Female TV Characters are present but lacking

November 10, 2015 Opinion

Between 8 and 11 p.m. on Thursdays, I am not to be disturbed. I have my kettle corn next to my blackberry Izze and a big plate of nachos. With my feet propped up, I turn on the television, and the night begins: ABC’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” lineup, featuring two of my favorite Shonda Rhimes shows, “Scandal” and “How To ...

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

October 23, 2015 News

SF State historic organizations voiced their opposition to the California State University mandate that equipped all campus police with Tasers during the National Day of Action to Stop Police Brutality Thursday. The CSU and the State University Police Association agreed to allow campus police to arm themselves with new equipment, including Tasers and pepper spray, Aug. 27. ...

Student rally draws attention to social injustices

October 20, 2015 News

Associated Students, Inc.’s Project Connect organized a SPEAK OUT rally Tuesday at noon in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The rally was organized to allow student organizations to speak out about various social issues, according to Project Connect intern Lashawnda Rainey, 21. “This event was inspiring for students, because it gives them an ...

Racism is not a punchline

October 19, 2015 Opinion

Let’s take a moment to applaud those who are still living proof of the phrase “ignorance is bliss” in the year 2015. Social media exploded after a Facebook user posted a photo of himself with his co-worker’s African American son. The man, Gerod Roth, posed for a selfie with the child, and the comments his friends left on ...

ASI votes to keep current funding model for historic organizations

October 15, 2015 News

In a unanimous decision, Associated Students, Inc. voted against a previous motion to decrease funding for historical organizations Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall. SF State historic organizations currently receive a total of $85,000 in funding each year for events. After a two-week debate regarding  budget relocation, ASI voted to keep the current ...

Students’ landlord issues tackled at housing workshop

October 14, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State’s Legal Resource Center tackled problems and concerns regarding living arrangements in San Francisco during its first landlord/tenant workshop Oct. 12. “This workshop aligns with the mission for our program – to educate, inform and help empower the SF State community,” said Associated Students, Inc. Legal Resource Center Director Kaylin Masis. Students voiced their concerns and received legal ...

Delay in voting decision creates tension between ASI & historical organizations

October 6, 2015 News

The Associated Students, Inc. Finance Committee addressed concerns regarding the group’s allocation of funds Monday, after growing criticism for a proposal that would reduce budgets for historic campus groups. “After sitting in the meeting, I can see the board blaming (historical organizations) when this proposal was just dropped in our lap last minute,” said Hermanos ...

SF State’s Project Rebound expanding to more CSU’s

October 6, 2015 News

Project Rebound, a program helping the formerly incarcerated obtain college degrees, will be expanding its program to 10 other California State Universities in Fall 2016 after over 20 years of providing services at SF State, according to Project Rebound Director Jason Bell. Entering his final semester at SF State after four years in Project Rebound, ...

SF State historical organizations speak out against ASI funding cuts

September 30, 2015 News

Tensions between long-standing student organizations and the Associate Students, Inc. Board of Directors grew high during a meeting in Jack Adams Hall Wednesday after a proposal to decrease funding for historic groups. ASI former Vice President of Finance Marco Fuentes said he is furious about the proposed cuts. “They are trying to diminish SF State’s ...

BSU creates a safe space for African American students

September 29, 2015 News 3 Comments

The Black Student Union will bring attention to everyday gender issues surrounding members of the black community by kicking off this year’s first Black Kings and Queens meeting Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. BSU Senior coordinators Hannah Wodaje and Ismail Muhammad said they are working hard this year to improve the way black youth ...

Student voices: SF State students define #BlackLivesMatter

September 26, 2015 Multimedia

  The deaths of many young black men have sparked a revolutionary hashtag that has gone viral over popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #BlackLivesMatter has turned into a powerful movement since 2012 with the deaths of Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and most recently Walter Scott and was created to shed ...

#BlackLivesMatter = Black Lives Matter Too

September 15, 2015 Opinion

Last week I received a Facebook message from an old high school classmate who criticized me for posting “too much black stuff” on my social media. “#BlackLivesMatter is ignorant and rude; not all white cops are racist and, besides, all lives matter,” he said. “You’re not promoting equality.” This message was very disturbing for me to ...