SF State's Voice judge Kenneth Collins, left, listens to contestants during the audition performances inside Jack Adams Hall in San Francisco Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

ASI President resigns one week into the new semester

August 31, 2014 Life News

Associated Students, Inc. board member Sara Padash will now head the student government board following the resignation of former President Kenneth Collins. The board announced the change in presidency Aug. 27, one week after the start of the semester. “Thank you all for having faith in me to fill some big shoes,” Padash said to ...

An art piece symbolizing gentrification in the bay area at the "If Elvis Presley was the King, who was James Brown?" opening at the Cesar Chavez Art Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Art galleries on campus welcome students to express themselves

August 31, 2014 Life

On a campus strewn with art on lawns, in trees and even in the form of crocheted bikes, many SF State students are still unaware of the three art galleries available to view, free of charge. Liza Boozer, a former student and artist, knows this all too well. The sound of giggles and gasps surrounded ...

New men's soccer coach Matt Barnes interacts with members of the team on Friday, Aug. 29.

New men’s soccer coach known for turning teams around

August 29, 2014 Sports

Everywhere Matt Barnes coaches, he gets results. In his two previous head coaching stops, he took non-contending programs to the playoffs in the first seasons he was there. At his first head coaching job at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he led the team to its first postseason victory and in his second year, he led them ...

UPDATED: President Wong partners with Mexican university

August 29, 2014 News

UPDATED: President Leslie E. Wong signed SF State into its first partnership with a Mexican university Aug. 29 at their campus in Tijuana, opening doors for an exchange of students, faculty and research between the institutions. “At San Francisco we’ve been looking to Asia and to Europe, and interestingly enough we had no partners in Mexico,” ...

New director sets high bar for athletics

August 28, 2014 Sports

SF State’s new athletic director began only months ago. Since then he’s hired three new coaches and reinvented the Gator image. “It has been a fun project to kick off our objective of creating a consistent brand identity for SF State athletics,” said Charles Guthrie, the new athletic director who introduced a new Gator logo ...

President Wong unveils aggressive Gator mascot

August 28, 2014 News

President Leslie E. Wong surprised the SF State community Monday with the introduction of a refined mascot, contradicting earlier plans to retire the Gator altogether. “I’m proud to proclaim that the Gator lives,” announced Wong at Jack Adams Hall, where students Jazmine Williams and Udon Osakue helped reveal the logo. Wong assured that the updated ...

Campus blackout traps at least three in elevators

August 28, 2014 News

A power outage struck 13 buildings across campus Wednesday afternoon, trapping at least one former student in an elevator of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building and others in elevators at Thornton Hall and the Student Services Building, according to the University Police Department. “I’m afraid the building is going to fall apart,” said Estefania ...

Crowds dance in front of the Banjo Stage of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival on Oct 7. Hardly Strictly is a free music festival held yearly in Golden Gate Park. John Ornelas/ Xpress File Photo.

Hardly Strictly Music Festival enters 14th year of free bluegrass and more

August 26, 2014 Life

Well into the fall semester, unemployed students living off the Dining Center’s food and scraping away the leftovers from their financial aid checks may find themselves broke and bored, wishing they had somewhere to go. Luckily for the SF State student body, the cost- and commercial-free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival will return from Friday, Oct. ...

International students at SF State have a tough time finding housing compared to those who leave to study abroad

August 26, 2014 News

While students who head to foreign cities find themselves with wider housing options than available in San Francisco, international students who entered the university in Fall 2014 are in stiff competition for places to live. SF State offers the option of applying for on-campus housing, but due to limited space and disinterest, the 250 international ...

New students from near and far call campus home on Move-In Day

August 26, 2014 News

The sound of loaded hand carts rolling through campus and the murmur of shy introductions rang through campus last Thursday as hundreds of incoming students prepared to move into their dorms during Move-In Day. Move-In Day marked the beginning of the six day event known as Welcome Days, which is designed to welcome new students ...

Students find difficulty in using new registration system

August 26, 2014 News

Out with the old and in with the new. The university website and system now has an entirely new look thanks to new homepage and student information system. SF State is implementing a new student information system, Campus Solutions, and homepage this fall semester. SF State is one of the last CSU’s to implement the ...

OPINION: Outside Lands litters park grounds, then gives back

August 17, 2014 Opinion

Outside Lands took over Golden Gate Park last weekend, displaying a diverse range of acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore, Tiesto and Tegan and Sara, leaving our feet sore and our throats hoarse—but also an environmental impact on Golden Gate Park. The music festival, now in its seventh year, is ahead of the curve when ...

San Franciscans launch counter-protest against Westboro Baptist Church

August 14, 2014 News 1 Comment

Protesters rallied against Westboro Baptist Church members who picketed in San Francisco Tuesday as part of their God Hates the Media Tour. The counter-protest started at the Twitter headquarters on Market Street at 3:50 p.m. and continued along Westboro Baptist Church’s picketing route to Pinterest and Reddit headquarters. Previous stops on the tour included Facebook ...