Ethnic studies documentary premiers at the right time

May 18, 2016 Life

Black and white archival footage of students marching, with fists held high, captures the racially-charged conditions on college campuses in the late 1960s in a new documentary that made its Bay Area premiere at Castro Theatre May 15. The film focuses on the student-led demonstrations that sparked the creation of numerous Ethnic Studies programs across ...

Consent Week to empower students against sexual violence

February 9, 2016 Life

Next week will spark a campus-wide discussion about consent, sexual violence, survivor support and students’ rights on campus, with Consent Week taking place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Associated Students, Inc. will be hosting Consent Week Feb. 15-19. The events are a collaboration among the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality, the Queer and ...

New art exhibit commemorates resistance of Filipino people

February 3, 2016 Life

The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power Revolution of the Philippines. The exhibit will highlight the role that art and culture played in mobilizing the Filipino people against dictatorship. The exhibit, “Resiliencies: ...

Student cruises into nautical career

December 11, 2015 Life

Tourists shiver with cold as they huddle in line, waiting to be shepherded onto the boat and take their seats. They snap pictures of the Bay as the boat departs and SF State senior Josh Scerri steers them toward the infamous Alcatraz. Scerri has worked with Alcatraz Cruises for the past five years in a job that is ...

New statue to spark student spirit

December 8, 2015 Life News

SF State will be getting a new statue in the near future as a part of 2015’s Senior Class Gift campaign. The statue, which has been dubbed the Gator Spirit Statue, will be a 10-foot bronzed gator featuring engraved plaques that can be purchased by current students and alumni, according to the project’s website. According ...

History buff opens gym after graduation

October 27, 2015 Life 1 Comment

With a master’s degree in history and an extensive background in fitness under her belt, SF State alumna Tia Kilpatrick combined her seemingly unrelated set of skills to open her own fitness studio, Versa Indoor Cycling, earlier this month. Located on the corner of 27th Avenue and Taraval Street, Kilpatrick described her gym as a “smart studio” ...

Costume dodgeball makes for spooky intramural fun

October 24, 2015 Life

Draped wall to wall in cobwebs, caution tape and skeletons, SF State’s gym was transformed into a Halloween-themed arena Friday night. Six costumed dodgeball teams competed with one goal in mind: to knock each other out of the tournament and slide into the finals. Campus recreation hosted its sixth annual costume dodgeball tournament Friday, open ...

Entrepreneurial spirit inspires student’s clothing line

October 11, 2015 Life

Laid-back, easygoing vibes came to life with the colors of a waterfront sunset when SF State freshman Michael Ihle created one of his favorite designs on the back of a T-shirt.  Ihle is a first year business major and Bay Area native from Concord whose idea for a clothing line originated his junior year of ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass draws crowds across generations

October 4, 2015 Life

Diverse crowds, bands and food trucks filled Golden Gate Park with the sounds of good music this weekend for the 15th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. With over 100 artists performing on seven different stages, the festival has grown tremendously since its opening in 2001, when it had only 10 artists performing over the course ...

Blogger sculpts success

September 30, 2015 Life 4 Comments

Equipped with an arsenal of coding skills, a killer wardrobe and delicious fresh-baked goods, Kelsey O’Brien, an SF State apparel design and merchandising graduate, is an unapologetic fashion blogger whose popular website “Blondes and Bagels” wholly personifies her cheekiness and sass. O’Brien describes her blog as a “happy accident,” after she made her boyfriend his own sports ...