Get It Indy performs a song for the first time at the The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Rappers turn out for The Depot’s Turn Up event

October 31, 2014 Life Multimedia

The Depot created quite a stir at SF State as quick-spitted words and deep beats echoed through the Cesar Chavez Student Center from a group of up-and-coming Bay Area rappers who gathered together to show students what the hip-hop culture has to offer. The group of diverse rappers graced the stage, showcasing their individual styles, talents ...

Manager Bruce Bochey accompanies the World Series Trophy during the parade Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

Ecstatic Giants fans pack downtown streets for celebratory parade

October 31, 2014 Sports

Die-hard Giants fans crammed Market Street in San Francisco Friday afternoon for a parade to celebrate the city’s third World Series championship in five years. Fans waited behind the barriers lining Market Street in anticipation for their favorite players, who cruised down the parade route in sleek double-decker busses. Clouds of black and orange confetti ...

Bamby Salcedo entwines hands with Deziree Miller after Q&A with actvist in the ROMC Reading Room on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Trans visibility film screening invites students to an open discussion on the realities of gender transitions

October 30, 2014 News

As part of a global movement toward trans visibility, an internationally recognized transgender Latina activist paid SF State a visit Thursday for the only Bay Area screening of a film documenting her story. Students gathered at the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center to watch Dante Alencastre’s film “Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story,” which chronicles Salcedo from her drug addiction ...

Fin May (left) and Rowie Walsh, members of Palladino, perform for the Student Talent Showcase in Jack Adams Hall Thursday Oct. 29, 2014.

Campus’ best give their all in Student Talent Showcase

October 30, 2014 Life

The futures of SF State alum Andrew Liu and freshman Stephanie Gatica are on the rise since winning Student Life’s 2014 Student Talent Showcase. The up-and-coming artists competed in the annual showcase Wednesday evening in Jack Adams Hall, with Liu winning the rap category, and Gatica winning the singing category. The talent was separated into ...

SF State Gators player Karla Uribe and the rest of the women's soccer team decorate the railing at Cox Stadium to honor their graduating players on their last game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Women’s soccer team says a bittersweet goodbye to their long time coach in unsuccessful final game of the season

October 30, 2014 Sports

In the final game of the season, SF State lost 3-2 to the Sonoma State Seawolves in a match that marked the last ever game for veteran coach Jack Hyde and for four seniors on the team. Family and friends cheered aloud from the stands as Hyde, Allison Taylor, Allison Land, Ellie Ceja and Stephanie Vanni were introduced before the ...

Faculty votes unanimously to merge dance program with theater arts

October 30, 2014 News

Theater arts faculty members and two tenure track dance professors voted to move the dance program out of the School of Music and Dance and into the theater arts department Monday, commencing the first step to official University approval. The program’s move was approved in an overwhelming 18-0 vote, according to Interim Chair of theater ...

Midterm Elections 2014: State propositions and elections

October 30, 2014 Multimedia News 1 Comment

With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, voters will soon pile into poll booths next Tuesday, casting their ballots to determine the fates of local and statewide elected positions and proposed measures. Among the high-profile selections, San Francisco residents will decide on two different transportation propositions, a sugary-beverage tax and a minimum wage proposition. ...

Midterm Elections 2014: Local measures

October 30, 2014 Multimedia News

With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, voters will soon pile into poll booths next Tuesday, casting their ballots to determine the fates of local and statewide elected positions and proposed measures. Among the high-profile selections, San Francisco residents will decide on two different transportation propositions, a sugary-beverage tax and a minimum wage proposition. ...

Valdez trial postponed after Assistant District Attorney falls ill

October 30, 2014 News

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of murdering SF State student Justin Valdez was postponed until Nov. 18, due to Assistant District Attorney John Rowland’s sickness. Judge Brendan Conroy announced the decision to delay the hearing for Nikhom Thephakaysone, who was charged with shooting 20-year-old SF State student Justin Valdez last fall. Thephakaysone is accused ...

Giants face harsh defeat against Royals in World Series game 6

October 28, 2014 Sports

Converging upon Civic Center in downtown San Francisco to watch the Giants clinch a World Series victory has become an every-year tradition for fans, but Tuesday night marked the first time thousands of orange and black faithful departed disappointed after watching their team collapse at the hands of the Kansas City Royals 10-0 in Game ...

Ray Rice domestic violence costumes remind us how much society needs to learn

October 28, 2014 Opinion 2 Comments

Unfortunately, Halloween is no stranger to culturally misappropriated and wildly offensive costumes (queue Native American headdresses, blackface and poking fun at celebrity scandals), but the recently surfaced slew of Ray Rice Halloween costumes expose new truths about how insensitive and misinformed we are as a society. Rice was suspended indefinitely from the Baltimore Ravens after ...

The Persian Studies Center in the Humanities Building Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Student enrollment decrease for Persian studies

October 28, 2014 News

Low student enrollment in the Persian Studies program triggered three class cancellations this fall, causing concern within the 2-year-old minor. “I’m worried that they’re going to take it away,” said Nagin Iqbal, who decided to minor in Persian Studies last spring. “It’s the first CSU to have a Persian Studies program and we’re very lucky ...

Pro-Palestinian protestors march along 7th Street toward the Oakland shipyard in an effort to block Israeli cargo company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

Pro Palestinian protestors continue blockade of Israeli cargo ship in Oakland, have high hopes for near future

October 28, 2014 News 6 Comments

A crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters rallied last Sunday in West Oakland as part of continued efforts to deter the unloading of an Israel-based shipping line. Participants at Block the Boat, the blockade event, initially prepared for the arrival of Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., a major Israeli cargo company, at 5 a.m. Saturday. When the ...

Design and industry student creates award-winning product to help eye drop users; seeks to replace current poorly-designed bottles

October 28, 2014 Life

Graduate student Trevor Myers went above and beyond to design an innovative eye dropper bottle, and now seeks to propel his prototype forward to help people facing difficulties with the standard bottles on the market. Myers’ design seeks to solve these struggles by implementing colors, shapes and a better mold. He used foam for his ...

Demonstrators attempt to take the future of city college into their own hands during commission trial

October 28, 2014 News

The accreditation saga of City College of San Francisco embarked on a new chapter yesterday as the trial against the accrediting commission threatening its existence commenced. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse in support of City College and many made their way upstairs to the hearing, overflowing the courtroom with advocates for the prosecution. ...

Campus offers a portal to the past with a collection of decades old items

October 26, 2014 News

A new exhibit is bringing a hidden timeline of artifacts from SF State’s performance history to J. Paul Leonard Library this October. The exhibit, titled That’s Entertainment, runs from Oct. 10 to Jan. 30 and showcases a series of photos and items curated by the University archives on the fourth floor. The oldest article featured ...

University granted $17 million in mission to expand diversity in sciences

October 24, 2014 News

The National Institutes of Health granted SF State $17 million this month to promote the success of marginalized students and train faculty within the natural sciences. NIH, a national medical research agency, awarded Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity, or SF BUILD, the grant, which will be disbursed over the next five years. The program is ...

Campus Sustainability Festival encourages students to engage protecting the environment

October 23, 2014 News

SF State students and volunteers from around the Bay Area came together last week to celebrate the fourth annual Campus Sustainability Festival with environmentally friendly activities like planting fruit orchards and repurposing discarded jeans. Various departments, several student clubs and a few outside nonprofit groups collaborated to put together eight events on campus — many ...

Portrait of Cecilia Lam.

SF State student remembered as hard-working, passionate woman

October 22, 2014 News

Roller backpack in tow, Cecilia Lam would tap down the campus halls with her Hello Kitty walking-cane, her sounds alerting classmates and faculty of her presence. Lam, a fearlessly outspoken, hard-working woman, had her life cut short last week, allegedly at the hand of her ex-boyfriend. “She was the type of person that would defend ...

Volleyball mid season review: Fall 2014

October 22, 2014 Sports

Going into the season, the SF State volleyball team had 33 votes on the coach’s poll to finish in last place. Here at the midpoint, the team defied the bottom-feeder expectations with a 9-9 record, and have a chance to get over .500 as they head into next week. The storyline of this year’s Gators ...