Gators trounced in series finale

February 28, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team had its five-game winning streak snapped Sunday, as they fell to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos, 7-4 The loss was the continuation of game two of Saturday’s doubleheader. The two teams then played another game, the final match-up of the series, but it did not go well for the Gators ...

Women’s track and field athletes crack top-10 all-time lists

February 28, 2016 Sports

The SF State women’s track and field team rewrote the University record book during the 2016 Johnny Mathis Invitational at Cox Stadium Saturday, Feb. 27. First, sophomore and civil engineering major Adriana Calva decimated the first-place all-time Gator record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. “I mean, … that’s amazing,” said SF State head track and field coach ...

Gators ride down Broncos in extra innings

February 28, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team notched their fifth straight victory Saturday, stunning the No. 25 ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 5-4 in extra innings. Game two of the scheduled double header was cut short due to daylight, but the Gators took game one in dramatic fashion. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th inning, ...

Photography book revisits the Philippine Revolution

February 25, 2016 Life

Pulitzer Prize winner and SF State assistant professor of photojournalism Kim Komenich celebrated the release of his book “Revolution Revisited” with a photography exhibition and book signing Tuesday at Leica Store San Francisco. The release comes three decades after Komenich, 59, documented the Philippine People Power Revolution with over 30,000 photographs, earning him the 1987 ...

GUPs demonstrates solidarity with Palestinian journalist

February 23, 2016 News 2 Comments

The General Union of Palestine Students came together at Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of solidarity with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq, who is being imprisoned without charges by the Israeli government and is currently on a hunger strike. Rabab Abdulhadi, associate professor of race and resistance studies and an advisor and founder ...

Sustainability of new wellness center highlighted at community meeting

February 23, 2016 News 1 Comment

Capital Planning, Design and Construction met Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Jack Adams Hall with the campus community to discuss the sustainability features of the new Mashouf Wellness Center. The $85.6 million Mashouf Wellness Center will include cutting-edge water and energy efficiency, and plans to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification from ...

Update: Students meet as financial issues loom for Ethnic Studies

February 23, 2016 News 1 Comment

Graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies met Tuesday to discuss and finalize their demands in the face of financial difficulty for the college. Students and faculty learned last week that the College of Ethnic Studies is facing financial difficulty and may face cuts, the Golden Gate Xpress previously reported. According to ...

Faculty showcase personal stories through artwork in student-run exhibit

February 23, 2016 Life

The Fine Arts Gallery was bustling Tuesday night, with faculty and student conversations echoing throughout the large room. The white walls were well-lit, highlighting the faculty members’ artwork while students were immersed in their professors’ personal pieces. Four intricately woven tapestries showcasing four different residents of the Mission were hung up on a wall, staring ...

Gators on offensive tear after fourth straight victory

February 23, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team secured their fourth straight victory Tuesday, defeating the Sonoma State Seawolves 6-1. The victory improved the Gators’ record to 6-4 on the season. The score suggests Tuesday’s game was a blowout, but the game was tight for much of its duration. The Seawolves struck first, scoring in the first inning, ...

Student protests lead to new electronic water fountains

February 23, 2016 News

Filtered water bottle filling stations and drinking fountains will soon replace five standard water fountains on campus. The Office of Sustainability and President Leslie E. Wong initiated this project, which was supported by students and staff in large numbers after protestors filled the pouring rights open forum last semester. “They will help remind people that they are actually helping ...

Kanye’s ego shines through on new album

February 23, 2016 Opinion

Kanye West has unapologetically put his ego on full blast in his new album, “The Life of Pablo.” I’m not one who agrees with everything he says or does, but that’s the Kanye of today – an egotistical artist who says and does what he wants. Kanye recently admitted on Twitter that his ego is ...

Win for debate team opens door to nationals

February 23, 2016 News

SF State’s forensics team snagged a victory this weekend, taking first place in the District Qualifier and Pacific Championship at the University of Southern California. The tournament, held Sunday, Feb. 21 and Monday, Feb. 22, consisted of five match-ups against Stanford University, USC, Fresno State, Arizona State University and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It ...

Cis actors continue to take credit for trans rights

February 23, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

When I heard the news that a movie would be made based on the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, I was cautiously optimistic. When I heard that Eddie Redmayne, a cisgender actor, would be playing Elbe, that optimism plummeted. This isn’t the first time a cisgender actor has been cast in the role of ...

Bible thumpers should hate less and love more

February 23, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

I’ve always had a strong, “you-do-you” policy when it comes to religion. You do you, and you believe in what you want, as long as you aren’t harming anyone. Growing up, I remember sitting in my Sunday school class and thinking, “Hey guys, this isn’t for me. You all look ridiculous with your hands in ...

Former Giants’ minor league catcher turns to coaching

February 23, 2016 Sports

After 10 years in minor league baseball, nine of which he played in the San Francisco Giants’ minor league system, new SF State assistant baseball coach Tyler LaTorre is thrilled to begin a career in coaching. Just last March, LaTorre signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and was playing for the Biloxi Shuckers, ...

Design gallery expects to offer innovative exhibitions

February 23, 2016 Life

SF State began construction on a 2,000-square-foot design gallery over winter break on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The gallery, set to open Fall 2016, is part of a larger project that includes the new dance studio that opened this semester in the Creative Arts Building and the reopening of the Global ...

Gators offense stymied by Coyotes

February 22, 2016 Sports

The SF State softball team fell short after losing a doubleheader series against Cal State San Bernardino. Game 1  The Gators quickly started off fine up until a rough fourth inning contributed to a 7-0 defeat. The Gators found themselves trailing in the fourth when sophomore starting pitcher Lindsey Cassidy gave up four runs. Junior ...

Women’s basketball remains upbeat after senior night loss

February 21, 2016 Sports

In what would be four seniors’ last game at The Swamp on senior night, the SF State women’s basketball team came up just short of an epic comeback against the Sonoma State Seawolves. The Gators lost 50-44, in large part due to a sluggish first half in which they shot only 22 percent from the ...

Men’s basketball wins in epic fashion on senior night

February 21, 2016 Sports

Nothing less than a triple overtime gauntlet victory would have done justice to the SF State men’s basketball team on senior night. The Gators defeated the Sonoma State Seawolves 80-76, clinching a playoff berth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. Floyd Wormley, Andre Jones, Jon McMurry and Justice Howard, all seniors, were honored before ...

Near perfect pitching leads Gators past Urban Knights

February 21, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team defeated the Academy of Art Urban knights 5-1 Saturday at Maloney Field. It was virtually mistake-free baseball, and a dominant performance by starting pitcher Matt Hernandez, that improved the Gators’ record to 4-4 on the season. The Gators only error on the day aided the Urban Knights in taking a ...

Student band opens rock concert

February 20, 2016 Life

What at first seemed to be a no-show quickly turned around as The Depot filled up, drawing a crowd of 30 to 40 people as White Skies prepared for their show Thursday night. White Skies, a five-member student band, performed as an opening act on Thursday night at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center for two ...

SF State to potentially cut College of Ethnic Studies budget

February 18, 2016 News 3 Comments

Faculty in the College of Ethnic Studies were informed in a meeting this morning about upcoming budget cuts that would drastically reduce the amount of classes available to students for the upcoming fall semester. Shannon Deloso, the Ethnic Studies representative for Associated Students, Inc., attended this morning’s meeting and was upset to hear the news. ...

Key win moves women’s basketball into playoff discussion

February 18, 2016 Sports

The Swamp erupted with cheers from the SF State faithful Wednesday night as the SF State women’s basketball team crushed the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs 75-52 for their fourth straight win. “I thought we played like a team, maybe more than we have all year,” Gator’s head coach Dennis Cox said. “I mean, we had ...

Students flock to AT&T park to enjoy Giants FanFest

February 16, 2016 News

A sea of people, decked out in orange and black, wraps around AT&T Park, patiently waiting in a seemingly never-ending line into the ballpark. Inside is the same herd of orange and black, not only in the stands, but swarming across the field. Fans are excitedly running around, snapping selfies and pushing through crowds to catch a glimpse ...

Major League Soccer isn’t a Retirement League

February 16, 2016 Opinion

Soccer is more than just a sport. It’s passion; it’s a religion – it’s a work of art. It doesn’t matter where you play the game; it’s the same set of rules, playing time and ball. Some soccer fans might agree that Europe is home to some of the most prominent soccer leagues in the world, but that ...

Lack of advertising curbs student exposure to app

February 16, 2016 News

The developers of SF State Mobile, the college’s first-ever mobile app, are seeking feedback from students to determine which features should be included in the platform’s second iteration. A lack of advertisement of version one, however, has stymied students’ exposure to the app and left the developers with limited feedback since the app’s debut Feb. 3. Inquiries ...

Update: SF State bans hoverboards from campus

February 16, 2016 News

An email to the student body Monday morning announced that the 2016 Housing License Agreement has added hoverboards to the list of wheeled items that are banned on campus. “Safety is dependent on our commitment to each other,” said President Leslie E. Wong at a safety meeting Thursday, Feb. 11. Wong, Vice President Luoluo Hong and University Police Department ...

Student designers reveal concepts for their spring runway collections

February 16, 2016 Life

On the fourth floor of Burk Hall, scissors are snipping, sewing machines are whirring, and naked, faceless dress forms are looming in the background as senior designers begin to bring their clothing concepts to life. Ruler in hand, apparel design and merchandising student Wei Kong maps out the pattern for a pair of pants. For Kong and her ...

U.S. must stand against petty politicians

February 16, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack Saturday, and Republican senators wasted no time in letting the U.S. know that they would block any attempt by President Barack Obama to nominate a new justice. The Republicans, who have enjoyed a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for nearly 40 years – according to a 2012 study from ...

Apparel Design lecturer inspires with new boutique in the Mission

February 16, 2016 Life

[slideshow_deploy id=’70589′] Inside a bright studio boutique in the Mission, Danette Scheib leans across her design table and a spool of plaid fabric. Tugging at loose threads, she straightens for a moment and begins to wonder aloud if the material might be stretchier than she remembered. Perhaps, too stretchy for a high-waisted pant. The design ...

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ ignites controversy in White America

February 16, 2016 Opinion

Public service announcement to those who are shaming Beyoncé for expressing her “blackness”: she owes you nothing. Beyoncé shocked the world during her Super Bowl halftime performance showcasing her new single, “Formation.” Her performance featured all black female dancers who were dressed as members of the Black Panther Party to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary. ...