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Quinn Owen

Quinn Owen, News Editor

Quinn is the The Daily Aztec's News Editor.  Prior to this role, he helped manage social media and digital video production as the Assistant Digital Content Editor. Quinn has also been a Senior Staff writer for News. He is a Production Assistant for KPBS News where he works on the local  Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Evening Edition programs. As a journalism major, Quinn hopes to eventually work as a broadcast news reporter.

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Hate crime at SDSU: Police sketch tweeted

Hate crime at SDSU: Police sketch tweeted

November 20, 2015

San Diego State Police are searching for a man who assaulted a Muslim student in what they are calling a hate crime. An artist’s sketch of the man was...

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Aztecs in France reported safe after Paris attacks

Aztecs in France reported safe after Paris attacks

November 16, 2015

San Diego State has confirmed all 34 student studying abroad in France are alive and uninjured after a devastating terror attack in Paris. Eight of...

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Daily Aztec staff take active shooter safety training

Daily Aztec staff take active shooter safety training

October 25, 2015

After calling on San Diego State to provide active shooter safety training to more students, The Daily Aztec’s editorial staff took the course this week....

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Audit urges SDSU to improve crime reporting

October 23, 2015

The California State University Chief Audit Officer’s internal review of San Diego State suggested the university make improvements in tracking and reporting...

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SDSU police confirms descriptions of campus robbery suspects

SDSU police confirms descriptions of campus robbery suspects

October 15, 2015

San Diego State police have confirmed the description of six men who assaulted and robbed an SDSU student shortly after midnight on Thursday, Oct. 15. All...

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Love Library briefly evacuated after false alarm

Love Library briefly evacuated after false alarm

October 8, 2015

San Diego State's Love Library was evacuated around 5 p.m. Thursday after a student accidentally set off the fire alarm. Students were allowed to re-enter...

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Sorority partnership offers free STD testing on campus

Sorority partnership offers free STD testing on campus

October 5, 2015

A San Diego State sorority chapter is organizing free STD testing and a sexual health information session Monday. The Delta Sigma Theta sorority has...

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[Photo] Balance boards roll out on campus

September 30, 2015

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Arrest made in SDSU sexual battery case

September 16, 2015

San Diego State police arrested one person and identified four suspects in connection with a series of sexual battery incidents on campus. None of the...

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SDSU crime and incident report: Two cases of sexual battery occur on campus in one week

September 15, 2015

Two cases of sexual battery occurred on campus this week. Suspects were identified but not caught in both incidents, which happened early Sunday morning...

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Professor Martin breaks his silence

Professor Martin breaks his silence

May 7, 2015

San Diego State professor Vincent Martin will appeal a decision from the university that says he sexually harassed a female student. Martin refuted the...

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Divestment denied, falls short of two-thirds majority

April 9, 2015

Fifty-three percent of students voting were in favor to divest from companies involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, short of the two-thirds majority...

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SDSU divestment goes to student vote

SDSU divestment goes to student vote

April 6, 2015

Starting Monday, a university-wide student vote, will determine whether San Diego State's Associated Students will encourage the divestment of school funds...

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[Video] [VIDEO] MW Tournament Championship SDSU-Wyoming post-game analysis

March 15, 2015

San Diego State falls to the Wyoming Cowboys in the final round of the MW Tournament.

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[Video] [VIDEO] CSU-SDSU pregame update MW Tournament

March 13, 2015

The Aztecs prepare to take on Colorado State University in the semi-final round of the Mountain West tournament.

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[Video] [VIDEO] UNLV-SDSU postgame recap MW Tournament

March 13, 2015

Assistant Sports Editor Matthew Bain hosts a recap of the SDSU-UNLV showdown after the Aztecs clench victory against the Runnin' Rebels.

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Courtesy of Kings of the Craft

Alumni craft documentary series

March 5, 2015

Kings of the Craft, a documentary-style television series that features San Diego’s eclectic craft breweries will debut this May. The people behind...

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Crime Beat: SDSU police receive three sexual assault reports

December 12, 2014

Student reports on-campus sexual assault On Dec. 11 a San Diego State student reported she was sexually assaulted the night before at the University...

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[VIDEO] Fall 2014 News ‘Recap’

December 9, 2014

Check out all the best hard hitting news stories The Daily Aztec has brought to you this semester!

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SDSU probes claims against frats

SDSU probes claims against frats

December 5, 2014

San Diego State has been interviewing students regarding allegations that fraternity members yelled obscenities and waved dildos at demonstrators rallying...

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SDSU fraternity council suspends social activities after sexual assault rally allegations

SDSU fraternity council suspends social activities after sexual assault rally allegations

November 25, 2014

Following allegations of fraternity members harassing demonstrators rallying against sexual assault, San Diego State’s InterFraternity Council has suspended...

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[VIDEO] Love Your Body Day comes back to SDSU

November 25, 2014

Love Your Body Day was held by the Womyn's Outreach Association at Scripps Cottage. The event had different areas set up to help women feel comfortable...

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Student almost abducted near SDSU

November 23, 2014

3:40 p.m. update: San Diego State police have images of the suspects' car. The department tweeted the two images of the car and issued an email alert...

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Crime Beat: Peeping Tom update

November 21, 2014

The San Diego State police department received two reports of sexual assault from SDSU Student Health Services last week. The first was reported by...

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President Hirshman to receive salary boost

President Hirshman to receive salary boost

November 20, 2014

San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman’s compensation will increase to $412,000 after the California State University Board of Trustees approved a...

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CSU asks SDSU to review Hirshman

CSU asks SDSU to review Hirshman

November 17, 2014

San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman will be the subject of a routine review from the California State University Chancellor and Board of Trustees. According...

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Crime Beat: assaulted student seeks medical attention

November 14, 2014

The San Diego State Police Department is investigating a report that an SDSU student was sexually assaulted in mid-October. The assault was reported...

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[VIDEO] Demanding Assistance for Underprivileged Students

November 11, 2014

Demonstrators Demand Assistance for Underprivileged Students.

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Students protest Alumni Association dinner

November 11, 2014

Approximately 100 students, community activists, and religious leaders marched to Montezuma Hall on Thursday in protest of the Marshall Faulk Foundation's...

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Crime Beat: Drivers arrested at SDSU DUI checkpoint

November 5, 2014

San Diego State police set up a DUI checkpoint on College Avenue Oct. 31. Six drivers were arrested for driving under the influence while three drivers...

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SDSUPD sees rise in social media presence, escort service use

SDSUPD sees rise in social media presence, escort service use

October 28, 2014

The San Diego State Police Department is working to better connect with SDSU students. This semester, the department is working to increase its social...

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San Diego State's new partnership with Lyft provides discounted rides for students between midnight and 4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

SDSU acts to prevent sexual assault

October 27, 2014

Sexual assaults on college campuses have received national attention, and San Diego State has not been exempt from evaluation and scrutiny. In June,...

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Meningitis strain exempt from vaccine killed Stelzer

Meningitis strain exempt from vaccine killed Stelzer

October 23, 2014

There is no vaccine for the bacterial strain that killed San Diego State student Sara Stelzer, Student Health Services director Gregg Lichtenstein said...

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[VIDEO] Meningitis On Campus

October 22, 2014

Nearly 1,000 students were evaluated by the San Diego State student health center last week after one student contracted and died from a deadline strain...

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Multiple cars damaged by deaf driver on Montezuma Road

October 17, 2014

A loud crash and an ear-piercing screech at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 were the result of a four-car collision near the intersection...

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SDSU hosts transgender performer

SDSU hosts transgender performer

October 14, 2014

To mark National Coming Out Day, San Diego State’s Pride Center hosted a nationally-acclaimed one-man show about the importance of understanding gender...

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SDSU wins competition with Kearney Mesa High School renovation project

SDSU wins competition with Kearney Mesa High School renovation project

October 2, 2014

The San Diego State chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association recently took the top honor at a national engineering and design competition...

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SDSU loan default rate set below average

SDSU loan default rate set below average

October 2, 2014

New statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show student loan default rates for San Diego universities are below the national average. The...

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Driver comes forward in collision near SDSU

September 30, 2014

Update: San Diego police officer Matt Tortorella said the SDSU student struck by the vehicle was 19 years old. He was bleeding heavily and sustained...

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SDSU sets new fundraising goal

SDSU sets new fundraising goal

September 25, 2014

San Diego State officials announced the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign has exceeded half a billion dollars. The $500 million...

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Third sexual assault reported to SDSU police in September

September 22, 2014

Sharp Grossmont Hospital reported a sexual assault involving two San Diego State students to the SDSU Police Department around 6 p.m. Saturday after the...

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CIA holds information session at SDSU

CIA holds information session at SDSU

September 22, 2014

Nearly 150 students attended a career information session held by the CIA Wednesday at San Diego State. The discussion was led by Randy, one of three...

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SDSU creates Aztec for Life Toolkit

SDSU creates Aztec for Life Toolkit

September 22, 2014

The San Diego State Alumni Association has developed a new resource to explain that strong alumni relations are beneficial for all Aztecs. The new web-based...

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[VIDEO] New garden opens at SDSU

September 16, 2014

Read more about the garden here.

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New garden springs up near SDSU

September 15, 2014

Community members of all ages from the San Diego State area gathered for the open house of the College Area Community Garden this weekend. This member-supported...

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Robot Giraffe

[VIDEO] Robo Expo builds interest

September 11, 2014

San Diego State engineering students along with robotics enthusiasts and industry professionals gathered at the San Diego Hall of Champions on Saturday...

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SDSU police report second sexual assault in one week

September 7, 2014

A sexual assault was reported to the San Diego State Police Department Saturday, making it the second sexual assault reported to the department in one week. The...

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SDSU's Hepner Hall building

SDSU tuition, fees explained

September 4, 2014

Throughout the past decade, San Diego State students have seen an increase in tuition and fees nearly every year. But what is this money used for? Where...

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Then and now: Famous Aztec graduates

Then and now: Famous Aztec graduates

August 25, 2014

Kevin Faulconer San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer graduated from San Diego State in 1990. During his time at SDSU, he served as president of Associated...

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Initiative helps minorities

Initiative helps minorities

August 4, 2014

The Minority Male Community College Collaborative, started by two San Diego State professors in 2011, is now operating on a national level to improve the...

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SDSU receives $26,000 grant

SDSU receives $26,000 grant

June 23, 2014

San Diego State has received a $26,000 grant to develop online training for Adult Protective Services workers. The funds come at a time when the senior...

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Bill may expand four-year degrees to community colleges

April 29, 2014

California community colleges may soon be able to offer four-year degrees thanks to a bill introduced by California State Sen. Marty Block of the 39th...

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Crime on campus

April 29, 2014

Bedtime burglary A woman awoke to a burglary in her apartment early Thursday morning at the 5700 block of Montezuma Road. Around 4 a.m. the suspect,...

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SDSU honored for Hispanic Peace Corps volunteer participation

SDSU honored for Hispanic Peace Corps volunteer participation

April 25, 2014

San Diego State was voted no. 1 of the Top 10 Hispanic-Serving Institutions to send volunteers to the Peace Corps. SDSU topped the charts after sending...

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Crime on campus

April 22, 2014

Deadly weapon assault A man was arrested Sunday morning for assaulting San Diego State students at the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity house. The individual...

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Crime on Campus

April 16, 2014

Attempted Robbery San Diego State police responded to an attempted robbery in an alleyway off Montezuma Road when a man dressed in all black threatened...

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Autism awareness event lights SDSU blue

April 14, 2014

San Diego State students gathered Wednesday night at Scripps Cottage to raise awareness about autism. Aztecs for Autism was hosted by SDSU's Student Disability...

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Graduate student debt is on the rise according to study

April 11, 2014

San Diego State is planning on expanding graduate programs, but a new study suggests that this could create more debt for students. A recently-conducted...

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Crime on Campus

April 7, 2014

Police address person with mental illness Tuesday night around 10:20 p.m., San Diego State police responded to a report of an individual disturbing the...

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Crime on Campus

March 25, 2014

Bookstore burglary On Thursday, March 20 around 3:20 p.m. the SDSU Bookstore loss prevention caught one man for the theft of a text book valued at...

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Crime on Campus

March 18, 2014

Teens caught for robbery Two non-San Diego State students, attempted to rob a victim outside of an Metropolitan Transit System Station on Monday, March...

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The jury is still out on A.S. restructuring

March 13, 2014

San Diego State’s Associated Students recent restructuring has sparked debate among some students and A.S. about the effectiveness of the new plan. The...

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Protesters agree to meet with Hirshman

March 5, 2014

San Diego State students who previously staged a protest at President Elliot Hirshman's office in response to the Student Success Fee proposal met again...

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Crime on campus

March 4, 2014

Bike theft on campus On Wednesday, Feb. 26, a series of bicycle thefts were reported between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The first theft occurred at the Chapultepec...

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Protesters draft demands for Pres. Hirshman

March 4, 2014

A group of San Diego State students organized in Manchester Hall Monday to voice their objections to the proposed  Student Success Fee increases with...

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Crime on Campus

February 25, 2014

Violent cell phone theft At about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday Feb. 23, three unidentified African American men approached a victim near the Aztec Recreation...

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A.S. votes against Israeli divestment

February 24, 2014

The Associated Students at San Diego State Student Affairs Board recently addressed students' requests to divest from certain companies they said “play...

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This week in crime

February 18, 2014

SDSU Student Charged With 4 Felonies At 12:59 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 12, a San Diego State student was arrested for stealing 10 textbooks from the...

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