San Francisco comedian and student balances jokes with grades

May 3, 2011 Life

SF State student leaves the city cracking up with jokes that hit close to home. Zach Chiappellone, 24, gets his material from observing what goes on around him. “I’m a true believer fact is funnier than fiction,” said Chiappellone. Keeping busy by performing stand-up all around San Francisco, Chiappellone said he hopes to turn his passion ...

Faculty votes on newest proposal for college merger

April 12, 2011 News 2 Comments

Faculty responded in record numbers two months ago to vote on three controversial options for the University’s college merger. Now, the administration is asking for an encore. President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost Sue Rosser have asked the faculty to participate in another referendum following Corrigan’s March 21 announcement of a new proposal to restructure ...

VIDEO: SF State student freestyles his way to fame

March 22, 2011 23 Comments

SF State student, Ethan “EMoney” Cohen is getting his chance at the big time by rapping his way to becoming a contestant on BET’s famous Freestyle Friday. “I went up there and blew the judges away,” said Cohen. “Right off the bat they said, ‘we want you to come to New York.'” Freestyle Friday is ...

SF State chuckles the way to competition

March 15, 2011 News

SF State moved closer to victory in the National College Comedy Competition March 2, laughing off UC Santa Cruz at the Regional Rival Match. “Our goal is to win this thing, but stand-up performances can be difficult to rank,” said Zach Chiappallone, one of the four SF State students to make it to the next ...

VIDEO: Dhamaka Dance Organization gives SF State some Bollywood style

February 22, 2011

Sounds of Indian music flood SF State every week as the Dhamaka Dance Organization practices Bollywood-style dance in Malcom X Plaza. “DDO’s goal is not only to get recognition and perform at events, but also get a group of dancers together to have fun,” said DDO President Sadaf Malik. The DDO is open to anyone, ...

President Corrigan accepts "six-plus-one" college merger

February 10, 2011 2 Comments

CORRECTION: In a recently published article titled, “President Corrigan accepts ‘six-plus-one’ college merger,” we attributed the first quote in the story to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. It was not Griffin who stated this, but a quote provided to Griffin by SF State President Robert A. Corrigan. We regret this error. SF State President Robert A. ...