We the media stand united

February 28, 2017

We the people of the media stand united in defense of the First Amendment and loyal to the public we are charged with serving. Today, the Golden Gate Xpress joins college and professional media outlets across the country to condemn recent attacks on the freedom of the press. The current administration has declared a war ...

The Swamp goes wild with Gators’ playoff win

February 28, 2017 News Sports

It was not a fun night to be a California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagle on Tuesday night in the Swamp. Not only did the Golden Eagles take a beating on the court, but the capacity crowd let them know whose territory they were on. The student section, decked out in gray “The Road ...

Students and members of B.R.U.H. gather to celebrate Black History Month with open mic and art gallery

February 28, 2017 Life

SF State’s Black Residents United in Housing used music, spoken-word performances and art to unite people in celebration of Black History Month. B.R.U.H. hosted the open mic and art gallery Friday evening in the Mary Park Lounge. Approximately 50 people of all backgrounds came to listen to fellow students perform heartfelt songs and political poetry ...

SF bomb threat continues anti-Semitic trend

February 28, 2017 News

A bomb threat was made against the Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco, adding California to the list of 11 other states that responded to threats at Jewish schools and community centers on Monday. According to initial reporting from KTVU, a receptionist at the ADL received the threat via telephone at approximately 4:30 p.m. and the ...

Gators fall to Lumberjacks in series

February 25, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team dropped their series against number one-ranked Humboldt State University after back-to-back losses today. In game one of the Saturday double-header Gator pitcher Megan Clark allowed four hits and two runs during a complete game. Both the Gators and Lumberjacks remained quiet through the first inning. However, the bottom of the ...

SF State to showcase Greek culture through music

February 25, 2017 Life

SF State’s Center for Modern Greek Studies is thinking outside the box with unconventional ways to showcase Greek heritage. Teaming up with the Greek Chamber Music Project, the department is putting on a show full of traditional folk compositions, performed by Greek musicians, in Knuth Hall March 9. “The Greek Chamber Music Project performs classical ...

Alumna filmmaker honored by MoMA and Asian Art Museum

February 24, 2017 News

The Museum of Modern Arts of New York and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco honor SF State alumna and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori this month for her films based on the life of Japanese Americans confined to internment camps during World War II. MoMA invited Omori to join the retrospective exhibition and ...

Protesters demand justice and block ATMs on campus

February 23, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

Video by Jason Rejali and Mason Rockfellow Correction: a previous version of this article misspelled the name of University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson as “Parsons,” and also made reference to him as the UPD Chief Reginald Parson. Both errors have since been corrected. SF State students demanded California State Universities divest from companies ...

SF State student struck by car in front of Administration Building

February 22, 2017 News

An SF State student was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Holloway Avenue behind the Administration Building at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The unidentified female was hit by an oncoming car headed westbound on Holloway. She was later transferred off campus by an ambulance. The driver, an SF State psychology major ...

Poetry Center continues 63 years of live reading tradition

February 22, 2017 Life

Continuing a 63-year weekly tradition, a group of 25 gathered at the Poetry Center in the Humanities building Thursday evening, to hear poets Wendy Trevino and Oki Sogumi share their latest work. The event, run by SF State’s Poetry Center, invites two new published writers each week to read their poems and short stories to ...

Students get a crash course on polyamory at EROS event

February 22, 2017 Life

Students got the chance last week to have an open dialogue about polyamorous relationships. Due to high demand, SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, a sex-positive safe space for students, hosted “Finding Your True Love: Polyamory:101” Thursday afternoon. Reyna Aguilar, coordinator for EROS, thought the event was long overdue. “I do know a ...

Black Panther Party exhibit extended due to high demand

February 22, 2017 News

Thousands have shown up to the golden anniversary exhibit that reflects on one of the most militant organizations of the Civil Rights era.   Workers at the ticketing desk said “All Power to the People: The Black Panthers at 50” is creating the largest turnout for any one exhibit they had ever hosted at the ...

Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

Fear of the immigration ban causes excess stress to students

February 22, 2017 News

Vianney Casas was at home waiting for a text from her mom to say she had successfully entered the U.S. The reply she got wasn’t the happy news she was looking for. Her visa had been denied. “Everything happened in the middle of the night,” Casas said. “My mom called me and she was crying ...

SF State astronomy professor looks for habitable planets 14 light years away

February 22, 2017 Life Multimedia

An SF State astronomy professor is making headway with his research on exoplanets that may have conditions to support life. Stephen Kane, who teaches Introduction to Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanetary Science at SF State’s physics and astronomy department had his work published in the latest issue of the prestigious peer-reviewed Astrophysical Journal, gaining him ...

Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds at The Depot

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

Associated Students of San Francisco State University host S.P.E.A.K. at The Depot. Hip-hop artists, poets, musicians, and anyone willing to take the stage to speak their mind and share their story is welcome to blow off steam and tell it like it is. According to their Facebook page, Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds is ...

The Fake News Watch: Clickbait Machine (Ep.3)

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading SPJ Code of Ethics: ...

Shakin’ Systems: black artists challenge expectations in new exhibit

February 21, 2017 Life

Associated Students Inc. held an opening reception for the Black Mail Collectives’ art show “Shakin’ Systems” in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday evening, featuring black artists. The show includes mural paintings, sculptures, print pieces and spoken word artist DeMareon Gipson, who believes the exhibit and the Black Mail Collective organization are important. Because of ...

New body positive and depression support groups welcome SF State students

February 21, 2017 Life

SF State will soon offer two new support groups to help students work through issues surrounding depression and body image. The Counseling and Psychological Services Center at SF State determined the need for the additional programs based on topics that continued to come up during one-on-one sessions.   Leslie Shin, facilitator and clinical counselor, and ...

Language exchange program brings different cultures together

February 21, 2017 Life

Many SF State students are trying their hand at a new language with 13 different language classes held weekly on campus for free. The service is organized by the International Exchange Education Council, which is made up of international students and SF State students who have studied abroad. Students considering studying abroad, or who simply ...

Capacity exceeded at bell hooks event

February 21, 2017 News 1 Comment

Gloria Watkins, famously known as “bell hooks,” addressed the issues of feminism under the current political climate during her first visit in 15 years to SF State Monday. The well-known African American scholar of intersectionality of race and gender attracted more than 530 people, exceeding the capacity of Jack Adams Hall where bell hooks spoke. ...

University encourages critical thinking with comics and zombies

February 21, 2017

SF State is offering new courses to give students a different approach to developing critical thinking skills this semester: Comics and zombies. Nick Sousanis, an award-winning graphic novelist, is teaching two new comics courses in the humanities department, including Making Comics in Liberal Studies and Comics and Culture. “I really like it,” said Lucre Tius, ...

Gators look ready for postseason with victory on Senior night

February 20, 2017 Sports

The Gators beat California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagles 96-76 on Saturday’s Senior Night. Before the game, a short ceremony was conducted for seniors Coley Apsay, Nick Calcaterra, AJ Kahlon, Derrick Brown and Israel Hakim. Head Coach Paul Trevor started all five seniors to pay tribute to the outgoing players. The all-senior starting five ...

Gator women pull off back-to-back wins at the Swamp

February 20, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball finished their final home game of the season Saturday with a California State University, Los Angeles defeat 55-54. The Gators celebrated Senior Night with their second win in a row and biggest comeback of the 2016-17 season, overcoming the double-digit deficit. Gators’ Jasmine Black put up 22 points Friday night, a ...

Student athletes help to combat Bay Area hunger

February 18, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting its seventh annual food drive this week, Feb. 19 through Feb. 25, where proceeds go to the SF-Marin Food Bank. The food drive, started in 2011, asks that all 13 schools in the California Collegiate Athletic Association gather donations that are then given to a local food bank ...

Gators win pendulum game against Toros

February 18, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball held on to their winning streak, conquering Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 78-68 Friday night. The packed house at the Swamp witnessed a tense game that saw multiple lead changes and random swings of momentum. Both teams started the game sluggish with neither setting an offensive tone and several missed turnovers ...

Gator women find their groove

February 17, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball defeated California State University, Dominguez Hills 73-68 at The Swamp tonight, giving the Gators their first win since their recent 17-game losing streak. The Gators had the Toros by the horns for a majority of the game, holding the lead for a majority of the first half of the game. Senior ...

Postcards – The voices of SF State’s Week of Resistance

February 17, 2017 Multimedia

Over 400 postcards were sent to state, local, and federal representatives as part of San Francisco State’s week of resistance against the travel ban. The week long event, from Feb 6. – Feb 10, organized by students Alisar Musdafa and Alec Santos also included contacting representatives by phone and email. Here is what some participants ...

Whale enthusiast and SF State lecturer dies at 62

February 16, 2017 News 3 Comments

Correction: A previous version of this story did not specifically identify Jonathan Stern as a adjunct professor and lecturer. The information has since been updated. SF State friend and colleague Jonathan Stern died at noon today at Marin General Hospital at the age of 62. The SF State biology lecturer was also a leading researcher ...

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

February 16, 2017 Multimedia News

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge to deport undocumented immigrants, build a wall along Mexico’s borders and ban immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Bay Area immigrants contribute $210B/year to ...

City seeks funds to protect immigrants from deportation

February 16, 2017 News

Immigrants, lawyers and community members squeezed into the Budget and Finance Committee meeting in substantial numbers that spilled into an overflow room to show support for a measure that would establish a legal unit to defend immigrants from deportation through the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. The attendees came fresh from a pro-immigrant rally outside, ...