18 Oct 2017

Digital masterminds create a future during classes

There are music producers at SF State living as students trying to balance school and their art form. Three producers share what it’s like to hone their craft, as well

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17 Oct 2017

Mumble rap or crumbling rap?

I once protected hip hop’s values –– I was the one championing supreme lyricism. My favorite rapper is Lupe Fiasco, so if anyone wasn’t in that same wordplay stratosphere, I

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17 Oct 2017

Shots not wasted

As I stare blankly at the pictures and videos of people running across my computer and tv screens, I start to wonder–– have I become desensitized to this? But more

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17 Oct 2017

Children can change future of rape culture

Rape is not always a violent, savage held-at-knifepoint type of occurrence. It doesn’t always happen by strangers who grab women from behind and drag them off into a back alley.

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17 Oct 2017

Gun debate once again in deadlock

*They, Them, Their are used as preferred gender identification* Travis Anthony always had three weapons with them at all times in Afghanistan and Iraq. A former forward observer for the

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17 Oct 2017

Students return to fire country

Yorleny Cristobal remembers the exact moment she learned her hometown was engulfed in flames last week. The criminal justice studies major was back home in Santa Rosa visiting family for

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17 Oct 2017

Marin County fires prompt Highway 101 closure and evacuations

Fires continue to pop up in the North Bay. Brush fires in the hills around Sausalito on Tuesday afternoon prompted the closure of southbound Highway 101 off of Rodeo Avenue

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17 Oct 2017

New fire ignites in the Santa Cruz County

A Santa Cruz County fire has forced multiple evacuations, burned four structure and injured five people. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CALFire), the fire broke

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16 Oct 2017

Two SF State students put together an art showcase to strengthen community

Art and activism were prevalent at a SF State student-curated show in the Mission District. Jules Retzlaff, a cinema major, and Lilith King-Smithson, an Africana studies and multimedia double major,

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16 Oct 2017

Sorority sponsors SF State blood drive

Amid the frenzied tragedies of the past couple weeks, it’s easy to overlook the minute, albeit powerful, bright moments of humanity. SF State played host to a blood drive this

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16 Oct 2017

Comedian performs at SF State to destigmatize hearing Loss

Growing up, D.J. Demers refrained from bringing attention to his hearing aids. Now an award-winning stand-up comedian, Demers embraces them and uses his platform to advocate for those who are

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15 Oct 2017

Two blocks of art

On Friday, two blocks of Soma’s district held a block party showcasing multiple artists, dancers, and live performers. The showcase was filled with events ranging from a live Samba dance

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15 Oct 2017

Work far from over in Wine Country

Weekend winds spread embers from the fires in Northern California and ignited new blazes, forcing mandatory evacuations of about 400 more homes on the edge of Sonoma. The Northern California

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14 Oct 2017

Santa Rosa strong

The sun is red. The earth, white. There is no sky. Just across the highway, life appears to continue. Santa Rosa, despite being one of the most severely impacted cities

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12 Oct 2017

Classes canceled through Friday due to air quality

Classroom windows and doors were closed shut as the smoke-induced haze covered the SF State campus. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a health advisory and spare

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12 Oct 2017

Why Gators love baseball

The San Francisco State baseball team takes time out of their practice on Oct. 6 at the SF State baseball field to reflect and talk about one question: Why baseball?

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12 Oct 2017

Journalism lecturer loses home to blaze, not her spirit

Despite her lack of sleep, Sibylla Herbrich walked into SF State’s journalism department Monday afternoon with a smile on her face, ready to teach. Monday’s lecture included how to safely

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11 Oct 2017

Camaraderie of comic club is something to marvel at

The grandeur and heroics are always enticing. They leap from one building to the next, some more gracefully than others. But the appeal of them is for helping the common

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11 Oct 2017

Bring back the knowledge form banned books

Powerful texts that were forbidden to be taught and read in different educational institutions, including correctional facilities, were revisited by students and professors alike during Banned Book Week. The Richard

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11 Oct 2017

The Vegan Experience: Judahlicious

SF State graduate student Mike Petitte is the manager and chef of the Outer Sunset and vegan restaurant, Judahlicious. Petitte, a creative writing major, shares what the restaurant offers and

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11 Oct 2017

Birth Control: It is a right, not a privilege

On Friday, Oct. 6, the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule that required employers to provide their employees with birth control coverage without co-payments. This was just another stepping

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11 Oct 2017

ASI appoints two new representatives

Last fall Shirin Jafari was enrolled in 19 units, was able to maintain a job, complete a fellowship and co-author a published paper all while maintaining her 4.0 GPA. This

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10 Oct 2017

How Gators get to the swamp

The recruitment process to turn an athlete into a Gator athlete isn’t as strenuous as one may think. At San Francisco State, each sport goes through its own unique recruitment

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10 Oct 2017

Vigil held for those affected by new travel ban

A #NoMuslimBan vigil was held on Monday at Civic Center Plaza, a day before the Trump administration planned to announce their third iteration of the travel ban. The event was

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10 Oct 2017

New smoking policy leaves SF State students in limbo

The lonely bench near the Radio and Television Building was demolished before the fall 2017 semester began, and if students haven’t noticed the “no designated smoking area” picket signs posted

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09 Oct 2017

Tubbs Fire leaves hundreds without homes

The Tubbs Fire consumed 25,000 to 30,000 acres of Santa Rosa land, forcing many people to evacuate their residences, according to a tweet from the Santa Rosa Fire Department. The

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09 Oct 2017

Sci-fi noir and grittiness makes for one hell of a film

35 years after its original, the Blade Runner sequel has become a reality for many film fans, and, fortunately, the director and his crew will be remembered and studied for

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09 Oct 2017

Atlas Fire rages in Sonoma County

A previous version of this article stated that two sources–– Kyle Guerrero and Michael Gies–– both said that they were helping put out the fire “simply because they liked to put

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09 Oct 2017

SF State alumna survives Las Vegas shooting

Last Monday morning, America woke to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history after a gunman opened fire on the estimated 22,000 people attending a country music festival in

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09 Oct 2017

Emerging Electric Skateboard Scene at SF State

Students whizzing around on electric skateboards are becoming more of a common sight at SF State. The latest e-boards are proving to be legitimate modes of transportation while being fun

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09 Oct 2017

CSU Employment Union picket for fair pay and equal work rights

CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) marched in front of the Administration building this morning, chanting for fair pay and equal working conditions for CSU classified staff. Across 23 campuses, there are

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09 Oct 2017

Multiple fires rip through California wine country

Update 4:50 p.m. The number of fire-related fatalities has grown to 10, officials say. As communities are destroyed by fire aggravated by strong winds and pervasive drought, fire departments have

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05 Oct 2017

Minimal mental health awareness at SF State

Thursday, Oct. 5 is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Many college campuses hold mental health awareness events and provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to fill out a depression

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05 Oct 2017

SF State alumnus pedals over language barriers

As Santia Herrera strolled past the dim sum spot near Mission and Persia streets Sunday, her four-year-old daughter rode a pink bike. It was 70 degrees, and a perfect day

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05 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico lies in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Correction: This article previously incorrectly quoted a source in the article, Melissa Camacho, in regards to the following line: “Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s strongest hurricane since 1932, has left the island

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