Constituents express shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the Democratic Party

February 16, 2017 News

California representative Jackie Speier held a public forum, “A Conversation About America,” at San Francisco’s Lowell High School, where she addressed community members and their concerns about the future under President Trump’s Administration. Constituents expressed shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the nation and the Democratic Party. As Speier encouraged the audience to become more ...

Trend in property crimes calls for preventative measures

February 15, 2017 Multimedia News

** This article had originally spelled UPD Deputy Chief Reginald Parson’s name incorrectly in a previous version. The article has since been changed and the name has been corrected. ** SF State experienced a string of property crimes during the first three weeks of the semester, including an armed robbery Friday night, prompting the University ...

Gators guard takes charge

February 15, 2017 Sports

Junior guard Warren Jackson stood near half-court with an ear-to-ear smile on his face. The buzzer had just sounded on a thrilling overtime win against California State University Stanislaus. Gators head coach Paul Trevor turned from shaking hands with the Stanislaus coach when he saw Jackson and the two immediately engaged in an emotional hug. ...

Religious leaders and CSU seek pathways for future students

February 15, 2017 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong and Rev. Amos Brown shared the pulpit at Third Baptist Church for the 12th annual CSU Super Sunday, to discuss the importance of higher education in the African American community. CSU Super Sunday is held each year at more than 100 California churches during the month of February. The ...

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

February 15, 2017 News

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees unanimously approved a deal to support free tuition for residents, but some fear the agreement leaves undocumented students behind in a time when the city stands as a safe haven from Trump’s deportation policies. The meeting began with board members sharing words of gratitude toward Jane ...

Activists flow in at Ocean Beach

February 15, 2017 News 1 Comment

Ocean Beach was flooded by thousands of people who came out to protest the Trump administration by spelling “RESIST!!” in giant letters made up of a diverse crowd of people, children and dogs. Around 11 a.m., crowds of people starting to take the formation of giant letters previously outlined in the sand by volunteers earlier ...

Let’s Get Deep: Deconstructing virginity

February 15, 2017 Opinion

I had sex for the first time when I was 14. I was young, scared and lacked the knowledge mothers often pass down to their daughters. He told me if I loved him I would have sex with him. He told me he deserved it after waiting for me for so long. He used every ...

Chug Pub brings regional Mexican food to the Sunset

February 15, 2017 Life

Yuca Tacos is a one-man operation that runs out of the small kitchen in Chug Pub, a Sunset neighborhood bar popular for their Chug Tower.   Located across the street from Golden Gate Park on the corner of 20th Avenue and Lincoln Way, Chug Pub offers the Chug Tower, a 3-foot-tall tube filled with 3 ...

“I love you” doesn’t come in a box of chocolates

February 15, 2017 Opinion

Ever since I was a wide-eyed 11-year-old in middle school, I dreamed about receiving a lavish heart-shaped box of chocolates, secret love letter or bouquet of red roses stuffed in my locker as a way of one of my  crushes admitting and professing their love. I wanted to be included in the traditional gift-giving reciprocity ...

Students gladly say goodbye to Uber

February 15, 2017 Life

The Uber boycott continues with SF State students, as they do their part in deleting the ride-sharing app, following the company’s decision to temporarily turn off their surging prices to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport during protests and subsequent taxi strikes, according to their Twitter account, during the protest of President Trump’s travel ...

No love for “Black Love” event

February 15, 2017 Life 3 Comments

Black Residents United in Housing, or B.R.U.H. members, attended “Black Love,” a Black History Month celebration held in the towers conference center Monday, to find it was less interactive than expected.   The conference center had seven half-empty tables decorated with short profiles of prominent black persons in society. Everyone in the room participated in ...

SF State adds award winning sports information director

February 15, 2017 Sports

After the departure of sports information director Joe Danahey at the end of 2016, SF State’s athletic department hired Brandon Davis as acting associate director of athletics for communications and fan development. Davis, 32, is a graduate of Dominican University of California, where he worked for the last 10 years. He won two PacWest Conference ...

The Fake News Watch: Sessions vs. Warren (Ep. 2)

February 15, 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: Davis v. Board ...

New trainer provides care and camaraderie

February 15, 2017 Sports

Behind every athlete is a great coach, teammate and trainer. Graduate assistant athletic trainer Phil Littlejohn is the newest addition to the Gators’ sports medicine team behind the athletes. Originally from rural New York, Littlejohn received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. After coming to California, he accepted the position ...

SF State gets the blues

February 14, 2017 Multimedia

    Listen carefully and you might hear wailing guitars and soulful harmonicas yearning deep down in an unlikely, hidden pocket of campus. The blues is alive and well at San Francisco State University. Theater and dance department shop supervisor Greg Dunham invites students, faculty, friends, family, and anyone with an interest in playing the ...

A week of resistance encourages students to speak out

February 14, 2017 News

In response to President Trump’s travel ban, three SF State students organized a series of events  for people to express their objections as a part of the Week of Resistance. Alisar Mustafa, a political science major, Alec Santos, a communications major, and Jamila Cambridge, a Residential Life assistant, created the event as a way to ...

Gators split series with Pioneers

February 13, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team lost both double header games on Sunday afternoon, 1-2 and 4-5, splitting the series with California State East Bay 2-2 for the weekend. Starting pitcher of the first game, Lindsey Cassidy, silenced the Pioneers for two innings until the team managed to score with a deep fly ball to left ...

Gators take a bite out of the Pioneers with back-to-back wins

February 13, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball walked away with two wins Saturday afternoon against California State University, East Bay 6-5 and 6-3. Senior pitcher Megan Clark started the Gators off during the first game and both teams went scoreless through the first. East Bay put themselves ahead on the board in the top of the second as ...

Dream Resource Center provides safe space for undocumented students

February 10, 2017 News 1 Comment

The SF State community celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Dream Resource Center in the Mary Park Lounge with food, refreshments, speeches and a spoken word performance Tuesday.   “It’s a beautiful thing, the celebration tonight. It’s a surreal thing,” said Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream Coordinator. “People have been emailing me saying ‘I can’t ...

The Gators chomp down on Chico State

February 10, 2017 Sports

Last weekend proved memorable for sports, both nationally and locally. Super Bowl LI broke at least 30 records, including being the first Super Bowl in history to go into overtime, and SF State men’s basketball head coach Paul Trevor had his 100th career win in his seventh year with the Gators. “It means the world to ...

Senior Night loss won’t derail Gators wrestling

February 10, 2017 Sports

Senior night at The Swamp was supposed to be a celebratory occasion, but ended in a loss to Menlo College Oaks 19-20. Thursday night the wrestling team was missing senior Tyson Kuahine, who was suffering from the flu virus, wrestling head coach Lars Jensen said. Jensen said his coaching staff wore leis out of respect ...

Professor moves to arbitration after Wong rejects faculty hearing decision

February 10, 2017 News

President Leslie Wong rejected a decision made by the Faculty Hearing Panel regarding complaints about the University breaching faculty contracts on Jan. 30. Since 2014, Professor Aaron Belkin has been at odds with the administration over alleged breaches of his contract. Two years ago, the University informed him they would no longer honor his contract ...

Is it ethical to punch a Nazi?

February 10, 2017 Opinion 2 Comments

I’m not a person who ever feels “nostalgic” for a simpler time in history. But lately I’ve been wondering how it must have felt in 1945, right after the soldiers came home from Europe. Back then, Americans were largely racist and sexist, but from sea to shining sea, everyone had at least one thing in ...

Go ahead, call me a slut

February 10, 2017 Opinion

Recognizing your sexual identity can be a liberating moment in life. But all too often young women are demonized by a dirty four-letter word we all know way too well: slut. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the word slut is defined as a promiscuous woman, or my personal favorite, a saucy girl. The word ...

SF State shares cloud storage with students

February 9, 2017 News

SF State shared a cloud-based storage and file-sharing system that will give faculty, staff and students access to more free storage space than other like systems, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Box, a file-sharing system provided by a company with the same name, gives students and faculty access to 500 gigabytes worth of cloud ...

Pie throwing raises funds for Hermanos Unidos’ high school outreach

February 9, 2017 Life

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Hermanos Unidos as a fraternity. The text has since been corrected. The members of the Hermanos Unidos, a predominantly Latino-based organization at SF State, volunteered to get pied in the face to raise funds for their academic outreach program last week. The fundraiser was created to ...

SF makes city college free for residents

February 8, 2017 News

San Francisco will be the first U.S. city to provide free community college to its residents next fall. Mayor Ed Lee’s announcement came after months of uncertainty about the passed ballot measure and weeks of negotiation talks between the mayor, Supervisor Jane Kim, San Francisco City College officials and labor representatives. Lee agreed $5.4 million ...

First amendment under fire

February 8, 2017 News

Berkeley protest creates tension over conflicting practices of free speech   In the wake of the cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event at UC Berkeley Wednesday, Feb. 1, a national conversation erupted over free speech on college campuses.   Yiannopoulos, who critics charge with racism and sexism, has ignited controversy and sparked  protests at venue ...

hit me, Harold!: Full-time students, part-time rock band

February 8, 2017 Life

Many students in San Francisco utilize the artistic freedom this unique city provides. SF State students, Max Volen and Jack Connor, alongside their friend and Academy of Arts student, Chris Lee, take advantage of San Francisco’s unique music culture as the band hit me, Harold! Originally formed in Orange County, the band members, by coincidence, ...

Temporary studio space offered in ASI art gallery

February 8, 2017 Life

Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at SF State’s Associated Students Inc. art gallery. Located at the top of the Cesar Chavez student center, ASI opened their empty gallery for the first ...

SF State helps students register for CSU Student Research Competition

February 8, 2017 Life

Creative juices were flowing as potential competitors for the CSU Student Research Competition began the application process last Wednesday. The Liberal and Creative Arts Associate Dean of Student and Curricular Services, Susan B. Shimanoff and English professor Jennifer Arin, hosted the workshop to help students apply and inform them on the competition that will showcase ...

Let’s Get Deep: Beginners guide to BDSM

February 8, 2017 Opinion

I have never been a person to pull out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. The most I have ever done to celebrate the holiday is wait for the discount chocolates on Feb. 15. Often times, couples are trying to figure out what to get their partners, where to take them for dinner and how ...

The Fake News Watch: Airport Protests (Ep. 1)

February 8, 2017 Multimedia News

  Reporter: Kaylee Fagan 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.   View the full ...