threats

Non-student removed from campus after making threats

March 8, 2018

A non-student was removed from campus by SDSUPD after making “incoherent threats,” San Diego State officials said Thursday.  The university said...

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Video of library security holding woman in ‘chokehold’ gains thousands of views

March 7, 2018

A physical altercation with a security guard in the Malcolm A. Love Library on Feb. 27 ended with a woman being put into what some students said was a...

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[Photo] Columna: Soy chicana por obligación

October 25, 2017

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SDSU students Cha Cha Rane, Abel Mercado, Kimberly Alli and Victor Uwakwe take part in the “chalking” homecoming event at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre Oct. 16.

Homecoming nominees discuss event proposals

October 18, 2017

SDSU’s homecoming royalty will be announced at halftime at the Oct. 21 football game against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Associated Students Executive...

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Mechanical engineering junior jasmine Madarang was struck and killed by a car on Interstate 8 near Waring Road after attending a football game tailgate party at SDCCU Stadium, Sept. 16.

Questions surround student’s death

September 27, 2017

Friends and family are questioning the circumstances that led to the death of Jasmine Madarang, the San Diego State student who was struck and killed by...

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Sara Vogel was hired as SDSU's first Title IX and Student Conduct Investigator in March. Photo by Joe Kendall.

SDSU creates new Title IX position

August 16, 2017

SDSU’s Title IX office created a position aimed toward investigating student sexual assault complaints. Former CSU San Marcos Associate Director of Residence...

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Aztec football players high-five children at their military appreciation event at MCAS Miramar.

Source: preseason pox outbreak larger than reported

August 14, 2017

The number of football players who have contracted chickenpox might be significantly higher than previously reported, according to a source close to the...

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A.S. members say goodbye

A.S. members say goodbye

May 3, 2017

Associated Students met for a general assembly meeting on April 26 to say their final farewells, reflect on the school year and swear in the 2017-2018...

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A.S. members resign over mascot

April 26, 2017

Following the Associated Students University Council’s April 19 decision to reject retiring the Aztec mascot, 10 students resigned from their positions...

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Associated Students rejects Aztec mascot resolution

Associated Students rejects Aztec mascot resolution

April 20, 2017

The Associated Students University Council rejected a resolution to retire the Aztec mascot and moniker at a meeting in council chambers April 19. The...

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Associated Students passes anti-Semitism resolution

Associated Students passes anti-Semitism resolution

April 19, 2017

Associated Students University Council voted to pass a resolution to condemn anti-semitism on April 12. The meeting began with public comment from SDSU...

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Aztec Sleep Out debunks stigma

Aztec Sleep Out debunks stigma

April 12, 2017

Homecoming royals Taylor Lemker and Jason Ogbeide collaborated to host a service event titled Aztec Sleep Out, DeBunking the Stigma that attracted about...

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AS Update: ARC expansion talks, Take Back the Week

AS Update: ARC expansion talks, Take Back the Week

April 6, 2017

The Associated Students Campus Life Council met on April 5 to discuss spring events and a possible Aztec Recreation Center expansion. Recreation and...

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Binational conference focuses on US-Mexico border

Binational conference focuses on US-Mexico border

March 23, 2017

San Diego State’s School of Social Work, Escuela de Trabajo Social de Tijuana and Universidad de la Frontera Tijuana collaborated to hold the first student-led...

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Close up photo of Hepner Hall at SDSU

A.S. Update: President Hirshman’s leave, YG paid for performance

March 17, 2017

Campus Life Council discussed new training proposals and informational campaigns, SDSU President Elliot Hirshman’s announcement to leave, YG’s performance...

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Students talk presidential candidates

Students talk presidential candidates

March 13, 2017

San Diego State students who attended the Associated Students presidential debate on Wednesday, March 8 shared their choices for A.S. president and reactions...

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A.S. Update: National nutrition month, health services

A.S. Update: National nutrition month, health services

March 6, 2017

The Associated Students Campus Life Council discussed health services and future San Diego State events at its bi-weekly meeting on March 1. To kick...

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Love Library hosts diversity advocate

Love Library hosts diversity advocate

February 22, 2017

The San Diego State Love Library hosted a talk on Feb. 16 featuring the first black woman to sit on San Diego’s Unified School Board of Education, Dorothy...

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A.S. Update: Food insecurity, hate speech fliers

A.S. Update: Food insecurity, hate speech fliers

February 21, 2017

The Associated Students Campus Life Council met on Feb. 15 to discuss a white supremacist group’s fliers on campus, student food insecurity and upcoming...

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SDSU ‘Sugar babies’ share their stories

SDSU ‘Sugar babies’ share their stories

February 15, 2017

Sugardaddie.com is advertised as a free dating website for attractive women and rich men, but some students are using it to pay for college and make extra...

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The walkway into the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

A.S Update: GreenFest, LEED Double Platinum Student Union

February 3, 2017

The Associated Students Campus Life Council held its first bi-weekly meeting of the semester on Wednesday Feb. 1. The commissioners discussed the Conrad...

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South Campus dorms house Aztecs

South Campus dorms house Aztecs

February 1, 2017

After more than two years of construction, South Campus Plaza is now home to 525 students. The construction project of the housing and retail space...

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San Diego community protests Trump inauguration

San Diego community protests Trump inauguration

January 25, 2017

After President Donald Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, a couple hundred San Diego community members gathered to oppose his rhetoric and agenda. Several...

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Jewish students welcome at State

Jewish students welcome at State

January 18, 2017

The Algemeiner, a Jewish newspaper in New York, named SDSU one of “The 40 Worst Colleges for Jewish Students in 2016” on Jan. 12. Director of Hillel...

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Study breaks at State feature therapy dogs and midnight breakfast

December 14, 2016

San Diego State will be hosting events during finals week that can help students stay relaxed and perform well on tests. MIDNIGHT STUDY BREAK SDSU...

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SDSU offers gender-affirming therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis

SDSU offers gender-affirming therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis

December 7, 2016

For the first time, San Diego State Student Health Services can prescribe a pre-exposure prophylaxis and gender-affirming therapy to patients. Truvada...

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A.S. Update: Aztec Shops CEO retirement, preliminary report of A.S. leaders

December 6, 2016

The Associated Students Campus Life Council Commissions held their last bi-weekly meeting of the fall semester on Nov. 30. They started the meeting...

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AS Update: Presidential Election, Journey to a Shared Humanity

AS Update: Presidential Election, Journey to a Shared Humanity

November 14, 2016

The Associated Student Leaders began their bi-weekly meeting on Nov. 9 by watching Obama’s speech on the 2016 election and participating in a discussion. Student...

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Study abroad students at SDSU

Study abroad students at SDSU

November 11, 2016

San Diego State has several student athletes that were recruited from different countries and are currently studying abroad in the United States. Abby...

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The sun shines through a natural shade covering of the Aztec student union.

A.S. Update: Aztecs Rock Hunger, Your Voice Matters

October 31, 2016

A.S. President and Dean of Students Associated Students President Jamie Miller said local philanthropists Ron and Alexis Fowler donated $25 million...

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Scripps Cottage Renovation

A. S. Update: Fall events, Aztecs Rock Hunger

October 17, 2016

The Associated Students meeting on Wednesday Oct. 12 was not held in its usual place in the Student Union instead, it was held Scripps Cottage. Facilities...

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International student shines in SDSU athletics

International student shines in SDSU athletics

October 12, 2016

Georgina Bourke is a junior interdisciplinary studies major from Wellington, New Zealand. She moved to San Diego in 2015 to be part of the San Diego State...

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A.S. Update: SDSUPD and the Student Success Fee

A.S. Update: SDSUPD and the Student Success Fee

September 30, 2016

Center for Intercultural Relations Police Officer Office Hours Chief Josh Mays addressed recent student concerns regarding the San Diego State Police...

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San Diego State students demand change from campus police

San Diego State students demand change from campus police

September 28, 2016

Two San Diego State student groups will request a list of reforms from the campus police department at next month’s open forum with Captain Joshua Mays...

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Salsa Club dances through campus

Salsa Club dances through campus

September 21, 2016

The San Diego State Salsa Club has been welcoming students of all dance skill levels since 2013. The organization’s purpose is to foster a salsa and...

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The walkway into the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

A.S. update: Re-launch of “Your Voice Matters,” spring events

September 19, 2016

Associated Students’ College Life Council discussed campus changes and upcoming events on their second council meeting on Sept. 14.   Community Service...

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SDSU Chief of Police Josh Mays said university police will make changes to the way they describe suspects to be more racially sensitive.

[UPDATED]: Video of SDSUPD forcefully detaining man sparks campus demonstrations

September 15, 2016

This story was updated at 7:45pm.  A video shot on San Diego State campus appears to show two San Diego State Police Department officers forcefully...

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SDSU ranked top 30 for LGBTQ love

SDSU ranked top 30 for LGBTQ love

September 14, 2016

San Diego State is ranked among the top 30 LGBTQ-friendly universities in the nation, according to The Campus Pride Index. The Campus Pride Index is...

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Campus construction continues through fall semester

September 7, 2016

New Recreation Field A new recreation field located behind Storm Hall West opened on Aug. 29. The field belongs to Aztec Recreation and includes turf...

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SDSU Chief Diversity Officer Aaron Bruce recognized as emerging leader

SDSU Chief Diversity Officer Aaron Bruce recognized as emerging leader

August 29, 2016

San Diego State’s Chief Diversity Officer, Aaron Bruce, made the list for the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders by Diversity MBA...

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SDSU LGBT Studies and Pride Center receive $200,000 grant

SDSU LGBT Studies and Pride Center receive $200,000 grant

August 17, 2016

Local philanthropist David Gubser signed a gift confirmation form donating $200,000 to San Diego State in June that will be split evenly and gifted to...

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A.S. update: Smart classroom fees, end-of-year achievements

A.S. update: Smart classroom fees, end-of-year achievements

April 22, 2016

On April 20, 2016, A.S. members started wrapping up the school year with a University Council meeting and the last Campus Life Council Commission Meeting...

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OUTreach and the Latino Students Social Work Association raise $3,000 for foster youth

OUTreach and the Latino Students Social Work Association raise $3,000 for foster youth

April 20, 2016

OUTreach and the Latino Students Social Work Association collaborated to raise $3,000 in donations for the California Youth Connection during a Resource...

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'Paper Tigers' screening explores psychology, social work

‘Paper Tigers’ screening explores psychology, social work

April 14, 2016

In solidarity with Child Abuse Awareness Month, OUTreach and the Latino Student Social Work Association are hosting a Resource Fair and screening of the...

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A.S. update: Career management, gender-neutral bathrooms

A.S. update: Career management, gender-neutral bathrooms

March 21, 2016

The Campus Life Council Commission welcomed guests from Zipcar, Career Management Developer and The University Senate and Review Committee in their meeting...

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SDSU students raise $6,000 for

SDSU students raise $6,000 for “Do It For the Love Foundation” during Greek Week

March 14, 2016

Four San Diego State Greek Life councils, consisting of 3,000 members, united and raised $6,000 for the “Do It For the Love Foundation” during Greek...

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A.S. update: Elections, student veteran outreach

A.S. update: Elections, student veteran outreach

March 7, 2016

The College Life Council of Associated Students shared upcoming events and future plans in their meeting on Wednesday, March 2. Student Veteran Organization Student...

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Aztecs celebrate Black History Month on campus

Aztecs celebrate Black History Month on campus

February 26, 2016

February is Black History Month, and several organizations at San Diego State have celebrated with events, discussions, and tributes. “Since SDSU...

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A.S. update: Aztec mascot controversy, spring events

A.S. update: Aztec mascot controversy, spring events

February 19, 2016

The College Life Council of Associated Students discussed the CSU faculty strike, various organizational updates, and the continuing controversy surrounding...

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla addressed Associated Students on Feb. 3.

A.S. update: California Secretary of State guest speaker and voter registration

February 5, 2016

The College Life Council of Associated Students had its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Feb. 3, during which it discussed future plans and...

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One of the buildings where SDSU students will study abroad.

The country of Georgia hosts STEM students from San Diego State

February 3, 2016

San Diego State beat out 27 other universities for a $30 million grant, the largest grant in SDSU history, from the Millennium Challenge Corporation in...

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Aztecs celebrate Indian traditions at Diwali festival

Aztecs celebrate Indian traditions at Diwali festival

December 1, 2015

The Sanskriti Association of Indian Students hosted its second annual Diwali event to celebrate the largest festival in Hindu religion and to promote cultural...

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Aztec alumni share leadership advice with current students

Aztec alumni share leadership advice with current students

November 17, 2015

Current San Diego State students gathered in Montezuma Hall on Thursday, Nov. 12, to hear advice from SDSU alumni about becoming successful leaders. The...

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Demonstrators bring Mizzou movement to SDSU

Demonstrators bring Mizzou movement to SDSU

November 13, 2015

The Africana Studies Major and Minor Association, Concerned Students and other San Diego State student organizations coordinated a rally Thursday in solidarity...

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Campus police address concerns following Fresno State threat

Campus police address concerns following Fresno State threat

November 10, 2015

Following an anonymous threat to Fresno State on Yik Yak on Nov. 2, the San Diego State Police Department assessed how it would handle a similar situation. The...

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SDSU scientists discover new way for viruses to fight bacteria

SDSU scientists discover new way for viruses to fight bacteria

November 6, 2015

New research from a team of San Diego State scientists has the potential to prevent the spread of dangerous bacteria in the human body. Their work was...

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Aztecs learn to avoid offensive Halloween costumes

Aztecs learn to avoid offensive Halloween costumes

October 29, 2015

San Diego State's Women’s Resource Center and the Center for Intercultural Relations collaborated to create a seminar this week to educate students...

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Students react with strong emotions to ‘Orange is the New Black’ speaker

Students react with strong emotions to ‘Orange is the New Black’ speaker

October 16, 2015

Lea DeLaria, an actor known for her role as “Big Boo” on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” spoke to SDSU students on Monday, Oct. 12....

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'Orange is the New Black' star to speak at SDSU

‘Orange is the New Black’ star to speak at SDSU

October 12, 2015

“Orange is the New Black” star and LGBTQ activist Lea DeLaria will speak to San Diego State students Monday night in Montezuma Hall. “DeLaria’s...

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Documentary spotlights forgotten leader of farm labor movement

Documentary spotlights forgotten leader of farm labor movement

October 7, 2015

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Filipino American History Month, San Diego State’s Filipino American Cultural Empowerment group collaborated...

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Honors club performs international community service

September 23, 2015

Scholars Without Borders is a San Diego State honors society, which aims to bring awareness to issues, provide resources, and recognize scholarly achievement...

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