Ambassador Fischer: SF State celebrates the life of diplomat, mentor and friend

January 31, 2017 Life

SF State’s International Relations Department held a memorial Saturday afternoon in honor of the University’s first diplomat-in-residence, Ambassador David Joseph Fischer,  77, who passed away November 22 after a long battle with cancer. The service was held at SF State’s Seven Hills Conference Center where more than 60 people from all over the world attended, ...

The Depot strives to offer more diversity

January 31, 2017 Life

The Depot, a haven for music lovers, artists and performers hidden away on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez building, is hoping to expand their lineup to reflect the diversity of both the campus and the city. The art hub is open to SF State students and the public, providing an outlet to display ...

Day 9 in Trumpland

January 28, 2017 Opinion

Another three executive orders were signed by the president today, all of which are important in some way. But Saturday’s biggest story centered around the sudden and chaotic implementation of Trump’s refugee ban. Among the 109 people detained at airports across the country were several legal residents and green card holders. Protests sprung up at ...

Gator men’s wrestling breaks even in back-to-back match

January 28, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s wrestling coach Lars Jensen and assistant coach Isaiah Jimenez donned fresh Hawaiian leis around their necks as they cheered and yelled directions to their wrestlers during the team’s home opener of 2017, on Friday afternoon at SF State. In a back-to-back match up, the Gators faced off against the number 11 nationally ...

SF State alumna arrested for White House “RESIST” banner

January 28, 2017 News 1 Comment

Environmental activists who hung the “RESIST” banner visible above the White House early Wednesday morning were released from police custody Thursday evening. Demonstrators climbed a 270-foot crane at the construction site for the new headquarters of the finance and mortgage company Fannie Mae in response to President Trump’s decision to move forward in the construction ...

Clery Safety Alert issued for indecent exposure on campus

January 28, 2017 News

SF State Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong sent a Clery Safety Alert email to students notifying them of a suspect seen publicly masturbating on the second floor of the Humanities Building Friday night. The student said he was studying when he noticed a man wearing no pants standing in the doorway. The suspect ...

Day 8 in Trumpland

January 27, 2017 News Opinion

Extreme vetting: With yet another executive action signed on Friday, the new president has adopted some extreme measures to vet refugees seeking to enter the United States. CNN obtained a copy of the draft and reported that it contains a 30-day ban on all refugees from seven different countries, including Iraq and Syria, and will ...

Immigration agents search Mission District home for suspect

January 27, 2017 News

Correction: An earlier version of this article neglected to attribute each quote as part of the original SF Examiner article referenced in the first sentence. Attributions have since been added. Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement searched a Mission District apartment looking for a suspect Thursday morning, according to an article by the SF ...

Day 7 in Trumpland

January 26, 2017 Opinion

Voter fraud: Thursday began with the anticipation of a press conference to address the president’s recent obsession with voter fraud. Initial reports indicated that he would sign a directive ordering an investigation into what he believes could be up to 5 million fraudulent ballots cast for Hillary Clinton. Despite the hesitance of many in his ...

Day 6 in Trumpland

January 25, 2017 Opinion

It was a busy day for the new president as he began implementing changes that would be felt for many years to come. Immigration, border security and the wall: President Trump authorized the immediate planning and future construction of the “wall with a big, very beautiful door” along the southern border of the U.S., and ...

The first 100 days of President Trump

January 25, 2017 Opinion

Donald J. Trump made a lot of huge promises on the campaign trail, and in early November he published his “Contract with the American Voter,” which outlined his priorities for the first 100 days of his presidency. Now that he’s become President Trump, we’ll be looking at what he and his administration actually do with ...

Report finds CSU funding decreases as student needs increase

January 25, 2017 News

The California Faculty Association released a report to faculty members revealing that the rising number of minority, low-income and first-generation students receive less funding throughout the 23 CSUs than what the predominantly white student population in the 80s received. According to the report’s Executive Summary, “California is spending less for each student today, when nearly ...

Ghost Ship fire results in lawsuits and legislation

January 25, 2017 News

The fire from Ghost Ship was put out nearly two months ago, but finding a solution and way to prevent a similar tragedy has just begun in the form of lawsuits and legislation. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office still has an open criminal investigation for the fire. Of the 36 victims, the families of ...

Sex in the time of Trump

January 25, 2017 Opinion

I am usually one to enjoy my 2 a.m. rendezvous with my partner. Especially after not seeing him for months at a time, but lately there has been a problem in the bedroom. It’s been happening for a few months now, but recently it has gotten much worse. It has made our time in the ...

Illustration by Bersain Gutierrez

Lady and the Trump

January 25, 2017 Opinion

Greedy fat cats in wool suits and leather shoes seek to steal a woman’s freedom and claim it’s not her right to choose. No matter who or what you pray to, a man has no business telling a woman what to do with her body. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ...

Women’s March calls for action after historic turnout

January 25, 2017 News

The Women’s March on Washington has launched a new campaign called “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” after more than 200,000 women, men and children joined sister marches throughout the Bay Area on Saturday. The campaign sets out 10 actions over the course of 100 days, according to the Women’s March site. The first ...

Student vehicles towed

January 25, 2017 News 1 Comment

Several SF State students waited for friends to pick them up after 10-12 cars were towed on Font Boulevard in front of the construction site of the new Mashouf Wellness Center at noon Monday. Supervising Janitor Manuel Saravia said 10-12 cars were towed around noon and  taken away by at least three tow trucks. “I ...

Students spark discussion on structural violence in self-built art exhibit

January 25, 2017 Life

Personal moments and intriguing faces were displayed along the walls of the student-built art exhibit “Potential,” which was held at popular Oakland art venue The Flight Deck, on the first Friday of the year. Through black and white photography, live performances and interactive artist-to-audience conversation, the idea of structural violence evolved into a space of ...

Dinosaurs packs a flavorful punch

January 25, 2017 Life

If sandwiches are your go-to for lunch, the Vietnamese sando shop, Dinosaurs, is a hole in the wall eatery you don’t want to miss. This hidden gem offers a heap of flavors that work in harmony with every  single bite. Located between Woodacre Drive and Junipero Serra Lakeside, Dinosaurs is a short a mile and ...

Thousands join multiple anti-Trump protests down Market Street

January 21, 2017 News

Thousands of protesters flooded Market Street in opposition as Trump was sworn as the 45th President of the United States Friday morning. Protests took place throughout the day, the largest being the “Inauguration Day Trump Protest,” which began at UN Plaza Friday evening. Organized by the Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) ...

Trump inaugurated and protests break out

January 20, 2017 News

On a rainy day in Washington D.C. at 12 p.m., Donald J. Trump was sworn in at the steps of the Capitol Building as the 45th president of the United States. At the same time, violent protests erupted throughout the nation’s capital in response, according to the New York Times. Things became violent about an ...

Warriors break ground on Chase Center

January 20, 2017 News

A choir sang “Oh, Happy Day” as the Golden State Warriors broke ground  Tuesday at the  Chase Center, the future home of the Warriors. Before the event began, fans lined up outside of the South Street entrance  while a party to celebrate the groundbreaking of the stadium took place under an indoor tent. After 4.5 ...