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Students, faculty members, teachers, parents and other supporters took to California campuses and streets March 2010 to protest fee increases and funding cuts.

Top SDSU stories of the 2010s

by Bella Ross, Editor in Chief // December 11, 2019

2009-2010: Students Approval Student Union Remodel The white-and-teal behemoth that now serves as SDSU’s student union was once subject to the kinds...

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Aztec Warrior at a SDSU football game.

SDSU should celebrate Aztec culture

by Peyton Antil, Contributor // October 23, 2019

For decades at San Diego State, there has been a contentious debate about the cultural appropriateness of our school mascot, the Aztec Warrior. In recent...

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Humboldt State University American Indian Studies Department Chair Cutcha Risling Baldy addressed a group about issues of decolonization and the Aztec mascot at a Feb. 20 lecture at SDSU.

American Indian Studies lecture addresses mascot controversy, decolonization

by Johann Derek Oribello, Staff Writer // February 25, 2019

When asked to explain the concept of decolonization, Humboldt State University American Indian Studies Department Chair Cutcha Risling Baldy used an analogy...

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Ramona Pérez will teach an introductory course on the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs starting again this semester.

Nahuatl language class brings Aztec culture close to home

by Kaitlyn Little, Senior Staff Writer // February 13, 2019

Students at San Diego State now have the opportunity to learn the Nahuatl language — a language spoken in the Aztec empire — through Elementary Nahuatl...

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This semester marks President Adela de la Torres first in the position.

Meet SDSU’s first female, Latina president

by Bella Ross and David Santillan // August 24, 2018

In the midst of major shifts at San Diego State, the biggest promises to be the new president, one who seems intent on leading a wave of change throughout...

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Letter: Is retiring the Aztec Warrior worth the financial cost?

April 11, 2018

The CSU system is involved in a budget crisis. Governor Jerry Brown’s 2019 budget provides $92 million in funding, which is only a third of what the...

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Aztec mascot sits with fans in the stands.

Letter: Embrace the Aztec emblem

by Zach Pellonari // January 24, 2018

Fellow Aztecs, Students, alumni, faculty and staff — these past couple of months triggered emotional times at San Diego State. The SDSU University...

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Native American Heritage Month event held at basketball game amid mascot controversy

‘Native American Heritage Month’ event held at basketball game amid mascot controversy

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // November 27, 2017

Native American Heritage Month was honored at the Nov. 18 San Diego State men’s basketball game against McNeese State University, raising questions among...

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The Aztec Warrior mascot – now to be called a spirit leader –  at a sporting event.

Special Commentary: SDSU identity will be lost with mascot change

by Zach Pellonari // November 20, 2017

On Nov. 7, 2017, the San Diego State University Senate voted 52-15 in favor of a resolution to eliminate the Aztec Warrior mascot and form a task force...

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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

by The Editorial Board // 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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University Senate vote reinvigorates Aztec Mascot controversy

November 9, 2017

On Nov. 7, the University Senate voted in favor of a resolution to be passed on to the University President that re-examines the Aztec mascot. The resolution...

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

University Senate passes resolution to retire use of human Aztec Warrior mascot

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // November 7, 2017

This story was updated at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 to include an official statement from SDSU. The University Senate passed a resolution to retire...

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