Senior Day Sweep: Gators take all in final home game

April 29, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team won its Senior Day 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Maloney Field, wrapping up a three-game sweep of California State University, Dominguez Hills. Senior pitcher Ryan Bohnet started for the Gators, finishing off his four-year SF State career with one of his best starts of the season. Bohnet went five innings, allowing three ...

Gators sweep doubleheader behind untouchable Hernandez

April 29, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team allowed only two runs Friday at Maloney Field, winning both games of a doubleheader against California State University, Dominguez Hills to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. The Gators struck first against Toros starting pitcher Joe Bresson, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning. Right fielder Jacob Lopez doubled ...

Clark dominates as Gators finish strong final games of the season

April 29, 2017 Sports

In the final games of the 2017 spring season, SF State women’s softball team walked away with two big wins against the Holy Names University Hawks on Friday at the SF State softball field. Starting pitcher Megan Clark scattered two hits across five innings as the Gators shut out the Hawks 9-0. In game one, ...

Peaceful Berkeley rally sparks conversation but offers no solution

April 29, 2017 News

Despite a handful of minor arrests and several enthusiastic debates, the “alt-right” rally in Berkeley on Thursday ended on a surprisingly peaceful note. In stark contrast to rallies and protests since February, conversations and handshakes transpired between opposing parties and there was no sign of the violence that plagued recent protests. The civility may have ...

Me, myself and Coachella

April 28, 2017 Opinion

Going to Coachella was a last-second decision. The best sorts of adventures start that way. You don’t plan out challenging or memorable moments, they plan you. Like a perfect storm I got the days off, bought a ticket and hopped into a friend’s car. Part of the thrill of Coachella seems to be how impulsive ...

ASI board members discuss new election process

April 28, 2017

The Associated Students, Inc. board of directors ruled that a re-election would be too expensive after the judicial council made the proposal due to grievances candidates filed against one another. Candidates filed grievances against one another this past month during the ASI election, claiming that their opponents have broken election codes, such as campaigning in ...

Students make signs in preparation for People’s Climate March

April 27, 2017 Life

Members of Refuse Fascism made signs at SF State in preparation of the People’s Climate March that will be held on Saturday. Students were encouraged to get involved and make signs that will be used in the march at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, promoting a U.S. without fascism and ending climate change. The San Francisco ...

Gators head coach says farewell after historic season

April 27, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball coach Paul Trevor announced that he will not be returning for his eighth season coaching the Gators, signing instead with Stanislaus State University as co-head men’s basketball coach. Trevor’s announcement came in the form of a press release from the SF State athletic department late Wednesday afternoon, triggering a flurry of ...

Teachers rally students to fight government fascism

April 26, 2017 Life

Refuse Fascism hosted a teach-in Tuesday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center to educate students about the dangers of the Trump administration and what they can do to stop Trump’s actions. The teach-in featured four speakers and focused on what they consider to be fascist undertakings by the new presidential administration while encouraging the audience ...

Students given a voice in SF State’s future construction plan

April 26, 2017 2 Comments

With the Campus Master Plan set to be presented to the CSU Board of Trustees next month, the SF State Physical Planning and Development Department is hosting a series of events focused on student outreach and collaboration in an attempt to make students part of the future plans for the University. “We don’t want to ...

Sufficient evidence found to try suspect in SF State student murder

April 26, 2017 News

A San Mateo Superior Court judge ruled there is sufficient evidence to set a trial date for the suspect accused of beating an SF State student to death in a domestic violence case. Detective Brandon Scholes took the witness stand during the preliminary hearing this morning. He was the on-call detective on Dec. 17, the ...

SF judge declares Trump executive order unconstitutional

April 26, 2017

A San Francisco judge ruled that the executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara against President Trump’s executive order. On April 14 representatives of the city and county of San Francisco and Santa Clara presented their reasons to reject the executive order President ...

ResLife blanket drive brings students together to help children in need

April 26, 2017 Life

More than 30 SF State students gathered together in the Towers Conference Center Monday night to help make blankets for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. SF State Reslife partnered with Disney VoluntEARS, a worldwide organization that focuses on supporting children and families who need it most. Melissa Herold, a Towers resident assistant, works at ...

SF State alumni’s efforts lead to a Pulitzer Prize

April 26, 2017 Life

Several SF State alumni were part of the team that won the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for breaking news coverage of the Ghost Ship fire for the East Bay Times. The fire broke out in December of last year at a warehouse party hosted by the Ghost Ship Artist Collective in Oakland, killing ...

Kinesiology department makes controversial change

April 26, 2017 Life

The kinesiology department at SF State is changing their Graduation Writing Assessment  Requirement, commonly known as GWAR, class from Kin 330, Becoming a Kinesiologist, to Kin 384, Research Methods, for the Fall 2017 semester. After a year of deliberation among faculty, a small change in the research methods course was submitted and approved by the ...

Battle of the Fans: Bay Area has upper hand in fandome

April 26, 2017 Sports

Born and raised in San Diego, I can say the silver lining of watching a Padres game was not within the game itself, but in the fact that Petco Park is footsteps away from San Diego’s famous Gaslamp District and beautiful beaches that line the most southern part of California. Though they may not have ...

Murder case shines light on domestic violence victims

April 25, 2017 News

**Charlotte Mackay contributed to this article Domestic violence took the lives of two SF State students in a two-year time span, the most recent case is ongoing. The first victim was Cecilia Lam who was shot by her boyfriend in October 2014. He was released from jail for public intoxication prior to the incident and ...

SF State has a new mantra: no glove, no love

April 23, 2017 Life

A Lifestyles condom vending machine has a new home beneath the main staircase in the Cesar Chavez Student Center until the end of May. As part of STD (sexually transmitted disease) Awareness Month, Lifestyles Condoms is loaning SF State their unique condom vending machine. Before samples are dispensed, students are asked five questions about sexually ...

Berkeley police investigate alumnus connection to rally assault

April 23, 2017 News 17 Comments

The Berkeley Police Department is investigating a former Diablo Valley College teacher accused of assaulting a Trump supporter at a protest in Berkeley. Anonymous users on 4Chan, a public online bulletin board, identified philosophy professor Eric Clanton as the masked man who hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bike lock at a ...

Power outage leaves 90,000 San Francisco residents without power

April 22, 2017 News

A power substation at Pacific Gas & Electric prompted an outage in San Francisco, shutting down traffic lights, cable cars, Muni service and BART on Friday leaving around 90,000 utility customers without power. The series of outages started around 9 a.m., according to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian. The outage area extended from the Tenderloin to ...

Interior Design Students help keep SF State soccer field clean and green.

April 22, 2017 News

Bioswales – yes, bioswales – brought interior design majors and community organizers together on the West Campus Green at SF State Thursday to celebrate Earth Day. This is the third year that associate professor Karen Johnson-Carroll has had her Business Practices for Interior Design class transplant and help make bioswales on campus. The purpose of ...

City permits and sponsorship can’t kill the Hippie Hill 420 vibe

April 21, 2017 Life News

Every year thousands of people from every walk of life converge upon San Francisco’s famed Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 to celebrate the one thing they all have in common: a love of all things cannabis. Meeting at Hippie Hill on April 20 to smoke marijuana and celebrate the unofficial pot ...

Tuition freeze bill moves through state Assembly committees

April 20, 2017 News

The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of the California Faculty Association authored AB-393, also known as the Student Protection Act, which could freeze California State University system tuition to December 2016 rates. ...

Final shot: Alex Jones shines in last season at SF State

April 20, 2017 Sports

The track and field season may still be in progress, but it has already proven to be triumphant for senior Alexandra Jones. Jones excelled at a fast pace, recently reaching her provisional shot put record indoors as well as ranking all-region in shot put during the Kim Duyst Invitational on March 5 in Turlock, California. ...

Comics aren’t just for kids

April 19, 2017 Life

The Salon of Comic and Cartoon Art recently achieved official recognition as a student organization at San Francisco State University in fall of 2016. Working in facilities at SF State, tattooed and bespectacled Salon founder Jonny Pogorelskin, a retired cartoonist for the popular ‘80s and ‘90s hot-rod magazine “Car-Toons,” and long-time collaborator with cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” ...

All work and no pay makes NCAA a poor sport

April 19, 2017 Sports

Student athletes put their blood, sweat and tears, nearly all year round, into school and their sport. They are dedicated to their coaches and their employer, the NCAA, but don’t benefit from their work financially. The NCAA receives $1.1 billion from CBS and Turner for the rights to broadcast March Madness. ESPN pays the NCAA ...

Kendrick Lamar’s album is just what America needs to hear

April 19, 2017 Opinion

Once again, a dim light is brightened by Kendrick Lamar. In a time when it’s needed most, his thought process on what is currently happening to and within the black community is relayed in Lamar’s latest album DAMN. Current issues regarding black youth in America are discussed on a personal level, allowing the artist to ...

City to host first “City-permitted” 420 celebration

April 19, 2017 Life News

Correction: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that Eaze doesn’t plan on making its service available for recreational users at all, and that Miller directly drove for Eaze. San Francisco has a history of celebrating the unofficial “420” holiday, but Thursday marks the first celebration since California became the fifth state to legalize recreational use. ...

University continues to use pesticide despite harmful components

April 19, 2017 News

Interactive map created by Rita Berrios Riquelme The red dots date where Roundup and Roundup Pro Max has been used this semester, while the blue dots date where Avenger AG has been used. Students from Fossil Free SFSU are seeking 3,000 signatures for a petition urging administrators to stop using the herbicide Roundup on campus. Roundup ...

Veterans face unique challenges as college students

April 19, 2017 News

Two veterans, including one SF State graduate student, are conducting an ongoing study to assess the needs and challenges veterans face while in college. Graduate Kevin Miller and Victor Inzunza, both Marine veterans, have been reaching out through the Veteran’s Affairs office at SF State to conduct data research through focus groups at four different ...

Allegations of misconduct plague ASI election

April 19, 2017 News

The Associated Students, Inc. judicial council held a third hearing that tackled grievances filed against ASI candidates suspected of breaking election code. Rodrigo Polidano, a science and engineering representative candidate, filed a grievance against his opponent Mohammed Alnuzaili, accusing him of posting campaign fliers in certain areas of campus not allowed for campaigning. Alnuzaili posted ...