Hermanos Unidos celebrates Halloween with community service

October 31, 2016 Life

While most college students center their Halloween festivities around costumes and partying, members of SF State’s Hermanos Unidos used the holiday as an opportunity for community service. Just days before Halloween, a few members of HU delivered 100 hand-made activity kits for sick children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital of Stanford. Approximately 15 members ...

Senior day spoiled as Gators season ends with 1-0 lost

October 30, 2016 Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team season and playoffs dreams came to an end with a heartbreaking 1-0 lost on senior day against the Stanislaus State Warriors Saturday afternoon at Cox Stadium. The Gators finished the 2016 season with an 8-7-3 overall record and a 4-6-2 CCAA record. “We played with a lot of heart and ...

Gators end season on senior day with 2-0 shutout win

October 30, 2016 Sports

SF State’s men’s soccer team recorded their first non-losing season in the CCAA since joining the conference in 1998 with a 2-0 shutout victory over the visiting Stanislaus State Warriors on Senior day. The Gators finished the season on a three-game winning streak but missed the playoffs, ending their season with an overall record of ...

Ethnic Studies speakers series continues with event on clean energy

October 28, 2016 News

The College of Ethnic Studies speaker series continued last week by raising awareness of the harm caused by large utility companies like PG&E. Jessica Tovar, organizer for Local Clean Energy Alliance, led a discussion which included the audience by covering issues with utility companies, such as the requirement to sell 33 percent renewable power by ...

League of Filipino Students talk peace in the name of sovereignty

October 28, 2016 News

The League of Filipino Students discussed the civil conflict between the government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines during a presentation at the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center last week.   “It’s kind of weird, right now in the Philippines that the national sovereignty movement, where everybody is being really nationalistic, ...

Armed robbery occurs at student dorms, no injuries reported

October 28, 2016 News

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that “several attempts were made to contact the University for more information regarding the robbery,” when if fact Golden Gate Xpress made two phone calls to the University for a statement but did not leave a message requesting comment and did not make any other attempts.   ...

Sluggish start may foil playoff dreams for women’s soccer

October 28, 2016 Sports

After 100 minutes in a rainy, double overtime battle, Tia Sidtikun of Cal State East Bay capitalized on a late Gator error to score her second goal of the game to defeat SF State 2-1 at Cox Stadium on Thursday. “We picked the wrong day to not show up,” said a visibly frustrated SF State ...

Voting rights remain an issue for undocumented students

October 27, 2016 News 1 Comment

In a time of anti-undocumented rhetoric, the idea of voting rights remains a beacon of hope for undocumented Americans eager to join the political process. “Because voting is considered both a right and a privilege, it’s malleable in a lot of cases to the political right, unfortunately,” said political science professor Marcela Garcia-Castanon. The 2016 ...

Student Health Services promotes wellness with Halloween spirit

October 27, 2016 Life

Student Health Services hosted a Halloween-themed open house Wednesday to promote stress management techniques and student success. The Student Health Center was transformed into a Halloween house and costumed staff handed out treats to attract students to come in and talk about stress management techniques. The SHS Open House planning committee thought this was the ...

Frat brother chooses goats over chemicals

October 26, 2016 Multimedia

Over the summer English major, Parker Sha, purchased three goats from craigslist.org in a venture to start a goat grazing business. Since the launch, Sha has gained multiple clients and has even expanded into goat breeding. What began as an ecologically friendly way to boost his income has now become a big part of Sha’s life.

PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CANDIDATE TALKS SOCIALISM

October 26, 2016 Multimedia

[media-credit id=416 align=”alignleft” width=”534″][/media-credit] Gloria La Riva doesn’t expect to become the next American president. She knows the odds are stacked against any third-party nominee, let alone a socialist. But that isn’t stopping her from running for the second time. In some states, La Riva will be on the ballot with vice presidential candidate Dennis ...

‘Modern Family’ plays lip service to social progress

October 26, 2016 Opinion

“Modern Family,” now in its eighth season, has the baffling ability to be simultaneously progressive and outdated. For a TV show that boasts both a gay couple and an interracial couple as part of the main cast, it still manages to rely heavily on stereotypes that are tiresome, irritating and sometimes deeply offensive. This season’s ...

Voting Locations: An Interactive Map of Where You Can Vote

October 26, 2016 Multimedia

Election Day is November 8. Do you know where your local polling place is? There are several polling places throughout San Francisco neighborhoods and districts. The following polling locations presented are just an example of one polling location in each district. If you are interested in finding a polling place that is more convenient, type ...

Poli-sci major fights for refugee education

October 26, 2016 News

Alisar Mustafa wants to change the lives of those affected by the civil war in her homeland of Syria through awareness and education. Mustafa is a 20-year-old junior majoring in political science and minoring in Middle East and Islamic studies at SF State. “Even though I lived there for 14 years, studying it from a ...

Linguist frames presidential debate

October 26, 2016 News

“Trump uses the brains of others to his advantage. He has 50 years of experience as a self-interested salesman,” said former UC Berkeley linguistics professor and author George Lakoff during his “Framing the Debate” lecture at SF State last week. Lakoff’s analytical presentation on Trump’s language and behavior began by explaining the neural mind of ...

Panel discusses Syrian refugee crisis

October 26, 2016 News

Guests helped themselves to authentic Syrian food and received henna tattoos for cash donations at the “Hearts for Syria” panel discussion held in the J. Paul Leonard Library Monday night. Approximately 35 people attended the third discussion panel of its kind, coordinated by SF State student Alisar Mustafa. “I really wanted different global perspectives,” Mustafa ...

‘J.K. Rowling of the Chinese Speaking World’ visits SF State

October 26, 2016 Life

Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Jimmy Liao’s translator as Chris Lee, but it has been corrected to Professor Chris Li of the Chinese Program at SF State.  Hundreds gathered in SF State’s McKenna Theatre on Saturday for a sold-out reading by celebrated children’s book author and illustrator Jimmy “Jimi” Liao. Due in part ...

Peace and Freedom Party candidate talks socialism

October 26, 2016 News

Gloria La Riva doesn’t expect to become the next American president. She knows the odds are stacked against any third-party nominee, let alone a socialist. But that isn’t stopping her from running for the second time. In some states, La Riva will be on the ballot with vice presidential candidate Dennis Banks as the Peace ...

First-Generation voters prepare for Election Day

October 26, 2016 Life

In fifth grade, Iliana Jacobo helped her parents study for their American citizenship so they could live in the U.S. as free citizens. This year, Jacobo will see their hard work pay off as she votes alongside her parents on Nov. 8. Jacobo, a marketing major, believes one of the most important issues this election ...

Trump blurs line between entertainment and politics

October 26, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Remember when you were told as a kid that if you ignore someone, they’ll just go away? Well America has done a really terrible job of ignoring Donald Trump. We’ve all fallen for countless clickbait news links and shown our friends the latest bigoted thing he says. But every time the news talk about him, ...

If Donald Trump were president of our university, he would be fired

October 26, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos ” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit] Imagine if we had a president at our University who would not allow undocumented students to receive an education, made birth control difficult to get and who spoke disrespectfully about women, people with disabilities and people of color. If the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, was president of ...

Gators volleyball player fulfills her dream in the U.S

October 25, 2016 Sports

A big smile immediately spread across setter Linda Aerne’s face when asked about her love for volleyball. Passion for the sport ultimately encouraged Aerne to travel independently from Zurich, Switzerland to the United States in pursuit of expanding her volleyball career. Since Aerne’s arrival at the University in 2015, her game has progressed significantly. In ...

Seventh annual costume dodgeball brings record turnout

October 25, 2016 Life

Cobwebs, skeletons and caution tape transformed The Gymnasium Thursday night, which hosted over 100 students dressed in costumes for the Halloween-themed dodgeball tournament. The campus recreation department held the seventh annual event with a record high of 16 teams in participation, all clad in various wild costumes in the spirit of the season. Teams dressed ...

Drought not nixed despite bouts of heavy rainfall

October 24, 2016 News

Over the weekend, the unfamiliar sound of the pitter patter of rain intensified to a din as people donned their rain boots and lugged around their waterlogged umbrellas in the first rainstorm that San Francisco has seen since March. Despite the early rainfall however, California’s drought is far from over. In the space of three ...

Exhibition explores Pacific Islander narrative

October 24, 2016 Life

A crowd gathered outside the Associated Student Art Gallery on Thursday evening anticipating the “Being Pacific” exhibition’s opening reception to commence. Each painting, photograph and artifact within the gallery related to a cultural aspect belonging to the Pacific Islander identity. A strong connection to the ocean was evoked in many of the art pieces and ...

Student seeks unconventional relationship by unconventional means

October 22, 2016 Life

While many young people who are seeking a relationship turn to online dating apps, Alex Wong decided he would try an unusual approach. Wong, a broadcast and electronic communication arts graduate student, posted flyers in the Humanities, Health and Social Sciences and Business buildings seeking responses from women who are willing to engage in a ...

Gators unable to capitalize, fall to Pioneers

October 22, 2016 Sports

Women’s volleyball set a season high in digs, 68, but lost another match, falling 3-1 against CSU East Bay Pioneers on Friday. The Gators wore pink ribbons in their hair to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Dig Pink Night. Aside from the special night, the Gators got nervous, which affected the team performance, according ...

University begins conversion to gender-inclusive bathrooms

October 22, 2016 Life 1 Comment

In an effort to accommodate students of all genders, SF State has started converting single-stall restrooms to be gender-inclusive. The University currently has 13 gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus and is moving toward finalizing plans to convert all single-occupancy bathrooms in an attempt to be compliant with a new state law. “The dean of students office ...

Ethnic Studies seeks funding in new grant application

October 21, 2016 News

The College of Ethnic Studies has applied for a $100 million grant in hopes of expanding the College’s reach and impact. The 100&Change grant, provided by the MacArthur Foundation, is open to any organization and has received an estimate of 10,000 applications from all over the world. “I heard about it on NPR, and I ...

LGBT History Month forgets own history

October 21, 2016 Opinion 3 Comments

When you visit the LGBT History Month’s website, you’re presented with a list of 31 famous members of the community, one for each day of the month. These icons, as they’re referred to on the website, are selected based on their success in their career, their status as a celebrity or political figure, or their ...

Millennials are not selfish, we are realistic

October 21, 2016 Opinion

It’s no secret that millennials have been dubbed the “selfish generation.” There are many attributes we possess that have given us this reputation. But the one that irks me the most is the fact that many of us are in no rush to settle down, with only 26 percent of us getting married between the ...

Trump continues clumsy references to Latinos in final debate

October 20, 2016 News

“We have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out,” republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said during the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas, NV. Trump’s use of the word hombre, which is the Spanish word for man, marked a bizarre bilingual moment that may have further alienated ...