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When performing onstage, the Fooz Fighters share a strong resemblance with their musical inspirations.

San Diego tribute band appears on E! network music competition show

November 11, 2021

Projected across television screens all over the country, San Diego based tribute band “The Fooz Fighters” traded in live concerts for recorded performances.  “The...

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Screenshot of Halloween Kills advertisement.

Review: ‘Halloween Kills’ offers no tricks or treats for longtime fans

November 4, 2021

The “Halloween” franchise has been producing classic films since 1978, now with a total of 12 films produced. It's only natural that it gives people...

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Student desperately fighting for their life to hang onto the erratic mechanical bull at Pumpkin Patch Palooza.

Keep calm and pumpkin on at the Pumpkin Patch Palooza

October 27, 2021

San Diego State's Conrad Prebys Courtyard was brought to life as Associated Students put on the spooktacular event “Pumpkin Palooza” on Oct. 19. In...

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The SDSU Library requires student to show their valid COVID-19 clearance in order to study in the building.

SDSU Library implements COVID-19 safety security measures

October 13, 2021

When the pandemic hit, the long 16-month quarantine took this away for many students who used the rich resources to succeed academically. In accordance...

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Students held hand-made posters and gathered around Hepner Hall during the Indigenous Peoples Day rally.

Indigenous People’s Day rally highlights Kumeyaay history

October 13, 2021

On Oct. 11, San Diego State students, faculty and staff gathered in front of Hepner Hall to rally for Indigenous People’s Day.  Tribal Liaison Jacob...

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SciPod is more than science talk and offers students of any major a new perspective on research and scientific ideas.

SciPod: Elizabeth Holmes scandal

October 13, 2021

A new fun look at science, senior staff writer Jessica Octavio and co-host Julia Depillo introduce listeners to SciPod. In the first episode of this...

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Saint Luna guitarist Wick Hauser.

[Photo] Concert Roundup: Young artists provide memorable experiences

October 8, 2021

Saint Luna guitarist Wick Hauser.

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Performer Jason Hwang balancing his body using his left hand in the middle of a power move during his routine.

Students pop and lock for a good time

October 7, 2021

The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union put on “street performer night,” on Sept. 28 where students lined up for free Raising Canes and an epic show....

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The Conrad Prebys Second Stage Theatre construction is underway and is scheduled for completion in 2023.

[Photo] Conrad Prebys Second Stage Theatre to have state-of-the-art technology

October 6, 2021

The Conrad Prebys Second Stage Theatre construction is underway and is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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Many of SDSUs dining locations are mostly employed by students. Students working in the food industry have faced a unique array of struggles while operating during a pandemic.

[Photo] Inside look into new challenges for on-campus restaurant workers

October 6, 2021

Many of SDSU's dining locations are mostly employed by students. Students working in the food industry have faced a unique array of struggles while operating...

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Students can apply for disability parking online. Students who meet certain requirements may get their parking fees waived.

How to apply and qualify for the disability parking passes

September 22, 2021

Parking at San Diego State can be a nightmare for any student trying to make it to class on time.  In order for students to park on campus, a permit,...

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Saint Luna is an alternative, indie, psychedelic modern-classic rock band made up of five SDSU students.

Local band Saint Luna has a unique and experimental sound

September 15, 2021

When it comes to major-based courses at San Diego State, individuals are surrounded by peers who share similar interests.  That's the story for a group...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: Back to where we started

September 3, 2021

On a very special episode of Production Night, podcast host and senior staff writer Sara Rott is joined by opinion editor Aaliyah Alexander as they welcome...

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Graphic of teacher on the left wearing mask and teacher on the right not wearing mask.

Students and faculty discuss instructors’ choice to wear or not wear masks

August 31, 2021

After a fully virtual year of classes, San Diego State returned back to in-person classes on Aug 23. COVID-19 guidelines have been updated and enforced...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: Keeping it in the community

August 27, 2021

The Daily Aztec podcast host and senior staff writer Sara Rott is keeping it casual with news editor Katelynn Robinson in the latest episode of Production...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: The stage is set

August 9, 2021

The Daily Aztec podcast host and senior staff writer Sara Rott is joined by opinion senior staff writer Jessica Octavio in the latest episode of Production...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: Here’s the summertime scoop

July 25, 2021

The Daily Aztec podcast host and staff writer Sara Rott is joined by managing editor Trinity Bland in the latest episode of Production Night. Bland...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: All Star Debut

July 18, 2021

The Daily Aztec podcast host and staff writer Sara Rott is joined by multimedia assistant editor Jayne Yutig in the latest episode of Production Night. Yutig...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: We’re back, tell your friends

July 12, 2021

The Daily Aztec podcast host and staff writer Sara Rott is joined by news editor Katelynn Robinson to welcome listeners back to “The Daily Aztec: Production...

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[Video] Historic SDSU Commencement Ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates

June 13, 2021

Check out our latest video for interviews with recent graduates on what this ceremony and moment means to them, plans and aspirations after graduation...

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Masters recipients at SDSU commencement in Petco Park

In-person commencement continues by honoring humanities, engineering and business

June 7, 2021

On May 26, the 2020-21 graduating classes of the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering and Fowler College took the stage at Petco Park for...

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University Senate Update: diversity planning, teaching evaluations, Imperial Valley campus and Asian Hate

May 19, 2021

On May 6, San Diego State’s University Senate approved students from Imperial Valley to be included in the Senate. The Senate previously met on May 4...

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Queer activist Julio Salgado speaks at SDSU Pride Center event

Queer activist Julio Salgado speaks at SDSU Pride Center event

April 28, 2021

Julio Salgado an undocumented queer activist returned to San Diego State to speak at the SDSU Pride Center and share his work since his previous campus...

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Opinion: Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Opinion: Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine

April 21, 2021

It's been a year since what's felt like the world has shut down, a pandemic struck and barriers prevented us from going about our daily lives. Now we...

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Viejas para su función de vacunaciones el 30 de junio

SDSU prepares to make vaccines available to students

April 14, 2021

It was announced that on April 15, those 16 and older in San Diego County would be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.  San Diego State is providing...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Robson Winter

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Robson Winter

March 22, 2021

Name: Robson Winter Position: Vice President of University Affairs Slate: A New Hope Year: Sophomore  Major: Political Science Major  Why...

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A.S. executive vice president candidate Kole Wellenstein

A.S. executive vice president candidate Kole Wellenstein

March 22, 2021

Position: Executive vice president  Name: Kole Wellenstein Slate: A New Hope Year: Junior  Major: Business Management Major, pursuing a minor...

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WandaVision Finale: What an emotional ride

WandaVision Finale: What an emotional ride

March 10, 2021

Marvel fans, are we okay? This weekend was a big deal for Marvel fans as the series finale of the hit TV show “WandaVision” debuted last Friday.  All...

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Newsom introduces new transfer pathway for California community college students

Newsom introduces new transfer pathway for California community college students

February 25, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom released the details for a “stand-alone dual admission program” in his proposed budget, which if approved would provide California...

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Production Night is The Daily Aztecs weekly news podcast that is pulling back the curtain on San Diego States student newsroom. Writers, editors and guests will discuss the weeks biggest stories and invite listeners into the action.

Production Night: AS election season is here and other news…

February 18, 2021

Applications for Associated Students positions closed today kicking off an election that is anything but ordinary. The entirely virtual environment presents...

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Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther is irreplaceable

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther is irreplaceable

February 9, 2021

When “Black Panther” came out in theaters back when it was safe to go, people stood in awe at the wonderful world known as Wakanda. The person who...

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SDSU has good intentions in creating rest and recovery days

SDSU has good intentions in creating rest and recovery days

January 27, 2021

Rest and Recovery days are often used in terms of exercise. Getting enough rest after a high-level performance gives the body time to repair and strengthen...

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