Jewish community lays blame on Wong

May 9, 2017 News 3 Comments

Additional reporting by Ian Sumner Tensions are rising between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters on campus, as both groups speak out against the unsettling climate they feel the University administration has created. President Leslie E. Wong’s rocky history with the local Jewish community, including the two attempts to have Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat speak on campus, ...

J. The Jewish News of Northern California details rocky history between Wong and Jewish campus community

May 3, 2017 News 2 Comments

  J. The Jewish News of Northern California published a duo of damning articles this evening outlining President Wong’s rocky history with the Jewish community on campus. The publication, which covers a range of topics that pertain to the Northern California Jewish community, published a news story alongside an op-ed focused on the campus climate concerning ...

Sufficient evidence found to try suspect in SF State student murder

April 26, 2017 News

A San Mateo Superior Court judge ruled there is sufficient evidence to set a trial date for the suspect accused of beating an SF State student to death in a domestic violence case. Detective Brandon Scholes took the witness stand during the preliminary hearing this morning. He was the on-call detective on Dec. 17, the ...

Murder case shines light on domestic violence victims

April 25, 2017 News

**Charlotte Mackay contributed to this article Domestic violence took the lives of two SF State students in a two-year time span, the most recent case is ongoing. The first victim was Cecilia Lam who was shot by her boyfriend in October 2014. He was released from jail for public intoxication prior to the incident and ...

Meet the man who will change your life – Gorsuch confirmed as 113th Supreme Court Justice

April 13, 2017 News

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of wikimedia commons” align=”alignright” width=”380″][/media-credit] Justice Neil M. Gorsuch was officially sworn in Monday as the 113th justice to the Supreme Court after he was confirmed last week when Senate Republicans voted to change the rules of the confirmation vote threshold. In an unprecedented decision, Senate Republicans bypassed a Democratic filibuster to proceed ...

Your entire online footprint: now for sale

April 6, 2017 News

Trump signed a controversial bill to repeal protections that would have stopped internet service provider companies from collecting and selling online activity. Though proponents say the repeal of this regulation will level the playing field between websites and internet service providers, privacy advocates warn it sets a precedent that may compromise people’s privacy, and turn ...

Courts freeze Trump’s travel ban, again

March 17, 2017 News

Two federal judges blocked Trump’s second attempt to instate a travel order against Muslim-majority countries. Before it could go into effect at midnight as planned, the ban was frozen by the courts, much like the first one. Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled on Wednesday that the travel restrictions could have caused the plaintiff, Ismail Elshikh, ...

Black bloc tactics become prevalent in Bay Area protests

March 8, 2017 News 2 Comments

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Jesse had engaged in black bloc tactics since the 1990s. They did not become a black bloc participant until Occupy Wall Street, but began fighting against neo-Nazis in the 1990s. The article has since been corrected. *Note: names have been changed to protect identity. An American ...

Transgender people deserve the right to exist and pee

March 1, 2017 Opinion

My best friend is the only girl I know who wears heels to school most days; her tall graceful figure gliding across campus to the sound of click-clack-click-clack. Our endless inside jokes make me laugh at the most inappropriate times, and her warm smile is just as contagious as her confidence. We can be found ...

City seeks funds to protect immigrants from deportation

February 16, 2017 News

Immigrants, lawyers and community members squeezed into the Budget and Finance Committee meeting in substantial numbers that spilled into an overflow room to show support for a measure that would establish a legal unit to defend immigrants from deportation through the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. The attendees came fresh from a pro-immigrant rally outside, ...

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

February 15, 2017 News

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees unanimously approved a deal to support free tuition for residents, but some fear the agreement leaves undocumented students behind in a time when the city stands as a safe haven from Trump’s deportation policies. The meeting began with board members sharing words of gratitude toward Jane ...

SF makes city college free for residents

February 8, 2017 News

San Francisco will be the first U.S. city to provide free community college to its residents next fall. Mayor Ed Lee’s announcement came after months of uncertainty about the passed ballot measure and weeks of negotiation talks between the mayor, Supervisor Jane Kim, San Francisco City College officials and labor representatives. Lee agreed $5.4 million ...

Trump’s travel ban hits close to home

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

Countrywide protests broke out Saturday following Trump’s signing of the order that temporarily bans Syrian refugees and citizens of seven other predominantly Muslim countries. On the same day, SF State student Amran Alsiday received a phone call. Alsiday was told by family that his inlaw, Esa AlWasli, who was traveling to the U.S. after a ...