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Trinity Bland, Managing Editor

Trinity Bland is a senior studying film with an emphasis in television, Spanish and journalism from Washington, DC. Her interests include social justice, entertainment, leadership and sports. She can easily be found watching Grey's Anatomy, a retro sitcom or listening to R&B music. Follow her on Twitter @trinityaliciaa.

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John Lennons Imagine continues to inspire 50 years later

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ continues to inspire 50 years later

September 22, 2021

It’s been 50 years since the release of John Lennon’s most famous album and it appears to gain more deeply tangible meaning through the ages.  “Imagine”...

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9/11 still hits too close to home

9/11 still hits too close to home

September 10, 2021

“It was a sunny Tuesday morning, the weather was actually nice for September in D.C., you never would’ve thought...” my dad would always say when...

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[Video] Students take action against hate speech

August 31, 2021

On Aug. 25, students gathered in an intense confrontation with an individual promoting hate speech on San Diego State’s campus.  In the courtyard...

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No one covers the home team like we do. Spear Sports Report, presented by The Daily Aztec, is bringing you courtside as our editors and writers break down all things Aztecs Athletics.

Spear Sports Report: Aztecs Take On Tokyo

August 27, 2021

Breakfast, the national anthem and San Diego State athletes are all traditional aspects of the American experience. In the same light, podcast host and...

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Kiana Ledé and Kehlani unite for summer anthem “Ur Best Friend”

July 30, 2021

Cheating on your significant other with their best friend never sounded so enticing until Kiana Ledé's latest single, "Ur Best Friend" with a supreme...

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Camila Cabello’s “Don’t Go Yet” is a Cuban music milestone

July 30, 2021

The Cuban Miami music scene is one thing that makes the world go ‘round.  While Cuban music has immensely contributed to the global development of...

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SDSU requires COVID-19 vaccine, no longer pending FDA approval

SDSU requires COVID-19 vaccine, no longer pending FDA approval

July 27, 2021

On July 27, the California State University (CSU) system declared the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for students, faculty and staff, including auxiliary...

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University now offering Pfizer vaccine to SDSU community

University now offering Pfizer vaccine to SDSU community

July 22, 2021

As of July 20, San Diego State will now offer the Pfizer vaccine to increase COVID-19 vaccine access for members of the SDSU community and in preparation...

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El cantante Colombiano multiplatino Camilo, colaboró con la premiada estrella del pop Canadiense en un remix bilingual de su exitosa canción romántica tropical, “KESI”, que fue lanzado el 14 de julio.

Shawn Mendes debuta en la música latina con el remix “KESI”

July 22, 2021

¿Shawn Mendes cantando en español? Sí, por favor. El cantante Colombiano multiplatino Camilo, colaboró con la premiada estrella del pop Canadiense...

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Why summertime is perfect to kindle romance

Why summertime is perfect to kindle romance

July 19, 2021

"It can be argued people just want to explore more in the summertime — whether it’s a 'staycation' at a local beach or taking a scenic drive up the...

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El album La Niña de Lola Indigo nos muestra el verano chica caliente a través su música

El nuevo álbum de Lola Indigo “La Niña” nos da las vibras perfectas para el verano

July 18, 2021

Es el mundo de Lola Indigo y todos vivimos en ello.  El 2 de julio, la artista española Lola Indigo lanzó su segundo álbum, “La Niña” que invita...

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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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[Photo] 2021-22 Managing Editor: Trinity Bland

June 10, 2021

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Always Hungry features commentary from chef Bobby Flay and his daughter, Sophie.

World-renowned chef Bobby Flay is ‘always hungry’ with daughter Sophie in brand new podcast

May 5, 2021

If you are an eater – avid or not – does Bobby Flay even need an introduction? Grillmaster, burger connoisseur and co-star of a new Discovery+ travelogue...

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Caitlyn Jenner announces she will run for California governor as a Republican

Caitlyn Jenner announces she will run for California governor as a Republican

April 28, 2021

Former Olympian, reality TV star and transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner has announced she plans to run for governor of California in the recall election...

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Kehlani opens up about success and her privilege as a queer artist

Kehlani opens up about success and her privilege as a queer artist

April 28, 2021

Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2014, R&B superstar Kehlani has proudly worn her queerness on her sleeve. In the seven years since the artist...

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Students of color shouldnt have to combat racism in the classroom

Students of color shouldn’t have to combat racism in the classroom

April 27, 2021

For students of color, navigating the world is already a difficult task. School should be the last place where students should have to worry about combating...

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Marvin Gayes revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

Marvin Gaye’s revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

April 21, 2021

If called upon, an overwhelming majority of Americans would likely recognize their country’s national anthem.  Not really by choice as the sluggish...

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Columna: Amor en la universidad es posible

Columna: Amor en la universidad es posible

April 21, 2021

En esta época del coronavirus, la cultura de las citas románticas en línea y aventuras rápidas que son la definición de amor de la sociedad han cambiado...

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Jackie Robinsons legacy deserves to be better celebrated in todays political climate

Jackie Robinson’s legacy deserves to be better celebrated in today’s political climate

April 15, 2021

The legacy of Jackie Robinson is so colossal that it still continues to grow in depth and breadth. On April 15, with every player wearing No. 42 jerseys...

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Alto a la discrimnacion contra la comunidad asiática-americana: #StopTheHate

Alto a la discrimnacion contra la comunidad asiática-americana: #StopTheHate

March 31, 2021

En el verano pasado, todos podemos recordar el movimiento de Black Lives Matter que surgió en la media de comunidades y ciudades para destacar las pérdidas...

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I agree with Lizzo, body positivity has become commercialized

I agree with Lizzo, body positivity has become commercialized

March 30, 2021

Vogue’s October 2020 cover features none other than Lizzo, who everyone and their mom know at this point.  In addition to the cover and other pictures...

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Barbie adds Eleanor Roosevelt doll to celebrate Womens History Month

Barbie adds Eleanor Roosevelt doll to celebrate Women’s History Month

March 29, 2021

With International Women’s Day on March 8, Mattel announced a new doll is coming to their iconic Barbie “Inspiring Women” collection on March 10...

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The title cover for Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteens podcast, Renegades: Born In The USA. (Photo Courtesy of Spotify Studios)

Former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen collaborate on new Spotify podcast

March 24, 2021

Former President Barack Obama and legendary rock musician Bruce Springsteen have a podcast together on Spotify. “Renegades: Born in the USA” was launched...

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A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Julia Lloren

A.S. vice president of university affairs candidate Julia Lloren

March 22, 2021

Position: Vice President of University Affairs Name: Julia Lloren Slate: N/A Year: Sophomore Major: Double major in theater arts, with an...

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The Harlem Renaissance is worth remembering

The Harlem Renaissance is worth remembering

March 10, 2021

While most are well aware of the European Renaissance and some of its prominent participants such as William Shakespeare and Michelangelo, it is rare for...

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Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho hosts “Bachelor” Special

March 2, 2021

Former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst Emmanuel Acho has accepted the rose and will host “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose.” Acho is the...

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Opinion: Lumets The Wiz is still a trailblazing film in Black culture

Opinion: Lumet’s ‘The Wiz’ is still a trailblazing film in Black culture

February 25, 2021

Decades after its original release on Oct. 24, 1978, no film has distinctly defined Black culture and shaped the structure of a musical genre quite like...

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Does the Biden presidency promise ‘Morning in America’?

Does the Biden presidency promise ‘Morning in America’?

February 17, 2021

“It’s morning again in America” was the opening line to President Reagan’s 1984 “Prouder, Stronger, Better” campaign television commercial....

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Hank Aarons impact on baseball changed the world

Hank Aaron’s impact on baseball changed the world

February 10, 2021

In his 1992 film, “A League of Their Own,” Tom Hanks famously said, “there is no crying in baseball,” but nearly 30 years later, he was proven...

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Harriet Tubman to be the face of the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be the face of the $20 bill

February 10, 2021

It’s only the beginning of 2021 and changes are already being made in America by the Biden administration.  This includes the administration's exploration...

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NASA marks 35th anniversary of Challenger explosion with Day of Remembrance

NASA marks 35th anniversary of Challenger explosion with ‘Day of Remembrance’

February 1, 2021

The 1980s were an unforgettably unique era. The music, the fashion, the sports rivalries, the movies and television shows all defined the decade.  However,...

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Perspective: Surviving in the epicenter of the countrys political division

Perspective: Surviving in the epicenter of the country’s political division

January 25, 2021

East Coast pride is something that can be seen (or heard) over a mile away. Typically, natives are some of the loudest and proudest, representing their...

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Review: Entertainer Debbie Allen showcases teaching skills in new Netflix documentary

December 23, 2020

Best known to fans of '80s television, the Oscars, televised dance competitions and "Grey's Anatomy," Debbie Allen is an actress, choreographer, director...

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Consider taking a leave of absence

Consider taking a leave of absence

December 10, 2020

As the semester is quickly drawing to a close, there is one thing all students can agree on: online learning has been a challenge. I get distracted...

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A screenshot of Alicia Keys new skincare website, Keys Soulcare.

Alicia Keys explores new realm in makeup industry with Keys Soulcare

December 9, 2020

Grammy award-winning entertainer Alicia Keys has a distinct voice in music, but perhaps an even more striking one in the beauty industry.  Her quest...

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Music artists Chloe x Halle, Alicia Keys, Giveon, Rina Sawayama and UMI highlight part one of The Daily Aztecs Albums of The Year.

DA Staff Picks: The Best Albums of 2020, Part One

December 9, 2020

After a stressful year exacerbated by a devastating pandemic, a tense presidential election, and the increasing effects of climate change, the year 2020...

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran on television for six seasons from 1990 to 1996.

Cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunite for 30-year anniversary special

December 8, 2020

In honor of the groundbreaking series’ 30th anniversary, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s inimitable cast came together for a once-in-a-lifetime special. Taped...

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Good people skills are a sign of effective leadership

Good people skills are a sign of effective leadership

November 29, 2020

A survey of U.S. adults by Lead2Feed, the nation’s largest free student leadership program, found that 91% of Americans say that students are more successful...

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The struggle with Zoom fatigue is real

The struggle with Zoom fatigue is real

November 12, 2020

For many of us, working from home or having to take part in online classes means we spend a lot of time on video meeting applications like Zoom. We are...

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Lebron James’ ‘More Than A Vote’ organization seeks to mobilize, empower Black voters in 2020

November 3, 2020

More Than a Vote, a voting rights organization led by NBA star LeBron James, recruited over 10,000 volunteer poll workers, achieving a pivotal milestone...

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Opinion: Naomi Osakas U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

Opinion: Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

October 26, 2020

Since becoming a tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka has attained a myriad of success by becoming the first Asian player to be declared world number 1 in singles,...

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SDSU Ambassadors have started conducting tours via a virtual platform due to most classes and students being online.

SDSU Ambassadors take on-campus tours to the virtual world during COVID-19

October 21, 2020

For high school students or college-bound individuals in the process of evaluating colleges, admissions professionals strongly recommend scheduling campus...

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Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

October 2, 2020

Black Americans have been plagued by racial discrimination including profiling, police brutality, voting restrictions and mass incarcerations for generations....

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Embrace culture shock in college, it can be a good experience

Embrace culture shock in college, it can be a good experience

September 11, 2020

College brings about so many things in students’ lives— adventures, opportunities, educational experiences, and inevitably culture shock.  All...

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Opinion: The NFLs decision to sing the Black national anthem during opening week seems performative

Opinion: The NFL’s decision to sing the Black national anthem during opening week seems performative

August 13, 2020

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in July that fans can expect to hear "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing”, traditionally known as the Black national...

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Using this time in quarantine to build your skillset is essential

Using this time in quarantine to build your skillset is essential

August 11, 2020

For college students, the reality of spending the summer and semester at home due to COVID-19 is quite nerve-wracking.  Many students are either required...

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Logic released No Pressure after announcing his surprise retirement from music on July 16.

Review: Logic reflects on his influences, career and personal life in final album “No Pressure”

August 6, 2020

On July 16, Logic took to social media and announced his retirement from his decade-long rap career. According to the posts he made, he plans to focus...

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How to handle creative burnout during a pandemic

How to handle “creative burnout” during a pandemic

August 2, 2020

Being a creator means investing a large portion of your time to bringing a vision to life.  Sometimes, creating something out of nothing can come easy...

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The future of flying amid COVID-19 is wavering

The future of flying amid COVID-19 is wavering

July 28, 2020

I went to San Francisco for the first time ever in my life earlier this year.  It was something I had dreamt about since I was a toddler. From early...

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Opinion: We want sports back but we want freedom for all even more

June 22, 2020

On June 12, more than 80 NBA players were on a Zoom conference call regarding the restart of the NBA season in Orlando. Among them were superstars like...

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Our dining experiences at restaurants as we know it are no longer

Our dining experiences at restaurants as we know it are no longer

June 8, 2020

Since the coronavirus has surfaced, restaurants have been forced to shut their dining rooms down for safety precautions. The restaurant industry employs...

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Choose your own life journey, not the one your parents expect of you

April 21, 2020

Since childhood, many of us have learned to live for the validation of those around us, such as our peers, teachers or society in general. However,...

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Opinion: The term ‘people of color’ fails to be properly inclusive of the black community

April 14, 2020

As a black woman, I naturally look for inclusive spaces and it is beneficial for both my mental health and spiritual development for me to conduct this...

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Your major doesn’t define you as a person

April 6, 2020

“What’s your major?” This is a question that we, as college students, are used to being asked on a constant basis, seemingly by everyone. From...

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Take the initiative to educate yourself on Black History Month

February 19, 2020

Black History Month is among us and as a black woman, I am more than grateful to acknowledge this in the spaces in which I find myself. It is truly an...

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Grieving over celebrities is valid

February 5, 2020

The death of a celebrity can be historically monumental for many people. Whether the person is a singer, politician, athlete or actor, the world mourns...

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It’s okay to let go of old friendships

January 29, 2020

Now that it is the start of a new year and a new decade, in the words of recording artist, Ariana Grande, it is time to say “thank you, next,” to friends...

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Focus on growth rather than perfectionism

Focus on growth rather than perfectionism

January 22, 2020

Author, journalist and opinion columnist Anna Quindlen said, “the thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning...

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Sharing your personal story with others can be healing and liberating

Sharing your personal story with others can be healing and liberating

December 11, 2019

We've always loved stories.  Even from a young age, stories played a vital part of many of our upbringings and traditions. Today, we still love...

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Let’s support black-owned businesses this holiday season

December 4, 2019

As we approach the peak of the holiday season and people begin buying gifts for loved ones, I find it necessary to address how important it is to support...

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A career in entertainment is possible

October 30, 2019

Over the years, the entertainment industry has been trashed in the press yet romanticized in countless movies and television shows.  Despite the mixed...

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Insurance should cover art and music therapy

Insurance should cover art and music therapy

October 16, 2019

The creative arts have the ability to impact a person’s life more than one could imagine. They can stimulate individuals both visually and mentally in...

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Politicians must stop ‘hispandering’ and start genuinely focusing on Latinx voters

October 2, 2019

The Latinx community in the United States deserves a greater deal of respect and regard than they’ve received from politicians over the course of time.  Historically,...

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Podcasts have been revolutionary and can help us become better at what we do

Podcasts have been revolutionary and can help us become better at what we do

September 25, 2019

The face of audio media is changing and it’s all because of podcasts. Audio media has always been prominent as it was the first true form of entertainment...

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Dear former first lady, not all divorced dads are bad fathers

May 1, 2019

When President Trump announced he was running for president of the United States, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of having such a character...

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Directors, stop casting the same actors

April 10, 2019

When we hear the name Will Smith, I am confident a number of things come to mind. I personally think of the rapper he was during my parent’s teenage...

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