DREAMer approaches graduation

May 16, 2018 Life

At eight years old, Kenia Perez,  now 21, and her mother crossed the Mexican border to the United States in search of a new home in the perceived Land of Opportunity. At the time, Perez did not fully understand the significance of pursuing the supposed American Dream. It seemed more like folklore, like the stories ...

Diverge: design students featured in annual fashion show

May 16, 2018 Life

Spirits ran high as Apparel Design and Merchandising students at SF State prepare to showcase their designs at this year’s runway show, Diverge.   The annual fashion show, which happens every spring semester, highlights the many pieces designed by SF State’s fashion design students.Kameron Santos, a junior at SF State, prepared by putting finishing details ...

Commemorating a ‘champion of justice’

May 16, 2018 News

Gabriela Sanchez was a SF State student expected to graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and electronic communications arts. On July 18, 2017, Sanchez died early in the morning when a semi-truck collided with her car while she was driving to her 4 a.m. shift at Starbucks in Los Banos, California. She ...

First in the Family

May 16, 2018 Life

After four years of hard work and perseverance, first-generation college student Esther Landaverde will proudly take the stage at SF State’s 2018 graduation ceremony where she will receive her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, with an emphasis in social justice and sustainability.    Landaverde was born and raised in Inglewood, California where she lived until ...

Mashouf invites virtual reality

May 16, 2018 News 1 Comment

SF State students have had the privilege to use the first-rate facilities available at Mashouf Wellness center since it opened in the Fall 2017 semester. With a rock-climbing wall, pool and jacuzzi, multiple exercise rooms, basketball courts and an indoor olympic track, there is something for everyone. Walk by room 105 on a Tuesday and ...

‘Overboard’ manages to stay afloat

May 15, 2018 Opinion

The 1987 Gary Marshall romantic comedy, “Overboard,” has been revamped with a new script and cast that answers the call for a more diverse, modern approach and all-around 2018 appropriate. Originally starring real-life couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the film surrounded an uppity heiress and the Oregonian contractor she stiffed. After falling overboard and ...

Why stay in the bay

May 15, 2018 News

The Bay Area, especially San Francisco, is getting more and more expensive. Many residents are fleeing from the high expenses to other parts of California and other states. The value of a bachelor’s degree is decreasing with each passing decade and won’t always guarantee a job that will allow someone to support themselves financially, at least ...

Vaping in the City

May 15, 2018 News 1 Comment

Vaping has become an epidemic among high school students according to Tobacco Free CA but is it may also an epidemic among college students. Last year, SF tried to ban flavored tobacco including many vaping oils, but a tobacco industry campaign has but that ban on the June ballot to let the public decide and ...

Cosmetics on a College Budget

May 14, 2018 Opinion

Cosmetic culture has dramatically risen with the help of makeup tutorials, high definition pictures and reviews on social media. Millions of millennials are interested in what’s new and what’s next in cosmetics, but what happens when you can’t exactly afford the lipstick or the mascara everyone is raving about? The answer: finding duplicates of high ...

It gets ‘Weird’ in SoMa

May 10, 2018 Multimedia

The San Francisco community celebrated the 19th annual How Weird Street Faire on May 6 in the SoMa District. SF residents were able to express their weirdness and love for life through dancing, not having a filter through dress code and celebrating the diversity of “what makes San Francisco San Francisco.”

Art display addresses the importance of student mental health services

May 10, 2018 Life

The California Faculty Association is advocating the importance of mental health on California State University campuses with a traveling art display called Tissues for Issues. Throughout the month of May, Tissues for Issues will be making single day stops at various CSU campuses to highlight the underinvestment of mental health within the CSU system. The ...

Hearing is believing

May 9, 2018 Sports 1 Comment

Sometimes the removal of sight can provide a glimpse into a misunderstood world. Danny Vang sure thinks so. Vang, a social work major who is partially blind, wanted to introduce an activity to his campus that would help people better understand the blind community. Goalball was his method of choice, and the Mashouf Wellness Center’s basketball court served as the ...

Childish Gambino’s chilling new music video addresses gun violence

May 9, 2018 Opinion

Ah, what a time to be alive. Childish Gambino just released two new singles this past Saturday and the internet went wild, as they should. Donald Glover, also known as his alter ego Childish Gambino, is back and better than ever. Glover hosted and was a musical guest this past Saturday on “Saturday Night Live” where he performed his two new singles. It feels ...

Foreign and American fashion: a form of expression

May 9, 2018 Life

Fashion can hold many meanings throughout different cultures. For students, it can be used as a way to create a daily identity and to express their very own brand of individuality. Americans constantly try to embrace the latest styles and cheapest trends to show to society. But through foreign eyes, style can be viewed as ...

Coming face-to-face with masturbation

May 9, 2018 Life

SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, EROS, hosted an event that discussed the stigmas and health benefits that surrounded the subject of masturbation. The act of mastubation for some individuals is an uneasy topic to wrap their head around. The solo act is still a taboo subject that most people are too embarrassed or scared ...

Crave, your new craving

May 9, 2018 News 1 Comment

Below the Cesar Chavez Center, next to the gaming center, sits Crave — a new sandwich shop where Ike’s Place used to be, which had previously closed over two months ago. The change has gone mostly unnoticed, even with the popularity on campus — or at least that is what many students on campus have found, including Kristine Castro, a psychology major. “I didn’t know ...

SF State fights student homelessness

May 9, 2018 News

A leadership panel on homelessness tackled barriers and solutions to student homelessness in the wake of recent tent encampment sweeps on the streets of San Francisco. Justin Wellins of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Homeless Outreach Team explained that San Francisco has the highest number of laws criminalizing homelessness. The most recent law, according to SF ...

You are what you eat

May 9, 2018 News

Students coming and going from the Mashouf Wellness Center can now stop by the newest eatery to hit campus. Clean Bites officially opened up shop on April 5 and has been serving healthy meals to SF State students ever since. Branded as a juice bar but offering food as well, Clean Bites focuses primarily on ...

What the truck is going on?

May 9, 2018 Multimedia Opinion

We are all too familiar with the quintessential San Francisco food truck experience. You and your friends are downtown and you want something to eat but don’t have much time. You’ll see them off of Montgomery and Post outside the Macy’s on Thursdays. On Fridays, they’ll line up at Fort Mason’s cultural arts center, attracting ...

Gators win it all

May 8, 2018 Sports

For the first time in SF State’s track and field program history they won the conference championship. The Gators had 11 first-place finishers over the weekend, coming from the 8th-ranked position to do so. With time spent during the season as the top-ranked team in the country, the conference title was well within reach. Head ...

From the swamp to Stockton

May 8, 2018 Sports

It was a day for the history books as SF State’s baseball team cinched its first ever California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship appearance with their 7-3 win over Sonoma State on Saturday, May 5. The Gators left it late and qualified for the tournament on the last day of the regular season in a ...

Mexican for a day

May 6, 2018 Life

Cinco de Mayo is a highly anticipated day that is celebrated among Americans all across the U.S. Despite the holiday’s popularity, however, some feel it fails to truly embody the historical moment where Mexico fought against oppression in La Batalla de Puebla and instead continues to be a day where Mexican culture is appropriated. “[Cinco ...

To infinity and beyond 10 years: C Lo’s Movie Reviews

May 2, 2018 Opinion

It’s all come down to this. 10 years in the making, from 2008’s “Iron Man” all the way up to this February’s “Black Panther” — that’s almost half of my life. The Marvel cinematic universe has always brought joy to me with every new film that builds upon their franchise. I’ve grown up with these ...

Softball team honors seniors before last games of the season

May 2, 2018 Sports

SF State’s softball team wrapped up their season on Saturday, April 28 with a doubleheader against Chico State on the Gator’s home field. Before the pair of games began, the Gators honored their soon-to-be-gone seniors Lindsey Cassidy, Sara Higa, Angelica Terrel, Delanie Chrisman, Madison Collins and Mallory Cleveland with flowers and applause,. Each senior played ...

“Hair” brings in sold out crowd opening night

May 2, 2018 Life

Tie-dye and vintage costumes graced the hallways of the Creative Arts building in honor of “Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Music,” an SF State musical production directed by Laura Wayth. Opening night drew in a sold-out crowd and non-stop cheering from the audience after each musical number. Tyler Brilla, a communicative disorder major, described ...

The sex-positive community gives back

May 2, 2018 Life 1 Comment

Sex work has notoriously been reduced to a surface-level outlet for pleasure. But for one particular industry professional, her role as a sex worker has given her tools to give back to the community in a multitude of ways. Andre Shakti, a 29-year-old professional dominatrix in the Bay Area, says her work has evolved to ...

Mashouf sees increase in petty theft

May 2, 2018 News

Mashouf Wellness Center experienced 10 petty thefts, which accounted for at least 60 percent of the total petty theft incidents on campus in the past 60 days. According to the University Police Department crime log, petty theft is currently the most frequent crime committed on campus followed by vandalism, auto burglary, grand theft and burglary. ...

Holes in your paycheck: How potholes in SF are ruining cars

May 2, 2018 News

Driving in San Francisco can have serious consequences for cars, especially when driving over potholes. “I don’t notice them until I run over them when it’s too late, then I get upset. I live in Pacifica so it’s a big difference from where I live compared to an area like Potrero Hill,” said Tatiana, a ...

SF State opens a new museum

May 2, 2018 News

Ancient triple nesting sarcophagi stole the spotlight at SF State’s Global Museum’s inaugural opening on April 26. The new museum featured four different sections: collections from the Americas, Oceana, Africa, and ancient Egypt. In choosing the art pieces for the inaugural opening, Director of the Global Museum Paige Alison Bardolph and her team considered key ...