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  • Ellen Junn to be new provost at SJSU

    by Francisco James Rendon |

    On Dec. 1, President Mohammad Qayoumi appointed Ellen Junn, currently an associate provost at CSU Fresno, for the soon-to-be-retired provost Gerry Selter. Junn was selected by a committee on campus after visiting the campus and participating in an open forum discussion where she put forth her ideas…

  • Juggling work and school leaves little time for a social life

    by Margaret Baum |
    Freshman health science major Gurpreet Ishpuniani works at the organic Grounded bistro and coffee shop in the Boccardo Business Complex plaza. As a vegetarian, she enjoys serving the all-organic and healthy menu. Ishpuniani took the job for experience and some extra pocket money. Grounded was started by health science major Melissa Newman, who proposed the idea to Spartan Shops.

    For Natasha Mendoza, working part time and going to school full time means she has more money to put toward school-related expenses, but it also means she rarely has time for herself. “I have no social life,” she said. Mendoza, a senior English major, lives…

  • SJSU students question the tangible value of a bachelor’s degree

    by Danreb Victorio |

    It’s a common belief that the process of acquiring a bachelor’s degree is one with many trials and tribulations. But is it really a rewarding one? “I don’t think there’s any value in a bachelor’s (degree),” said Suzanne Tran, an alumna who graduated with a bachelor’s…

  • History of the CSU rooted in San Jose

    by Jackson Wright |

    Many may know that SJSU is the oldest public university campus in California, but what is perhaps less well known is its role in the foundation of the state university system, itself the first school in what would become the CSU. “California built a model…

  • Online resources help Spartans save

    by Cynthia Ly and Jackson Wright |

    FoodCamp.us FoodCamp.us lists events with free food at SJSU. Users sign up and receive weekly emails about these events. There is also the option to receive updates through Twitter. The website was created this year by SoonKhen OwYong, a senior management information systems major. San Jose Downtown…

  • SJSU students get creative to combat shrinking pocketbooks

    by Peter Fournier |

    Edith Duro said she loves drinking coffee, so much so that she used to purchase it on a daily basis either on campus or at a local coffee shop. When she realized the cost of doing so wasn’t cheap, she made a coffee adjustment. “I started making my…

  • SJSU Transportation Solutions offers commuter discounts to help students save money

    by Aliza Saeed |
    Students and faculty who park at one of the three parking structures around campus are obliged to pay a specific fee for parking on a California State University campus as dictated by California state law. Permits are either $192 per semester (not including winter session), or $384 for an academic year.

    Students and faculty who park at one of the three parking structures around campus are obliged to pay a specific fee for parking on a California State University campus as dictated by California state law. Permits are either $192 per semester (not including winter session),…

  • Savvy Spartans stave off hunger by budgeting

    by Christina Molina |
    Sophomore business and marketing major Marcus Burton enjoys shopping at Safeway, because of its convenient downtown location on 2nd and Santa Clara streets, and its higher quality produce.

    From coupons, to weekly budgets and, in some special cases, supportive parents who kick in some money, students have devised different methods of saving a few bucks on food through these tough economic times. Students who are away from home, jobless or not, are seeking deals that offer food…

Sports

  • Spartan Stadium rated by sporting venue review website

    by Ron Gleeson |

    The home of SJSU football and men’s and women’s soccer, Spartan Stadium, was recently reviewed by StadiumJourney.com, a web venture that rates and reviews sporting venues around the country and overseas. According to its website, the company is “built around optimizing the experience of attending…

  • Senior quarterback Matt Faulkner ends his collegiate career in full circle

    by Ron Gleeson |
    SJSU senior quarterback Matt Faulkner rears back to throw in 32-29 loss against the Idaho Vandals on Nov. 5 at Spartan Stadium

    SJSU senior quarterback Matt Faulkner rears back to throw in 32-29 loss against the Idaho Vandals on Nov. 5 at Spartan Stadium Following the SJSU football team’s first victory in Fresno since 1987, head coach Mike MacIntyre sent a text message to senior quarterback Matt…

  • A year in review: The 2011 SJSU football team and what could have been

    by Ron Gleeson |
    The SJSU football heads out to the field before its game against Navy on Nov. 19. Photo by Vernon McKnight / Spartan Daily

    Looking back at the 2011 Spartan football season, one question cannot go without being asked — what if? The fact that this SJSU football team finished with five wins is outstanding, leaps and bounds have been taken this season following two-straight season that each yielded…

  • WAC Names Three SJSU Players to All-Conference First-Team

    by Scott Semmler |

    Three players from the SJSU football were named to the All-Western Athletic Conference first-team on Monday. Senior safety Duke Ihenacho and juniors, tight end Ryan Otten and defensive end Travis Johnson were given the honor, voted on by the coaches of the WAC’s eight teams…

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Opinion

  • The Spartan Daily is no joke

    by Peter Fournier |

    On my very first day as an SJSU student in January 2011, I cracked a joke in a sarcastic tone to a fellow student that I should burn a copy of the Spartan Daily. It was a fragmented, silly and stupid crack on my part, but nothing…

  • A little bit of insight: Don’t lie to me

    by Nate Morotti |

    I would like to start this article by saying that I am not an alarmist. I don’t see the apocalypse around every corner, nor do I have a secret bunker stockpiled with food and weapons or believe in government conspiracies, but that does not mean…

  • Lessons learned

    by Jordan Liffengren |

    It’s hard to believe that another year has slipped by so quickly. I guess this vaguely melancholic disposition I’ve been feeling with every passing December is just a part of growing older — or a part of growing closer to the annihilation of the human…

  • Wes Side Stories: God doesn’t play sports

    by Wesley Dugle |
    Wesley Dugle

    “Wes Side Stories” is a weekly column that appears on Mondays.   A while back, on Sunday night of week nine of the NFL season, a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens took place in one of the most heated rivalry games…

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