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Marquis Campbell receives sentence for his SDSU and El Cajon arrests

Marquis Campbell receives sentence for his SDSU and El Cajon arrests

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Marquis Campbell was sentenced to 180 days in a drug treatment program and five years of summary probation on Friday, Oct. 21 for his San Diego State and El Cajon arrests. Campbell’s 180-day drug treatment program will be split up into 90 days of residential treatment and 90 days of outpatient treatment. His five-y...

Marquis Campbell convicted of drug charge

Marquis Campbell convicted of drug charge

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A jury found Marquis Campbell guilty of being under the influence of a controlled substance during his Sept. 15 arrest at San Diego State, but deadlocked on his four remaining charges of resisting arrest. Jurors reached their decision late on Friday, Oct. 14, Judge Yvonne E. Campos said in a status co...

Marquis Campbell arrested again after SDSU incident

Marquis Campbell arrested again after SDSU incident

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under News

Updated on October 6, 2016, 12:16 PST Marquis Campbell, whose Sept. 15 arrest at San Diego State sparked several campus demonstrations, was released on bail on Friday, Sept. 23. Three days later on Sept. 26, he was  arrested by the El Cajon Police Department. Details of his most recent arrest are unclear, but Ca...

Opinion: D.A. Dumanis should drop the charges against Marquis Campbell

Opinion: D.A. Dumanis should drop the charges against Marquis Campbell

by Andrew Dyer, Opinion Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From slave patrols to Jim Crow, black resistance was often met with violence and death, either at the hands of or with the consent of law enforcement.

‘We just needed a place to call our own’: Black Resource Center opens

‘We just needed a place to call our own’: Black Resource Center opens

by Jasmine Bermudez, Asst. News Editor
April 11, 2018
Filed under News

A student-led initiative led to SDSU opening its first Black Resource Center this semester.  Black Resource Center coordinator Quincey Penn said the center is a blank canvas for students to create. “My main goal is to help support the students in creating this space for students,” he said. Po...

Blog: The Daily Aztec named ‘Best College Newspaper’ by local chapter of Society of Professional Journalists

Blog: The Daily Aztec named ‘Best College Newspaper’ by local chapter of Society of Professional Journalists

by Andrew Dyer, Editor in Chief
July 24, 2017
Filed under Blog, Showcase

San Diego State’s independent student newspaper The Daily Aztec was awarded “Best College Newspaper” by the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the 2017 local journalism awards banquet on July 19. Additionally, several Daily Aztec staffers won individual awards in news...

Journalist rides along with SDSUPD

Journalist rides along with SDSUPD

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s an afternoon in late February, and I’m sitting shotgun in a Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser on a ride-along with the San Diego State police department. “You cannot send me to prison!” a man shouts from the backseat of the cruiser. “I did not say I was sending you to prison,” Sa...

President Hirshman to leave SDSU

President Hirshman to leave SDSU

by Kayla Jimenez, News Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman announced his resignation Wednesday, March 8 effective at the end of June. Hirshman, who has served six years as university president, is the second highest paid university president in the California State University system, after Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...

Our most-read stories of 2016

Our most-read stories of 2016

by Jamie Ballard, Managing Editor
December 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts & Lifestyle, News, Opinion

2016 was a noteworthy year at The Daily Aztec. We covered several demonstrations ranging from Black Lives Matter demonstrations after the arrest of Marquis Campbell on campus, to a protest following Donald Trump's election. In spring, we covered the possibility of a faculty strike and the controversia...

2016 Crime and incident report: hate crime and clowns

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

MARQUIS CAMPBELL  A non-San Diego State student was arrested Sept. 15 after being confronted by a private security guard for trespassing in the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Marquis Campbell, 20, who is African-American, was forcibly detained by police officers during his videotaped arr...

SDSU 2016: A year review of the top news stories

SDSU 2016: A year review of the top news stories

by Rebeca Reyes, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Here is a recap of some of the most important stories reported by The Daily Aztec this year. April 27 San Diego State students protested regarding an email sent to the campus community by President Elliot Hirshman addressing posters made by the David Horowitz Center for Freedom. The posters claimed ...

SDSU reacts to El Cajon shooting

SDSU reacts to El Cajon shooting

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under News

Protesters rallied in front of the El Cajon police station on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 28, the day after Alfred Olango, a black man, was shot and killed by the El Cajon Police Department, to express their dissatisfaction with what they perceive as racism on the part of police. Protesters ...