Emergency staff respond to 911 call inside the Humanities building

December 3, 2015 News

First responders received a call shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday morning from staff in the Humanities Building reporting a medical emergency. One faculty member, who did not want to be named, described her colleague as having stroke-like symptoms as she frantically attempted to get the attention of emergency staff. “We do not know what happened ...

Taste of the Bay celebrates 19 years of culinary creation

November 20, 2015 Life

Backlit by the commanding city views atop the Metreon center, the SF State hospitality and tourism management department hosted the 19th annual Taste of the Bay fundraiser for a night of local wine, food and charity. The student-run event brought alumni, students and industry professionals together for charity Wednesday night. The money raised was committed ...

SPEAK finals take top five to poetry invitational

November 20, 2015 Life

Ten poets wielded their words as weapons in the fight for a spot in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Tuesday at 7 p.m. in The Poetry Center. Spoken Poetry Expressed By All Kinds, or SPEAK, holds the annual event in search of the five best spoken poets to represent SF State at the CUPSI ...

Graffiti artists fight for expression in the public domain

November 17, 2015 Life

On the north side of 19th and Holloway avenues, several large graffiti pieces were buffed off of the stone wall, leaving behind blurry streaks of blue spray paint. Just across the street, two more pieces peeked out from behind the overgrown brush. For street artists like SF State student Haidar Abu al Hasan, known by his ...

Students host secret shows throughout city

October 26, 2015 Life

Shrouded in the dappled moonlight that filtered though the eucalyptus trees in John McLaren Park, a crowd of more than 80 people swayed to the acoustic sounds of a guitar. Coordinated by the Secret Show Society, Saturday night’s concert is part of the larger trend of invite-only events held under a cloak of secrecy.  “We started ...

The underside of the porn industry

October 20, 2015 Life 2 Comments

In a studio furnished with beds, cabinets of sex toys and movable set walls, adult performer Nikki Darling stood in front of a camera clad in a blue sports bra and black spandex shorts, playing out the script that involved masturbation training. “If there’s anyone who can masturbate for 48 hours it’s you,” Darling purred. For Darling and fellow performer ...

Short films compete for Hollywood gold

September 30, 2015 Life 1 Comment

The world’s largest student film festival, Campus MovieFest, returned to SF State Sept. 30 as part of its 16th annual world tour. Wednesday marked the start of a week-long scramble for contenders to produce and craft a five-minute long film by Oct. 6. With more than $100,000 in prizes and equipment at stake, the line to ...

Velvet Revolution gives voice to SF State poets

September 10, 2015 Life

The Poetry Center on the fifth floor on the Humanities Building transforms Monday nights from a quiet sanctuary of thoughts into an animated community of friends and aspiring writers called “The Velvet Revolution Reading Series.” Since 2004, poets and writers, students and professors, have met on Monday nights to read their work and enjoy the ...

SF state students selected for international dramatic arts seminar

August 26, 2015 Life

The illustrious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art opened its doors to 11 students from the U.S. and one from Canada. Through the Performing Arts Abroad program, SF State theatre majors Allison Doody and Danielle Schreiner were selected to participate in RADA’s comprehensive dramatic arts seminar this summer. Doody, a senior, traveled to London for an ...