Let’s get deep: The importance of protection

May 3, 2017 Opinion

Those of you who have kept up with my sex column this semester know my articles have been on the lighter side and have encouraged sexual connection and exploration. However, this week we need to talk about the importance of protection. Every piece I have written for Let’s Get Deep has the three basic concepts; ...

Associate dean at SF State chosen as SF Pride grand marshall

May 3, 2017 Life

One of six community grand marshals for the 47th Annual San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration and Parade will be SF State’s associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, Amy Sueyoshi. As a grand marshal selected by the San Francisco Pride Board of Directors, Sueyoshi welcomes the opportunity to highlight values and ...

Parkmerced bar shakes shady rep to bring in college students

May 3, 2017 Life

The Park Merced watering hole, known to many as The Lister, has recently undergone a few changes aimed at bringing in more of a crowd from the Parkmerced community, including SF State students. The introduction of live music every second and fourth Thursday of the month has helped create a local college bar atmosphere and ...

Anti-Trump aerobics: a new way to protest

May 3, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Correction: A previous version of the article contained a spelling error of Burdugo. Berdugo is the correct spelling. The error has since been corrected below. Blue sweatbands, red leg warmers, ‘80s Madonna workout music and the collective chant of “don’t build a wall” were all part of a free anti-Trump aerobics class hosted at Alley ...

SF State policy cancels under-enrolled courses

May 3, 2017 News

By Jason Rejali jrejali@mail.sfsu.edu SF State’s policy to terminate under-enrolled classes will affect students and teachers alike who fear the impact this will have on their futures. “I’ve had teachers call me, breaking down crying because they were afraid of losing their medical benefits because they wouldn’t have enough classes to teach the next semester,” ...

Senior softball pitcher takes career overseas

May 2, 2017 Sports

Many DII athletes say goodbye to their sport after college graduation, but not senior softball pitcher Megan Clark. Clark is spending her final days as a Gator preparing to take her athletic career overseas this summer. After recording her 36th win on April 9 against Sonoma State University, Clark surpassed Gator alumna Audrey Nauer (1990-1994) ...

Gator seniors leave lasting impression

May 2, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team played its final home game Saturday, paying homage to its nine seniors as well as showcasing future talent. The Gators, along with athletic director Charles Guthrie, honored two pitchers (Ryan Bohnet, Brent Montgomery), four infielders (Bryce Brooks, Chris Nicholson, TJ Conroy, Mike Phelan) and three outfielders (Jacob Lopez, Noeh Martinez, Myles ...

ASI moves forward with a new board after a controversial election

May 2, 2017 News

The new board members of Associated Students, Inc. took their oaths in Jack Adams Hall on Monday, after weeks of careful deliberation on how to address conflicts surrounding the election. Jacqueline Foley, ASI’s official new president, is releasing a statement this week focusing on moving forward. Foley’s slate, Stronger Together, dealt with grievances during past ...

May Day in Oakland draws renewed support in times of Trump

May 2, 2017 News

Thousands marched in May Day demonstrations in Oakland bringing renewed vigor to a day of protest with recently flagging numbers. An estimated 2,000-3,000 protesters rallied outside Fruitvale Village before marching to San Antonio Park in East Oakland. Recently, the annual day of protest has become associated with the immigrants’ rights cause but the Oakland event ...

The Paleta Man: symbol of unity at ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ rally

May 2, 2017 News

At the foot of San Francisco City Hall, “A Day Without Immigrants” marchers, activists and allies rallied around an unconventional symbol for immigrant worker rights: the paleta man. Just before 3 p.m. at the May Day immigrant workers strike, a San Francisco park ranger doled out citations to two ice cream vendors, known as paleta ...

Immigrants and workers side-by-side at SF May Day march

May 2, 2017 News

SF State students and staff troubled by the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant workers’ rights participated in San Francisco’s May Day march to Civic Center. May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, spawned protests focusing on immigrants’ rights throughout the Bay Area, the country and the world. Hundreds of participants at the San Francisco ...

Poke Kana brings fresh fish to Parkmerced

May 2, 2017 Life

Tucked in the middle of the student-frequented shopping center on Cambon Drive, along the eastern stretch of Parkmerced, is Poke Kana, a restaurant within walking distance from SF State that focuses on fresh and healthy food. Poke, one of the latest food trends of the past year, is a classically raw fish dish that, due ...

Ethnic Studies Student Organization resist through celebrating art

May 2, 2017 Life

The Ethnic Studies Student Organization hosted their second annual art show “Why Ethnic Studies?” Wednesday as a form of resistance to oppression and celebration of culture. According to Sophia Wenzel, Ethnic Studies Student Organization member, the art show was inspired last year by the threat of budget cuts to the ethnic studies department. “Last year ...