Holiday Weigh-In helps students stay on track with fitness goals

November 30, 2016 Life

After a short week away from school, some students returned to campus regretting their holiday indulgences. “Looking back at what I ate during thanksgiving, I’m kind of like – uh that was a lot – I kind of need to get back into getting healthy again,” said kinesiology major, Briana Duculan. Knowing how hard it ...

What Trump’s administration could mean for the LGBTQ community

November 30, 2016 Life 1 Comment

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, Dani Alvarez admitted to feeling fear stepping out of the house in clothes that would be stereotypically be considered feminine. Alvarez, a biology major, identifies as gender nonconforming and while sometimes they dress more masculine, there are times that they prefer to dress more feminine by wearing heels ...

ASI event to commemorate World AIDS Day

November 30, 2016 Life

Associated Students Inc. and the AIDS Coordinating Committee at SF State are planning an all-day event to commemorate the 28th annual World AIDS Day. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, will offer various activities such as free HIV antibody testing in the student health center, a visit from the Rafiki Coalition ...

Basketball siblings share court for first time

November 30, 2016 Sports

For the first time in their lives, brothers AJ and Jash Kahlon stepped onto the court together in the first game of the season earlier this month, playing as teammates on SF State men’s basketball team. “It’s a once in a lifetime thing,” Jash said. “Basketball is not going to be forever, but these are ...

Crab returns to Vista Room with clean bill of health

November 30, 2016 News

Steaming bowls of cioppino are one of the dishes that may be graced with the return of crab to the kitchens of the student-run Vista Room this winter. Crabbing season was shut down last year on the California coast due to a harmful algae that was being found in dungeness crabs. “Last year the entire ...

Students write letters in support of Standing Rock protesters

November 30, 2016 News 1 Comment

ECO students gathered Monday afternoon to encourage the SF State community to stand with supporters demanding protection for Standing Rock by contacting their local representatives to push President Obama to take action. Liana Derus, president of ECO students, created the Facebook event called Letter Writing And Calling Reps For Standing Rock over the weekend when ...

Every day should be Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 30, 2016 Opinion

November is Transgender Awareness Month and it’s always thoughtfully capped off with Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes trans people who have lost their lives to violence. I know I don’t speak for all trans people, but I for one love having a whole month dedicated to awareness ending on a grim note that also ...

Blood-soaked legacy continues in North Dakota

November 30, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”485″][/media-credit] This past week, many Americans gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, unconcerned with the ongoing violence against Native American families who are currently being stripped of their human rights in what has become another continuation of the genocide of Thanksgiving. Beginning on Tuesday, police and United States Army ...

SF State hosts post-election Community Forum

November 29, 2016 Multimedia

SF State hosted a Community Forum on November 10, to allow students and faculty a safe space to voice their feelings and opinions regarding Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. The event held in Jack Adams Hall, was lead by Derethia Duval, the director of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center. Read more: Emotions Run ...

Waiting on the sun

November 26, 2016 Multimedia

Approximately 5,000 people from around the Bay Area gathered on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to celebrate the sunrise on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Held annually since 1975, the ceremony commemorates the occupation of the island by the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement in 1969. This year the International Indian Treaty Council who organizes the annual gathering ...

Faculty accuse SF State of breaching contracts

November 25, 2016 News 1 Comment

What constitutes a legally binding contract? The answer to that question has several SF State faculty members at odds with University administration. An article published by Inside Higher Ed on Monday has exposed what seven professors are calling a breach of contract, and that number is quickly growing. It is common practice for universities to ...

Black Friday cuts into family time for working students

November 25, 2016 Life

The frenzied post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition called Black Friday, with its promise of door-busting sales and extended store hours, can be stressful for shoppers and retail employees alike. For students like Ashley Rogers, a sophomore who works at clothing store H&M, the shopping holiday meant spending her first Thanksgiving without her family. “My family lives in ...

Gators hold off Warriors’ late rally to secure victory

November 23, 2016 Sports

Up by six points with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter, as the Gators saw their lead quickly trimmed down to two in less than 20 seconds,  they remained composed and prevented the William Jessup University Warriors from doing any more damage to win 60-52. “We kept our poise offensively and we executed down the ...

Gators keeper kneels in solidarity

November 16, 2016 Sports

On a summer night Arianna Wesley was almost hit by a car on her stroll to the gym. She exchanged words with the the driver, a white male, who responded by popping his head out the window. When he saw that Wesley was a Black woman, he replied “Shut up, Shaniqua,” turning a stereotypical Black ...

IDEAS discusses undocumented student safety

November 16, 2016 News 1 Comment

Representatives of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success spoke to the academic senate on Tuesday about their concerns for the safety of SF State’s undocumented community on campus in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as America’s next president. Pamela Ortiz, president of IDEAS, and Janet Lopez, a member of the organization, explained ...

An open letter to all Americans

November 16, 2016 Opinion 2 Comments

Slinging derogatory terms around to describe political leanings has become commonplace in modern American discourse – neither the left-wing nor the alt-right are innocent in that. But one word you don’t hear in many of our polarized conversations of late is the only one that really matters: human. There was a time when politicians and ...

My relatives’ love of Trump brings hateful rhetoric to Thanksgiving dinner

November 16, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] At the start of Thanksgiving break last year, I was excited. I was looking forward to spending the holiday with my uncle, cousins and grandpa, despite the tedious two-hour drive to Sacramento. Sitting around a cramped table with family, re-connecting over roast turkey and steaming plates of mashed potatoes ...

SPEAK prepares for national slam poetry competition

November 15, 2016 Life

After holding their last open mic of the semester on Tuesday, Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds are organizing a slam poetry team and setting their sights on national competition. While SPEAK’s monthly open mics are open to everyone — including, rappers, singers or storytellers — the preliminary rounds for the College Unions Poetry Slam ...

Students join NoDAPL protest in downtown San Francisco

November 15, 2016 News

Picket signs and burning sage filled downtown San Francisco as students and community members gathered in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday, taking part in a nationwide day of action.   The early morning protest began at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with prayers from people ...

Racial Tensions Rise at SF State Post Election

November 14, 2016 News 2 Comments

Fliers that read “Are you sick of anti-white propaganda on college campuses? You are not alone,” in bold, black letters were found outside of the Cesar Chavez Student Center early Monday evening. A link was printed below the message, therightstuff.biz, which leads to a blog claiming to be the home of the ‘edgiest podcast’ of ...

Career fair normalizes work in the sex industry

November 14, 2016 Life

Dildos, pornography videos, self help sex books, goodie bags filled with condoms and lube lined the table at the entrance of the eighth annual Sexuality Career Fair. Hosted by the Education & Referral Organization for Sexuality, the fair took place in Jack Adams Hall and drew an audience of around 50 students. “I hope that ...

Men’s basketball dominates Penguins

November 13, 2016 Sports

SF State’s men’s basketball team had a strong showing against the Dominican University of California which landed them back to back wins and a impressive 2-0 start to their 2016-17 season after a 91-67 victory in the finale of the San Francisco State Tip-Off Classic. Trailing by six points early in the 1st half, the ...

Voting system questioned in wake of close election

November 13, 2016 News 4 Comments

Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election but millions of people aren’t ready to throw in the towel and accept that fact just yet. Many are demanding changes to be made through anti-Trump demonstrations that are popping up across the country and a petition – that is spreading like wildfire across the internet – is ...

Efficient offense leads Gators to victory

November 12, 2016 Sports

The San Francisco State Tip-off classic opened up with the Gators winning their season opener with a decisive 84-69 win over the Academy of Arts. The Gators started off strong and led by as many as 14 points in the first half. They maintained the lead throughout most of the game by dominating the Urban ...

Emotions run high at post-election open forum

November 11, 2016 News

Mariel De Paz, political science major, wearing a shirt that read ‘Undocumented and Unafraid’ in bold white letters tearfully expressed how she felt post election in an open forum organized by the University on Thursday. “I got home and my mother was crying. She felt like she couldn’t protect me and that is the worst ...

Design Gallery displays collection of revolutionary newspapers

November 11, 2016 Life

A series of evocative underground newspapers from the ‘60s and ‘70s were artistically arranged in the Design Gallery of SF State’s Fine Arts Building room, a collection shared by Black Panther Party historian and archivist Billy X Jennings. The exhibit highlighted the graphic design of the newspapers, which used revolutionary and provocative images that challenged ...

Racially charged message found in Creative Arts Building

November 9, 2016 News

UPDATE: According to a University spokesperson, “UPD is investigating the message left yesterday in the Creative Arts building, and asks that anyone who has any information to please contact them. We take this incident very seriously and are committed to ensuring that SF State is a safe and welcoming place for all of our students, ...

SF State students march against Trump on Market Street

November 9, 2016 News 1 Comment

[slideshow_deploy id=’74387′]   SF State students waved flags representing Mexico and LGBTQ+ and held signs with messages like “Dump Trump” as they gathered in Malcolm X Plaza on Wednesday. With plans to march in solidarity against President Elect Donald Trump and join protesters downtown, the crowd of about 50 students packed onto M train heading north. “This ...

Trump’s scandals are more terrifying than Hillary’s

November 9, 2016 Opinion

When I visited my family this past weekend, mere days before the presidential election, the first thing my father asked me was whether I was still voting for the “criminal.” As a conservative Republican, he was, of course, referring to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but my response to him was simply: “are you still voting ...

Hopeful Engardio suffers second loss in District 7

November 9, 2016 News

Four years ago, Joel Engardio ran for District 7 Supervisor and placed fourth. Last night, he placed second. Engardio’s watch party took place at the Squat and Gobble restaurant on West Portal Avenue with supporters and campaign employees who have been campaigning for him since the spring. “When I actually sat down to talk to ...

Intel exec creates new opportunity for Latino students

November 9, 2016 Sports

SF State cross country runner Kenny Trejo has had a successful career as a Gator, but as his final season of cross country comes to a close, he is focusing on his ultimate goal of finishing his major in industrial design. Although Trejo’s major and athletic ability may seem to be separate entities, he plans ...