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Aug ’19

Aztec Nights Fall 2019

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Carnival Ride at Aztec Nights?2020-01-27
Aztec Nights: Campus Carnival

Aztec Nights!

Attention Students!

Looking for Free, Late Night Fun! Then head out to Aztec Nights! Each semester, SDSU hosts a fabulous line-up of events, just for you!


This Aztec Nights event is specifically designed for new students. We welcome new students with the introduction of some of our time-honored SDSU traditions, including the Fight Song and the Hello Walk through the arches of Hepner Hall. New students will enjoy free food and a dynamic and engaging ice-breaker program.


This event is specifically designed to welcome returning students back to campus. Rally up your school pride and kick off the school year with a summer night full of food, games, music, and much more! Aztec Nights means loads of on-campus, late-night entertainment that'll rock your social life and jump-start your semester!


Celebrate the start of the fall semester at Hepner Hall for a night of dancing, entertainment and free food! You don’t want to miss out on this fun-filled annual event. Dance the night away with your friends and with SDSU alumnus, DJ Johnny, and don't forget to wear your Aztec colors: Red and Black. Henna tattoos, caricature drawings, obstacle course inflatable, FREE food, and many more activities round out the evening.


Join the superhero team on their quest to retrieve the infinity stones as we watch Avengers: Endgame on the big screen! Enjoy popcorn and smoked BBQ from Super Q food truck. Come early to get a FREE Aztec Nights themed blanket (while supplies last)! We will do whatever it takes to avenge the fallen.


Come spend the night at our fun Lite It Up LED light party! Visit Montezuma Hall where you can enjoy a flipbook photobooth, LED wrist bands and fun LED light up games. Fuel up with some nitrogen ice cream, frozen bananas, and cake pops as you dance the night away on the LED dance floor!


Come one, come all to the Campus Carnival! Campanile Walkway will be transformed into a thrilling environment featuring six major rides including the Cliffhanger and Ferris Wheel along with carnival game booths hosted by SDSU student organizations. Have a great time dancing and grab a quick bite to eat!


Get ready for a night of pure fun and entertainment! Join us at Dragstravaganza, our annual Dragtastic show that provides a space for all members of the Queer Community and their allies, to come together and celebrate their authentic existence in combination with the wonderful world of drag. The show includes spectacular performers from Rupaul’s Drag Race in addition to our own talented student performers.


Help find Ace as he goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is the wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Enjoy this blockbuster film on the big screen with popcorn, treats, and Pokemon themed activities. Come early to get a FREE Aztec Nights themed blanket (while supplies last)!


Join Dance Marathon, the largest philanthropic student organization on campus, for a night of sweets, games, dancing and giveaways! Aztec Nights means loads of on-campus, late-night entertainment that'll rock your social life and jump-start your semester!


Roll the dice and bring your poker face to Casino Night! Featuring food, friends, and games, including the opportunity to win great prizes. Dressing to impress is encouraged and may even help you get big! 


Laugh the night away while enjoying a FREE comedy show with two hilarious and nationally recognized comedians, Martin Urbano and Marlena Rodriguez. Popcorn, water, and surprise giveaways will be available all night!


In honor of national video game day, come and enjoy classic arcades, virtual reality, a 360 slow motion video booth, and a video game truck while enjoying international snack foods, music, and entertainment. Stay ‘til the end and you'll get a chance to win a video game console!


Join us for a night of art, music, food, and dance as we explore and celebrate some of the ways our San Diego communities are working to change the world through art and activism.

Chill out and treat yourself to a night of relaxing activities! Fill up on custom pretzels, popcorn and chocolate fountain goodness before getting a massage. There will also be caricature artists, a photobooth, arts and crafts, and chill live guitar.

To learn more, visit the Aztec Nights website

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Box Tops Products?2020-01-27

Box Tops

SDSU Children’s Center

When you get home tonight, open your kitchen cabinet and look inside — do you have...

Cheerios
Ziploc Storage Bags
Scott Paper Towels
Cocoa Puffs
Land O’Lakes Butter
Totino’s Pizza Rolls
Finish Dishwashing Detergent
Progresso Soup
Hefty Tall Kitchen Bags
or
Green Giant Canned Vegetables?

If so, each of these items has a “Box Tops” on its packaging that is worth 10¢ to the SDSU Children’s Center. There are hundreds of products in the Box Tops for Education program, visit childcare.sdsu.edu and click on “Box Tops” for a complete list of eligible products.

Here’s how it works:
  • Find a Box Top on any of the hundreds of products.
  • Clip the Box Top from the package.
  • Send the Box Top to the Children’s Center.
  • The Children’s Center gets 10¢ for each Box Top.
  • It’s that easy!

The Center will use these funds to purchase much needed supplies that the children use every day, including art supplies, library books, garden seeds and much more.

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MBAC participants sailing the new RS Quest boats

New Sailboats for MBAC

Introducing the RS Quest

Mission Bay Aquatic Center is gearing up summer by saying goodbye to the old and hello to the newest upgrade for our sailing program. After recently upgrading our Hobie Catamarans, we are revamping our sailing equipment again by introducing a fleet of state-of-the-art RS Quest sailboats to replace our well-loved, but tired, Holder 14s.

The RS Quest is the newest technology in sail training and the perfect practice vessel for sailors of all ages and skill levels. This style of boat, while having a setup similar to our trusty Holder 14s, is made of a durable polyethylene hull and has a user-friendly, modern design that allows for a learning environment conducive to growth in sailing skills.

Beginner sailors are encouraged by the Quest’s stability and ease of handling, while those looking for more advanced training can practice performance skills, like using a spinnaker. 

The transition to the RS Quest will be a breeze for anyone who is currently qualified on the Holder 14. To make the move even easier, you view our video reviewing the new equipment and rigging to get you up-to-speed.

New sailors can learn to sail the Quest in our Advanced Sailing class, the next class in your sailing journey after Basic Sailing.

To learn more about the MBAC, visit their website.

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Website code sample

We Passed the Test!

Website Accessibility

As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), A.S. websites are constructed so that all visitors can easily obtain information about Associated Students and it’s programs. Accessibility allows everyone, such as people who use a screen reader to read web pages out loud, people who cannot see the full color range, people with limited mobility and people who use text-only browsers, to quickly and easily navigate our websites.

Associated Students is dedicated to providing accessible content on all our sites. Each year all our websites are tested for accessibility by SDSU, with the test results then submitted to the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

The results of this year’s test are in and all A.S. websites passed at 100% accessible.

Here are just a few of the basic ways we make A.S. websites more accessible:

Multimedia Equivalents — All images (photos, logos, videos) have “alt” tags to explain content to users who do not see the images and use a screen reader. Additionally, all information provided in a non-text format will have a text summary. For example, videos on any A.S. website will have an accompanying transcript.

Decorative Color Only — No color will be used to convey important information. For example, pages will not contain information such as “names that appear in red are members on both committees.” The color schemes used on our sites are tested to ensure easy viewing by people who are colorblind.

No Flicker — Our sites do not use animated gifs or images that flicker. Flickering images can be hard for some users to see and can trigger epileptic seizures.

Sound confusing? It is. But, fortunately for A.S. we have Lyubov Horne, our A.S. Web Design Specialist, who — with a little help from the Graphics team and the IT Department — makes certain that the coding for all A.S. sites pass the test. It is a huge and very complex task! Thank you Lyubov, for all your hard work.

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Five Executive Officers of Associated Students?2020-01-27
(From left:) Dustin Adkins, Kyla Blaylock, Christian Onwuka, Angie Espinoza, George Scott

25 Questions

A.S. Executive Officers

  1. What is your name, title and major?
    Christian Onwuka, President, Business Finance with an Honors minor in Interdisciplinary Studies through the Weber Honors College
  2. “Most people don’t know that I…"
    “…watch cartoons from my childhood like ‘Arthur,’ ‘Maya & Miguel,’ ‘Dragon Tales’ and ‘George Shrinks.’”
  3. What is your favorite place or thing to do on the SDSU campus?
    I enjoy going to the 24/7 Library.  I like to study, listen to music and hang out with my friends there.
  4. What three things are always in your refrigerator?
    BBQ sauce because I love fries and I have to have them with BBQ sauce, maple sausage links because I cook them in the morning and after the gym and I love to eat meat, and water, all I drink is water and I love it.
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    If I won $5M, I would pay off my family’s debt, give a portion to my mom and grandparents, pay for my brothers’ college funds and invest the rest.

 


  1. What is your name, title and major?
    Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President, Business Management with an Industrial Organizational Psychology minor
  2. “Most people don’t know that I…"
    “…love crazy adventures and would consider myself an adrenaline junky.”
  3. What is your favorite place or thing to do on the SDSU campus?
    My favorite place on campus is the Turtle Pond and the grassy area next to Scripps Cottage.
  4. What three things are always in your refrigerator?
    Three things you can always find in my refrigerator, when I actually make a point to grocery shop, are: ginger ale, noodles, and fruit.
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    If I won $5 million, I would buy lots of clothes I don’t need, buy my parents a house, donate to charity, and invest the rest.

 


  1. What is your name, title and major?
    Angelica “Angie” Espinoza, Vice President of External Affairs, International Security and Conflict Resolution
  2. “Most people don’t know that I…"
    “…binge watch reality TV and game shows! I watch 'Real Housewives' religiously, and enjoy watching 'Family Feud'! Despite it not being my favorite game show, I was a contestant on the 'Price is Right' back in 2016.”
  3. What is your favorite place or thing to do on the SDSU campus?
    My favorite place on campus is the Turtle Pond. I love to sit down and unwind by taking in the scenery. The best days are when I bring my headphones and enjoy my lunch there!
  4. What three things are always in your refrigerator?
    1. Sparkling Water: whenever I went to go visit my dad in Mexico, he or my mom would buy all of us sparkling water. We would laugh when one of us would be caught off guard by how carbonated the drink was. 2. Frozen Food: My cooking skills are non-existent; therefore I rely on pre-made meals and my microwave to save the day! 3. Homemade Salsa: I am a firm believer that no dish is complete without adding salsa, or at least hot sauce on it!
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    If I won $5 million dollars, I would help support my family members financially by paying off their debts and supporting their endeavors, whether it be going back to school, starting a business, or anything else. I would also make sure to set aside enough money for my post-graduate studies and living costs. I would also donate it to charities that work to support the asylum seekers at the U.S./Mexico border.

 


  1. What is your name, title and major?
    Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs, Economics and Sociology double major with an emphasis in Public Policy
  2. “Most people don’t know that I…"
    “…follow hockey. My favorite team is the Anaheim Ducks even though we haven’t been doing so hot.”
  3. What is your favorite place or thing to do on the SDSU campus?
    I have two favorite places on campus that I like to go to. The first one is the grass area by the Turtle Pond and Scripps Cottage because it is so calm and warm on nice days. My second area is on top of the Art Building overlooking the freeway. I like to go there because nobody is ever really up on top so I can just kind of relax and watch the cars go by.
  4. What three things are always in your refrigerator?
    I will always have soda (Coke specifically), eggs, and bacon. I always keep Coke in the fridge because I love soda and definitely rely too heavily on caffeine. The eggs and bacon are because breakfast is my favorite type of food and it’s really easy to make, so I can cook a meal in 15 minutes.
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    Hopefully it is $5 million after taxes so that’s what I’ll plan for. The first thing I would do is probably divvy up about $750,000 to give to my mom, dad, and brother so they could be taken care of, too. Then I would take the remaining $4.25 million and pay off any debt I had. After that, I would probably buy myself a new car (nothing too wild though), and then use a few thousand on a spending spree of sorts; just buying whatever items I would want. I would probably spend down to $3.5 million after upgrading my living situation and then stash the rest in savings and look into “safe” investments.

 


  1. What is your name, title and major?
    George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs, fourth year Business Marketing major
  2. “Most people don’t know that I…"
    “…play the drums in my down time. It helps me relax.”
  3. What is your favorite place or thing to do on the SDSU campus?
    My favorite place on campus is the ARC. The ARC has been a big part of my SDSU experience since I set foot on this campus. I see it as a second student union.
  4. What three things are always in your refrigerator?
    Pasta Sauce: Pasta sauce can go on anything, trust me. Turkey Burgers: Turkey burgers because again, they kind of go with everything. HP Sauce*: HP is a popular sauce in England. It is similar to a BBQ sauce. I always have it because it reminds me of home and it tastes great on everything.
    *HP Sauce is a brown sauce originally produced in the United Kingdom. It was named after London's Houses of Parliament. Since its first appearance on British dinner tables, HP Sauce has become an icon of British culture. It has a tomato base, blended with malt vinegar and spirit vinegar, sugars, dates, cornflour, rye flour, salt, spices and tamarind. It is used as a condiment with hot and cold savoury food, and as an ingredient in soups and stews.
  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    If I won $5, I would put $2.5M in the bank and the rest I would invest in real estate.

 

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Entertainment

Cal Coast Credit Union
Open Air Theatre

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August
7:00pm
FOMO Tour - Event
FOMO Tour
WITH: Mackenzie Ziegler
Cal Coast Credit Union OAT
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August
7:00pm
 - Event
WITH: COIN
Cal Coast Credit Union OAT
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August
8:00pm
Oh, What a World Tour II - Event
Oh, What a World Tour II
WITH: Poolside
Cal Coast Credit Union OAT
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August
7:00pm
50th Anniversary Tour - Event
50th Anniversary Tour
Cal Coast Credit Union OAT
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Calendar

August 2019

Loud Speaker Illustration
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Friday
End of Summer Celebration: Full-Time Staff & Family invited, MBAC
23
Friday
Welcome Week Begins
26
Monday
First Day of Classes
28
Wednesday
A.S. Expo
28
Wednesday
Block Party