Pharmaceutical method utilizes robots to save lives

April 7, 2011 News

When University of California, San Francisco wanted to increase patient safety, it turned to robotic technology and electronics for superior mechanical efficiency. Today, giant robots count and process the medications received by patients at UCSF Medical Center. “A robot picking medications makes less than 1 error per million doses picked,” Lynn Paulsen, director of pharmaceutical ...

Supes weigh in on dog leash plan

April 7, 2011 News

Supervisor Scott Weiner proposed a resolution Tuesday to oppose the proposed off-leash dog ban currently being considered by the Golden Gate National Resource Area. The GGNRA encompasses parks from Marin County through San Francisco down to South Bay. “I am introducing a resolution to put us on record in opposition to the GGNRA’s plan to ...

Pranksters share tricks of public shenanigans

April 7, 2011 Life

Many traditional stories have been told by the warm light of a fireplace, invoking nostalgia that is passed down through generations. However, the story of more than 40 people dressed like Pee Wee Herman and touring North Beach in celebration of Paul Reubens’ Day is not usually one of them. Unless you attend a Fireside ...

Gators drop to last in CCAA ranks

April 6, 2011 Sports

Despite falling to last place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Monday, the SF State baseball team believes they will finish this season on a high note. The Gators are 11-20 overall but just 6-18 in the CCAA. They have yet to win a series in conference play and lost to the Chico State Wildcats ...

Bats best used on field, not parking lot

April 6, 2011 Opinion

Last Thursday heralded the dawn of the 2011 baseball season and, with it, the reconvening of arguably the most storied and bitter rivalry in professional sports. This year’s first confrontation between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, however, was marked more by what happened in Dodger Stadium’s parking lot than on its field. ...

In Japan, it is once again, man versus nature

April 5, 2011 Opinion

Japan is not a novice when dealing with earthquakes. The country is so well-prepared in case one strikes that even elementary students are knowledgeable about emergency procedures. But this recent occurrence is different. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest recorded in Japan, triggered a tsunami, a number of smaller earthquakes – and a meltdown of Fukushima ...

Students measure efficiency of college for accreditation

April 5, 2011

As University faculty members were grilling students in the midst of midterm mayhem, the roles of the examined and the examiner switched as students were given a chance to grade SF State. On March 24, SF State students took part in the accreditation process by sharing their academic experiences with the Western Association of Schools ...

SF State's Associated Students Inc. ready to reach out to campus

April 5, 2011 News 1 Comment

A single table draped with a purple banner and lined with a few stacks of golden fliers was the only noticeable mention of the Associated Students Inc., elections this year. It was difficult to tell that last year’s elections garnered crowds of students surrounding decadent arrays of balloons and banners following fierce campaigning. The new ...

Duo mixes business with pleasure on the turntables

April 5, 2011 Life

For the most dedicated artists, the tunes and beats bouncing in their heads can never be harnessed. This love for music can often lead them to live in the studio. For CCSF students Austin Jacobsen and Daniel Gomez, this could not be more true. For them, the trip from the mixer and keyboards to their ...

Fillmore neighborhood to welcome new restaurants and revenue

April 5, 2011 News

The jazzy streets of the Fillmore, long filled with retail shops and a dearth of food options, will soon be home to more restaurants and bars that will offer more options to visitors and community members. The Board of Supervisors repealed the zoning laws late last month that limited the number of commercial restaurants in ...

Republicans deny higher education and voters voice

April 5, 2011 Opinion

California’s higher education is at a crucial juncture. The budget crisis facing the California State University system is well-documented: a potential $500 million cut to its 2011-12 budget, ever-increasing tuition and a total $281 million budget reduction among the 23 campuses if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget is approved. But, amid Brown’s austere yet well-balanced ...

Comic book lovers geek out at WonderCon

April 3, 2011 Life 1 Comment

There is a place where capes and masks are the norm, where comic books and superheroes are the topics on the tip of everyone’s tongues and where stormtroopers haggle over the price of a laser blaster. That place is WonderCon. This past weekend, the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco hosted the 25th annual WonderCon, ...