Gators chomp their way to playoffs

October 31, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State won their last game of the regular season on Saturday, celebrating Senior Day, to pull their way into the playoff season for the first time since 1978. After the only goal in the game, set by junior midfielder/defender Ayden Bowers’ header from the right side of the box, the Gators cemented their ...

Bartenders unite for Puerto Rico

October 30, 2017

The San Francisco United States Bartender’s guild held a fundraising event stocked with colorful drinks and fancy finger food to provide Puerto Rico with support on Sunday, a little over a month after Hurricane Maria destroyed the territory. When Rafael Rivera, brand ambassador of a distillery called Lucas Bols USA, saw the devastation on the ...

Shuttle lines remain long despite MUNI line passes provided by GatorPass

October 30, 2017 News

Midway through this semester, students riding SF State shuttles are experiencing longer wait times on campus than in the past, even with the new Gator Pass provided earlier this semester. Students can usually wait anywhere between five to 15 minutes for a shuttle, but lately have been waiting up to 30 minutes. SF State business ...

New Gator wrestling coach takes a chomp at legacy

October 30, 2017 Sports

Being the new kid at school is never comfortable, but for the new men’s wrestling head coach, replacing a legend of over 30 years is a challenge he has accepted and has been waiting for his whole life. Jason Welch, the new coach, said he is up to the task after being hired to lead ...

North Bay pets fill animal shelters

October 30, 2017 Life News

Animal shelters in Sonoma and Napa county are flooded with displaced pets due to the recent devastating fires. The fires, which have destroyed an estimated 5,700 buildings, are still not completely contained, according to state officials. Thousands of families have been forced to leave their homes, many of which don’t have homes to come back ...

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

October 30, 2017 News

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as SF State Police Chief, believing in the value of trust and saying, “we are truly here to serve our campus community.” Growing up, Wu knew ...

Dildos don’t bite; they’re alright

October 30, 2017 Life

One’s sexuality is rarely an easy topic to discuss. So for the women working inside the Cesar Chavez Building, it’s not the number of students who come seeking information on sex that matters, but rather the satisfaction they receive from helping inform them that allows them to enjoy their job. Rebecca MacFife, director of the ...

Students look up to a better economic future

October 30, 2017 News

SF State took part in the annual Up to Us competition, where students get to run a campaign on raising awareness about escalating national debt and how millennials can help to secure the economic future. This is the fifth year SF State has been a part of Up to Us.  The University is third in ...

The dichotomy of Bay Area surfers

October 30, 2017 Life

As the Bay Area awoke this week to red skies and tragic news from the Wine Country Fires, many stayed indoors to avoid unnecessary smoke inhalation. San Francisco surfers in need of their daily escape paddled out at Ocean Beach in surf that had been groomed to perfection by the north easterly breeze. Offshore winds ...

Gators win their last match with a “senior touch”

October 30, 2017 Sports

It was a Hollywood ending for the San Francisco State University women’s soccer season. On Senior Day where Liz Borders, Christina Holguin, Bianca Lowe, Vanessa Penuna, Sierra Sagasta and Laura Shea were honored for their time as student-athletes at SF State. The seniors and the rest of the squad were able to capture their 10th ...

City Hall hosts annual Ghost Walk

October 29, 2017

It’s easy to hear a story of a murder. It gets a little harder to swallow when you find out you’re standing on the location of the murder. Sometimes the scariest stories are true ones. An event called the Ghost Walk was held on Thursday night, where attendees were told ghastly tales and spooked from ...

Somalia blast felt as far as SF state

October 27, 2017 News

The capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, was the target of a terrorist bomb strike on Oct. 14, when a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives killed over 350 people and injured over 500 more. No individual or organization has been identified for the cause of the attack. However, given the history ...

Men’s soccer crushes the competition in historic win

October 25, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s soccer won their second to last home game by a landslide and historical 7-1 victory over the Humboldt State University Jacks. After the Gators won one of their two games this past weekend, winning these last two games were critical to head into the CCAA playoffs. The Gators shot three attempted goals ...

Wednesday match marks first home loss for women’s soccer

October 25, 2017 Sports

The San Francisco State University women’s soccer team did not come out with a win to keep their playoff hopes under their control. With the Jacks’ late goal in the 86th minute, the Gators did not send it into overtime on the team’s Wednesday match. “It was frustrating because this was a must-win game for us,” ...

Laramie: the show went on

October 25, 2017 Life

The Laramie Project, a production at SF State by the theater department, was supposed to open on Thursday, Oct. 12. However, like the rest of campus due to the fires, the play was shut down and opened the following week instead. The cast, consisting of around 60 people, had been working on the play since ...

Newly renovated Jewish summer camp reduced to ash

October 24, 2017 News

Following the North Bay Fires, in an amazingly eerie moment of realization, a press photographer discovered that the wooden Star of David perched on a hill overlooking Camp Newman remained in perfect condition amidst acres of ash and rubble. “The star was always the landmark and the one visual thing that separated Camp Newman from ...

Longest serving faculty member retires

October 24, 2017 Life

After 55 long years of teaching and witnessing many changes at SF State, humanities professor Sandra Rudnick Luft will be retiring, but says she will continue to teach. Professor Luft decided to double major at University of California, Berkeley in philosophy and English literature. She then furthered her education at UCB and started work at ...

Local artist collective spotlights importance of mental health

October 24, 2017 Life

Mental health and the excessive use of technology are discussed in the latest exhibit at SF State’s  Associated Students’ art gallery. Macro Waves, an artist collective based in Oakland, held the opening reception for NVM (never-mind) on Thursday, Oct. 19. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 12, but due to the air quality concerns from ...

SF State soccer player creates short film

October 24, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Beles, the prickly fruit and summer favorite in the horn of the African country Eritrea, can withstand droughts and blossom in various types of land structures, mimicking the uniqueness of SF State’s cinema major, Sam Gebremiche. Gebremiche, who also plays right wing for the soccer team, went back to his homeland Eritrea last summer to ...

Alcohol poisoning: Do you really know the signs?

October 24, 2017 Opinion

Imagine this: You’re a freshman at your first college party, you’re having your first drink, and, all of a sudden, someone at the party passes out. What’s your initial reaction? Do you call the police? Do you just wait it out and hope that, as time passes by, the student wakes up and starts to ...

Art, dance and food fill Filipino festival

October 23, 2017 Life

On Friday night San Franciscans gathered in the South of Market District to enjoy the Filipino Night Market Festival, which is a monthly ongoing festival that showcases art, music and food that celebrates Filipino culture. Hosted by Undiscovered SF, the event is both an indoor and outdoor event every third Friday of each month.

Students find new ways to cover costs of tuition

October 23, 2017 News

For most students, being admitted into the college of their choice can feel like a dream come true, but then comes the harsh reality: the expenses. Between tuition, housing and school supplies the dream of attending college can suddenly become financially daunting. This was the case for 19-year-old Heather Cochran, who was surprised by the ...

Open relationships open to options

October 23, 2017 Life

When in a relationship, many may wonder what it would be like to be with another; to wink at the stranger at the party or have a cute coffee date to ghost or disappear on. In an open relationship it might mean you can do both.   “[My partner] is not my “other half.” I ...

Women’s soccer ties crucial, must-win match

October 22, 2017 Sports

Luck was on the San Francisco State lady Gators’ side on Sunday October 22. The Gators got an early wakeup call with a goal by California State University, San Bernardino Coyotes, in the fourth minute. That goal was ending the Gators hopes for postseason thoughts. SF State went in with a plan to dominate and ...

Men’s soccer advances two slots before conference playoffs

October 22, 2017 Sports

The San Francisco State University men’s soccer team won its fourth home game against Cal State San Bernardino, shooting up two spots on the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. With only having three games left in the regular season, the Gators needed this 4-2 win in order to advance further up in the ladder. Now ...

Late penalty goal allows Gators to tie the match

October 21, 2017 Sports

Over 200 fans in attendance at Cox Stadium witnessed a nail-biting match Friday Oct. 20, where the San Francisco State University Gators (9-4-2) hosted the Broncos (9-5-2). A handball inside the goalkeeper’s box by a California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Broncos’ player, awarded a penalty kick to the Gators, with three minutes left in the ...

SF State athletic director announces resignation

October 19, 2017 Sports

Charles Guthrie, the director of athletics at San Francisco State since 2014, publicly announced his resignation Wednesday, Oct. 18, which will be effective Nov. 1. Guthrie’s tenure as the head of the Gators athletic department was a short one, but he accomplished a great deal in that time. The biggest of these achievements was the ...

New volleyball assistant brings some international knowledge

October 19, 2017 Sports

When Iris Tolenada was in high school at Deer Valley in Antioch, California, she told her volleyball coach, Lou Panzella, there was only one school that she wanted to go to: San Francisco State University. Panzella tried to convince her to keep her options open, but Tolenada had made up her mind. “I used to ...

Midnight Moods jazzes up the Depot

October 18, 2017 Life

SF State’s on-campus venue, The Depot, took a trip back in time to the early 20th century with a jazz trio who began in San Francisco four years ago, just looking to explore the world of music together. On Tuesday, The Midnight Moods, which is comprised of singer Jacqueline Corona, pianist Julian Shipp, and Base ...