Kendrick Lamar’s album is just what America needs to hear

April 19, 2017 Opinion

Once again, a dim light is brightened by Kendrick Lamar. In a time when it’s needed most, his thought process on what is currently happening to and within the black community is relayed in Lamar’s latest album DAMN. Current issues regarding black youth in America are discussed on a personal level, allowing the artist to ...

Local artist pays tribute to students lost in Ghost Ship fire

March 8, 2017 Life 2 Comments

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Michela Gregory’s birthday as May 14. The article has since been corrected. The famous Clarion Alley in the Mission District is now a place of remembrance and celebration for family, friends and the SF State community who knew Michela Gregory and Alex Vega, two of the ...

Black women can’t relate to SF Women’s March

February 1, 2017 Life 1 Comment

After miles of marching in San Francisco and around the country, many black women are yelling hypocrisy to the millions of white women who are proud to say their “pussy grabs back,” but didn’t show the same enthusiasm when it came to racial issues. This year’s Women’s March drew in about 4 million people around ...

Students spark discussion on structural violence in self-built art exhibit

January 25, 2017 Life

Personal moments and intriguing faces were displayed along the walls of the student-built art exhibit “Potential,” which was held at popular Oakland art venue The Flight Deck, on the first Friday of the year. Through black and white photography, live performances and interactive artist-to-audience conversation, the idea of structural violence evolved into a space of ...

Poly sci watch party ends in dark mood

November 9, 2016 News 1 Comment

Professors and students came into the Political Science Department’s watch party in Mckenna Theatre confident that the 45th president would be democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. But as the night continued, the room filled with anger and frustration as Trump gained momentum, eventually winning the 2016 presidential election. The American politics professors hosting the event, Marcela ...

Students gather for campus watch party

November 8, 2016 News

[slideshow_deploy id=’74256′] SF State’s Political Science Department is currently hosting a presidential election watch party in Mckenna Theatre. The event includes commentary from four of the department’s professors and live streaming of election results. American Politics professors Marcela Garcia-Castanon, Justin Peck, Joel Kassiola and Francis Neely led the event. Politics of each candidate, live updates ...

Linguist frames presidential debate

October 26, 2016 News

“Trump uses the brains of others to his advantage. He has 50 years of experience as a self-interested salesman,” said former UC Berkeley linguistics professor and author George Lakoff during his “Framing the Debate” lecture at SF State last week. Lakoff’s analytical presentation on Trump’s language and behavior began by explaining the neural mind of ...

Visual design students make an environmental statement with PARK(ing) Day

September 19, 2016 Life

With coffee brewing, music playing and a hotdog-suited yorkie to captivate passers-by, even the gloomy morning didn’t stop SF State visual design students from attracting crowds on their annual PARK(ing) Day event Thursday. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event where artists, designers, architects, and many other volunteers transform metered parking spaces into temporary art ...

Students to join artists worldwide in art installation event

September 12, 2016 Life

Students, residents and volunteers will join artists worldwide in transforming public spaces with temporary art installations for the annual PARK(ing) Day event this week. Instructor Ricardo Gomes assigned PARK(ing) Day as a project on the first day of the design and industry 300 class. Nickolas Tonn, a visual communication major, says students hit the ground ...