SF State wins one of four-game series against Cal State San Bernardino

April 29, 2012 Sports

Solid pitching and fielding were not enough to prevent the SF State men’s baseball team from losing at home to conference rivals Cal State San Bernardino Sunday. The final game of the four-game series ended 2-3. The loss puts the Gators at 15-30 overall, and 12-24 in California Collegiate Athletic Association games. The Coyotes improved ...

The Ins And Outs: Discovering the many ways of stimulating the G-spot

April 29, 2012

Just inside a woman’s body, there’s a magical little zone that’s the key to her pleasure. It can make her squirm, scream and even squirt. Maybe. According to a study released April 26, more than 50 percent of women stimulate the mythical G-spot – medically known as the urethral sponge – often or most of ...

New cameras installed on Muni buses to catch cars in bus-only lanes

April 29, 2012 1 Comment

Motorists in San Francisco who park or drive in bus lanes may soon be in for a rude awakening. In an effort to improve bus services, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is expanding an existing program that uses Muni buses to cite drivers using transit-only lanes. The plan is to gradually install forward-facing cameras ...

Forkin' Frisco: Exploring diverse eateries in the Castro

April 29, 2012 Life

This often bustling neighborhood, one of the most prominent symbols of LGBT activism nationwide, offers a trendy personality that’s apparent in its array of clothing stores and outdoor cafes. From the numerous diners to the colorfully themed bars sporting vibrant neon signs, this neighborhood’s lively nature is also apparent in its myriad selection of good ...

SF State coaches maximize limited scholarship funds for athletes

April 29, 2012 Sports

When it comes to the sports of SF State, dedication and commitment are two characteristics that can directly lead to financial consideration. For coaches, these are two of the key components to consider when distributing scholarship money. In order to maximize the value of limited financial capabilities, the athletic program ensures that its money is ...

VIDEO: SF State hosts landmark ceremony honoring Native American tribes

April 27, 2012

Tribes from Santa Rosa and Lake Isabella gathered at SF State for a historic moment in modern Native American history. In accordance of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, today’s ceremony marks the first time in California history that ceremonial baskets were returned to their original tribes and the first time in U.S. history ...

San Francisco Summer Jobs+ program aims to find work for young people

April 26, 2012 1 Comment

Going out into the workforce can be an intimidating and frightening experience, especially for those seeking their first employment. San Francisco’s Summer Jobs+ is a local program designed to get young people between 16 to 24 years old working summer jobs or paid internships as part of President Barack Obama’s call to create jobs. Youths can ...

ASI organizes Rhythms Music Festival despite venue, cost challenges

April 26, 2012 Life

This time last year, the Annex served as a temporary library while the current one was under construction. But Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, a stage will take the place of desks, instruments will replace books and silence will be frowned upon as Toro y Moi headlines the Rhythms Music Festival. Franko Ali, ...

Questions about SFSU Bookstore's future management still unanswered

April 26, 2012 4 Comments

There has been no shortage of controversy surrounding the impending change of management for the SFSU Bookstore, and even with the open forums finished, the decision may be quite a long time coming. While University Corporation is aware of concerns from both students and faculty surrounding the chances of Follett Corporation or Barnes & Noble ...

The Ins And Outs: Exploring the interplay between food and sex

April 25, 2012

In dim candlelight with a burst of semi-kinky spontaneity, you generously slather chocolate syrup onto the body of your partner. Using your fingers to blend it into your very willing victim’s body, you pause to sensuously lick clean one of your fingers with your tongue. You tease. Thanks to the chemical makeup of the chocolate, phenylethylamine ...

Rhythms Music Festival schedule

April 25, 2012 Life

Thursday, April 26 1:00 p.m. – Team Backpack 1:55 – Talk of Shamans 2:35 – Bang Data 3:30 – Grieves and Budo 4:35 – So Timeless 5:30 – Battle of the Bands winner 6:20 – The Hood Internet 8:00 – Toro y Moi   Friday, April 27 9:00 p.m. V-Techh 9:30 – Ear Jerker & ...

Muni service disrupted after person is struck by train

April 23, 2012

Update 4:45 p.m.: A male in a wheelchair was on the Muni tracks and was struck by a train around noon at Civic Center station, according to the San Francisco Police Department. It is unclear why he was on the tracks. According to Sergeant Michael Andraychak, the victim who was struck by the train has died. ...

SF State students fuse science and creativity at Senior Art Expo

April 23, 2012

Science and art aren’t two subjects often found in the same sentence, let alone the same classroom. That is, unless you pay a visit to the Conceptual Information Arts program at SF State. Students from the CIA program exhibited their work to the public for the first time this semester at the Senior Art Expo ...

Rhythms Music Festival: More about the performers

April 22, 2012 Life

Grieves and Budo This rapper and producer pair will be fresh off the plane from a European tour when they arrive to campus. They’re talented in separate ventures, but together they bring a blend of baritone verses and classy beats that will please indie fans and hip-hop heads alike. Toro y Moi As the brainchild ...

Sonoma State pitcher shuts down SF State softball at home

April 20, 2012 News Sports

Sonoma State’s starting pitcher Samantha Lipperd dominated SF State’s softball team earlier today by keeping the Gators scoreless in back to back games. Coming into the matchup, Lipperd was leading all three divisions in the NCAA for strikeouts. After a total of  28 strikeouts in both games against the Gators her grand total is now 360 ...

Study finds that UC faculties are increasingly liberal

April 20, 2012

When Rick Santorum recently decried California universities as bastions of liberal elitism based on a report he read from “the state of California” he instantly garnered nationwide criticism from the likes of Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow. Although the report, authored by the conservative National Association of Scholars, has come under criticism for its content ...

Forkin' Frisco: Cuisine choices at Union Square are anything but square

April 20, 2012 Life

There are two words that come to mind when describing the food scene in the city’s bustling Union Square: tourist traps. Amidst the plethora of seemingly promising restaurants that line Market and Powell streets, there are scant food treasures in need of weeding out; worthy of tourists as well as locals. SWEET TOOTH San Francisco ...

VIDEO: Underdog hot dog eating contest bring laughs, surprises

April 19, 2012 News

About 200 people crowded the main lobby of Cesar Chavez Student Center April 5th to witness 10 SF State student contestants chow down for the ultimate prize. At noon, competitors lined up in order to be the first to eat eight Underdog beef hotdogs. The location opened on campus in February. Pre-game strategies for the competition included ripping ...

Lack of transparency a disservice and threat to public education

April 19, 2012 Opinion

If you want to find out anything about the important decisions affecting this institution, you must navigate a bureaucratic system that is not only unfriendly, but actively hostile to those seeking to shine some light on how a supposedly “public” institution runs. From the decision to change the business structure of the Bookstore, to the ...

VIDEO: San Franciscans remember 1906 earthquake

April 18, 2012 News

Sirens wailed up and down Market Street as San Franciscans celebrated the 106th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake early Tuesday morning. Antique fire trucks ferried the remaining survivors, George Quilici and Winne Hook, both 106, to the corner of Market and Kearny to Lotta’s Fountain, where citizens gathered after the quake in 1906. A moment of ...

SF State's College of Extended Learning raises questions about privatization

April 18, 2012

As contract negotiations between the California Faculty Association and the California State University drag into the 22nd month and teachers have called into question the direction the system is heading, one word continues to strike a chord with students: privatization. In recent years, as the cost of tuition has increased at an exponential rate, many classes, including all summer school options, have been pushed into the College ...

SF State to be the first CSU to offer Persian studies minor

April 18, 2012

On the fourth floor of the Humanities Building’s north end, an open door comes into view as soon as students and faculty reach the top of the stairs. The room, which houses the newly established Persian studiesoffice, is decorated thoughtfully with a plush rug, framed photographs of immaculate temples and informational posters outlining ancient philosophies. The ...