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Kaitlyn Little

Kaitlyn Little, News Editor

Kaitlyn is a journalism senior at San Diego State and is pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. She went to a dual enrollment high school where she attended both Academy of the Canyons and College of the Canyons, and currently holds two liberal arts associate's degrees in social sciences and math/science. Follow her on Twitter @kaitlynalittle.

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San Diego State freshmen move out of campus housing in mid-March amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Semester in Review: Coronavirus and a historic season for men’s basketball

May 16, 2020

The spring 2020 semester at San Diego State was turbulent and quickly cut short by the onset of COVID-19. Here are some of the biggest things that happened: Coronavirus...

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Senior Farewell: Kaitlyn Little

Senior Farewell: Kaitlyn Little

May 15, 2020

A pandemic wasn’t how I imagined closing out my senior year at SDSU. Finishing college at 20 years old in two years can be pretty daunting. My dual...

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BREAKING: San Diego State moves to mostly virtual instruction for fall 2020 semester

BREAKING: San Diego State moves to mostly virtual instruction for fall 2020 semester

May 12, 2020

San Diego State has announced it’s moving forward with virtual instruction through SDSU Flex, with some exceptions, for the fall 2020 semester in a university-wide...

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Signs outside of a construction zone by the SDSU Gateway Center warn about the dangers of COVID-19 and how to stay safe.

$130 million in projects suspended at SDSU to mitigate impacts of coronavirus

May 7, 2020

San Diego State has decided to suspend $130 million in projects in an attempt to mitigate the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according...

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El Centro de Brasil en SDSU organizó su conferencia virtual con invitados Abner Francisco Sótenos, Monique Paula, y Watufani Poe. Los invitados hablaron sobre los problemas raciales y sociales en Brasil.

SDSU won’t be issuing refunds for tuition, mandatory campus fees

April 19, 2020

San Diego State has decided, based on current guidance from the California State University, that it will not be refunding tuition and mandatory campus...

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SDSU moves online-only for summer 2020 semester, fall tuition repayment extended

SDSU moves online-only for summer 2020 semester, fall tuition repayment extended

April 8, 2020

San Diego State announced in a university-wide email that the summer 2020 semester will be online-only due to the current global pandemic. The school...

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A.S. presidential candidate Christian Holt

SDSU 2020 Vision slate wins four A.S. executive positions in low-turnout election

March 27, 2020

The SDSU 2020 Vision slate claimed victory in the four executive positions it contested in the 2020 Associated Students elections, it was announced Thursday...

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SDSU employee tests positive for COVID-19, all events canceled for rest of semester

SDSU employee tests positive for COVID-19, all events canceled for rest of semester

March 24, 2020

A San Diego State employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a university-wide email sent out March 24.  The email said the employee is...

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CA governor issues 'stay at home' order, SDSU to remain open

CA governor issues ‘stay at home’ order, SDSU to remain open

March 20, 2020

San Diego State sent a university-wide email on March 19 informing the campus community of the changes following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement for...

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SDSU students given one day to move out of campus housing

SDSU students given one day to move out of campus housing

March 17, 2020

Students living on campus have one day to move out as all San Diego State residential communities will close on March 18 at 7 p.m. due to the coronavirus...

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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.

SDSU moves all labs to virtual platform, library closes temporarily

March 15, 2020

San Diego State has decided to shift all classes to a virtual platform, including labs, as well as temporarily closing the library, according to a university-wide...

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PSFA Dean Peggy Shannon answered questions from faculty and staff on March 11 and March 12 pertaining to the decision for SDSU to go online-only.

PSFA holds open forum for faculty, staff to discuss updates as SDSU goes virtual

March 13, 2020

In light of San Diego State moving classes to a virtual platform after this week, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts held open forums with...

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PSFA pushing classes to virtual platforms, rest of university preparing to follow suit

March 10, 2020

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts is shifting most courses to virtual platforms beginning today, according to an email sent to students....

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University Senate votes to waive study abroad graduation requirement amid coronavirus outbreak

March 4, 2020

The San Diego State University Senate approved a waiver for the international experience requirement, which requires students to study abroad, due to the...

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SDSU study abroad programs cut short in South Korea in response to coronavirus

SDSU study abroad programs cut short in South Korea in response to coronavirus

February 27, 2020

San Diego State has decided to cancel the study abroad programs in South Korea for the spring semester due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a...

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Students exhibiting any symptoms of mumps are encouraged to reach out to a medical provider.

Mumps outbreak declared at SDSU, cases centered in nearby apartment complex

February 26, 2020

An outbreak of mumps has been declared at San Diego State by San Diego County Health and Human Services, according to a Feb. 26 campus-wide email from...

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Dylan Hernandez, a freshman at SDSU, died on Nov. 8 after falling off his bunk bed in his dorm room. He had attended a fraternity party before the incident.

Medical examiner’s report confirms alcohol and THC at time of Hernandez’s death

January 23, 2020

An official county medical examiner’s report released Thursday afternoon confirmed the presence of alcohol and THC in the system of the 19-year-old San...

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New details come forth about investigation into death of SDSU freshman

New details come forth about investigation into death of SDSU freshman

January 20, 2020

San Diego State is being forced to address questions surrounding the November death of freshman Dylan Hernandez following the release of details from a...

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Anti-semitic leaders invited to speak at SDSU slavery reparations summit

Anti-semitic leaders invited to speak at SDSU slavery reparations summit

December 27, 2019

A San Diego State student proposal for a summit to discuss slavery reparations sparked controversy when the list of proposed speakers included accused...

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There is currently no known, immediate threat to campus, according to police officials. San Diego Police Department is currently heading this case.

Student attacked in robbery at campus intersection

December 12, 2019

Early this morning around 1:25 a.m., a San Diego State student was robbed while crossing an intersection near 55th Street and Lindo Paseo, according to...

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Dylan Hernandez, a freshman at SDSU, died on Nov. 8 after falling off his bunk bed in his dorm room. He had attended a fraternity party before the incident.

Semester in review: Freshman death, scooter ban, SDSU Mission Valley

December 11, 2019

THE DEATH OF DYLAN HERNANDEZ AND IFC FRATERNITY BAN  On Nov. 8, San Diego State freshman Dylan Hernandez died after allegedly attending a fraternity...

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Everything we know about the death of an SDSU freshman

November 13, 2019

A San Diego State freshman died on Nov. 8 after allegedly attending a fraternity event, resulting in the suspension of all 14 Interfraternity Council-affiliated...

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President Adela de la Torre announced the launch of two presidential task forces in response to the death of a fraternity pledge last week.

President Adela de la Torre creates two task forces in response to fraternity pledge death

November 12, 2019

After the death of 19-year-old Dylan Hernandez, President Adela de la Torre called for the creation of two Presidential Task Force groups in a Nov. 12...

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A firetruck drives along Campanile walkway around 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 during a campus power outage.

Power outage occurs across San Diego, SDSU classes canceled

November 12, 2019

Update: Nov. 12, 5:53 p.m. Power has been returned to most on-campus residential communities except South Campus Plaza North and South, Huāxyacac and...

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All 14 IFC-affiliated fraternities suspended following incident at chapter party

[Video] All 14 IFC-affiliated fraternities suspended following incident at chapter party

November 8, 2019

San Diego State President Adela de la Torre has suspended all Interfraternity Council chapters after SDSU Police launched an investigation into an incident...

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Phi Kappa Psi raised over $30,000 dollars for their breast cancer philanthropy event.

Phi Kappa Psi fundraiser breaks SDSU Greek life record

October 30, 2019

Phi Kappa Psi’s San Diego State chapter has broken the record for most money raised by a Greek organization on campus. In their breast cancer philanthropy...

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[Video] Four more fraternities placed on interim suspension following alcohol, hazing, health violations

October 21, 2019

Four more fraternities have been put on interim suspension at San Diego State — bringing the total number of chapters facing disciplinary investigations...

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[Video] Courage Through Cancer Fund supports students with cancer

September 28, 2019

The Wallace, Shatsky, Blackburn, Courage Through Cancer Fund aids students and their loved ones who are dealing with cancer

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Three suspects involved in armed robbery on Montezuma Road

Three suspects involved in armed robbery on Montezuma Road

September 19, 2019

Three men are wanted for an armed robbery that took place on Montezuma Road, according to a university-wide email sent out by the San Diego State Police...

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

SDSU graduate sentenced to probation, required to take course in tolerance after sending racist Snapchat

September 19, 2019

The San Diego State graduate who made racist threats on Snapchat against a student last April has now been sentenced in court. Martin Jesus Ruiz received...

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Select Aztec Market locations will no longer accept cash payments.

Aztec Market residential locations go cashless

September 18, 2019

The Aztec Market’s residential locations are no longer accepting cash payment starting this semester. This includes the markets located at Cuicacalli,...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: Sept. 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Three fraternities are now barred from social events following alcohol-related incidents, a dangerous warning from the County District Attorney’s office,...

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Three SDSU fraternities land on interim suspension

Three SDSU fraternities land on interim suspension

September 11, 2019

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Upsilon and Phi Kappa Psi were placed on interim suspension in late August for alcohol-related incidents.  All three suspensions...

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Dr. Sonja Pruitt-Lord of San Diego State was one of 19 CSU faculty honored with the Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award.

SDSU associate director awarded by The California State University

September 4, 2019

Dr. Sonja Pruitt-Lord, associate director for Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, was one of 19 California State University faculty members honored...

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SDSU fans tailgate before an Aztec football home game.

SDSU football sees season ticket sales drop 15%

September 4, 2019

2019 season ticket sales have dropped about 15% from last year’s season ticket sales for San Diego State football. To date, 11,658 season tickets...

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Crime report: Vehicle burglary, weapons on campus, trespassing

Crime report: Vehicle burglary, weapons on campus, trespassing

August 23, 2019

Vehicle Burglary Seven vehicle burglaries were reported on Aug. 11 at Montage. Many of the car windows were broken, and items taken from the inside...

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White nationalist hate groups spread flyers, stickers on campus

White nationalist hate groups spread flyers, stickers on campus

August 22, 2019

A campus-wide email sent on Thursday afternoon informed the San Diego State community that white nationalist hate groups had spread flyers and stickers...

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SDSU has seen an increase of local transfer students.

Transfers from local community colleges increase

August 13, 2019

San Diego State is seeing a rise in local community college transfers as the university increases available spots for transfer students. Interim Associate...

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic San Diego State has transitioned to primarily online instruction using Zoom, Canvas and Blackboard.

Campus-wide email warns of webcam security flaw

July 16, 2019

A campus-wide email sent on July 11 informed students of a security flaw in the computer software, Zoom. “Reports this week indicated that the Zoom...

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[Video] Fund created by SDSU alumna, employee supports students troubled by cancer

July 15, 2019

On Sept. 1, 2017, Tammy Blackburn was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. She went into remission less than a year later, but this would be cut short...

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SDSU mandates full meningitis B vaccine for new students

SDSU mandates full meningitis B vaccine for new students

May 31, 2019

After San Diego State saw an outbreak of meningitis in September 2018, a new requirement for fall 2019 will force new and incoming students to receive...

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El Centro de Salud Calpulli esta disponible para la comunidad de SDSU.

Students in need of psychological services say Calpulli falls flat

May 8, 2019

Many students have voiced frustration with their experiences with San Diego State’s psychological services at Calpulli, however, they’re drastically...

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Christian victim of sexual assault said her values fogged her recovery

Christian victim of sexual assault said her values fogged her recovery

May 8, 2019

Note: This story includes explicit descriptions of sexual assault. Not everyone experiences sexual assault the same way. People have different experiences...

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Womyn’s Outreach Association President Shelby Rodich led the Take Back the Night march on campus.

[Photo] Campus sexual assault resources push to reach the ill informed

May 8, 2019

Womyn’s Outreach Association President Shelby Rodich led the Take Back the Night march on campus.

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Officials said they're currently unsure of when the road will be reopened. Photo by Kaitlyn Little.

Crews to close Aztec Circle Drive again to make repairs to pipe that caused sinkhole

April 25, 2019

The sinkhole that appeared on campus Tuesday night has been attributed to a storm drain collapse along Aztec Circle Drive, according to an April 24 campus-wide...

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A sinkhole found on Tuesday night has prompted the closure of some parts of Aztec Circle Drive.

Sinkhole on east end of campus prompts partial closure of Aztec Circle Drive

April 24, 2019

A sinkhole was discovered Tuesday night near a stop sign in front of Facilities Services along Aztec Circle Drive. According to official San Diego State...

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[Video] SDSU students voice opinions on college admissions scandal

April 24, 2019

In light of the recent college admissions scandal, San Diego State students discuss their views on the issue.

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Womyn’s Outreach Association President Shelby Rodich led the Take Back the Night march on campus.

Take Back the Night returns to SDSU

April 17, 2019

The Andrea O'Donnell Womyn's Outreach Association hosted Take Back the Night, an open mic and rally for survivors and allies against sexual violence, on...

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Dania Brett, University Senate Administrative Analyst, holds a sign that says

Black community, allies pledge to fight racism following break-in at Black Resource Center

April 16, 2019

Students, teachers and faculty gathered at the Black Resource Center on April 15 to sign pledges to “create a welcoming and safe climate for San Diego...

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A number of items were reported stolen from the campus bookstore between Feb. 26 and March 15.

Crime report: Suspicious emails, illegal soliciting

April 4, 2019

Robbery A wallet was reported stolen in an armed robbery around 1 a.m. on Feb. 28 in the 5500 block of Montezuma Road. Urinating in Public Around...

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

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

March 20, 2019

Position: Vice President of University Affairs Name: George Scott Year: Junior Major: Marketing Slate: Vote SDSU Why did you decide to...

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[Video] SDSU Adaptive Athletic Sports seek to take athletes to the Paralympics

March 12, 2019

Paralympic hopefuls get one-on-one training and mentorship from SDSU Adaptive Athletic sports *An early version of this video was uploaded and taken...

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Crime report: Indecent exposure, bike theft

Crime report: Indecent exposure, bike theft

March 7, 2019

Burglary A vending machine was broken into and money was taken out at South Art on Avenue Of Arts at 5:35 a.m. on Feb. 15. Robbery A girl reportedly...

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Three robberies hit College Area in 8-day span

Three robberies hit College Area in 8-day span

March 6, 2019

Within the last two weeks of February, three robberies took place in the College Area. The incidents kicked off on the night of Feb. 20 when two people...

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Local sophomores struggle to secure campus housing

Local sophomores struggle to secure campus housing

March 6, 2019

Some of San Diego State’s local sophomores might be out of luck if they’re seeking to live on campus next year simply because there might not be enough...

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Police: College Area theft leaves victim with minor injuries

Police: College Area theft leaves victim with minor injuries

February 23, 2019

A victim was robbed of their phone and sustained minor injuries from two suspects in the College Area according to San Diego Police. The incident occurred...

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Ramona Pérez will teach an introductory course on the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs starting again this semester.

Nahuatl language class brings Aztec culture close to home

February 13, 2019

Students at San Diego State now have the opportunity to learn the Nahuatl language — a language spoken in the Aztec empire — through Elementary Nahuatl...

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Crime report: Theft at the bookstore, alcohol possession

Crime report: Theft at the bookstore, alcohol possession

February 5, 2019

Vehicle Burglary An individual found the front door of their vehicle ajar in Parking 17 around 6 p.m on Jan. 25. Alcohol Possession An SDSU student...

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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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La profesora Laura Castañeda se une al Departamento de Periodismo en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego

La profesora Laura Castañeda se une al Departamento de Periodismo en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego

January 23, 2019

Este semestre, la profesora Laura Castañeda llegará a la Universidad Estatal de San Diego como la coordinadora de pasantías para los estudiantes en...

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Crime report: Computer theft, trespassing

Crime report: Computer theft, trespassing

January 23, 2019

Burglary It was reported around noon on Jan. 2 that an individual broke into the kitchen area of the Faculty Staff Club on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29. Around...

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Laura Castaneda will begin her new position as the journalism department internship coordinator this semester.

Journalism department gears up for new internship coordinator

January 23, 2019

This semester, Laura Castañeda will be joining the San Diego State School of Journalism and Media Studies as its new internship coordinator, where she...

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RAs find themselves doubling as dorm security in recent trespassing incidents

RAs find themselves doubling as dorm security in recent trespassing incidents

December 13, 2018

A man followed a group of girls into Zura Residence Halls earlier this month, marking the third trespassing incident into freshman housing at San Diego...

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Crime Report: Bookstore, vehicle thefts

Crime Report: Bookstore, vehicle thefts

December 11, 2018

Theft A non-SDSU student was cited for theft of a beanie from the SDSU Bookstore and advised to stay away from campus for seven days around 4:30 p.m....

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A.S. Update: University contemplates approach to supporting transborder commuter students

A.S. Update: University contemplates approach to supporting transborder commuter students

November 30, 2018

The Associated Students University Council met on Nov. 28 to discuss issues regarding the caravan of Central American migrants that has arrived in Tijuana...

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Crime report: Siphoning gas from vehicles, license plate theft

Crime report: Siphoning gas from vehicles, license plate theft

November 30, 2018

Vehicle Tampering and Theft of Parts Between Nov. 13 and 16, five individuals reported finding single holes punched in their gas tanks with gas siphoned...

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The International Peace Village on Nov. 15 attracted many new attendees as the organizers taught students about different countries and cultures.

International Peace Village event thrives in new location

November 20, 2018

With sounds of music from a classical Indian dance to a Bamboo Stick Dance and flags strung across the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, students found...

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Five suspects rob, attack victim at campus transit station

Five suspects rob, attack victim at campus transit station

November 20, 2018

Five people were wanted in connection with a robbery that took place Sunday night at the San Diego State MTS Transit station, university officials said. Officers...

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Campus religious group grapples with false sex trafficking rumors

November 14, 2018

Despite being proven false, rumors about a religious group targeting girls for human trafficking are still circulating on social media and some students...

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Crime Report: Stolen laptops, battery at an apartment complex

November 13, 2018

Battery Around 12:40 p.m. on Nov. 4, two people reportedly ran into a unit in Zapotec Apartments, physically attacked someone inside, then fled on foot. Indecent...

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A.S. Update: CalFresh application event, possible meningitis vaccination requirement

A.S. Update: CalFresh application event, possible meningitis vaccination requirement

November 13, 2018

Associated Students' University Council met in the Student Union on Nov. 7 to discuss Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, updates on the meningitis...

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Ofo bikes are often found damaged around campus, something Associated Students Sustainability Commissioner Cassie Weinberg said has contributed to the end of the university's partnership with the company.

SDSU ends pilot partnership with Ofo

November 7, 2018

A pilot program with Ofo rental bikes and San Diego State has been cut short due to unfulfilled promises and dissatisfaction with the bikes, university...

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Casi 2 millones de votantes se registraron en el condado de San Diego durante las elecciones presidenciales de 2020.

San Diego’s 2018 ballot, explained

October 31, 2018

CANDIDATES Senate: Kevin de León, Democrat Kevin de León is a Democratic candidate challenging current U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow...

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Crime report: Handling turtles, laptop theft, public intoxication

October 26, 2018

Public Intoxication A student was reported to police about 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 for rummaging through a backpack in the Love Library while apparently drunk....

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Crime report: Vandalism in the communications building, hydroflask theft, public drunkenness

Crime report: Vandalism in the communications building, hydroflask theft, public drunkenness

October 16, 2018

Suspicious Person A non-SDSU student was arrested and taken to jail for public intoxication and obstructing a peace officer around noon on Sept. 25. A...

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