31 Oct 2015

Stringent gun regulations only way to stanch flow of blood

San Francisco’s last gun shop, the High Bridge Arms, is scheduled to close later this month as a result of strict gun regulations in the city. According to The Guardian,

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31 Oct 2015

SF State sorority’s Mr. Heartthrob pageant taps into cardiac research

Strapping male contestants from various fraternities and sports teams pumped up the crowd to raise money for the Alpha Phi sorority’s annual philanthropy event Oct. 29 at Annex 1. The

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30 Oct 2015

Two-party system scrutinized in on-campus debate

The Political Science Student Association questioned the two-party system during a debate at SF State Oct. 29. Christopher Larson, an urban studies and political science double major, and Michael Lin,

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30 Oct 2015

Winter teams brace for new season at first-ever Athletics Winter Media Day

Coaches and players from SF State’s three winter sports talked about their upcoming seasons at the first ever SF State Gators Athletics Winter Media Day held Wednesday noon. The wrestling program

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28 Oct 2015

Study by the sea

[slideshow_deploy id=’69067′] On a bright afternoon with a clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge, students traversed rocks looking for crabs, seaweed and other ocean life. The field trip to

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28 Oct 2015

Athlete remembered for drive

Despite undergoing grueling chemotherapy treatments that made it difficult to breathe, SF State graduate student Ariana Luster made school and athletics her top priority until the very end. “She came

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28 Oct 2015

Resurrected business club provides opportunity for women

After being inactive for nearly four years, SF State’s Women in Business Club is being restarted as Providing Opportunities for Women, which held its first meeting Oct. 26. SF State business students

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28 Oct 2015

Queering the Castro brings stories of Intimacy into public spaces

What is the purpose of spoken word or performance art? For some, performance art serves as a tool to merely express their frustrations. For the queer, trans, people of color participating

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28 Oct 2015

Anti-queer organizations continue to support hate

People who support companies that donate to anti-queer organizations are also promoting anti-queer causes. Stopping at Memories Pizza, a restaurant who has been openly discriminatory against gay couples, on a vacation to

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28 Oct 2015

Our culture is not a costume

[media-credit name=”Illustration by Reid Cammack” align=”alignright” width=”515″][/media-credit] The scariest part of Halloween is not the monsters or gory costumes but how ignorant people are about other cultures. During Halloween, we

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27 Oct 2015

Interactive: SF State student digs record reaches all-time high

    EXPLORE THROUGH THE BLUE STARS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAYERS. A dig is a defensive statistic in volleyball that is awarded when a player keeps a ball in play

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27 Oct 2015

Rehabilitation program leads campus debate over prison labor

SF State has spent more than $600,000 on furniture and services from the California Prison Industry Authority in the past fiscal year from July 2014 to June 2015, according to

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27 Oct 2015

Students gear up for Halloween dodgeball

SF State’s campus recreation department hosted its sixth annual costume dodgeball tournament Friday, Oct. 23. Brandon Wolucka, a special events student manager for the department, had a major role in

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27 Oct 2015

Fantasy gambling threatens America’s game

I’ve had my ups and downs with sports gambling. I’ve sulked about the over-under even when my favorite teams were winning, almost had my ass kicked by a bar full

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27 Oct 2015

Gators look to take a chomp out of eSports scene

Members of the SF State League of Legends club are preparing to get their minds focused and mouses clicking for a major upcoming League of Legends collegiate competition. The Gators will be

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27 Oct 2015

Grandmaster instructor kicks cancer with help from Taekwondo

About a dozen students dressed in white martial arts robes and colored belts made their way down into the basement of Burk Hall. Before stepping onto the blue mat, they bowed in respect to their

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27 Oct 2015

History buff opens gym after graduation

With a master’s degree in history and an extensive background in fitness under her belt, SF State alumna Tia Kilpatrick combined her seemingly unrelated set of skills to open her

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26 Oct 2015

Students host secret shows throughout city

Shrouded in the dappled moonlight that filtered though the eucalyptus trees in John McLaren Park, a crowd of more than 80 people swayed to the acoustic sounds of a guitar. Coordinated

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26 Oct 2015

Former student athlete dies from pancreatic cancer

Ariana Luster, an SF State student and track and field athlete, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer. Luster was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer

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26 Oct 2015

“The Force Awakens” is bound to disappoint

A long, long time ago in a barn far, far away, the Virgin Mary gave birth to a little, bloody baby Jesus. Mary gave life to our lord and savior

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25 Oct 2015

Golden goal catapults Gators past Broncos

The SF State’s men’s soccer team gave their nine seniors a grand farewell on senior day, defeating the 17th ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos in an overtime thriller, 1-0. The

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25 Oct 2015

Gators buck the broncos 3-2 at SFSU senior night

The SF State women’s soccer team won their final home game of the season Friday defeating Cal Poly Pomona by a score of 3-2. It was the final game ever

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24 Oct 2015

Costume dodgeball makes for spooky intramural fun

Draped wall to wall in cobwebs, caution tape and skeletons, SF State’s gym was transformed into a Halloween-themed arena Friday night. Six costumed dodgeball teams competed with one goal in

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23 Oct 2015

Gators scrap out win against Coyotes

The SF State men’s soccer team snapped their seven game winless streak Friday, beating the Cal State University San Bernadino Coyotes 1-0 in a back-and-forth and rough-and-tumble contest. The game

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23 Oct 2015

Gators trump Coyotes 1-0

Thanks to arguably the goal of the season late in the game from Vanessa Penuna, the SF State women’s soccer team defeated Cal State San Bernardino on Friday by a

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23 Oct 2015

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

SF State historic organizations voiced their opposition to the California State University mandate that equipped all campus police with Tasers during the National Day of Action to Stop Police Brutality Thursday. The

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21 Oct 2015

Freshman artist illustrates social inequality

Odessa Blackmore, an 18-year-old freshman at SF State, said she was walking down Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland early one summer morning when she learned that a black man had been shot

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21 Oct 2015

Capoeira club embodies the ‘art’ in martial arts

Cries of “bananeira,” “amazonas” and other Portuguese terms coalesced with traditional Brazilian instrumentals as members of SF State’s capoeira club flipped and kicked across the gymnasium floor during their Friday afternoon

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21 Oct 2015

Climbing club reaches for recognition

While scaling neon-studded climbing walls might not compare to the crags and clefts of the Yosemite Valley, it’s an experience that Samuel Crossley and Jacob Fuller, the co-founders of SF State’s

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21 Oct 2015

ASI pouring rights meeting cancelled

The Associated Students Inc. town hall meeting to discuss the pouring rights agreement scheduled for Wednesday noon has been cancelled, according to ASI President Phoebe Dye. The topic will be

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21 Oct 2015

Reality shows lack luster of former glory

[media-credit name=”Illustration by Reid Cammack” align=”alignright” width=”479″][/media-credit] I’ve never been a particularly avid watcher of “America’s Next Top Model,” but when I’m home all day and there’s an “ANTM” marathon running,

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21 Oct 2015

Allegations tie Berkeley sexual assault scandal to SF State

Two former SF State astronomy students recently accused a world-renowned astronomy professor of sexual harassment during his time at the University from 1984 to 1999. Geoffrey Marcy – who has

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20 Oct 2015

Student rally draws attention to social injustices

Associated Students, Inc.’s Project Connect organized a SPEAK OUT rally Tuesday at noon in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The rally was organized to allow student organizations to

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20 Oct 2015

Protest sparks action from President Wong

Associated Students, Inc. will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Plaza to discuss a potential pouring rights agreement at SF State,

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20 Oct 2015

Sex education must be more comprehensive

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this month mandating sexual health education for all students in public schools from seventh to 12th grade as of Jan. 1, 2016. Prior

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