Blood-soaked legacy continues in North Dakota

November 30, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”485″][/media-credit] This past week, many Americans gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, unconcerned with the ongoing violence against Native American families who are currently being stripped of their human rights in what has become another continuation of the genocide of Thanksgiving. Beginning on Tuesday, police and United States Army ...

White nationalists are America’s ISIS

November 9, 2016 Opinion

As Americans, we view extreme terror organizations like ISIS as a foreign concept. But believe it or not, we are not far from the same revolution in our own country. Even though we’ve powered through this tough election season, our battle with the racism it exposed is far from over. Countries aren’t built in a ...

Voting rights remain an issue for undocumented students

October 27, 2016 News 1 Comment

In a time of anti-undocumented rhetoric, the idea of voting rights remains a beacon of hope for undocumented Americans eager to join the political process. “Because voting is considered both a right and a privilege, it’s malleable in a lot of cases to the political right, unfortunately,” said political science professor Marcela Garcia-Castanon. The 2016 ...

Trump blurs line between entertainment and politics

October 26, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Remember when you were told as a kid that if you ignore someone, they’ll just go away? Well America has done a really terrible job of ignoring Donald Trump. We’ve all fallen for countless clickbait news links and shown our friends the latest bigoted thing he says. But every time the news talk about him, ...

Trump avoids addressing sexist tape in second debate

October 9, 2016 News 1 Comment

The second Presidential debate of 2016 began with the highly anticipated topic of Donald Trump’s sexual assault comments from a recently surfaced 2005 hot mic tape. The tape was recorded prior to an interview with NBC “Today Show” host Billy Bush, published by the Washington Post, in which Trump made sexually aggressive comments about women, ...

Pence wins debate by close margin, says CNN poll

October 4, 2016 News

The 2016 vice presidential debate took place Tuesday with moderator Elaine Quijano guiding the candidates. Quijano, a CBS anchor, is the first Asian American to moderate a VP debate. Contrary to her predecessor Lester Holt, she appeared to keep both the candidates within their speaking times. Quijano has been actively covering political stories this campaign ...

Teach-in shows solidarity with Standing Rock

September 16, 2016 News

Students, faculty, and community members gathered for a solidarity teach-in, in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Thursday. The tribe has been protesting against the construction of the North Dakota pipeline for several months because it jeopardizes access to clean drinking water and encroaches on their sacred lands. “We are Standing Rock. Everyone ...

Student protests result in new protocol

September 9, 2016 News 3 Comments

The University has introduced new and more effective protocol for dealing with protests after a heavily criticized handling of a visit by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.   “We failed our students,” President Leslie E. Wong said in a statement released about a five-step protocol that will be used for future events. The controversial protest, led ...

Investigation of Barkat protest leads to new University protocol

September 3, 2016 News 6 Comments

  On September 1, SF State released an investigative report of the General Union of Palestinian Students’ protest of the SF Hillel event with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The report was accompanied by a five-step protocol for the University police and student affairs to handle future protests. In a letter released by President Wong about ...

Speak from experience or don’t speak at all

August 31, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”517″][/media-credit] In today’s world, being politically correct is a general expectation for almost everyone hoping to have a civil conversation. It’s easy to get caught up in discussions about race, gender and privilege without realizing where your opinions are coming from. In the seventh episode of comedian Aziz Ansari’s new ...

Incoming students make their beds and their mark at SF State

August 26, 2016 News

Move-in day at SF State was a big day for a lot of freshmen, including Nick Day, an 18-year-old skateboarder from San Diego, Joseph Asicam, a 17-year-old foster youth from Stockton and Taya Patterson, a 17-year-old filmmaker from Ontario. Even though Day said it was hard to be away from his friends, he was excited ...

SF State Provost Sue Rosser leaves University for chancellor’s office

August 5, 2016 News

SF State Vice President and Provost Sue Rosser will be leaving her position on Sept. 1, according to an announcement from President Wong on Thursday.    Rosser will be joining the California State University chancellor’s office as special advisor on research development and external partnerships, while continuing to work with Wong on special projects. In ...

Man shot near SF State campus

June 18, 2016 News

A man was shot Tuesday at 12:20 a.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue, according to an email safety alert from SF State Vice President of Student Affairs, LuoLuo Hong. San Francisco police arrived at the scene to find the victim who was then transported to the hospital. University police responded to the incident ...

Bernie supporters revive archaic gender attitudes

May 10, 2016 Opinion 5 Comments

America is at a turning point when it comes to feminism. The wage gap for women is slowly closing and there are more and more options in California for paid family leave. There are still those who believe that women’s rights is a battle that ended in 1920 when women won the right to vote. Sorry to ...

‘Dump Trump’ rally advocates for voter registration

April 26, 2016 News

Almost forty students gathered in Malcolm X Plaza chanting “Dump Trump” during an anti-Trump rally Monday, April 25, holding signs with Donald Trump’s face crossed out and printed with the slogan. The event, hosted by the San Francisco Democratic Party, featured speeches by SF State students and San Francisco elected officials. The rally focused on what the speakers called ...

Your bindi is not trendy

April 19, 2016 Opinion 5 Comments

Fashion trends at summer festivals often come under scrutiny for their cultural appropriation. Bindis have been one of the biggest trends at festivals and it needs to stop. Summer festivals like Coachella have their own fashion and set their own trends. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Vanessa Hudgens are among the ...

Deans weigh in on Ethnic Studies funding controversy

March 15, 2016 News

Last Tuesday, five of the deans of SF State’s six academic colleges signed a letter supporting the initiation of a task force to investigate the funding concerns in the College of Ethnic Studies. This suggestion follows weeks of protests by students at the College of Ethnic Studies after hearing about the possibility of spending cuts in the wake of ...