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Avoid stress after graduation

Avoid stress after graduation

May 8, 2014

Seniors, graduation day is finally upon us. Difficult classes, exams, troublesome professors and hours of studying are a thing of the past. The anticipation...

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Why I’m an Aztec for life

May 8, 2014

Every song ends, but that’s no reason to not enjoy the music. OK, that might just be a “One Tree Hill” reference, but you get the idea. Even though...

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stack of movies

Happy endings, unrequited love and all that drama: How movies have ruined real-life dating

April 18, 2014

Ask me what my favorite romantic movie is and without hesitation, I’ll tell you it’s author Nicholas Sparks’ best seller-turned-cinematic-masterpiece...

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Couple in church

Why I choose to date Christian men–inserting religion into relationships

April 8, 2014

It’s a general rule that two of the most sensitive topics to keep out of the conversation on a first date are religion and politics. Lucky for my dates,...

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Being a cougar in college—where age is definitely more than just a number

Being a “cougar” in college—where age is definitely more than just a number

March 28, 2014

I’m channel surfing the other night and I come across a show on TLC that I’d never heard of before—“Cougar Wives.” Intrigued by the title, I...

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Woman and man

Being “just friends”: is it really possible?

March 13, 2014

In the movie “Just Friends”, we find the main character Chris (played by Ryan Reynolds in a fat suit), the token nerdy and overweight outcast, preparing...

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The Aztecs St. Patricks Day guide

The Aztec’s St. Patrick’s Day guide

March 13, 2014

Emerald. Lime. Jade. Whatever shade you prefer, it’s time to break out the green. For those of Irish descent and those who use the day as an excuse to...

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writing a letter

A letter to my 18-year-old self: Things I wish she knew

March 7, 2014

Dear Victoria, You are on the cusp of the rest of your life. You’ve graduated high school, you’re about to start college classes, and you’re ready...

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girl texting

Dating apps—for the desperate and love-starved or the smart and savvy?

February 27, 2014

Zoosk. Tinder. Hot or Not. That’s right, I’m talking about those apps that you might have hidden on your phone that you don’t want your friends or...

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girl texting

When it comes to dating, honesty is the best policy

February 23, 2014

So I met a guy. Our first date went pretty well—flirtation, chemistry—it had it all. Then there was a second date, then quickly afterward, a third...

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Dating for Dummies Book

Relationships, dating, and love–from a girl who gets it

February 23, 2014

If you're looking for some practical advice for your most frustrating dating problems, I'm your girl. Think of me as your new Love Guru--one that tells...

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Vendors alleviate textbook financial woes

November 21, 2013

At the beginning of every semester, college students everywhere burst into tears at the sight of their bank accounts quickly draining to dismally low amounts....

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A practical guide to Halloween

A practical guide to Halloween

October 31, 2013

It’s that time of year again, a time filled with the pumpkin carving, spooky decoration hanging, haunted house traipsing sort of fun that can only be...

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New pizza joint delivers quality and variety in a jiffy

New pizza joint delivers quality and variety in a jiffy

October 18, 2013

In 90 seconds, you can update your Facebook status, watch three commercials in between reruns of “Breaking Bad” or microwave a slice of bacon to crispy...

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Voices gather for a cappella talent

September 16, 2013

What do you call singing without instruments and using only your voice to form every sound as it blends together in perfect harmony and pitch? Aca-awesome....

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I guess this is growing up

April 30, 2013

It’s like a curse. What is it about seeing an ex with a new person that’s so unsettling? Time has gone by; they’ve moved on,  even beginning...

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Locals embrace bargains at Kobey’s Swap Meet

April 30, 2013

I happened upon it as I was perusing the nearby photo frames, a few of which still housed the original photos from family members that once stood on display....

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Forget cliche sweethearts

April 19, 2013

Whenever someone asks me, “What is your ideal guy?” I tend to go for the obvious, immediately rattling off the physical attributes I find most appealing:...

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Preacher brings own brand of fire and brimstone to SDSU

March 7, 2013

“I’m a warner. I know there’s a hell. You don’t know that, they don’t know that, but I know that.” Paul Mitchell stands in front of...

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Dump the double standard

February 26, 2013

It started out so wonderfully, quite possibly a match made in heaven. A joke here, a funny quip there. We seemed to share so many of the same perspectives...

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This Valentine’s, stand up to ‘singles awareness day’

February 14, 2013

As Feb. 14th comes around once again for the singles out there, the stigma of what the day typically signifies tends to send shivers down a few spines....

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Aztec Racing’s AR-12 a display of ingenuity

February 6, 2013

Hands are poised on the steering wheel, fingers tremble in anticipation and a foot hovers above the gas pedal ready to strike. The Suzuki GSX-R 600 engine...

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ZocDoc app finds care fast

October 9, 2012

Breaking out? Need to get your eyes checked? Have a toothache that won’t subside? When you need a doctor who can treat specific ailments, it’s...

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Antonio Zaragoza, Editor in Chief

Aztec alumni bring wedding to the Mesa

October 1, 2012

What began as a chance meeting at San Diego State, led to a rollercoaster ride of a relationship recently culminated in the wedding between two former...

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Pita Pit is a healthy option for late night eaters

September 10, 2012

It’s midnight. You’ve been studying for an exam for three hours and your taste buds begin to beg for a little “TLC.” Where do you go? If you...

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Breaking the ice: how to approach someone special

September 4, 2012

With a new semester comes endless opportunities to meet new people in your classes, residence halls, apartment complexes or simply standing in line...

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