Mashouf Wellness Center plans for spirituality and sustainability

November 10, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State’s Associated Students, Inc. hosted a town hall meeting to present the progress of the new Mashouf Wellness Center construction to students Monday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Mashouf Wellness Center will be a venue for recreational activity at SF State and is slated for completion in 2017, according to the project’s website. “It’s going pretty well; we’re chugging ahead,” ...

‘Rich Girl’ Gwen appropriates again

November 10, 2015 Opinion

I imagine Gwen Stefani lives a pretty simple life. She sleeps in every morning, gets up to shower off whatever diseases Blake Shelton gave her the night before, and then looks in the mirror and decides how racist she wants to be that day. Recently, Stefani has gone with a more toned-down racist aesthetic. Her ridiculous Harajuku ...

3-D printers give students’ designs life

November 10, 2015 News

A 3-D printer, scanners and modeling equipment are just a few of the new tools students can find at MakerSpace, a digital media studio, designed to encourage student collaboration, that opened in the J. Paul Leonard Library Nov. 6. MakerSpace is an environment aimed toward facilitating design projects for students by providing space for teamwork and necessary ...

Secret love affairs: sexy or detrimental?

November 10, 2015 Opinion

I’ve never dated a married man, but I imagine it feels a lot like dating someone who is in the closet. Coming into one’s own sexuality can be a beautiful experience. “Coming out” is a time when you are first starting to welcome your own sexual preferences and learning to accept and embrace your most authentic ...

New student group brings hip-hop culture to campus

November 10, 2015 Life

On a glowing TV set in a quiet living room in Gothenburg, Sweden, an MC dressed in a black turtleneck and trench coat strutted across the screen. A small, 10-year-old girl sat transfixed as the MC bounced to the rhythm of the synthesizers before staring the camera down with a challenging, confident gaze. Her eyes lingered for a beat until Feven, Sweden’s ...

Inaction is not an option in the face of racism

November 10, 2015 Opinion

University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe handed in his resignation Monday after football players and a graduate student rallied against his inadequate response to a string of racist incidents. “This institution is a source of pride for the state and beacon of hope for many young people from all walks of life, and it ...

SF State to hire a dream coordinator

November 10, 2015 News 1 Comment

Undocumented students will see increased support with the impending creation of a Dream coordinator position, according to Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong. “We are excited to be able to establish this important new role,” Hong said in an email. “Reporting to the dean of students, the position will support the holistic college success ...

Holistic health eases tension through touch

November 10, 2015 Life

A line starts outside the door as students eagerly wait to for their name to be called. Just beyond the threshold, a sense of serenity imbues the space. Students unfurl their yoga mats and bodies onto the floor. Others lie face down in trance-like states as masseuses work the tension out of their clients’ spines ...

Female TV Characters are present but lacking

November 10, 2015 Opinion

Between 8 and 11 p.m. on Thursdays, I am not to be disturbed. I have my kettle corn next to my blackberry Izze and a big plate of nachos. With my feet propped up, I turn on the television, and the night begins: ABC’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” lineup, featuring two of my favorite Shonda Rhimes shows, “Scandal” and “How To ...

CREAM joins other interactive Food Services at Stonestown

November 10, 2015 Life

CREAM’s make-it-yourself model makes it possible to assemble hundreds of ice cream and cookie combinations to satisfy any sweet tooth. With a kiosk soon to open in the center of Stonestown Galleria, the dessert franchise will join the ranks of Stonestown’s many fast food restaurants that allow customers to personalize their meal. “I myself am a huge fan of ...

SF State alum honored for Hall of Fame success

November 9, 2015 Sports

When Kevin Anderson picked up a phone call from the SF State Alumni Association, he didn’t react, because he thought someone was playing a practical joke on him. Once Anderson, the athletic director at the University of Maryland, realized he was being honored by his alma mater with an Alumni Hall of Fame induction, he said he ...

College of Ethnic Studies to host fundraiser in celebration of 46th anniversary

November 9, 2015 News

In 1968, SF State experienced University-defining change. As racial dynamics in the United States changed radically, SF State students banded together to fight for a curriculum reflective of the diversity of the campus. After five hard-fought months of protest and conflict, the College of Ethnic Studies was formed in the fall of 1969. To celebrate and ...

Celebrations carve out space for veterans

November 8, 2015 News

SF State kicked off Veteran’s Day celebrations Wednesday with tabling by veteran’s groups on campus. With activities planned throughout the remainder of the week, students have several ways to honor and support veterans on campus. SF State has a sizable veteran population, according to SF State’s Veteran Certifying Official and Program Coordinator, Ben Yang. Yang ...

Charity focuses on rebuilding homes destroyed in natural disasters

November 6, 2015 Life 1 Comment

The top 90’s hits bumped through a dimly lit bar as a face painter skillfully traced over student’s faces. The Day-of-the-Dead-themed All Hands fundraiser dedicated the event to victims of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the Gulf Coast. Loretta Lowe has been a lecturer at SF State teaching event management for the last 17 years. She regularly volunteers ...

Gators open preseason with a win

November 6, 2015 Sports

The women’s basketball team opened the preseason with a 69-65 win over visiting Menlo College Thursday, Nov. 5, but not without some late-game drama. With under a minute left in regulation and leading by only five points, the Gators had three chances to inbound the ball and run out the clock but were unable to ...

Former mayor reflects on his time at SF State

November 6, 2015 News

The seats of Seven Hills Conference Center were packed Wednesday as students and faculty gathered to listen to SF State alumnus and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss his experience as a student at SF State. “This school was a golden opportunity for me,” said Brown, who spoke as part of the College of ...

CFA authorizes statewide strikes

November 4, 2015 News

The California Faculty Association authorized a statewide  strike for a 5 percent salary increase, according to the official strike vote results announced Nov. 4. An overwhelming 94.4% of faculty voted “yes” in favor of job actions that include work slow downs or potentially a full strike. “The faculty are angry and justifiably so,” said CFA ...

UPD seeks suspects in armed robbery

November 4, 2015 News

University police are searching to identify three suspects who reportedly robbed and beat a woman on campus Nov. 1, according to Jonathan Morales, director of news and news media at SF State. “(The University Police Department) will utilize all of the tools it has available in order to identify and locate the suspects,” Morales said ...

Health and wellness unit uses therapy dogs to help stressed students

November 4, 2015 News

Crowds of excited students eagerly waited to pet eager pups brought to campus, in just one of the events organized by the new Health Promotion and Wellness Unit. “I feel that the therapy dogs are a great option for those who are really stressed out,” senior psychology major Edna Hernandez said. “It has helped me ...

Bike thefts around campus anger cycling students

November 4, 2015 News 2 Comments

Nolen Brown, a senior majoring in science and geology, said he received a text message from a friend warning him that the Bike Barn on campus had been broken into Oct. 25. Running down to the Bike Barn, he discovered that his $3,000 bike had been stolen. “I was enraged,” Brown said. “I was really ...

Men’s basketball team hungry for success

November 4, 2015 Sports

After a disappointing 11-15 record last year, the SF State men’s basketball team said it is determined to make a name for itself this season. “I would like to hang a banner,” said head coach Paul Trevor. Trevor said he has high hopes for this year’s team and is confident that it can make a statement. ...

Gator wrestlers look to take a bite out of tough competition

November 4, 2015 Sports

During SF State’s inaugural winter media day, 174-pound wrestler Johnny Costa was offered a slice of delicious-smelling pizza. Costa politely declined. “Maybe next time I can have a slice, but I’m watching my weight right now,” Costa said. Costa and fellow members of the Gators wrestling team will have their hands full this season when they face four ...

Reconstructed women’s basketball team seeks success

November 3, 2015 Sports

After the mass exodus of players from a roster that mustered only one win last season, the SF State women’s basketball team plans to erase 2014 from the University’s memory. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been this optimistic about a team,” said head coach Dennis Cox at the Winter Sports Media Conference. “We’re more athletic and bigger. The ...

Prison reform is crucial as Obama urges new post-incarceration reforms

November 3, 2015 Opinion

President Barack Obama announced a comprehensive plan Nov. 2 to bolster rehabilitation for former inmates.  At the top of his list is an $8 million grant to fund reentry education programs for those previously in jail and an $8.7 million grant funding permanent supportive housing programs that will provide stable housing and end the cycle of chronic homelessness among ...

Art professor takes stand against BART censorship

November 3, 2015 Life 1 Comment

Bustling commuters escalated out of the underground BART station at 16th and Mission streets to come face to face with four intricately woven tapestries taped to the plaza’s walls. Some continued walking, while others paused, entranced by the artwork. Victor De La Rosa, associate professor in the school of art at SF State, is the creator of the tapestries for ...

Being in relationships in your 20s is a mistake

November 3, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit name=”Illustration by Reid Cammack” align=”alignright” width=”483″][/media-credit] Between our fixation with dating apps, our love for shows like “The Bachelor” and our overuse of the term “bae,” our generation is obsessed with relationships. However, your 20s are the absolute worst time in your life to be in one. Your 20s are the first and last time in ...

‘SNL’ should dump Donald Trump

November 3, 2015 Opinion 3 Comments

Most of my family is insanely conservative and racist. Since I only see them once or twice a year, I usually forget how terrible they are, and once I finally see them, I am shocked by their ignorance. Luckily, I won’t have to endure that shock this year. For the past couple months, I have had to ...

Women should not be fearful of weight lifting

November 3, 2015 Opinion

The repetitive thud of footsteps echoes throughout the cardio room in SF State’s Village Fitness Center. A group of girls run on the treadmill, all wearing the same grim expression on their face as they crank out 30 minutes of monotonous cardio. When I enter the weight room, though, I notice a complete gender shift. There are only male ...

SF State wrestling team starts strong at JC Open

November 2, 2015 Sports

SF State’s wrestling team held down the Swamp today at the SF State JC Open, winning one weight class and placing in two others. Redshirt Junior and Sacramento City College transfer Tyson Kuahine twisted up and out of the bottom position to gain control of his opponent, scoring a reversal late in the third period that ...

SF State reports victim beaten and robbed on campus

November 1, 2015 News

A woman was reportedly robbed and beaten with a baseball bat Sunday at SF State, according to a crime safety report sent out to students and faculty. The victim was walking near the designated smoking area by Mary Ward Hall around 1 a.m., according to the report. The victim said she was walking with a friend when three female suspects approached her. One of ...

Stringent gun regulations only way to stanch flow of blood

October 31, 2015 Opinion 10 Comments

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, gun dealers in San Francisco are required “to carry liability insurance, report inventory details and keep records of ammunition sales.” These regulations are in addition ...