The House made an appalling vote last week to strip federal funding from the national health care provider Planned Parenthood. The anti-choice Congress touted a message of tough cuts for tough times as they suggested that the services were not fundamental enough to earmark a
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Despite chilly winds, a man in a giant penguin suit merely
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="298" caption="Gators Forward Winston Demmin takes a shot at the basket during the game against Chico State on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. SF State took the game 64-62 in overtime. Erik Verduzco / staff photographer"][/caption]
In a grueling, but thrilling, game against the
Heading into Thursday’s game tied for third place with Cal State San Bernardino in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the Gators fell to 15-10 overall and 13-8 in the CCAA by losing to Cal State Stanislaus 68-57.
The Gators’ high-scoring offense struggled, shooting 31 percent for
Coming off a two-game road trip, the SF State men’s basketball team entered its last homestand poised to avenge a three-point loss suffered earlier in the season to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks.
Humboldt held a 17-point lead in the sixth minute of the first half and
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The SF State women’s basketball team narrowly escaped with a win Thursday against Cal State Stanislaus, avenging their six-point loss earlier in the season.
The Gators beat Stanislaus 73-70 but were challenged from the start with pressing defense in the backcourt
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="384" caption="Dr. Howard Bunsis presents his independent financial analysis of SFSU's budget and finances at the CFA hosted meeting at the Seven Hills Conference Center in SF State on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"][/caption]
An outside auditor released his
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Michael Maltzan, founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, unveils the designs for the Mashouf Performing Arts Center at SF State on Thursday, Feb. 24th. The new 242,150 square foot state-of-the-art facility will be built at the corner of Lake Merced
The San Francisco Police Commission voted Wednesday to give the police department permission to research the feasibility, cost, training and development of a plan to allow officers to use less-than-lethal means of force, including Tasers.
Last March, the commission voted 4-3 against a proposal developed by
A woman was taken to the hospital this morning after she drove her small-sized pickup truck onto the ramp of a commercial utility truck, causing her vehicle to flip over onto 19th Avenue, according to Officer Bryan Lujan of the San Francisco Police Department.
The woman's status is not
The faculty accepted alternative two of the college merger proposals by a narrow margin while striking down alternatives one and three, bringing to an end the weeklong referendum process.
The Academic Senate Executive Committee certified and released the results a day after the window to cast
Dildos, anal beads(NSFW), and fleshlights(NSFW) replaced textbooks, binders and planners at the Got Sex Toys? workshop where students learned the ins and outs of self-pleasure and proper sex toy utilization.
The workshop, held in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Tuesday, was sponsored by the Educational and
Thousands flocked to downtown San Francisco for the Chinese New Year parade as rain poured down and the temperatures dipped to the low 40s Saturday night.
Because of the rain, the crowds were much smaller, but for Lisa Bell of Petaluma, smaller crowds meant a
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Some would say the window to the soul is through one’s
The Academic Senate met today to discuss the referendum regarding the University Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from eight to a six-plus-one structure, during which time the faculty voiced its concern that it was being omitted from the process.
While San Francisco is most famously known for its cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and progressive politics, within the next decade it will also be recognized as the greenest city in the country.
On Feb. 1, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the spending
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SF State’s men’s basketball team closed out its Spirit Week game series this Saturday with a 58-55
Cee Lo Green joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow and a band of Muppets for a performance inspired by Elton John circa 1977 at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
This odd collection of a 2011 Grammy award winner, an Oscar-winning actress and Jim Henson’s creations put on
As the possibility of a college merger becomes increasingly discussed throughout campus, many SF State students are finding that attending a university is more of a struggle than ever.
With the University considering proposals to restructure the current eight colleges to a six-plus-one structure as a
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The growing political prominence of Asian Americans in California and the diversity of thought within the community came
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="299" caption="Vanessa Corea, a senior at SF State, is happy with her own version of what a Barbie doll should look like at The Love Your Body Day at Cesar Chavez on February 23, 2011. Karen Kinney / staff photographer"][/caption]
Whether you are
The SF State women’s basketball team is now in contention for a playoff spot after beating Sonoma State Seawolves 49-43 at home on Saturday evening.
The decisive victory leaves the Gators tied with the Seawolves for the eighth spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference
Sounds of Indian music flood SF State every week as the Dhamaka Dance Organization practices Bollywood-style dance in Malcom X Plaza. "DDO’s goal is not only to get recognition and perform at events, but also get a group of dancers together to have fun," said
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Ana Ambarian walks her 6-month-old Bichon Frise, Miki, in Golden Gate Park, by the de Young Museum, the afternoon of Feb. 22, 2011. "This is his fourth time out in for a walk," Ambarian said. "He's really curious with the world
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The Humanities building received a late night jolt tonight at 7:30
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Surrounded by relics of their past, the heads of ancient Olmec rulers sit,
Jose Camins is a 28-year-old male passing time as a server at the Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco's Union Square. He spends most of his day serving to the whims of "ungreatful customers who don't know how to tip."
While his days are made for serving
The SF State lady Gators basketball team coped with a heartbreaking 65-66 loss Friday at home against Humboldt State.
Humboldt State’s Bree Hasley tipped the ball into the Lumberjack basket in the last two seconds of play, giving SF State no chance to reclaim the lead.
The SF State men’s basketball team suffered a tough 78-65 loss at home Friday to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Gators are 14-9 overall and 12-7 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association after last night's game.
Leading the way for the Gators was senior guard Marquel
The Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health group gave out bags of free condoms and lubricant this week as part of National Condom Week.
PEACH, a peer program dedicated to promoting positive health decision in nutrition and sexuality, offered students bags including instructional sheets for sexual health.
A campus-wide faculty referendum is currently taking place this week concerning the University Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from an eight to a six-college “plus one” structure.
The faculty is voting on three different options for the merger that was recommended
You know it's an amazing time when just about everyone can carry around some pissed off birds, an illegal record store, and can access every thought from friends and strangers with the tap or swipe of a handheld screen.
While that may be a miracle to
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Despite a drizzling rain that threatened to damper festivities, a large crowd of San Franciscans turned out at the Embarcadero tonight for what has become the Valentine’s Day ritual Pillow Fight. Part organized event, part open-invitation party, the pillow fight drew a crowd
[caption id="attachment_137" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Former SF State student and cheerleading coach Ashlee Haley walks out of the Hall of Justice on Friday Sept. 30, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. Eric Soracco / staff photographer"][/caption]
Ashlee Nicole Haley, the former SF State cheer coach who is charged
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="333" caption="SF State senior Ashley Cave is in charge of pastries at the opening of the Vista Room Restaurant operated by SF State students. Karen M. Kinney | staff photographer"][/caption]
It’s lunchtime on campus, and it’s time to weigh your dining options. Sure
What does $1.2 billion buy?
Well, over the next few decades, it could potentially buy a complete transformation of the aging Villas Parkmerced development.
If the plans go through, Parkmerced, which is already the largest apartment community in San Francisco with 3,221 units, would grow to 8,900