29 Oct 2013

Cross-country has small victories despite illnesses during CCAA meet

[set_id=72157637111228303] The SF State cross-country teams’ toughest opponent at last Saturday’s California Collegiate Athletic Association championships was not one of the conference rivals running the wooded trails beside them. Surprisingly,

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29 Oct 2013

Veganism is a lifestyle rooted in compassion, not aggression

I have a terrible secret, a fact about myself that I don’t share with most people until I know them well. I like animals, I do my part to reduce

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29 Oct 2013

No decision has been made on the use of Tasers, says President Wong

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a campus safety discussion in Jack Adams Hall Thursday, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police

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29 Oct 2013

Missing Towers and UPN master key places hundreds of residents at risk

[set_id=72157637109792654] A master key that opens doors to every apartment and dorm room in University Park North (UPN) and the Towers at Centennial Square is missing after a theft, SF

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29 Oct 2013

Arab Israeli citizen shares minority experience with SF State

In an underground conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, a normally controversial man almost went unnoticed. At previous events where he has spoken, pro-Palestinian protestors have burst out

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29 Oct 2013

Strung Out gives a stage to acoustic guitarists

A variety of acts performed at The Depot’s monthly acoustic show, Strung Out, Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Depot regularly features a few acoustic artists, but the Strung Out event features

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29 Oct 2013

Male students walk campus in heels to educate on sexual violence

[set_id=7215763710764677] Last Tuesday, groups of male students put a new spin on the phrase “walk a mile in her shoes,” as they walked campus in high heels to teach students

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29 Oct 2013

SF State musician Sean Thompson releases EP

[HTML1] While guitarist and singer Sean Thompson is no stranger to the stage, having performed in a band at his hometown in the Butte county area of Northern California, his

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29 Oct 2013

SF State votes, but not during this election

[set_id=72157637105713506] In 2012, SF State was a polling location for the first time in three years. With a presidential election and Proposition 30 on the ballot, students shattered the University’s

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29 Oct 2013

Pizza-eating contest won by unexpected non-student at Nizario’s grand opening

[HTML1] [set_id=72157637103902885] With his stomach filled and hunger satisfied by an Ike’s sandwich and bag of chips, Joe Pietrzak didn’t see a pizza-eating contest in his near future. Egged on by

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29 Oct 2013

Ban the bottle movement uncaps at SF State

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a student organization at SF State, attempts to ban the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles on campus, using last week’s Sustainability Fest as

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29 Oct 2013

Equity Week points out cost of high education, student debt

Monday, SF State celebrated Equity Week in Malcolm X Plaza to highlight inequalities in higher education. Equity Week, a 12-year-old national college campus event, attempts to draw attention to unfair circumstances

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29 Oct 2013

Generation Y needs to embrace the skills that come with enhanced technology

Graphic by Holly Nall Many people perceive the habits of Generation Y to be lazy, indulgent , and simply just too different from their Baby Boomer and Generation X counterparts.

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26 Oct 2013

SF State’s Voice contestants perform a final song before finale

The 12 remaining contestants of SF State’s Voice competition took to the Jack Adams Hall stage for the final round Wednesday, Oct. 23, giving the singers one last chance to

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24 Oct 2013

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a panel discussion on campus safety in Jack Adams Hall this afternoon, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about

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23 Oct 2013

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

At a party last fall in Redwood City, a fight over drugs broke out. Officers arrived at the scene and SF State student Daniel Atwood decided to make a run

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22 Oct 2013

Pioneer TV journalist Belva Davis returns to SF State

Belva Davis, a TV journalist who reported on SF State’s ethnic studies student riots, made a return to campus to present her new memoir chronicling a 50-year career in the

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22 Oct 2013

Gator Madness rallies fans and athletes for winter sports

  To mark the beginning of winter athletics at SF State, Gator fans and athletes gathered at The Swamp (main gymnasium) to celebrate the first Gator Madness last Friday from

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22 Oct 2013

SF State has highest graduation rate of former foster youth in state

Leilani Vo grew up in foster care and wanted a different life than that of her peers who left the system. So she made a decision almost no other foster child

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22 Oct 2013

Women’s basketball starts season with four veterans and tough defense

SF State women’s basketball is looking to do something that has never been done before in team history: raise a California Collegiate Athletic Association banner. With four experienced veterans and

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22 Oct 2013

Students sobered by suicide prevention conference

The 1,100 backpacks that covered the lawn in front of Malcolm X Plaza last Friday morning brought SF State student Patty Mazariegos to tears. Each bag represents the number of

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22 Oct 2013

Nine contestants remain after SF State Voice battle rounds

While the second stage of SF State’s Voice competition was billed as “The Battle Round,” there was an air of companionship and goodwill among the former teammates turned opponents, making

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22 Oct 2013

“The Unmentionables” play brings together student and faculty talent

“Standby for intermission, light cue 28, house lights and sound cue intermission,” Maggie Manzano said. She whispered into her headset and communicated with the entire crew of “The Unmentionables” during

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22 Oct 2013

Women’s Center opens after long search for staff

The Associated Students, Inc. Women’s Center opened its doors six weeks late this semester because of staffing delays. The Women’s Center is one of seven ASI programs that provide services and

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22 Oct 2013

SF State hosts week of free Halloween events

Oct. 25 Costume Dodgeball Tournament Friday, Oct. 25, Campus Recreation will host a costume dodgeball tournament in Gym 100 at 6 p.m. Though the entry deadline for teams has passed,

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22 Oct 2013

Don’t let college love eclipse your post-graduate ambitions

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta Upon entering college, I was determined to graduate in three years, move back to Los Angeles, and become a glorious success. But those plans came to

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22 Oct 2013

The end of the BART strike frees Bay Area from commuting stress

The BART strike is over and the 30,000 students, faculty and staff at SF State, along with the rest of the Bay Area, can finally rest easy knowing trains will

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22 Oct 2013

Cross-country teams prep for championship meet in Chico

The SF State cross-country teams will kick off their post season Oct. 26 at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship meet in Chico, Calif. It is the first of three pit

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22 Oct 2013

SF State leads state in university fossil fuel divestment; CSUs follow example

The student group Fossil Free SFSU presented their fossil fuel divestment campaign to the California State Student Association (CSSA) during their monthly conference Oct. 12 at Cal State East Bay

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22 Oct 2013

Wage negotiation can make or break your career

Graphic by Holly Nall I’m sure you and I have both wondered, “Am I getting paid enough for this job?” We work at coffee shops and chain stores and earn

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22 Oct 2013

Women’s soccer in playoff contention despite loss

A gloomy afternoon at Cox Stadium would foreshadow a grim outcome for SF State against an undefeated Cal State Stanislaus team. The visiting Warriors defeated the Gators 1-0 in overtime

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19 Oct 2013

Campus kicks off week of sustainability education events

Today kicks off SF State’s fourth annual Sustainability Fest, an event designed to draw attention to green initiatives on university campuses nationwide. The University has expanded the nationwide event Campus Sustainability Day

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18 Oct 2013

SF State endures day one of BART strike

Friday, commuters across the Bay Area awoke to the painful realization that this was day one of a BART strike. Union representatives announced Thursday night their employees would walk off

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17 Oct 2013

BART strike approaches: Walkout at midnight

BART trains will not run Friday after unions announced their intention to strike earlier today after a marathon 30-hour bargaining session. Talks between labor and management negotiators broke down and

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17 Oct 2013

SF State wrestling returns with best recruiting class in years

[set_id=72157636603413454] The Gators will start the 2013 season from a tenth place finish in the NCAA Division II National Championship last year. Three returning wrestlers are expected to lead the

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16 Oct 2013

Woman drives onto 19th Avenue Muni tracks, causes M line delay

SF State faculty and students’ commute was delayed earlier tonight due to a stuck car on the Muni tracks at 19th Avenue and Crespi Drive. An unidentified 49-year-old woman drove

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