The Capoeria Club at SF State practices their art in the Gymnasium at SF State. Annastashia Goolsby/Xpress.

Martial arts meets music in the Capoeria Club

November 25, 2014 Multimedia

Look, it’s martial arts. No, it’s acrobatics. No, it’s capoeira. Among a dozen sport clubs at SF State, the Capoeria Club, consisting of a Brazilian martial art incorporated with dance, acrobatics and music is one of the most enthralling. Despite being a mere five years old, the club attracts students who want to stay in shape, ...

All marine mammals performances are inhumane

March 18, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

Sitting in the splash zone during an orca performance can easily be the highlight of any child’s trip to SeaWorld. Unbeknownst to a five-year-old, the seemingly happy-go-lucky whale swimming before them has been taken out of its natural habitat, dumped into a minuscule chemical-infused pool and suffers the heartache of living a life, trapped until ...

CSU maintenance cannot be swept under the rug

March 9, 2014 Opinion

Shit is hitting the fan in the California State University system and SF State is no exception. From the complete closure of the Science Building, to much needed repair in the ancient and disgusting locker rooms, our school is in dire need of tender loving care — $203 million worth, to be exact. Our campus ...

Banning peanut butter doesn’t make it safer

February 26, 2014 Opinion

For many, it’s a fond memory to think back to all the times they brought a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school for lunch. Although there were times we wished for variety in our sandwich choice, the memory still clings to us like peanut butter to the roof of a mouth. The number of ...

Don’t eat the fish! They’re contaminated

January 27, 2014 Opinion 229 Comments

Polar bears along the coast of Alaska are suffering from fur loss and open sores. Starfish on the West Coast are disintegrating into piles of white goo and Pacific Herring are bleeding from their gills and eyes. Despite this knowledge, the government refuses to announce how much radiation is infecting our atmosphere. It should be obligatory ...