30 Apr 2015

Oakland Raiders look to build through draft

Last season the Oakland Raiders once again finished with a losing record of 3-13, but something was different. They produced five starters from their 2014 draft class: Khalil Mack, Derek

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28 Apr 2015

Gender identity warrants public recognition

When Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announced on national television last week that he has been transitioning into a woman since the 80s, viewers no longer saw the awkward, introverted figure the

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28 Apr 2015

Contract terminations of Parkmerced employees, lead to picket lines

After the recent termination of Parkmerced janitors and handymen, the former staff and their supporters picketed April 23 for the second time in two weeks. When Preferred Building Services replaced

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28 Apr 2015

Students strut in heels to raise awareness for sexual violence

The men of on-campus Latino organization Hermanos Unidos ditched their sneakers and strapped on high heels to help raise awareness for survivors of sexual assault during the Walk In Their

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28 Apr 2015

Sol Patch Garden roots itself within student community

Tiny sprouts of kale, spinach, lettuce and chard jutted up through a layer of soil on display at the reopening of SF State’s Sol Patch Garden April 23. Environmentally Concerned Organization

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28 Apr 2015

Egg donation holds more value than just money

I always thought women who sold their eggs for money were only characters in Lifetime movies or weird 20-something college dropouts trying to make a quick buck. A few months ago, however, a

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28 Apr 2015

Muni improvements assure faster commute for students

Additional reporting done by Steve Calderon  As the Municipal Transit Agency service improvements rolled out across the city Saturday, SF State sophomore Andrea Rios said she waited nearly half an hour at

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28 Apr 2015

Storybook created for underserved children

The first time Daniela Morales met Francesca, a preschooler in the Tenderloin, she learned about the young girl’s fascination with birds and how she would give them names and make up stories about them. In return, Morales has

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28 Apr 2015

Sophomore pitcher emerges in another breakout season

When SF State pitcher Megan Clark steps onto the raised gravel to begin her pitching performance, everything moves in sync. The precision of her pitching mechanics trickle down to her

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28 Apr 2015

Former pianist fines new tune in jazz drumming

At center stage in a dimly lit auditorium, formally trained piano player Lilian Wu riffs and shuffles smoothly into her drums, giving music lovers an afternoon of jazz drumming masterpieces.

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28 Apr 2015

Assistant coach helps team reach new heights in first year

Sharing laughs and chattering away with teammates about what the new track and field season would bring, Jordan Guerrero remembers when she first met new head coach Kendra Reimer and assistant coach Marissa

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28 Apr 2015

Personality portrayed through hairstyles

Hairstyles can be viewed as a personal timeline, a day-to-day freedom of expression that shows how a person has changed over the years. But when I decided to wear my

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28 Apr 2015

Closing pitcher breaks 20-year record in career saves

Standing at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, Cory Davis is a right-handed pitcher for the SF State men’s baseball team. Davis is 23 years old, loves baseball and country

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28 Apr 2015

Fashion show to debut student designers work

On the fourth floor of Burk Hall, 18 apparel design students meticulously cut, stitched and sewed together clothing in preparation for the runway show where their pieces will come to life

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28 Apr 2015

Healing Art Series: Road Trip

This series of audio slideshows chronicles the work of three fine arts graduate students. These artists discover self-healing as they crochet, sew and sculpt. Road Trip Mourning the death of

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28 Apr 2015

Healing Art Series: Childhood Redeemed

This series of audio slideshows chronicles the work of three fine arts graduate students. These artists discover self-healing as they crochet, sew and sculpt. Childhood Redeemed When Shan Jiang came

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28 Apr 2015

Healing Art Series: Threads Reclaimed

This series of audio slideshows chronicles the work of three fine arts graduate students. These artists discover self-healing as they crochet, sew and sculpt. Threads Reclaimed Before coming to graduate

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26 Apr 2015

Gators softball sends off graduating seniors with win

The SF State softball team said their goodbyes to three of their seniors Saturday afternoon, as Courtney Gravel, Lucy Fernandez and Selina Rodriguez took the field for one last time

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22 Apr 2015

Hundreds gather in Mission to march in solidarity for Walk Against Rape

Hundreds of men and women gathered around the Women’s Building in the Mission District to march in solidarity for the survivors of sexual assault for San Francisco Women Against Rape’s 10th

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22 Apr 2015

CockTales promotes student discussion on gender through performance

Before being diagnosed with the painful musculoskeletal condition Fibromyalgia halfway through his sophomore year of college, 24-year-old Nathan Barone associated being a man with his ability to play sports. “It forced me

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22 Apr 2015

Personal struggles portrayed through masters thesis art show

Rolling on a wheeled wooden frame in the corner of SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery, a queen-sized mattress enabled with motion detectors makes its way across the floor. It indiscriminately approaches anyone

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22 Apr 2015

University policies brought to light through spoken word

SF State’s Student Union organized the event Mobilize for Change at The Depot April 16. The event allowed for students and student organizations to discuss the issues and problems that the

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22 Apr 2015

Student cyclist undergoes testing for exercise lab

Between commuting to school, running errands and recreational riding, it is not unusual for student Jan Peña to peddle 100 miles a week on his bike. Having an analysis system fastened to his face while a team

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22 Apr 2015

Outfielder’s layout catch highlighted on SportsCenter

Lying dazed on the grass in deep center field with a baseball nestled in the webbing of his glove, Nick Jackson could not hear the fans in Maloney Field’s wooden

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21 Apr 2015

Protesters congregate in Oakland to push for minimum wage increase

Hundreds of demonstrators shut down Bay Area streets and restaurants April 15 as part of a nationwide fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Protesters rallied in Oakland fast food

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21 Apr 2015

Mermaids, murder and love come to life in student playwright

The sounds of accusatory shouts and heavy fist-pounding punctured the silent hillside neighborhood of Rockridge in Oakland as several sets of footsteps darted across the wooden floors of the cream colored cottage at the end of Pedestrian Way. Amongst the domestic

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21 Apr 2015

Farm to Fork delivers with local sustainable food

Students and members of the San Francisco community enjoyed a mix of tangy grapefruit wedges and crisp beets folded into a medley of fresh organic greens as one of the sustainable dishes

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21 Apr 2015

Palestinian community gather in rally of Israeli Apartheid Week

A mock wall stood at the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza between the stage and the Cesar Chavez Student Center as a simulation of the barrier in West Bank in

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21 Apr 2015

Drunk driving affects personal connections

When my mom called me one afternoon, I was expecting a regular conversation– catching up and seeing how my family was doing– but what she told me gave me the

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21 Apr 2015

Student athletes recognized at academic banquet

Coaches and faculty honored 54 Gators who accomplished a 3.5 GPA or higher in the Fall 2014 semester at the 2015 SF State Scholar Athlete Reception at the Seven Hills Conference Center April

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21 Apr 2015

Self reflection vital for path to finding-oneself

In the span of two short weeks, death plagued my daily routine. In less than fourteen days, four of my five roommates lost somebody close to them—a friend, a neighbor,

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19 Apr 2015

Union workers picket due to recent termination of contracts

Picketing with signs that read “Preferred Building Services Save Our Good Jobs,” former janitors and repairpersons protested the termination of their contracts with Villas Parkmerced Wednesday. Led by union organizer

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17 Apr 2015

Men’s baseball hold onto early lead to beat Chico State Wildcats

The Gators clung to a first-inning lead through the next eight frames of their Friday home game against the Chico State Wildcats, staving off the visitors with poised pitching and

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17 Apr 2015

President Wong lifts controversial ban on University travel to Indiana

SF State President Leslie E. Wong lifted the ban on University-funded travel to Indiana Friday. The lift of the ban would take effect immediate, Wong said in a mass email.  Wong implemented

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16 Apr 2015

Technical problems postpone ASI elections

Associated Student, Inc. postponed the 2015 Spring Elections due to technical difficulties with the online voting ballot. ASI announced via email that voting scheduled for last week would instead be

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