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Paulette Villicaña, Staff Writer

Paulette Villicaña is a  journalism senior at San Diego State. She was born and raised in San Diego and hopes to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Her dream job is to be a host for ENews or DailyPop.

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After getting his bike stolen, aerospace engineering freshman Tanner Coleman said he now uses e-scooters on campus to ride back to his dorm after working out at the Aztec Recreation Center.

Mayor’s proposed e-scooter regulations, end of Ofo partnership creates new environment for dockless scooters

November 14, 2018

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed e-scooter regulations in October that, if passed, could affect San Diego State riders. Mayor Faulconer’s...

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Perceived cannabis use unchanged since legalization, some say

Perceived cannabis use unchanged since legalization, some say

April 18, 2018

San Diego State students say they have seen no change in the occurrence of recreational marijuana use since the drug was legalized at the beginning of...

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Electrical engineering junior Adam Jabbar rides an Ofo bike near Hepner Hall on April 10.

Ofo bike share hits San Diego State’s campus

April 11, 2018

Dockless bicycle-sharing company Ofo launched a pilot program at San Diego State this week in an effort to provide an alternative way for students and...

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SDSU religious club denies social media claims of sex trafficking

April 10, 2018

Members of a religious club at San Diego State said claims that have spread on social media over the last few months that they are responsible for human...

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Film Critical Studies major Colton Krob logs into Blackboard.

University continues to implement, troubleshoot SDSUid

March 19, 2018

San Diego State is still implementing its new SDSUid system — and ironing out problems, too. After a year-and-a-half process, students can now use...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Ronnie Cravens

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Ronnie Cravens

March 14, 2018

Name: Ronnie Cravens Position: vice president of university affairs Year: junior Major: International business, emphasis in Italian and Western Europe Why...

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Students narrowly approve ARC expansion referendum

March 8, 2018

By a slim margin, student voters approved a fee increase to fund an expansion proposal for the Aztec Recreation Center in a campus-wide referendum, according...

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Mechanical engineering sophomore Olivia Di Santo shows off a Camp Kesem tank top. Di Santo was one of the students who pushed to bring the summer camp to campus. Photo courtesy of Olivia Di Santo

Students bring ‘Camp Kesem’ chapter to SDSU

February 23, 2018

Thanks to students’ efforts, a summer camp for children whose parents have cancer is coming to San Diego State’s campus. Camp Kesem is a community...

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Two university departments change their names

February 6, 2018

Two departments at San Diego State are changing their names for the spring 2018 semester. The Student Disabilities Center is now the Student Abilities...

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Off the coast of the western United States could lie remnants of the first Americans' migration from Eurasia thousands of years ago, according to SDSU researchers Todd Braje and Jillian Maloney.

SDSU researchers look for signs of how humans first arrived in the Americas

January 23, 2018

Two San Diego State researchers have completed the second year of a four-year program of searching for underwater archaeological sites along the West Coast. SDSU...

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Alex Kavanagh, founder of DRONEGEAR, appears on camera for a video for his YouTube channel.

University promotes its new ‘drone lab’

December 5, 2017

San Diego State University opened a Center for Unmanned Systems Technologies — better known as the “drone lab” — in late August. Director of...

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SDSU Astronomy Professor Robert Quimby, who's set to be featured on a KPBS podcast. Photo courtesy of SDSU NewsCenter.

‘Rad scientist’: Professor featured in KPBS podcast

November 9, 2017

A new podcast from KPBS is set to feature San Diego State astronomer and Mt. Laguna Observatory Director Robert Quimby in an episode. The podcast premiered...

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

Library snoozes cause enforcement confusion

October 31, 2017

Security concerns about how to enforce a policy against sleeping in the Malcolm A. Love Library are an ongoing issue. Kinesiology senior Jacquelyn Ponce...

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Students listen to a professor in a large lecture class.

Large class sizes a problem at SDSU, some say

October 25, 2017

Some students say overcrowded classrooms are a problem at San Diego State compared to other nearby universities. There are 35,000 students enrolled at...

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Nutrition senior Lauren Johnson exits the library Oct. 10.

Library to expand 24/7 section after cutting hours

October 11, 2017

The 24/7 study area in The Malcolm A. Love Library will be expanded on Oct. 11 in order to address student complaints after the main library reduced its...

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Lauren Gutin, Students Supporting Israel president, reads a poster in the Hillel Center detailing a birthright trip.

Students Supporting Israel seeks to present facts

September 20, 2017

San Diego State’s Students Supporting Israel strives to promote Israel to students on campus. SSI is an international campus organization that supports...

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