Students embrace World Hijab Day

February 7, 2017 Life

After a weekend of tension following President Trump’s immigration ban, SF State students were welcomed with the opportunity to try on hijabs on World Hijab Day Jan. 30 in the quad. Hosted by the University’s Muslim Women Student Association, the event aimed to combat misconceptions about what it means to wear a hijab. “Many people ...

Chinese New Year 2017 brings SF State Asian community together

February 5, 2017 News

Vibrant melodies echoed throughout Jack Adams Hall, as Shura Taylor snapped strings of a traditional Chinese instrument, the guzheng, at the SF State Chinese Flagship Program Chinese New Year celebration on Friday. An estimated 170 people filled the room with both applause and mixed feelings about the way the holiday is now celebrated in San ...

Super Bowl LI slated for political tension

February 5, 2017 Sports

Two African-American sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, action’s on the winners podium spoke louder than the medals they won at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. With their heads bowed and black-gloved fists raised high in the air, they used the international stage to protest the treatment of black Americans. The event, now known ...

EROS celebrates 45 years of all-inclusive sex education

February 5, 2017 News

The Associated Students, Inc. Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality celebrated 45 years of all-inclusive sex education Wednesday. “EROS has always attempted to be true to their mission of providing judgement-free sexual health information and peer counseling,” said Director Reyna Aguilar, who has been with EROS for over two years. “But we have evolved and ...

Gators ferocious defense paves way for OT win

February 4, 2017 Sports

SF State overcame an 8 point halftime deficit to defeat California State University, Stanislaus in an overtime thriller, 77-72, that saw five ties and 13 lead changes. The Swamp was lively as the Gators started the game on a 7-0 run, holding Stanislaus scoreless for the first six minutes of the game. Stanislaus fought their ...

Gators favor Falcons in Super Bowl LI

February 4, 2017 Sports

The Super Bowl may be the largest unofficial sports holiday in American culture with family, friends and sports fans alike celebrating with barbecues and watch parties all across the country. Even if you aren’t necessarily a football fan, chances are the big game is impacting your life in some way. Super Bowl LI has a ...

Gator women’s late rally not enough to chomp Warriors

February 4, 2017 Sports

The Gators continued their losing streak last night at The Swamp, after falling late in the game against Stanislaus State Warriors 64-57. The two teams last met in January where the Gators also lost, 45-58. Though the outcome of Friday’s game was the same as the Gators’ last matchup against Stanislaus, the journey proved more ...

San Francisco police stand with city against Trump

February 3, 2017 News 1 Comment

San Francisco Police suspended participation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night. The separation of the SFPD from the FBI ends a 10-year relationship, though a suspension is not a total withdrawal and will be revisited later, according to a media release by the San Francisco Police Committee. The JTTF “brings together federal agents ...

Yiannopoulos brings Berkeley to a boiling point and free speech into question

February 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

Militant protests shut down a scheduled speaking event by controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday night at UC Berkeley. The protest resulted in an impromptu march down Bancroft Avenue after university officials canceled the event roughly an hour before it began. Campus police announced the event’s cancellation and issued a dispersal order ...

Protests break out at UC Berkeley in response to Milo Yiannopoulos appearance

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

A demonstration to keep controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at the University of California, Berkeley has turned into an impromptu march. Campus police called off the event and issued a dispersal order shortly after 6 p.m., about an hour before Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear. Demonstrators launched fireworks at the ...

Reta or not, injury cannot stop softball captain

February 1, 2017 Sports

It’s hard to bounce back from an athletic injury but for SF State senior and softball captain Gabby Reta, it was only a minor setback that motivated her to rise and lead a team. Originally from Tustin, California, Reta committed to playing for SF State in her junior year of high school and has been ...

Men’s basketball puts SF State back on the map

February 1, 2017 Sports

Every sports team goes through growing pains, as seen by the Bay Area’s own Golden State Warriors. During their 2011-2012 season, the Warriors made the instrumental trade of Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut, a move that would pave the road to success for the team in the years to come. The infamous trade was not ...

SF State submits report for sustainability rating

February 1, 2017 News

The Office of Sustainability at SF State will submit a report February 1 to participate in a sustainability rating program that tracks and assesses efforts for maintaining a food and waste sustainable and environmentally friendly campus, according to an SF State campus memo. STARS, or Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System, is the program offered ...

Trump’s travel ban hits close to home

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

Countrywide protests broke out Saturday following Trump’s signing of the order that temporarily bans Syrian refugees and citizens of seven other predominantly Muslim countries. On the same day, SF State student Amran Alsiday received a phone call. Alsiday was told by family that his inlaw, Esa AlWasli, who was traveling to the U.S. after a ...

Gamble makes Gator history

February 1, 2017 Sports

The Swamp was overflowing with Division II alumni, families, and friends who rallied together to cheer for the wrestlers competing in SF State’s 40th Annual California Collegiate Wresting Open on Saturday. Matt Gamble, sophomore, was the highlight of the match, winning the title in the 125 weight class, and earning his place in SF State ...

It could have been my family

February 1, 2017 Opinion

I am the oldest of four and I am a first-generation Mexican-American. Mexico is the land of my mother and her mother. It is the land of my ancestors but it is not my land, it is not my home. I know nothing of Mexico other than a stone house on top of a hill ...

Black women can’t relate to SF Women’s March

February 1, 2017 Life 1 Comment

After miles of marching in San Francisco and around the country, many black women are yelling hypocrisy to the millions of white women who are proud to say their “pussy grabs back,” but didn’t show the same enthusiasm when it came to racial issues. This year’s Women’s March drew in about 4 million people around ...