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The Aztec football team defeated the San Jose State Spartans 43-27 last Saturday, Nov. 12 – becoming eligible for eight ...
11/17/2022

The Aztec football team defeated the San Jose State Spartans 43-27 last Saturday, Nov. 12 – becoming eligible for eight bowl games this season.

Senior defensive lineman Jonah Tavai acknowledged it took a lot of preparation before the game.

“Preparation for every game is definitely key for us,” Tavai said post-game. “We treat every week as championship week. We did talk about how we’re going to be bowl eligible if we win this game, but we were more engaged in just winning the game.”

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Read more about the game in our bio.

After years of rewrites, production hold ups, and a global pandemic, DC’s latest film “Black Adam” is finally hitting th...
10/22/2022

After years of rewrites, production hold ups, and a global pandemic, DC’s latest film “Black Adam” is finally hitting theaters. 

Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero, alongside an ensemble cast of Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, and Quintessa Swindell. The film follows the origin story of Black Adam, a man who receives the power of the Gods. As he re-enters society, his violent form of morality is challenged by the Justice Society. 

As stated in this review by Noah Lyons, despite Dwayne Johnson’s best efforts, “Black Adam” is a dull entry into the DC Extended Universe. Among its biggest flaws is a lack of direction and an inconsistent tone.

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Africana Studies professor LaShae Sharp-Collins is being called out for instructing students to create a fictional slave...
10/11/2022

Africana Studies professor LaShae Sharp-Collins is being called out for instructing students to create a fictional slave character and to act it out in her Introduction to Africana Studies course.

“Being a person who is black, (and) knowing that my family actually had to go through that was a really uncomfortable ask,” said Robbie Jackson, a student in Sharp-Collins’ class. “It’s like familial trauma and it’s this deeply rooted issue.”

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 held a candlelight vigil for Mahsa Amini on Thursday Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in front of Hepner Hall.The vigil was held to h...
10/07/2022

held a candlelight vigil for Mahsa Amini on Thursday Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in front of Hepner Hall.

The vigil was held to honor Amini's life and to show support for Iranians risking their lives to protest for women's rights and freedom.

During the hourlong vigil, organizers from the SDSU Persian Association set up Amini's memorial, distributed candles and spoke to over a hundred students.

“It's important for the Iranian community to come together this time," said TJ Kord, president of the SDSU Persian Association. “Seeing that we have the support of other people not part of the Persian community means the world to us, and it's also about spreading awareness about what's going on.”

Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died in a hospital on Sept. 16 after being detained three days earlier by Iran's Guidance Patrol, popularly known as the "morality police," for allegedly not wearing her hijab appropriately.

Witnesses dispute the morality police's claim that Amini had a heart attack, fell and died after two days in a coma.

Amini's death sparked outrage against the Iranian government, with thousands of students protesting across campuses, demanding women's rights and justice for Amini, including calls for the Iranian government to be ousted.

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San Diego State University scored 5/5 on the LGBTQ+ Campus Pride Index. “The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assi...
09/26/2022

San Diego State University scored 5/5 on the LGBTQ+ Campus Pride Index.

“The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life,” according to the Campus Pride Index.

LGBTQ+ students have voiced their opinion on the accuracy of SDSU’s Campus Pride Index rating.

About 8 percent of students identify as LGBTQ+, according to the SDSU Newscenter.

Advertising and graphic design senior Maya Tomasik (she/her) comments on SDSU’s diversity and inclusion. She identifies as pansexual.

“I wouldn’t say we’re excluded. I wouldn’t say we’re very diverse of a school,” Tomasik said.

Pride House peer mentor Milo Jared (he/they) shares their thoughts on how the university can be more inclusive to the LGBTQ+ student community. He identifies as biromantic and asexual.

“I feel like there are a lot of people in the LGBT community who just feel like they’re completely alone. And having those resources and not promoting them feels like betrayal almost to those people,” Jared said.

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Four years after opening for Ed Sheeran in his 2018 ÷ tour, Lauv headlines his own show. Lauv continued his ‘All 4 Nothi...
09/22/2022

Four years after opening for Ed Sheeran in his 2018 ÷ tour, Lauv headlines his own show. Lauv continued his ‘All 4 Nothing’ tour on Sunday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Cal Coast Open Air Amphitheater.

Rapper Payday, 18, and actress/artist Hayley Kiyoko joined Lauv for the show.

Lauv chronicled his personal struggles with loneliness and heartbreak throughout the show, but still gave a vibrant and upbeat show. With a mix of ballads (“Paris in Rain”), bangers (“Chasing Fire”), and radio hits (“I Like Me Better”) he displayed a variety of sounds and emotions.

Lauv performed all of his biggest hits to a huge reception, but he also mixed in his latest work on his 2022 release, All 4 Nothing. The record received a Metacritic score of 67 from critics, but had an even more impressive user score of 8.4 out of ten. The fans embraced his new music, and it showed.

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❣️HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ISSUE OUT NOW❣️For our September issue, we focused on representing the stories and voices at t...
09/15/2022

❣️HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ISSUE OUT NOW❣️

For our September issue, we focused on representing the stories and voices at the center of our campus. Our editorial team and staff took on investigative efforts to give you a well-rounded perspective of the issues that are the loudest right now.

At the heart of this paper, we’re here to cover the full scope of SDSU and how it’s affecting our community.

With that, read this month’s issue at the link in our bio or pick up a physical copy on-campus in newsstands!

Welcome to the Neighborhood!!!Come and enjoy breakfast at your new home away from home.To show our support for the Stude...
08/12/2022

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Check out our first issue of the year online and on-campus! ❤️🖤🤍Pick up the freshmen issue at any of the news stands sca...
08/11/2022

Check out our first issue of the year online and on-campus! ❤️🖤🤍

Pick up the freshmen issue at any of the news stands scattered around campus or online by clicking on the link in our bio.

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It was a beautiful day to be out at the annual San Diego Pride Parade held in Hillcrest on Saturday, July 16. As the lar...
07/27/2022

It was a beautiful day to be out at the annual San Diego Pride Parade held in Hillcrest on Saturday, July 16. As the largest single-day civic event in the area, the LGBTQIA+ community and allies showed up in full glistening force to embrace the unification of a diverse population coming together in celebration.

“There was so much love and acceptance that filled the atmosphere,” said The Daily Aztec’s own photo editor, Brittany Cruz-Fejeran. “After being cancelled two years straight because of the pandemic, everyone truly went the extra mile to show how much they missed Pride.”

The parade featured humanitarian and social organizations like the San Diego Q***r APIMEDA, Latinx and United Lowrider Coalitions, Fellowship of Older G**s (FOG), Stepping Stone of San Diego and participation by the SD Police and Fire departments. As well as city council members, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria — who has planned to intersect his dedication to both climate change and the LGBTQIA+ community.

SDSU also showed their support with performances by the Marching Aztecs Color Guard.

The event themed “Justice with Joy!” attracted about 250,000 individuals this year and ended with a Pride festival in Balboa Park.

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Teaching Assistants (TA’s) and supporters gathered at 10am to rally in front of the SDSU Bookstore to bring attention to...
06/29/2022

Teaching Assistants (TA’s) and supporters gathered at 10am to rally in front of the SDSU Bookstore to bring attention to their loss of benefits.

Some Teaching Assistants were recently informed that their number of instructional appointments will be reduced which will also affect their hours. Some TA’s have lost benefits due to this decision and the rally today was put in place to help save those benefits.

SDSU has commented on the subject saying that TA’s appointments align directly with teaching loads and expected instructional effort. They have also introduced centrally funded non-salary in-state tuition waiver for qualifying graduate students whose TA appointments are at a level of 0.2 and above, and a Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP) to ensure that all students enrolled in state-side graduate or postbaccalaureate programs are enrolled in a health insurance plan.

The Daily Aztec will continue reporting on this issue.

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06/22/2022

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, San Diego State University has returned to host a 7-on-7 high school football passing camp over the course of two weekends from June 11-18.

The camp took place on the Aztec practice fields and served as an opportunity for high school students from California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona to showcase their skills in front of recruiters from over 10 D1-D3 schools. Top schools such as Cal-Berkeley and Arizona State University were in attendance as well as Aztecs’ head coach Brady Hoke and other members of the football team.

With all the new faces arriving on campus, one familiar face stood out above the rest. Former DA Sports Editor  returned to SDSU, this time as a coach for 

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‘Stranger Things’ is back for a new season and it’s giving fans quite the scare. Netflix recently released seven episode...
06/09/2022

‘Stranger Things’ is back for a new season and it’s giving fans quite the scare. Netflix recently released seven episodes of season four on May 27. ⁠

Each episode runs for at least one hour, ensuring all of your favorite characters make an appearance. However, for Hawkins, things are forever changed. After defeating the Mind Flayer, everyone needs time to adjust. ⁠

That is until tragedy strikes again. The new monster in town is named Vecna. His victims have troubling pasts, which is a critical element to his attacks. ⁠

Fans love season four, but certain scenes may be upsetting for immature audiences. Nevertheless, viewers around the world have watched this season for an impressive total of 287 million hours. ⁠

As always, ‘Stranger Things 4’ has iconic music from the 80’s. One song in particular, “Running Up That Hill” has gained popularity since being featured in episode four.⁠

Volume 1 has plenty of plot twists and intense emotions, but that is what makes it great. ⁠

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“Undoubtedly, The Daily Aztec gave me the tools to refine my reporting, writing, and multimedia skills and helped me gai...
05/15/2022

“Undoubtedly, The Daily Aztec gave me the tools to refine my reporting, writing, and multimedia skills and helped me gain invaluable experience that led to my post-graduation job,” Editor in Chief writes. “This role has tested my character, patience and overall fiber of my being in countless ways, but I wouldn’t trade my time as EIC for anything else in the world.”

Link in bio for her Senior Goodbye

“It was always about telling a story in an entertaining yet informative way while making sure everyone had their voice h...
05/15/2022

“It was always about telling a story in an entertaining yet informative way while making sure everyone had their voice heard. Each time I sat down to write anything for this paper, I did so with the goal of letting people know what happened, why it happened and why it matters.” Sports Editor writes.

Link in bio for his Senior goodbye

“As soon as we went into in-person instruction, I made sure to connect with as many people as possible.” Senior staff wr...
05/15/2022

“As soon as we went into in-person instruction, I made sure to connect with as many people as possible.” Senior staff writer writes. “That’s when I met some of those most talented hard-working people in The DA. But most importantly some of the people that I will never forget, from our editor in chief to all the editors and assistant editors, staff writers, and contributors.”

Link in bio for his full Senior goodbye

“I can’t believe it is time to say goodbye… My time at San Diego State University has come to an end. I can finally say ...
05/14/2022

“I can’t believe it is time to say goodbye… My time at San Diego State University has come to an end. I can finally say I have a bachelor’s degree, something I always wanted to accomplish. I am proud to say I finally made it. SDSU will always be in my heart. KCR SDSU college radio, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists SDSU and The Daily Aztec Mundo Azteca are the organizations I will always cherish forever.” Mundo Azteca Assistant Editor writes.

Link in bio for her full Senior goodbye.

“Every morning when I wake up, and every night before I go to bed, I thank God for everything I am, everything I have, a...
05/14/2022

“Every morning when I wake up, and every night before I go to bed, I thank God for everything I am, everything I have, and everything I'm going
to be and pray that his love would be the firm foundation for everything in my life,” assistant sports editor said. “Everyday God has given me these people, and I truly believe they are that firm foundation I pray for
every morning and night.”

Link in bio for his Senior goodbye.

“The hours spent at Tony Gwynn Stadium during the 2021 season were long thanks to the doubleheaders, and sometimes cold,...
05/12/2022

“The hours spent at Tony Gwynn Stadium during the 2021 season were long thanks to the doubleheaders, and sometimes cold, but that’s where the passion grew,” Senior Staff writer said. “I can confidently say spending weekends there for a whole semester confirmed in my mind sports reporting and writing were a forever thing for me.”

Link in bio for her full Senior goodbye.

ATTN SDSU STUDENTS! Be one of the first to watch the new Amazon Prime movie ‘EMERGENCY’ at the free special advanced scr...
04/29/2022

ATTN SDSU STUDENTS! Be one of the first to watch the new Amazon Prime movie ‘EMERGENCY’ at the free special advanced screening this Tuesday 5/3, Complimentary concessions will be provided!

Ready for a night of partying, a group of college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unusual emergency.

You won’t want to miss it!

Staff Writer Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo has been named the next Managing Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2022-2023 aca...
04/16/2022

Staff Writer Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo has been named the next Managing Editor of The Daily Aztec for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Villarreal-Gerardo is a transfer student from Southwestern College, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the national award-winning El Sol Magazine and Associate Editor-in-Chief of The SWC Sun Newspaper.

Villarreal-Gerardo was raised a fronteriza and fell in love with writing and storytelling while she was learning English in elementary school.

Villarreal-Gerardo plans to bring innovative ideas for delivering reliable and entertaining content for readers, as well as creating an inclusive and engaging work environment for the staff.

Staff writer Gabriel Schneider has been named the next editor in chief of The Daily Aztec for the 2022-2023 academic yea...
04/04/2022

Staff writer Gabriel Schneider has been named the next editor in chief of The Daily Aztec for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Schneider is a transfer student from San Diego City College and the former editor in chief of the City Times.

Schneider joined the Marine Corps after high school and served for four years before going to college where he fell in love with journalism.

Schneider plans to prioritize helping his staff writers and editors to expand their storytelling through multimedia and social media to help them get hired post-graduation.

Link in bio for more about Schneider’s plans and background.

Three write-in presidential candidates have appeared on the scene of the Associated Students elections..Interfraternity ...
03/24/2022

Three write-in presidential candidates have appeared on the scene of the Associated Students elections.
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Interfraternity Council President RJ Hullum, Tiber “Tito” Hernandez and Orlando Ochoa launched their campaigns over the last week.
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Read all about it in the latest article on the Daily Aztec.
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President of Associated Students Candidate Shawki Moore wants to create a sustainable relationship with all communities ...
03/24/2022

President of Associated Students Candidate Shawki Moore wants to create a sustainable relationship with all communities to understand true student needs.
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“We need to be more proactive. We need to make sure that students feel that they are supported, not just after an incident happens, but before any incident that can damage the community happens. But we also need to enhance our visibility of our different resources on campus.”
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A.S. Vice President of External Relations candidate Robson Winter wants implement strategies to address campus safety co...
03/24/2022

A.S. Vice President of External Relations candidate Robson Winter wants implement strategies to address campus safety concerns.
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“One of my main goals is to implement campus safety initiatives. I want to make sure I am working with our community partners, as well as SDSU’s Director of Community and Government Relations Rachel Greg to reach out to students and hear where they find problems on campus with safety.”
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A.S. Vice President of University Affairs candidate Sandy Mekany wants to enhance individual academic success and provid...
03/24/2022

A.S. Vice President of University Affairs candidate Sandy Mekany wants to enhance individual academic success and provide platforms to amplify the student voice
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“Instead of asking students to come to us, and asking what they need from us, as Chief Academic Officer, it’s my responsibility to go into these communities and ask them what we can do for them, to see how they are being neglected, and what they are missing. We are not going to be able to foster a sense of belonging or community if we don’t take that initiative.”
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A.S. Vice President of University Affairs candidate Alicia Morales. .“I just saw the ad posted on Instagram and was like...
03/24/2022

A.S. Vice President of University Affairs candidate Alicia Morales.
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“I just saw the ad posted on Instagram and was like “you know what, let’s go for it and see.” It can’t be that bad. And if I lose, it is what it is, at least I can say I tried.”
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A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs Candidate Sophia Koch wants to restore our campus connection through service & ...
03/24/2022

A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs Candidate Sophia Koch wants to restore our campus connection through service & philanthropy
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“I want to reintegrate student completion into the Aztecs Rock Hunger Campaign in the fall, in order to foster healthy competition and bonding for a common philanthropic goal so that all students are feeling affected and are enjoying their time at SDSU.” 
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The time has come again for SanDiego State students to choose from among their peers a new set of leaders. In unpreceden...
03/23/2022

The time has come again for San
Diego State students to choose from among their peers a new set of leaders. In unprecedented times, a majority of candidates are running unopposed.

It is essential that students make their voices heard in perhaps the most important way they
can at SDSU.

To that end, this editorial board is not endorsing any individual candidates or slates.

Instead, we're challenging and endorsing SDSU students to vote. It only takes a few minutes

Make sure to vote on the SDSU Webportal.

03/20/2022

San Diego State University celebrated their 125th birthday with a huge party.
Social Media Coordinator was there to capture all the festivities and talk to a few famous faces.

Thirty eight student-run outlets at colleges across the U.S are participating for a nationwide fundraising competition f...
03/16/2022

Thirty eight student-run outlets at colleges across the U.S are participating for a nationwide fundraising competition from March 13 through April 6.
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A first-of-its-kind effort is intended to raise awareness and money for the important work student journalists do.
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The work can’t be done without financial support.
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If you appreciate The DA's coverage, we hope you consider donating. The DA staff is excited to be back in College Media Madness!”
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03/15/2022

The had their played their home opener against the
was there to cover the game. Watch and find out how the Aztecs did.

Sometimes things work out for the better, even if one has no idea what they’re going to do with their life, or at least ...
03/10/2022

Sometimes things work out for the better, even if one has no idea what they’re going to do with their life, or at least it did for Faith Schneider-Reuter.
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Schneider-Reuter is a senior studying Interdisciplinary studies, business marketing, communications, and graphic design at San Diego State. She is originally from Humboldt, California, and moved to San Diego to attend SDSU.
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When she was a senior in high school one thing was for sure, she developed a love for fashion like no other.
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Sometimes things work out for the better, even if one has no idea what they’re going to do with their life, or at least it did for Faith Schneider-Reuter.
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Schneider-Reuter is a senior studying Interdisciplinary studies, business marketing, communications, and graphic design at San Diego State. She is originally from Humboldt, California, and moved to San Diego to attend SDSU.
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When she was a senior in high school one thing was for sure, she developed a love for fashion like no other.
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Spring season for the San Diego State mens soccer team is just around the corner. caught up with the team as they prepare to take on the San Diego Loyals.
Since 2019 its been a requirement for SDSU professors to include the land acknowledgment in their course syllabi.
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During the meeting the requirement was voted to be removed from the syllabus, making it optional for professors.
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The senate voted for this revision during the meeting with 44 votes for the revision, 38 against and 7 sustained.
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The revision means that the acknowledgement clause is now optional to be included in the syllabus.

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