To infinity and beyond 10 years: C Lo’s Movie Reviews

May 2, 2018 Opinion

It’s all come down to this. 10 years in the making, from 2008’s “Iron Man” all the way up to this February’s “Black Panther” — that’s almost half of my life. The Marvel cinematic universe has always brought joy to me with every new film that builds upon their franchise. I’ve grown up with these ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: He-e-e-e-re’s Spielberg!

March 28, 2018 Opinion

I spent much of my childhood entertained by pop culture’s endless commodities. They made me happy — being introduced to the worlds of Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros. and Disney’s classic animated films. The world of film made the biggest impact on my life in terms of who I am as a ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: Can’t iron out these wrinkles

March 15, 2018 Opinion

What do “The Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter,” “The Godfather,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “Fight Club” have in common? They are all content that originally came from books that were adapted into generally great films. Unfortunately, some films do not translate well from book to movie such as “Eragon,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Twilight” ...

‘Thor’ manages without Mjolnir

November 11, 2017 Life Opinion

Four years after the not so well-received “Thor: The Dark World,” “Thor: Ragnarok” looks to move the God of Thunder’s franchise to a more fun, hilarious and exciting environment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this third installment of the “Thor” series, Thor’s sister, Hela the Goddess of Death, comes back to Asgard to seek ...

Gators’ season comes to a close in CCAA semifinals

November 3, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State men’s soccer closed their historic season today at 11 a.m. in the semifinals with a 0-3 loss against Cal Poly Pomona. The last time the Gators were in the playoffs, the 1978 team made it to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This season, the Gators made it to the ...

Top 5 hidden Netflix horror movies

November 1, 2017 Life Opinion

Halloween is approaching, which means certain spooky traditions that people hold dear are beginning. One of those traditions include screenings for horror movies. Ghosts, monsters and evil things run amok in horror movies, which is why people love them. Glen Walters, Ph.D., explained this desire to be scared in the 2004 Journal of Media Psychology. ...

Gators chomp their way to playoffs

October 31, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State won their last game of the regular season on Saturday, celebrating Senior Day, to pull their way into the playoff season for the first time since 1978. After the only goal in the game, set by junior midfielder/defender Ayden Bowers’ header from the right side of the box, the Gators cemented their ...

Men’s soccer crushes the competition in historic win

October 25, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s soccer won their second to last home game by a landslide and historical 7-1 victory over the Humboldt State University Jacks. After the Gators won one of their two games this past weekend, winning these last two games were critical to head into the CCAA playoffs. The Gators shot three attempted goals ...

Men’s soccer advances two slots before conference playoffs

October 22, 2017 Sports

The San Francisco State University men’s soccer team won its fourth home game against Cal State San Bernardino, shooting up two spots on the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. With only having three games left in the regular season, the Gators needed this 4-2 win in order to advance further up in the ladder. Now ...

Tubbs Fire leaves hundreds without homes

October 9, 2017 News

The Tubbs Fire consumed 25,000 to 30,000 acres of Santa Rosa land, forcing many people to evacuate their residences, according to a tweet from the Santa Rosa Fire Department. The Tubbs Fire–– named after Tubbs Lane in Calistoga, California, where the first signs of the growing fire were–– burned all through last night and is ...

Sci-fi noir and grittiness makes for one hell of a film

October 9, 2017 Opinion

35 years after its original, the Blade Runner sequel has become a reality for many film fans, and, fortunately, the director and his crew will be remembered and studied for their filmmaking mastery. Quebec native Denis Villeneuve comes back to the big screen after his Oscar-nominated “Arrival” to direct “Blade Runner 2049,” Ridley Scott’s epic ...

Men’s soccer sweeps weekend home games

October 1, 2017 Sports

Coming off of their 2-1 win against California State University, East Bay, men’s soccer added another win to their record against CSU, Monterey Bay on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Cox Stadium. The San Francisco State University Gators won their second game of the weekend against the CSUMB Otters, lengthening their record to 7-1-1. This game, ...

Third time’s the charm in the men’s conference games

September 29, 2017 Sports

After their first two conference games ended in disappointment, the third saw the men’s soccer team win in a tight 2-1 match against California State University, East Bay at Cox Stadium. The first half started off aggressive when, within the first two minutes, the Pioneers had their first wide shot outside of sophomore goalkeeper Kyle ...

The Kingsman agents kick back to theaters with a sequel

September 25, 2017 Opinion

After a good two years since the original, the new “Kingsman” sequel hits the big screen, but shooting too close to the sun causes its ambitious ideas to be burned along the ride. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the latest film in the franchise filled with absurd and fun spy-action moments. Matthew Vaughn returns to ...

Director Darren Aronofsky creates pretentious yet visionary film

September 18, 2017 Opinion

Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky presented this weekend what was, perhaps, his most experimental film, and it is one of the most menacing and cringe-worthy movies of the last decade – a compliment to the director’s way of filming. Aronofsky’s “mother!” has the pleasure of being different from the mainstream media’s portrayal of the hero’s journey. ...

Women’s soccer claims victory over Holy Names to continue streak

September 17, 2017 Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team played in a physical 1-0 victory over Holy Names University Hawks on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Hawks started out with possession of the ball, but the Gators quickly pressured them to grab control of the game. Within the first 15 minutes of the game, the forwards made quick passes inside ...

Students team up with Coaching Corps for volunteering

September 13, 2017 News Sports

SF State students are working once again with the non-profit Coaching Corps to help kids in disadvantaged communities play the sports they have always wanted to play. Coaching Corps’s mission is “to ensure that all kids get to reap the benefits of playing sports with a trained, caring coach,” according to their website. Coaching Corps’ ...

Men’s soccer team wins first home game with shutout

September 5, 2017 Sports

The SF State University men’s soccer team defeated the Dominican University of California’s team today, scoring two goals in the first half and making the final score 2-0. In the first SF State home game of the season, Dominican started with possession of the ball. The Gators were being pressured by the offense right away. ...

SF fog hinders eclipse viewing

August 21, 2017 News

As students and faculty looked toward the sky this morning with every intention of seeing the first solar eclipse of the century, they were met with a different view– or lack thereof. The department of physics and astronomy gathered in the Quad today from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to see the solar eclipse, but ...