Road sharing with ride-sharing leads cab cooperative to bankruptcy

January 26, 2016 News

When it comes to getting around San Francisco, students have wide range of options. Despite filing for bankruptcy Friday, the city’s largest taxicab co-op, Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc., remains one of those options. Though many students surmised SF Yellow Cab filing for bankruptcy reflects the burgeoning app-based ride-sharing market, pointing to companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and ...

Winter break leaves campus desolate

January 26, 2016 Life

Students have settled back onto campus after the long hiatus of winter break as reuniting smiles, crowded walkways and lingering lines in the bookstore signify the beginning of the spring semester. However, just a few weeks before, SF State was a barren ghost town for those who decided to call campus home for the more than five-week-long break. “I ...

CFA threaten to strike while waiting for decision

January 26, 2016 News

The California Faculty Association is on the verge of a system–wide strike for a 5 percent salary raise for all CSU faculty members. Currently the CFA and the CSU are in the fact-finding process, which is when a neutral third party receives a written brief from both sides and writes a report that will essentially become the final verdict. The report ...

FDA under scrutiny for putting business interests first

January 26, 2016 Life

[media-credit id=369 align=”aligncenter” width=”430″][/media-credit]  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders moved to block President Barack Obama’s nominee for the head of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, criticizing his cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, according to Reuters. The FDA’s current leadership faced similar criticisms last year after an investigation led by the New York attorney ...

Freshman center on pace to break record

January 26, 2016 Sports

In sports, the saying goes, “Defense wins championships.” In basketball, one of the best facets of a great defense is a defensive anchor down in the paint. Freshman Kiara Ginwright is the Gators’ defensive enforcer down low, and she is on pace to shatter the school record for most blocked shots in a season. Ginwright has 69 blocks ...

Midseason review: Defense and depth key to Gators postseason push

January 26, 2016 Sports

It has been an up-and-down season so far for the men’s basketball team, who are looking to make a strong push at the end of the season to secure a playoff spot. The top eight teams out of the 13 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association make it into the postseason. The Gators are currently tied ...

Hoverboards on campus are cause for concern

January 26, 2016 Opinion

On my daily trudges across campus between classes, I don’t usually stop to concern myself with other people’s activities. Lately, however, I’ve been noticing people riding peculiar new devices called “hoverboards,” and it has me very worried. While witnessing someone glide around on a hoverboard is a strange sight to behold, that’s not what bothers me. In fact, ...

Tatum’s performance drags down ‘Lip Sync Battle’

January 26, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit id=294 align=”alignnone” width=”369″][/media-credit]  January is my favorite month of the year, mostly because it’s my birthday month. I spend all month surrounding myself with positive images to remind myself of my glorious wonder. But this year, a week into this sacred month, my 31-day-long birthday celebration was ruined by Channing Tatum. My Facebook and Twitter feed was ...

Amy Schumer labeled feminist despite misogynist ‘Trainwreck’

January 26, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Actress Amy Schumer is widely, and wrongly, regarded as a feminist. Contributing to this misconception are her ballsy, empowering speeches, including her acceptance speech for last week’s Critics’ Choice Award’s MVP Award for her performance in the 2015 film “Trainwreck,” in which she proudly introduced herself as a “plus-plus-size actress.” She also shared a booty-call story from her ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL BOUNCES BACK WITH CRUCIAL WIN

January 24, 2016 Sports

SF State beat the California State University Monterey Bay Otters for the second time this season with an up-tempo offense and defensive intensity, the final score being 85-78. The 85 points are the most the Gators have scored in a game this season. Forty of the points were scored in the paint, and the Gator ...

OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION PROPELS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO VICTORY

January 24, 2016 Sports

SF State (5-12) snapped its five game losing streak Saturday night by beating the California State University Monterey Bay Otters 57-49. The Gators stagnant offense came to life in the fourth quarter, where they scored 24 of their 57 points. Tatsiana Dashkevich was a big part of the Gators offensive explosion. She scored a game ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL LOSES HEARTBREAKER IN OVERTIME

January 23, 2016 Sports

SF State battled in a hard-nosed game against the California State University East Bay Pioneers, but ultimately came up short in a 75-77 overtime loss. The Gators started the game strong and jumped out to an early 17-7 lead. The lead slipped away, and the Gators ended the half trailing 30-37. “I thought we were ...

BRUTAL FOURTH QUARTER DOOMS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 23, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators (4-12) seasonal woes continued Friday night, as they were blown out 39-70 by the California State University East Bay Pioneers (14-4). The Gators kept pace with the Pioneers throughout the first three quarters, but an abysmal fourth quarter was their downfall. Going into the fourth, the Gators trailed 35-43. SF State was ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL SUFFERS ROUGH DEFEAT TO TRITONS

January 9, 2016 Sports

SF State (7-5) fell to 1-5 in conference games after suffering a 73-48 loss to University of California, San Diego (11-2). The 25 point differential is the Gators biggest loss of the season. The Gators shot 27 percent from the field and 24 percent from the 3-point line. “We we’re open. We got good looks ...

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROUTED BY TRITONS

January 9, 2016 Sports

SF State (4-8) never stood a chance as University of California, San Diego (11-2) cruised to a 93-34 victory, nearly tripling the Gators score. The lead only changed once and the Tritons never gave it back. “We didn’t talk on defense, that’s how they got open shots and they made pretty much all of them,” ...