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  • Presentation explores dangers of crossing the border

    Presentation explores dangers of crossing the border

    Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer

    February 24, 2017

    Jason De Leon, an anthropology professor at the University of Michigan, journeyed to San Diego State to host the 23rd annual Adams Lecture in the Humanities, held by the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities on Feb. 7. De Leon is the director of the Undocumented Migration Project, which is an anthropological study of border crossings into the United States from Latin America, according to the ...

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  • EDITORIAL: ‘SoccerCity’ earns red card

    EDITORIAL: ‘SoccerCity’ earns red card

    The Editorial Board

    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. READ MORE »»

    Rendering of the proposed SoccerCity event plaza. Courtesy of FS Investors

  • Commuter students cross the U.S.-Mexico border

    Commuter students cross the U.S.-Mexico border

    Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer

    February 22, 2017

    Just 16 miles south of San Diego State’s main campus is one of the busiest border crossings in the world. The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry records an average of 50,000 vehicles entering the United States everyday, on top of 25,000 northbound pedestrian crossings each day, according to U.S. General Services Administration statistics. These numbers are on the upswing, too. In 2014, a total...

    Kelly Smiley, Photo Editor

  • Students win big at open mic night

    Students win big at open mic night

    Ceighlee Fennel, Staff Writer

    February 22, 2017

    Talent can show up in the most interesting of places and San Diego State open mic nights just happen to be one of those places. The Aztec Student Union Board collaborated with their Aztec Pride, music and entertainment committees to create and host two events simultaneously, an open mic night and an event called Snapshots of State. These events were held in the Aztec Student Union on Thursday, Feb....

    Kirby Crow

  • Black History Month lacks recognition at SDSU

    Black History Month lacks recognition at SDSU

    Maya Carter, Staff Writer

    February 22, 2017

    Although Black History Month is normally filled with numerous educational and cultural events at SDSU, this February lacked acknowledgement on-campus. Black History Month is an annual observance in February that acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of those of African descent. Each year, organizations on campus make an effort to celebrate Black History Month by hosting and promoting various...

    Aiden Prehatny, Graphic Designer

Presentation explores dangers of crossing the border

File Photo

Presentation explores dangers of crossing the border

Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer

Jason De Leon, an anthropology professor at the University of Michigan, journeyed to San Diego State to host the 23rd annual Adams Lecture in the Humanities, held by the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities on Feb....

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Leadership Summit discusses times of change

Salwa Khan, Staff Photographer

Leadership Summit discusses times of change

Adriana Millar, Assistant News Editor

Student Life and Leadership held the eighth annual Leadership Summit on Feb. 18, called “Evolving Leadership: Leading in a Time of Change.” The event was co-chaired by Dean of Students Randy Timm and Student Life a...

February 23No Comments

Crime and Incident Report: Petty theft, drug activity

Crime and Incident Report: Petty theft, drug activity

Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer

Suspicious Person San Diego Police were informed of a male waving a handgun near the intersection of 55th Street and Montezuma Road at about 2 p.m. on Feb. 17. A report was taken on the matter. Petty Theft A bic...

February 23No Comments

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Ivanka Trump’s brand rightfully out of fashion

Ivanka Trump’s brand rightfully out of fashion

Sydney Sweeney, Senior Staff Columnist

In both design and price, Ivanka Trump garments – ironically made in China and Hong Kong – are ordinary and comparable to those of cheaper labels sold at Kohl’s or J.C. Penny.

February 22No Comments

  • SDSU Journalism students must look outside JMS program to learn select skills February 22
  • When is ‘OK’ sex not ‘OK?’ February 22
  • Protests are fine, but it’s action that affects change February 22
  • EDITORIAL: ‘SoccerCity’ earns red card February 22

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SDSU crushes Houston in Las Vegas Bowl, 34-10

Kelly Smiley, Photo Editor

SDSU crushes Houston in Las Vegas Bowl, 34-10

Austin Gayle, Staff Columnist

Anchored by its defense and captained by senior running back Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State football (11-3) scored 34 unanswered points to beat the University of Houston (9-4) in the Las Vegas Bowl, 34-10. After carrying...

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  • Aztecs ride hot start to easy 73-41 win over Alabama State December 13
  • Aztecs’ nonconference woes continue with 74-63 loss to Arizona State December 10
  • SDSU men’s basketball overrun by Grand Canyon, 76-72 December 7
  • Aztecs avenge losses, defeat Wyoming 27-24 to take home MW title December 3

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Not a relic of the past

Alex Noble, Staff Writer

Thursday, Feb. 16 marked San Diego State’s first participation in National Anthropology Day. Congress recently declared the third Thursday of February a day for annual celebration of the field. The team behind the event wa...

February 22No Comments

  • Your newest editor-in-chief, maybe February 22
  • A fun reflection on coming of age February 22
  • Students win big at open mic night February 22
  • Galentine’s Day Centers around love February 15

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South Campus Plaza Tour

South Campus Plaza Tour

February 15No Comments

SDSU community members among thousands in San Diego Women’s March

SDSU community members among thousands in San Diego Women’s March

January 25

Five big stories from winter break

Five big stories from winter break

January 19

Bilingual Newscast: Aztec Football, gender-affirming therapy at Calpulli Center

Bilingual Newscast: Aztec Football, gender-affirming therapy at Calpulli Center

December 12

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