Cesar E. Chavez Mural Celebration addresses the need for political activism

March 31, 2017 Life News

Politicians and activists came together for the Cesar E. Chavez Mural Celebration to discuss a plethora of issues concerning activism and community involvement on Thursday afternoon. Forty to 50 people in Jack Adams Hall watched closely as panelists talked about voting and legislation. San Francisco Board of Supervisor Jane Kim highlighted the need for the ...

Nicholson heats up as Gators split doubleheader with Sonoma State

March 30, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team matched its season high for runs in a game, scoring 12 in game one of a doubleheader with Sonoma State University on Wednesday. The Sonoma State Seawolves jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second inning of game one, chasing Gator starter Jack Cornish from the game. The Gators, ...

Dissecting the de-evolution of 4chan and the rise of the alt-right

March 29, 2017 Opinion 4 Comments

“This new faith has emerged from a bizarre fusion of the cultural bohemianism of San Francisco with the hi-tech industries of Silicon Valley,” wrote Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron in their 1995 paper “The Californian Idealogy.” The “new faith” was a strange hybrid of Reaganomics and New Left idealism, which would produce a no-holds-barred and ...

The right to remain a student

March 29, 2017

Within the first few weeks of President Trump’s administration, it was reported by Democracy Now that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made over 600 arrests in 11 states, including California. San Francisco has been deemed a sanctuary city, meaning that the city obstructs the deportation of illegal immigrant residents. SF State may be located in ...

SF State students wary of approved CSU tuition hike

March 29, 2017

Many SF State students are worried about the future and affordability of their education after the California State University system Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike, despite systemwide student protests. Associated Students Inc. encouraged students to write testimonials and take a bus ride down to Long Beach, home to the CSU system ...

SF State professor receives California Lawyer of the Year Award

March 29, 2017 News

SF State journalism lecturer James Wagstaffe and his team were honored with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award recognizing their work on the Sander v. State Bar case, where they fought to keep bar applicant data private. The legal publication California Lawyer awarded Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt and Melissa Perry on March 15 ...

Gators use spring break to train

March 29, 2017 Sports

For many students at SF State spring break is a time to head back home or go on vacation. However for Gator athletes, spring break means added time for their craft. According to the Next College Student Athlete website, spring break can be a critical time for athletes looking to play at the college level ...

Women’s March memorabilia preserved as history in Sutro Library

March 29, 2017 Life

The Sutro Library at SF State is currently collecting handmade signs, handbills, clothing and other memorabilia from the Jan. 21 San Francisco Women’s March to preserve the historic day for future generations.   The Sutro Library, located on the the fifth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library, is a California public research institution under ...

Students use Facebook to buy and sell local concert tickets

March 29, 2017 Life

Some students are turning to an untraditional source to locate tickets for shows and concerts, while others have found an easier way to sell. “SFSU Concerts” is a Facebook page utilized by fellow Gators to sell and buy concert tickets, as well as promote shows and join their peers in concert excursions around the Bay ...

KSFS brings innovative mediums of music to the radio

March 29, 2017 Life Multimedia

By choosing to showcase live music instead of typical pre-recorded music, SF State’s KSFS Radio station is pushing the boundaries of the airwaves. The resident radio station is utilizing the innovative idea on their Music Under the Stairs segment hosted by Amanda Fletcher. Fletcher, who also acts as KSFS program director, is always trying to ...

The Fake News Watch: Headlines (Ep. 7)

March 28, 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 “Long-form reading shows signs ...

Another Oakland fire leaves three dead and one missing

March 27, 2017 News

Residents woke up to a fatal fire in West Oakland that broke out at 4 a.m. Monday morning. Firefighters responded to the three-story transitional housing center at 2551 San Pablo Avenue, home to 50 to 60 residents. The Red Cross Foundation set up tables at Auto Zone on 27th and West streets in order to ...

Tuition hike approved by CSU Board of Trustees

March 22, 2017 News

Amid protests Wednesday, the California State University system’s governing board voted 11-8 to raise tuition at its 23 campuses – the first raise in six years. Tuition will increase by $270 per year for in-state students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, up from the current rate of $5, 472 for undergraduate students, which “will ...

ASI inspires students to fight against tuition increase

March 20, 2017 News 2 Comments

Associated Students Inc. collected testimonials from students at Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday to reject a tuition increase proposed for the fall semester. “This is crunch time,” said Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, ASI’s vice president of external affairs. “We really need students to step up and speak their stories.” LoBuono Gonzalez discussed the rainy-day fund Gov. Brown ...

Gators drop doubleheader, series to UC San Diego

March 19, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to 10th-ranked University of California San Diego on Friday, falling to 4-19 and 2-13 in conference play. Game one started as a pitcher’s duel. Gator starter Andrew Najeeb-Brush worked in and out of trouble through the first four innings, allowing a triple to lead off ...

Hackathon draws hundreds of student techies

March 19, 2017 Multimedia

The long bunker-shaped building was filled with sounds of boisterous chatter and clicking keyboards as students implemented code. Computers were strewn amid headphones and virtual reality headset-wearing students working late into the night. The sleep-deprived techies fueled up on energy drinks and water in an attempt to push through the 24-hour hackathon. Roughly 350 students ...

Courts freeze Trump’s travel ban, again

March 17, 2017 News

Two federal judges blocked Trump’s second attempt to instate a travel order against Muslim-majority countries. Before it could go into effect at midnight as planned, the ban was frozen by the courts, much like the first one. Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled on Wednesday that the travel restrictions could have caused the plaintiff, Ismail Elshikh, ...

Gators drop game one in series against Tritons

March 17, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s baseball dropped their first series game 6-2 against nationally-ranked team University of California, San Diego on Thursday, March 16. “We prepared like we always do, staying consistent with our work and we knew we have to play our best if we want to win,” catcher Johnny Juarez said. Juarez went 3-4 on ...

Student moms struggle with lack of campus facilities

March 16, 2017 News

Student mothers are struggling to find a private place to pump breast milk and make diaper changes due to the lack of campus resources for students who have children. According to the Mayo Clinic, pumping stimulates milk production and it is recommended that women pump “for 15 minutes every few hours during the workday.” However, ...

Gators split series with nationally-ranked Wildcats

March 15, 2017 Sports

The Gators battled their hearts out but were unable to shut out nationally-ranked number six Chico State University in the second half of the softball series Wednesday, March 15 at SF State. First game pitcher Megan Clark had a strong hand hovering over the Wildcats and was able to keep them from reaching home plate ...

Gators take down sixth in nation in first half of series

March 15, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team took an early 2-0 series lead against nationally-ranked Chico State University during Tuesday’s double-header. First game pitcher Megan Clark threw a complete game against the sixth ranking Wildcats, holding them to just four hits and one run in a 4-1 win. Clark was just one short pop up away from ...

Pitching variance in baseball and softball

March 15, 2017 Sports

Although similar in concept, baseball and softball differ when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the game — pitching. Baseball became recognized as an official sport in the 1840s and since then has taken the athletic world by storm, becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes. A key part of the game ...

Japanese Americans see history repeating itself

March 15, 2017 News

Seventy-five years after the issue of Executive Order 9066, Asian Americans fear the rhetoric that led to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is experiencing a revival, scapegoating a new vulnerable group: Muslim Americans. Despite this dark stain on American history, the continued hate and abuse toward immigrants and Muslim Americans has ...

Where are students heading for spring break?

March 15, 2017 Life

Many SF State students will join the masses of travelers during next week’s vacation, but some will stay behind because they simply can’t afford it. Around the country spring break has become a traditional rite of passage where many students head to the beach to relax, unwind, and party it up with friends after a ...

Fraternity to host Multicultural Aids Awareness Day in April

March 15, 2017 Life

For over two decades, Alpha Phi Omega has been doing its part to help educate people about HIV and AIDS. The fraternity is hosting its 21st annual Multicultural Aids Awareness Day, or MAAD, in the Malcolm X Plaza April 13 to help students and the surrounding community learn about HIV and AIDS. Raymond Yu, MAAD ...

The Fake News Watch: Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 6)

March 14, 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: “Here’s Why People ...

Gator bats come alive, split Stanislaus double header

March 13, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team notched its first home win of the season Sunday as it took the first game of a double header, 12-5, against California State University Stanislaus. The player of the day was Jordan Abernathy, SF State’s DH and the number three hitter in both games. Abernathy led the charge as the Gators ...