Remembering SF State alumna Donna Kellogg

December 6, 2016 News

32-year-old recent SF State graduate Donna Kellogg was one of the first victims to be identified after the Ghost Ship blaze that occurred Friday night in Oakland. Her mother and stepfather were notified in Salinas, Calif. around 3 a.m. Sunday morning according to People.com. Friends, family and acquaintances of Kellogg have posted their thoughts and ...

SF State remembers Michela Gregory

December 6, 2016 News

Twenty-year-old SF State Metro Academies student Michela Gregory was among those who perished in the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend. In an email sent out to the SF State community, President Leslie E. Wong addressed the incident that claimed more than 30 lives. “I would like to let you know ...

Daylong campus event honors World AIDS Day

December 6, 2016 Life

To commemorate the 28th annual World AIDS Day, Associated Students, Inc. and the AIDS Coordinating Committee at SF State hosted an all-day event on Thursday. Several activities and events were hosted on campus, such as free HIV antibody testing, a rededication and tree planting in the AIDS Memorial Grove on campus, panel discussions and art ...

Alumnus brings Buenos Aires to the Bay Area with tango music

December 6, 2016 Life

When Debora Simcovich visited Buenos Aires four years ago, she wasn’t looking for anyone to perform her tango compositions, but a chance encounter with famed Argentinian orchestra Orquesta Victoria led to their current collaboration. Now they are travelling throughout the Bay Area on their “El Mundo is the World” tour, performing Simcovich’s tango compositions from ...

Theater production brings housing crisis stories to life

December 6, 2016 Life

“Sofa Sin Casa (Couch With No Home)” hit the stage on Thursday night in Little Theatre and made politics personal through storytelling and music, addressing the growing issue of San Francisco’s housing crisis. Perry Fenton, assistant director of the play worked with director Roy Conboy, longtime head of the playwriting program, during each step of ...

Thousands gather in mourning at Oakland vigil

December 6, 2016 News

Over 2,500 people came together Monday evening at a pagoda on Lake Merritt holding candles, glow sticks and flowers to mourn the loss of the people who died in a fire that engulfed the artist space known as the Oakland Ghost Ship Friday night. Speakers welcomed attendees to the microphone to share their thoughts. Tears ...

Gators make historic win with 8-0 record

December 5, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators brushed off a slow start and went on an offensive tear in the second half, beating the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 80-65. The victory improved their record to 8-0, which marks the best start in the team’s history since the 1941-42 season. According to head coach Paul Trevor, it was ...

Men’s basketball remains undefeated in annual Purple Out game

December 4, 2016 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’74638′] In a packed house the men’s basketball improved to 7-0 overall and 1-0 in the CCAA with a 79-63 win over the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos in the third annual Purple Out. This was the Gators first televised game of the year and the team came in ready to play and enjoy the ...

Cal Poly Pomona defeats Gators in third annual Purple Out game

December 3, 2016 Sports

Comcast Hometown Network’s TV crew joined hundreds of Gator fans donning purple shirts in The Swamp’s stands for the third annual Purple Out game on Friday. Despite the home-game excitement, SF State women’s basketball displayed a poor shooting performance and were soon overcome by Cal Poly Pomona’s physicality. “The difference in the game was our ...

Bay Area communities are chronicled in new exhibit

December 2, 2016 Life

San Francisco and the Bay Area has been a vital center for many social justice, counterculture and progressive movements. The exhibition “We’ve Been Here,” showcases how so many of the events that have impacted the Bay Area have been driven by people of color. The exhibit was curated by Associated Students, Inc. and focuses on ...

University revamps and relaunches mobile app

December 2, 2016 Life

Students have until Dec. 9 to download the newly released second version of the SF State Mobile phone app for a chance to use exclusive promo codes and enter to win gift cards prizes. The new app, launched by SF State’s Information Technology Services, features a plethora of new services designed in hopes to better ...

SF state grad students create writing workshop

December 2, 2016 Life

Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Kimberly Gomes’ last name as Gomez, but it has been corrected.  Two creative writing grad students have branched off from SF State to form their own space for interactive writing workshops. Created by Carson Beker and Nancy Au, The Escapery is a collective of teachers from around ...

Lost history of Barbary Coast Prostitute unearthed by SF State Alums

December 2, 2016 Life

While researching San Francisco historical figures, SF State alumni, Devon Angus and Ivy Anderson, discovered something that caught their eye: a collection of letters written by a prostitute named Alice working in San Francisco at the turn of the century. The letters were written to the San Francisco Bulletin, a newspaper which was known for ...

Donation brings new perspective to annual exhibition

December 1, 2016 Life

The first display upon entering the 29th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition is of a set of letters and drawings exchanged by San Francisco artist Leo Stillwell and his closest friend Russel Hartley. The letters share Stillwell’s experiences of being a young homosexual man in the ‘40s. After Stillwell died in 1948 at 22, his mother ...

SF State responds to Ohio State University attack

December 1, 2016 News

“Run. Hide. Fight.” Ohio State University students and faculty received this message Monday morning after a student terrorized the campus with a car and knife, sending 11 people to the hospital.   This message has been promoted by local and national law enforcement agencies as the best tool for students and faculty to use when ...

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 ...