Ethnic studies cutbacks protested in campus rally

April 29, 2014 News

[HTML1] Ethnic studies may be in danger in California, according to CSU Students for Quality Education. Students and faculty gathered at a rally organized by SQE in front of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building April 23 to speak in favor of protecting the Ethnic Studies department. Several SF State students and professors vocalized why ...

ASI veteran Kenneth Collins clinches presidential seat

April 29, 2014 News

The official results of the 2014 Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors election are in, and Kenneth Collins will serve as the new ASI President. “We are the voice of students,” said Collins. “If we’re not getting their voices, we’re not doing our job.” Collins says he not only wants to be the voice for ...

Legalize steroids in baseball, the game will only get better

April 29, 2014 Opinion

With Ryan Braun returning from a 65-game suspension and Alex Rodriguez sitting out the entire 2014 season, steroids are still seen as a major problem in Major League Baseball. But there is a very simple strategy to stop the bleeding: Make steroids legal. That’s right. Baseball should sponsor the use of steroids. Baseball tried turning ...

Route Zero presents alternate transit options to students

April 29, 2014 News

A group of bike riding instructors and sustainability strategists toured SF State for the first time Thursday, April 24, giving students the opportunity to learn about alternative forms of transportation. “Our goal is to present a holistic approach towards sustainability for students and faculty,” said Antonio Capretta, the owner of Toward Route Zero, a college ...

Gator softball concludes their season with Senior Day

April 27, 2014 Sports

What was supposed to be a celebration for the softball seniors was spoiled by rivals Sonoma State, shutting out SF State in both games Saturday, 8-0 and 6-0. It was not the way the Gators wanted to send off their seniors as they were only able to muster three hits combined in both games. But ...

Panel talks on educating students through contemporary hip-hop

April 26, 2014 Life

Students might expect a hip-hop class to focus on top 40s, but SF State’s hip-hop course went underground with a special lecture on hip-hop that included satire, interdisciplinary art, education and its cultural evolution. The panel, invited by lecturer and DJ Davey D and Assistant Professor Dawn-Elissa Fischer, featured the interdisciplinary artist Jean Grae, hip-hop ...

PHOTOS: Earth Day brings out creativity in SF State students

April 26, 2014

  The Holistic Health Network and Sustainability Office came together to host Create to Relate, one of the many events that took place Tuesday, April 22 in celebration of Earth Day. Hula hoops, art supplies and canvases were provided to anyone and everyone who was interested in taking part in the festivities.    

Levi’s brings $5 jeans to campus for Earth Day

April 23, 2014 Life

Ride your bike to work, drink out of a reusable water bottle, learn the difference between compost and landfill and don’t forget your ripped jeans because this year, bottles and cans are not the only thing students can recycle for Earth Day. The bottom level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center was abuzz with the ...

VIDEO: Potentially habitable planet found by SF State professor

April 23, 2014 News 1 Comment

[HTML1] A team of astronomers including an SF State professor have discovered the first Earth-size planet that may harbor liquid water in our galaxy’s coveted habitable zone. SF State physics and astronomy Professor Stephen Kane helped in the discovery of planet Kepler-186f which is 500 light-years away and roughly the same size as Earth. The ...

Campus honors Greenwell’s involvement at SF State

April 23, 2014 News

Joseph Greenwell, the Dean of Students, will leave SF State after eight years of service April 30, to begin his new career at UC Berkeley in the fall. Greenwell was the first stand-alone Dean of Students at SF State in more than two decades. He has also served as Interim Associate Vice President for Student ...

Hunky Jesus Competition hits Golden Gate Park for 35th annual celebration

April 22, 2014

[HTML1] Their fondness for pot was all the 4/20 revelers perched atop Hippie Hill shared with those at the other side of Golden Gate Park on Sunday, where men dressed as nuns and Jesus attended the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s 35th annual Easter celebration. ‘Authentic Jesus,’ a contender in the 2014 Hunky Jesus Contest, poses ...

Campus-grown food turns into gourmet luncheon at Farm to Fork

April 22, 2014 News

Vegetables from SF State’s Sol Patch garden and farms’ within a 200-mile radius of campus, provided hundreds with a four-course, all-vegetarian lunch to enjoy Thursday, April 17. The Sustainability Office partnered with the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECO Students) and Chartwells Dining Service to provide a locally-sourced meal offering vegetarian and vegan dishes for ...

Confessions of an online serial dater: The Babyhand

April 21, 2014

Dating via the web is probably one of the shallowest forms of “human interaction” we can partake in.  There is really no way of truly knowing what we are getting ourselves into which is high-key extremely terrifying and nerve-racking. But we always take that chance because we act as if we are so effing desperate ...

Baseball earns a split score in Saturday doubleheader

April 20, 2014 Sports

Friday April 18, the baseball team went into the second game of the doubleheader with the weight of a 17-3 loss against No. 18 UC San Diego. However, the Gators turned it around earning themselves a split at the end of the day after Bryce Cherry drove in Nick Jackson, scoring the go-ahead run with ...

Supervisors Campos, Chiu hold heated debate at SF State

April 20, 2014 News

Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu traded jabs in a heated debate last Wednesday in the Leonard Library to rally support in their campaigns for state assembly in the upcoming June elections. The two supervisors attacked each other’s morals, legislative styles and personal journeys to Harvard Law School. Chiu and Campos, both Democrats, while similar ...

Shakespeare play gets a makeover in ‘Beatrice and Benedick’

April 20, 2014 Life

The setting: San Francisco, 1945. The people: nurses and Navy men. The adaptation: Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The point: forget everything you think you know about opera. SF State professor Christine Brandes is bringing a unique approach in her musical, “Beatrice and Benedick,” based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” a play involving trickery ...

Five ways to increase your iPhone’s battery life

April 19, 2014 2 Comments

Apple’s iPhone is chock-full of useful features, but there might be some you don’t need that may be eating away at your battery life. Here are some little-known features and tips that can help make your device last longer. Jessica Christian / Xpress 1) Turn Off Background App Refresh Background App Refresh allows applications to ...

Baseball team beats No. 18 UC San Diego

April 18, 2014 Sports 1 Comment

Closer Cory Davis has been able to get the Gators out of many jams this season; even ones he creates himself. After he allowed two runs in the ninth to shrink the Gators’ lead to one, Davis sizzled fireballs passed the final batter to get the last out and beat No. 18 UC San Diego, ...

UPDATE: Parts of Science Building scheduled to re-open in two weeks

April 16, 2014 News

SF State officials are scheduling staggered times for faculty and staff to enter the Science Building April 28, according to Ron Cortez, vice president and chief financial officer of administration and finance. With one month left in the semester, some faculty will again have access to their labs while others will remain relocated in pop-up ...

An ongoing celebration would dull the merit of Earth Day

April 16, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

Let’s face it, everyone’s busy enough trying to multitask and juggle the various aspects of their lives, whether it be work, school, parenting or whatever else. It wouldn’t be wise or helpful to tell people to put more thought into being environmentally friendly every single day, when we all know that having one day to ...

Our Earth needs TLC everyday, not just on Earth Day

April 16, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

Greenland’s farmers are planting strawberries this year. It’s an odd choice for agriculturalists on an almost uninhabitable glacial island, but for the last few years more and more of the country has been opening up to farming and oil exploration. It means an economic boom for Greenland in the short term, but Greenlanders know that ...

SF State hosts first Accessible Adventure Day

April 16, 2014 News

Students and faculty got a chance to experience some of their favorite recreational activities in a different way yesterday, at SF State’s first Accessible Adventure Day. Alfredo Andrade, a kinseology major, gets a hands on experience on what it’s like to be a wheelchair-user while playing accessible bowling on the lawn at Malcom X Plaza ...

Community turns out for fourth annual 5K Walk, Run & Roll

April 16, 2014 News

While most were still tucked in bed sleeping off the night before, over 300 people rose and headed to Cesar Chavez Student Center before 8 a.m. to join the fourth annual SF State 5K Walk, Run & Roll. And not one, but two Gator mascots — one donning a full purple and the other a ...

Fraternity brings AIDS awareness to campus

April 16, 2014 News

Covered in balloons and lines of tables, the quad became a space to educate students on the impact of HIV and AIDS in their community. Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity, hosted their 18th annual Multicultural AIDS Awareness Day (MAAD) last Thursday and encouraged students to get tested. The fraternity started planning the ...

Heartbleed reminds us the Internet isn’t safe

April 15, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

Internet researchers discovered and announced April 7 the flaw called Heartbleed in OpenSSL. Heartbleed has caused a huge wave of panic about information online — the fact that it could have been able to get any kind of information from servers including passwords, credit card numbers and secret keys. It’s a huge hit to the ...