Students plan to participate in “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” graduation

May 18, 2015 Life News 2 Comments

[slideshow_deploy id=’66618′] As graduating students prepare for commencement, some will use the opportunity as a final form of student activism by putting their hands up to show solidarity for the victims of police shootings. The Black Student Union and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán are organizing students to participate in the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot Graduation” during several ...

Professor to offer class on climate justice

May 15, 2015 News 1 Comment

Ethnic studies professor Philip Klasky garnered support and input from student activists for a new class on climate justice that could be offered next semester during a meeting April 9 at the J. Paul Leonard Library. The class, called “Race, Activism and Climate Justice,” was proposed by Klasky in January and will explore the unequal effects climate ...

Student organization honors Native American tribes through Pow-Wow

May 6, 2015 News

Dancers dressed in feathers, headdresses and buckskin shawls taught students simple footwork for the round dance to the beat of drums at the heart of campus during the 40th anniversary powwow. The Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations hosted the powwow at the center of campus on the lawn next to the Malcolm X Plaza May 3. A powwow is ...

Palestinian community gather in rally of Israeli Apartheid Week

April 21, 2015 News

A mock wall stood at the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza between the stage and the Cesar Chavez Student Center as a simulation of the barrier in West Bank in Israel to draw attention to the current affairs on that side of the world. The General Union of Palestine Students hosted a rally to commemorate Israeli ...

Students targeted in scam through babysitting service

March 31, 2015 News 5 Comments

The story of a deaf mother in need of assistance for her son who uses a wheelchair compelled one SF State student into accepting a part-time nanny job. But her empathy almost cost her $3,000 in an online scam. Sophomore Lauren Well signed up for Care.com, a third party website that employs users for family and home care, ...

Graduate student hired for Amtrak research

March 30, 2015 News

Whether it was working dead-end jobs as an assistant to a local florist or an employee at Domino’s Pizza, SF State student Morgan Pentruff never felt fulfilled in her work place until now. Pentruff has been selected by the University as a research assistant for an extensive, state-wide project, which she said credits her work ethic as the key ...

TV series shows Asian Americans under a new light

March 3, 2015 Opinion

As a child of immigrant parents, my background and upbringing are similar to many in the United States. Growing up, I felt invalidated because I never saw anyone share my story and culture in the mass media. That was true until I decided to check out ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.” Narrated by food connoisseur, Eddie ...

Nearly 50 years later, students remember campus protest

February 27, 2015 Multimedia News

Hundreds of students cried “On strike, shut it down,” fists raised to the sky as they marched through Malcolm X Plaza while they passed police officers donning riot gear. This is what SF State looked like from November 1968 to March 1969. Nearly 50 years have passed since the 1968 strike, but current Black Student Union members ...

University police reports attempted robbery over weekend

February 23, 2015 News

An attempted robbery was reported to University Police near the main entrance of the library Saturday at 1:15 a.m., according to a University report. A man reported being approached by an unknown male suspect as he was walking on the inner campus pathway near the J. Paul Leonard Library where he was asked if he had a phone, ...

Organization develops database to track abusive officer activity

February 18, 2015 News 1 Comment

Amid the anti-police brutality movement and Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, an SF State student organization is zeroing in on tracking abusive officer activity and increased police accountability for misconduct. The Black & Brown Liberation Coalition is an organization created to combat racism and raise awareness on issues regarding police and people of ...

Thousands gather in Oakland to protest fracking

February 11, 2015 News

Blue and yellow flags colored the streets as thousands of people swarmed through downtown Oakland Feb. 7 to demand the end of structural fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, in California. The March for Real Climate Leadership, organized by a broad coalition of groups around the state, called on Gov. Jerry Brown to be a climate leader and ...

Community residents voice support on Hunters Point expansion

February 3, 2015 News

Bayview residents voiced their support for the possible SF State Hunters Point campus expansion Jan. 31 at the Bayview YMCA Community Room. SF State hosted an open forum for members of the Bayview community to discuss how neighbors can benefit from the potential campus extension at the Hunters Point Shipyard. District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, SF State ...