Miley Cyrus can’t, but should, be tamed

August 31, 2015 Opinion

I can’t wait to sit my future children down and tell them where I was when President Kanye West announced his presidential run. I’ll then reminisce about my MTV memories of Madonna snogging Britney, President West letting Taylor Swift finish and Cher holding Lady Gaga’s meat purse, all courtesy of the Video Music Awards. The VMAs have been ...

Students must call for action as loan crisis reaches critical mass

August 26, 2015 Opinion

For many students, earning a college degree follows the same narrative: attend college, take out student loans and, upon graduation, spend the years that follow working to pay off what is owed. But the process of paying off student loans isn’t as straightforward as making payments month after month. The reality is that students face ...

New faces flood athletic department

August 26, 2015 Sports

The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department. Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women’s soccer coach Tracy Hamm were off-campus acquisitions for their respective programs. Women’s ...

Alleged Virginia shooter graduated from SF State

August 26, 2015 News

The Virginia gunman accused of killing a television reporter and cameraman live on the air Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m. was believed to be an SF State graduate from the broadcasting department, official sources said. “Right now all I can confirm is that a student by the name of Vester Lee Flanagan graduated from SF State ...

Solidified soccer team looks promising

August 26, 2015 Sports

Twenty-eight pairs of soccer cleats trod onto the sunken field in the middle of Cox Stadium before Friday afternoon’s practice. The herd of try-out hopefuls had thinned for the final time, and the remaining players, no longer anxious, smiled and laughed through a series of warm-up drills as they prepared for their second session of the day. “We ...

Lifting the fog: A student’s guide to exploring San Francisco

August 26, 2015 Life News

San Francisco is known for many things: fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, fog, cable cars— did we mention fog? It’s also known for its plethora of diverse bars and restaurants. For a city that doesn’t even measure 50 square miles, it packs in a lot of interesting places to eat, drink and hang out. Whether you’ve ...

SF state students selected for international dramatic arts seminar

August 26, 2015 Life

The illustrious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art opened its doors to 11 students from the U.S. and one from Canada. Through the Performing Arts Abroad program, SF State theatre majors Allison Doody and Danielle Schreiner were selected to participate in RADA’s comprehensive dramatic arts seminar this summer. Doody, a senior, traveled to London for an ...

Program builds academic bridge to SF State

August 26, 2015 Life News

While some students spend their summers relaxing, others get an early start hitting the books, learning to navigate around campus and utilizing college resources offered to students during the Summer Bridge program, a college preparedness program for incoming freshman. Gunner Troy, a Summer Bridge participant, said the program gave him a jump start on college life at ...

SF State student remembered after unexpected death

August 26, 2015 News

Transfer student Melanie Susanne Olivieri, a 23-year-old SF State undergraduate with a passion for design, travel and helping others died Aug. 9 at a residential hotel in the Mission District. Friends and family remember the visual communication design major for her wit, art and kindness. “Melanie was beautiful, smart and talented,” said Natalie Olivieri, Melanie’s ...

SF State welcomes the largest incoming freshmen class in history

August 26, 2015 Life News

[slideshow_deploy id=’66951′] Long lines of students wrapped around Mary Ward Hall during Move-In Day Aug. 20 as SF State’s largest incoming freshman class in the school’s 116-year history readied for the new semester. “It’s a really good school with great programs and internships,” said freshmen nursing major Gina Greengrad regarding her decision to attend SF State. “Plus, everyone ...

New Conductor Causes Fanfare in Music Department

August 25, 2015 Life

With a trumpet and conductor’s baton in hand, musician Brad Hogarth’s ambition has sent him across continents on every face of the globe to share his craft. Throughout his career, he has been invited to teach and perform classical music in over a dozen countries. His most recent professional endeavor brought him to SF State as the music department’s newest ...

Media distorts body image

August 25, 2015 Opinion

In 2015, you can wear a computer on your wrist, eat brownie-batter-flavored Oreos and follow a San Franciscan fog cloud on Twitter, but apparently you can’t live your life without someone criticizing your physical appearance. I, like many other people, was taught from a young age that bullying shouldn’t be tolerated, especially bullying someone about their ...

SF State student’s death deemed suspicious by police

August 12, 2015 News

Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old SF State student who died at a residential hotel in the Mission District early Sunday morning. Jesse Stanton, the clerk of the medical examiner, confirmed that the body was of San Francisco resident Melanie Olivieri, who died at the scene at 6:53 a.m. Olivieri attended SF State as a ...