Ethnic studies program to be implemented into local Bay Area high schools

December 13, 2014 News

After much anticipation from educators, students and other community members, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution Dec. 9 to implement an ethnic studies program in each of the district’s high schools. The resolution, set to unroll in 2015, is estimated to cost $469,833 per year and will expand the ethnic studies pilot ...

Some students with financial obligations lose out on turkey time

December 2, 2014 Life News

While Thanksgiving offers many students a break from the stress of school and an opportunity to reconnect with their families, some students simply can not afford to travel back home. Tamiyah Thomas is a first-year student who will spend her first holiday away from home working as a means to provide for herself. “This is the longest ...

Native Americans give thanks for continued culture, remember past

November 26, 2014 News

As the sun rose above the horizon one November morning, years of what one Native American SF State student described as anger began to wane, transforming his perspective on Thanksgiving Day. Nicholas Gomez, a descendant of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation, a tribe that has resided in the Monterey Bay area for thousands of years, was 25 years old ...

Parkmerced residents gather to discuss housing relocation

November 15, 2014 News 1 Comment

Hundreds of residents living in Parkmerced will be relocated as part of a redevelopment project to add almost 6,000 new housing units to the neighborhood starting next year. The project, approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in May 2011, will add new housing units in Parkmerced, according to the San Francisco Planning Department. ...

UDPATED: Power outage sweeps SF State campus

November 6, 2014 News

A power outage struck campus Thursday evening, causing evacuations in the J. Paul Leonard Library and residential buildings for a couple hours. Lights first shut down at approximately 8:43 p.m. and emergency backup lights came on several seconds later until power was restored. PG&E representatives said they were still analyzing the reason for Thursday’s power ...

Bamby Salcedo entwines hands with Deziree Miller after Q&A with actvist in the ROMC Reading Room on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Trans visibility film screening invites students to an open discussion on the realities of gender transitions

October 30, 2014 News

As part of a global movement toward trans visibility, an internationally recognized transgender Latina activist paid SF State a visit Thursday for the only Bay Area screening of a film documenting her story. Students gathered at the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center to watch Dante Alencastre’s film “Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story,” which chronicles Salcedo from her drug addiction ...

The Persian Studies Center in the Humanities Building Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Student enrollment decrease for Persian studies

October 28, 2014 News

Low student enrollment in the Persian Studies program triggered three class cancellations this fall, causing concern within the 2-year-old minor. “I’m worried that they’re going to take it away,” said Nagin Iqbal, who decided to minor in Persian Studies last spring. “It’s the first CSU to have a Persian Studies program and we’re very lucky ...

Pro-Palestinian protestors march along 7th Street toward the Oakland shipyard in an effort to block Israeli cargo company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

Pro Palestinian protestors continue blockade of Israeli cargo ship in Oakland, have high hopes for near future

October 28, 2014 News 6 Comments

A crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters rallied last Sunday in West Oakland as part of continued efforts to deter the unloading of an Israel-based shipping line. Participants at Block the Boat, the blockade event, initially prepared for the arrival of Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., a major Israeli cargo company, at 5 a.m. Saturday. When the ...

University granted $17 million in mission to expand diversity in sciences

October 24, 2014 News

The National Institutes of Health granted SF State $17 million this month to promote the success of marginalized students and train faculty within the natural sciences. NIH, a national medical research agency, awarded Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity, or SF BUILD, the grant, which will be disbursed over the next five years. The program is ...

UPN Gardening specialist, Linda Jo Morton, holds the mint plants that will be planted as what she called a homeopathic and ecologically sound way to repel the mosquitos in University Park North, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Mint plants: a possible solution to mosquito problem in UPN

October 6, 2014 News

Residential Life at SF State is fighting back against a constant swarm of mosquito attacks that have plagued University Park North residence halls for years by planting mint-plant gardens to repel the insects. “My left eye looks like I got socked in the face,” said UPN resident Candy Cheatham, whose face is swollen from mosquito ...

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, freshman check out a display showing various condom styles and shapes at the Residential Life Sexpo, an event held by dorm the RAs to help educate incoming students on issues relating to sexuality.

Campus community shares intimate details at first ever residential life Sexpo

September 29, 2014 News

Campus residents came for the dildos and stayed for the sexually explicit stories by their resident assistants (RAs) at Sexpo, a sexuality lifestyle event organized by Residential Life on Thursday night. First-year students asked questions about pornography, virginity, fetishes, sex toys, and relationships to a panel of five RAs. Organizers advertised a sex toy raffle ...

The SF State community is inherently tied to Ferguson

September 7, 2014 Opinion

Non-white lives are not valued in our society, unless they are those of people like Beyoncé or Kanye West, in which case they are only valued because they generate big money. On the first day of classes, the Student Union of San Francisco at SF State intended to join in a nationwide student walkout in ...

Paola Cerna and Monica Villa slide down the inflatable slide at The 3rd Annual Kick Off presented by ASI held the event at Cesar Chavez Plaza at SF State Thursday, September 4, 2014 in San Francisco, Cali.

ASI launches the academic year with 3rd annual Kickoff

September 5, 2014 News

The campus quad turned into a carnival yesterday afternoon as students leaped across a giant bounce house, tossed ping pong balls and competed in a human foosball tournament. The 3rd Annual Kickoff, hosted by Associated Students Inc. (ASI), catapulted SF State into the new academic year and publicized the campus merger. Students cheered for the ...