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Senior Farewell: Kelly Smiley

May 2, 2018

“I looked through your photos and while the composition is fine, they are all low quality. I bet that we can chalk that up due to not having the right...

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[Video] These SDSU graduation photos are a mess

April 27, 2018

San Diego State students take graduation photos with glitter and champagne creating potentially dangerous and environmentally harmful messes.

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Brandon Jones, now-former president of SDSU College Republicans, near the Education and Business Administration building on April 23.

[Photo] What’s next for San Diego State’s controversial College Republicans leader?

April 25, 2018

Brandon Jones, now-former president of SDSU College Republicans, near the Education and Business Administration building on April 23.

San Diego States Aztec Warrior mascot – now to be called a spirit leader – at a Mountain West tournament game in Las Vegas in March.

[Photo] Faculty union condemns Aztec mascot

April 23, 2018

San Diego State's Aztec Warrior mascot – now to be called a "spirit leader" – at a Mountain West tournament game in Las Vegas in March.

A San Diego State student exhales after taking a hit of cannabis.

[Photo] Conflict between university rules, state law on marijuana poses challenges for students

April 18, 2018

A San Diego State student exhales after taking a hit of cannabis.

Senior forward Malik Pope at San Diego State’s March 10 game against Fresno State in Las Vegas. Pope was briefly suspended last month after his name surfaced in leaked documents related to a federal investigation into basketball corruption.

[Photo] Malik Pope was suspended for ‘amateurism’ last month. What’s that?

March 21, 2018

Senior forward Malik Pope at San Diego State’s March 10 game against Fresno State in Las Vegas. Pope was briefly suspended last month after his name...

Supporters of the fee increase and ARC expansion proposal --
 including A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs Hayden Willis, Vice President of University Affairs Chris Thomas, Vice President of External Relations Carmel Alon and President Chimezie Ebiriekwe, react to the outcome of the student referendum Wednesday night at Templo Mayor.

[Photo] Students narrowly approve ARC expansion referendum

March 8, 2018

Supporters of the fee increase and ARC expansion proposal -- including A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs Hayden Willis, Vice President of University...

Francisco Martínez, mejor conocido como Panchito, sonríe antes de ir a clase en SDSU.

[Photo] Estudiante de SDSU usa su experiencia para ayudar a su comunidad en Barrio Logan

February 28, 2018

Francisco Martínez, mejor conocido como "Panchito", sonríe antes de ir a clase en SDSU.

Nearly across the street from San Diego State, Adobe Falls is covered in graffiti and is gated for trespassers.

[Photo] Exploring San Diego: A guide to the best hiking and adventure spots for newbies

February 28, 2018

Nearly across the street from San Diego State, Adobe Falls is covered in graffiti and is gated for trespassers.

Aztecs junior infielder David Hensley goes for a ground ball during baseball practice on Jan. 26.

[Photo] Baseball ready for redemption following tournament dissapointment

January 31, 2018

Aztecs junior infielder David Hensley goes for a ground ball during baseball practice on Jan. 26.

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[Photo] Stories to watch in 2018

January 17, 2018

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The campus carnival Aztec Nights event in September of 2016 featured a ferris wheel and other classic carnival rides free for students to enjoy.

[Photo] A.S. presents ‘Best of Aztec Nights’ in upcoming event

January 17, 2018

The campus carnival Aztec Nights event in September of 2016 featured a ferris wheel and other classic carnival rides free for students to enjoy.

Evelia Houston espera en el lado de Tijuana para casarse con Brian Houston.

[Photo] Columna: La esperanza en tres minutos

December 4, 2017

Evelia Houston espera en el lado de Tijuana para casarse con Brian Houston.

A new CSU program automatically substitutes office supply order with sustainable products.

[Photo] New CSU program automatically substitutes supply orders with ‘sustainable’ options

November 30, 2017

A new CSU program automatically substitutes office supply order with sustainable products.

Twelve families had the opportunity to reunite with family members after years of being apart on Nov. 18 at Friendship Park.

[Photo] Families share tears, hugs and words in ‘Opening the Door of Hope’ event at Friendship Park

November 19, 2017

Twelve families had the opportunity to reunite with family members after years of being apart on Nov. 18 at Friendship Park.

Doce familias tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer y reunirse con seres queridos el 18 de noviembre en el evento Abriendo la Puerta de la Esperanza.

[Photo] Familias comparten lágrimas, abrazos y palabras en el Parque de la Amistad

November 18, 2017

Doce familias tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer y reunirse con seres queridos el 18 de noviembre en el evento "Abriendo la Puerta de la Esperanza".

The Aztec Warrior mascot – now to be called a spirit leader – at a football game in fall 2017.

[Photo] Students, alumni react to mascot resolution

November 15, 2017

The Aztec Warrior mascot – now to be called a "spirit leader" – at a football game in fall 2017.

Matisyahu sang his hits at The Music Box in San Diego on Nov. 10.

[Photo] REVIEW: Matisyahu blends an atmosphere of vibrations with reggae

November 15, 2017

Matisyahu sang his hits at The Music Box in San Diego on Nov. 10.

Joaquin Junco Jr., AKA “Junco Canché,” spoke with SDSU in Malcolm A. Love Library on Nov. 8.

[Photo] Student Abby Sage sings into the San Diego music scene

November 15, 2017

Joaquin Junco Jr., AKA “Junco Canché,” spoke with SDSU in Malcolm A. Love Library on Nov. 8.

Local government and business leaders discuss sustainability with students at a panel event Nov. 10. From left to right: Cody Hooven, city of San Diego chief sustainability officer; Ian Bevan, sustainability consultant for EcoNomics, Inc.; and Jonathan Zaidman, director of regional expansion for The Ecology Center.

[Photo] Local business leaders, graduates talk sustainability at panel event

November 13, 2017

Local government and business leaders discuss sustainability with students at a panel event Nov. 10. From left to right: Cody Hooven, city of San Diego...

The Aztec Warrior mascot leads the football team on to the field.

[Photo] University Senate passes resolution to retire use of human Aztec Warrior mascot

November 7, 2017

The Aztec Warrior mascot leads the football team on to the field.

Students hard at work in the Malcolm A. Love Library.

[Photo] Library snoozes cause enforcement confusion

October 31, 2017

Students hard at work in the Malcolm A. Love Library.

Applied mathematics senior Ryan LaMar and kinesiology senior Charmagne Jones were crowned this years homecoming royals Oct. 21.

[Photo] Homecoming royals crowned

October 25, 2017

Applied mathematics senior Ryan LaMar and kinesiology senior Charmagne Jones were crowned this year's homecoming royals Oct. 21.

Senior fullback Nick Bawden runs with the ball during the Aztecs 31-14 loss to Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 14, at SDCCU Stadium.

[Photo] Loss should not dampen dream SDSU season

October 18, 2017

Senior fullback Nick Bawden runs with the ball during the Aztecs 31-14 loss to Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 14, at SDCCU Stadium.

Senior running back Rashaad Penny leaps over Boise State defenders during the Aztecs 31-14 loss on Saturday, Oct.14, at SDCCU Stadium.

[Photo] Football fights with Fresno with potential Mountain West championship berth at stake

October 18, 2017

Senior running back Rashaad Penny leaps over Boise State defenders during the Aztecs 31-14 loss on Saturday, Oct.14, at SDCCU Stadium.

A herd of Bronco defenders converge on redshirt junior quarterback Chirstian Chapman during SDSU’s 14-31 loss to Boise Sttae on Oct. 14. Chapman was sacked four times by the Broncos.

[Photo] Aztecs live and die with the run game

October 18, 2017

A herd of Bronco defenders converge on redshirt junior quarterback Chirstian Chapman during SDSU’s 14-31 loss to Boise Sttae on Oct. 14. Chapman was...

Nutrition senior Lauren Johnson exits the library Oct. 10.

[Photo] Library to expand 24/7 section after cutting hours

October 11, 2017

Nutrition senior Lauren Johnson exits the library Oct. 10.

Sophomore running back Juwan Washington, senior wide receiver Mikah Holder, sophomore linebacker Kyavha Tezino and senior fullback Nick Bawden lead SDSU onto the field before its opening game win over UC Davis Sept. 2.

[Photo] SDSU struts into MW bout with Boise State

October 11, 2017

Sophomore running back Juwan Washington, senior wide receiver Mikah Holder, sophomore linebacker Kyavha Tezino and senior fullback Nick Bawden lead SDSU...

Redshirt junior quarterback Christian Chapman pulls back for a pass during SDSU’s win over Stanford on Sept. 16, 2017.

[Photo] SDSU bamboozled by biased rankings

October 11, 2017

Redshirt junior quarterback Christian Chapman pulls back for a pass during SDSU’s win over Stanford on Sept. 16, 2017.

Deitre Collins-Parker ponders during SDSU’s win over Air Force on Oct. 8, 2017 for her 300th win at SDSU.

[Photo] Volleyball coach cultivates success

October 11, 2017

Deitre Collins-Parker ponders during SDSU’s win over Air Force on Oct. 8, 2017 for her 300th win at SDSU.

The SDSU Walking Club meets twice a week for a two mile loop around campus.

[Photo] SDSU Walking Club takes it one step at a time

August 27, 2017

The SDSU Walking Club meets twice a week for a two mile loop around campus.

Anthropology senior Ricardo Betancourt studies in the library.

[Photo] Chancellor’s executive order brings change to remedial classes

August 16, 2017

Anthropology senior Ricardo Betancourt studies in the library.

Marketing senior Lexi Price pours beer at Bubs in Pacific Beach.

[Photo] SDSU craft beer camp taps into the industry

August 16, 2017

Marketing senior Lexi Price pours beer at Bubs in Pacific Beach.

Aztec football players lined up during an August 10 practice. Photo by Kelly Smiley

[Photo] Source: preseason pox outbreak larger than reported

August 14, 2017

Aztec football players lined up during an August 10 practice. Photo by Kelly Smiley

A man portrays the Aztec Warrior mascot at a sporting event in spring 2017.

[Photo] Students discuss changing Aztec mascot

April 12, 2017

A man portrays the Aztec Warrior mascot at a sporting event in spring 2017.

Datsik brings dubstep to San Diego

Datsik brings dubstep to San Diego

March 8, 2017

On Friday, March 3, Datsik stopped by the House of Blues San Diego to promote his new live tour, “Ninja Nation.” Virtual Riot opened at 9 p.m. with...

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Student Services West, where the Office of the Registrar is located. Registration dates for students will be moved up beginning summer 2018.

[Photo] 83K potential Aztecs apply to SDSU

January 18, 2017

Student Services West, where the Office of the Registrar is located. Registration dates for students will be moved up beginning summer 2018.

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