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2021-22 Mundo Azteca Editor: Noé Sandoval

June 18, 2021

Noé Sandoval has been named Mundo Azteca editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year. Entering his senior studying public relations, Sandoval...

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2021-22 News Editor: Katelynn Robinson

June 10, 2021

Katelynn Robinson has been named the News Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year. Robinson enjoys covering breaking news and is hoping...

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2021-22 Sports Editor: Jason Freund

2021-22 Sports Editor: Jason Freund

June 10, 2021

Jason Freund has been named Sports Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Prior to becoming Sports Editor, Freund was a senior staff...

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2021-22 Mundo Azteca Assistant Editor: Karina Bazarte

June 10, 2021

Karina Bazarte has been renamed Assistant Mundo Azteca editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  In early 2021, Bazarte became the...

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2021-22 Advertising Director: Brian Arnold

June 10, 2021

Brian Arnold has been named Advertising Director of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  As he enters his fourth and final year studying...

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2021-22 Photo Editor: Noelani Sapla

June 10, 2021

Noelani Sapla has been named Photo Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Sapla, who friends and family call "Lani", has photo experience...

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2021-22 Assistant Sports Editor: Andrew Finley

June 10, 2021

Andrew Finley has been named Assistant Sports Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year. Finley is no stranger to broadcasting and was...

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2021-22 Managing Editor: Trinity Bland

June 10, 2021

Trinity Bland has been named Managing Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year. Bland, who most people call "Trin", served as Opinion...

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2021-22 Arts & Culture Editor: Ryan Hardison

June 10, 2021

Ryan Hardison has been named Arts & Culture Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year. Before becoming Arts & Culture Editor,...

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2021-22 Social Media Editor: Amanda Orozco

June 10, 2021

Amanda Orozco has been named the Social Media Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Prior to becoming the Social Media Editor,...

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2021-22 Multimedia Assistant Editor: Jayne Yutig

June 10, 2021

Jayne Yutig has been named Multimedia Assistant Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Prior to becoming Multimedia Assistant Editor,...

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2021-22 Opinion Editor: Aaliyah Alexander

June 10, 2021

Aaliyah Alexander has been named Opinion Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Before becoming Opinion Editor, Alexander was a...

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2021-22 Graphics Editor: Hemen Mesfin

June 10, 2021

Hemen Mesfin has been named Graphics Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mesfin and has been living...

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2021-22 Assistant Arts Editor: Cristina Lombardo

June 10, 2021

Cristina Lombardo has been named Assistant Arts Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year.  Prior to becoming Assistant Arts Editor,...

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2021-22 Multimedia Lead Editor: Mackenzie Stafford

June 10, 2021

Mackenzie Stafford has been named the Multimedia Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2021-22 academic year. Before becoming the Multimedia Editor, Stafford...

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The Editorial Board encourages students to make their voices heard in this year's Associated Students elections.

The Daily Aztec endorses students to vote in A.S. elections

March 25, 2021

The time has come again for San Diego State students to choose from among their classmates the leaders that will represent them in all areas of university...

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The continued violence against the APIDA community has many people asking when actual change will come.

Editorial: Hate has no place here

March 24, 2021

The sad truth is San Diego State is no stranger to hate-motivated acts. Just last week, anti-Semitic vandalism with ties to a white supremacist group...

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The University Senate did not listen to the cries of students who strongly opposed eliminating the traditional Spring Break.

Editorial: How can students be expected to listen to a university that refuses to listen to them?

December 2, 2020

Maybe we’re just naive. Or, maybe we just wish San Diego State would do the right thing by students for once. But the decision made at the University...

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Students and administration have a dual responsibility to safeguard public health. Both have failed in recent days, but together we can turn things around.

Editorial: This pandemic is killing people and derailing lives but by all means party on, Aztecs

September 1, 2020

There are a lot expletives we could use to describe the current situation the San Diego State community now finds itself in, but we think you can figure...

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Editorial: Black Lives Matter and our actions need to support that

Editorial: Black Lives Matter and our actions need to support that

June 17, 2020

George Floyd said, “I can’t breathe,” and those tasked with protecting him did not listen. Similarly, the Black community’s cries of anguish,...

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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.

The Daily Aztec endorses Christian Holt for A.S. president, members from both slates for other positions

March 24, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic bringing campus life to a halt, it may come as a surprise to many that Associated Students elections are currently in full...

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Editorial: Student death shows IFC fraternities are unsafe and need to change

Editorial: Student death shows IFC fraternities are unsafe and need to change

November 13, 2019

There is nothing that saddens us more in the newsroom than having to report on the death of one of our own. In our time at San Diego State, we practice...

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Editorial: SDSU should have listened to students before banning motorized scooters

Editorial: SDSU should have listened to students before banning motorized scooters

October 9, 2019

San Diego State has a nasty track record when it comes to transparency, and this isn’t the first time we’ve had to take to our opinion pages to discuss...

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Editorial: Yet again, we find ourselves faced with evil

May 1, 2019

Once again, hate has found its way into our backyard. Just before 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, while many San Diego State students were studying,...

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Editorial: de la Torre's $162,000 inauguration was excessive

Editorial: de la Torre’s $162,000 inauguration was excessive

April 17, 2019

We had such great hope when it was first announced Adela de la Torre would be our university’s next president. We knew her Hispanic, working-class...

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2019 A.S. election endorsements

March 27, 2019

President: Christian Onwuka Executive Vice President: Christian Holt Vice President of Financial Affairs: NONE Vice President of External Relations:...

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Editorial: Today, we stand with the black community

March 6, 2019

On Feb. 27, we published our Black History issue. Three days later, on March 2, Rillo Moons was visiting San Diego State’s campus and happened to be...

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Editorial: Journalism layoffs put democracy in danger

January 30, 2019

The fourth estate, once again, is at stake. This last week was extremely disappointing and discouraging for journalists in the United States. Around...

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Editorial: Greeks need to get it together

November 28, 2018

Greek life at San Diego State is in a crisis. In November 2017, Phi Kappa Theta, which counted A.S. President Chris Thomas among its members, was kicked...

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The Daily Aztec newsroom in the basement of the Education and Business Administration building.

Editorial: Student newsrooms need support

April 25, 2018

The issue: Student media is in dire straits. Declining revenue is forcing university newsrooms across the country to cut coverage. Our take: Support student...

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Daily Aztec endorsements

March 21, 2018

President: None Executive V.P.: None V.P. of Financial Affairs: None V.P. of External Relations: Latrel Powell V.P. of University Affairs: Anya...

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Editorial: 2018 A.S. elections short on choice and change

Editorial: 2018 A.S. elections short on choice and change

March 14, 2018

The issue: Most of the Executive Officer seats up for grabs in the impending Associated Students election only have one candidate running. Our take: Students...

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Editorial: University has a clear transparency problem

Editorial: University has a clear transparency problem

February 21, 2018

The issue: SDSU's administration has become resistant to transparency and accountability under President Sally Roush. When it said it would not name the...

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The Aztec Warrior mascot leads the football team on to the field.

Editorial: Alumni reaction to mascot resolution defies university’s values

November 15, 2017

The issue: A University Senate resolution to retire the Aztec Warrior mascot has galvanized alumni against the current generation of students and led...

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Editorial: Black minds, like black lives, matter

Editorial: Black minds, like black lives, matter

September 20, 2017

The issue: A "Black Minds Matter" course has drawn criticism from conservative groups on and off campus, who have accused the class of being designed...

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Chloe Sension

Editorial: The Daily Aztec A.S. endorsements

March 13, 2017
This is an extraordinary time for the university, and extraordinary times demand extraordinary leadership. Therefore, The Daily Aztec Editorial Board is endorsing Chloe Sension for A.S. president.
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Rendering of the proposed SoccerCity event plaza. Courtesy of FS Investors

EDITORIAL: ‘SoccerCity’ earns red card

February 22, 2017
The redevelopment of Qualcomm is a once-in-a-century opportunity for the region — one that shouldn’t be squandered on the first pretty rendering to come along.
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EDITORIAL: Media will not be intimidated into silence

January 27, 2017
We’re the biggest punching bag in politics, but we can take it. Just don’t expect us not to swing back.
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