Gators brush aside Vulcans with 16 hits

April 27, 2016 Sports

The Gators (19-20) kept their postseason hopes alive as they beat the University of Hawaii at Hilo (7-31) 11-4 in a game dominated by their offense. The Vulcans didn’t stand a chance as they committed three errors while the Gators rallied for 16 hits. Gator first baseman Ryan Burke went 4-for-4 and lead all batters ...

Drug price increases do more damage than pharmaceutical companies care to admit

April 26, 2016 Opinion

In the midst of nonstop election coverage and endless Beyoncé think pieces, the story of an 8.5 percent spending increase of total spending on medicines among the pharmaceutical industry over the last year slipped under the radar. The New York Times reported multiple pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson, Amgem, Gilead, Celgene, and others have ...

‘Dump Trump’ rally advocates for voter registration

April 26, 2016 News

Almost forty students gathered in Malcolm X Plaza chanting “Dump Trump” during an anti-Trump rally Monday, April 25, holding signs with Donald Trump’s face crossed out and printed with the slogan. The event, hosted by the San Francisco Democratic Party, featured speeches by SF State students and San Francisco elected officials. The rally focused on what the speakers called ...

My sorority helped me find my individuality

April 26, 2016 Opinion

If you would have told me four years ago that I would be president of my sorority, I would have laughed in your face. Four years ago, I would have never even fathomed taking on a leadership position, let alone the three I have had since joining my sorority. I was the girl who never ...

I don’t need a squad to turn up

April 26, 2016 Opinion

When DJ super-duo Skrillex and Diplo, collectively known as Jack Ü, played back to back concerts in downtown San Francisco this month, groups of 20-somethings flooded Market Street, their kandi-clad hands clasped together as they migrated to and from each show. Like many of them, I had been awake and at my laptop at 9:59 ...

Student designs emerge from the studio

April 26, 2016 Life

After three intensive months holed up in the apparel design lab in Burk Hall, the ensembles made by junior and senior students will grace the catwalk at “Runway 2016: Emerge” this Thursday, April 28. While many of the designers had finished their final stitches by Monday, some were still sewing. Among them were junior Kelsey Long ...

Track and field program flourishes under second-year head coach

April 26, 2016 Sports

As the Gators successful track and field season nears its end, head coach Kendra Reimer and her staff are prepping the team for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships May 5-7. Reimer’s second year at SF State is coming to an end and she is proud of the quick turnaround of the track and field team. Under Reimer and the coaching staff, many of ...

Students and faculty break a sweat during annual 5K race

April 26, 2016 Life

In the early morning hours, Malcolm X Plaza, usually desolate during the weekend, was energized by a modest but eager crowd dressed in purple and gold shirts, tight running shorts and brightly colored Lycra. The group of around 100 people was there for the sixth annual SF State 5K Walk, Run & Roll Sunday, April 24, a ...

MFA Art Grads Showcase Latest Works

April 26, 2016 Life

Shannon Abac’s biomorphic ceramic sculptures, dripping in glossy color, mingle with nearby woven textiles by Kimberly Arteche, depicting deliberate, close crops of pixelated photographs in muted, warm tones. Leah Virsik’s suspended forest of deconstructed denim jeans, imposing and comforting, hang in a giant, perfect cube near Nash Bellows’ floor-to-ceiling grid of paintings with layers of curving shapes, sharp ...

Earth Day is more important now than ever

April 21, 2016 Opinion

This Friday will mark the 46th annual Earth Day. Since this holiday isn’t accompanied by raucous partying, excessive drinking or any special types of food, like many popular holidays are, it may seem like one of the more insignificant holidays. Even if you don’t usually care about Earth Day, you should care about this one. ...

Gators early game error costly in defeat to Pioneers

April 21, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team returned to Maloney Field Wednesday looking to end its four-game losing streak, but a rough start pushed the Cal State East Bay Pioneers over the Gators, 6-2. “To play like that in the first couple innings is not fun,” assistant coach Tyler LaTorre said. “We try to prepare ourselves as ...

Latinx students share stories of familial struggles

April 19, 2016 Life

“My dad became a citizen in 1993,” said senior Latinx studies major Maria Gonzalez-Chavez. “He was very vocal about racism and discrimination. He called people out, and sometimes he would get in trouble for it because people would be like, ‘Who is this brown man standing up for himself?’” Gonzalez-Chavez is a first-generation Xicana whose ...

Your bindi is not trendy

April 19, 2016 Opinion 5 Comments

Fashion trends at summer festivals often come under scrutiny for their cultural appropriation. Bindis have been one of the biggest trends at festivals and it needs to stop. Summer festivals like Coachella have their own fashion and set their own trends. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Vanessa Hudgens are among the ...

The experience of music festivals outweighs the cost

April 19, 2016 Opinion

It’s that time of year again – when girls wear flower crowns, fanny packs come back in style and fratty electro-bros feel the need to shotgun a beer at 8 a.m. Yes, festival season has returned. Coachella Weekend 1 has just passed, and now others, like myself, are gearing up for Weekend 2. Although I still don’t have ...

Student band rocks the Annex

April 19, 2016 Life

Long lines stretched out to North State Drive. The crowd was dancing and cheering as the multicolored LED lights shimmered on the walls and stage. A giant banner read, “Rhythms Music Festival” as the 2016 “Battle of the Bands” winner Faux Foe Fox emerged from a veil of smoke to open for headliner Kehlani. “When ...

Women scientists foster community with new club

April 19, 2016 News

Women majoring in physics and astronomy at SF State can now easily network with each other, thanks to a new club on campus. Formed in November 2015 by physics lecturer Dr. Reiko Toriumi, the Women In Physics and Astronomy club was founded to support the community of female physics and astronomy majors within SF State, according ...

The creation of the College of Ethnic Studies

April 19, 2016 Multimedia 1 Comment

The fight to create the College of Ethnic Studies redefined SF State’s core values and identity. The college was the first of its kind in the US and the strike that led to it remains the longest campus strike in U.S. history. Timeline information from the SF State Archive, Lib Guide: SFSC Student-led Strike Materials, ...

Gators look to make late-season conference splash

April 19, 2016 Sports

Under new head coach Tony Schifano, the Gators are off to a solid 16-17 start, but must keep their foot on the gas as they look to make a push into the postseason with an underwhelming 9-13 conference record. The Gators started out the season strong, winning seven of their 12 first games, a better ...

Fashion students redesign bookstore duds

April 19, 2016 Life

A jumble of mannequins and measuring tape provides the backdrop for apparel design student Becky Tu as she pins the sleeve on an upcycled ’90s-inspired bomber jacket. Its waterproof shell is made with a deconstructed umbrella. Tu, 27, has been pinning and patterning, pulling 12-hour workdays with her peers in preparation for “Runway 2016: Emerge,” SF ...

Annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival brings scripts to life

April 19, 2016 Life

An awakened puppet, a lovable narcissist, a crippled coal miner and online lovers – these are just a few characters that will soon jump from page to stage at the annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival. Plays that “bend form and perception” will be read at Z Space and the Poetry Center as collaboration between the creative ...

Free market system devalues education

April 19, 2016 Opinion

After having spent four months at an American university, one of the biggest differences I have noticed is how education here, contrary to Scandinavia, is something you pay for and, in that sense, a part of the free market. This affects a lot of things in and around American universities and their approach to teaching, which I ...

Gators axed by Lumberjacks on Senior Day

April 17, 2016 Sports

The grass was a shimmering green and the sun was shining Saturday afternoon, but it was a cloudy day for the SF State softball team as they lost a weekend doubleheader against third ranked Humboldt State. The Gators lost game one 5-3, and came close to winning game two, but fell short 4-3. “I’m extremely ...

Bonita Tindle breaks silence about viral dreadlocks video

April 16, 2016 News 170 Comments

Bonita Tindle spoke out on her Facebook page for the first time since the video of a confrontation between her and a white student with dreadlocks, Cory Goldstein, went viral March 28. Tindle talked about how her life has changed significantly over the past few weeks regarding the contents of this video. She stated in ...

Students rally for transparency at SF State

April 15, 2016 News 1 Comment

A group of around 25 students rallied on 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday to bring attention to the wide range of issues affecting SF State as of late. Issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies, the California Faculty Association and an independent financial analysis released last week were among the concerns of the students. “Hey ...

IDEAS gets closer to confirming Dream center

April 15, 2016 News

Associated Students, Inc. voted to support a Dream Center for undocumented students on campus last Wednesday, April 13. “The goal is to let the institution know that undocumented students are here and we are your classmates,” said Miguel Castillo, graphic design major and president of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success, the group that proposed ...

Student DJ winner will open for Kehlani

April 14, 2016 Life

What seemed to be a complete no show quickly escalated, as The Depot filled with Gator students who witnessed Ryan Pau win the 2016 DJ Competition Wednesday night. “In my opinion, I thought it went really well,” said Sam White, the special events assistant for the Associated Students, Inc. “We’ve had some troubles in the past ...

Candidates face off in ASI presidential race: Q&A

April 12, 2016 News

CORRECTION: In the print version of this article, the candidates’ responses to questions 5-7 appeared under the wrong names. Shannon Deloso’s responses appeared under Evan Gothelf’s name and Gothelf’s responses appeared under Deloso’s name. ASI elections for the Fall 2016 semester kicked off this week. Fifteen positions are available and students have until Friday, April 15 to ...

San Francisco leads the way with new family leave bill

April 12, 2016 Opinion

San Francisco’s new paid family leave law is a big step forward for advocates of the cause. New parents who have worked for a company for at least 180 days will now be entitled to six weeks of fully paid leave. This plan places San Francisco leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the ...

Kobe Bryant irreplaceable to the very end

April 12, 2016 Opinion

There will never be another Kobe Bryant. His competitive drive to be the best ever was second to none. His teammates have reinforced the fact that Kobe’s the hardest-working player to ever step on the hardwood. He was willing to outwork everyone to be the very best. I attended my first Lakers game last year, in ...