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Nicole Sazegar, Senior Staff Writer

Nicole Sazegar is a staff writer at The Daily Aztec. She is a junior Journalism and Media Studies student.

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‘Fist Fight’ review

March 1, 2017

While the usual narrative of two students getting into an after school fight has been played out in most movies, “Fist Fight” goes against most played...

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'The Vagina Monologues' breaks down stigma

‘The Vagina Monologues’ breaks down stigma

February 8, 2017

V-Day’s production of the Vagina Monologues is an unapologetic ode to the female body. Filled with explicit and descriptive details about vaginas...

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OPINION: Immigration is the core of American identity

OPINION: Immigration is the core of American identity

February 1, 2017
Unfortunately, my family’s sacrifice doesn’t mean much if these prospects are ripped away from because my nationality is seen as a threat to the country we’ve contributed to for the past 18 yea
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Art education junior wants to inspire

November 16, 2016

When Jesseca Aquino was 8 years old, her mother took her to visit an art gallery. Seeing mannequin parts coming out of the ceiling inspired Aquino to join...

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Musician inspired from experience

October 12, 2016

Music recording technology and audio design sophomore Jesse Aaron had just finished playing a new song for 15 of his classmates in high school when, by...

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New classics and humanities professor focuses on Japanese popular culture

New classics and humanities professor focuses on Japanese popular culture

September 15, 2016

Raechel Dumas grew up loving horror and science fiction. When she got into the literature and humanities field, she realized that none of her professors...

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Women’s Resource Center to host maga’zine’ workshop

August 17, 2016

The idea of unlearning yourself is the deconstruction of identity from the oppressive structures an individual has experienced throughout their lives....

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New flip model improves learning

New flip model improves learning

May 4, 2016

When applied mathematics assistant professor Antoni Luque came to San Diego State in January 2015, he decided to dedicate an entire semester to developing...

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SDSU offers new financial literacy class next fall

SDSU offers new financial literacy class next fall

April 27, 2016

The minute high school is over, the umbilical cords attaching students to their parents are cut, and they’re left to fend for themselves in the real...

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New learning community raises awareness to gender equality

New learning community raises awareness to gender equality

April 6, 2016

Residential learning communities can inspire a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals all reaching for the same goal. The new Women and Gender...

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Queer Student Union president finds himself through the Pride Center

Queer Student Union president finds himself through the Pride Center

April 6, 2016

Applied mathematics sophomore Shane James was on San Diego State’s campus on Explore SDSU Open House day when he noticed a gay pride flag waving from...

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Art and painting open doors for SDSU grad student

Art and painting open doors for SDSU grad student

April 6, 2016

Ashley Fenderson sat on the phone in frustration venting to her violin teacher. It came down to three majors to choose from — linguistics, music and...

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SDSU research center fosters student feminist activism

SDSU research center fosters student feminist activism

March 14, 2016

The phrase “bread and roses” was the rallying cry of female workers on strike in the 20th century. The political slogan became an iconic reminder about...

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Annual science symposium returns to SDSU to honor global achievement prize

Annual science symposium returns to SDSU to honor global achievement prize

March 14, 2016

Chemist Toyoki Kunitake was the first in the world to discover synthetic bilayer membranes. For his accomplishments in science, he won the 2015 Kyoto Prize...

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SDSU band member stands up for music education

SDSU band member stands up for music education

March 2, 2016

When her music program in middle school was in danger of having its funding cut, music education sophomore Leah Musker decided to take a stand. She spoke...

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New Women's Resource Center coordinator runs 'brave space' for women

New Women’s Resource Center coordinator runs ‘brave space’ for women

February 24, 2016

When Jessica Nare graduated from San Diego State with a graduate degree in women’s studies, all she was sure of was that she wanted to create social...

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Campus forum aims to empower bilingual students with language

Campus forum aims to empower bilingual students with language

February 10, 2016

San Diego State and the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education host its second annual Voice Your Language forum from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m....

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New psychology professor pioneers 'the final frontier'

New psychology professor pioneers ‘the final frontier’

February 3, 2016

Professor Jillian Wiggins never meant to start studying psychology as an undergrad, but her involvement in clinical science and research in brain imaging...

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SDSU professor expands child care research

SDSU professor expands child care research

January 20, 2016

Child and family development assistant professor Sarah Garrity has always been interested in babies and the idea of continuity of care. Although San Diego...

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SDSU experience pushes alumnus forward

SDSU experience pushes alumnus forward

December 10, 2015

On Nov. 13, San Diego State film alumnus and producer Roman Koenig received an email outlining specific requirements for his next film from the Four Points...

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SDSU hosts ‘On the Eve’ reading in collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse

SDSU hosts ‘On the Eve’ reading in collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse

November 23, 2015

“On the Eve” is an indie-rock metaplay that modernizes history. Seth Magill and Shawn Magill of the band, Home by Hovercraft, joined their lyrics and...

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Student choreographs for a cause

Student choreographs for a cause

November 18, 2015

Dance junior Edrian Pangilinan only joined his middle school dance program to be in the same class as his girlfriend at the time. Although that relationship...

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Balboa Park art show astounds locals

Balboa Park art show astounds locals

November 11, 2015

For four days from Nov. 5-8, the Balboa Activity Center transformed into the contemporary art show, Art San Diego. Held once a year in Balboa Park, the...

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Morino’s diverse interests pan out with NASA

Morino’s diverse interests pan out with NASA

October 28, 2015

Some years ago, aerospace engineer senior Ana Morino and her family took a trip to Colombia. While waiting for their flight, they watched planes take off...

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International students assess SDSU

October 21, 2015

American high school seniors spend a year choosing the perfect college to attend. They consider education quality, professors, classes and location...

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Foreign students’ perspective on U.S. college life

October 21, 2015

American high school seniors spend a year choosing the perfect college to attend. They consider education quality, professors, classes and location...

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SDSU musicians synthesize in a Symphony by the Sea

SDSU musicians synthesize in a Symphony by the Sea

October 16, 2015

At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, San Diego State’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony performed in Imperial Beach as the sun began to set. A crowd...

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Underbelly satisfies every belly

October 14, 2015

San Diego State students can never go wrong with one of the multiple burrito and taco shops on College Avenue, but Japanese restaurant Underbelly in North...

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Safety app now serves SDSU campus

Safety app now serves SDSU campus

October 5, 2015

"Text me when you get home safely” has become an automatic phrase for some after leaving a friend to go home alone at night. When he or she doesn’t...

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Aztec student club doesn't cut corners

Aztec student club doesn’t cut corners

September 30, 2015

Mechanical engineering senior Mario Gutierrez was born into the life of racing cars. This passion ultimately led him to become the chief engineer and founder...

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SDSU pursues new areas of research

SDSU pursues new areas of research

September 11, 2015

In hopes of creating a better university for academically exceptional students, San Diego State is working on three new interdisciplinary research areas:...

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