Music festivals are not the optimum concert experience

May 3, 2013 Opinion 2 Comments

The dust and LSD has finally cleared after two smelly, hippie weekends of Brochella. We have reached that time of year between music festivals. Starting May 8-12, we will have Bottlerock in Napa Valley and at the end of summer, Outside Lands, shortly followed by the free music fest known as Hardly Hipster, or something ...

I'm a hipster and I know it

March 23, 2013 Opinion 4 Comments

You can’t do anything without being categorized. If you listen to a certain type of music, wear various clothing articles, enjoy artsy-fartsy films or drink your coffee black, it is inevitable that someone out there is going to place you in a social category. Apparently, for the past few years of my existence, I have ...

Impacted majors may nearly double at SF State

February 19, 2013

The path through SF State, from application to graduation, might be getting a little bumpier next year. University administration announced Feb. 19 that it will be proposing the impaction of nine additional majors for the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. The proposed majors include accounting with a concentration in business, biology, communications, criminal justice, ...

The necessary evil that is bandwagoning

February 13, 2013 Opinion

Now that the smoke has cleared and the tears are almost dried up from a 49er Super Bowl loss, we can address what no successful sports franchise is without: a bandwagon. San Francisco certainly was decorated in much more red last week than it would have been five years ago and yes, this is a ...

THE SWAMP: 'The Room' Recap

February 12, 2013 Life

Now that the weekend is over and we all have a case of the Mondays, it is time to reflect on the more enjoyable time that was two days ago. Please allow me to take the Monday humbug out of your butt and try to bring some cheer into our dull school schedules and recap ...

Campus crime update: A drug bust, bottle smashing and a false alarm

December 14, 2012

Where da weed at? A verbal altercation broke out at The Village at Centennial Square Dec. 6. Officers responded and approached the squabblers to abate the altercation. Upon further investigation, it was determined one of the subjects was in possession of marijuana. The subject was cited and released. With the market for “purp” at it’s ...

Campus crime update: Mall vandals, door sealers and drunken shenanigans

December 4, 2012

Let’s Go To The Mall…Today! There was a group of subjects that vandalized the Stonestown Galleria Dec. 1. When officers responded, the subjects were detained and told that the Stonestown security would hold them until the San Francisco Police Department could respond. While vandalism is something that shouldn’t be endorsed, come on, how can you ...

Gradspring offers job hunting website for recent college graduates

November 29, 2012

College graduates have come to understand the stress and competitiveness of the job market all too well, and bridging the gap between college grads and companies has become a job in itself. Gradspring, an online job board and career resource for new graduates, might be the solution for students seeking post-graduation employment. More than 3,000 ...

Campus crime update: A bathroom bandit, a bookstore thief and a stolen vehicle

November 27, 2012

Urine? You’re out! Officers observed a women’s restroom window that someone had attempted to open in the Gymnasium Nov. 22. After some serious investigating, it was determined that access was not gained by this bathroom bandit. In all fairness, sometimes controlling your bladder is just not an option. When there is a window of opportunity, ...

Campus crime update: shooting hoops, stolen tires and graffiti

October 30, 2012

Occupy the Basketball Courts Officers approached a subject shooting some sweet hoops after hours in the Gymnasium Oct. 26. The subject became argumentative when asked to leave and to supply the officer with identification. Come on, Mr. Officer, you should have challenged this hooligan to a game of 1-on-1 or something. Ignore the paperwork that ...

Campus crime update: a shirtless adventure, underage drinking and a stolen backpack

October 16, 2012

No Shirts, No Shoes, No Facebook Officers received a call about a topless subject using a computer at the HSS Building Oct. 13. When confronted, the subject repeatedly gave incorrect identification. SF State has strict regulations regarding one’s own virtual adventure on the internet, so please, gentlemen, stay off Chat Roulette while browsing the net on ...

CALPIRG Energy Service Corp encourages students to make energy pledges

October 16, 2012 2 Comments

An act as small and seemingly insignificant as turning off the lights before leaving the house could have a bigger impact than students might think. As a joint collaboration between California Public Interest Research Group and AmeriCorps, the CALPIRG Energy Service Corp is focused on getting students engaged, involved and educated about energy conservation, preservation ...

Campus crime update: an active warrant, a feud and graffiti

October 9, 2012

Probation Violation Officers spotted a male subject sleeping in the Science Building Oct. 5. and determined that the subject had an active $1,000 warrant out from San Mateo County for probation violation. This is the second week with similar circumstances. It would appear that a college campus is not somewhere to hang out with an active warrant. A Lobby ...

California State University names Timothy P. White as new chancellor

October 4, 2012 News 1 Comment

UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White has been named the newest chancellor of the California State University System. Charles B. Reed officially announced his retirement earlier this year in May after 14 years of service. “I am humbled to have been chosen to lead the California State University system at such a transformative time,” White ...

Campus crime update: a cited skateboarder, a jaywalker and a litterbug

October 3, 2012

Skate, Die or Lie While on patrol Sept. 27, officers observed a skateboarder at Burk Lane. Officers made contact with the subject and he was cited. To make matters worse, this little shredder was also charged for providing false identification to the officer. Come on man, what are you trying to hide? You’re already negatively ...

VIDEO: SF State Gospel Gators hit high note at choir competition

October 2, 2012 1 Comment

Still recovering from the excitement after placing second in Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound choir competition, the SF State Gospel Gators gathered at Lakeside Presbyterian Church Oct. 1 to rehearse. The Gospel Gators, an inclusive student choir with a diverse group of people from Christians to Atheists, achieved this feat with only two weeks to prepare. ...

Campus crime update: A drunken citation, a lost phone and stolen iPad

September 24, 2012

Punk in Drublic There were reports Sept. 21 of an intoxicated subject at Parkmerced sports bar Park 77. Officers responded and took the subject into custody for public intoxication. Riddle us this: How does one get a drunk in public citation at a bar? Was the subject Charlie Sheening too hard for the bartender to ...

Why chivalry is obsolete in today's age

September 20, 2012 Opinion 4 Comments

Is chivalry dead? Maybe not, but it’s certainly on its deathbed. I’m a cynic and my sarcastic sense of humor has often been cited as rude, but it does make life a bit easier when we live by the “do unto others…” rule. Chivalry is defined as a code of conduct associated with the medieval ...

SF State strives to dispel commuter campus label

September 19, 2012 2 Comments

When classes end for the day, students are often overwhelmed by an urge to leave campus right away and get home. The sense of urgency these students feel is part of what has led to SF State’s designation as a commuter campus, but times are changing. Administration is implementing new ways to encourage student involvement, hoping ...

SF State bookstore makes shift for profit after 58 years

August 29, 2012 News

For the first time in 58 years, the SFSU Bookstore has gone from a nonprofit to being managed by Follett Higher Education Group, a family owned corporation. The University will maintain ownership of the Bookstore while Follett is used as a contractor for management. Every year a percentage of the total revenue will be paid ...

Ed Lee to keynote SF State commencement ceremony

May 16, 2012

Edwin Lee, who became San Francisco’s first elected Asian-American mayor earlier this year, will be the keynote speaker at the SF State commencement ceremony May 19. “The mayor is a strong supporter of higher education who appreciates the contributions SF State makes to the economic, cultural and intellectual well-being of this great city,” said President Robert A. ...