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‘Team in the trenches’ How two SDSU alumnae created a Women’s Hall of Fame

April 5, 2021

For decades, the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame has honored some of the most impactful and important women in the region’s history. Every year,...

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San Diegans took to the streets of Downtown on March 20 following shootings in Atlanta. They marched in support of the Asian American community and against anti-Asian racism.

San Diegans rally to protest anti-Asian violence

March 24, 2021

In the wake of the deadly Atlanta shootings which killed eight people, six of which were Asian American women,  San Diego residents took to the streets...

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Stop Asian Hate rally in downtown San Diego held on March 20.

[Photo] Atlanta shootings are ‘breaking point’ for Asian American women at San Diego State

March 24, 2021

Stop Asian Hate rally in downtown San Diego held on March 20.

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It’s okay to have had an unproductive year in quarantine

It’s okay to have had an unproductive year in quarantine

March 17, 2021

It often feels like everyone except ourselves has emerged from this pandemic stronger. Reflecting upon a year of lockdowns resulting in a plethora of...

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Former SDSU JMS professor Chris Chan's fascinating journalism journey

Former SDSU JMS professor Chris Chan’s fascinating journalism journey

March 3, 2021

It was 1996 when Chris Chan, as a young producer, found himself lost in the Southern Philippines with no sense of direction and no phone service. Cotabato...

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SDSU student employees, faculty to be eligible for vaccinations pending county approval

SDSU student employees, faculty to be eligible for vaccinations pending county approval

February 24, 2021

San Diego State has announced that all faculty, staff and student employees will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once the County of San Diego...

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SDSU student employees, faculty to be eligible for vaccinations pending county approval

SDSU student employees, faculty to be eligible for vaccinations pending county approval

February 21, 2021

San Diego State has announced that all faculty, staff and student employees will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once the County of San Diego...

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In the 2020 A.S. Elections candidates from Serve SDSYOU and SDSU 2020 Vision set up signs outside Hepner Hall as part of their campaigns, despite the campus being largely empty as a result of COVID-19.

Associated Students prepares for fully virtual elections

February 16, 2021

Voter turnout has been dwindling for the yearly Associated Students elections at San Diego State. Last year, only 9.5% of the student body voted in the...

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How local Black-owned businesses have made it through the pandemic

February 10, 2021

All small businesses face challenges, but Black-owned businesses often face a unique set of roadblocks as they try and establish their place in a community....

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San Diego State has applied to the state Department of Health to be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site.

SDSU delays in-person instruction to March, applies to distribute vaccine

January 26, 2021

San Diego State will soon be distributing COVID-19 vaccines at Calpulli Center pending approval from the state of California. Meanwhile, the university...

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San Diego State students, faculty and staff can get tested for COVID-19 for free by appointment at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center.

SDSU to receive PPE donation from CSU alumna

January 5, 2021

The California State University System has received a donation of 50,000 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) from manufacturers Magic Ice...

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SDSU freshmen conflicted about first semester online

SDSU freshmen conflicted about first semester online

December 17, 2020

First-year students at San Diego State have generally found their introductory semester to be much different than they had anticipated. As COVID-19...

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SDSU students express concerns about the Weber Honors College

December 7, 2020

The Weber Honors College at San Diego State University has attracted students who didn't fully understand the work it requires and the types of benefits...

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On-campus SDSU students express frustration with meal plan through petition

On-campus SDSU students express frustration with meal plan through petition

December 4, 2020

As the fall semester at San Diego State comes to a close, freshmen and other on-campus students have been expressing their frustration with the lack of...

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SDSU eliminates Spring Break, adds “recovery days” despite massive student opposition

SDSU eliminates Spring Break, adds “recovery days” despite massive student opposition

December 1, 2020

On Dec. 1, with over 700 people in attendance at the peak, the San Diego State University Senate voted 44 to 28 in favor of a change to the academic calendar...

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SDSU extends credit/no credit grading option, keeps spring break

SDSU extends credit/no credit grading option, keeps spring break

November 10, 2020

In a Nov. 10 meeting, the San Diego State University Senate voted to extend the deadline to register for the credit/no credit grading option to Dec. 10...

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How Rock the Vote registered thousands of people online

November 3, 2020

Before every election, Associated Students hosts a Rock the Vote campaign to register as many students as possible to vote and make sure they know how...

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California's 49th, 52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts cover much of San Diego. The Daily Aztec sat down with the candidates to ask them about the issues college students care about most.

How CA 49th, 52nd, and 53rd candidates line up on the issues

November 3, 2020

As the 2020 general election draws closer, The Daily Aztec’s Patrick Doyle sat down with congressional candidates Brian Maryott, Jim DeBello, Sara Jacobs,...

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SDSU implements new COVID-19 stay-at-home advisory as Halloween approaches

SDSU implements new COVID-19 stay-at-home advisory as Halloween approaches

October 23, 2020

San Diego State has reintroduced a stay-at-home advisory for all students on and off campus as the Halloween weekend approaches and after several large...

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[Video] VIDEO: California 53rd Congressional Race Breakdown: Sara Jacobs vs. Georgette Gómez

October 21, 2020

As Election Day approaches, Daily Aztec reporter Patrick Doyle, spoke with both candidates for California’s 53rd Congressional district to hear their...

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[Video] Residents of all backgrounds rally behind Prop 16

October 21, 2020

Supporters of affirmative action organized a rally in downtown San Diego last Friday, Oct. 16 to show their support for Proposition 16 on the November...

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SDSU enrolls largest number of students since 2008

October 2, 2020

San Diego State has reported the largest enrolled class in 12 years, consisting of 35,578 graduate and undergraduate students. Transfer students saw...

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New SDSU petition demands tuition and fee refund due to COVID-19

New SDSU petition demands tuition and fee refund due to COVID-19

September 22, 2020

San Diego State students are voicing their opposition to high fees through a Change.org petition demanding refunds for campus service fees not provided...

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JMS Director, Temple Northup

New JMS Director Temple Northup hopes to make big changes

September 15, 2020

Temple Northup, the new director of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State, introduced himself to students and faculty for the first time today. In...

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SDSU nears 400 confirmed COVID-19 cases in first two weeks

September 8, 2020

San Diego State has confirmed 396 positive cases of COVID-19 across the on- and off-campus student population since the start of the semester two weeks...

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We can all give back to our communities, even while under quarantine

We can all give back to our communities, even while under quarantine

April 23, 2020

As many people around the world are forced into quarantine due to the spread of COVID-19, a sentiment that I hear expressed quite often on social media...

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Living in dorms helps get freshmen involved on campus

Living in dorms helps get freshmen involved on campus

March 4, 2020

Staying in a dorm Freshman year is one of the most important decisions a new college student can make. As a second semester freshman, I’ve been living...

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Kaepernick’s protest is a utilization of free speech

February 26, 2020

Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat for the national anthem for the first time in August  2016. It took a few months for any outrage to begin,...

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For lower income communities, practicing safe sex is harder due to limited birth control options

For lower income communities, practicing safe sex is harder due to limited birth control options

February 12, 2020

Methods of birth control and sexually transmitted disease prevention are incredibly common to come across here at San Diego State. Whether it’s the free...

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If you fail your New Year’s resolution, don’t give up

January 22, 2020

Earlier this month I was talking with a family friend who owns and operates a successful donut shop in Lakeside. Owning a donut shop comes with a variety...

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It's never too late to pick up a new hobby

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby

December 4, 2019

At the beginning of 2019, I felt I had no serious ambitions, or any skill that I was particularly good at. I knew what I liked, but felt confined to the...

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The meal plan creates hardships for students

The meal plan creates hardships for students

October 9, 2019

It seems that every semester San Diego State finds a way to raise costs for freshmen, squeezing out every dollar we have. Tuition is rising and housing...

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The effects of vaping remain unclear, but that doesn't warrant high levels of concern

The effects of vaping remain unclear, but that doesn’t warrant high levels of concern

October 2, 2019

Whether you call them vapes or e-cigarettes, these electronic smoking devices have become incredibly common over the last few years. I’ve noticed about...

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The media’s constant coverage of the president is exhausting our nation

September 18, 2019

The 2016 election was the first one I paid any attention to.  Starting the year prior, I began to involve myself in the news cycle as I learned to...

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What college life is like without a social media presence

September 4, 2019

Major social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, along with many others, are avidly used among a large percentage...

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