Gators past and present face off in alumni game

February 14, 2018 Sports

The Women’s soccer alumni returned to SF State’s Cox Field on Saturday as teachers, engineers, pharmacists and coaches. For a short time, they were Gators once again. A small crowd of about 30 friends and family were in attendance to watch the alumni, who fielded 19 former players from the SF State soccer program including ...

Love comes in multiples

February 14, 2018 Life

Monogamy is a relationship style that is normally practiced by the masses. The stigma behind having multiple partners is on the rise.   The relationship style known as polyamory seems to be gradually entering its way into mainstream, essentially becoming a conventional practice in a sexually progressive society that is being driven by today’s millennials.   ...

Women’s rugby team on the rise

February 14, 2018 Sports

A small, but tightly knit group of women is working hard to fuel the up-and-coming women’s rugby team at SF State. Sophomore Hailey House is the founder and captain of the team. House originally played on the women’s team at the University of San Francisco, where she noticed that a good portion of the team ...

Amazon Go (Get a New Job)

February 14, 2018 Opinion

Amazon’s latest feat of successfully opening and operating a nearly fully-automated “cashierless” convenience store, dubbed “Amazon Go,”  impressed me for two reasons. One, I’m from the Bay Area, which means I’ve been conditioned to eat, breathe and live tech. Two, they found a way to trick customers, who usually have an extremely difficult time returning ...

Students have a lot to learn from wine

February 14, 2018 Life

When faced with the choice of what to drink at a party, students often feel they only have two options, cheap, watery beer or hard liquor filled with regret. While both appeal to the student’s stretched budget, a third option exists and is often left behind: wine. College students will be the first to tell ...

Rappers ditch lean to bring awareness

February 14, 2018 Life

Codeine, also known as lean, has been sensationalized by the rap community making it popular with college students. An SF State student, who would like to remain anonymous, said the rap community has influenced his lean intake. “They influenced me to keep drinking it cause they made it sound gangster as f––k and I was ...

Attempted Burglary at SF State

February 14, 2018 News

A male broke into an SF State female’s apartment while she was inside. After the man broke in he then fled the area. There were two other females at the resident’s home when the burglary was attempted. Upon arrival, UPD officers observed that the front door was open, splintered and left the deadbolt engaged by ...

San Francisco’s higher taxes on cannabis

February 13, 2018 News

Adult use of cannabis is legal in California because of Proposition 64, which means anyone over the age of 21 can now purchase marijuana for recreational use, at a cost. Several taxes, including the 15 percent state tax, which comes along with recreational marijuana, that pushes the price of cannabis sold at dispensaries higher than ...

SF State goes extra innings in loss to Academy of Art

February 13, 2018 Sports

SF State baseball forced extra innings but could not seal the deal in their loss to Academy of Art on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Gators took on the Urban Knights at Maloney Field, looking to grab their first win after dropping their first four games to Azusa Pacific University. In Tuesday’s contest, head coach Tony ...

Men’s rugby team seeks to persevere after loss to Stanford

February 10, 2018 Sports

After an intense, rough game, the SF State men’s rugby team fell to Stanford 44-24 on Saturday, Feb. 10. The team got off to a disorderly start that they were unable to break out of, which continued to develop and ultimately characterized the game. “Our pattern just kind of broke down,” said assistant coach Malik ...

#NationalCondomMonth launch event creates a dialogue

February 8, 2018 Life

The Health Promotion & Wellness unit held their first #NationalCondomMonth launch event at Malcolm X Plaza on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The condom themed event included interactive activities for students like a condom dispenser scavenger hunt, condom community art piece, spin the condom trivia wheel, safe sex materials and resource tables. “This is the first year ...

Person found dead at Mary Ward Hall

February 7, 2018 News

A man was reported dead on the first floor of Mary Ward Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10:18 p.m. Nickie Young, a 24-year old San Francisco resident was announced dead at the scene, according to the SF Medical Examiner’s Office. The exact cause of death is still under investigation. The case synopsis by the ...

OP-ED: Dynasties are forever

February 7, 2018 Opinion Sports

The Super Bowl came and went this weekend and for the eighth time in the last 17 years, the New England Patriots were involved. The Patriots sustained success that has never been seen in NFL history. The word ‘dynasty’ is defined as a powerful group or family that maintains its positions for a considerable time, ...

Low budget leads to trends

February 7, 2018 Life

For college students, shopping for clothing isn’t always an ideal choice — especially when money is tight. In San Francisco, there are hundreds of trendy boutiques and clothing stores with the latest apparel and styles that are both pleasing, but expensive. The Bay Area is a place for people to express their individuality through unique ...

Expensive city, expensive commute

February 7, 2018 Life 2 Comments

Not all students at SF State have the luxury of living on campus or even in San Francisco. Students travel from all over the Bay Area, including Alameda, Marin and Sonoma County. Only about 4,000 students live on campus, according to SF State’s Strategic Marketing and Communications. Students who commute don’t have to face the ...

Increased initiative to combat ICE

February 7, 2018 News

With the increasing ICE raids in the Bay Area, undocumented immigrants are taking extra precautions as they go through their daily routines. Due to the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) changes, SF State has taken the initiative through the student Dream Resource Center –– created in 2017 –– to ...

13 sections of music courses have been cancelled at SF State

February 7, 2018 News 1 Comment

Music students are scrambling at the last minute to find available classes with open seats to fulfill their graduation requirements. The music department sent out an email on Jan. 26 announcing the cancellation of several music courses, including many ensemble classes led by Allen Biggs, who has been teaching in the music department for ten ...

International perspectives upset by SF homeless

February 7, 2018 News

On a peculiarly warm winter day at SF State, when the noon sun was highest in the sky, students flocked to the quad in crowding numbers, filling the area as they rushed to class or took a break to enjoy the day. The pathways around the Cesar Chavez building were packed with student organizations recruiting ...

Vegan ice cream I didn’t hate

February 6, 2018 Opinion

Let’s face it: it’s really hard to hate ice cream. Ice cream is a privilege and remains one of the best joys of being human. There was this one time I tried to be nice to animals and bought vegan ice cream that was god-awful. I’m talking about a face-scrunching regret that made me think ...

It’s mind over matter on the track

February 6, 2018 Sports

SF State’s women’s track and field team attributes this season’s steady success to hard work and calm minds. After returning from the University of Washington Invite in Seattle on Jan. 27, the team moved up in the national rankings from fifth to fourth place, simultaneously making history for SF State’s track and field program. “I ...

7th Annual BAAITS POWWOW largest one yet

February 6, 2018 Life News 3 Comments

Groups like First Peoples, particularly those who identify as Two-Spirit, have long been marginalized and underrepresented in politics and media. But organizations like Bay Area American Indian Two Two-Spirits (BAAITS) seek to fight against this disenfranchisement. Last Saturday, BAAITS sponsored the seventh annual powwow in support of Two-Spirit members of their community. California Consortium for ...

New techniques lead to rugby success

February 4, 2018 Sports 2 Comments

On a very sunny Saturday afternoon, the SF State rugby club won 41-15 against Fresno State, elevating their season’s record to 1-1. The team has seen drastic improvement in their performance recently thanks to techniques that their head coach, Wade Hess, has introduced. Hess joined the club at the very end of the spring 2017 ...

Spirits crushed on Spirit Night IV

February 3, 2018 Sports

After a stress-inducing close game against Cal State San Marcos, the SF State women’s basketball team suffered a 62-58 loss on Spirit Night IV at The Swamp on Friday, Feb. 2. The team was looking to continue their success after breaking an eight-game losing streak last Saturday against Stanislaus State, but a three point shot ...

SF State unable to keep up with Azusa Pacific in doubleheader

February 3, 2018 Sports

SF State’s baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 11-3 and 4-0, against the 25th ranked Azusa Pacific Cougars on Friday, Feb. 2nd at Maloney Field. Senior pitcher Dillon Houser was given his first start of the season in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. The day looked promising for the Gators when Houser’s excellent ...

Gators drop home opener to Azusa Pacific University 7-3

February 2, 2018 Sports

SF State baseball lost their season opener against the Azusa Pacific Cougars 7-3 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at newly renovated Maloney Field. A 5th inning grand slam by Azusa Pacific’s Sophomore 2nd baseman Nick Estrella ruined what had been a masterful and controlled outing for SF State’s Senior pitcher Matt Hernandez. SF State head baseball ...

Stolen SUV Suspect flees after deputy opens fire

February 1, 2018 News

A Hayward police officer opened fire after a male, suspected of stealing a black SUV, rammed into the officer. The suspect fled on foot, and it is unclear if he was injured. The deputy was left with minor injuries, according to Alameda Sheriff’s spokesman Sergeant R. Kelly. The incident occurred at Park Royale apartments on ...

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. ...