Teams engage in spirited competition at Costume Dodgeball Tournament

October 31, 2012 News

There’s only one place where you’ll find Mario, Luigi, a team of Los Nachos wrestlers and other unique characters battling it out on the court for the championship title: at the SF State Costume Dodgeball Tournament. Working its fourth annual tournament, intramural and sports clubs coordinator Ryan Fetzer said this was the most successful Costume ...

PHOTOS: SF State gets into Halloween spirit

October 31, 2012 News

From zombies and vampires to psycho pumpkins, SF State students celebrated Halloween by wearing their creatively ghoulish outfits to school. Check out what students wore to school today on this ghostly holiday. [HTML1]

First-time voters at SF State gear up for election

October 31, 2012

By Danielle Steffenhagen and Noemy Mena Chris Limon, who comes  from a family of undocumented immigrants, is proud to be voting for the first time in this election after realizing he could vote on issues regarding citizenship. Limon, an SF State junior and registered Democrat, started out somewhat skeptical of the whole voting process. He ...

Prop. 32 reduces political power of unions

October 31, 2012

As the role of money in politics continues to increase, one proposition facing California voters aims to limit contributions from certain groups. Yet opponents say that special exemptions in the law leave the political process open to outside influence. Proposition 32 would stop unions and corporations from using payroll money for political purposes and prevent ...

"Kink!" workshop demonstrates safety within BDSM community

October 31, 2012 1 Comment

About 100 students broadened their knowledge on a different kind of pleasure in the Rosa Parks Conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. In a delicate, yet open manner, Jen Day, Pepper Mint and Ari, who declined to give his last name—all whom are in polyamorous relationships with each other—educated a group of students ...

Kinesiology athletes apply knowledge on sports field

October 31, 2012 Sports

Running at full speed, the opposing team’s forwards advance toward the goal, flawlessly weaving around defenders. As the final seconds of the game wind down, a forward takes her last shot attempt. In a fit of overwhelming adrenaline, the goalie leaps at precisely the right time to seize the soaring soccer ball, sealing her team’s victory with a ...

Clipper transfer charging issue alleviated for commuter students

October 30, 2012

BART is trying to do away with the old yellow paper transfers to Muni, but some passengers are wary of recent charging issues with Clipper. People who arrive at Daly City BART are offered free round-trip transfers to complete their commutes to SF State on the Muni 28/28L. The free transfers were originally available on ...

Puzzle questions test job applicants' mental reflexes during hiring process

October 30, 2012

As a student coming out of the University of South Florida graduate school in the late 90s, Chris Wright was looking for a job. On his search, he encountered an interview question designed to test his ability to think on his feet. Ten years later, Wright, now an assistant professor of psychology at SF State, has ...

Campus crime update: shooting hoops, stolen tires and graffiti

October 30, 2012

Occupy the Basketball Courts Officers approached a subject shooting some sweet hoops after hours in the Gymnasium Oct. 26. The subject became argumentative when asked to leave and to supply the officer with identification. Come on, Mr. Officer, you should have challenged this hooligan to a game of 1-on-1 or something. Ignore the paperwork that ...

Violent World Series celebrations for Giants' win lead to multiple charges

October 30, 2012 News

The World Series celebration Sunday night resulted in 35 arrests, according to the District Attorney’s Office. After a night of fires, Muni buses being destroyed and rowdy crowds encountering the San Francisco Police Department in the streets, the DA’s office has their work cut out this evening with multiple cases needing review. When cases flowing ...

Prop. 30 to give students helping hand with tuition woes

October 30, 2012

The life of a student isn’t what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat. It’s because of this that Gov. Jerry Brown has taken charge with Proposition 30, which aims to bring back funds to universities and lessen the increasing financial ...

PHOTOS: Giants arrive at AT&T Park to droves of joyous fans

October 29, 2012 Sports

Coming home with the World Series title after a sweep, the Giants were wildly greeted by hundreds of high-spirited fans who flocked in front of AT&T Park. Fans waited anxiously along Second Street this afternoon as the Giants stepped off the buses that transported them from SFO. To celebrate the Giants’ World Series win, a ...

"Shotgun!" displays off-the-cuff student acts

October 29, 2012 Life

Most college students understand the feelings associated with having to produce decent work under duress and intense time constraints, but believe it or not, a large group of student directors, writers and actors intentionally create this kind of stress for themselves every semester — and they do it for fun. “Shotgun!” is a biannual theater ...

Giants sweep Tigers for World Series victory

October 28, 2012 News Sports 1 Comment

The San Francisco Giants rushed the mound as they swept their way to become the 2012 World Series champions in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. It was an almost sure victory to close out the World Series until the Tigers found their offense in game four, challenging the Giants into overtime. The Giants ...

Friendship Games unites Filipino American students in fierce competition

October 28, 2012 News Sports

SF State’s Friendship Game’s team participated in the 27th Annual Friendship Games hosted by CSU Fullerton Oct. 27. Friendship Games, a yearly event where students — most of them part of Filipino American organizations — from around 50 or more colleges, including UCs, CSUs and some out-of-state colleges, gathered at CSU Fullerton to compete in picnic-like ...

Gator women's volleyball sweeps Cal State Stanislaus 3-0

October 27, 2012 Sports

In true Gator fashion, the SF State women’s volleyball team brought a balanced effort to knock off visiting Cal State Stanislaus in a three-set sweep Saturday night for the second straight victory this week. After battling in their last few games, the Gators were finally able to sweep their visiting opponent. With the season passing ...

One Giants win to go for World Series victory

October 27, 2012 News Sports

Although there was change of location for game three of the World Series, there certainly was no change of pace for the Giants as they took their third victory from the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 defeat. The top of the second proved to be the most eventful inning of the ball game, with Hunter ...

The Fashion Blueprint: Ditch those ugly UGGs

October 27, 2012 Life 2 Comments

It’s beginning to get colder out there and it’s natural to want to keep your feet warm, but remember — UGGs are just short for uggly. For some reason, girls continue to wear UGGs and strut around in them like they’re wearing Manolo Blahniks. News flash: UGGs are a failed fashion faux pas. Wearing sweat ...

Gator women's volleyball pummels Chico State in 3-1 win

October 27, 2012 Sports

Emotions ran high in the final moments as the crowd cheered loudly on their feet after SF State spiked the final kill of the match, defeating Chico State in a thrilling four sets Friday night. After tying the game 15 times in the fourth set, the Gators and Wildcats battled for the victory and a chance to ...

The Ins and Outs: Why depression could dry up sex drive

October 27, 2012

Does it seem like getting out of bed is a huge effort? What about spending time with people? Having sex? Masturbating? One out of every four college students and one out of five young adults suffer from some form of clinical depression, according to a PsychCentral article by depression expert and author Therese J. Borchard. Symptoms ...

Gator women's soccer scrapes 1-1 draw against Cal State LA

October 26, 2012 News Sports

Long shadows cast over Cox Stadium as the Gators came out with a 1-1 draw against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles in an intense double overtime match. The Gators scored in the 17th minute of the first half when Golden Eagle junior Alexandra Barrett-Scherrer headed the ball in over Gator senior goalkeeper Annicia Jones. The Gators ...

Biology major Anna Nguyen named SF State's Voice

October 26, 2012 Life

The office of Student Life has finally found SF State’s Voice with the conclusion of the month-long singing competition Thursday night. Anna Nguyen was dubbed the winner of SF State’s first singing competition. After the final competition round Monday night, SF State students voted online for their top three singers out of the remaining 16 ...

Komen Foundation questionably snubs porn site's donations

October 25, 2012 Opinion 3 Comments

Watch boobs and save some while you’re at it, PornHub says. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the popular porn site wanted to donate one cent per each 30 breast-related videos viewed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. PornHub is the third most visited porn site on the internet, according ...

SFMTA awarded $942 million grant for Central Subway

October 25, 2012 1 Comment

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency was awarded nearly $1 billion in federal grants and funds to construct the highly anticipated Central Subway connecting the Bayview District to Chinatown and North Beach. The concept was discussed for two decades and, despite controversy, became an official project 10 years ago. “The Central Subway is meant to ...

PHOTOS: Barbary Coast Burlesque bewitches boisterous bunch at The Depot

October 25, 2012 Life

Feathers and Spam and mimes, oh my! Students in The Depot on Wednesday night found themselves bouncing between the World Series broadcast and the silly, sexy stylings of the Barbary Coast Burlesque troupe. Returning to The Depot stage for the fifth consecutive year, Barbary Coast Burlesque delivered its classic cabaret with all its cheeky twists. ...