What would you give up to clear your student loans?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

In Sept. 2017, Credible conducted a poll finding that 50 percent of students in the United States would be willing to give up their rights to vote in the next two presidential elections if it meant clearing their student loans forever.  The same poll also found that only 13 percent were willing to give up ...

Compensation: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

The debate over whether college athletes deserve to be paid has gained momentum the past few years. It reached one of its most controversial moments in 2015 when Northwestern University’s football team attempted to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board refused to accept or decline the effort, but a statement was made. College athletes were ...

25 years later, still dope

December 15, 2017 Opinion 1 Comment

I always wondered if Dr. Dre was a philosopher when I was younger but now I finally understand what the Doc meant when he said, “This is dedicated to the n****z that was down from day one,” in the opening line of the intro on his album, “The Chronic.” It’s been 25 years since the ...

Untouchable portrays viewpoints on racism and white privilege

December 15, 2017 Opinion

With just the right amount of angst and passion, Eminem’s Untouchable details the two sides of racial injustice. The first two verses of the song confront the criminalization of the African-American culture, a practice that was once widely accepted and though it has been reduced, it still exists today in our criminal justice system. Eminem’s ...

SF State students find solace in skateboarding

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

Emily Hernandez, Joshua Tarango and Fernando Ariniega talk about stress, finals and how they use skateboarding as an outlet from school’s pressures and studies. They talk about how important it is to take part in personal activities to stay healthy during studying and exam week.

New HBO film reignites old news, makes it cool again

December 15, 2017 Opinion

It hits you right in the gut and before you know it the truth of what really happened is a figment of your imagination. You begin to question your loyalty, faithfulness and dedication to this person and realize you might just know someone like this in your life or worse — you are this person. ...

Gas interruptions go unexplained

December 15, 2017 News

Construction crews set up barriers before Thanksgiving break, blocking access and inspecting the area where a majority of students and staff eat and walk through to access food, but manager and co-owner of “Quickly,” Jason Wu said he has not received an update from campus administration. Due to gas inspections conducted in November, walking around ...

Brave voices raise awareness through a hashtag

December 14, 2017 Life

Hashtags have been used for a myriad of purposes, from referencing a meme to discussing political issues. The recent #metoo is one in a long line of internet commentary on social issues – in this case, on the sexual harassment and assault that both women and men endure. After allegations against former film studio executive ...

FedUp Episode 2: Weed in college and out

December 14, 2017 News

FedUp Episode 2: Weed in college and out This episode is around weed, the culture on and off campus as well as the politics that have taken place in California through history to the present. Statistics and information was found to help this conversation be informed. Description of show: FedUp is a podcast on issues ...

The Journey of Composing

December 14, 2017 Life Multimedia News

Star Wars inspired him. After he watched Star Wars Episode IV, he started making short films by himself. Then began composing the music for those films. Now, he enjoys composing orchestra songs, making films, flying a drone, photographing amd drawing pictures. A SF State graduating cinema student, Tasuku Odaka, held his last concert at De ...

Trump tweets

December 13, 2017 Sports

President Trump has broken tradition on more than one occasion since taking office. Some of the most notable traditions have been sports-based, like the long term tradition of throwing out the first pitch on MLB opening day and a more recent Obama tradition of filling out a NCAA basketball tournament bracket. This leads some to ...

Planet Earth: Another loser in GOP tax bill

December 13, 2017 Opinion

Corporations and rich families came out victorious after Senate Republicans passed one of the most significant tax bills in decades on Saturday, Dec. 2. Buried in nearly 480 pages of convoluted, borderline illegible legislation is one major detail that has been skimmed over, which is that the tax bill could allow 1.5 million acres of ...

Eye popping play premiers

December 13, 2017 Life

From twerking, Trump and penises to the gender swapped roles, Lysistrata, the musical of the season at SF State, stepped forward to make a statement on stage. Based on an ancient story based around a myth, this musical told the story with a modern twist on a rendition written for the modern audience. The musical ...

Campus-wide repairs caused hot water shut-down

December 13, 2017 News

Water line repairs on campus caused an emergency hot water shut down affecting Mashouf Wellness Center on Nov. 14 and the Vista room on Nov. 17. University facilities services sent the wellness center an email on Nov. 14 stating that they had to shut down hot water amenities in all nonresidential buildings in order to ...

Dean of The College of Ethnic Studies resigns

December 13, 2017 News

Dr. Kenneth P. Monteiro will be resigning his position as dean of the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) this upcoming spring. Monteiro declined to give a reason for his decision. “I requested to exercise my retreat rights back to the faculty, some administrators like myself, who began in the faculty retain the right to return ...

Thousands of drunk Santas take over Union Square

December 13, 2017 News

Christmas arrived early on Saturday as thousands of Santa Claus look-a-likes flooded San Francisco’s Union Square for a massive day party. The 2017 San Francisco SantaCon was in full swing by noon after BART trains delivered loads of partygoers throughout the morning. The afternoon of day drinking and Santa worship had only two rules: dress ...

Black Lives Chatter

December 13, 2017 Life

“When we say black, what does that mean?” Jarrel Phillips, artist and curator, asked himself that question in order to assemble his latest exhibit. “I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence,” on display in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery, explores the way black people and their culture are viewed and discussed within and outside ...

Pop some tags

December 13, 2017 Opinion

You walk into a store where everything is in front of you: the prices, the sizes, the same dress in every color. You get exactly what you want –– but the next morning, the person next to you is wearing the exact same thing. This is the downfall of the throwaway fashion world we live ...

Hard work, teamwork, lifelong memories

December 13, 2017 Multimedia Sports

Mandatory morning lifts, classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., practice from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., home to shower and eat and then homework. This is every day life for SF State senior pitcher Jordan Yrastorza. It is also similar to the lives of athletes in other sports as they work to balance education ...

Black lives chatter

December 12, 2017 Life

“When we say black, what does that mean?” Jarrel Phillips, artist and curator, asked himself that question in order to assemble his latest exhibit. “I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence,” on display in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery, explores the way black people and their culture are viewed and discussed within and outside ...

Thousands of drunk Santas take over Union Square

December 12, 2017 Life

Christmas arrived early on Saturday as thousands of Santa Claus look-a-likes flooded San Francisco’s Union Square for a massive day party. The 2017 San Francisco SantaCon was in full swing by noon after BART trains delivered loads of partygoers throughout the morning. The afternoon of day drinking and Santa worship had only two rules: dress ...

World Title heads to Hawaii

December 9, 2017 Life

The roar of the surf shakes the foundations of beachfront mansions and tiny shacks alike on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Each winter, the top 34 surfers in the world descend onto the 7-mile miracle for the most sought after trophy in professional surfing: The Pipe Masters. The eleventh and final stop on the ...

Protesters fight for Net Neutrality

December 8, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

By: Kelly Rodriguez Murillo, Garrett Bergthold, Deveshen Veerasamy “Let’s reclaim reality, protect net neutrality.” A group of people were gathered in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to end Net Neutrality on Market Street in front of a Verizon Wireless store. Net neutrality is the principle ...

SF State student excited about her first album release

December 7, 2017 Life

Growing up in a household filled with musicians, SF state communication major Quyne Vu was bound to pick up the music gene. Her mother, Theresa Nguyen, sings and plays the piano, her father, Anthony Vu plays the guitar and her brother, Ken Joseph Vu enjoys playing the drums. “We all have our main instrument but ...

Alumna takes dope photos

December 7, 2017 Life News

After the vibrant female energy she felt during a No Doubt concert in 1997, SF State alumna Ashleigh Castro realized she wanted to become a photographer. Castro is now freelancing for Dope magazine a publication that focuses mainly on cannabis and hopes to get more women in the cover. “My main goal here is to ...

SF State design students contribute their work to local organizations

December 7, 2017 Life

SF State interior design students capitalized on an opportunity to create artwork for more than self expression and public admiration. The University chapter of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers, faced the task of creating a piece for an HIV/AIDS fundraiser held by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. “The DIFFA Steering Committee, of which ...

Lockers run vacant in the Science Building

December 6, 2017 News

Lockers, which usually fill up within the first week of school, are still available inside the Science Building. SF State engineering stockroom equipment technician Michael Lino said that some students majoring in engineering decided to not occupy a locker this semester. “The first couple of weeks we’ll have the engineer students reserve a locker first ...

Gospel Gators: 13 years and counting

December 6, 2017 News

The collective voices of the Gospel Gators travel through the first floor halls of the Creative Arts building at SF State, even as they rehearse behind closed doors. Guiding the gospel choir through these powerful vocals is director Ja Ronn Thompson, who founded it as a freshman at SF State in 2004. “At the time, ...

More LGBTQ+ visibility can lower stigmas

December 6, 2017 Opinion

From the legalization of same sex marriage to the inception of all-gender public restrooms, this nation has made some remarkable progress when it comes to accepting and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals as members of society. However, it’s undeniable that Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, from his campaign to his presidency, has made all of this progress seem ...