New SF State forum brings racial issues on campus to light

August 31, 2017 News

The first-ever discussion forum hosted by the new Division of Equity and Community Inclusion (DECI) office turned into an event that focused more on quality than quantity. About a quarter of the two-tiered circle of chairs in Jack Adams Hall was filled as DECI hosted an open forum for students to speak on the political ...

Gators volleyball season starts strong

August 31, 2017 Sports

The SF State volleyball team ended their game with a 3-1 win over visiting team Dominican University tonight, matching their win total from the 2016 season. “I’m not surprised that we played a lot better,” returning player Lauren Williams said. “We have a lot of really great newcomers coming in and we had a really ...

SF State student charged with battery on officer at Berkeley rally

August 30, 2017 News

***additional reporting by Brian Neumann*** An SF State Student was charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest Tuesday afternoon in connection with this weekend’s events in Berkeley. Yesania Mendez, 22, attended East County Hall of Justice in Alameda County where six other people were expected to be arraigned and charged. Mendez’s bail ...

Professor rocks the saxophone

August 30, 2017 News

7 Mile House, with an iconic and historical landmark in Brisbane, California, has seen the gangs, the violence, the sports, the gambling and the generations of jazz musicians for 160 years. Every Sunday night at 7 Mile House, the band Dog House Jazz Jam rocks the floorboards with sounds of post-bop jazz from the 1950s ...

Alumnus tackles Mavericks’ big surf

August 30, 2017 Life

This week, according to the World Surf League website, the WSL purchased the Mavericks surf contest to add it as a stop on the Big Wave World Tour. SF State alumnus and three-time invitee of the Mavericks event has his fingers crossed for one of the six available spots for local surfers. Colin Dwyer, 26, ...

SF State grad’s brand turns five

August 30, 2017 Life

An SF State business major alumnus is celebrating his brand’s five-year anniversary on Sept. 2. Johnny Travis and Herbert Gracia, co-founders of FAZE Apparel, combating the rising tide of Instagram shopping and drone delivery with brand authenticity and community involvement.   FAZE, a men’s streetwear brand was established in 2007. The brand’s name, an acronym, ...

Students sue university

August 30, 2017 News 1 Comment

[media-credit id=477 align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] ***Clarification: A previous version of this article wrote that the University filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing the complaint. The correct phrasing is that the University filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. This article has since been updated to reflect the clarification. After a ...

Will Parkmerced’s construction spell bad news for students?

August 30, 2017 News

** This story was originally printed with information that stated that the new Creative Arts building would include housing and retail. The correct information is that there is a new Creative Arts building and a new housing building separately slated for construction. This change has been made in the story. ** Imagine beginning fall semester ...

Wellness center officially opens

August 30, 2017 News 1 Comment

The long-awaited grand opening of the Mashouf Wellness Center came to fruition Tuesday, Aug. 29 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and a series of distinguished speakers that included benefactor Manny Mashouf and SF State President Les E. Wong. The Wellness Center, which broke ground in 2015, was conceived in 2008 as a significant improvement to the ...

San Francisco comes together for a day of peaceful counter-protests

August 29, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** What many anticipated to turn into a violent clash between right-wingers and their opposition morphed into a day of peaceful gatherings for counter-protesters who had no one to confront on Saturday. The right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, and its supporters were a no-show at its ...

Thousands gather at Berkeley to protest planned right-wing rally

August 29, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams*** BERKELEY, Calif. —  Thousands gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Sunday morning in response to an alt-right rally causing an uproar of violence with counter protesters that left 13 arrested. Counter-protesters, numbering in the hundreds, seized Civic Center Park after police abandoned their positions in the face ...

United Against Hate stands together for peace, love and compassion

August 29, 2017 News

The first of this weekend’s counter-rallies took place last Friday at Civic Center, where around 400 counter-protesters held “#UniteAgainstHate” signs and Mayor Ed Lee, along with a diverse set of speakers, condemned Saturday’s white supremacist rally. “San Francisco is a city of love and compassion and we will always lead with love and compassion,” said ...

Student voices heard through radio and music

August 29, 2017 Life

KSFS, a student-run radio station, has a new general manager who hopes to inspire student involvement and create a community of artists working toward their passions.   Mae Powell, 21, says she feels like she’s in her natural habitat when she sits in the radio room filled with vinyl records and colorful graffiti. Powell will ...

Counter-protesters claim victory in Alamo Square Park

August 26, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** The canceled press conference by the right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, turned into a victory rally for counter-protestors today after they showed up in droves. Patriot Prayer was a no-show at its planned press conference at San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park after its organizers canceled ...

Far right cancels back-to-back protests

August 25, 2017 News

This weekend’s controversial far-right protests, slated to be held on both ends of the Bay, have been canceled—each citing violence for the sudden change of plans. The city-stopping “Freedom Rally,” set to take place at San Francisco’s Crissy Field this Saturday, was canceled due to safety concerns, according to Joey Gibson, leader of the far-right ...

Dean of College of Ethnic Studies files lawsuit against SF State

August 24, 2017 News 1 Comment

The dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Department (COES) at SF State filed a lawsuit yesterday, suing the University for unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Kenneth P. Monteiro, Ph.D., dean of the COES, filed the suit in the San Francisco Superior Court, after the University failed to respond to ...

12 tips to survive freshman year

August 23, 2017 Opinion

Welcome to SF State, my friends. As a freshman, I relished the thought of being away from home, near people with similar mindsets, limiting class time to 12 to 15 hours a week and dropping the early-night curfew. Additionally, the chance to experience college in San Francisco was definitely not an opportunity to pass up. ...

Is NFL team relocation beneficial? Ask a Raiders fan

August 23, 2017 Opinion Sports

After a 19-year break, the NFL has planned and relocated the Oakland Raiders as well as two other teams. In addition to this, the 49ers moved from San Francisco to Santa Clara in 2014 in order to have a more modern stadium while still remaining in the Bay Area. So why all this movement? Seeing ...

Class of 2021 has arrived

August 23, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Hundreds of freshmen and their families eagerly lined up behind elevators in SF State’s dorms, next to yellow bins filled to the top with their most prized possessions and necessities this past Saturday for Move-In Day. The hustle and bustle of moving into dorms is an anxiety-filled atmosphere for freshmen and parents who need help ...

New Depot management aims for students outreach

August 23, 2017 Life

Associated Students, Inc. has welcomed a new manager for The Depot this year in an untraditional way. Instead of promoting the past assistant manager to manager, ASI has hired Joaquin Vasquez-Duran, a recent transfer student, to the position. Because last year’s management team, Nilo Amiri and James Reichert, both graduated, Vasquez-Duran is planning the future ...

Title IX encourages SF State students to report on-campus sexual assault

August 23, 2017 News

SF State’s on-campus crime rate has increased by 43 percent, according to the latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Aug.11. The report, which includes data from 2013 to 2015, shows a general decrease in crime apart from the three exceptions responsible for the surge: a sharp increase in reported stalking and domestic violence, ...

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

August 23, 2017 News

After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect. The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses and light rails and a 25 percent discount off ...

Mashouf opens for SF State

August 23, 2017 News 1 Comment

The Mashouf Wellness Center opens its doors to SF State’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and students, faculty and staff are eagerly awaiting its arrival. The center, available to students, faculty and staff, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in the main entrance plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 29 12:30 p.m. to kick off its grand ...

SF fog hinders eclipse viewing

August 21, 2017 News

As students and faculty looked toward the sky this morning with every intention of seeing the first solar eclipse of the century, they were met with a different view– or lack thereof. The department of physics and astronomy gathered in the Quad today from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to see the solar eclipse, but ...