BART board approves plan for shops at stations

February 2, 2011 News

Uninviting, barren, cement structures are currently the norm for most of the BART system’s stations. A new plan recently approved by the BART Board of Directors hopes to change that, bringing new food kiosks and other shops to the transit hubs in an effort to raise revenue and increase traffic throughout the rail system. “This ...

Gators break division champ’s streak

February 2, 2011 Sports

SF State wrapped up its homestand Friday and Saturday with back-to-back nail biting wins over the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes and the defending 2010 NCAA Division II National Champions, the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. As a result, the Gators snapped the Broncos six-game winning streak and also increased their own winning streak to four ...

Funding approved for bicycle parking

February 2, 2011 News

With 16 percent of San Franciscans saying in 2007 that they used a bicycle as a mode of transit at least once a week, new plans to facilitate their use are underway. “In the past four years, the number of people biking has increased by nearly 60 percent,” said Leah Shahum, executive director of the San ...

Panel participates in teach-in to educate about Egyptian uprising

February 2, 2011 News

As millions of Egyptians flooded Tahrir Square in Cairo, SF State faculty and students took part in a teach-in to spread information and promote conversation over the volatile situation. “We are at the junction,” Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, associate professor in the race and resistance studies department, said to a packed room. “The Egyptians don’t ...

Marchers in Bay Area show support for Egypt uprising

February 1, 2011 News

With the protests in Egypt to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime ally of the U.S. government, continuing to build momentum, several Bay Area organizations and community members believe the end of Mubarak’s rule is nearing. “We have faith in the possibility that Mubarak, the iron grip on the nation of Egypt, will be loosened ...

B-boys break it down, vie for King of the Hill

February 1, 2011 Life

Surrounded by a circle of cheering fans, drenched in sweat and exhausted, a dancer stood before a gauntlet of seven others hungry to topple him from his position. In an effort to reach out to the community, SF State’s Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor collaborated with b-boy dance crew Jive Core Legion and many others to organize ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Not everyone counts

February 1, 2011 Opinion

When San Francisco last conducted a citywide count of the homeless population in 2009, it concluded that there were 6,514 homeless people. By most accounts, however, that number was far from exact. The system by which the city arrived at these biennial counts was flawed. Yet, on Jan. 27 the Human Services Agency of San Francisco ...

Homeless count an inexact science

February 1, 2011

San Francisco conducted its citywide homeless count on Jan. 27 in an attempt to document any change from the 6,514 estimated homeless citizens tallied in 2009. Executive director for the Coalition on Homelessness Jennifer Friedenbach believes these counts may leave out a large number of homeless. The biennial homeless count is supposed to provide the federal ...

Professional athletes need ethics too

February 1, 2011 Opinion

Congratulations are in order for the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Congratulations for making it to one of the biggest sporting events in the country. But not everyone going deserves that distinction, least of all a Vince Lombardi trophy and a diamond-encrusted ring. While Ben Roethlisberger may already have two rings from previous ...

Changes in store for ASI

February 1, 2011 News 1 Comment

The Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors hit the ground running this semester with talk of big change at their first meeting. The board is reviewing its lawspeaker position, which has judiciary and parliamentary duties and also acts as elections commissioner, to ensure the three duties do not create a conflict of interest. “It’s just good practice. ...

Tough loss for lady Gators

February 1, 2011 Sports

The SF State women’s basketball team fell short of a victory at home against Cal State San Bernardino Friday despite a strong start in the first half. In spite of a 17-point lead in the first period and stellar performances by senior center Dominique Hunter and sophomore guard Nicole Hicks, the visiting team bounced back, landing 16 of ...

Wrestlers squeeze win from Stanford

February 1, 2011 Sports

For the first time in nearly a decade, SF State men’s wrestling team can finally say that they beat Stanford University. “It was awesome,” said graduating senior Pierre Bondoc. “We haven’t beaten them in the years that I have been wrestling here, although we’ve wrestled them tough before.” The much anticipated match-up favored the Gators with an ...

Protesters, supervisor voice concerns about KUSF sale at rally

February 1, 2011 News

Protesters gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon against the sale of the University of San Francisco’s bandwidth for radio station KUSF to the University of Southern California. “They forced everyone out of the building Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. after they sold KUSF to the classical station without telling anyone,” said former KUSF ...