23 May 2015

SF State’s 114th Commencement Ceremony at AT&T Park

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22 May 2015

SF State gives a Giant farewell to graduating class of 2015

Students donning purple caps and gowns filed into the the typically orange-laden AT&T Park Friday during SF State’s 114th Commencement ceremony. The ceremony was held at AT&T Park, the home of

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22 May 2015

Former mayor readies for commencement address

At eight years old, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom convinced his younger sister, Hilary Newsom, to help tear up the backyard and create a six-hole miniature golf course. As

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22 May 2015

Graduates style caps to express individuality

[slideshow_deploy id=’66716′] In a sea of 5,000 graduates wearing the same purple cap and gown, some students have said it is nearly impossible to stand out and express one’s individual

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21 May 2015

The awkward decision of moving back home after graduation

[media-credit name=” Harlan Frost” align=”alignleft” width=”433″][/media-credit] Five thousand happy SF State students will be celebrating their graduation at the 114th commencement ceremony at AT&T Park this Friday. The six-hour-long event is

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20 May 2015

Lavender Graduation celebrates LGBTQ campus community

[slideshow_deploy id=’66668′] Sprigs of lavender, lavender tablecloths and lavender stoles decorated Jack Adams Hall May 17 for the Queer and Trans Resource Center’s third annual Lavender Graduation. For SF State’s LGBTQQIA

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20 May 2015

Journalism professor earns fond farewell

Yvonne Daley is no stranger to investigative journalism. Growing up in the suburbs of Boston, the SF State journalism professor she said she was always asking the deeper questions from a

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20 May 2015

Is the four year college degree a myth?

The Bible warned me about temptation, sin and most bad things in the world, but it didn’t warn me about the hell of trying to graduate college in four years.

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20 May 2015

Graduation holds more meaning for latino parents

With graduation right around the corner, it is important to keep in mind the people who loaned us a shoulder to cry on, who sent us reminders to keep going

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20 May 2015

Seniors slammed with graduation fees

Kinesiology major Deanna Johnson has saved every cap and gown she has ever worn, but this year the high cost of graduation will leave her collection one short. “It’s ridiculous,

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20 May 2015

Journey to america leads to dreams fulfilled

The U.S Department of State provides up to 55,000 diversity visas to countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. For 25-year-old physiology major Pingdewinde Sam, his chance

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19 May 2015

Undocumented graduates celebrate at first annual Beyond Borders ceremony

[slideshow_deploy id=’66654′] Undocumented students celebrated with their friends and families at the first annual Beyond Borders Graduation held at the SF State Annex May 17. Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and

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19 May 2015

Guide to 2015 summer music festivals

At the end of the claustrophobic tunnel of final exams, projects and term papers, the tiny light of summer sun holds the promise that better times are to come. With

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19 May 2015

Curious mind experiences artistry on a unique level

Studio art major Suzanne Laverty has created a new avenue of art in her painting titled “Fish,” which she created for her painting class at SF State. She said her

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19 May 2015

Mental health services fall short despite student fee increase

SF State currently has no psychiatrist on staff to write prescriptions for students despite yearly increases to the student health fee to increase mental health staff and services. SF State

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19 May 2015

Track team eclipses individual success

[slideshow_deploy id=’66206′] The unassuming pursuit of personal bests aided SF State’s women’s track and field team as they broke multiple school records over the span of the season thus far

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18 May 2015

Students plan to participate in “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” graduation

[slideshow_deploy id=’66618′] As graduating students prepare for commencement, some will use the opportunity as a final form of student activism by putting their hands up to show solidarity for the victims of

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18 May 2015

Behind the scenes: Students create the immersive world of ‘Into the Woods’

Theater students began planning for production of Into The Woods at the end of 2014. Months of hard work went into the two-hour stage presentation that went on for two weekends from

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15 May 2015

Professor to offer class on climate justice

Ethnic studies professor Philip Klasky garnered support and input from student activists for a new class on climate justice that could be offered next semester during a meeting April 9

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13 May 2015

Police investigate reported suspicious package near SF State

The San Francisco Police Department responded to reports of a suspicious package in a neighborhood near 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday night. Police tape blocked traffic and prevented pedestrians from entering

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13 May 2015

UCorp to strike a deal with beverage vendor

The campus community may soon experience a homogenizing of beverages available at SF State if University Corporation strikes a deal with an official beverage vendor in the coming months. The

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13 May 2015

Dorm room tattoos buzz throughout student community

Blue latex gloves, sterilized needles and rubbing alcohol lay sprawled out on a wooden desk, reminiscent of a surgeon’s table. The Mary Ward Hall dorm room filled with the mechanical

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13 May 2015

Grassroots alumna in mayoral race against incumbent

As Amy Farah Weiss walked her candy apple red bicycle in front of the steps of City Hall, the Bay Area native handed out voter registration sheets from the basket of her

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13 May 2015

Rainbow Floor: A dorm environment aimed at community

Hallways decorated in brightly colored murals and LGBT artwork is what University Park North Area Coordinator Paul Renolis said he envisions for the future of the Rainbow Floor he helped

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13 May 2015

Alumna heads facility for women on path to recovery

Every thing was going well for Annette Rivera until she experienced a bipolar onset in her early twenties that led her to self-medicate and lose sight of her future, she said. Rivera

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13 May 2015

Police take step in right direction of accountability with body cameras

With a plethora of reports flooding the media regarding recent police shootings and incidents of brutality captured on video, it should come as no surprise when everyday citizens want to

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13 May 2015

Sexual orientation more than just a label

Recently I discussed the concept of sexuality with one of my classmates and when she asked me to define my own sexual orientation, like many of my friends have done in

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13 May 2015

Trophy hunting requires more restrictions

In the past couple of months, I have noticed a trend of hunting stories and photos come across my Facebook newsfeed. The photos did not include only small game hunting like ducks and rabbits,

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13 May 2015

Celebrity surprises students with chance to appear on television

Students gathered anxiously at the Serramonte Center May 11 to await the results of a string of tweets released from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The first of several tweets appeared May 8, saying

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13 May 2015

Annual event brings attention to accessible recreation

SF State student Rosie Blanckenburg reared her wheelchair onto the thick treads of its haunches, elevating its smaller set of neon-lit front tires into the air. She whirled the chair

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06 May 2015

Despite diverse reputation, San Francisco begins to blend in

San Francisco has a long history of being a diverse city, a living and breathing melting pot of civilization that honors and supports the unique eccentricities of every citizen. But

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06 May 2015

ASI to draft policy to affect future of mural process

[slideshow_deploy id=’66165′] By incorporating the voices of students, faculty and elected representatives, SF State’s murals have had a long-standing reputation of brazen social justice advocacy and demand for cultural visibility. “Approving

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06 May 2015

In Review: Women’s softball find footing late in season

 [slideshow_deploy id=’66150′] The hallmarks of a demoralizing year plagued the Gators during their 1-13 start to the season, but their record did not prevent the young squad from establishing themselves

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06 May 2015

Fair allows students to explore social issues

SF State’s 22nd annual African American Health Fair departed from the event in years past Tuesday, widening the scope of the event to focus on the social health issues that affect the

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06 May 2015

Collaborative project sews new path for inmates

Every Monday since the beginning of April, a unique group of women have transformed piles of slightly damaged tablecloths into handmade totes with the hopes that their needlework and stitchery could

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