Grad ticket scarcity creates student-run black market

May 18, 2016 News

*Students’ names have been changed to preserve confidentially. The “SFSU Class of 2016” Facebook group page has transformed into a black market for the buying and selling of graduation tickets. A limit of seven tickets per student with purchase of graduation regalia has sparked this demand, as students scramble to find alternative ways to get their family, ...

Annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival brings scripts to life

April 19, 2016 Life

An awakened puppet, a lovable narcissist, a crippled coal miner and online lovers – these are just a few characters that will soon jump from page to stage at the annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival. Plays that “bend form and perception” will be read at Z Space and the Poetry Center as collaboration between the creative ...

EROS provides safe space for sexual health education

February 9, 2016 Life

Located on the terrace level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality provides a safe space for students. Inside their quaint office space, free condoms, internal condoms, dental dams and gloves are sorted into small bins for students to take. A tall bookcase stands with shelves of colorful dildos ...

Winter break leaves campus desolate

January 26, 2016 Life

Students have settled back onto campus after the long hiatus of winter break as reuniting smiles, crowded walkways and lingering lines in the bookstore signify the beginning of the spring semester. However, just a few weeks before, SF State was a barren ghost town for those who decided to call campus home for the more than five-week-long break. “I ...

Pouring rights agreement falls flat as students rise up

December 8, 2015 Life News

President Leslie E. Wong’s refusal to sign a pouring rights agreement Nov. 19 drew critical interest from news organizations across the Bay Area, but also brought up the question of student power at SF State. Wong stated in an email that he decided to decline the agreement after considering health studies and comments put forth by the ...

CREAM joins other interactive Food Services at Stonestown

November 10, 2015 Life

CREAM’s make-it-yourself model makes it possible to assemble hundreds of ice cream and cookie combinations to satisfy any sweet tooth. With a kiosk soon to open in the center of Stonestown Galleria, the dessert franchise will join the ranks of Stonestown’s many fast food restaurants that allow customers to personalize their meal. “I myself am a huge fan of ...

Art professor takes stand against BART censorship

November 3, 2015 Life 1 Comment

Bustling commuters escalated out of the underground BART station at 16th and Mission streets to come face to face with four intricately woven tapestries taped to the plaza’s walls. Some continued walking, while others paused, entranced by the artwork. Victor De La Rosa, associate professor in the school of art at SF State, is the creator of the tapestries for ...

Freshman artist illustrates social inequality

October 21, 2015 Life

Odessa Blackmore, an 18-year-old freshman at SF State, said she was walking down Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland early one summer morning when she learned that a black man had been shot by police. According to neighbors near the scene, the man had passed out in his car with a handgun and refused to get out when ...

Anti-Eviction mapping project blueprints displacement

October 14, 2015 Life

As San Francisco’s housing crisis continues to snowball, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has set out to illustrate the effect of eviction through visual storytelling. The mapping project was featured at the Incline Gallery in the Mission earlier this year as part of “The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers” exhibit. The exhibit featured five other artists, ...

Empowerment of Middle Eastern women captured in photography showcase

September 26, 2015 Life

Onlookers gazed deeply into the eyes of a Middle Eastern woman, a vividly tattooed arm peeking out from under her finely detailed garment. Forty-three other images joined the photograph, decorating the white walls of the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Each photograph – the work of seven women from Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, ...

KSFS embraces the chaos of a new semester

September 22, 2015 Life

The walls of the KSFS radio station at SF State are covered with graffiti, a long-standing tradition carried on by students looking to make their mark. A large sign showcasing their slogan, “Embrace the chaos,” is tacked onto the wall. It is a sentiment that Jeff Jacoby, advisor and associate professor, said he proudly upholds. In the other ...

Global Museum reopening delayed until spring

September 11, 2015 Life

The SF State community will have to wait a little bit longer to see artifacts from around the world at the new Global Museum in the Fine Arts Building on campus. The exhibition reopening has been postponed to early Spring 2016 due to construction delays, according to the museum studies program webpage. Daniel Bernardi, interim dean ...

SF State alumnus curates sci-fi exhibit on campus

September 2, 2015 Life

[slideshow_deploy id=’67100′] Colorful toy guns hung on the walls as bronze, animalistic masks stared at onlookers from across the room and detailed sculptures of futuristic planets dangled from the ceiling.  Eerie horror music rang in the background as viewers walked from piece to piece under red and blue lighting, admiring the diverse works of art. The ...