Students perform their final music projects at The Depot

May 17, 2016 Life

Friday, SF State will host its first ever Electronic Music Class Show, where students from Music 436 will present their final synthesized music projects at The Depot. “It’s always a great experience for the students to have a culminating concert where they can display the work that they have been crafting during the semester,” said ...

SF State Welcomes KQED’s “Truth Be Told”

May 3, 2016 Life

Lights shimmered on the stage and the title of KQED’s live show “Truth Be Told” was projected on a giant screen in the background as the host, Joshua Johnson, asked the audience questions about their experiences with race and dating. “Our desire is to have a smarter, more productive conversation on race,” said Joshua Johnson, the creator ...

Student band rocks the Annex

April 19, 2016 Life

Long lines stretched out to North State Drive. The crowd was dancing and cheering as the multicolored LED lights shimmered on the walls and stage. A giant banner read, “Rhythms Music Festival” as the 2016 “Battle of the Bands” winner Faux Foe Fox emerged from a veil of smoke to open for headliner Kehlani. “When ...

Gators axed by Lumberjacks on Senior Day

April 17, 2016 Sports

The grass was a shimmering green and the sun was shining Saturday afternoon, but it was a cloudy day for the SF State softball team as they lost a weekend doubleheader against third ranked Humboldt State. The Gators lost game one 5-3, and came close to winning game two, but fell short 4-3. “I’m extremely ...

Student DJ winner will open for Kehlani

April 14, 2016 Life

What seemed to be a complete no show quickly escalated, as The Depot filled with Gator students who witnessed Ryan Pau win the 2016 DJ Competition Wednesday night. “In my opinion, I thought it went really well,” said Sam White, the special events assistant for the Associated Students, Inc. “We’ve had some troubles in the past ...

Kehlani to perform at SF State festival

April 11, 2016 Life

SF State will host its sixth-annual “Rhythms Music Festival” – where students will get a thrilling insight to the music industry with one music symposium, two music competitions, a live concert featuring American R&B singer Kehlani and a free casino night – from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15. “I hope to inspire a ...

Asian Student Union honors Women’s Heritage Month

March 23, 2016 News

Tables were lined up, covered with a variety of arts and craft utensils, from markers and scissors to multi-colored beads for making bracelets. The walls were decorated with pictures and biographies of iconic Asian Pacific Islander American women. The ambience grew as conversations escalated, and children’s laughter filled the room with joy. In celebration of ...

Music department hosts its first-ever Music Electronic Week

March 14, 2016 Life

The brazen trumpet sounds alert the crowd that the show is commencing, while the escalating electronic dance music beats give the venue energy and the dynamic tones emanating from a trombone land a sweet drop Friday afternoon at Knuth Hall. SF State’s school of music hosted its first ever Music Electronic Week Monday, March 7 through Friday, March ...

Gators offense stymied by Coyotes

February 22, 2016 Sports

The SF State softball team fell short after losing a doubleheader series against Cal State San Bernardino. Game 1  The Gators quickly started off fine up until a rough fourth inning contributed to a 7-0 defeat. The Gators found themselves trailing in the fourth when sophomore starting pitcher Lindsey Cassidy gave up four runs. Junior ...

Student band opens rock concert

February 20, 2016 Life

What at first seemed to be a no-show quickly turned around as The Depot filled up, drawing a crowd of 30 to 40 people as White Skies prepared for their show Thursday night. White Skies, a five-member student band, performed as an opening act on Thursday night at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center for two ...

Major League Soccer isn’t a Retirement League

February 16, 2016 Opinion

Soccer is more than just a sport. It’s passion; it’s a religion – it’s a work of art. It doesn’t matter where you play the game; it’s the same set of rules, playing time and ball. Some soccer fans might agree that Europe is home to some of the most prominent soccer leagues in the world, but that ...

Men’s basketball tames Cougars

February 12, 2016 Sports

The sounds of cheering bounced off the walls at The Swamp as the Gators chomped into another victory as they defeated Cal State San Marcos 73-71. “I thought it was a big one,” SF State forward Brantley Bynum  said, “It just sets us up, so we can move deeper into the ranking. That’s what we want.” What ...

Student DJ mixes music and academics

February 3, 2016 Life

Dazzling colored lights illuminated the dance floor, strobe lights flickered and sound waves of throwback hip hop ricocheted off the walls. Gilbert Adam Guillen, a 21-year-old SF State student, had the crowd getting down by dropping beats, leaving them in awe at the Horizon Lounge. Guillen, a senior majoring in health education at SF State, is a barista ...