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Man sustained non-fatal shot to head in Ingleside

May 7, 2014 News

A man was non-fatally shot in the head today while walking southbound on Ashton St., between Holloway Ave. and Head St. The suspect is still at large, and no description has been provided yet. The victim, who has not yet been identified is still conscious and has been transported to San Francisco General Hospital for ...

Security cameras in Humanities Building removed after catching pyro

May 7, 2014 News

Three security cameras that were installed on the first three floors of the Humanities Building have been removed after they served their purpose in identifying an arsonist in more than a year ago. The UPD funded the camera installation in the Humanities Building as a matter of public safety and to aid in the investigation ...

Two injured in Parkmerced early morning blaze, cause unknown

February 13, 2014 News

Two people were injured early Thursday morning in a fire that started on the sixth floor of the Parkmerced apartments on Cambon Drive, near SF State. Fire crews responded to the two-alarm fire at 12:22 a.m. and quickly evacuated the high-rise building, according to Lt. Mindy Talmadge, the public information officer. Resident and neighbor Devon Henderson, ...

Sustainable Initiatives receives a $10,000 grant for campus bike workshops

January 31, 2014 News

Senior environmental studies major and the Health and Social Sciences Representative for the Associated Students, Inc., Miguel Guerrero, stands in the campus Bike Barn, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2013. Photo By Tony Santos / Xpress A $10,000 grant was awarded to the Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Sustainable Initiatives program to host a series of bicycle safety ...

SF State graduate creates San Francisco’s first comic book superhero

December 12, 2013 News

The Phenomenal Specter X, a creation of a SF State graduate, vigilantly watches over San Franciscans and keeps citizens safe from villains. Enrique Morales, a 2007 graduate from SF State with a bachelor’s degree in drama, is the creator of The Phenomenal Specter X, San Francisco’s first comic book superhero. Morales, born and raised in San Francisco, watched Batman, ...

Power outage in Lot 20

December 9, 2013 News

Students arrived to Lot 20 today, Monday, Dec. 9 2013, to find signs on the payment meters that read, “Due to power outage, free parking today.” The power outage in the lot took out the lights, elevators and payment machines inside the building. The signs were placed on payment machines in the morning by the ...

New shuttles shorten students’ wait time for daily commute

December 3, 2013 News 1 Comment

Last month, the University invested $83,000 to add two additional shuttles to the fleet that transports students from the Daly City BART station to campus, in order to accommodate the growing commuter population at SF State. SF State’s shuttle service is available to students and faculty who commute from Daly City BART and runs Monday ...

SF State gets new courses with environmental focus

November 5, 2013 News 2 Comments

A $38,207 grant provides Gators with the opportunity to enroll in five new environmental focused courses starting Spring 2014. The Office of Sustainability at SF State recognized the opportunity of the ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ Grant Program and told University professors, who then developed the five courses, according to Caitlin Steele, director of sustainability and energy. The ...

Ban the bottle movement uncaps at SF State

October 29, 2013 News

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a student organization at SF State, attempts to ban the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles on campus, using last week’s Sustainability Fest as a platform for its cause. At the two-day SF State Sustainability Fest, TGIF hosted a water taste test challenge, which aimed to show students that when they ...

Students sobered by suicide prevention conference

October 22, 2013 News

The 1,100 backpacks that covered the lawn in front of Malcolm X Plaza last Friday morning brought SF State student Patty Mazariegos to tears. Each bag represents the number of students who commit suicide each year — and she once had suicidal thoughts of her own. “To think that my backpack could be lying here ...

Campus kicks off week of sustainability education events

October 19, 2013 News

Today kicks off SF State’s fourth annual Sustainability Fest, an event designed to draw attention to green initiatives on university campuses nationwide. The University has expanded the nationwide event Campus Sustainability Day into a two day event covering Oct. 23 and 24. It’s a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovation of sustainability in higher education on each ...

New campus electric car charging stations provide much needed energy

October 15, 2013 News

With the recent addition of nine free electric charging stations last July, faculty and students who drive electric or hybrid cars no longer need to be afraid their car will die on the drive home. According to Teresa Carrillo, Latino/a studies department chair, after heavy lobbying from her and a group of faculty members the ...

California to claim nation’s second highest minimum wage

October 7, 2013 News

California hasn’t seen a wage increase since 2008, but after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 on Sept. 25, the Golden State will claim the nation’s second highest minimum wage of $9 an hour, effective July 1, 2014. The passage of the bill means the state will also raise minimum wage again Jan. 1, ...

Students revive SF State community garden

September 17, 2013 News

In a neon orange beanie and customized duct tape shoes, Eco Students President Tyler Wescott tenderly tucks lettuce into the earth of its new home with a blanket of straw to help keep the moisture in. Wescott leads the effort to rebuild and replant the community garden hidden behind a wall of bushes near Mary Park ...

SF State opens Office of Sustainability

September 17, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635367610247] This summer SF State advanced toward San Francisco’s goal of exporting zero waste with the addition of the Office of Sustainability. Formerly a part of the Physical Planning Department, the office has taken on new importance this summer as it works to improve the University’s sustainability by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and ...

Rush Week potentials check out frats and sororities

September 4, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635298134109] During the first few weeks of the semester, the Quad in front of Malcolm X Plaza becomes an impromptu field party taken over by the Greek community’s Rush Week. These weeks are for curious students of all grades to look into joining an SF State Greek sorority or fraternity by rushing, or taking an ...

LGBTQ activists contend for rights beyond marriage equality

August 26, 2013 News

The recent Supreme Court decision repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in June moved the LGBTQ community one step closer to equality and set off celebrations across the city. The fight for total equality, however, rages on. Deborah Brown, sociology and sexual studies lecturer said issues of greater importance are being overlooked. ...