Cell phones: Give yourself a break from the screens

November 15, 2017 Opinion

I hate cell phones. Always have and always will. Unfortunately, like many of my peers, my day-to-day life requires one at all times. My major requires me to stay in touch with sources, my academic life requires communication with professors and, being in a long distance relationship, it’s my sole lifeline to my partner. Looking ...

Alcohol poisoning: Do you really know the signs?

October 24, 2017 Opinion

Imagine this: You’re a freshman at your first college party, you’re having your first drink, and, all of a sudden, someone at the party passes out. What’s your initial reaction? Do you call the police? Do you just wait it out and hope that, as time passes by, the student wakes up and starts to ...

Birth Control: It is a right, not a privilege

October 11, 2017 Opinion

On Friday, Oct. 6, the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule that required employers to provide their employees with birth control coverage without co-payments. This was just another stepping stone to Trump’s personal vendetta to further diminish women’s rights, confirming just how deeply that ideology spreads throughout our government. With this new ruling, the ...

SF State student charged with battery on officer at Berkeley rally

August 30, 2017 News

***additional reporting by Brian Neumann*** An SF State Student was charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest Tuesday afternoon in connection with this weekend’s events in Berkeley. Yesania Mendez, 22, attended East County Hall of Justice in Alameda County where six other people were expected to be arraigned and charged. Mendez’s bail ...

Thousands gather at Berkeley to protest planned right-wing rally

August 29, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams*** BERKELEY, Calif. —  Thousands gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Sunday morning in response to an alt-right rally causing an uproar of violence with counter protesters that left 13 arrested. Counter-protesters, numbering in the hundreds, seized Civic Center Park after police abandoned their positions in the face ...

Power outage leaves 90,000 San Francisco residents without power

April 22, 2017 News

A power substation at Pacific Gas & Electric prompted an outage in San Francisco, shutting down traffic lights, cable cars, Muni service and BART on Friday leaving around 90,000 utility customers without power. The series of outages started around 9 a.m., according to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian. The outage area extended from the Tenderloin to ...

Tax March protesters demand to see Trump’s tax returns

April 16, 2017 News

Thousands of marchers across the U.S. took to the streets demanding Trump release his tax returns to reveal business ties and potential conflicts of interest. Marches took place in nearly 200 communities, according to the Tax March website. San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. were among participating cities. In San ...

Tax marchers demand Trump transparency

April 15, 2017 News

Thousands of protesters filled Civic Center Plaza Saturday afternoon, joining cities nationwide, to demand President Trump release his tax returns. Presidents are not required by law to release their tax returns, but each has done so voluntarily since the early ‘70s. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, first citing an on-going federal audit ...

SF Women Against Rape holds annual walk to raise awareness

April 8, 2017 News

San Francisco Women Against Rape held their 12th annual walk on April 8 at the Women’s Building to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence against women. According to SFWAR, one in four women and one in 11 men will be raped once in their lifetime and only 20 percent are reported to the police. ...

Tuition hike approved by CSU Board of Trustees

March 22, 2017 News

Amid protests Wednesday, the California State University system’s governing board voted 11-8 to raise tuition at its 23 campuses – the first raise in six years. Tuition will increase by $270 per year for in-state students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, up from the current rate of $5, 472 for undergraduate students, which “will ...

Bay Area activists attend “A Day Without Women” at SF City Hall

March 9, 2017 News

Activists gathered at San Francisco City Hall as the rally for “A Day Without Woman” kicked off on Wednesday. Women and male allies came to stand up and show solidarity with women of all backgrounds. A large group of women took the day off from work to participate and demand equal pay, fight for reproductive ...

Women’s March organization holds Day Without Women rally

March 8, 2017 News 1 Comment

The San Francisco Women’s March organization will be holding a Day Without a Woman rally on Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall from 11 a.m. to noon, where the group will then march to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters on Sansome Street. The organization is holding the rally highlight the economic value women ...

Can couples with different political views survive?

March 8, 2017 Opinion

I have been dating my partner for four years now. I truly believe our relationship has lasted with the 200-mile distance standing between us due to the respect we have for one another and our relationship. Politics never came up between us until last year, when the 2016 election arose. The topics regarding the election ...

Students get a crash course on polyamory at EROS event

February 22, 2017 Life

Students got the chance last week to have an open dialogue about polyamorous relationships. Due to high demand, SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, a sex-positive safe space for students, hosted “Finding Your True Love: Polyamory:101” Thursday afternoon. Reyna Aguilar, coordinator for EROS, thought the event was long overdue. “I do know a ...

Fear of the immigration ban causes excess stress to students

February 22, 2017 News

Vianney Casas was at home waiting for a text from her mom to say she had successfully entered the U.S. The reply she got wasn’t the happy news she was looking for. Her visa had been denied. “Everything happened in the middle of the night,” Casas said. “My mom called me and she was crying ...