Undocumented Students in the Trump Era

December 25, 2016 Multimedia News

What Will Happen to Undocumented Students in the Trump Era? The republican candidate to the White House and now President-elect, Donald Trump, promised to build a wall to keep immigrants from entering the country, to deport people who do not have papers and to make “America Great Again,” blaming the economical and social misfortunes of ...

SF State student killed, boyfriend arrested

December 19, 2016 News

An SF State student died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained during an alleged domestic dispute, according to ABC7 News. Kron 4 News reported that police were called to the victim’s home at 18 Fairview Avenue in Daly City around 12:07 a.m., where Ariana Hatami was identified with severe injuries and taken to San Francisco ...

Fire in Parkmerced displaces two

December 17, 2016 News

Two people are displaced after a fire caused damage to an apartment complex at 125 Cambon Drive on Friday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. SFFD tweeted that the fire was contained within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. Jason Ramirez, an SF State psychology student who lives in the apartment next door ...

Student reports sexual assault on campus

December 17, 2016 News

An SF State student has filed a report of sexual assault. The incident allegedly occurred in Mary Ward Hall on Thursday. The female victim was at the Designated Smoking Area located around 750 Font Blvd., which is directly outside of Mary Ward Hall, around 8 p.m. where she says she first made contact with the ...

SF Blazing Dragons

December 17, 2016 Multimedia Sports

Members of SF State’s dragon boat team, SF Blazing Dragons, explain what it’s like to be a part of the collegiate paddling club. The team was founded in 2010 and has since worked hard to compete with some of the best college teams in California. Comprised of a diverse mixture of experienced and beginner level ...

SF State remembers Jennifer Mendiola

December 16, 2016 News

Last Wednesday, SF State alumna Jennifer Mendiola was officially named as a victim of the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Two other SF State victims had been identified days before, Michela Gregory and Donna Kellogg. “The entire campus community expresses its profound sadness at the news that San Francisco State alumna, Jennifer Mendiola, perished in ...

SF State’s library hosts post-election LGBTQ+ community discussion

December 16, 2016 Life

This past Wednesday, SF State’s Paul J. Leonard library housed a discussion regarding the current state of health and welfare within the LGBTQ+ community. Mickey Eliason, assistant dean of Faculty Development & Scholarship at the College of Health and Social Sciences coordinated the discussion, which encompassed thoughts, observations and opinions from nine attendees, including assistant ...

Feminist art exhibit tackles patriarchy and roles of women today

December 16, 2016 Life

On Dec. 17, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way: A National Feminist Art Exhibition, will open at the Arc Gallery downtown. Tanya Augsburg, associate professor of humanities and liberal studies, helped organize the event and will be performing in the exhibition. A film by Cheryl Dunye, Assistant Professor of Cinema, is being featured in ...

Storm causes flood warnings and transportation delays

December 15, 2016 News

Relentless rainfall and strong wind caused flood warnings and public transportation delays across San Francisco on Thursday. A flood advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for San Francisco and the North Bay on Thursday afternoon. The rain was felt hardest along Embarcadero on Pier 3 and 14, where it collided with king tides ...

Campus groups hold memorial for Michela Gregory

December 15, 2016 News

Students and faculty gathered in front of the the Cesar Chavez Student Center Wednesday afternoon, where the Metro College Success Program and the Metro Association of Social Equity Student Organization held a memorial for SF State Student Michela Gregory, one of the 36 victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire. All who had words ...

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Support Resources

December 14, 2016 News

Events Support for Oakland’s DIY spaces meeting Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland Wednesday, Dec. 14. at 7 p.m.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1830514680567118/ A handful of members from collectives within Omni Commons in Oakland are hosting their second meeting to coordinate immediate responses toward making Oakland DIY spaces safer. All members of the public are welcome and volunteers ...

English-only is the wrong choice

December 14, 2016 Opinion

I learned English at the age of 8 after spending hours watching cartoons; acquiring the language came easy at that age. Since then I’ve had mastery over both Spanish and English. I have my occasional identity dilemma, as much as any other young individual who has grown in two different countries and struggles to call ...

Petition to President Wong requests more support for homeless students

December 14, 2016 News

Around 20 students from the Campus Against Student Homelessness and Hunger club delivered a petition to President Wong’s administration Thursday morning to request a program to provide resources for homeless students similar to the Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students Program at City College of San Francisco. The petition was signed by over 600 SF State students. ...

Nearly 200,000 gallons of oil leaks 150 miles from Standing Rock protesters

December 14, 2016 News

The Belle Fourche Pipeline has ruptured causing approximately 130,200 gallons of crude oil to spill into the Ash Coulee Creek, as well as the 46,200 gallons that have spilled into a hillside after a leak that began earlier this month went undetected, as The Washington Post reports. The leak occurred in Belfield, N.D., only 150 ...

Threatened creative spaces are a haven for underrepresented artists

December 13, 2016 Opinion

One of the enduring thoughts  I will take away from this semester is that art is not only a powerful vessel of self-expression, but a tool of representation for a public much larger than an individual. Costanoan Ohlone historian and activist Ann Marie Sayers highlighted the importance of that representation as a guest speaker at ...

Cinema student raises awareness and wins prestigious Princess Grace Award

December 13, 2016 Life

Graduate student and teaching assistant at the School of Cinema, Candy Guinea, received the prestigious 2016 Princess Grace Award for her films that provide commentary on social justice. The Princess Grace Award honors emerging talent in theater, dance and film by awarding recipients with grants in forms of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. Guinea tells stories ...

SF State sets new Internet updates in motion

December 12, 2016 News

After receiving complaint after complaint, SF State’s IT department launched its Wi-Fi Expansion Project, a semester-long endeavor aiming to upgrade access points all over campus. The expansion project began earlier this year, and has now completed two of its three phases. Expansion focused on upgrading current access points with up to date technology to allow ...

Campus group sells donuts to raise dough for the homeless

December 9, 2016 Life

With boxes of Krispy Kreme Donuts to appeal to morning commuter students making their way to campus, the Political Science Student Association asked for donations for the homeless. On a chilly Tuesday morning Aliana Fuata, president of PSSA, stood by 19th and Holloway avenues wearing several layers to keep her warm. Until Friday, she and ...

Annual ceramics sale benefits SF State’s Ceramic Guild

December 9, 2016 Life

SF State’s Ceramics Guild held its annual ceramics sale during the week after Thanksgiving in the Fine Arts Building last week. The Ceramics Guild is an organization through Associated Students Inc., and has been hosting the annual sale for decades. The pottery was created exclusively by SF State’s upper level ceramics students in an all-day ...

SF State gives a standing ovation for the Medea Project

December 9, 2016 Life

Knuth Hall was packed to capacity with students and professors for a performance known as the Medea Project. The Medea Project for Incarcerated Women not only included interpretive dance and powerful retellings of Greek Mythology, but also featured true stories of the performers in the play. The ideology behind the Medea Project is to highlight ...

Labor archives exhibit closes with a message for current times

December 9, 2016 Life

At the closing program of the Labor Archives and Research Center’s exhibit, “Worshiping the God of Dynamite,” San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte led a lecture about how the events of the Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916 can relate to modern times. The event brought together local residents of the labor community who grew up ...

Nonprofits step up where Prop Q falls short

December 7, 2016 News

When voters were asked to consider Proposition Q, it was billed as a “housing not tents” initiative. Now that it’s passed, the city and Department of Public Works are given license beginning in January to remove tents from public sidewalks with a minimum of 24-hours’ notice, offering one night’s shelter space in exchange. But what ...

First-year player brings East Coast style to the Gators

December 7, 2016 Sports 1 Comment

On the basketball court, her coaches and teammates define her playing style as aggressive and consider her the team’s vocal leader. Off the court, she is described as one of the most kind and joyous people they know. The Gators’ off-season acquisition, forward/center Donae Moguel, has certainly made her presence felt. In the first nine ...

SF State’s Muslim community prepares as hate crimes increase

December 7, 2016 Life

Post-election fears and anxieties of many Muslims have become a reality in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Jehan Hakim, an SF State alumnus, recalled a horrifying incident involving her friend, a young immigrant woman, whose head scarf was pulled off her head and was then chased through the Tenderloin.   “She fled her ...

Tomi Lahren’s silence speaks volume

December 7, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Editor’s note: this is an open letter in response to Tomi Lahren, host of TheBlaze’s commentary show “Tomi,” and her recent “Final Thoughts” segment regarding the Trump Presidency and the Black Lives Matter movement. Dear Tomi Lahren, I would like to begin by stating that this is not a letter of hate or complete scrutiny, ...