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Spartan Daily founder Dwight Bentel dies at 103 (UPDATED)

Spartan Daily founder Dwight Bentel, 1909 to 2012 [1 of 8]

Bentel had worked with SJSU for 40 years. From his time starting the school of journalism and mass communications, to working as an administrative aide under two SJSU presidents, to chairing the committee that laid the footwork for the Student Union, Bentel was integral in many aspects of this university.

Small Town Girl: Graduating will take me new places

Brittany Patterson is the Spartan Daily managing editor. This is a special appearance of her column, "Small Town Girl."

My life has been a series of layers — I’m like a colossal seven-layer dip. My childhood, growing up with a core rooted in the country, has served as my foundation. My time here at SJSU has been yet another layer, but this one much more intricate.

Small Town Girl: We have to fight hunger in this country

Brittany Patterson is the Spartan Daily managing editor. This is a special appearance of her column, "Small Town Girl."

It seems a bit silly to say, but food and I have a very complicated relationship. Not to get a little psychoanalytical, but it stems from my childhood. As my column header so visually depicts, I was fortunate enough to grow up as a “small…

Adobe CS6 and Creative Cloud launch party in San Francisco

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[media-credit id=230 align="aligncenter" width="500"][/media-credit]10:03 a.m.We're covering the press conference of Adobe Systems launch of Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud. The press conference has just started. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe's president and CEO, is speaking. "People want and absolutely need to create," Narayen said. 10:10 a.m….

Rise Against puts on thunderous show at Event Center

Lead singer Tim McIlrath shreds on his red Gibson Les Paul during Rise Against’s set Tuesday night at the Event Center.

Modern punk-rock band Rise Against took the stage at the SJSU Event Center Tuesday night offering up a good old-fashioned rock show and although they brought energy and charisma, the presentation tried too hard.