Design and industry student creates award-winning product to help eye drop users; seeks to replace current poorly-designed bottles

October 28, 2014 Life

Graduate student Trevor Myers went above and beyond to design an innovative eye dropper bottle, and now seeks to propel his prototype forward to help people facing difficulties with the standard bottles on the market. Myers’ design seeks to solve these struggles by implementing colors, shapes and a better mold. He used foam for his ...

Arts and entertainment summer releases in the Bay Area

May 24, 2014 Life

Arts and entertainment have ended at SF State, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy quality shows off campus this summer. There are a variety of movies, plays and concerts to see throughout the Bay Area for those who wish to stay in The City or who want to seek out culture across the ...

BECA students ready for their close-up in upcoming awards show

May 13, 2014 Life 1 Comment

An Oscars-esque awards show is making its way down the red carpet this week in the style of BECAfest 2014. The only difference: the audience will be cheering for fellow SF State students. BECAfest emulates Hollywood’s awards shows in its annual showcase of broadcast department students and their work throughout the year. This is the ...

Annual Fringe festival offers unique plays by students

May 7, 2014 Life

With titles involving knives, spaghetti, girl mathletes and a bus full of memories, SF State’s The Fringe gathers unique plays penned by students and promises a fun close to the run of productions this semester. The Fringe is an annual spring festival comprised of an eclectic mix of plays written by undergraduate and graduate students ...

Shakespeare play gets a makeover in ‘Beatrice and Benedick’

April 20, 2014 Life

The setting: San Francisco, 1945. The people: nurses and Navy men. The adaptation: Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The point: forget everything you think you know about opera. SF State professor Christine Brandes is bringing a unique approach in her musical, “Beatrice and Benedick,” based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” a play involving trickery ...

An ongoing celebration would dull the merit of Earth Day

April 16, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

Let’s face it, everyone’s busy enough trying to multitask and juggle the various aspects of their lives, whether it be work, school, parenting or whatever else. It wouldn’t be wise or helpful to tell people to put more thought into being environmentally friendly every single day, when we all know that having one day to ...

Filmmaking alumnus determined to attend Cannes Film Festival

March 11, 2014 Life 2 Comments

Andrew Cathey, director (right), and Zachary Ready, co-director (left), pose behind drying film in the halls of the Fine Arts building Monday, Mar. 10, 2014. Cathey’s team, Pocket Pool Productions, has been invited to the Cannes Film Festival for its films “Being a Man” and “The Spot”. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress Andrew Cathey ...

Screenwriter Sam “Batman” Hamm talks on genre writing

February 22, 2014 Life 1 Comment

Screenwriter Sam Hamm during his speech in Coppola Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building, Thursday, Feb. 20. Hamm is the second of three guest speakers featured in a screenwriting series hosted by Assistant Cinema Professor Julian Hoxter. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Genre screenwriter Sam Hamm might not want to be a one-hit ...

Michael Grais gives advice to SF State screenwriting students

February 17, 2014 Life

It takes a brave man to make jokes about actor Steven Seagal, but considering screenwriter and producer Michael Grais worked closely with him on a film, surely Seagal would let it slide. Thursday, Feb. 13, Grais faced the future screenwriters of SF State in Coppola Theatre to share his experiences in the profession and advise ...

Professor documents transgender Filipina running for Congress in Manila

February 5, 2014 Life

An SF State cinema professor’s documentary shows the world of LGBTQ political struggles from the view of a transgender woman running for office in the Philippines. Director Johnny Symons is a recent recipient of a grant from the Frameline Completion Fund for his and fellow director Leo Chiang’s documentary, “Out Run.” The grant received 112 ...

Black Panther Party and Haight-Ashbury photo collections show 1960s civil rights movement at campus art gallery

February 1, 2014 Life 2 Comments

[set_id=72157640398735734] The Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Art Gallery’s latest exhibit shows how peace, love and some revolutionary vibes shaped the 1960s civil rights movement in the Bay Area and at SF State. In honor of February’s Black History Month, the gallery will present its reception for “Black Power, Flower Power” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. ...