Snotgirl: behind the green hair

January 31, 2018 Opinion

“Snotgirl” is a funny, yet bold comic that highlights adolescence and sparks a new carefree attitude in comic book writing. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the author of the cult favorite, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” attracts its readers with its vivid colors, anime-like drawings and a storyline that keeps you guessing. The intrigue begins ...

Oscars finally diverse after 89 years

January 31, 2018 Opinion

As actor Tiffany Haddish reads the list of nominees for Best Director for the 2018 Academy Awards out loud, I can’t help but think ‘Maybe this year will be the last year of white male domination for this award.” I was right. This will be the first year that the category isn’t dominated by white ...

New season, new home comforts

January 31, 2018 Sports

Gator baseball will open the 2018 season with upgrades to Maloney Field, as well as free admission to home games for students. The improvements at The Swamp include an upgraded sound system and speakers, new dugout seats and a larger scoreboard that is still being completed. Maloney has also received enhancements the past two offseasons. In 2016, ...

Farrell in, Breed out

January 31, 2018 News

Many San Francisco residents were frustrated by the Board of Supervisors’ decision last Tuesday when Interim Mayor London Breed, the first African American woman to lead the city, was replaced by white, venture capitalist Mark Farrell. After hours of emotional and politically charged testimony, Farrell was elected interim mayor with a 6-3 vote on Jan. ...

Students honor late theatre professor

January 31, 2018 News

“He was a great teacher,” said Hamid Ehya describing the passion that the late Theatre Arts Professor Mohammad Kowsar taughtwith. “The thing about him was the energy he had, the knowledge he had, and the love he had for teaching and for the subject was amazing.” Mohammad Kowsar was beloved, revered and deeply respected by ...

On-campus petty theft and burglary on the decline

January 31, 2018 News

Burglary incidents at SF State experienced a steady increase over the past couple of years. While petty theft incidents have decreased, it continues to be the most frequently reported occurring crime on campus. According to University Deputy Chief of Police Reginald Parson, burglary and petty theft may be attributed the University’s open campus policy that ...

Activist groups protest outside ICE field office

January 27, 2018 News

A crowd of more than a hundred gathered on the sidewalk outside a downtown field office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement late Friday morning and broke into religious songs as they professed an updated take on a message deeply tied to their religious identity: let my people stay. The crowd was led by a ...

Gov. Brown delivers last State of the State address

January 25, 2018 News

Gov. Jerry Brown highlighted California’s environmental measures and defended the high speed rail in his State of the State address Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018. It comes as Brown’s 16th and final address after he has served four total terms in office — two terms in 1975 and then another two terms in 2011. After ...

West Portal fire under investigation

January 24, 2018 News

Tuesday night at approximately 10:40 p.m., a three-alarm fire broke out at 32 West Portal Ave. and continued to spread to two neighboring businesses, according to an official press release from the Mayor’s office this afternoon. Fire engines were dispatched at 10:42 p.m. and arrived at the scene no later than five minutes later. The ...

Gators softball? Anything but soft

January 24, 2018 Sports

Change can be scary, but for SF State softball, change is nothing new. After finishing no higher than 6th place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the past three seasons, SF State’s softball team is ready for redemption. The six seniors will have to help lead a team laden with freshmen and transfers. They’ll ...

Students honor late theatre professor

January 24, 2018 News

Late theater arts professor Dr. Mohammad Kowsar died Jan. 14, 2018. While in Tehran, Iran over winter break, he fell from a fifth-story window. Kowsar left an enormous impact on SF State’s campus through out his career. Students have lined the halls of the Creative Arts building with thoughts and memories of their professor and ...

How to get to Cuba under Trump Administration

January 24, 2018 Life Opinion

In 2015, Barack Obama tweaked a travel ban, kicking the door open for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba for  the first time since the Cold War. He didn’t outright legalize tourism, but he essentially gave U.S. citizens the go-ahead to travel. The U.S. Embassy in Cuba re-opened and people were able to book direct flights ...

Planting seeds for growth

January 24, 2018 Life

A year into the Trump administration, America has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, put tariffs on solar panels and put more funding into the coal industry. These administrative actions have created an uproar in certain communities worried about the environment, thus triggering reaction. Some people have called for a step back from the ...

Raid preparation increases immigrant anxiety

January 24, 2018 News

American immigration officials prepared for a “major sweep” in multiple Northern California cities as they plan to arrest over 1,500 undocumented citizens according to an unnamed source from an SF Chronicle article last week. This will be the biggest deportation campaign under President Trump and seems to be a message in line with his anti-immigrant ...

West Portal Fire

January 24, 2018 News

A roof collapsed damaging several nearby buildings after a late night fire in West Portal, according to local authorities, the SF Chronicle reported. The blaze was first reported around 10:45 p.m. on the 30 block of West Portal Avenue, according to San Francisco Fire Department, engulfing a beauty salon, hardware store and grocery store in ...

Government shutdown review: the rundown on the shutdown in plain English

January 23, 2018 News

After three days of deadlock, President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday temporarily ending the government shutdown until Feb 8. The shutdown began on Friday at midnight when a new budget bill failed to pass the Senate. This first bill would have extended government funding for another four weeks while congress worked on a ...

Women’s march attracts college students

January 21, 2018 News

“Hear our vote,” was the chant heard throughout the day as thousands of participants gathered at the Women’s March and rally in San Francisco. The march on Saturday, Jan. 20 aimed to encourage voters to elect more women into office in the 2018 midterm elections. Attendees marched from City Hall to The Embarcadero waving signs in the ...