Warped feelings about The Warped Tour

November 21, 2017 Opinion

When I read the statement the founder of The Vans Warped Tour published, a piece of my teenage heart died. “With many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that the last full cross country run of The Vans Warped Tour will take place in 2018,” the words displayed on the tour’s website. Without this ...

New Depot management aims for students outreach

August 23, 2017 Life

Associated Students, Inc. has welcomed a new manager for The Depot this year in an untraditional way. Instead of promoting the past assistant manager to manager, ASI has hired Joaquin Vasquez-Duran, a recent transfer student, to the position. Because last year’s management team, Nilo Amiri and James Reichert, both graduated, Vasquez-Duran is planning the future ...

Future campus life: predictions from the graduates of 2017

May 17, 2017 Life

With the new Mashouf Wellness Center nearing completion and proposed construction plans ahead, future graduates reflect on their time at SF State while predicting how campus life may differ for future students. Student life is anticipated to shift if the new construction projects presented to the CSU Board of Trustees are approved. Specifically, there are ...

SF State graduate student identified as Treasure Island homicide victim

May 16, 2017 News

The victim of a homicide on Treasure Island Wednesday has been identified as an SF State graduate student. He was identified by the medical examiner Friday, weeks before accepting his master’s degree, SFGate reported. Although initially identified as Guo Yuchuan, his professors knew him as Yuchuan Guo, according to the same report. Treasure Island Development ...

Annual Happy Concert offers stress relief before finals

May 11, 2017 Life

Students looking for a relaxing outlet before finals can find musical respite inside the Creative Arts Building’s Knuth Hall. Victoria Neve, classical piano professor and Inara Morgenstern, accompanist and lecturer, have been relieving students’ stress with the Annual Happy Concert for more than 20 years. The free concert on May 15 from 1-2 p.m., is ...

Parkmerced bar shakes shady rep to bring in college students

May 3, 2017 Life

The Park Merced watering hole, known to many as The Lister, has recently undergone a few changes aimed at bringing in more of a crowd from the Parkmerced community, including SF State students. The introduction of live music every second and fourth Thursday of the month has helped create a local college bar atmosphere and ...

Students collaborate to form rock band

April 5, 2017 Life

Playing loud, progressive rock music has become a passion for SF State students Tyler Wood, Christian Arriola and Dax Mcfarlane. Wood, guitarist and singer, started the band Phlogiston as a passion project playing Tool covers. He rekindled a friendship with bassist Mcfarlane when recruiting band members a year into college. The two had previously bonded ...

Students use Facebook to buy and sell local concert tickets

March 29, 2017 Life

Some students are turning to an untraditional source to locate tickets for shows and concerts, while others have found an easier way to sell. “SFSU Concerts” is a Facebook page utilized by fellow Gators to sell and buy concert tickets, as well as promote shows and join their peers in concert excursions around the Bay ...

KSFS brings innovative mediums of music to the radio

March 29, 2017 Life Multimedia

By choosing to showcase live music instead of typical pre-recorded music, SF State’s KSFS Radio station is pushing the boundaries of the airwaves. The resident radio station is utilizing the innovative idea on their Music Under the Stairs segment hosted by Amanda Fletcher. Fletcher, who also acts as KSFS program director, is always trying to ...

Students concerned about the future of gender neutral bathrooms

March 8, 2017 News

Feelings of uncertainty and concern are prevalent among students who identify as transgender as their rights are being threatened by the Trump administration’s stance on transgender rights. The Obama administration previously added guidance to Title IX that stated transgender students would be allowed to use the facilities associated with their gender identity, even if it ...

Asian Art Collaborative effort comes to campus

March 1, 2017 Life

SF State’s School of Music is bringing back ImprovisAsians for another set of musical and cultural collaborations, recitals and panels. Asian Improv aRts, an organization that produces and represents art through Asian American experience in collaboration with SF State’s School of Music, is holding their annual ImprovisAsians events from March 13-17. “ImprovisAsians is an annual ...

SF State to showcase Greek culture through music

February 25, 2017 Life

SF State’s Center for Modern Greek Studies is thinking outside the box with unconventional ways to showcase Greek heritage. Teaming up with the Greek Chamber Music Project, the department is putting on a show full of traditional folk compositions, performed by Greek musicians, in Knuth Hall March 9. “The Greek Chamber Music Project performs classical ...

hit me, Harold!: Full-time students, part-time rock band

February 8, 2017 Life

Many students in San Francisco utilize the artistic freedom this unique city provides. SF State students, Max Volen and Jack Connor, alongside their friend and Academy of Arts student, Chris Lee, take advantage of San Francisco’s unique music culture as the band hit me, Harold! Originally formed in Orange County, the band members, by coincidence, ...

The Depot strives to offer more diversity

January 31, 2017 Life

The Depot, a haven for music lovers, artists and performers hidden away on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez building, is hoping to expand their lineup to reflect the diversity of both the campus and the city. The art hub is open to SF State students and the public, providing an outlet to display ...