Staff Editorial: Opposition drives dedication

January 29, 2015 Opinion

We are all here to better our education and find success in the professional world, but it really doesn’t have to be so damn scary. As students, we are regularly quizzed on what our plans will be once we are free from the gripping perils of college existence, but as journalism students, we are constantly ...

SF State student earns golden ticket in American Idol audition

January 29, 2015 Life

With butterflies in her stomach and a black guitar in tow, an SF State audio production student swooned the American Idol judges with a sweet melody. Chandler Leighton, 19, earned her ticket to Hollywood in the San Francisco round of auditions, which aired nationally Jan. 28. What audiences might not have seen behind the singer’s ...

Fire ablaze in Mission neighborhood

January 28, 2015 News 1 Comment

A structural fire tore through a Mission Street building Jan. 28, killing one person and injuring at least four others, according to fire officials. The San Francisco Fire Department received notification of a two-alarm fire burning at 6:50 p.m. on the corner of the 22nd and Mission streets, which rose to four alarms within 40 ...

Cal State system commits to increase graduation rate

January 28, 2015 Life News

The Chancellor of the California State University system announced a new plan to improve graduation rates at the State of the CSU address in Long Beach Jan. 27. In his address, Timothy P. White, seventh chancellor of the CSU system, celebrated the achievements of the program, discussed the current state of affairs and announced a ...

Curtis Armstrong nostalgic about past movie career

January 28, 2015 Life

It has been 30 years since audiences first watched Booger picking his nose in the memorable film, “Revenge of the Nerds”. The man who played the notoriously imprudent character, actor Curtis Armstrong, 61, is also known for his roles in television and films including “Risky Business,” “Moonlighting,” and “Ray,” though possibly his most distinguished character was Booger. With a legendary ...

Professor writes book in remembrance of The Grateful Dead

January 28, 2015 Life

Turning 50 years old this year is the iconic jam band The Grateful Dead, who once occupied the streets of Haight-Ashbury, acclaimed the musical influence to the Acid Tests and was a leading contributor to the Summer of Love. Released just in time for the band’s birthday is the book titled, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the ...

Health Center provides females with new birth control option through IUDs

January 28, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State introduced intrauterine devices as a birth control option offered to female students on Jan. 5, making spring 2015 the first semester the service is available. Student Health Services is equipped to insert the thumb-sized devices, brand named Mirena, which prevent pregnancy with a 99 percent effectiveness for up to five years. The health center will also offer ParaGard, an ...

Winter break shows a different side of dorm life

January 27, 2015 Life

Now that classes are back in session and students have returned from winter break, the campus is back to its regular routine with restaurants open, staff workers back to work and students flooding the sidewalks. For most, the new semester signifies a fresh start, but for those who lived on campus between semesters, the increased ...

U.S. Open Cup qualifying match comes to Cox Stadium

January 27, 2015 Sports

SF State’s Cox Pavilion will host a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament qualifying match for the Nor-Cal Adult Premier League Jan. 31. SF City Football Club will face Stanislaus United Academica and looks to become the first team in 17 years to represent the city in the U.S. Open Cup. The team began four years ago when ...

Men’s basketball looks to keep momentum going

January 27, 2015 Sports

After a 14-12 season that finished in a disappointing loss to Chico State in the playoffs last year, SF State’s men’s basketball team looks to build off last season. Led by fifth year head coach Paul Trevor, the Gators are off to a great 8-8 start and hope to advance further into the playoffs by ...

SF State first public university to commence at AT&T Park

January 27, 2015 Life News

SF State graduates will celebrate the University’s 114th commencement this year at San Francisco’s beloved AT&T Park. SF State will be the first public university to carry out its graduation at the park since the stadium opened in 2000. Moving the ceremony from Cox Stadium to AT&T Park will save money and provide the school with ...

Firefighters respond to alarm at University dorms

January 27, 2015 Life News

Fire fighters responded to a fire alarm at the Mary Park Hall dorms at approximately 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. No fire was detected and the building was not evacuated, according to Battalion Chief Lorrie Kalos. “Someone smelled burning food but there ended up not being a fire,” Kalos said. Multiple fire trucks were on the scene ...

ASI board attempts to slow Panda Express deal

January 23, 2015 News

Associated Students Inc. moved to pump the brakes on a vendor deal between SF State and Panda Express during its board meeting Wednesday with a resolution urging University Corporation to postpone negotiations with the company until Feb. 19. The board hopes to establish a vendor services advisory assembly to assist UCorp with any further decisions ...

ASI appoints new president after leader resigns

January 22, 2015 Life News

Associated Students Inc. appointed a new president Jan. 21 following the resignation of the board’s leader. Former Vice President of Internal Affairs Phoebe Dye assumed Sara Padash’s role as president during the ASI board meeting. Padash, whose resignation was announced at the meeting on her behalf, stepped down after graduating, according to Executive Director Peter Koo. “She graduated ...

Community celebrates the life of beloved professor

January 8, 2015 News

Amidst civil war in the African country of Angola, Patricia Thornton partnered with native refugees and warriors in their fight for independence in the 1970s. Thornton’s commitment to the cause touched the hearts of those in the community, leading them to bestow her the name “Chinosole,” meaning “That to which we aspire but is difficult to achieve… freedom,” ...