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Kelly Kerrigan, Senior Staff Writer

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Senior Farewell: Kelly Kerrigan

Senior Farewell: Kelly Kerrigan

May 15, 2020

In October of my freshman year, I nervously sent in sample pieces to The Daily Aztec hoping there could be a spot for me as a writer. I remember flipping...

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A modern Renaissance: Senior says quarantine has cleared time for creative expression

May 10, 2020

For Dane Allebes Anderson, boundaries simply do not exist; not in life, not in art and not in his mind. The applied design senior has spent his college...

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See is uploading fashion videos to her Youtube channel

A modern Renaissance: Fashion student makes Youtube channel to share looks

May 6, 2020

Business management and entrepreneurship junior Alexya See decided to bring her adoration of fashion and lifestyle to YouTube during quarantine. Her...

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Grant Spiegal created for my friends and his own music.

A modern Renaissance: Quarantine grants student artists time to hone in on their craft

April 20, 2020

A Modern Renaissance The renaissance was an era of rebirth for humanity during the 14th through 17th centuries of European culture. During this time,...

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After wanting red cords, he finally scored some.

Scene at State: Red Corduroy and Converse

March 17, 2020

Meet Peter Pagel, the nursing freshman who expresses himself best through thrifting and styling. His favorite staple pieces include overalls, patterned...

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She experiments with bright, interesting makeup styles.

Scene at State: Royal fashion from trendy student

February 26, 2020

When you tie together the royalty of the late Prince and the boldness of modern fashion icon Travis Scott, somewhere in the middle you’ll find media...

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Dating tips for dummies

Dating tips for dummies

February 12, 2020

Rom-coms have made us believe that dating is easy and fate will draw us together with our one true love. According to the movies, we’ll drop our wallet...

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Pink makeup and filters are a classic look for eGirls.

New influencers on the block: eTeens

February 5, 2020

A year ago, if you asked me or anyone my age what Tik Tok was, we would have had no idea what you were talking about.  Now, Tik Tok has lured us in...

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Australian rocker Tame Impala is set to perform at Pechanga Arena on March 9 after the release of his anticipated album

Spring concert guide for San Diego

January 22, 2020

San Diego is bringing lots of musical talent this upcoming spring. Large acts hit hot spots in San Diego such as the Observatory, SOMA, Pechanga and San...

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Graphic design senior turns album art into a career

Graphic design senior turns album art into a career

November 20, 2019

For graphic design senior Chandler Brunelli, what started off as a hobby of recreating his favorite album art has now turned into a career. Brunelli has...

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Photography student creates his own realities

Photography student creates his own realities

November 20, 2019

When marketing senior Steven Tyson seeks to find comfort in life, escape reality and find serenity in the natural world, he takes a look through his camera...

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10 trends to bring out for fall fashion in San Diego

10 trends to bring out for fall fashion in San Diego

October 30, 2019

Fall weather is upon us. That means Halloween is coming, the leaves are changing and football season is here to stay. Around the country, people are pulling...

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Booch Please

JuneShine starts quirky industry trend

October 16, 2019

You can no longer go to a bar or grocery store in San Diego without finding hard kombucha on the shelves. The distinct flavors and potent taste of kombucha...

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Lizzo dropped a new album and will be performing at San Diego State on Thursday, Oct. 24. at the Cal Coast Open Air Theater.

Upcoming semester chock full of concerts

August 14, 2019

This past summer was not short of new things, like animal prints, colorful makeup, “Euphoria” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” But, most importantly...

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Pop breakthrough Billie Eilish will perform at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU on July 13.

A guide to San Diego’s summer concerts

May 8, 2019

Summertime is right around the corner, and with that comes a lot of artists stopping by San Diego and the rest of Southern California on their big summer...

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(Left to right) IFC President Jacob Mahony, CPA President Nicole Calise and women’s studies sophomore Alison Aiken discussed their perspectives on Greek life at an April 22 event. The event tackled the issue of sexual assault within the Greek community.

Campus groups work to tackle sexual assault in Greek life

May 8, 2019

Throughout the media Greek organizations across the nation have been scrutinized over the last few decades based on their actions. Two programs here at...

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Mt. Joy and Wilderado show potential at San Diego concert

Mt. Joy and Wilderado show potential at San Diego concert

April 10, 2019

Wilderado and Mt. Joy concluded their tours on Sunday, April 7 at the Music Box in San Diego, with two raw authentic performances leaving the audience...

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Interior architecture senior Shadi Karbasi and business management junior Delfina Glover sell pieces on their Instagram pages, @delfinaglover and @shadi.karbasi.

Scene at State

March 27, 2019

Vintage and recycled clothing is coming back into style more than ever. People are starting to make conscious efforts to find articles of environmentally-friendly...

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How to make a college room feel like home

How to make a college room feel like home

March 6, 2019

Living in the College Area is far from luxurious, usually very loud and not always as clean and cozy as the home you grew up in. No matter where in the...

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Pop singer Dua Lipa took home the award for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys ceremony.

Everything to know about this year’s Grammy winners

February 20, 2019

This year's Grammy Awards tried to put a fresh spin on the awards ceremony, addressing social issues throughout and hiring Alicia Keys as host, whose messages...

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Rotaract Club to host 'More Than Music' Fest to support those affected by wildfires

Rotaract Club to host ‘More Than Music’ Fest to support those affected by wildfires

February 6, 2019

Rotaract Club has created a way to combine San Diego State’s passion for music and art while giving back to the community at its event “More Than Music”...

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Viejas Arena dará oprtunidad para la vacunación de más personas elegibles en la comunidad de San Diego

A guide to San Diego’s spring concerts

January 23, 2019

While 2018 was a great year for the music industry, leaving us with incredible, groundbreaking, new albums and artists, 2019 has potential to be even better....

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Five essential books for music lovers

Five essential books for music lovers

November 28, 2018

If you find yourself being a lover of all things music, one of the best ways to indulge in your obsession, beyond listening to artists and going to concerts,...

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Scene at State: Animal print's resurgence

Scene at State: Animal print’s resurgence

November 16, 2018

As we put the vibrant colors of summer fashion back into storage, it is time to pull out the cozy warm-colored sweaters and coats for this winter. The...

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Scene at State

Scene at State

November 7, 2018

Bringing old aspects of past decades into modern society has been quite the trend nowadays, whether it is with music, art, hairstyles and so much more....

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Alina Baraz's recent stop at the Observatory was the last on her tour in support of EP

Alina Baraz shines at the Observatory

October 31, 2018

The soulful Alina Baraz stepped onto stage at the Observatory in North Park on Oct. 24, closing the tour in support of her new EP, “The Color of You.”...

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The Growlers bring 'beach goth' to Soma

The Growlers bring ‘beach goth’ to Soma

October 24, 2018

Tucked away behind the Valley View Casino Center, surf rock band The Growlers seized the night at Soma on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The California natives danced...

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Greta Van Fleet holds free show, film screening in Los Angeles

Greta Van Fleet holds free show, film screening in Los Angeles

September 12, 2018

In the middle of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, up-and-coming rock band Greta Van Fleet invited fans for a free private screening of their new film and intimate...

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The Smashing Pumpkins' reunion tour is more than nostalgia

The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion tour is more than nostalgia

September 6, 2018

In San Diego,  full of blue skies, palm trees and endless summers, the Smashing Pumpkins brought the dark wave of alternative rock that music fans have...

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Ayman Dandashi displaying CBD oils.

Student’s life-changing accident leads to 2 CBD companies

August 24, 2018

After Ayman Dandashi severed all his nerves, tendons and ulnar artery in his right arm in a life-threatening accident, he had no choice but to turn to...

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Campus meningitis vaccine clinics to take place in Viejas Arena on Oct. 5 and 8.

A guide to San Diego’s upcoming concerts

August 19, 2018

Not only is San Diego a great city for its coastal climate, unbelievable beaches and tourist attractions, but it also happens to be quite the hub for concerts....

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How to utilize your ARC membership to the fullest

How to utilize your ARC membership to the fullest

August 16, 2018

Whether you are paying for your Aztec Recreation Center membership or living in on-campus housing with the membership included, it’s difficult to know...

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OPINION: Stoner music buds into campus

April 18, 2018

Soundtracks of pot smokers 20 years ago probably consisted of Slightly Stoopid, 311 and Sublime. However since the legalization of weed in California...

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Colly & Whomptie perform at The House of Blues on January 21.

SDSU rap duo mixes diversity with drops

April 4, 2018

In college, it seems as though the smallest similarities with others can result in the greatest relationships. For rap duo Colly & Whomptie what sparked...

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Surviving SDSU, one housing horror story at a time

Surviving SDSU, one housing horror story at a time

March 7, 2018

Welcome to San Diego State, where every month students pay their incredibly high rent to live in subpar housing and inadequate living situations. College...

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X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris stole the stage with his saxophone solo at SOMA on Friday Feb. 23.

X Ambassadors prove to be ‘Renegades’

February 28, 2018

Owning the stage in his black and white button-up shirt, X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris entrapped the audience into a musical spell over the next...

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Surviving the day of love with this Anti-Valentine’s Day playlist

February 14, 2018

It seems like in one way or another music always finds a way to relate to love. On Valentine's Day, the last thing any single person wants to hear is gushy...

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Marketing senior Noah Chen models his own fashion line Koi Clothing.

Scene at State

February 8, 2018

A streetwear brand that promotes more than just fashion is beginning to make its appearance on campus. KOI Clothing, a streetwear brand created by marketing...

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Nick Jonas welcomes us to the jungle in 'Jumanji'

Nick Jonas welcomes us to the jungle in ‘Jumanji’

December 19, 2017

In 1995 one of the most well known movies of all time was released that detailed the story of an intricate board game that absorbs its players into the...

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One of Jackson Dean's backup musicians accompanies the R&B singer.

Students Rock out while recycling at GreenFest’s Battle of the Bands

December 13, 2017

This years Battle of the Bands proved once again how talented the students of San Diego State are. The event, hosted by GreenFest, promoted sustainability...

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Last year's Battle of the Band winner Wet Lettuce seen posing after their win.

Upcoming Battle of the Bands strikes a chord with student musicians

December 5, 2017

Want to go to a rock, rap, EDM and country concert all in one? Associated Students Greenfest is hosting a Battle of the Bands this Thursday that will include...

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Members of Pi Kappa Alpha and Delta Gamma paint a mural at Clay Elementary School in San Diego on Nov. 14-16.

PIKE and Delta Gamma team up for artistic community service

November 20, 2017

During the season of giving, members of the Pi Kappa Alpha, or PIKE, fraternity and the Delta Gamma sorority decided to give back to the San Diego community...

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Director Joseph Kosinski speaks with actor Josh Brolin while on the set of Columbia Pictures'

‘Only the Brave’ spreads awareness of wildfires and honors the Granite Mountain Hotshots

October 17, 2017

On June 30, 2013 a group of firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots led the way into the deadly wildfires of Yarnell Hill in Arizona, risking...

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Marketing junior Nathalie Rojas competed in a meet held at UCLA last year.

New gymnastics club vaults into competition

October 9, 2017

San Diego State offers sporting clubs ranging from cycling, skiing, snowboarding and surfing. However until last fall, SDSU was missing one of the most...

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Brunelli created this album art for the single

Graphic design sophomore creates album art for celebrities

October 3, 2017

What do Lil Yachty, Migos, Playboi Carti and Rich the Kid have in common? It may not be obvious, but San Diego State graphic design sophomore Chandler...

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Frequently busy during the day, the pedestrian bridge connects many SDSU dorms to campus.

The freshman guide to dorms

August 22, 2017

Living in the dorms can be difficult at times, but perhaps the most memorable college experience anyone fresh out of high school can have is through dorm...

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Courtesy of Michael Gould

Freshman records music every day in dorm

April 5, 2017

When college decisions approached, Michael Gould was unsure of what to declare as his major. He went his entire life assuming he would become a doctor...

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Courtesy of Harrison Barkman

Adding a little bit of ‘BLIIS’ to everyday life

January 25, 2017

Bliss by definition means to reach a state of perfect happiness, typically leading to oblivion of everything else that is unimportant. The word bliss...

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Students create Project Lunchbox to help Syrian refugees

December 9, 2016

Since the civil war broken out in Syria in 2011, 11 million refugees have fled to other countries such as Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt living in poor...

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Photo courtesy of Josh Goldstein

Engineer doubles as photographer

November 16, 2016

A simple gift from grandma could change your life forever. At 16-years-old Josh Goldstein received an old digital single-lens reflex camera from his...

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Courtesy of Associated Students

Aztecs Rock Hunger for San Diego

October 26, 2016

The fall season is known for falling leaves, colder temperatures and pumpkin spice lattes. But at food banks across the country, the fall season means...

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'Trickers' do more than back flips

‘Trickers’ do more than back flips

October 5, 2016

If you have ever walked past Hepner Hall on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon you may have seen students who appear to be jumping or doing back flips to...

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