Hitter reaches landmark despite volleyball loss

September 30, 2015 Sports

Although SF State suffered a defeat against visiting Stanislaus State for the second time this season on Tuesday, it was hitter Jaclyn Clark who made the game memorable by becoming the sixth ever Gator to eclipse the 1,000 dig plateau. Clark’s ninth dig of the game and 1,000th of her career came in the third ...

Short films compete for Hollywood gold

September 30, 2015 Life 1 Comment

The world’s largest student film festival, Campus MovieFest, returned to SF State Sept. 30 as part of its 16th annual world tour. Wednesday marked the start of a week-long scramble for contenders to produce and craft a five-minute long film by Oct. 6. With more than $100,000 in prizes and equipment at stake, the line to ...

SF State historical organizations speak out against ASI funding cuts

September 30, 2015 News

Tensions between long-standing student organizations and the Associate Students, Inc. Board of Directors grew high during a meeting in Jack Adams Hall Wednesday after a proposal to decrease funding for historic groups. ASI former Vice President of Finance Marco Fuentes said he is furious about the proposed cuts. “They are trying to diminish SF State’s ...

Past and present: The composition of a championship gators team

September 30, 2015 Sports

Four teams in SF State history hold the honor of being the University’s most successful squads ever assembled. While each group had a unique approach to collecting championships, the teams share certain traits that contributed to their accomplishments. Based off data compiled from the SF State sports information department, see how this semester’s programs stack up ...

Californians need to cut water usage

September 30, 2015 Opinion

[media-credit id=292 align=”alignright” width=”318″][/media-credit] Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware that California is in a severe drought. For the past year or so, most restaurants have had cards on their tables explaining that water is only served upon request and “brown is the new green” signs have popped up on more and more ...

Transgender students report highest levels of sexual assault

September 30, 2015 News

Transgender and gender-nonconforming students experience higher levels of sexual assault, according to the Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct released Sept. 21. In the report, 31 percent of transgender, genderqueer, questioning or non-conforming students said they had experienced some kind of unwanted sexual contact since enrolling in college, including ...

Misguided critics throw bricks at Emmerick’s “Stonewall” wall

September 30, 2015 Opinion

One huge problem with America is our politically correct culture. Everyone is always finding random reasons to be offended. The latest attack from the PC police is criticism for the new queer movie “Stonewall.” “Stonewall” is a movie chronicling the early gay rights movement. The film received backlash for making Danny, a fictional white, cisgendered, gay man, the ...

Food waste contributes to economic disparity, ecological calamity

September 30, 2015 Opinion

It’s incredible that millions of people in this country don’t know where their next meal is coming from. What’s even more incredible are the billions of pounds of consumable food that is casually tossed in the trash every year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled their plan earlier this month to ...

Blogger sculpts success

September 30, 2015 Life 4 Comments

Equipped with an arsenal of coding skills, a killer wardrobe and delicious fresh-baked goods, Kelsey O’Brien, an SF State apparel design and merchandising graduate, is an unapologetic fashion blogger whose popular website “Blondes and Bagels” wholly personifies her cheekiness and sass. O’Brien describes her blog as a “happy accident,” after she made her boyfriend his own sports ...

Spike in car theft jolts SF State

September 30, 2015 News

Marika Mizianty, a sophomore cinema major at SF State, said her nightmare began last week when she discovered that her green Honda CR-V was missing from her parking spot on Holloway Avenue. “My car’s my baby, so it’s so rough,” Mizianty said. “I searched all Saturday, all through Parkmerced. I felt like I was losing ...

BSU creates a safe space for African American students

September 29, 2015 News 3 Comments

The Black Student Union will bring attention to everyday gender issues surrounding members of the black community by kicking off this year’s first Black Kings and Queens meeting Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. BSU Senior coordinators Hannah Wodaje and Ismail Muhammad said they are working hard this year to improve the way black youth ...

#Arthoe more than aesthetic appeal

September 29, 2015 Life Opinion

[media-credit name=”(Eva Rodriguez / Xpress)” align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] Connecting like-minded people through images has produced some of the recent decade’s most interesting Internet subcultures. From the Adidas-obsessed monochromatic health goth to the 90’s-web-nostalgic sea punk, its evident when someone gets their fashion cues online. Arguably more productive than other Internet trends based on aesthetic congruence alone, art hoe is a movement whose ...

Student voices: SF State students define #BlackLivesMatter

September 26, 2015 Multimedia

  The deaths of many young black men have sparked a revolutionary hashtag that has gone viral over popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #BlackLivesMatter has turned into a powerful movement since 2012 with the deaths of Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and most recently Walter Scott and was created to shed ...

Empowerment of Middle Eastern women captured in photography showcase

September 26, 2015 Life

Onlookers gazed deeply into the eyes of a Middle Eastern woman, a vividly tattooed arm peeking out from under her finely detailed garment. Forty-three other images joined the photograph, decorating the white walls of the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Each photograph – the work of seven women from Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, ...

CSU Faculty announce plans for potential strike

September 25, 2015 News 1 Comment

The California Faculty Association will vote next month on whether the organization will carry out a California State University system-wide strike in protest of stagnant faculty wages. The vote was announced in a press release Thursday, in response to the unresolved bargaining agreement between the CSU and the CFA. The labor union and the chancellor’s ...

Constitution Day deconstructs domestic violence

September 23, 2015 News

Kit Gruelle, a survivor of domestic abuse, retold her story to an attentive audience Sept. 17 in McKenna Theatre during the screening of ‘Private Violence,’ a documentary about domestic violence against women. After freeing herself from a life-threatening relationship with her husband, Gruelle said the experience became a motivating factor for helping other victims of ...

New sustainability calculator encourages green dining

September 23, 2015 News

[slideshow_deploy id=’67844′] The Real Food Challenge partnered up with Associated Students, Inc. to introduce an assessment calculator developed by the RFC at the Vendor Sustainability Project Wednesday at a launch party in Malcolm X Plaza. The calculator was created by RFC, a student-run branch of the national food activism organization, and assesses food on campus ...

Gators volleyball falls just short in dramatic five set match

September 23, 2015 Sports

The SF State women’s volleyball team suffered a tough defeat at the hands of Chico State at the Swamp Tuesday, in a five set thriller that displayed the tactical aspect of volleyball. “We did a great job in making them change their game,” Coach Jill Muhe said, “When they changed, we would adapt to that, and ...

NFL denial about concussions turning me off the game

September 23, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit name=”(Harlan Frost / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”725″][/media-credit] Football has been the choice opiate of the American masses for a long time and for good reason. There is something pretty unique about a sport that features the best athletes in the world trying to destroy each other every Sunday. Sundays are sacred in America, and it ...

New changes breathe life into vista room

September 23, 2015 News

Andrew Mason steadily diced cucumbers and red peppers, as America’s 1972 hit song “A Horse with No Name” softly filled the Vista Room kitchen. A large plastic vat of bright red watermelon puree sat next to him, waiting to be mixed with the vegetables he spent most his morning cutting for that day’s special: watermelon ...

Professor and documentary crew may snag Emmy Monday night

September 23, 2015 News

[slideshow_deploy id=’67809′] In the summer of 2014, the Islamic State rampaged through Iraq, causing the near destruction of the Iraqi government and the rekindling of the U.S. military role in Iraq.  In the midst of the chaos, SF State journalism professor Sachi Cunningham, PBS “Frontline” correspondent Martin Smith and his film crew members spent two weeks capturing the ...

Gators offense chomps lady hawks

September 22, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67793′] The SF State women’s soccer team cruised their way to a 5-1 home victory against Holy Names University, Tuesday. The Gators controlled the early part of the game peppering the Hawks goalie with shot after shot before finally breaking through early in the 14th minute on a cross from Vanessa Penuna that was ...

New database helps students prepare for college debt

September 22, 2015 News

[media-credit name=”(James Chan / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”459″][/media-credit] Andrew Vai, a senior sociology major graduating this spring, said money is always on his mind. After accumulating $15,000 in debt, he lives paycheck to paycheck, struggling to afford everyday expenses. “I barely get by because I have to think about bills and if I have enough money to ...

House’s Planned Parenthood bill attacks women’s rights

September 22, 2015 Opinion

The U.S. House of Representatives announced its intention to violate the inalienable rights of American citizens Friday, when it voted to deny millions of women access to affordable reproductive health care. The House passed a bill to freeze all federal funding for Planned Parenthood Sept. 18. According to the bill text, the plan would withhold ...

KSFS embraces the chaos of a new semester

September 22, 2015 Life

The walls of the KSFS radio station at SF State are covered with graffiti, a long-standing tradition carried on by students looking to make their mark. A large sign showcasing their slogan, “Embrace the chaos,” is tacked onto the wall. It is a sentiment that Jeff Jacoby, advisor and associate professor, said he proudly upholds. In the other ...

Rugby makes noise on the pitch

September 22, 2015 Sports

Pushing sleds, tackling bags and yelling at the top of their lungs on the turf field of the West Campus Green, SF State’s rugby players practiced hard to bounce back from last season, in which they failed to notch a single victory. “Last season was a little bumpy. We started out playing the previous year’s ...

Marketing major finds self through style

September 22, 2015 Life

With one hand tucked into the pocket of his pressed slacks and two fingers in the air hailing a cab, SF State marketing major Bryce Jones’ sense of style is as sharp the San Francisco skyline. His leather Oxfords have made their way from downtown Fresno to styling clients in the heart of the city. “Growing up, I didn’t ...

Spilled ink: students share tattoo stories

September 22, 2015 Life 1 Comment

[slideshow_deploy id=’67689′] Twisting lines of blue ink wrap around a pale thigh to form dark waves. Further down the tattooed leg lurks a hammerhead shark, peeping almost coyly out from the bottom of a current. A black octopus is tucked in the safety of a shadow. So far, this work of living art has taken ...

1st down and 20 years: Looking back on Gators football

September 22, 2015 Sports

Two decades ago, the echoes of fans chanting for the SF State football squad faded from Cox Stadium for the final time, but for former defensive end Harry Overstreet, the memories have remained. “I remember one game, where at halftime, Ol’ (former SF State head coach) Vic Rowen came out screaming at us, Knute Rockne style, ...

Kendall Jenner faces undeserved hate

September 21, 2015 Opinion

Whenever I feel down about my life, I look at the comment section of online news articles. Because, even if I think my life is going downhill, I can always find comfort in knowing that I’m not an old, white person who likes to angrily comment and scream into the Internet. Recently I found myself ...

SF State should nix calorie-fad and eat natural

September 21, 2015 Opinion

[media-credit name=”(Harlan Frost / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”725″][/media-credit] The crinkle of a Nabisco snack draws my attention as I zero in on the woman sitting two desks across from me. My heart breaks as I hear her boast to her friend: “Look girl, I’m being healthy! It’s only 100 calories!” What she thinks of as a ...

Volleyball puts away visiting Cal State East Bay

September 20, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67662′] The SF State women’s volleyball team snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday, when they the defeated Cal State East Bay Pioneers at the Swamp Gymnasium. The Gators took control early in the game, forcing the Pioneers to called quick timeouts and winning each of the first two sets by eight points. Although the Gators failed to ...

Cross country gains experience at quad meet

September 19, 2015 Sports

The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed in their home opener today at the SF State Quad Meet in Golden Gate Park, placing first and fourth respectively. The women fielded a young squad of five runners led by Freshman Samantha Lopez who finished 17th overall with a time of 23:24. Morgan Gilmore, freshman, finished ...